On Monday 11th October, Brereton Parish Council discussed the 12 week Cheshire East consultation on possible parish boundary changes, which could affect Bluebell Green, on which local people are encouraged to comment. The meeting was disappointed by the response from Cheshire East Council on its observation that Brereton Parish should not be described in a category called ‘Holmes Chapel and Brereton’ in the online Governance Review survey.
Brereton Parish councillors and volunteers are delivering flyers to encourage residents to join the online consultation over the Community Governance Review regarding possible boundary changes. Ward Councillor John Wray praised this initiative. The Parish Council is of the firm view 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: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/CGReview2/
Four planning applications were discussed. One was to be an objection, one was no comment and a further two had observations. A number of residents were very concerned about road safety problems for vehicles and pedestrians from extra traffic from a possible additional dwelling. Councillors heard from residents on School Lane about the increasing danger of the bend there, with more cars delivering pupils and parking on pavements, especially near the dangerous bend, restricting visibility. A Village Gateway is to be installed there to remind road users that they are entering a residential area and should approach with appropriate speed and caution. Another resident reported various hazards which have arisen on the railway bridge on Back Lane.
Congleton Town Councillor Robert Douglas gave an update on potential car parking charges and the ongoing campaign for a replacement Congleton Recycling facility.
The meeting heard that the two planters from the Royal British Legion have been delivered which will be installed next to the commemorative bench at Brereton Green in time for Remembrance Day. Signs from the National Farmers Union were reviewed to encourage people to observe the country code when using the many footpaths in the parish Brereton Parish Council meetings are held monthly at Brereton Primary School.
The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday 15 November. All are welcome to attend all or just the first part of the meeting and input in the public forum session. For meeting dates, see the parish notice boards or www.breretonparishcouncil.org.uk