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

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 lowerpeoverpc@tiscali.co.uk

For further details on how the kits work, see the website at  www.selectadna.co.uk

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

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

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

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

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.

Parish Clerk Vacancy

August 6th, 2018 | Posted by Administrator in Events | News - (Comments Off on Parish Clerk Vacancy)


Lower Peover is a great place to live. It is uniquely placed in two unitary Authorities of Cheshire East and Cheshire West and Chester. It has approximately 450 residents on the electoral register in around 285 houses.

The Parish Clerk will coordinate and oversee a wide range of Council activities such as planning monthly meetings, minute taking, recording financial transactions, receiving details of planning applications, putting together the end of year accounts as well as monthly finance reports and bank reconciliation. The role also includes administration of the Parish Council Facebook site and web site.

The post is part time amounting to 20 hours per month but some months the hours may be more, with a salary in the range of £2800 – £3000 per annum depending on experience. The hourly rate is currently £12.12. The salary is based on local council pay scale LC1 grade 18-22.

The clerk will work from their home, be the primary point of contact for the Council and working with the councillors will set agendas for the council monthly meetings of which there are 5 per year. Normally meetings take place in an evening at Lower Peover Primary School. The Clerk would be expected to attend these meetings.

Computer skills are essential to achieve the varied communications required by a forward-looking local council. A knowledge of local council procedures would be desirable but not essential.

Applications should be made in writing to the Chairman of Lower Peover Parish Council by 18th August 2018 with your CV and a covering letter highlighting any relevant qualifications, experience and or interests which you feel would make you right for this job.
Louise Corlett
Woodside Cottage
Foxcovert Lane
Lower Peover
WA16 9QP Or email loucorlett@btinternet.com


July 2nd, 2018 | Posted by Administrator in News - (Comments Off on PERIOD FOR THE EXERCISE OF PUBLIC RIGHTS ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR END 31ST MARCH 2018)

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014
Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)

Lower Peover Parish Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited. Any person interested has the right to inspect accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and other documents relating to these records or documents.

These documents for Lower Peover Parish Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 9am and 5pm on working days (excluding public holidays).

Commencing on 2nd July 2018
Ending on 16th August 2018

If you wish to view them then please contact the names smaller authority representative:

Liz McGrath lowerpeoverpc@tiscali.co.uk  07973681226

Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to account or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority. The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on 2nd July 2018 and ends on 16th August 2018.

The smaller authority’s annual return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practise

The appointed auditor of Lower Peover Parish Council is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (REF: SBA team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharfe, London, E14 4HD Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7516 2200

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