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, euscheme@cvsce.org.uk or through our website www.cvsce.org.uk/EUSS-support 

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY) ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019

June 7th, 2019 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY) ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2019)

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.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS AND PUBLICATION OF ANNUAL GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY RETURN (EXEMPT AUTHORITY) 2018-2019

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)

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

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 www.surveymonkey.com/r/BTN6CT3

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 lowerpeoverpc@tiscali.co.uk

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