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.

C23/042 PRESENT

Councillors Banks, Coan, Dalzell, Gardiner, Hartley, McCulloch and Russell

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

C23/043 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllr Forrest (personal business)

 

C23/044 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

No member declared an interest in any item under discussion.

 

C23/045 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No members of the public were present.

 

C23/046 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held 30th October.

 

C23/047 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The income and expenditure year to date was noted.

 

C23/048 CONSULTATION AND ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The committee discussed opportunities for improving the effectiveness of consultation and engagement. Ideas included: engagement with the large employers, a welcome leaflet to new residents, a printed newsletter in key locations, exploring how to reach younger people (16-55), publicising items due for discussion at council via social media/Knutsford Guardian and tapping into existing residential WhatsApp groups.

 

C23/049 STRATEGIC PLAN

The committee noted progress on the strategic plan actions 2023/24 and RESOLVED to approve an action plan for the 2024/25 year.

 

C23/050 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG

The log was noted and it was noted that when the Longridge renaming consultation takes place all residents on the estate would be consulted.

 

C23/051 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk responded to questions advising that members can submit ideas for the 50 Things to Do campaign to him, that the transfer of land at St Helena’s would be explored by the Assets and Operations Committee, that any issues of rough sleeping should be reported to Cheshire East Council, that the issue of the gates installed on the ginnel by Church Hill would be discussed by the Environment and Transport Committee which will consider a DMMO application, that a query would be raised with Cheshire East Council concerning the retail sale of items at a public house and that he would shortly be responding to the letter from the solicitors acting for Windmill Wood Ltd.

 

C23/052  DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on 29th April at 7:30pm.