Attention residents of Cotebrook!

Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council

A Meeting to discuss the

Outline Planning Application 19/01315/OUT for three market dwellingsproposed development at ‘The Fox and Barrel’

The Parish Council invites you to attend a meeting at Cotebrook Village Hall at which your local Parish Councillor (Marian Atkinson) and the Council’s Chair (Francis Tunney) will be on hand to answer your questions.  They will discuss how you are able to comment, positively or negatively, on this application and how to do so. – either as a letter or as an online submission.

The deadline for submissions is 31st May 2019.

The meeting will be held in the ‘Alex Timpson Room’ at Cotebrook Village Hall on Monday 27th May at 7:00 pm.

We hope to see you there.

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CWaC Homelessness Survey

From CWaC;

Homelessness consultation

The Council would like to hear from people who have contacted the Council’s Housing Options service for advice on housing, homelessness, or to make a homeless application.

If you have experienced homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, please tell us about your experience and what the key issues are for you, by taking part in our online survey. To complete the survey please click Homelessness Survey

If you have not experienced homelessness, or you would prefer to give us your views on a short postcard, please click Postcard Survey

What you tell us will be used to help improve homelessness services.

The deadline for responses is 30th June 2019.

For further information or to request paper copies please contact:



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A shout for help! We need prizes …

… We are very low on Raffle Prizes for the Garden Fete at Tirley Garth this year.

If you’re a local business wishing to donate a prize in return for publicity on our flyers, please send me a message. It’s for the Utkinton Fete at Tirley Garth on 30th June.

All donations welcome!

Please let me know.

Susie Wilson




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Bespoke storage in Utkinton

It isn’t often that we have news about commercial opportunities to post but this is quite exciting. Some months ago the owners of Rose Farm decided to relocate some of their farming activities to their other holdings around the village and, as a result, have begun to renovate the large buildings behind the Shop itself.

They posted this notice on social media yesterday. Who knows it could be an opportunity for employment in the village. If you are interested call David Johnson on 07763 492899 or email to enquire about space.

Good luck to them.

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Tonight!! Gin Tasting in Cotebrook


In Cotebrook Village Hall

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What comes around …

… goes around, or so they say.

Just come back from a wonderful occasion marking 100 years of WI at an afternoon tea in Utkinton Village Hall. Lots of ladies there plus a smattering of chaps as well. Cakes, savoury pies, tea et al – on a beautiful late spring day in a lovely location.

Margaret Bowers has a smashing archive of material dating right back to the beginnings of WI in Utkinton and, just to prove the title of this piece here are two extracts:

“May 1924;

… a mock Parliament was held on the question; “What was most needed in the Village?”

Suggestions were: improvement of roads; a letter box, schools disinfected; a railway station; a daily bus and a myriad other items.

March 1925

… There was a suggestion that the Crosville Motor Company should again be approached with a view to running a small bus through the village once or twice a week. A letter to be signed by all the members of the Institute.”

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Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council 14th May 2019

Last evening we held the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual Parish Council Meeting and, for the record the following Councillors, who were elected on 2nd May 2019 accepted office:

  • Marian Atkinson
  • Roger Barnes
  • Tony Burford (apology for missing the meeting)
  • Tony Dahill
  • Jason Hughes (elected Vice-Chair for 2019/20)
  • Andrew Needham
  • Ian Priestner
  • Graham Stewart
  • Francis Tunney (elected Chair for 2019/20)

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Road Closure – A54 Kelsall Bypass

We have been advised by Cheshire West & Chester Council that the A54 will be closed from 15th May 12pm-2am for a maximum of five days but the work is only expected to last one day.

This is so that Scottish Power can undertake overhead cable work.

Please see the attached temporary road order.

TRO 4410 Kelsall Bypass

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Community Transport Presentation Tomorrow

At tomorrow’s ‘Annual Parish Meeting’ of Utkinton and Cotebrook there will be a presentation of proposals for ‘Transport for all the Community’.

It will commence around 7:05pm in Utkinton Village Hall and all residents of the Parish are welcome to come and take part and offer your comments.

The Annual Parish Meeting is your opportunity to raise any matters about the community we live in – it is not the Annual Parish Council Meeting that will follow at 7:30pm at which we will elect a Chair and Vice-chair for the coming 12 months and welcome new and old Councillors.

We hope to see you.

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New pages dedicated to Utkinton Garden Fete

Our annual Garden Fete will take place in the magnificent grounds of Tirley Garth on Saturday 29th June 2019 and we have launched a page and subpages just for the Fete. Take a look by clicking on in the main menu and scroll down the sub menus to see a video of the Rose Queen Procession, some information on the Raffle and all about Volunteering.


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