Brereton Parish Council received a letter of thanks from the pupils at Brereton Primary School for their charitable donation of books to the value of £1000. The upcoming school nativity play has also been sponsored by the Parish Council for families to enjoy. Three replacement waste bins have been funded and installed in Brereton Green by the parish council with a new one on the church car park funded by Cheshire East. It is hoped that the improved design will discourage birds and animals from removing litter from the bins.

Highways safety issues near the school were raised where some parents do not park responsibly in areas without yellow lines. It was suggested that the school could mention this in their newsletter and notice boards and encourage parents at school times to use the car park at the Bears Head. There were no planning applications considered at the November meeting.

A resident mentioned that the bus shelter requires maintenance and a light during the early morning period. This individual also made Councillors aware of the deteriorating mobile phone reception in and around the school. These matters will be brought to the attention of Cheshire East and Ofcom by the parish clerk.

The Connecting Brereton survey, prepared by Shirley Strang as a member of Brereton Parish Community Interest Group, was finalised by Brereton Parish Councillors and approved for distribution and analysis by Cheshire East in 2020. This will go out in a clearly marked envelope with an information leaflet, prepared and designed by Councillors Christina Slater and Katrina Morphet, to all 625 households in the expanding parish. The survey asks residents for their input into future initiatives by the parish council as part of an Infrastructure Delivery Plan. An open morning will also be held in the primary school in Spring for residents to discuss infrastructure in the parish.

Ward Cllr John Wray highlighted that the second round of the New Homes Bonus is being deferred for a year and he had circulated this information to Councillors. He also reported that the Chief Executive substantive post at Cheshire East has now been confirmed for Kath O’Dwyer.

Cllr Mark Elves will attend an upcoming meeting for Town and Parish Councils in Cheshire East. He and Chair Jane Deans are to meet with the police to discuss possible contribution to a car for the PCSO for the parish.

The next meeting of Brereton Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm, on Monday 16 December at Brereton Primary School. All are welcome to attend. The agenda, which includes a 15 minute Public Forum, will be displayed on the notice boards and the website at

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