At the meeting, councillors heard that a proposal prepared by Chair Cllr Andy Lindsay has been successful and a share of the Ward Councillor’s budget has been allocated to Brereton Parish for an initial village gateway on School Lane, Brereton Green. This is to remind road users that they are entering a residential area and should approach with appropriate speed and caution, especially with the primary school nearby. The parish council aims to install further gateways around the parish to improve road safety.
On Monday 6th September, Brereton Parish Council discussed various initiatives to improve road safety and encourage active travel, including a successful bid for funding to install a village gateway. A 12 week Cheshire East consultation on possible parish boundary changes has been launched, on which local people are encouraged to comment.
As a result of the 2020 Connecting Brereton parish council infrastructure survey, to which over 42% of residents replied, a number of other initiatives are currently underway. Cllr John Charlesworth, newly co-opted onto the parish council, updated on progress being made on the numerous projects of the Road Safety Working Group. These are being prioritised according to budget and feasibility. One resident attended the meeting to report various hazards which have arisen at Back Lane and the A50.
Parish councillors will be encouraging residents to join the consultation over the ten-year Community Governance Review which considers possible boundary changes. The Parish Council believes that the current three settlements of Bluebell Green, Brereton Heath and Brereton Green should remain within the rural parish of Brereton. To comment by the deadline of 28 November, please go to: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/CGReview2/
The meeting heard that the two planters and bulbs to be installed adjacent to the commemorative bench at Brereton Green are being ordered. Former councillor Mark Elves and his wife Sue have kindly agreed to maintain these planters for the benefit of residents and visitors. The meeting also agreed to purchase 30 signs from the National Farmers Union to encourage people to observe the country code when using the many footpaths in the parish. Parking and safety concerns at The Little Cow Shed milk vending facility were discussed. It was noted that additional sheds and extra parking have now been added.
Brereton Parish Council meetings are normally held monthly at Brereton Primary School. The next meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 11 October. All residents of the parish are welcome to attend all or just the first part of the meeting and input on issues of local interest in the public forum session. For meeting dates, see the parish notice boards or www.breretonparishcouncil.org.uk
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