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Lower Peover WI – April 2019

April 17th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – April 2019)

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Our speaker this month was Brian Greene who gave an illustrated talk entitled ‘The Brill Building. The sounds we grew up to’.

The Brill Building was an office building on Broadway, New York City and was famous housing music industry offices and studios where many of the most popular pop songs of the 50’s and 60’s were written. Brian kept us entertained with interviews, video recordings and music from that era. Whilst we had all heard of the groups and singers:- The Coasters, The Drifters, Elvis, Bobbie Darren to name but a few; but we were not familiar with most of the people who wrote the music and songs for them:- Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus to name but a few – although we all recognised the songs once they were played for us.  Carol King, Neil Sedaka also worked there in the days when they wrote songs for famous artists to perform rather that perform them themselves.  We all had a great ‘blast from the past’ and learnt a great deal about the development of the music we all grew up with. 

Members had really enjoyed the visit to Manchester Airport in March  which was reported in The Guardian recently, complete with photograph..

Anyone who is interested in joining us is welcome to attend our next meeting to be held on Wednesday May 1st at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, where we will be discussing this year’s WI Resolutions and playing indoor bowling.

Elections 2019 – Statements of persons nominated

April 4th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Elections | News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Elections 2019 – Statements of persons nominated)

The Statements of Persons Nominated have now been published for Nether Peover and Peover Inferior. As the number of nominations is equal to the number of seats, the election is uncontested.

The candidates are listed on the following Statements:-

Nether Peover Statement of Persons Nominated

Peover Inferior Statement of Persons Nominated

Lower Peover WI – February 2019

March 25th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – February 2019)

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Our speaker this month was Yvonne Mathews who gave us a talk entitled ‘7 Secrets to Health from the Beehive’

Yvonne gave a very informative and fascinating talk, in a humorous and entertaining style, on keeping bees. Yvonne has been bee keeping for over ten years and has 13 hives in North Wales. She described how she had harvested their honey and other products including pollen, beeswax, nectar and propolis. Yvonne has a background in complimentary medicine and extolled the health benefits of the products from bees. She explained that there were over 300 types of bees but her focus is on keeping honey bees. Yvonne now has a stall at Glastonbury Festival. Members were able to purchase some of her natural products.

Members had really enjoyed the ‘Food to Fork’ morning at Tatton Park organised by the group and are looking forward to a visit to Manchester Airport later this month.

Anyone who is interested in visiting  joining us is welcome to attend our next meeting  to be held on Wednesday 3rd April at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when  Brian Greene will give a talk entitled  ‘The Brill Building. Sound we grew up to’.

Commemorating 750 years of St Oswald’s Church

March 25th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Events | News - (Comments Off on Commemorating 750 years of St Oswald’s Church)

In July, Lower Peover is celebrating 750 years since St Oswald’s church was founded with a four day ‘Celebration with Flowers’.

Throughout the festival, the church will be decorated by Knutsford Floral Design Club, who will be creating magnificent flower arrangements depicting significant dates in the history of the church.

On Friday, 5th July 2019 at 7.30pm, a concert will be held inside St Oswald’s Church. Entertainment will be provided by soprano, Linda Richardson. Linda was born in Cheshire and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music. She completed her studies at the National Opera Studio. Warrington Male Voice Choir, one of England’s oldest choirs, will be singing a selection of songs at the concert.

Fifty years ago, when Lower Peover celebrated 700 years since St Oswald’s Church was founded, a 7th centenary pageant about the history of the church and the village, known as the Peover Saga, was held in the grounds. Many local people will still remember watching and being involved with the pageant. A film of the Peover Saga will be projected on screen during the events.

On Saturday 6th July, St Oswald’s Church will be holding the annual church fete at 12pm.

On the morning of Sunday 7th  July there will be a special service at St Oswald’s Church, where there will be a notable speaker.

Fundraising events for a ‘Celebration with Flowers’ are also taking place in advance of the main events:-

– A pudding and quiz evening on the 28th March 2019, 7.30pm at Plumley Village Hall.

– A walk between St Oswald’s Church, Lower Peover and St Lawrence’s Church, Over Peover, and back again, on the morning of the 11th May 2019, followed by refreshments. The walk will commence at St Oswald’s Church. Further details will be made available in the near future.


Notice of Elections

March 19th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Elections | News - (Comments Off on Notice of Elections)

Elections 2019

Thursday, 2 May 2019

The next election for all Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council, Cheshire East Borough Council and Town and Parish Council seats (if contested) will be on Thursday 2 May 2019.

The Notice of Elections are now published and the period for the submissions of nominations has commenced:

Notices of Elections for Nether Peover:-

Cheshire West and Chester Nether Peover Parish Council

Notice of Elections for Peover Inferior:-

CEC Town and Parish Notice of Election

CEC Borough Council Notice of Election

Lower Peover WI – February 2019

March 1st, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – February 2019)

This month, we were given a very informative talk by Nicholas Hatton about the Butterflies of Cheshire.  Nicholas explained that some butterfly species had declined in recent years whilst others maintained their numbers. His talk was accompanied by some beautiful slides mostly of photographs taken by himself, some of which had won photographic competitions. It was sad to hear that Cheshire has become one of the least butterfly rich counties in England, his theory being the loss of deep hedgerows and wild flower meadows. He also told us how to tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth. Not as simple as we thought: it’s not just a case of day or night time flight, or position of wings, it’s the fact that butterflies have a little ball shape at the end of their antennae and moths don’t!

On Thursday 28th February, following an invitation to the local WI, some of our members will be visiting Tatton Park to take part in a pilot ‘FOOD to FORK’ trial. We are looking forward to their report back at out next meeting.

Anyone who is interested in visiting /joining us is welcome to attend our next meeting  to be held on Wednesday 6th March at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when  Yvonne Matthews  will give a talk entitled  ‘7 secrets to health from the Beehive’



Village Survey 2019

February 17th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Village Survey 2019)

The Parish Council would like to hear your views.

The village survey can be completed online at

Alternatively, you can request a paper copy or complete the survey over the phone with the Parish Clerk.

Parish and Town Elections – May 2nd 2019

January 26th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Parish and Town Elections – May 2nd 2019)

Stand for what you believe in

Become a Parish or Town Councillor

The best way to find out what it’s like to be a Parish or Town councillor is to talk to someone who’s doing it now. Your Parish or Town council will have a website where you will be able to get the names and contact details of the current clerk and councillors, and the dates of their meetings. Council meetings are open to the public and you can go along to a Parish or Town council meeting, speak to one of the councillors and find out what they think of the job they do.

By becoming a Parish or Town councillor you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance and support as a community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve.


Getting Elected

To stand for election to a Parish or Town council, you must:

  • be a UK or Commonwealth citizen; or be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland; or be a citizen of another Member state of the European Union
  • be at least 18 years old

To be eligible to stand for election for a particular Parish or Town you don’t have to be connected to a political party but you must:

  • be an elector of the Parish or Town or in the past 12 months have occupied land or other premises in the Parish or Town (as owner or tenant) or work in the Parish or Town (as your principal or only place of work) or live within three miles of the Parish or Town boundary


What do Parish or Town councils do?

A Parish or Town or Town council is a local authority that makes decisions on behalf of the people in the Parish or Town. It is the level of local government closest to the community, with the district authority and the county authority or a principal authority further up the hierarchy.

Parish or Town councils make all kinds of decisions on issues that affect the local community. Probably the most common topics that Parish or Town councils get involved with are planning matters (they are statutory consultees), crime prevention and roads & highways.

Parish or Town councils have a number of powers they can use and have the ability to negotiate with other decision-making organisations such as the district, county or unitary councils, health authorities, police etc. In this respect Parish or Town councils are extremely powerful. These organisations know that a Parish or Town council gives the best reflection of how a community feels about something and its views should be taken seriously.


How much time does it take up?

Councils usually meet once a month for the council meeting to which members of the public are also invited. Meetings may last two or three hours, depending on what’s on the list of items to discuss. Some councils may also have committees to deal with specific subjects, such as planning matters.


How long do I serve for as a Parish or Town Councillor?

Once elected, Parish or Town councillors sit on the council for four years. If they then want to stay in the post they can stand for re-election. This does not mean that you have to stay for four years. If you find it’s not for you, or you can no longer meet the commitment, you can stand down.


For more information please contact the Clerk on 07958055158 or email

Council calls for stronger action by Cheshire West and Chester against housing developer

January 26th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Council calls for stronger action by Cheshire West and Chester against housing developer)

Lower Peover Parish Council are calling for Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) to take stronger action following months of misery for residents living adjacent to the new development.


Having initially been refused planning permission by CWAC, with strong local opposition which was supported by Cllr Mark Stocks, the developer Harvey Homes won an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate to build 30 homes at a site adjacent to Holly Tree Drive, with a new entrance to be built on Middlewich Road.


From the start of the building early in September 2018, when earthworks were started by contractor Westshield, the site has solely been accessed via Holly Tree Drive, with HGVs driving up and down Holly Tree Drive on a daily basis ever since. On some days residents have logged up to 50 truck movements a day consisting of mostly 30 ton tippers carrying hard core, articulated trucks delivering huge concrete drains and ready mix concrete deliveries. Due to the limited width of Holly Tree Drive, trucks have been seen mounting the kerb to pass, unloading onto the residential street and blocking residents’ driveways and pavements. This has led to resident concerns about pedestrian safety.


Cheshire West and Chester Planning Enforcement Department issued a Breach of Condition Notice on September 21 to Harvey Homes, giving the builders 28 days to stop using Holly Tree Drive as a construction site access, but this has been challenged by the developer and an additional application to vary the condition was submitted and subsequently refused.


With the builders now blaming delays on the Highways department to give the go ahead for the new access, CWAC state that they are awaiting action from the Westshield before signing off the agreement. The action from the Planning Enforcement department now lies with the legal team and the timeframe for action is unlikely to provide an outcome before the access to Middlewich Road is completed.  The stalemate between the contractors and the Borough Council now leads to increasing frustrations for residents caught in between.


Cllr Louise Corlett, Chairperson of Lower Peover Parish Council said: ‘’The Parish Council are extremely concerned about the use of Holly Tree Drive by Westshield to gain access to the building site. We are unhappy that residents are being subjected to daily inconvenience with over 50 articulated lorries going down their narrow street every day. This was a quiet, calm and safe residential area of Lower Peover but, since September, the neighbourhood peace and the safety of residents has been put at risk. Residents’ driveways have often been blocked, access by car or on foot is often disrupted by lorries and the size, noise and weight of these lorries mean that there is considerable concern about the health and safety of the residents. This situation needs to be addressed urgently ‘’


Cllr Mark Stocks adds ‘’ I completely support the residents in Lower Peover and their concerns regarding access to the new housing development in Lower Peover. The council should be taking enforcement action against the developer and ensuring access to the site is via Middlewich Road only. the council should with immediate effect put a stop notice on the site until the completion of the new access. It is unacceptable to use Holly Tree Drive and Birchwood Drive to access site it both dangerous an unsafe for all residents’’





Lower Peover WI – November 2018

December 21st, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – November 2018)

Wednesday 7th November 2018

Following the discussions of the AGM, this month’s talk “Tis the Season to be Jolly” by Kath Reynolds got us all into the Christmas spirit, even if a month early. Kath had a wonderful collection of slides and memorabilia of Christmases past. We now know, for example, that the first Christmas card was sent in 1843; coca cola is responsible for the red coated Santa and crackers first appeared in 1845 as well as many other fascinating facts .  Her collection of forties and fifties decorations and pictures and samples of vintage toys was fascinating and prompted many exclamations such as – ‘we had those on our tree’; ‘I was given one of those’ and amazingly many ‘I still have it/them’. Who nowadays would believe the excitement generated on Christmas Day by a stocking filled with an orange and embroidered hankies!

Our December meeting carries on the theme as it will be out Christmas party, complete with Secret Santa presents.

Anyone who is interested in visiting /joining us is welcome to attend our first  official meeting of 2019, to be held on Thursday 10th January  at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when Caroline Aspin will give a talk entitled ‘Every Child Matters’.

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