Willington Lane Road Works

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure

Willington Lane Tarvin & Kelsall Ward

Willington Lane – From Willington Hall Entrance to Sandstone Trail / John Street

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 the effect of which will be to prohibit traffic on the following lengths of roads in Tarvin & Kelsall Ward to enable Willington Lane Carriageway repairs works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council – Willington Lane- From Willington Hall Entrance to Sandstone Trail / John Street

Nothing in the Order shall prevent driving upon the said lengths of road of any vehicle which is being used for the conveyance of persons goods or merchandise to or from any premises situate on or adjacent to the lengths of road or in connection with agriculture building construction works of repair and the like or use in an emergency of vehicles for fire brigade ambulance or police purposes. A through route will not always be available and any vehicles not requiring access to properties on the length of road should use alternative routes.

The closure will come into force on 23rd July 2019 and will be in force for a maximum of 5 days. It is anticipated that the work will last for approximately 3 days.

For diversion route, please see attached plan

Kieran Collins (Ref TRO 4522) Place Operations

Highways Office, Guilden Sutton Lane

Guilden Sutton, Chester

Cheshire CH3 7EX

Tel: 0300 123 7036

Email: engch@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

17th July 2019

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19/01315/OUT – 4 dwellings on Fox and Barrel car park.

The Parish Council has submitted its formal objection on behalf of the Parish and residents.  You can view it by clicking on the link below:

Objection to Revised 19_01315_OUT by UCPC    (PDF Version)

Objection to Revised 19_01315_OUT by UCPC   (Word Version)

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Marian’s Afternoon Tea!

What a delight it was!  In a beautiful setting (Les worked so hard) and with some scrumptious food to boot.  Marian is a tireless worker for Cotebrook St John, the Village Hall and also our Parish Council and her dedication showed. Held in aid of St John and The Holy Cross the audience was entertained by Alan Hague with some classic tracks from our youth – he deserves to be heard by more.

Well done everyone.

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Utkinton and Cotebrook Community Bus Services

We had a fairly lively discussion at Parish Council  last night, about the current transport provision and, whilst we have posted this before, it is worth doing so again.

Each Tuesday and Thursday you can get from Utkinton to Cheshire Oaks and back and have sufficient time to spend there (around 2 1/2 hours) and still be back in time for tea…  Unfortunately your bus pass is only valid on the return journey, but it’s a good service nonetheless.

We also have a local Community Car service whereby, if you join the scheme, you can book 24-hours in advance and get a round trip for £5.00 – last year almost 650 trips were taken.

Both services are outline below.

Current Community Transport

Over the next couple of months we will be asking all residents of Tarporley Ward for their views as to what they need from a community bus – watch out for the surveys online of a questionnaire dropping on your doormat.

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Afternoon Tea at Racecourse Lane

11th July – Afternoon Tea in aid of St John of the Holy Cross

Being held at Pinecones, Racecourse Lane, Cotebrook @ 3:00 – 5:30 (selection of savouries, sandwiches cakes etc. Only £7.00)


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Public Meeting – Cotebrook 5/7/2019

If you are planning to come to this meeting about 19/01315/OUT (Fox and Barrel) we will be open from around 7:00 but the meeting will start at 7:30.

Hope to see you there.


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July Public Health Meeting

The July Public Health Briefing is focusing on Men’s Health.

Below is the briefing document.

PH Key Messages – July Men’s Health

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Dog Warden Service

Cheshire West & Chester Council have advised us that they are starting a six week consultation period on changes to the dog warden service.

Any one can respond to the proposed changes until 11th August 2019.

Please see the attached for more details.

Dog Warden Consultation

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Public Meeting at Cotebrook – Update

We are beginning to get acceptances for this so if you would like to attend please get in touch

F Tunney – utkintonpc@gmail.com  07860 917446

Parish Clerk – utkintonandcotebrookclerk@gmail.com

We are told that the Developer, Clay-Rose Ltd will be attending, so this is your opportunity to pose questions to them.

Members of the Parish Council will also be in attendance.

If you wish to review the documents then please go to https://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/ where you will find this screen, in the ‘Search box’ simply enter the application number 19/01315/out and it will show you the documents.

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The Fete

Well what a wonderful day it turned out to be – apart from a tiny splattering of drizzle around 5pm, the weather was marvellous.

It was good to see so many people there and it certainly seemed better attended than many before.  My personal thanks go out to;

  • Steph Wrather, Susie Wilson, Suzanne Lunt and Lucy Griffith – all of who kept me going through the day,
  • Julie and Sadie Pine for all the hard work  in preparing and managing the 70th ‘Rose Queen Procession’,
  • Our hosts Professor Phil and Mrs Alexis Redmond who made a brief appearance and stayed for quite a time plus their staff who made the erection and breakdown of the stalls so easy.
  • The ‘Car Park Crew’ led by Graham Stewart
  • The ladies of Utkinton WI – always cheerfully dispensing tea and cakes!
  • The Crewe Concert Band – who played a really good set in blistering conditions
  • Infinity Theatre and Dance Group – brilliant
  • The school for organising the annual ‘Mark Williamson’ Football Trophy
  • The 4+1 bike riders who joined us in honour of Jonathan Curwen and Clatterbridge 
  • And the myriad helpers who turned up, got stuck in and got on with it.

But most of all those of you who attended to make this the quintessential English Garden Fete.

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