Oh, what a night!


Utkinton WI certainly know how to push the boat out – and some 30 members and guests were royally entertained by Mark from Densem Wines to a right, royal wine tasting.  Five excellent wines were sampled followed by a desert wine – all pretty wonderful

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The saga continues … Heaths Lane Update


This seems to be good news and the yoyo that has been the resurfacing of Heaths Lane took another turn with the news that it will be closed from 20th October for FIVE days.

The two jpegs below show the notice and the proposed diversion and the notice.

However, Knights Lane is a very narrow lane, single track for most of its length and we would suggest that Utkinton Lane , then Stable Lane towards Fishpool Road would be a better option – if a tad longer.

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Murphy’s Law strikes – Change of Venue for EOPC


Just after I had posted about the Extra-Ordinary PC Meeting , ‘Murphy’ struck and we have had to change the venue.  Luckily John Johnson has offered Rose Farm Cafe.  So here we go once more:

 

We have convened an Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at Rose Farm Cafe, John Street on Thursday 5th October to discuss the resubmission of the Outline Planning Application for Land at Northgate, Utkinton.  We would welcome members of the public to express their views.

We hope that members of the ‘Green Space Action Group’ will be on hand.

Here is the Notice:

UTKINTON AND COTEBROOK PARISH COUNCIL 

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN EXTRA-ORDINARY MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON

 Thursday 5th October 2017 at Rose Farm Cafe at 7.30pm

A G E N D A

 In accordance with the Council standing orders, prior to commencing the formal business of the meeting the Chairman will invite any member of the public present to raise questions and/or seek clarification in relation to relevant matters pertaining to the planning application under discussion. (Time allocated – 30 minutes).

  1. To receive apologies for absence and declarations of interest

  2. To consider any new applications received

17/01595/OUT | Residential development of 7 affordable dwellings and 5 market dwellings with access to site from Northgate – resubmission of application

3.              To note that the date of the next meeting of the Parish Council is to be held on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 7.30pm in Utkinton Village Hall.

Meritxell Palazuelos-Vinas   29 September 2017

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Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting to discuss Northgate development


We have convened an Extra-Ordinary Parish Council Meeting at Cotebrook Village Hall on Thursday 5th October to discuss the resubmission of the Outline Planning Application for Land at Northgate, Utkinton.  We would welcome members of the public to express their views.

The reason it is at Cotebrook Village Hall is that Utkinton Village Hall is booked every evening next week.

We hope that members of the ‘Green Space Action Group’ will be on hand.

Here is the Notice:

UTKINTON AND COTEBROOK PARISH COUNCIL 

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AN EXTRA-ORDINARY MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL TO BE HELD ON

 Thursday 5th October 2017 at COTEBROOK VILLAGE HALL at 7.30pm

A G E N D A

 In accordance with the Council standing orders, prior to commencing the formal business of the meeting the Chairman will invite any member of the public present to raise questions and/or seek clarification in relation to relevant matters pertaining to the planning application under discussion. (Time allocated – 30 minutes).

  1. To receive apologies for absence and declarations of interest

  2. To consider any new applications received

17/01595/OUT | Residential development of 7 affordable dwellings and 5 market dwellings with access to site from Northgate – resubmission of application

3.              To note that the date of the next meeting of the Parish Council is to be held on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 7.30pm in Utkinton Village Hall.

Meritxell Palazuelos-Vinas   29 September 2017

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Group email about Northgate Planning


We sent out a group email to around 140 residents this morning, if you would like to receive it, and information about this then simply fill in the content and feedback form here. It is free and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of the resubmitted plan.

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The essential changes are:

  • Sizes of houses
  • Layout has been revised
  • They are now showing a proposed Amenity area and Toddler Playground

If you wish to comment then go to 17/01595/OUT | Residential development of 7 affordable dwellings and 5 market dwellings with access to site from Northgate – resubmission of application  on the CWaC Planning Site.

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Northgate Planning Application


We have been notified that the developer has submitted a revised layout and LANDSCAPE APPRAISAL (LVIA) for this application.  They are on the CWaC Planning Pages here it is worth taking a look and forming your own views.

They are also provided here:

17-01595-out Revised LVIA

17-01595-out Revised Layout

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School Consultation – Utkinton & Huxley becoming federated


We have just received notice of a consultation to formally join our primary school (Utkinton St Paul’s CofE) with Huxley – the details are shown below.  If you wish to have a say there is a link to the consultation site and this concludes on 19th October.

“As you may well know as well as being a parish councillor I’m also Chair of Governors at Huxley CE Primary School.  Over the past few years Huxley Primary School has been working ever closer with Utkinton St. Paul’s C.E. Primary School.  In fact both schools already share a head teacher.   Our intention is now to formalise this arrangement and to Federate with Utkinton school.   The federation process requires consultation with the wide community.   A letter has been sent to parents, and the following article and will go in the Sept/Oct Parish news. (Ed. note that is the Huxley Parish News)

The governing bodies of Huxley C.E. Primary School and Utkinton St. Paul’s Primary School confirm that they are in agreement with a proposal to federate and are seeking the views of parents, carers, staff and other stakeholders on the idea of establishing a federation between the two schools from 1st November.

Each school will maintain its individual character, status and ethos so that it can continue to serve best the community within which it is situated. The schools will be known as Huxley C.E. and Utkinton St. Paul’s C.E. Federated Primary Schools. However, there will be no change to uniform, the schools will retain separate budgets and the children will still be educated at their current schools. The two schools have successfully collaborated for a number of years, sharing staff, resources and supporting each other to improve and achieve the very best possible outcomes for their pupils. The proposal formalises the relationship between the schools and improves capacity for both schools to meet the challenges of the future.

Further details of the federation proposal are available to download from the Parent section of the school website (http://www.huxleyprimary.cheshire.sch.uk/serve_file/193912 ).  If, as a parent, carer or community stakeholder, you would like to express any views or comments on this proposal, please feel free to do so by contacting the school before the 19th October.

Regards

Stephen Ratledge

Chair of Governors”

 

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Reporting Road Faults


The brouhaha around the state of ‘Heaths Lane’ (other potholed lanes are available), led one concerned resident to  write;

“The road is almost unusable and it was joke what was done when the road was closed in august! Also the diversion route via knights lane is not suitable as a diversion, it is single track and should only be used lightly, meeting a long line of oncoming traffic with nowhere to pass is hopeless. Does the council realise this?”

I’m sure they do realise it but it does help to remind our Local Council of the fact. So, if you are concerned there is a way that you can register the issue – go to their ‘Report A Pothole’ page on their website.  If you click on the blue underlined phrase then it will take you straight to the map.

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Heaths Lane Update


The saga of ‘the long and bumping road’ (to badly paraphrase ‘The Beatles’) rumbles on. Having had an increasing number of complaints and enquiries about the state of this busy road we asked whether the scheduled October resurfacing was an schedule and got these replies;

“The carriageway resurfacing works are currently programmed to be undertaken on 16th/17th November.”

To which we responded; ‘Thank you, but I must admit to great deal of disappointment, this is the 4th date we have had and it was scheduled for October, by November the surface will be so bad that people are scared to use it.

I’ve had complaints from businesses about customers / clients who go elsewhere.  Can it be brought forward?’

 

“Whilst you might be disappointed, this scheme is just one of a full programme of carriageway resurfacing sites being undertaken across Cheshire West, so cannot be brought forward.  We are, ultimately, tied to when the surfacing contractor is available.

If drivers wanted to claim, then they would need to submit a claim to our Claims Team, and it would be assessed by our Third Party Claims Assessors.”

 

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One week to go!


Source: One week to go!

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