Highways England has advised the Parish Council of a week of road closures on routes over the M6, as part of the Junction 16-19 smart motorway project, whilst bridges are repaired and strengthened. The July meeting of Brereton Parish Council discussed the impact for the lanes in the parish as a result of the closures from 13 – 19 August on Brereton Lane. A number of other issues about highways and access, fly tipping, enforcement and asset disposal, raised by residents and the parish council, were also considered.

From Monday 13th to Sunday 19th August, Brereton Lane will be closed at Court House Farm with traffic diverted via Back Lane, Wards Lane, Walnut Tree Lane, Jones Lane and back to Brereton Lane, where the road closure will be in place for seven days from Oakley Manor.

Representatives of Brereton Parish Council are attending regular update meetings with Bloor Homes, which is about to start phase one; the construction of 76 dwellings and a small scale office development off the A50. Of the seven planning applications discussed, observations to comply with the Brereton Neighbourhood Plan were made on three of these and support was given to Cheshire East regarding an Appeal.

Ward councillor John Wray advised Brereton Heath residents about the most effective way to hand in their petition of over 500 names to Cheshire East regarding extending the 40mph speed limit on the A54.

Cllr Katrina Morphet reported on a Cheshire Archives meeting that she had attended with Cllr Jane Deans earlier in the month. Currently 6000 people physically visit the Archives at the Cheshire Record Office, in Chester each year. For some parish councils, such as Astbury, they hold minutes going back to the beginning of parish councils being set up in 1894. Cheshire Archives updated on a £5million Heritage Lottery bid – from 2024 they plan to have two history centres in Cheshire; one in Chester, near the station and the other in Crewe, in the old library building.

It was reported that Brereton’s Community Interest group were having a litter pick day across the parish, starting at the school at 10am, on Saturday 28th July. All are welcome to help at this and any future events.

The next meeting of Brereton Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 10 September 2018.

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