PC Minutes December 2022

Minutes Uploaded on April 6, 2023

Culcheth and Glazebury Parish Council

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting Part 1 held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 13th December  2022

 at Glazebury Methodist Church


Chairman N Johnson  Vice Chairman K Bland

Councillors S Bland, B Alldred, P Holmes, V Allen, C Benson, C Smith, J Seddon, S Carr

Note Cllr T Higgins has been invited to the meeting for Agenda items 6.2 and 6.3


PART 1   Welcome & Opened at 7,30pm

  1. To receive member’s apologies for unavoidable absence

Cllr Carr

  1. 2.1 Code of Conduct – Declaration of Interests  

Cllr Holmes declared an interest in 5.2 the planning application 2022/42497 for the nursing home.

  • Localism Act 2011 – Dispensations None


  1. To approve the Minutes of the previous PC meeting held on 8th November 2022

 Resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on 8th November be agreed as a true and accurate record , agreed by majority

 Note Part 2 Minutes for PC Meeting for Finance were agreed on 8 November 2022.


  1. Police Report for November Culcheth, Glazebury & Croft


Glazebury Primary – bonfire/firework input

Halloween/Fireworks advice to businesses/shops

Op Sceptre – Knife Surrender Bin outside Coop, Sainsburys

Op Sceptre – Knife sweeps incl Shaw Street, Common Lane park areas

The below stats outline incidents reported 01/11/2022 – 30/11/2022

Anti-Social Behaviour – 0 reports

Burglary Dwelling – 3 reports

Culcheth:  2 reports: Warrington Road – garage, equipment

Culcheth Hall Drive – suspected rogue trader, not burglary

Croft: 1 report: Main Lane – Business/farm premises – rural crime team aware

Glazebury: 0 report

Burglary Others – 1 Report

Culcheth: No reports

Croft: No reports

Glazebury: Warrington Road – business

Vehicle Crime/ Offences – 3 Report

Culcheth: 2x Theft from vehicle (1x contents business; 1x attempt)

Croft: Nothing reported

Glazebury: 1x Theft from vehicle (parts)

Criminal Damage – 5 Report

Culcheth:  1x Business premises

Glazebury: Nothing to report

Croft: 4x (2x Lady Lane – windows; 2x Smithy Lane – post, handle)

Report compiled by PCSO 20367 Roberts (13/12/22)

Issues raised included the number of bikes being ridden without lights.

PCS’s currently go into schools to draw attention to the importance of lighting etc.


  1. 5.1 Planning Committee update

No meeting was held last month due to First Aid training. Cllr K Bland drew attention to a query about the library application. There is an error in the documents. The porch does belong to WBC.

This will be rectified.

Cllr K Bland is stepping down as Chairman of Planning but will remain on the committee.

 5.2  Review applications

Councillors discussed the list of current applications.

Clerk to submit agreed comments

  1. 6.1 Land & Environment Committee update

Cllr S Bland is stepping down as Chairman of Land & Environment but will remain on the committee.  At the next meeting there will be a debrief about the Christmas Market.

6.2 Culcheth Green

Cllr Higgins was invited to attend.  No reply has been received.

Cllr Higgins did not attend which is disappointing.

Discussion is needed in order to make progress.

Defer to Part 2.

6.3 Play Area on Culcheth Green

As 6.2 above.

6.4 Fly problem

The Chairman invited the public present to share their concerns.

7.45-7.55 Public Participation

The two residents reported on the ongoing fly problems this year with examples. A Public Action Group is now in place. A survey carried out resulted in over 700 responses. Communications have been with Councillors, WBC, Environment Agency etc. Differing views were discussed as to the cause. Breaches have occurred. They want to avoid continuing problems. The source needs to be identified.

A meeting is arranged with WBC for the 10th January 2023.

Cllr Benson and Cllr Allen are available to attend the meeting if that can be arranged

6.5 Events

a Clarification needed re Culcheth Green.

Deferred by Cllr S Bland to Land & Environment Meeting on 31st January 2023.

b Event Manager

Deferred by Cllr S Bland to Land & Environment Meeting on 31st January 2023.

  1. Finance

7.1 Report on Meeting held this evening at 7pm

Unity bank has made progress with the account opened and some having access. This will be reviewed.

Scribe entries are being done with the addition of uploading associated documents.

Budget discussion has begun. Councillors will consider the viability of projects for the next financial year.

A further meeting is arranged for 6pm on Thursday 5th January 2023 at Culcheth Library.

Cllr Allen will meet with the Clerk in January to assist in progress.

7.2 To approve payments

A list of payments has been issued to Councillors.

Resolved that the payments are approved, agreed by all

  1. Policies & documents to review & adopt

Complaints Policy issued.

Resolved to adopt the Complaints Policy, agreed by the majority with two abstentions

  1. Clerks Report

Items are included above or deferred to the next meeting.

  1. Borough Councillor Report – Cllr Allen or Cllr Benson

To be added

  1. Chairman’s Communications

 The Chairman, and Councillors, reported on the recent First Aid Training.  The facilitator was excellent and made it enjoyable and informative. It would be good to provide further training.

The Clerk has provisionally booked two places on the Marshall Training being arranged for early 2023. The Chairman would like to attend.


  1. To confirm Date & Venue of next meeting

 PC Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 10th January

This meeting will be closed and opened to the public.

Meeting opens to the Public

            The public in attendance were invited to speak at 6.4 and were able to leave.