HOUSEHOLD NEEDS SURVEY – CLOSES TODAY!


The Utkinton and Cotebrook Housing Needs Survey closes this evening 16th  February – and this is the last opportunity for you and your family to have your say.  If you haven’t responded so far, then you can do so online, or by completing the form that Cheshire Community Action sent out.

It has gone well in terms of the number of surveys returned by post and online but we believe that your views are vitally important to helping the Neighbourhood Plan  help the Parish to evolve over the next 15 years.

If you can’t find your copy of the letter that was sent out, don’t worry just write to us here and we will make sure another one is delivered to you – or, if you prefer, you can complete it online by clicking on this link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UCHNS  –  remember all your responses are treated confidentially by CCA.  

And, if you have any queries at all please get in touch with either;

Tony Dahill on 01829 733701‬ or his email 

or

Ian Priestner on 01829 752009‬ or his email

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Utkinton War Memorial – Appeal


Good evening all, we need some help in making contact with relatives of the following brave individuals and wonder if you wonderful people might be able to put us in touch

  • John Craven
  • Edward Rutter
  • William Craven
  • Alec Stoneley
  • John Warburton
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Horace Hassall
  • Walter Page

You can email us direct via utkintonpc@gmail.com and all responses will be treated with utmost confidentiality.

In addition, we are raising funds (thus far we have just over £300) and if you wish to donate you can do so by cheque (payable to Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council) and send this to Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Clerk at 7, The Crescent, Utkinton.  Or if you wish you can donate on line direct to our bank (NatWest)  – just email us and we will give you the details.

 

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7 days to go!


The Housing Needs Survey that has been commissioned by the Steering Group for the Neighbourhood Plan is reaching its final stages – in fact the survey closed next Friday, 16th February – so if you would like to have your views counted, then you can do so online, or by completing the form that Cheshire Community Action sent out.

The survey is going well in terms of numbers but your views are vitally important to helping the Neighbourhood Plan team produce a plan that makes sense and will help the Parish to evolve over the next 15 years.

If you can’t find your copy of the letter that was sent out, don’t worry just write to us here and we will make sure another one is delivered to you – or, if you prefer, you can complete it online by clicking on this link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UCHNS  –  remember all your responses are treated confidentially by CCA.  

And, if you have any queries at all please get in touch with either;

Tony Dahill on 01829 733701‬ or his email 

or

Ian Priestner on 01829 752009‬ or his email

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Reporting road and verge issues


Whilst we have already reported that the hedges and verges on Tirley Lane outside Monarchy Hall are in need of some attention – there are some 9 miles of lanes, by-ways and streets across the Parish, and feel that residents lean on a small band of us to report things.

Any resident can notify CWaC of potholes, drains, verges et al via the CWaC Website and the ‘Smyle’ app and we offer the links below:
This is the ‘Smyle’ page – http://smyleforcheshirewest.co.uk/help
We will ask the Highways department what is happening with Tirley Lane, but doubt it will be seen as high priority.
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Update to the Housing Needs Survey – just over 2 weeks to go!


Hello residents,

We are just over two weeks until our survey closes and responses are being received by Cheshire Community Action (CCA) – by post and online. This survey is very important to the success of the Neighbourhood Plan and will help the Steering Group and the Parish Council determine the best ways to enable our parish to evolve and to prove just what the housing needs are.

But time is pressing and there are only 18 days till the consultation closes on Friday, 16th February and we would love to encourage you to have your say..

If you can’t find your copy of the letter that was sent out, don’t worry just write to us here and we will make sure another one is delivered to you – or, if you prefer, you can complete it online by clicking on this link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UCHNS  –  remember all your responses are treated confidentially by CCA.

And, if you have any queries at all please get in touch with either;

Tony Dahill on 01829 733701‬ or his email 

or

Ian Priestner on 01829 752009‬ or his email

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Housing Needs Survey Update


Good morning,

Responses are being received by Cheshire Community Action – by post and online – and the numbers are growing daily. This survey is very important to the success of the Neighbourhood Plan and will help the Steering Group and the Parish Council determine the best ways to enable our parish to evolve.

But time is pressing and there are 28 days till the consultation closes.

If you have misplaced your copy, don’t worry just write to us here and we will make sure another one is delivered to you – or you can complete it online by clicking on this link   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UCHNS  –  remember all your responses are treated confidentially by CCA.

And, if you have any queries at all please get in touch with either;

Tony Dahill on 01829 733701‬ or his email 

or

Ian Priestner on 01829 752009‬ or his email

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CPRE Cheshire pleased to host production of “No Finer Life”


This nationally touring play is to be held at Tarporley Community Hall on 27th February 2018 at 7.30pm.

CPRE Cheshire pleased to host production of "No Finer Life"

Graham Harvey, for twenty years the Agricultural Story Editor of The Archers and writer of more than 600 episodes, brings to the stage the true tale of an unlikely Cotswold hero and an enduring romance.

Set in the Oxfordshire countryside at the end of World War Two, rich in tradition and full of vivid, memorable characters. But this is no nostalgic, bucolic ramble.
This is Elizabeth’s story…

What inspires a young Somerset land girl to set off in search of a best selling author in the darkest days of war? The story moves between the 1940s and the current day, reflecting that the love of the countryside, the need to protect it and issues of national identity, are timeless.

“When peace is won, we fight for the land we love”…

Graham Harvey will be taking part in an after-show conversation – included in the ticket price -where he will discuss the issues in the play…and all things Ambridge!

Elizabeth is played by Rebecca Bailey and the show is directed by James Le Lacheur, who has recently spent a year in London’s West End in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The show features new live music composed and performed by Alastair Collingwood, who has written scores for numerous theatre shows, including Betty in London’s West End, directed by Kathy Burke, and Cora with Dana Gillespie, which also toured the USA. His TV credits include the title music for French and Saunders (BBC1), Rhona (BBC 2), Vanessa’s Real Lives (ITV 1) and How Clean Is Your House? (Channel 4), amongst many others.

Tickets for this special show cost can be purchased online directly from the production’s website and will also include a glass of complimentary wine during the interval.

For any further details please email info@cprecheshire.org.uk.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Grit Bins in the Parish


With the ‘promised’ cold weather spell, we have contacted CWaC to ensure that they are filled.

The locations of these are as follows:
  • North Brook Road/Quarry Bank – CW6 0LS
  • North Brook Road/John Street – CW600LP
  • Tirley Lane (School) – CW6 OPF
  • Junction Woodlands Close/Oulton Mill Lane (Cotebrook)
  • Adjacent to Notice Board on A49 (Cotebrook
I have also reported the fact that the lid is no longer attached re the bin at North Brook Road/John Street.
The process is that the job gets emailed to a Highways Officer and they then have 10 working days (10WD) to address the issue.
We have the job numbers and will ring them after 10WD if the bins haven’t been refilled.
Note: they had not been refilled so the job has been escalated:
They have not looked at them, so I have escalated the job.
The time frame for action is now 5WD.
Anita, our Clerk will chase them again next week.
The two bins in Cotebrook are reasonably full but will be checked after any bad weather.
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Housing Needs Survey – a Clarification


The Parish Council wished to clarify that the Housing Needs Survey that most residents will have received via the post and have access to on our website, has been commissioned by the ‘Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group’ and is being undertaken by Cheshire Community Action (CCA) on their behalf.

All data collected will be used to inform the ongoing Neighbourhood Development Plan and will be held confidentially by CCA and, once complete, that summary data will be provided to the NDP Steering Group to enable them to create a draft plan for submission, alongside other data, to CWaC for inspection.

Should you have any doubt then please feel free to contact either:

Ian Priestner (UCPC Councillor responsible for the Neighbourhood Plan) on ianpriestner@hotmail.com or 07770 824388‬

or

Tony Dahill (Chair of the NDP Steering Group) on anthony.dahill@btinternet.com  or 01829 733701‬

Again our apologies for any confusion and we hope that you will participate in order to facilitate a successful Neighbourhood Plan for the Parish.

Kind regards

Francis Tunney – Chair, Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council

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Utkinton and Cotebrook Housing Survey


An integral component of the ongoing ‘Neighbourhood Development Plan’ is that of an independent Housing Needs Survey (HNS) and the Steering Group have commissioned Cheshire Community Action (CCA) to undertake this on its behalf.

This HNS is supported by the Parish Council and by Cheshire West and Chester who have also commissioned a desktop survey of the whole of the Borough. As this is an independent study it will be used to help the Steering Group create a long-term strategy for the management and conservation of the whole of the Parish.

So, your help would be appreciated by completing either the paper-based forms that you will receive or, if you prefer, to complete it online by clicking on this link  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/UCHNS  – all responses will be received by CCA and will remain anonymous and your response will be treated confidentially.

Please support this action by responding to either the postal form or the online version but if you need any assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with CCA, the Neighbourhood Steering Group or the Parish Council.

 

 

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