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Parish Council Update

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Chelford Parish Council has held it second virtual meeting this week. Here is a brief summary of the main discussions:

The Council is very much aware of the issues of speeding through the Village, which have become more pronounced during lockdown. The Council Clerk is in regular contact with the police and she has asked for more regular monitoring, particularly in the mornings. Speed cameras have been employed recently at specific locations along the main road. The Parish Speedwatch is still unable to resume operations due to restrictions imposed by the lockdown. The Parish Council has no powers to introduce any measures like speed limits and speed bumps, to reduce speeding, other than to employ speed indicators. Measures to tackle the problem of speeding lie with Cheshire East and the Police, not with the Parish Council as some people believe.

A number of residents continue to raise concerns about dog fouling along public rights of way and other footpaths. We have raised the issue on this website on a number of occasions but problems persist. Please clear up your dog's mess and do not leave bags hanging from bushes etc. You can be fined up to £1000 for allowing your dog to foul footpaths, etc. If you wish to report persistent offenders please contact Cheshire East. The Parish Council has requested more dog bins on a number of occasions, but Cheshire East will only supply them if we can provide strong evidence of excessive dog fouling. If you can provide photographic evidence of specific areas where the problem is particularly bad, please send them to the Parish Council Clerk.

The clerk is to contact United Utilities to confirm the reason for the recent loss of water pressure in the Parish. She will also be contacting Peaks and Plains to ask that grassed areas around their properties are cut regularly, particularly if lockdown restrictions are tightened again.

Cheshire East has confirmed that open and recreational spaces in the Parish, can be used by any member of the public. It is not possible to restrict their use to Parish residents. However we expect all users of the facilities to respect them, not to leave litter and not to damage equipment.

Please refer to the Parish Council website for detailed information: www.chelfordparishcouncil.org.uk

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