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

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’.

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

October 2018 Newsletter

October 25th, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News - (Comments Off on October 2018 Newsletter)

The Parish Council and volunteers hand deliver the biannual newsletter to residents.

You can download the most recent edition below:-

October 2018 Newsletter

If you would like to receive a copy of the newsletter by email, please send your contact details to the clerk at lowerpeoverpc@tiscali.co.uk

Lower Peover WI – October 2018

October 15th, 2018 | Posted by Sarah Morgan in News | WI News - (Comments Off on Lower Peover WI – October 2018)

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

This month’s meeting was our produce show – we were all asked to bring a variety of produce/craft items for judging.  The categories included – plain biscuits, a dried flower card, a flower arrangement, miniature art work, a water photograph, and a favourite hat with a note to say why.  All the members took part in the judging for the favourite item in each category and at the end of the evening we discovered who had submitted them and won the cup for each category.

Three of our members reported back following their attendance at ‘A Cheshire Walking Weekend’ in Coniston. The weekend in late September had been organised by Cheshire Federation for WI and there were guided walks on all days to suit different levels of walking skills. In the evening, after dinner there were games, entertainment from the members, skittles and quizzes. They all had a fantastic time with good fun and friendship, lots of chatting but with time for quiet reflection, or to settle down with a book. They were blessed with fantastic weather most of the time and the Lake District showed off her autumnal beauty. Thank you to the organisers of the weekend and the guides. A good time was had by all.

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday November 7th  at 7.30pm in Lower Peover School and will consist of the AGM followed by Speaker Kath Reynolds on; ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly’.We would love to welcome anyone who may be interested to come and join us.

Consultation on Rural Crime Strategy

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

Cheshire Police Alert Logo

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
Warrington
WA4 2AF

Monday 8 October, 7pm-8.30pm
Reaseheath College
Reaseheath
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 6DF

Tuesday 16 October, 7pm-8.30pm
The Barbour Institute
High Street
Tattenhall
Chester
CH3 9PX

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

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