Chelford PC Village Meeting
The Village Meeting held last night was a lively affair even though the turn out on a damp evening was low. The PC Chairman's annual report can be downloaded from this page.
The Parish Councillors reported on the following:-
- Stobart's current planning application is reduced to 100 houses including 25 affordable homes on a smaller plot. This means that the 106 agreement monies are reduced. As a result, the PC has prioritised the pedestrian crossing, additional room at the school and road alterations around the access to the site for any 106 agreement spending. Because of delays in commissioning the new Marshall's site, building on Chelford Market may start later and the site may even remain empty for a period of time. Bus stop daffs
- There is potential to bring back the station building into use as a community Cafe / Arts / Music venue. Discussions with Northern Rail are proceeding with a view to drafting a business plan.
- Mere Farm Quarry: The issue with the proposed new public access was described
- WW1 Commemoration poppy displays were described and the potential for an artwork at the Station, provided with external funding, was discussed.
- Chelford has had a first inspection for the Best Kept Village Competition. This is part of making Chelford look attractive to residents and outside eyes alike.
- Parish Plan renewal will be considered and residents surveyed
- Chelford Activity Park progress:- coaching, coming events including Chelford Commonwealth Games and checking new developments with residentsMUGA 13
- The new website was reviewed and a request was made for Residents' ideas for content
Discussion with residents
David Kent informed the meeting that Bollington is going through the same issue with closure of their bank. David has contacted the Credit Union Bank as a possible solution for Chelford.
Justin Bones asked about the poor state of Mere Court play area and pond. He also said how important the path to the CAP was to his family as he would not walk with his children down the busy road. This was heartening to hear and has given the PC new impetus to try again. The discussion set off ideas about how to break the deadlock with the path and to implement it as soon as possible and potential ideas for the renovation of Mere Court.
Victoria Rukazenkova thanked the PC for all their achievements with the Parish Plan and said she would like some of the 106 money to pay for the rebuilding the Village Hall.