Getting updates in your mailbox

We have a small, but welcome, band of followers who get an update from this website every time we post something. If you would prefer to have updates direct on your email then look at the diagram below and follow the links.


Good luck and happy reading.

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Cotebrook Greens – an Update

Residents of Cotebrook:

We really would like to hear your views about the future of the green that we rent from Cheshire West and Chester (see below) and there is a feedback form below.  This is one of those ‘use it or lose it’ situations and, unless we can find a resolution to drastically reduce the cost of maintenance, we will be passing it back to Cheshire West.

Please get in touch.

Cotebrook Greens



From 9th April: At last evening’s Parish Council meeting we had three residents from around the green below Woodland Close who had come to ask about the Parish Council’s plans – which, if you didn’t realise, were that the cost of rental and upkeep for two areas  that almost nobody uses were becoming prohibitive –  one of the two greens is very waterlogged for much of the year and the dominated by a massive apple tree..

The PC had planned to relinquish the leases this year (the waterlogged one from United Utilities, the other from Cheshire West) and the trio of residents asked whether there was anyway that the CWaC green could be retained.

So, we have agreed to try and halt proceedings and have a rethink, but we’d like to hear your views.  Get in touch via our ‘Feedback‘ page (just click on the link) and tell us what you might do with them and how the upkeep can be made more affordable.

Frank Tunney

Chair – Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council

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Elections 2nd May

Please see the attached re registering for voting & polling stations.

Elections poster 9.4.19

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Cotebrook Green – garden waste

We were notified by a resident of Cotebrook, that someone has deposited garden waste on the apron outside the garages.  Please note that this is an offence and the perpetrators may be liable for prosecution.

Please don’t do it!

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Parish Council Meeting 9 April, Cotebrook Village Hall 7:30 pm

The final Parish Council Meeting before the Elections in May is at Cotebrook Village Hall on Tuesday 9th April – all are welcome to come and see how the Council works and, if you have something you want to raise, we allocate some time at the beginning of the meeting.

The agenda can be found here 20190409 UCPC Agenda FINAL

Thanks for your support over the past four years.

Francis Tunney

(Outgoing) Chair – Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council

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Apropos Voting in Forthcoming Elections

2nd May sees the Parish Council Elections and they are a tad unusual in terms of how to vote.  Just so as not to confuse … when you get to the polling station and receive your ballot paper, for our (UCPC) election you will see 14 names (they are on the previous post) and Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council comprises of nine (9) Councillors.

So, you can select between one (1) and nine (9) names and place your cross against them.  If, however, you place a cross against more than nine (9) names then your ballot paper may be declared as ‘spoiled’ and discarded.  We are sure that the Polling Clerk(s) will advise you, but just in case …


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Parish Council Elections

We have been advised that the following people are standing for election as Councillors for Utkinton & Cotebrook Parish Council on 2nd May.

ATKINSON Marian Elizabeth


BURFORD Anthony John



HARVEY Anna Louise

HUGHES Jason Scott


PARKER Nicolas Dennis


SPENCER Graham William

STEWART Graham William Bell

TUNNEY Francis

WEAVER Carol Wendy

Please see the attached for the formal notification we received from Cheshire West & Chester

Statement of Persons Nominated 2019

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Temporary Road Closure – Utkinton Road

We have been advised that Utkinton Road will be closed on 8th April for a maximum of five days but it is likely only to be closed for one day.


The road closure on Utkinton Road between Smithy Lane and Hall lane will not include the cross roads so as not to affect traffic travelling on other roads.

The diversion route is to ensure that traffic is kept on similar class of road or higher, locals are free to use other routes as they see fit

This is to allow Cheshire West & Chester to replace & jet grids.

A copy of the Temporary Road Order is below.

TRO 2372 Utkinton Road

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Parish wide litter pick?

Good morning parishioners and residents of Utkinton and Cotebrook – the past month has seen quite a few articles on the social media feeds of other Parishes in the Ward related to ‘Best kept Village’, litter picks and the like and we would like to test the water as to the willingness for us all to take part.

CWaC’s resources are stretched to the limit (austerity is not dead) and if we would wish to maintain our beautiful communities, perhaps the answer is our hands.

So, would you be willing to offer your time to pick up litter that seems to arrive unseen across our roads and open spaces?  If so then respond using this link – don’t forget to add your contact details – and we will be in touch.

Thanks for reading and we will let you know when we plan to do this.


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Power Cuts – Who to contact

We have been advised by SP Energy Networks about the number to ring if there is a power cut:

0800 001 5400

There is also a number to register on the Priority Service Register – 0330 101 167.

Please see the attached for more details.

Power Cut Info

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