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PCSO Community Awareness Report

July 19th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on PCSO Community Awareness Report)

Please continue to phone the 101 number if you see or hear anything suspicious on 101.  We understand this can be rather frustrating at times for the waiting time during high volume times.

Over the past few months in the two wards we have had incidents in relation to dogs out of control and straying from either public footpaths or permitted access footpaths, Damage to footpath fences.  Furthermore we have had reports of livestock either being worried or killed by a small minority of irresponsible dog owners who are not keeping their dogs on leads. (Latest report this morning 08/05/19 at Henbury )

There has been an increase of Keyless cars and vans being stolen or entered  .

Our advice is:-

Switch your fob off at night

Store your fob out of sight and in a faraday bag

Update your vehicles software on a regular basis

Consider fitting a tracker

Consider fitting steering wheel lock

Do not leave any valuables in the vehicle or on show

Community Road watch new scheme to submit your dashcam to the Police to help keep roads safer

For more information then please go to the Cheshire Police website

Most areas are asking for more volunteers for their Community Speed Watch Schemes please volunteer for this there have been very positive results in reducing the speed of vehicles travelling through your villages and past your schools. 

Best Wishes

PCSO 9841 Julia Short

PC Garry Charnock

PCSO David Bell  

Chairman’s Report 2018-19

July 19th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Chairman’s Report 2018-19)

Lower Peover continues to be a great place to live with a friendly local community.

This report seems very similar to last year: life moves slowly – however the years 2018-19 have seen a few changes arising in the village itself:

  • Building has started for the new homes to come to the village. Despite a planning battle with the council and then a council battle with national bodies, the houses are being built to the builders’ scheme rather then to be more in fitting with village housing stock. Unfortunately, in addition to this, there was great inconvenience and angst caused to those who live on or near Holly Tree Drive as 100s of wagons illegally used the Holly Tree Drive access to the site. Thankfully after some affirmative action from local residents and the Parish council, with support from the media, this situation has been resolved.
  • We won the Best Kept Village Competition for last year!! The hard work by nearly 20 litter-pickers last year will have helped as we took over 20 overflowing bags of rubbish off our lanes. The welcoming appearance of both the Crown and the Bells of Peover were a positive element as well as was the Village shop. As we look towards 2019’s Best Kept Village competition the efforts of those who supported litter picking during the recent rather wet event  -and those that contributed over that weekend – will hopefully count in our favour as judges come, unannounced, to judge us this summer. We hope to do a litter pick again in early September and involve as many as possible to keep Lower Peover looking as good as it can. Keep an eye on the parish noticeboard (outside the Country Store)
  • and the Lower Peover Facebook page for details of new events and make sure that we have your email address but writing to the village clerk.
  • We have welcomed a new member of the Parish Council this year: Alison Painter, who has had connections to the village for generations, is a great addition. Alison, tother with George Dutton  supported the PC contribution to the WW! Commemorative event held at the church.
  • Two other new additions made by the PC this year are the addition of posts around the Tree of Imagination – to try to reduce the impact of cars parking on the grass verge and churning it up and to try to reduce the chance of incident on that corner. The other addition being a new phonebox to our portfolio of Parish Phone Boxes [!]
  • The PC would like to thank the Rev Dr Jane Lloyd for her many years of service as the Vicar of Lower Peover and wish her well as she takes up her new post in Haslington.
  • In Parish Council business we have seen a continuation of several items from previous years:
  1. The dumping of rubble on the land behind Brookfield Cottage, Foxcovert lane has upset a large number of locals as the once easy, green walk over towards the A50 has become a muddy, difficult and unpleasant route. Councillors have worked hard alongside Cheshire West Council but without resolution.
  2.  The once near derelict bridge/footway leading from Foxcovert Lane bridge towards the A50 is now fully repaired and plans are afoot to work with the council on repairing the path from Foxcovert Lane towards the church.
  3. Efforts to try to establish a Neighbourhood Plan have floundered sadly.  Such a plan would become a legally binding document that influences future village development. An locals who wish to become involved would be very welcome.
  4. The ‘Walk To School’ project has seen is explore a number of options – including scoping for a countryside walk way behind the school: but this proved extremely expensive and the Walk to School group continue their efforts to secure a solution but the Parish Council are struggling to support this with anything realistic.
  5. The Superfast Broadband Scheme has been a huge benefit for some residents but not for more outlying houses and we continue to raise this issue with BT.  
  6. We remind ourselves that the old telephone box from outside the Village shop has an AED installed – and If you would like to have training regular monthly training is held at Knutsford Methodist Church please contact Knutsford First Responders Community Trust for more details. In addition we now need to consider what we might use the other telephone Box for and this will be decided in parish meetings this year.
  7. Lower Peover Parish Council joined the ‘Operation Shield’ Project, being organized by the Cheshire Constabulary over 18 months ago: This is an initiative on their behalf to mark valuable items within the home which are frequently stolen when a burglary takes place.  We have held a few events for the release of information and packs for local residents – but we still have a number of packs for residents unclaimed. The police are happy to support with the distribution of these and we need to gain an idea of names and addresses where packs are yet to be delivered. Please do participate. The village has gained a number of signs to warn potential intruders that this is an Operation Shield area.

Please contact our Clerk or any member of the Parish Council if you have any comments relevant to Lower Peover or if you have any suggestions for future projects.

Louise Corlett

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

July 5th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984)

Temporary Road Closure

Hulme Lane in the Parish of Shakerley Ward

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit traffic on the following lengths of roads in Shakerley Ward to enable Hulme lane – Road
Maintenance works works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council: Hulme Lane – from Birchwood Road to Swan Grove
Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture building construction works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade ambulance or police purposes. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use alternative routes.
The closure will come into force on 8th July 2019 and will be in force for a maximum of 5 days. It is anticipated that the work will last for approximately 1 day.

EU Settlement Scheme – Practical Support for Vulnerable EEA and Swiss citizens in Cheshire East

June 13th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on EU Settlement Scheme – Practical Support for Vulnerable EEA and Swiss citizens in Cheshire East)

Community & Voluntary Services Cheshire East (CVS) is offering practical support for EEA and Swiss citizens to complete their EU Settlement Scheme applications.  

CVS, in partnership with the Citizens Advice service in Cheshire East has received funding from the Home Office to deliver practical support for vulnerable EEA and Swiss citizens to complete their EU Settlement Scheme applications. This project will be supporting EU residents living or working in Cheshire East who may be marginalised or in need of extra help applying to the EU Settlement Scheme.  

Those who may require additional support include victims of domestic abuse, those with severe mental health conditions, those without a permanent address, and those who are elderly or isolated. 

 CVS is one of 57 organisations who have received a share of £9m that has been made available across the UK for voluntary and community sector organisations to support vulnerable EU citizens.  

UK Immigration Minister, Rt Hon Caroline Nokes said: 

 “EU citizens are our friends, family and neighbours, and we want them to stay.” 

“We are determined to ensure that no one is left behind, which is why we have made £9 million available to community and voluntary organisations to provide support to vulnerable people who may have difficulties applying.”

“I’m delighted that CVS Cheshire East will be working in partnership with us to ensure that everyone has the support they need to apply.” 

EU citizens applying to the Scheme only need to complete three key steps – prove their identity, show that they live in the UK, and declare any criminal convictions. Applicants can use any laptop, tablet or mobile device to apply. 

Caroline Whitney, Chief Executive of CVS Cheshire East says: 

“I am pleased that CVS in partnership with our local Citizens Advice have been able to access this funding. It was important to us that our local community had the chance to access one to one support and advice in completing their applications and this funding has given us the opportunity to achieve this.  Through this funding, we are able to reach and support those that most need our help.“ 

To access this help, CVS are urging anyone in Cheshire East and surrounding areas who feel they need additional support to contact them. They can be contacted on: 

01270 763100, or through our website 

Additional support is also available to those EU citizens in the UK who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to apply online. This includes over 200 assisted digital locations across the UK where applicants can be supported through their application.  

Deal or no deal, EU citizens will have until at least 31 December 2020 to apply.  

Womens Institute News

June 7th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | WI News - (Comments Off on Womens Institute News)

Wednesday 1st May 2019

There was no guest speaker this month, the meeting was mainly concerned with discussing the two resolutions being put forward by NFWI this year and deciding which one our members wanted to support.

The remainder of the meeting was spent discussing the decoration of the bauble we have been asked to provide for the Centenary celebrations of the Cheshire Federation of the WI celebrations this year, the Cheshire Show arrangements, our October meeting Craft Show and the various outings we have planned over the next few months.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday June 5th at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when the speaker will be Rowena Lovalt and the talk “A Lingerie Designers Life”, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.



The dates for viewing the accounts are 17th June to 26th July 2019 inclusive with full details of how to view the 2018/2019 accounts available in the notices below and on the Parish Council notice board.


Local Authority Accounts: A Summary of your rights

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2018/2019 Part 2 ( includes Sections 1 and 2)

Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

June 7th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert)

What you need to know

Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official

The suspect will say either:

  • There has been fraudulent activity at the victims’ bank and the staff at the bank are involved, the victim is then asked to withdraw money to either keep it safe or assist the police with their investigation
  • A business such as a jewellers or currency exchange is fraudulent and they require the victims’ assistance to help secure evidence by purchasing jewellery or exchange a large amount of currency to hand over to the police
  • The victims’ card has been compromised and used to purchase goods by a suspect, the victim is requested to withdraw their money to keep it safe or hand over their bank card to the police

What you need to do

​​​​​​​Your bank or the police will never:

Occasionally the victim will be told to dial a non-emergency extension of ‘161’ to receive confirmation of the individual’s bogus identity, the bogus official will advise the victim to lie about the reason for the withdrawal or purchase if challenged by staff, as the staff member is involved in the fraud
A courier attends the victim’s home address to collect the goods the same day Often the victim is given a code word for the courier as a way of authentication

  • Phone and ask you for your PIN or full banking password
  • Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
  • Ask you to transfer money out of your account
  • Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards to cheque books

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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’.

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