At the September meeting, it was confirmed that the Parish Council had invested in a speed indicator gun as well as high visibility jackets and that the speed monitoring training by the Police Community Support Officers was being arranged for local volunteers. Initially Brereton Green would be targeted, where vehicles have regularly been observed speeding along School Lane.
Of the two planning applications considered at the meeting, Brereton Parish Council felt that general observations should be made on one and support given with conditions on another. It was noted that the application to Cheshire East Strategic Planning meeting for additional housing at the Bluebell Green development has been withdrawn and approval for a revised application within the original quantity of 190 houses was being sought.
Highways safety issues included the possibility of re-siting a speed indicator from the A5022 to the A50. The increasing volume of traffic and speeding on the A50 from the Arclid traffic lights to Holmes Chapel was a source of concern. As a number of road signs have suffered damage in the wind, the parish clerk offered to walk the parish with the Cheshire East officer who is responsible for maintaining signage.
The Parish Council is purchasing new litter bins with self closing lids, as there is concern over what the current ones are as there is concern that the current ones are being used for the disposal of animal waste not suitable for a children's play area. The current open top bin design means that the birds can destroy the good waste disposal intentions of some of the local community. With a new team in post at Cheshire East, the parish council is putting in a request for the re-opening of the Arclid Recycling Centre.
Cllr Wray explained that there is a new centralised member enquiry service being rolled out at Cheshire East. Attention was given to the Strategic Planning Update and councillors were asked to give feedback.
The next meeting of Brereton Parish Council will be held at 7.30pm, on Monday 14 October 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 www.breretonparishcouncil.org.uk