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Agenda of Nantwich Town Council Meeting

Thursday 18th November 2021, 6.30pm, Peggy Killick Suite, Nantwich Civic Hall

1. PUBLIC FORUM

1.1. To receive a report from Police representatives and discuss policing issues in   the town.

1.2. To receive representations from members of the public.

1.3. To receive any representations from the public on planning applications.

1.4. To receive any questions submitted in advance in writing.

2. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

3. DECLARATION OF DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda in accordance with the Council’s adopted Code of Conduct.

4. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

4.1. To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 7th October 2021. (attached)

4.2. To receive and note the minutes of the meeting of the Finance Committee held on 11th October 2021 and 28th October 2021 and to accept and approve the recommendations contained within the minutes.

4.3. To receive and note the minutes of the meeting of the Policy Committee held on 21st October 2021, and to accept and approve the recommendations contained within the minutes.

5. NORTHWEST IN BLOOM

To welcome Mel Kirby form Northwest in Bloom who will make a presentation to the  Nantwich in Bloom volunteers for 2021.

6. MAYOR’S REPORT

To receive a list of the Mayor’s engagements and to receive any announcements by the Mayor.

7. PLANNING CONTROL

Applications for Planning Permission – notification of planning applications by Cheshire East Council upon which comments are to be made (see list attached).  The applications will be displayed at the meeting for inspection.

8. CCTV QUARTER 2 REPORT

To receive and note the Quarter 2 Report from Cheshire East Council on the provision of CCTV around the town.

9. CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL CONSULTATION – NEW CODE OF CONDUCT

To consider a response on the consultation of the new Code of Conduct for members.  Officers from CHALC are collating responses on behalf of Cheshire East Council and responses must be received by Friday 19th November.

10. CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL CONSULTATION – PARKS STRATEGY REVIEW

Cheshire East Council is seeking the views of residents in the borough as it looks to update its municipal parks strategy.  The results of the survey will help to inform the review and will feed into how the council manages its parks and green spaces in the future.  Further details of the survey

All feedback needs to be provided by Sunday 28 November.

11. CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL CONSULTATION – PROPOSED CONVERSION OF PELICAN CROSSING TO ZEBRA CROSSING – WATERLODE

A feasibility study was conducted from Cheshire East Highways for consideration of replacing the existing Pelican crossing to a Zebra crossing.

The existing crossing is one of the few remaining Pelican controlled crossings within Cheshire East. In line with best practice and DfT guidance Cheshire East Highways (CEH) are currently in the process of upgrading these crossings to Puffin crossings.

The majority of controlled crossings in the surrounding area are Zebra crossing type and so consideration are being given to changing the existing Pelican crossing to a Zebra crossing.

A study has considered data, vehicles speed and flow and last 5 years collision data, the report has concluded that the crossing analysis indicates that a controlled crossing of any type is not required at this location.

However, removing the crossing completely is considered to be a disproportionate reduction in crossing facility provision and would very likely lead to a large number of concerns being raised by the current users. The next step down from the provision of signal-controlled crossings would be their replacement with Zebra crossings.

Cheshire East Highways Road Safety team and Cheshire East Police have no objection to the removal of the crossing. Both have commented that the replacement of the existing crossing facilities with staggered Zebra crossings would be preferred.

Cheshire East Highways team are seeking feedback from the Town Council on the proposal.

12. CHESHIRE EAST COUNCIL – PROVISION OF FOUR FREE DAYS OF PARKING FROM NOVEMBER 2021 TO OCTOBER 2022

Cheshire East Council is to offer 4 free parking days to help boost the key towns and businesses.  The car parks authorised for this incentive are: Snowhill, Civic Hall   and Bowling Green.  The free parking will start after 10am and the Town Council is asked to advertise and promote the free days on the designated sites on the days in question.

Cheshire East are seeking confirmation of the agreed free parking dates.

13. POLICY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

To consider the recommendations of the Policy Committee relating to Climate Change and the development of a Tourism Strategy (report attached)

14. BOROUGH COUNCILLORS REPORTS

To receive reports from Cheshire East Borough Councillors.

15. REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES

Members representing the Council on outside bodies or organisations are asked to report on matters of interest.

16. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

Council is asked to RESOLVE to exclude Press and public pursuant to the Public Bodies Admission to meetings Act 1960 as personal and financial details of           individuals are likely to be discussed.

17. CIVIC HALL FLAT ROOF TENDER

To consider recommendations of the Tender Committee for the awarding of the contract to repair the flat roof at the Civic Hall.

Minutes

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