Dear residents of Utkinton and Cotebrook,
Over the last few weeks we, your Parish Council, have heard stories of residents being harassed by vendors at their doors. We have taken advice, and our advice to you is to ignore a knock on door, chances are these people work in pairs, while one is attracting your attention the other one could be round the back,or in your back door.
If you feel uncomfortable at all ring 999, DON’T HESITATE
Regards Councillor Roger Barnes
on behalf of your Parish Council.
The Parish Council has produced a set of documents in support of the decision by CwaC to refuse the Outline Planning Application (17/01595/OUT) on the grounds of Landscape Distinctiveness. These documents are available here or on the Cheshire West ‘Simple Search‘ page.
In essence we believe (as do the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group and the ‘Green Space Action Group’) that this development will do irreparable and irrevocable harm to the landscape of the village and the ASCV ( Area of Special County Value) in which it sits.
We hope that you take the time to read them and that you agree with the comments and rationale that the organisations who are trying to maintain the village’s (and the Parish’s) distinctive feel.
Further to previous posting and the notices placed around Utkinton, we have received a Traffic Regulation Order Notice from Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Please note the closing date for objections is Friday 28th September 2018.
20 MPH speed limit notice
Sometimes you cannot see what is right in front of you and when we found out that there is a Food Bank at St John and the Holy Cross in Cotebrook, it was a ‘no brainer’ that we should publicise it, So here goes.
St John and the Holy Cross at Cotebrook, operate a food bank collection on the first Sunday of every month; non-perishables such as packets of biscuits, rice, pasta, tea, jars, tins and toiletries can be left and they are taken to the food bank at Winsford by a member of the congregation.
If anyone from the parish wishes to participate, food can be left at the Village Hall during pre-school opening hours (9am to 3pm weekdays), please ensure foodstuffs are within their sell by or use by date.
If anyone wants further information they are welcome to call Marian Atkinson on 01829 760698. This is an hugely worthwhile enterprise so please support it.
Do you know someone living in our local area who struggles to get transport to do their shopping?
We are a small village business that aims to look after our community as much as possible.
For years now we have provided a local shuttle bus from Tarporley to here every Thursday morning where passengers have an hour to use our Post Office, do their shopping and even visit our cafe, gift shop and garden centre.
Spaces on the bus have become available, all we ask is for a small £2 donation.
If you know anyone who might be interested please don’t hesitate to contact us via message or phone 01829 732978
We wrote, a few days ago, asking residents of Utkinton to help us by sending in their views and opinions about what makes our village special to them. We’ve had some (thank you very much for those) but would really like more – hence we are asking again.
The deadline for our submission, on your behalf, is fast approaching so if you could send yours in ASAP.
Please send us a couple of paragraphs about Utkinton and what makes it special and, if you have any, a picture or two –
By email to email@example.com
By post to The Chair, c/o Long Meadow, Tirley Lane, Utkinton CW6 0JZ
You may be aware of the forthcoming appeal by the developers whose planning application (17/01595/OUT – 7 affordable and 5 market houses on the field adjacent to Rose Farm Shop) was refused by CWaC last year, well we would like to hear from you.
We are asking for residents of Utkinton to write to the Chair of the Parish Council (by email or by letter) to give us your views on what you consider to be the distinctiveness of Utkinton and what makes the village, what it is for you. What we would like is a short (no more than a couple of paragraphs) note of the key points that make Utkinton special and if you can, please attach a couple of photos from your perspective, that show the village at its best.
Unfortunately we need this fairly soon as the date for submissions is at the beginning of September, we won’t use personal information (name, address etc but would like a street and postcode.)
You can write to the Chair at
Or by post to:
Francis Tunney, Long Meadow, Tirley Lane, Utkinton CW6 0JZ
I meant to post this last week – but simply forgot – my apologies.
This event will be coming via Utkinton on the morning of 9th September – along Utkinton Lane, John Street and Quarry Bank, so it might get a tad congested up till 11:00
Event Plan – Sigma Sports CW125 Sportive
UK Cycling Events organise amateur non competitive cycling events in the UK. These events support amateur cyclists by selecting low traffic, interesting and scenic routes which can be cycled at various lengths to suit all abilities.
UK Cycling Events provides a support infrastructure for these events including:
- Food and Water stations
- Breakdown assistance
- Route marking and monitoring
- General First Aid at food and drink stations as well as support vehicles
The aim of the event is to provide an environment for cyclists of all ages to have a safe and enjoyable cycle.
Date: Sunday 9th September 2018
Name: Sigma Sports CW125
Start / Finish Venue: Oulton Park Circuit, Little Budworth, Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 9BW
Routes: 3 routes 125 Miles/ 79 miles/ 40 miles
Estimated Riding Numbers
- Epic Route: 300
- Standard Route: 200
- Short Route: 200
Event Management Contact: 01425 653372
Finesse Masonry have been busy over the last week and we thought you might like a ‘work in progress’ clip (it is looking splendid thus far and this morning they were spreading the new ground cover).