The following is a summary of the main points discussed at the Parish Council meeting held on the 14th January 2020

A complaint has again been raised about contractor vehicles parking on the bend at Spenbrook Mill. In addition to this, several complaints were received about roofing nails scattered on the highway outside the mill. This led to a number of tyre punctures to resident’s vehicles in December. The Chairman has raised these issues with the site manager to discuss potential compensation and so he can progress the matter, he has been asked to provide evidence, (date, photos, receipts etc.). Any affected residents should send their evidence to the Chairman at [email protected]

Complaints have been received about dog fouling on the highway and the Parish Council have posted notices in the areas concerned.

The overgrown vegetation alongside the footpath between Newchurch and Spenbrook has been cut back.

A contractor will be employed to cut overgrown hedges around Sabden Fold.

A storage solution has been found in readiness for the purchase of the sit on mower. As previously reported, the Parish Council plans to undertake its own grass cutting on the playing field in order to reduce future maintenance costs.

Councillor Cronshaw has spent a considerable amount of time making a Pocket Parks Grant Funding application, primarily to refurbish the playground equipment. The Parish Council thanked him for his time and effort.

Members discussed and agreed the final budget for the forthcoming year and are pleased that the precept has been maintained at last year’s level and there will be no increase.

It is proposed to better promote the Annual Parish Council meeting this year with refreshments being provided and hopefully some presentations. The meeting will include information on the achievements of the Council over the past year and following the strong response to the residents questionnaire, it will include information on how the Spenbrook Mill Section 106 is proposed to be spent.