|Cllr M Moulstone – Chairperson
Cllr J Hassalls
Cllr S James
Cllr J Owen
Cllr S Weaver
Members of the public: 3
Cllr A Faulkner – Work commitments
Cllr E Johnson – Holiday
Cllr P Johnson
|DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
There were no new declarations of interest and no dispensations sought.
ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES.
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the minutes as an accurate record of the meeting held 12th February 2018.
Three members of the public attended and the following issues were raised:
1. A member of the public thanked the council for having the trees cut down on the B5132 and said that visibility had improved significantly.
2. A member of the public asked about the availability of footpath minutes on the Parish Council website.
3. A member of the public said there had still not been any clearance of rubbish and debris on the road leading up to Barrowmore.
A. The Cash Book was accepted to date.
B. £40 received from the sale of footpath booklets.
C. Payments for approval
Footpath Booklet labels £30
British Legion Grant covering the cost of poppy wreath £100
Machine Mart Litter picking equipment £84.71
Clerk Pay Mar £337.26
Barrow Playing Fields £800
Community Website Domain registration £39.99
It was RESOLVED unanimously to accept the accounts for payment.
The Clerk raised the new Barrowmore contract which had been sent to her, Cllr Moulstone will follow this up with Barrowmore for a fuller explanation of who is responsible for the charges and report back to the next meeting.
It was RESOLVED unanimously to appoint Mr C R H Wright as the internal auditor.
The planning register was accepted.
There were no objections from members to planning applications at Dairy Cottage and Stable Cottage.
|REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES AND SUBGROUPS
1. Barrow Parish Playing Field Committee – The trees on Lampits Lane were cut back recently to clear access for the bus route. Low branches on the playing field itself need cutting back, there are also new dog signs to go up and a new dog waste bin.
2. Footpaths – The Chairman reported that work had been done to clear footpath 5 by Mr Johnson at The Hough farm.
3. Police issues – Cllr James reported that she has had her number plates stolen and this has been logged by the police.
4. Barrowmore Liaison – Barrowmore held an open forum at the school recently to display possible development options for the site. Cllr Moulstone encouraged all interested parties to have a look at the plans for background information but all agreed members would not make comments on behalf of the Parish Council until such time as a planning application is submitted.
5. Allotments – Cllr Hassalls asked for two items that have been requested by the allotments group. It was RESOLVED unanimously to approve the costs of a skip for clearance of waste. The second request for a tap will be explored regarding costs and discussed at a future meeting.
6. NDP – There were no new updates at this time.
Concerns were reported about the trees at Stamford Bridge on the boundary of the public-house land being too tall and too spindly. An informal approach will be made to the pub asking if they can be trimmed.
Concerns were also raised about water and sand running off a field and onto the B5132 down the hill from the church. There is a separate access on Ferma Lane and Cllrs discussed whether the gateway access at the bottom of the field onto the B5132 could be closed off and a ditch put in place to catch the runoff. An informal approach will be made by Cllr Moulstone.
PUBLIC PROTECTION ORDERS – CWAC DOG CONSULTATION
This will be discussed at the next meeting.
In the meantime, it will be added to the Parish Council website for any members of the public who may be interested in responding.
BOUNDARY COMMISSION REPORT
The final report has been sent out to councils regarding the Boundary Commission Review for Cheshire West and Chester. Despite representations from Barrow Parish Council it will be grouped with the areas of Elton, Mickle Trafford and Guilden Sutton from May 2019. The proposal to call the new ward Elton and Mickle Trafford had been changed in the final report and it will now be known as Gowy Rural.
There is an opportunity for a community event to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 in November. This will be added to the next agenda for discussion.
Cllr Rackham entered the meeting at 9 pm.
ITEMS FOR INFORMATION OR NEXT AGENDA
The Clerk had received a letter from a member of the public about a possible development at Barrow Nurseries.
Items for the next agenda:
· Dog consultation
· WW1 event
· Entrance to the Oldfield Estate
· Movement of defibrillator
· Allotment tap
The meeting closed at 9.05pm
DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 7.30pm.