The first Cheadle Area Committee since the local elections was on Tuesday 5th June 2018 at 6pm at Trinity Church.
Here’s what’s happened:
- The Police attended to discuss the problem of off-road bikes. The advice remains that the Police really need to get intelligence on where the bikers live and, while it takes time, that approach can be successful. The Police also talked about anti-social behaviour and shoplifting in response to questions from residents. As ever, call 101 to log a crime – painfully slow as that can be!
- Our Public Realm Officer, Paul Clarke reported back on several issues. Community Payback have worked to clear an overgrown garden on Alder Road that the resident couldn’t manage. They have also been to the end of Lorna Grove and Rosewood Gardens to clear vegetation and litter. The Council is looking at enforcement action on Daylesford Road/Schools Hill as the owner of the hedge at the junction has not cut it back. Litter and fly-tipping around Cheadle Royal has been cleared by Sainsbury’s. This includes hundreds of rubber gloves thrown away after people had used them at the petrol station, and people eating lunch in their cars and then throwing the rubbish out of the window. Belmont Road is being monitored for fly-tipping. Blocked drains have been cleared on Mornington Road, among others.
- Funding application from 5th Cheadle Hulme Scout and Guide Community Building for £1000 towards repairing the main building floor. We approved our part.
- Funding application from Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club for £1000 towards balls, equipment and venue hire was postponed
- Funding application from Edinburgh Tenants Association for £564 for 24 hanging baskets with flowers was approved.
- Funding application from Queens Gardens Residents Association for £565.50 for a trip to Manchester with river cruise as approved.
- Funding application for Cheadle-Get-Connected’s Picnic on the Park event on 22nd July was approved, as was the application to use the park.
- Planning application 68598 – temporary planning permission for three years for the siting of a green steel storage container in the staff car park for storage associated with the hotel was approved – but will need another application in 3 years.
- Notification of a planning appeal by the Red Lion Filling Station, Cheadle. They want to be able to open 24 hours a day, the council said no so now they are going to the planning inspector to try and overturn the decision.
- Draft SEMMM strategy – the new transport strategy covering South East Manchester, including our area. We queried whether the decisions had all been made. No, we were assured that different options remain open. So, for example, detailed traffic modelling has not yet been done on the option for a roundabout at the Gatley lights junction. If the modelling showed that a roundabout wouldn’t work, another option would be needed.
- Brookfield Shiers Family Trust annual report – £325,549 the council holds in trust for local residents and has the ability to distribute over time. Having successfully distributed over £16,000 to combat loneliness for the elderly, we are putting a further £35,000 into the pot. We will look at a wider range of recipients including young carers and sports clubs for all ages. Awards will typically be around £1000, but some awards of up to £5000 will be available.
- Proposal for double yellow lines at the junction Tatton Close and Tarvin Road, and around the first bend in Tatton Close were approved – taking the second of two options in the report.
- Report back on residents’ consultation over “no stopping except for buses” order on the bus stop in the lay-by on Wilmslow Road opposite the Southgate Business Park, Heald Green.
- Application from Cheadle-get-connected to hold another community picnic in Abney Hall Park.
- For Remembrance Day we will be having some larger poppies to attach to lampposts on main roads across the area.