Agenda and minutes

Cheadle Area Committee
Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 6.00 pm

Venue: Trinity Church - Trinty Church, Massie Street, Cheadle. View directions

Contact: David Clee  (0161 474 3137)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 August  2018

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 7 August 2018 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

 

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Committee.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

 

4.

Progress on Area Committee Decisions pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager.

 

The report provides an update on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and details the current position on ward flexibility funding. The report also includes the current position on the ward delegated budgets.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) updating the Area Committee on progress since the last meeting on decisions taken by the Area Committee and the current position on Ward Flexibility Funding.

 

The Chair advised that parking problems on Vaudrey Drive and Madison Avenue, Cheadle Hulme were being examined as a matter of urgency by Traffic Officers.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

5.

Community Engagement

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5.(i)

Chair's Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chair about local community events or issues.

 

Please note that a Commemorative Service for the award of the Victoria Cross to James Kirk will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 4 November 2018 at Cheadle Hulme War Memorial. All are welcome to attend.

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Minutes:

The Area Committee was advised that a coffee morning in support of Macmillan Cancer Support was being held at Abney Court, Cheadle on 29 September 2018 and a community litter pick was being held in Heald Green on 6 October 2018, commencing at 10.00am at Café Unity on Finney Lane.

 

5.(ii)

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair of the Area Committee on any matters within the powers and duties of the Area Committee, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice (Questions must be submitted prior to the commencement of the meeting on the cards provided. These are available the meeting.  You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions.

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Minutes:

No public questions were submitted.

 

5.(iii)

Public Realm

The local Public Realm Inspector will attend the meeting to provide an update on matters raised at the last committee meetings. Councillors and Members of the public are invited to raise issues affecting local environmental quality.

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Minutes:

Paul Clarke (Public Realm Inspector) attended the meeting to report on current issues and to answer questions from Councillors and members of the public in relation to public realm issues within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • The need to keep a check on litter in the vicinity of Cheadle College following the commencement of the new college term was highlighted.
  • Incidents of fly tipping in the Cheadle and Gatley Ward were reported.
  • A faulty street light on Wilmslow Road, Cheadle needed reporting.

 

RESOLVED – That Paul Clarke be thanked for his attendance.

5.(iv)

Petitions

To receive petitions from members of the public and community groups.

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Minutes:

No petions were submitted.

 

5.(v)

Consultation on The Garden Village at Handforth draft Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 4 MB

A representative of Cheshire East Council will attend the meeting for this item.

 

The following is a link to the consultation documents for The Garden Village at Handforth draft Supplementary Planning Document:-

 

http://cheshireeast-consult.limehouse.co.uk/portal/planning/spd/handforth

 

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Minutes:

Adrian Fisher (Head of Planning Strategy, Cheshire East Council) attended the meeting and made a presentation providing an overview of the consultation process on the proposed Handforth Garden Village Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) including the site allocation, the proposed form of the SPD along with an overview of the master plan concept for the site.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • How much emphasis Cheshire East Council was putting on the provision of public transport in the area was raised. The provision of public transport had to been seen in the context of the current congestion of traffic on the A34, and in particular at the junction of the A34/Gatley Road/Wilmslow Road. The impact of traffic flows resulting from a development of this size on the A34 would be significant.
  • The scale of the development was at the margin of what was required to constitute a garden village and concern was expressed that it would fail to generate the level of usage of public transport required to facilitate the provision of, for example, new bus services.
  • Discussions were ongoing with Officers about appropriate transportation mitigation measures for the A34, prior to the submission of the planning application. Members requested clarity on the highways mitigation measures that would be introduced on A34 as a result of this development in the light of the fact that the majority of the traffic from the site would travel into and through the Stockport area.
  • The increased transport would exacerbate the air quality problems along the A34 corridor.
  • It was stated that Cheshire East Council was seeking to apply a policy that 30% of the units on the site would be affordable.

 

RESOLVED – That Adrian Fisher be thanked for his attendance and presentation.

 

5.(vi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Festival Committee pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Festival Committee to part fund the purchase of an automatic external defibrillator to be externally fixed to the wall of a building within Gatley Village Centre.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Gatley Festival Committee attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Festival Committee to part fund the purchase of an automatic external defibrillator to be externally fixed to the wall of a building within Gatley Village Centre.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Gatley Festival Committee for £1,000 to part fund the purchase of an automatic defibrillator to be externally fixed to the wall of a building within Gatley Village Centre, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

 

5.(vii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Green Resident Group pdf icon PDF 265 KB

To consider an application for an automatic external defibrillator and space blankets from Gatley Green Resident Group for use in Gatley village.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that the application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Green Resident Group  for an automatic external defibrillator for use in Gatley village had been withdrawn.

5.(viii)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Cheadle Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider an application from Cheadle Village Partnership towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Cheadle Village Partnership attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market on 1 December 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Cheadle Village Partnership for £1,000 towards the provision and promotion of events on the day of the Cheadle Victorian Christmas Market on 1 December 2018, to be funded as follows:-

 

£200 – Cheadle and Gatley (Delegated Budget)

£500 – Cheadle Hulme North Ward

£300 – Heald Green Ward

5.(ix)

Ward Flexibility Funding - East Cheshire's Musical Theatre Company pdf icon PDF 238 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from East Cheshire Musical Theatre Company towards the cost of staging a theatre production.

 

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Minutes:

As the applicant was not present at the meeting, this application was deferred.

5.(x)

Ward Flexibility Funding - Gatley Village Partnership pdf icon PDF 276 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from Gatley Village Partnership towards the insurance and to help fund the publicity of the annual Christmas market and lights switch on held on Gatley Green.

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A representative of Gatley Village Partnership attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding  towards the insurance and publicity for the annual Christmas market and lights ‘switch on’ at Gatley Green on 2 December 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application from Gatley Village Partnership for £400 towards the insurance and publicity for the annual Christmas market and lights ‘switch on’ at Gatley Green on 2 December 2018, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation).

5.(xi)

Ward Flexibility Funding - 3rd Heald Green (St. Catherine's) Scout Group pdf icon PDF 1011 KB

To consider an application for Ward Flexibility Funding from 3rd Heald Green (St. Catherine’s Scout Group) for the purchase of pioneering poles and computer equipment.

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Minutes:

A representative of 3rd Heald Green (St. Catherine’s) Scout Group attended the meeting to present an application for Ward Flexibility Funding for the purchase of pioneering poles and computer equipment.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the Ward Flexibility Funding application  from 3rd Heald Green (St. Catherine’s) Scout Group for £1,327.80 for the purchase of pioneering poles and computer equipment, to be funded from the Ward Flexibility Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

 

6.

Development Applications pdf icon PDF 48 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

(a)  To consider the development applications where members of the public have attended the meeting in order to speak or hear the Area Committee’s deliberations.

 

(b)  To consider the remaining development applications.

 

(c)   To consider consultations (if any) received by the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration on any planning applications relevant to the Cheadle area.

 

The following development applications will be considered by the Area Committee:-

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Minutes:

Development applications were submitted.

 

(NOTE: Full details of the decisions including conditions and reasons for granting or refusing planning permission and imposing conditions are given in the schedule of plans. The Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration is authorised to determine conditions and reasons and they are not therefore referred to in committee minutes unless the committee makes a specific decision on a condition or reason. In order to reduce printing costs and preserve natural resources, the schedule of plans is not reproduced within these minutes. A copy of the schedule of plans is available on the council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/planning. Copies of the schedule of plans, or any part thereof, may be obtained from the Services to Place Directorate upon payment of the Council’s reasonable charges).

 

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager outlined the procedure approved by the Council for public speaking on planning applications.

6.(i)

DC/070133 - The Ladybridge Sports and Social Club, Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Full planning application for the demolition of changing rooms, pavilion and storage buildings; erection of new sports pavilion and community use building and new equipment store; together with change of use of existing facilities from D2 sports and social club with ancillary A4 use to D2 sports and social club with ancillary A4 use and Class D1 worship use.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 70133 for a full planning application for the demolition of changing rooms, pavilion and storage buildings; erection of new sports pavilion and community use building and new equipment store; together with change of use of existing facilities from D2 sports and social club with ancillary A4 use to D2 sports and social club with ancillary A4 use and Class D1 worship use at The Ladybridge Sports and Social Club, Ladybridge Road, Cheadle Hulme

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(ii)

DC/069917 - 1 The Oval, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Resubmission of application DC/068682 – proposed demolition of existing detached residential property and construction of 2 no. detached residential properties, with associated landscaping, car parking and boundary treatments.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

 

 

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 68682 for the proposed demolition of existing detached residential property and construction of 2 no. detached residential properties, with associated landscaping, car parking and boundary treatments at 1 The Oval, Heald Green

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(iii)

DC/070022 - Land to rear of 14 Lynton Vale Avenue, Gatley pdf icon PDF 199 KB

Application for full planning permission for the erection of one detached two-storey family dwellinghouse (Use Class C3(a)), with associated access, parking, landscaping and boundary treatments.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Helen Hodgett on 0161 474 3656 or email: helen.hodgett@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 70022 for an application for full planning permission for the erection of one detached two-storey family dwellinghouse (Use Class  C3 (a)), with associated access, parking, landscaping and boundary treatments on land to the rear of 14 Lynton Vale Avenue, Gatley

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED – That planning permission be granted.

6.(iv)

DC/070635 - 23 Brown Lane, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 941 KB

Double storey side extension. Single Storey Rear Extension. Minor alterations to front porch. Roof dormer extension. Removal of chimney to no. 23.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to grant planning permission.

 

Officer Contact: Anthony Smith on 0161 474 3569 or email: anthony.smith@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

In respect of plan no. 70635 for a double storey side extension. Single storey Rear Extension. Minor alterations to front porch. Roof dormer extension. Removal of chimney at 23 Brown Lane, Heald Green

 

a member of the public spoke against the application; and

 

a representative of the applicant spoke in support of the application.

 

It was then

 

RESOLVED - That the application be referred to the Planning and Highways Regulation Committee for determination.

7.

PLANNING APPEALS, ENFORCEMENT APPEALS & ENFORCEMENT NOTICES pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Chief Executive.

 

The report summarises recent appeal decisions; lists current planning appeals and dates for local enquiries; informal hearings for planning appeals, and enforcement action within the Cheadle Area Committee area.

 

The Area Committee is recommended to note the report.

 

Officer Contact: Patrick Arran on 0161 474 3219 or email: patrick.arran@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (copies of which had been circulated) listing any outstanding or recently determined planning appeals and enforcement activity within the area represented by the Cheadle Area Committee.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

 

8.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Outwood Road Playing Fields and Village Hall Car Park, Heald Green pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out a proposed Local Initiative Scheme for the installation of a height barrier to the entrance to the site and the installation of strategically placed wooden knee bar rail to prevent further unauthorised occupations of land.

 

The Area Committee is requested to support the maintenance scheme and authorise the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration to order the work.

 

Officer Contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposed Local Initiative Scheme for the installation of a height barrier to the entrance to the site and the installation of a strategically placed wooden knee bar rail to prevent further unauthorised occupations of land at Outwood Road Playing Fields and Village Hall Car Park, Heald Green.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the installation of a height barrier to the entrance to the site and the installation of strategically placed wooden knee bar rail to prevent further unauthorised occupations of land at Outwood Road Playing Fields and Village Hall Car Park, Heald Green at an approximate cost of £3,422 to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Heald Green Ward allocation).

9.

Highways Maintenance and Local Initiative Scheme - Open Space: Park Road/Councillor Lane, Cheadle pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

The report sets out a proposal to extend existing highway barriers, remove stones and concrete blocks, install a chicane using strategically placed highway barriers and install a fixed bollard on open space in the area in the vicinity of Park Road/Councillor Lane, Cheadle.

The Area Committee is recommended to support the maintenance scheme outlined in the report and authorise the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration to order the work.

Officer Contact: Jane Bardsley on 0161 474 2279 or email: jane.bardsley@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out a proposal to extend existing highway barriers, remove stones and concrete blocks, install a chicane using strategically placed highway barriers and install a fixed bollard on open space in the area in the vicinity of Park Road/Councillor Lane, Cheadle.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the extension of the existing highway barriers, removal of stones and concrete blocks, installation of a chicane using strategically placed highway barriers and installation of a fixed bollard on open space in the area in the vicinity of Park Road/Councillor Lane, Cheadle, at an approximate cost of £1,369, to be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle Hulme North Ward allocation).

10.

National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) A560 Cheadle/Cheadle Heath Corridor pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

The report sets out the findings of a consultation exercise and seeks approval for the implementation of highway/footpath proposals and the associated Traffic Regulation Orders for schemes at:-

 

·         .A560 Stockport Road/M60 Junction 2 ‘Roscoes’ Roundabout;

·         A560 Stockport Road (Roscoes Roundabout to Edgeley Road);

·         Abney Hall Park Path and Path Links to Manchester Road;

·         A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction.

 

The Area Committee is requested to recommend the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing to approve the measures contained within the report/developed drawings contained in Appendix E and the legal advertising of the following Traffic Regulation Orders and the sections of footpath with permissive cycling rights to be dedicated, subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date the Orders and dedication of footpaths with permissive cycling rights contained in Appendix I can be made.

 

Officer Contact: Nick Whelan on 0161 474 4907 or email: nick.whelan@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the findings of a consultation exercise and seeking approval to the implementation of highway footpath proposals and the associated Traffic Regulation Orders for schemes at the:-

 

  • A560 Stockport Road/M60 Junction 2 ‘Roscoe’s’ Roundabout;
  • A560 Stockport Road (‘Roscoe’s Roundabout to Edgeley Road).
  • Abney Hall Park Path and Path Links to Manchester Road;
  • A560 Stockport Road/High Street/Manchester Road Junction.

 

It was reported that the Council had been granted funding from the Department for Transport to provide a package of measures on the A560 corridor to provide congestion relief, enhance access to employment, improve bus reliability, safety and facilitate active travel.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

  • The set of proposals were very ambitious and difficult for members of the public to visualise in their entirety. 
  • With regard to those proposals that affected Abney Hall Park, it was important that all the information relating to the ecological survey, quality of the landscape, trees and wetland was made available to members of the public on the Council’s website and in local libraries.
  • The improvements to the access and landscape quality within Abney Hall Park were welcomed.
  • With regard to Scheme 2 (Roscoe’s Roundabout to Edgeley Road), the traffic modelling did not take account of motorists turning right into Tesco Express as they travelled along Edgeley Road from the direction of Roscoe’s roundabout. This caused delays in the right hand lane of the traffic on the road.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be recommended to approve the measures contained within the report/developed drawings contained in Appendix E and the statutory legal advertising of the Traffic Regulation Orders contained in Appendix 1 and the sections of footpath with permissive cycling rights to be dedicated and subject to no objections being received within twenty one days from the advertisement date, the Orders and dedication of footpaths with permissive cycling rights contained in Appendix 1 be made.

 

(2) That the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration be requested to provide Members of the Area Committee with the final details of the proposals that affect Abney Hall Park relating to the ecological survey, quality of the landscape, trees and wetland and that this also be placed on the Council’s website and in local libraries.

11.

Highgrove Road, Cheadle - Traffic Calming Scheme pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration

 

 The report sets out the findings of the feasibility study to investigate proposals to install traffic calming features in the form of ‘give way’ priority chicanes to slow down traffic along Highgrove Road, Gatley, which runs in a north west/south east direction between A560 Gatley Road and Broadway.

 

The Area Committee is requested to approve that half the scheme be funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation) and recommends that the Cabinet Member (Communities and Housing) approves funds for half of the scheme to be funded from the Highways and Transportation Capital Programme.

 

Officer Contact: Craig Peet on 0161 474 4813 or email: craig.peet@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the findings of the feasibility study to investigate proposals to install traffic calming features in the form of ‘give way’ priority chicanes to slow down traffic along Highgrove Road, Gatley, which ran in a north west/south east direction between the A560 Gatley Road and Broadway.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to half of the traffic calming scheme for Highgrove Road, Cheadle being funded from the Area Committee’s Delegated Budget (Cheadle and Gatley Ward allocation) at an approximate cost of £14,250 and the Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing be requested to fund the other half of the scheme from the Highways and Transportation Capital Programme.

12.

Appointment of Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To consider a report of the Democratic Services Manager

 

The report requests the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services at Cheadle, Gatley and Heald Green War Memorials on 11 November 2018.

 

The Area Committee is requested to nominate Councillors.

 

Officer Contact: David Clee on 0161 474 3137 or email: david.clee@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) requesting the Area Committee to nominate Councillors to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services  at Cheadle, Gatley and Heald Green War Memorials on 11 November 2018.

 

RESOLVED – That the following Councillors be nominated to lay wreaths at Remembrance Day Services on 11 November 2018:-

 

Cheadle War Memorial – Councillor Keith Holloway

Gatley War Memorial – Councillor Graham Greenhalgh

Heald Green War Memorial – Councillor Anna Charles-Jones

13.

Fly Tipping in Abney Hall Park, Cheadle

This item has been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Meller.

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Minutes:

A representative of the Democratic Services Manager reported that this item had been placed on the agenda at the request of Councillor David Meller.

 

Councillor Meller reported on fly tipping in Abney Hall Park, Cheadle and it was confirmed that there had been three incidents in the last couple of weeks which had been reported and the rubbish would be removed.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.