19/01315/OUT – Dwellings at Fox & Barrel, Cotebrook (Refused)

We have just been notified that this application (19/01315/out has been refused for more details refer to : CWaC Simple Search Page: use this link https://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage

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Parish Council Meetings

Due to the successful the Management Team at Corebrook Village Hall have had in securing a National Lottery grant to refurbish their hall, for the next few months, the Parish Council meetings will be held at Utkinton Village Hall.

This involves:

November meeting (starting at 7.30pm)                                                             December meeting (starting at 7pm)                                                                               January meeting (stating at 7.30pm)

Please see the meeting timetable (below) as this also includes locations for 2020 Parish Council Meetings.

UCPC Meeting locations for noticeboard 19_20


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“Cut off in me prime!” – A Tirley lane Update

It cannot have escaped your notice that Tirley Lane currently resembles ‘the Somme’, there are workmen everywhere so I asked them what was going on and what was the plan of ‘attack!’

They have been installing kerbing between ‘Silver Birches’ and ‘Heyeswood’ and hope to have that finished later today (Thursday).  They have also cut back the overhanging hedge line for most of the lane and are clearing up the rubbish.

Tomorrow (Friday) they will be Planing from the school to just above ‘Long Meadow’ and also the entrance to the Lane from Heaths Lane.  They have promised that we will be able to access from one end or the other so please be patient.

On Monday / Tuesday they will be tarmacing and making good.

I want to say ‘Thank You’ to all concerned for the way in which they have handled this – my only request might have been an ‘order of battle’, so we could gird our lions.


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Just in case you weren’t aware …

Just in case you didn’t see our earlier post … this sign has been placed at the junction of Heaths Lane and Tirley Lane.  Access will be / should be, available for residents but please don’t try to use Tirley Lane as a cut through – use Quarry Bank!  When it says ROAD CLOSED they mean it!

We hope that this is for the surfacing of the whole lane, but won’t know until they actually start.

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CWaC Public Health Update – Stoptober 2019

We just received this information update.

PH Key Messages – Stoptober

Click on the link above to open the PDF

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TRO for Tirley Lane 30th September 2019

Please find attached a PDF  Tirley Lane 5-day-notice-114984511-3184736 file for this.  The detail of the TRO is also reprinted below:

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Road Closure 

Tirley Lane in the Parish of Tarporley Ward

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 Tarporley Ward to enable Maintenance Works works to be carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council.

Tirley Lane, Utkinton

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 30th September 2019 and will be in force for a maximum of five days. It is anticipated that the work will last for approximately 1 day.

For diversion route, please see attached plan

 Kieran Collins (Ref TRO 2618) Place Operations

Highways Office Guilden Sutton Lane Guilden Sutton Chester

Cheshire CH3 7EX Tel: 0300 123 7036

Email: engch@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk 25th September 2019


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New Planning Application – Westlands, Quarry Bank

A New Application has been posted for ‘Westlands’, Quarry Bank, please check the link below for details:

Whilst the Application was received by CWaC it has only just appeared, if you wish to support, raise objections or challenge please go to the link below.


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Planning Application 19/03090/FUL. Forest Farm, Heaths Lane

You may, or not be aware that a Planning Application to redevelop the barns at Forest Farm on Heaths Lane, Utkinton into seven (7) 3 – 4 bedroom dwellings and the existing milking parlour and hay barns will be used.  Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council is seeking your views, for or against, this development. Links to the formal application can be found here:


You are able to submit your comments online.  If, however, you would like to add them to the Parish Council submission, please email them directly to utkintonandcotebrookclerk@gmail.com

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Healthy Living Workshop – 31st October, Holmes Chapel

HEALTHY LIVING HALF-DAY WORKSHOP – in partnership with Arnie Skelton at Effective Training

Thursday 31st October 10.00am – 2.00pm – Holmes Chapel Community Centre

£55 per person – inclusive of morning refreshments and lunch

Many thanks to those of you who responded to my request for expressions of interest.  Due to the positive response I got we have decided to go ahead with the event.  I do hope you, your family, friends or colleagues will still be able to support us.

Who is this workshop for?

Anyone who has a personal interest in their own health and well-being, and/or helping others live healthier lives, such as children, family, friends, customers and work colleagues.  This is particularly important when we consider that a number of our ‘staffing’ issues are centred around stress or other mental health issues.  This workshop will help us better understand the issues and how we might be part of the solution.


What will I get by attending?

  • a complete picture of how the mind and body can work together to create a healthy life
  • a live example of what success looks like, and how it happened
  • a clear understanding of how nutrition works, and how and why food works on the body and the mind
  • strategies to create a permanent healthy living lifestyle, rather than a series of yo-yo diets or fads; this includes healthy eating, and low investment, high return exercise
  • practical hints and tips to identify then remove typical barriers, blocks and behaviours that get in the way of putting what you want to do into effective action

What does the session look like?

  • As you arrive: a looped slide show of some amazing facts and figures…
  • welcome, introductions, outline of the day
  • Arnie’s story: a personal journey that demonstrates how life can change easily, quickly, cheaply, and for the better
  • Anna’s expertise: how our bodies have evolved to eat; how different foods and eating patterns impact on our bodies; navigating the health maze; the personal benefits you can get from eating healthily; and how to make it easy and enjoyable
  • Arnie’s top 20 hints and tips for blockbusting unhelpful habits, thoughts and behaviours
  • A Q&A session

At the end of the morning – over the lunch period – there will be the opportunity for a 15-minute 1-1 session with Arnie or Anna.  You will be able to book your ‘slot’ on the day.

This event is not limited to Clerks and Councillors.  If you have family, friends or colleagues who you think might benefit or be interested in such an opportunity then do please sign them up too!

To book your place(s) contact Hazel or Nikki at:


hazelmerrill@chalc.org.uk   Nikkihewitt@chalc.org.uk

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Hedging your bets!

We’ve had a couple of requests from residents across the Parish for all landowners (and that includes households) to trim back their hedges where they are overhanging pavements or roads.  Now that its September you can safely do it.

There are examples where overhangs make it difficult to walk and some, on narrow lanes, that make it hazardous to drive, cycle or ride safely.

Please take a look.

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