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.


Remembrance Sunday Commemorative Event

November 5th, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Events | News - (Comments Off on Remembrance Sunday Commemorative Event)

Remembrance Sunday Commemorative Event

Battle’s Over: A Nation’s Tribute at St Oswald’s ChurchSunday 11th November 6.30pm

Lower Peover is playing its part in Battle’s Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.

Organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Battle’s Over takes place on November 11th 2018, with events throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and at scores of locations overseas, including New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, Bermuda, France, Belgium, Canada, the United States and Germany, to name but a few.

In Lower Peover, the event will begin outside St Oswald’s church to the sound of the Mereside Brass band. The commemoration will begin around the war memorial with the reading of ‘The Tribute to the Millions’ by Knutsford Town Mayor, Peter Coan and the Act of Remembrance. The bugler, Lewis Frost, will sound The Last Post to begin the 2-minutes silence along with buglers at more than 1,000 other locations.

At 7.00 p.m. the WW1 Beacon of Light will be lit signifying the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war.Then at 7.05pm the St Oswald’s bell ringers will ring the church bells as part of Ringing Out for Peace organised in association with the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers along with over 1000 churches and cathedrals across the country.

Returning inside St Oswald’s church a commemoration event will include readings, tributes, reflections, and music by Jo Farrow and the Catenian and Friends Male Voice Choir.

Refreshments, including cake made to a WW1 recipe, will be available at the interval.

Smithy Green currently has a wonderful display depicting WW1 scenes in remembrance:-

Thanks to John Halliwell for allowing us to use the photographs

Consultation on Rural Crime Strategy

October 4th, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Events | News - (Comments Off on Consultation on Rural Crime Strategy)

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Two More Dates For Consultation On Rural Crime Strategy Announced

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner, David Keane, is to hold two more public events to give local residents the opportunity to have their say on the county’s new rural crime strategy.

Following on from the events in Macclesfield and Warrington this week, two more events will be held in Nantwich and Tattenhall over the next couple of weeks.

The events provide the opportunity for local residents to talk to their local policing team about issues in their area and to meet with the commissioner and the constabulary’s rural crime lead, chief inspector Simon Meegan, to give them feedback on the draft rural crime strategy prior to its publication.

The strategy has been developed in response to the local rural crime survey conducted in Cheshire over the summer and the recent national rural crime survey.

It outlines the priorities for rural officers and sets out the ways police in Cheshire will tackle rural and wildlife crime from now until 2021.

David said: “This strategy has been heavily influenced by the views of local residents who took their time to give us feedback as part of the rural crime survey. We have listened to what they told us but we want to ensure the strategy takes into account their priorities.

“The survey told us that more than two thirds of residents who live in Cheshire’s rural communities think police are doing a good job keeping their communities safe, but there is still more we can do to protect our more remote communities.

“Rural communities have their own unique crime related issues which can have a significant impact on residents or farming and businesses. It’s imperative for police to be specially equipped and trained to tackle these issues.

“As part of the plan, I’ve set five priorities for police in Cheshire to deliver over the next four years to ensure we tackle rural crime head on.”

Full details of the remaining events are detailed below:

Thursday 4 October, 7pm-8.30pm
Stockton Heath Police Station
Grappenhall Road
Stockton Heath

Monday 8 October, 7pm-8.30pm
Reaseheath College

Tuesday 16 October, 7pm-8.30pm
The Barbour Institute
High Street

Message Sent By
Caroline Tozer (Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Communications Officer, Police and Crime Commissioner)

Selecta DNA Property Marking Kits

September 28th, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Events | News - (Comments Off on Selecta DNA Property Marking Kits)

Lower Peover Parish Council has purchased SelectaDNA property marking kits for every resident to protect their valuables from burglary. The kits are an effective way to reduce crime when used in conjunction with local signage that is now installed in the village.

These kits are specific to each household, so they can make property identifiable to the police if it is stolen.  The use of Selecta DNA in whole communities has shown that the area is less likely to be targeted for theft than an area that has not been covered, reducing incidences of burglary by up to 83% in some areas.

The next session for issuing the kits is taking place on Tuesday 16th October at 6pm at Lower Peover Primary School.

The kits will be available to collect following a short presentation by the Cheshire Police.

Sarah Morgan, the new clerk to Lower Peover Council, says ”The Council would like every resident to take up this offer and if you are not able to attend, please let the Parish Council know via phone or email and we will arrange a suitable time for you to be issued with your kit”

Lower Peover Parish can be contacted by phone on 07958055158 or by email at

For further details on how the kits work, see the website at

Lower Peover WI – September 2018

September 23rd, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in Events | News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – September 2018)

Wednesday 5th September 2018

This month’s talk ‘What is Art and who decides what is good art?’ was given by Philip Powell from Philips Art Gallery Altrincham.   Philip illustrated his talk with a varied collection of paintings from his own art dealing business.  There was a great deal of discussion as to whether good art was that which gave pleasure to the viewer or whether it was decided by the art experts who valued it.  An interesting exercise was trying to work out the most expensive of the paintings he had brought to show us.

Arrangements for the several outings planned for the Autumn, including a visit and talk at Arighi Bianchi, the Terracotta Warriors, Curzons cinema for the ballet and of course the Christmas meal were also discussed.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday October 3rd  at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, it is a produce show and members are invite to submit items of cookery, craft, flower arrangements, photographs and this year your favourite hat. We would love to welcome anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Lower Peover WI – July 2018

August 26th, 2018 | Posted by Administrator in Events | News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – July 2018)

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Our July meeting was a garden meeting held in the beautiful garden of one of our members. We all had a wonderful time – eating great food provided by all the members, drinking prosecco, chatting and enjoying the wonderful weather. There was also a display of all the member’s entries for the Cheshire Show. Although we are a comparatively small WI, we had great success with our entries this year. Lower Peover won the Middlewich Cup awarded for presentation and interpretation in the group entry. The theme was Land, Sea and Sky, and our combined craft and cookery exhibit celebrating the role of women in the army, navy and air force in the First World War, also received many compliments from the visiting public. Several of our individual entries were given second prize or commendations and one of our members won a first and best in class.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday August 1st at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when the speaker will be Alf Hughes and the talk “Victorian Portraits”, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Lower Peover WI – June 2018

August 26th, 2018 | Posted by Administrator in Events | News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – June 2018)

Wednesday 6th June 2018

The Guest Speaker this evening was Josephine Gosling, who gave us a talk entitled “Amazing Walks”. Josephine and her husband are keen walkers and over the years have walked in Europe, USA, Africa and Australia and of course extensively in the UK. She encouraged the walkers amongst us to research each walk before the start, particularly to seek out any historical monuments or places we might pass through en route. She illustrated the benefit of this information with a series of interesting photographs and historical facts about many of the walks they have undertaken over the years. The July meeting be a garden meeting held in the garden of one of our members.
Our next Wednesday meeting will be on Wednesday August 1st at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when the speaker will be Alf Hughes and the talk “Victorian Portraits”, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Lower Peover WI – May 2018

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Wednesday 2nd May 2018

There was no guest speaker this month as the meeting was concerned with arrangements for future meetings and outings. Several outings have been arranged for 2018, including – The Terracotta Warriors in September, Arighi Bianchi in October, and Bents Garden Centre November/December. Members were asked to vote for speakers and topics to be discussed at future meetings, and ideas were requested for fund raising to enable booking of more expensive speakers. The venue for the garden meeting in July was also agreed. The rest of the evening was passed very enjoyably with several rounds of indoor bowling, tea and biscuits and a raffle.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday June 6th at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when the speaker will be Josephine Gosling and the talk “Amazing Walks”, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Lower Peover WI- April 2018

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Wednesday 4th April 2018

Our guest speakers this month were Graeme and Naomi Simister, volunteer Ambassadors for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust in Cheshire. The main purpose of the Trust is to give disadvantaged, disabled and terminally ill children a 5 day holiday of a lifetime in an exciting and magical environment, where disability knows no barriers. They described how the Trust, which was started in 1985, has developed over the years. The original farm premises have been renovated and today can provide accommodation for up to 28 children (though this is usually less as carers need to be accommodated as well). In addition there are two flats that can accommodate whole families if required. The outside facilities include adventure playgrounds, farm animals, an aviary and even a pirate ship in the woods, whilst indoors there are art and music rooms, a sensory suite, and cinema. The talk was illustrated with an informative DVD showing children of all abilities thoroughly enjoying themselves on what in some cases is their first ever holiday and in some sadly their last. In addition to the holidays the Trust now holds Christmas parties every year in order to accommodate even more children. The provision of these programmes obviously comes at a cost and fundraising is continuously required, but they are supported by several well-known celebrities and local volunteers and we are sure that inspiring talks such as this will raise more awareness of, and support for, this wonderful unique local facility.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday May 2nd at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when there will be a quiz and indoor bowling, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Lower Peover WI – August 2018

August 26th, 2018 | Posted by Administrator in Events | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – August 2018)

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Following a late cancellation, our Events Organiser, Nerys did a wonderful job finding a speaker for us at VERY short notice. She really hit a pot of gold. Eric Newton came to talk about the quite amazing and interesting life he had led. He described how he had taught himself to play the clarinet by ear, and subsequently became a Busker. Playing while running marathons too! He was so amusing and everyone was fascinated. The poor man was then dragged off to judge the China competition, a subject he had no knowledge about at all, but good heartedly joined in and chose the winners.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday September 5th at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School, when the speaker will be Phillip Powell and the talk is entitled “What is art and who decides what is good art?”, and we invite anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

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