CWaC Christmas Recycling Leaflet

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Vacancy for Utkinton St Paul’s

Utkinton St Paul’s Cof E Primary School are looking for a person to undertake the role of minibus driver, primarily for morning collection of children and would like to appoint within the local area.

Please contact or apply to:

Mrs Yvonne Morgan

Admin Officer

Utkinton St. Paul’s C of E Primary School

Quarry Bank, Utkinton, Tarporley

Cheshire    CW6 0LA

Tel. 01829 732322

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Utkinton Quiz Night

Its that time of year when events and the weather collide. Atrocious rain, hail and even a touch of sleet to gether with TWO Christmas Fairs in the Parish combined to deliver a lower than expected but nonetheless vocal set of 7 teams who competed in this annual ‘battle of the brains’, with questions set by Richard Francis.

The eventual winners were ‘Strictly Not!’ with a magnificent score of 43.5. Some really good food, great company, a fantastic raffle and a good bar all helped to raise funds for the village hall.

Well done to all who organised and to the plucky contestants who braved the weather.

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Decision on ‘Melgarth’ looming

We posted this on the website and Facebook as well as the amendments, but a concerned resident felt it worth reiterating.

As it stands there is little that the Parish Council is able formally object to but we have expressed serious concerns about:
  • Height
  • Hedges
  • Building line
  • Over development
  • Highways
  • Overlooking

However, there is still time for concerned residents to submit objections and you have until 27th November to do so.

Having spoken with the Planning Officer (Mrs Logue) about the amendments, this is what she told us;

As this is at outline stage only, things are likely to change.  Mrs Logue did say that the Ecology and Biodiversity teams would be looking at hedges et al.  From the outline plans the developer is proposing to put up a wall, as against a fence.  But things can and may change.

Vis-a-vis the height of each property then that is, relatively easy to calculate – each room height is around 2.4m and the roof void half of that so we are talking about 6m – 7m from floor to pitch.  However this masks that Plot 1 will already be around 1m higher than the road already.  She did say that the distance between the rear windows of ‘Melgarth’ and the rear windows of properties in North Brook Road fell outside of the minimum (21m).”
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Heaths lane is done – well done to CWaC Engineers and the main contractors – Ringway, its as smooth as the proverbial!


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Northgate Planning Application 17/01595/out

Just had notification that this application has been refused.

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Call for items for ‘The Courier’

We go to ‘press on the 17th November with our ‘Christmas Issue’ and if you have anything you would like us to feature I really need them by Monday 13th so I can compile the issue.

If you do have the a page (A5) contains an average of 400 words, please submit in word or text file format. If you have picture then please provide them in jpg format and high resolution. You can mal them to the editor (me)

This issue we hope to feature:

  • School / PTA
  • Neighbourhood Plan
  • Planning applications
  • WI News
  • Parish Council News
  • Village Hall News
  • A page showing all the parish businesses
  • Events
  • Who’s who in the Village Hall(s) and Parish Council
  • Some Parish history
  • St John and the Holy Cross

But your contributions are very welcome – get writing.

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The Saga – Part Four

We rejoin the story with three previous episodes behind us and a new one to come.  I got an explanation, of sorts, from a contact at CWaC Highways, not the person I had written to …

Hello Francis,

I believe we spoke on the phone last Friday with regards to the works that were initially scheduled to begin on the 20th October, as per TTRO1735.

I must apologise that the works did not take place on that date, and that an incorrect notice was in place.

I sent the initial notices for the closures in the Vale Road area in August, so that appropriate road space could be booked in advance. Notices are then circulated by the admin team in Vale Royal ( this notice was circulated on the 4th October.

Subsequently there have been changes to our surfacing programme due to time lost due to inclement weather. I was aware of the change of programme but unfortunately I did not update/cancel the TTRO to reflect this.

With regards to when the works will take place, the new programme dates for the surfacing of Heaths Lane are 16th-17th November. A TTRO for these works will be issued next week.

If these dates change, I will inform you and ensure that the TTRO is corrected.

Best regards,”

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Tarporley Rotary Christmas Social

Just been asked to publicise this event.  A list for those who would like to attend from our Parish is in Rose Farm Shop.  Transport to and from is available and free and we will keep you updated as to details.

Tarporley Rotary Xmas event

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My name is Peter …

… actually its Frank, but the analogy of ‘the boy who cried wolf’ serves well here.  Having rung CWaC four times, spoken with three people and left one voicemail, I resorted to an email to Keiran Collins, the head of Highways (so I am told) as the promised resurfacing of Heath’s Lane did NOT start today.  Having spoken to one of the staff there, who said (I joke not) words to the effect of ‘Oh we rescheduled it in Mid September’ – so why did they sent out the TRO 1735 on the 2nd October?

I am waiting for a response from Mr Collins and will post it when it comes … 

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