Agenda 6th February 2024

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Date:               Tuesday 6th February 2024
Time:               7.30 pm
Venue:            Pickmere Village Hall, Pickmere Lane, WA16 0JP

Members of the Council are summoned to attend for the purpose of considering and resolving upon the business to be transacted at the meeting as set out in the agenda.

Signed: A Riley – Clerk to the Council



  1. To receive apologies for absence


  1. Procedural matters


2.1      To approve and authorise the signing of the minutes of the meeting held on 30th November 2023.

2.2      Matters arising from the minutes of the meeting held on 30th November 2023.

2.3      Update on action list from the Chairman.


  1. Declaration of Interests   


  1. Public forum        
    Members of the public may normally ask a question or make a comment regarding any item that is on the meeting agenda. (A total of 3 minutes is normally allocated for each member of the public wishing to speak, limited to 15 minutes in all.  The decision on the time allocated to each topic rests with the meeting chairperson.  Advice as to other means of raising matters with the Parish Council or commenting can be found on the Council’s website.)


  1. Report from Police


  1. Report from CE Cllr K Parkinson re Cheshire East Council matters


  1. Finance


7.1      To note current financial position (see monthly summary).



7.2      To note, approve or authorise new payments (see schedule)


7.3      To consider opening a deposit account with Unity Bank


  1. To receive reports from committees and working groups

8.1      Neighbourhood Plan Working Group – 17th January 2024
To note the contents of the minutes.

8.2      Village Hall Refurbishment Working Group – 24th January 2024
To note the contents of the minutes and agree the Terms of Reference.

  1. Planning matters


9.1      To note and consider update on planning applications received and other planning matters (please click on application number to access details online)


24/0003M Meadowcroft, Pickmere Lane, WA16 0JH
Lawful Development Certificate – single storey extensions to side


23/4693M 14 Wellfield Close, Pickmere, WA16 0LW
Construction of new rear extension


  1. Reports from Clerk and from Councillors


10.1    To agree and adopt the Diversity Policy – Clerk


10.2    To resolve to continue with British Gas Lite as the supplier of electricity at Turton Pavilion – Clerk


10.3    To discussion the need to replace the roof on the Village Hall – Clerk &
Cllr J Henderson


10.4    To consider the purchase of two dehumidifier units for the Village Hall –
Cllr L Marshall


10.5    To consider a plan of refurbishment at Clover Drive Playground – Clerk


10.6    To discuss the option of holding a fund raising jumble sale – Cllr L Marshall


10.7    To discuss clearing the pathway from Buttercup Way – Clerk & Cllr A Knights

10.8    To receive feedback from the meeting held on 6th December 2023 with the Police & Crime Commissioner. To allow future meetings to be held at the village hall without any charge.


10.9    To discuss charging for parking at the IROS – Cllr C Hart & Clerk


10.10  To receive the minutes from the Social Events in Pickmere meeting – Cllr S Read


10.11  To receive an update on training undertaken in 2023-24 – Cllr L Marshall


10.12  To discuss the date of the next meeting and the date of the Annual Parish Meeting – Clerk


10.13  To agree to close the current Facebook page and to open a new page. To decide on admin and admin roles in populating the pages.


  1. To consider a resolution to exclude the public and press under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 1 (2) by reason of the confidential nature of the items of business to be transacted


  1. To agree a contribution banding policy for pension contributions – Clerk


  1. To discuss the Parish Council’s assets – Clerk