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Report back from Cheadle Area Committee, 11 December 2018

by Iain Roberts on 11 December, 2018

Report back from Cheadle Area Committee,Tuesday 11 December 2018, 6pm at Trinity Church, Massie Street, Cheadle.

  • Our Area Conditions officer reported that the Community Payback team are clearing up the woodland at the end of Lorna Grove, Ashfield Road, Barcheston Road and Silverdale Road this week. Fly-tipping on Massie Street car parks has improved but is still an issue. Graffiti near Gatley Station is an ongoing problem the council are trying to keep on top of.
  • Cllr Greenhalgh handed in a petition on behalf of Frances Street residents, asking for the gate to Diamond Jubilee Park to be replaced.
  • Funding application from Cafe Unity for additional Christmas lights in the trees in Heald Green, costing £982.10 was approved.
  • Funding application for £1,040 from SK8 Networking for pea lights for Christmas decorations on Finney Lane, Heald Green was approved.
  • Funding application for £4,000 from Chelwood Foodbankplus to purchase additional toiletry items and kitchen essentials ahead of the expected increased demand due to Universal Credit rollout was approved (the parts we can fund).
  • There were no planning applications coming to Area Committee this month
  • We noted the report back on the proposed changes to polling stations and polling districts
  • Stockport Homes presented their report on work they’ve been doing over the last year.
  • Proposal to widen bridleway between Cheadle Road and Old Wool Lane, towards Cheadle College, and to widen the footway on Cheadle Road to the college, to become shared footpath/cycle paths. This was approved, with concern raised about how to avoid motor traffic using the path.
  • Proposal for dropped kerbs onto The Griffin car park off Finney Lane was approved.
  • Proposal for bollards on either side of the entrance to Heald Green Health Centre, off Queensway was approved.
  • Event application for St Cuthbert’s Church Nativity procession through Jubilee Park, 2-3pm, 24 December approved.
  • Event application for a Parkrun in Bruntwood Park, 5 January 2019 approved.
  • Event application for continuation of weekly club sessions at BMX track, Bruntwood Park every Saturday morning 8.30am to noon from 5th January and every Wednesday evening 6-8pm from 3rd April through to October approved.
  • Councillors are concerned that, despite repeated promises, the Council still hasn’t given any information about what will happen to the Orrishmere School site and, again, asked for details. Cllr Pantall has put in a Freedom of Information request to the council.
  • Councillor Porgess raised the request for residents parking in Vaudrey Drive, Cheadle Hulme. It was agreed that any residents parking scheme must meet the council’s criteria, and that the council needed to be flexible on the approach. The council asked officers to come back with a proposal to consult residents on.

Full papers here.


6 Responses

  1. J Booth says:

    Can I please raise concerns about parents parking on bottom of Argyll Road during school hours, this situation is becoming unbearable due to the number of cars double parking. This is an accident waiting to happen
    Plus the parking on grass verges on councillor lane
    Thank you

  2. kathryn hallworth says:

    I note that the word ‘flexibility’ being used with regard to residents parking, I’m referring to the proposal for Vaudrey – I don’t recall this being the case when Warren Avenue residents application was considered. Local traders appeared to have great influence upon the decision to decline the application so that they and their staff had somewhere to park ! Just an update on Warren – parkers start at before 7, usually a queue for parking spaces by 8 and the road is full to the late evening ! Is it different criteria for cheadle hulme, I note that there are a lot of residents parking schemes in operation in that area ?

  3. Iain Roberts says:

    Hi Kathryn, yes, it’s exactly the same. “Flexibility” refers being open to mixing different approaches, but the rules are the same for everyone.

    On Warren Avenue, the local councillors listened to what residents told us and we got double yellow lines painted around the bend as well as getting all the H-bars repainted.

    Warren Avenue didn’t meet the criteria for residents parking. If Vaudrey Drive doesn’t, it won’t get it it. Same rules for everyone.

  4. Misty says:

    I understand that a residents’ parking scheme can only be granted if residents have no off road parking. Why then does Victoria Avenue in Cheadle Hulme have a residents’ parking scheme? I used to visit the vetinerary surgery on the corner of Victoria Avenue. Access to their car park was problematic for a number of reasons. It wasn’t possible to park on the public road as there was a residents’ parking scheme in operation, yet properties had ample space for off road parking. Why are they a ‘special case’?

  5. Judi Marsden says:

    Out of all those requests the one we should most concerned about is that from a food bank requesting money because of extra demand because of Universal Credit. It is a disgrace that our country needs food banks at all and an increase in need because of UC just emphasises that the system is not fit for purpose.

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