Monday 16th September 2019
The shock of the passing of Jonathan Williams, Town Clerk for 34 years, is still being felt within the council.
However, Jonathan would have been the first person to insist that council business cannot stop completely, and we do have some business which cannot wait until next month.
We are therefore going to amend the format of the council meeting on Monday, rather than cancel it completely.
Part 1 of the meeting will give an opportunity for councillors, council staff and residents to pay their respects to Jonathan and share fond memories. We will also have a Book of Condolence for people to sign on the night should they wish to. This will then be available in the Council Offices from the Tuesday should residents wish to sign but cannot attend the meeting.
The meeting will then move into Part 2, which will allow the council to discuss pressing matters.
All other items from Part 1, including public forum questions and member’s items will be deferred until the next full meeting on the 21st of October.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
It is with deep regret that we announce that Jonathan Williams, our Town Clerk, has passed away whilst on holiday.
Jonathan was our clerk since August 1985, and for many he was synonymous with the Town Council. His knowledge and experience has proved invaluable for many generations of councillors and council staff, and his passion for Middlewich, its heritage and its events will leave a huge gap that we will struggle to fill.
Air Quality Action Plan Drop In Session
The purpose of an AQMA is to ensure that the Council considers and implements actions that may be needed to reduce the pollution levels in the area. These actions will be set out in the Cheshire East Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP). Therefore, as part of the declaration process, we would like to receive your views, comments and any actions you may consider relevant in the AQAP, which can be sent to email@example.com .
There will also be a public drop in session on the 10th September 2019 between 4pm and 6:30pm at Middlewich Civc Hall where these views and comments may be discussed.
Fountain Fields Announcement
The Town Council is fully aware of a number of Anti-Social Behaviour incidents occurring at Fountain Fields park. We can assure residents that the new CCTV cameras are working effectively and clear images have already been supplied to the Police. The CCTV Control Room is actively monitoring the park and as a result the Police were called out to attend an incident on 28 August. The park has had to close today (Thursday) to enable the vandalised bandstand to be permanently removed due to excessive deliberate damage which has made it dangerous. The park will be re-opened once the clean-up has been carried out
Public Consultation regarding the identification of Cledford Lane as a potential site for a transient traveller site.
Cheshire East Council has announced a public consultation regarding the identification of Cledford Lane as a potential site for a transient traveller site.
If you would like to register an objection, voice your support or offer any other feedback, please find below links to documents that summarise the relevant planning guidelines and regulations.
Link Two Policies and Cledford Hall Farm
Situated in the centre of Cheshire, Middlewich is twinned with Holywell, Wales and has a Charter of Friendship with Venables, France”. We have good communications based upon the M6 motorway, which is only two and a half miles from the centre of the town, making Middlewich a great place to: