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.

C24/001 PRESENT

Councillors Forrest, Gardiner, Hartley, McCulloch and Russell

A Keppel-Green (Town Clerk)

 

C24/002 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies were received from Cllrs Banks (civic business), Dalzell and Watson (health).

 

C24/003 DECLARATIONS OF MEMBERS’ INTERESTS

Cllr Gardiner declared a personal interest in C24/009 as a member of the Cheshire East Council Environment and Communities Committee.

 

C24/004 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No members of the public were present.

 

C24/005 CONFIRMATION OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

It was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held 29th April.

 

C24/006 REVIEW OF YEAR TO DATE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE

The income and expenditure year to date was noted.

 

C24/007 COMMITTEE WORKING GROUPS

It was RESOLVED to appoint Cllrs Dazell, Forrest and Gardiner to the small grants working group.

 

C24/008 YOUNG PEOPLE’S SURVEY

The report detailing an overview of the responses to the young people’s survey was noted. It was noted that further analysis was to be undertaken to the free text questions and that the Town Clerk and Great Places Neighbourhood Officer were investigating how other areas deliver youth services/activity.

 

C24/009 KNUTSFORD LEISURE CENTRE

Cllr Gardiner left the meeting.

A report summarising a meeting held with Cheshire East Council and Everybody Health and Leisure was noted. It was noted that the request for top-up funding of £20,000 pa did not provide a demonstrable benefit to the town and accordingly it was RESOLVED the council should not look to provide funding in response to this request.

It was RESOLVED to recommend that Everybody Health and Leisure undertakes informal consultation with user groups to inform priorities for an investment plan and that the overview of investment needs detailed in the report be submitted to inform discussions.

Cllr Gardiner rejoined the meeting.

 

C24/010 CCTV COVERAGE

It was RESOLVED to progress investigations into provision of portable CCTV cameras to be stationed at the Moor and Longridge, with the Moor being the priority; that the report to Full Council provide detailed information on location and funding and that Great Places be asked to contribute to / fund the provision of the Longridge camera

 

C24/011 STRATEGIC PLAN

It was noted that outstanding actions from the 2023/24 action plan had been incorporated into the 2024/25 action plan. The action plan was noted.

 

C24/012 OUTSTANDING MATTERS LOG

The log was noted.

 

C24/013 QUESTIONS TO THE TOWN CLERK

The Town Clerk responded to questions advising that the SID devices were currently in the Council Offices for data to be downloaded and would be redeployed this week, that data from the same is shared with Cheshire East Council and the Police and that the council’s response to the consultation on proposals for open space at Longridge had stated the council’s support for further consultation with residents to inform the detailed design.

 

C24/014  DATE OF THE NEXT MEETING

It was noted that the next scheduled meeting would be held on 15th July at 7pm.