These are draft minutes that have not yet been approved by the council. The minutes are subject to change and will be confirmed at the next meeting.

A22/001 PRESENT

Cllrs Coan, Beswick, Forbes, Gray, Malloy, McCulloch, Nicholson and Robertson.

In attendance: A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk).

 

A22/002  APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllr Houghton (civic business) and Power (personal business).

 

A22/003  DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Cllr Malloy declared a personal interest in A22/055 on the grounds of the event incorporating a beer festival and him being chairman of the Knutsford Beer Festival

 

A22/004  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A resident highlighted a lack of clarity within the committee terms of reference and suggested the insertion of brackets to resolve this. The resident further spoke in relation to the Cheshire Fest market licence, outlining that community engagement with the organisers to resolve concerns of residents had collapsed and outlining queries in relation to the site layout.

 

A22/005  COMMITTEE TERMS OF REFERENCE

The committee noted the terms of reference and it was agreed that the insertion of brackets to aid clarity should be recommended to Full Council.

 

A22/006  CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to confirm the minutes of the meeting held 13th March.

 

A22/007 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The year to date income and expenditure was noted and the Town Clerk responded to questions from members in relation to various items.

 

A22/008 COUNCIL OFFICES SUB-COMMITTEE MINUTES

The minutes of the sub-committee meeting held 25th April were noted.

 

A22/009 COMMITTEE WORKING GROUPS

It was RESOLVED to appoint Cllrs Lowe, McCulloch, Malloy and Robertson to the IT working group; Cllrs Beswick, Coan and Nicholson to the cemetery working group and Cllrs Beswick, McCulloch, Nicholson and Robertson to the 60 King Street project working group.

 

A22/010 MARKET LICENSING APPLICATION FOR CHESHIRE FEST

The meeting was adjourned for a brief recess to enable members to review the site layout. The meeting was reconvened and it was RESOLVED to grant a licence for the holding of a market as part of Cheshire Fest.

A22/011 COUNCIL OFFICES

It was noted that the Council Offices transferred to the council in April and the committee noted a report which provided an overview of the operational matters associated with the operation of the building and grounds.

 

A22/012 60 KING STREET REGENERATION PROJECT

Cllr Robertson reported that the public surveys had now closed with 261 responses to the main survey and 66 to the student survey; the responses were being analysed by the council’s consultants. Cllr Robertson further reported that the open day saw almost 80 visitors and that the Town Clerk would be preparing a report for the July meeting on temporary usage within the building whilst the HLF funding bids are progressed.

 

A22/013 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk responded to questions outlining the fire safety and security of 60 King Street and explaining the delays to the lighting of the centennial war memorial. The committee expressed a desire for temporary lighting of the memorial for the jubilee weekend and suggested alternative mechanisms to facilitate the installation of the lighting.

 

A22/014 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG

The log was noted.

 

A22/015 DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on 18th July 2022 at 7:30pm.