REPORT TO PICKMERE PARISH COUNCIL
20th July 2021
AGENDA ITEM 9.1 ESTABLISHMENT OF PARISH COUNCIL AIMS
1.1 Your Chair has proposed that the Council adopt a set of Parish Council Aims for the ensuing year. These are
2.1 That members consider the adoption of the appended Draft Council Aims.
PARISH COUNCIL AIMS 2021 – 2022
These aims are in no particular order of priority and cover many of the areas we, as a Parish council, deal with on
a regular basis.
The aims also include items that are specific to the Council itself .
This is very much a summary and an overview of the areas we as a council aim to maintain and pursue over the
year (in addition to our standard duties).
1. PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
To continue to hold meetings as per the published agreed annual schedule, to encourage resident attendance either
in person or online (depending on National Guidance) and to continue to publish Parish council meeting minutes as
2. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
To facilitate and support the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group in developing the Neighbourhood Plan over the
next year. To work towards a Neighbourhood Plan that is acceptable to the Parish and that will help protect
Pickmere village and form a clear vision for its future, where planning issues are to be considered in line with UK and
Cheshire East policies.
3. PLAY AREA DEVELOPMENT
The Council working group will continue working on a plan to refurbish/redevelop the play area on Clover Drive. The
group will look to engage the local community in this task and will explore ways of funding any proposed
4. ROAD REPAIRS/MAINTENANCE
To continue monitoring, reporting and working with our Ward Councillor Kate Parkinson to address the worsening
state of the roads in and around Pickmere. To challenge CE to improve the roads in a sustainable way so that the
area is safe for all road users around Pickmere. This includes monitoring use of the roads by unsuitable vehicles.
To maintain our stance of objecting to the development of HS2 and the impact it will have on Pickmere and the
wider community. To continue to monitor developments and attend the relevant meetings and challenge the
development of HS2. To work with other councils on this process where possible.
6. SPINKS LANE
To continue to challenge the unlawful development in the Green Belt surrounding Pickmere through a variety of
7. ASSET MAINTENANCE
To continue monitoring the various Council property assets around Pickmere, to continue with maintenance
schedules already in place and develop new schedules as required. To resolve urgent asset repairs as required.
8. BUILDING MAINTENANCE
To monitor the buildings (Village Hall and IROS pavilion) within the control of the Parish Council and maintain these
buildings (inside and out) through cleaning and via repairs if required and renovation where desirable.
9. NEW VILLAGE SIGNAGE
To look at new signage for the village, bringing a sense of pride to the village and potentially to use the signage as a
form of traffic calming.
10. COMMUNITY SPEEDWATCH
To develop and train a Community Speedwatch team that will regularly monitor traffic flow through village speeding
hotspots and to liaise with the Cheshire Police and our PCSO to facilitate this training.
11. CAR PARKING AND ROAD MARKING
To continue to liaise with Cheshire Police, our PCSO, our Ward Councillor Kate Parkinson, Cheshire East and West,
Wincham PC and local landowners over the issues related to parking and congestion at the IROS field and in and
around the village during peak times. To look for solutions to these issues and to continue to liaise with residents
about the development of such solutions.
To review planning applications and comment to Cheshire East where necessary.
13. LIAISING WITH LOCAL BUSINESS.
To develop a dialogue with local businesses to see how best the Parish Council can support them and how they, in
turn, can support the local rural economy and other village developments (such as the emerging Neighbourhood
14. LIAISING WITH RESIDENTS VILLAGE GROUPS
To maintain an open and constructive dialogue with residents and village groups, through a variety of methods (for
example, through face-to-face engagement, emails, tabled Parish Council meeting questions etc) and encourage
positive and mutually beneficial joint working on village projects such as asset maintenance and the emerging
Chair, Pickmere Parish Council
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