Flooding Information

Cheshire Police have declared a Major Incident Standby in respect of possible flooding risk, over the next two to three days, related to the incoming weather system ‘Storm Christoph’.

Cheshire East Council officers are working alongside colleagues from Cheshire Resilience Forum (CRF) partner agencies, including Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, United Utilities and the Environment Agency to plan and prepare for possible flooding in Cheshire East.

At this stage a Major Incident has not been declared, but CRF partners are meeting daily to prepare and assess and review the incident status as the situation develops.

See below for a Cheshire Police press release regarding the situation.

In the meantime, it is important that local communities, residents, businesses and Town and Parish councils understand their local flood risk and what to do in case of a flood emergency.

Firstly, please visit the Environment Agency Flood information service webpage to understand the current local flood risk in your area. Look at both the fluvial (river) flood risk and surface water flood risk. Information on long-term flood risk can be found here: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/long-term-flood-risk/map Please also follow the links on these pages to sign up to the Environment Agency flood warnings in your area.

Secondly, familiarise yourself with the Cheshire Resilience Forum Multi – Agency Emergency Response Manual.  This sets out the co-ordinated response of agencies across Cheshire East it is found at: https://cheshireresilience.org.uk/how-to-prepare-for-an-emergency this includes Cheshire East Multi-Agency Emergency Response Manual.

Thirdly, consider setting up a flood action community group: contact the FloodHub with help establishing this: https://thefloodhub.co.uk

Remember – In case of an emergency where there is a risk to life always dial 999 and ask for assistance.

Key Flooding Contact Details:
The following gives guidance on whom to contact about various types of flooding.

Always contact the emergency services first (999) if you or a family member is in immediate danger.

Flooding from a Public Sewer

United Utilities

Report sewer flooding 0345 6723 723

www.unitedutilities.com

Flooding from a Burst Water Mains

United Utilities

Report a leak 0800 330033

www.unitedutilities.com

Flooding from the Public Highway, drains or ordinary watercourses (non-main river)

Cheshire East Council

To report an incident 0300 123 5020

To report an incident out of working hours 0300 123 5025 (for use after 5pm and before 9am, including weekends.)

Flooding from a Main River

Environment Agency

General enquiries: 03708 506 506 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 6pm)

Incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60 (24-hour service)

Floodline: 0345 988 1188 (24 hour service)

General enquiries email enquiries@environment–agency.gov.uk

Following a flood event

Please contact the following for advice after a flood event:

https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/flooding/flooding.aspx

Council tax: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_tax/reductions/special-circumstances-council-tax-reductions-section-13a.aspx

Business rates: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/business/business_rates/business-rates-relief/hardship-rate-relief.aspx

Emergency housing: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/housing/housing_options/homelessness/homelessness.aspx

Flood resilience and property level protection: https://thefloodhub.co.uk

Insurance advice: https://thefloodhub.co.uk

Clean up advice: https://thefloodhub.co.uk

Sign up to flood warnings: https://www.gov.uk/sign-up-for-flood-warnings

Remember to report your flooding to the appropriate organisation to ensure it is correctly investigated. If in doubt of who to call, please report it to a number of organisations.

Cheshire Police press release:

Storm Christoph set to bring heavy rain to Cheshire

Residents across Cheshire are being urged to be prepared following the arrival of Storm Christoph, which is set to bring heavy rain across the county this week.

A number of weather warnings are now active and Cheshire Constabulary is working closely with a number of other agencies to deal with any incidents and to reduce any disruption for the local community.

Due to significant heavy rain forecast over the next few days there is the potential for flooding across the county.

There are also a number of flood warnings in place, including the river Weaver in Northwich and Winsford.

At this stage there is no requirement to evacuate any residents. However, plans are in place should this change and anyone affected by the flood warnings are urged to keep up-to-date with the latest news on the Environment Agency website.

Superintendent Simon Parsonage from Cheshire Constabulary said: “We are working closely with other agencies in the community to monitor the situation and collectively we will do all we can to minimise any disruption across the county and keep people safety.

“All agencies continue to monitor the situation for potential for any flooding and I would encourage residents in the affected areas to monitor the alerts from the Environment Agency and take action if flooding has been forecast in your area.

“With heavy rain forecast, road closures are a possibility and anyone making an essential journey should allow extra time in case of any issues.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely over the next 48 hours and issue regular updates through our social media accounts.”

Residents are reminded not to walk or drive through any flood water – this is often deeper than it looks, it may be moving fast and there could be hidden hazards underneath such as raised manhole covers, which can pose a danger.

Anyone concerned about potential flooding should sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency’s website, follow them on Twitter @EnvAgencyNW for the latest information or you can call the Flood Line on 0345 988 1188.

Ends

Policing in Burland

CHESHIRE Police has set out its policing provision for the Burland parish and the surrounding areas.

In the attached letter. the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner has used funds from the Proceeds of Crime Act to provide a number of areas of policing cover.

These include the following: –

  • Local Community Police Base
  • Dedicated PCSO
  • Dedicated PC
  • Regular community policing surgeries
  • Funding for the local community

The attached documents set out details of the PCSO/PCs in the area and contact details for Cheshire Police generally.

Period of Exercise of Public Rights 2019-20

BURLAND PARISH COUNCIL – INSPECTION OF ACCOUNTS 2019-20

As per the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Burland Parish Council has made its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year 2019-20 available for inspection by any interested person, together with all accounting records; books; deeds; contracts; bills; vouchers; receipts and other documents relating to these records.

If you have any issues to raise or wish to see the full accounts, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07854445636.

For further details of the inspection see links below

https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Notice-of-Public-Rights-14.6.20.pdf

The dates for the inspection have been set by the Parish Council as between: –

15th June 2020

and

24th July 2020

The full Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) can be seen via the link below

https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/11_agar_part2_e_2019-20-8.6.20.pdf

An explanation of the variances between the 2018-19 and 2019-20 figures can be found here

https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/21_explanation_of_variances_2019-20-SUMMARY-14.6.20.pdf

A bank reconciliation supporting the overall accounting statements can be found here

https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/20_bank_reconciliation_2019-20-14.6.20.pdf

Finally, Burland Parish Council qualifies for an exemption from an external audit, due to it having income/expenditure below £25,000 in 2019-20. The completed and signed Certificate of Exemption for 2019-20 will be found here.

https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Certificate-of-Exemption-June-2020.pdf

Burland Parish Council Meeting – Monday 13th July 2020 – 7.30pm – REMOTE MEETING

Burland Parish Council is to hold its fourth remote meeting, as the current pandemic continues.

Due to concerns about social distancing, the Council does not want to take the risk of meeting physically and so has taken the decision to meet via Zoom.

The meeting is open to the public, so, if you wish to attend, follow the joining instructions below.

Look forward to ‘seeing’ you there!

The agenda can be found at https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Parish-Council-Meeting-Agenda-13.07.20.pdf

The Zoom link is below: –

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Burland Parish Council Meeting – Monday 13th April 2020 – 7.30pm (Remote Meeting)

This evening (Monday 13th April 2020) sees the first remote meeting of Burland Parish Council as the country deals with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Social distancing measures prevent the Parish Council from meeting in person, so the Council has decided to meet remotely instead.

This decision comes after the passing of regulations under the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, which came into force on 4 April 2020.

The public are welcome to attend the meeting, which starts at 7.30pm.

Anyone wishing to attend should follow the link below.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/334823363

Meeting ID: 334 823 363

A copy of the meeting agenda can be found at https://burlandpc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Agenda-13th-April-2020-07.04.20.pdf

Please contact Mark Bailey at mbailey87@hotmail.com or call 07854445636 if you require any further information.

Burland Parish Council – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response

Based on government advice, Burland Parish Council has established an approach to deal with the virus outbreak.

If you are:

  • Over 70, or
  • Have, or live with someone with underlying health conditions, or
  • Have a persistent cough or fever

YOU MUST STAY AT HOME FOR THE PERIOD ADVISED BY THE GOVERNMENT

If you fall into any of the above categories, the Council is here to help with:

  • Arranging food deliveries
  • Emotional and social support
  • Medication and essential item collections/deliveries
  • Other day to day essentials

IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR ADVICE, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL MARK:

07854445636

mbailey87@hotmail.com

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP, CALL OR EMAIL JO:

07808 086248

thomas.johanne@gmail.com

Agenda – Monday 14th October 2019 – 7.30pm – Goodwill Hall, Wrexham Road

AGENDA

1            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence should be notified to the Clerk before 6.00 pm on the day of the meeting, if possible.

 

2          DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Members to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, the nature of that interest, and in respect of disclosable interests, to leave the meeting prior to the discussion of that item.

If declarations are not made at this point in the proceedings, they should be made as soon as the Member becomes aware of an interest.

Whilst the Clerk can advise on the Code of Conduct and its interpretation, the decision to declare (or not) is the responsibility of the Parish Councillor, based on the circumstances of the matter in hand.

 

3            MINUTES

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the annual meeting of the Parish Council held 9th September 2019.

DRAFT Minutes – 9 Sept 2019

 

4           MATTERS ARISING

To raise any matters from the above minutes.

 

5            PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Members of the public can ask questions or address the Parish Council.

 

6            FINANCIAL MATTERS

 

6.1        Authorisation of payments

£227.76             Dr MJ Bailey – salary payment for Clerk (Oct 2019)

£56.94              HMRC for month 7 of the tax year (Clerk’s salary)

RECOMMENDATION: 

Members are asked to approve the above payments.

 

6.2        Ledger/Bank Reconciliation Statement (1st April 2019-30th Sept 2019)

The ledger/bank reconciliation statement for the period 1st April 2019-30th Sept 2019 is presented to Members for note.

Burland Parish Council Ledger 01.04.18 – 30.09.19 08.10.19

 

6.3        Budget Monitoring Statement – 2nd Quarter 2019/20 (July-Sept 2019)

The budget monitoring statement for the second quarter of 2019/20 (July-Sept 2019) is presented to Members for note.

Budget Mon (Sept 2019) 081019 BM

Budget Mon (Sept 2019) 081019 RP

 

7            BOROUGH COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

Borough Councillor W S Davies to report on any Cheshire East Council matters of interest.

 

8            HIGHWAY MATTERS/SPEED WATCH

To receive an update on any issues relating to highways in the parish and affecting the parish.

 

8.1         Proposed Meeting with MP – Road Safety

To consider any issues relating to the proposed meeting with the MP on road safety

 

 8.2        Speed Gun

To provide an update on issues relating to use of the speed gun.

 

8.3         Speed Indication Device (SID)

To update on the use of the SID in the parish.

 

9            PLANNING MATTERS

 

9.1           Planning Applications

The Parish Council is invited to comment on the following planning applications, which can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/view_a_planning_application/view_a_planning_application.aspx

 

19/4267N          The Poplars, Hollin Green Lane, Burland, CW5 8NN

Refurbishment, alteration and extension of detached two storey residential dwelling, demolition of brick barn and sheds and construction of new glazed link and one and a half storey two car garage.

 

http://planning.cheshireeast.gov.uk/applicationdetails.aspx?pr=19/4267N

 

Deadline date for comments: 16th October 2019

 

10           COMMUNICATIONS/SHARED INFORMATION

This item has been included on the agenda for Members to discuss any communication issues and for Members to share information.

 

11           DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 11th November 2019 – Baddiley & Ravensmoor Methodist Chapel

 

Agenda – Monday 9th September 2019 – 7.30pm – Baddiley & Ravensmoor Chapel, Swanley Lane

AGENDA

Agenda 9th September 2019 2.9.19

 

1       APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence should be notified to the Clerk before 6.00 pm on the day of the meeting, if possible.

 

2       DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Members to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, the nature of that interest, and in respect of disclosable interests, to leave the meeting prior to the discussion of that item.

If declarations are not made at this point in the proceedings, they should be made as soon as the Member becomes aware of an interest.

Whilst the Clerk can advise on the Code of Conduct and its interpretation, the decision to declare (or not) is the responsibility of the Parish Councillor, based on the circumstances of the matter in hand.

 

3       MINUTES

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the annual meeting of the Parish Council held 8th July 2019.

DRAFT Minutes – 8 July 2019

 

4       MATTERS ARISING

To raise any matters from the above minutes.

 

5       PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Members of the public can ask questions or address the Parish Council.

 

6      FINANCIAL MATTERS

 

6.1        Authorisation of payments

£455.52             Dr MJ Bailey – salary payment for Clerk (August/Sept 2019)

£113.88             HMRC for months 5 and 6 of the tax year (Clerk’s salary)

£40.00              Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection Fee)

£34.50              Shires Pay Services (Payroll Costs M4-M6)

 

RECOMMENDATION:               

Members are asked to approve the above payments.

 

6.2        Ledger/Bank Reconciliation Statement (1st April 2019-31st August 2019)

The ledger/bank reconciliation statement for the period 1st April 2019-31st August 2019 is presented to Members for note.

Burland Parish Council Ledger 01.04.18 – 31.08.19 02.09.19

 

6.3        Budget Monitoring Statement – First Quarter 2019/20 (April-June 2019)

The budget monitoring statement for the first quarter of 2019/20 (April-June 2019) is presented to Members for note.

Budget Mon (June 2019) 030419

Budget Mon (June 2019) 030419 BM

 

7       BOROUGH COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

 Borough Councillor W S Davies to report on any Cheshire East Council matters of interest.

 

8      HIGHWAY MATTERS/SPEED WATCH

 To receive an update on any issues relating to highways in the parish and affecting the parish.

 

8.1      Proposed Meeting with MP – Road Safety

To consider any issues relating to the proposed meeting with the MP on road safety

 

8.2       Speed Gun

To provide an update on issues relating to use of the speed gun.

 

8.3       Speed Indication Device (SID)

To update on the use of the SID in the parish.

 

9       PLANNING MATTERS

 

9.1       Planning Applications

The Parish Council is invited to comment on the following planning applications, which can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website at https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning/view_a_planning_application/view_a_planning_application.aspx

 

19/3584N          Land adjoining SILOAM, Marsh Lane, Ravensmoor CW5 8PN

Planning approval for a new dwelling (renewal of permission 10/0796N)

 

http://planning.cheshireeast.gov.uk/applicationdetails.aspx?pr=19/3584N

 

Deadline date for comments: 20th September 2019

 

10       COMMUNICATIONS/SHARED INFORMATION

 This item has been included on the agenda for Members to discuss any communication issues and for Members to share information.

 

11       DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 Monday 14th October 2019 – Goodwill Hall

 

Burland Parish Council Meeting – Monday 8th July 2019

AGENDA

 

1   APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Apologies for absence should be notified to the Clerk before 6.00 pm on the day of the meeting, if possible.

 

2   DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

Members to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or non-pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, the nature of that interest, and in respect of disclosable interests, to leave the meeting prior to the discussion of that item.

If declarations are not made at this point in the proceedings, they should be made as soon as the Member becomes aware of an interest.

Whilst the Clerk can advise on the Code of Conduct and its interpretation, the decision to declare (or not) is the responsibility of the Parish Councillor, based on the circumstances of the matter in hand.

 

3   MINUTES

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the annual meeting of the Parish Council held 13th May 2019.

DRAFT Minutes – 10 June 2019

 

4   MATTERS ARISING

To raise any matters from the above minutes.

 

5   PUBLIC QUESTION TIME

Members of the public can ask questions or address the Parish Council.

 

6   CASUAL VACANCIES

Two vacancies exist on the Parish Council following the elections on 2nd May 2019 and the co-option of two Members at the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 13th May 2019 and one at the Parish Council meeting on 10th June 2019.

As per the Parish Council’s Standing Orders, the vacancies have been advertised.

The Council is now invited to co-opt two individuals to fill the vacancies.

The Clerk will read out the names of any individuals who have indicated that they wish to be considered for the vacancies. Parish Councillors present at the meeting are then asked to nominate individuals. Any nominations must also be seconded. Councillors may nominate any other individuals known to them in addition to the names read out by the Clerk.

Any candidate does not have to be present for the decision, but candidates may be invited to speak in support of their candidature prior to any nomination.

Where two or more persons have been nominated and seconded and none of these persons has received an absolute majority of votes in their favour, the name of the person receiving the least number of votes shall be struck off the list of candidates and a fresh vote taken. This process shall continue until a majority of votes is given in favour of one person.

It is suggested that candidates present are asked to leave the room when the vote is taken.

A tie may be settled by use of the Chairman’s casting vote.

RECOMMENDATION: 

Members are asked to nominate individuals to fill the vacancies on the Parish Council and vote on any nomination(s).

 

7   FINANCIAL MATTERS

7.1        Authorisation of payments

£227.76             Dr MJ Bailey – salary payment for Clerk (July 2019)

£56.94              HMRC for month 4 of the tax year (Clerk’s salary)

£35.00              ChALC (training costs)

RECOMMENDATION: 

Members are asked to approve the above payments.

 

7.2        Ledger/Bank Reconciliation Statement (1st April 2019-30th June 2019)

The ledger/bank reconciliation statement for the period 1st April 2019-30th June 2019 is presented to Members for note.

(to follow)

 

7.3        Budget Monitoring Statement – First Quarter 2019/20 (April-June 2019)

The budget monitoring statement for the first quarter of 2019/20 (April-June 2019) is presented to Members for note.

(to follow)

 

8   BOROUGH COUNCILLOR’S REPORT

 Borough Councillor W S Davies to report on any Cheshire East Council matters of interest.

 

9   HIGHWAY MATTERS/SPEED WATCH

 To receive an update on any issues relating to highways in the parish and affecting the parish.

 

9.1   Speed Gun

To provide an update on issues relating to use of the speed gun.

 

9.2   Speed Indication Device (SID)

To update on the use of the SID in the parish.

 

10   PLANNING MATTERS

 To receive an update on any issues relating to planning in the parish and affecting the parish.

 

11   COMMUNICATIONS/SHARED INFORMATION

 This item has been included on the agenda for Members to discuss any communication issues and for Members to share information.

 

12   DATE OF NEXT MEETING

 Monday 9th September 2019 – Goodwill Hall

 

Period of Exercise of Public Rights 2018-19

BURLAND PARISH COUNCIL – INSPECTION OF ACCOUNTS 2018-19

As per the provisions of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, Burland Parish Council has made its Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) for the year 2018-19 available for inspection by any interested person, together with all accounting records; books; deeds; contracts; bills; vouchers; receipts and other documents relating to these records.

If you have any issues to raise or wish to see the full accounts, please contact the Parish Clerk on 07854445636.

 

For further details of the inspection see links below

Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Annual Governance and Accountability Return – Year Ended 31st March 2019

 

The dates for the inspection have been set by the Parish Council as between: –

18th June 2019

and

29th July 2019

 

The full Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) can be seen via the link below

AGAR 2018-19 18.6.19

 

An explanation of the variances between the 2017-18 and 2018-19 figures can be found here

Explanation of Variance 2018-19

 

A bank reconciliation supporting the overall accounting statements can be found here

Burland PC Bank Reconciliation 2018-19

 

Finally, Burland Parish Council qualifies for an exemption from an external audit, due to it having income/expenditure below £25,000 in 2018-19. The completed and signed Certificate of Exemption for 2018-19 can be found here

Burland PC Exemption Certificate 2018-19