Northgate Appeal Documents

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.

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20MPH Speed Limit in Utkinton

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

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Food Bank in Cotebrook

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.

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Last call for comments …

… on what you think about Utkinton and what makes it special for you.

We’ve had a few comments but would love more – this is your village and if you don’t speak up, then it might be too little too late.

Please send us a couple of paragraphs about YOUR village, what makes it special and why you like living here.

Please send to Frank Tunney at

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Rose Farm Shop bus

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
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We do need your help …

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

By post to The Chair, c/o Long Meadow, Tirley Lane, Utkinton CW6 0JZ

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Help Required … Planning Appeal

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


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Advance Notice – Cycle event 9th September

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:

  • Organisation
  • 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.

Event Details

 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


Cycle Race

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Progress at the War memorial

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).

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Ward Councillor – Eveleigh Moore-Dutton

“Our Ward Councillor, Eveleigh Moore-Dutton, has become an Independent Councillor on CWaC following a reselection process by the local Conservative Association.

For many years Eveleigh has supported the four Parishes that make up Tarporley Ward and will continue to do so up to the local elections in May 2019.  Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council have been grateful for her support over a number of issues and projects and we wish her well for the future.”

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