News Update

News since the Last Meeting

Christleton Heritage Walks Around the Village

Following on from the walks around the village prepared by David Cummings and published in May 2020 there is now a set of Heritage walks around the village.  Hopefully these walks will provide a new perspective on the village and its surroundings in what continues to be difficult times.

Walk 1 The Boatman’s Tale; Walk 2 The Cavaliers Tale (Longer version);  Walk 3 The Cavaliers Tale; Walk 4 The Canons Tale   and  Walk 5 The Littleton Township Trail

Each link will open in a new page so it can be printed or downloaded as required. Our thanks to David Cummings for compiling all of the walks.

Please be aware of the environment around you and follow the Countryside Code. In particular park without blocking gateways/drives, keep to the footpaths, respect agricultural land, leave gates as you find them and keep dogs under control (also bag dog poo and bin it properly).

Publication of Annual Governance & Accountability Return (Year Ending 31 March 2020)

The Parish Council announced the publication of the Notice of Public Rights together with the Annual Governance & Accountability Return on the 17th July 2020.  This announcement comprises three documents namely

Notice of Public Rights AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 and  AGAR Section 2 Annual Accounting Statement 2019/20.

These notices can also be viewed on Parish Council’s Notice Boards located at The Parish Hall – Village Road, Brown Heath Road and Haslin Crescent.

Parish Council Newsletter July 2020

The Parish Council continues to meet remotely on a monthly basis using video conferencing technology. This has enabled to Council to make significant progress in the following subject areas – Traffic [road surfacing, proposals to reduce traffic flow through the village (Planit-IE)], Assets, Planning (University of Law and Beechmoor Nurseries) and Air Quality.

In addition to the publication of monthly minutes, the Parish Council has produced a newsletter which will be delivered to all properties in the village by 12th July 2020.  This Newsletter is also available electronically here.  If you have and comments or questions on the newsletter please contact the clerk by email.

Christleton Coronavirus Walks

The following links provide details of some walks around the village that will enable you to exercise within the current time constraints.  Hopefully they will provide a welcome break in these difficult times.

Coronavirus Walks Introduction, Walk 1,  Walk 2Walk 3,  Walk 4, Walk 5,  Walk 6 and Walk 7

Each link will open in a new page so it can be printed or downloaded as required. Our thanks to David Cummings for compiling all of the walks

Please be aware of the environment around you and follow the Countryside Code. In particular park without blocking gateways/drives, keep to the footpaths, respect agricultural land, leave gates as you find them and keep dogs under control (also bag dog poo and bin it properly).

Two Vacancies on the Parish Council

There are currently two vacancies on the Parish Council as detailed in the attached Notice

News from the Last Meeting

Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice – Recycling Information

Cheshire West and Chester Council are reopening some of their Household Waste Recycling Centres on Tuesday 12 May 2020 for STRICTLY ESSENTIAL USE ONLY.

Residents should only visit the recycling centre if their journey is absolutely necessary.  This means that if the items stored at home cause a health and safety risk such as injury, illness or harm to the household then the trip is essential. Otherwise, please store your waste at home until normal services resume.

Please seriously consider whether your visit is essential before you set out on your journey to your nearest site

Visit Household Waste Recycling Centres for details of the sites that are opening

Activities to keep us connected and active

As more organisations and individuals are developing activities and online content that help us stay connected in these challenging times Cheshire West and Chester has compiled the attached Summary

There’s a wide range of activities available – from ebooks and emagazines to download; daily creative challenges to engage with; community choirs you can sing with. There’s a vast choice of national galleries who offer a virtual tour; and the chance to catch up with Royal Opera House performances; there’s even the opportunity to improve your circus skills! There is also a prospect of more to follow..

Stay safe

Past News Items

Online Consultation on Proposed Development at Christleton Hall

The Results of the Online Consultation on Proposed Development at Christleton Hall (University of Law) are now available.

Road Safety Group/Speedwatch initiative

The Road Safety Group/Speedwatch initiative held on 15th February 2020 in the village was a great success and two further volunteers were recruited. It has been agreed that the Parish Council will purchase a Speed Radar Gun to be used by the volunteers in unspecified places and times on the roads in Christleton to help discourage speeding drivers.

Air Quality Working Group – Monitoring

The Air Quality Working Group is continuing to monitor the air quality at various locations – CWAC has been requested to carry out continuous monitoring on one or two of the A41, A51 and Christleton village centre locations.

Vacancy for The Clerk to the Parish Council

The position of Clerk to the council is being advertised as Sue Thwaite the current clerk is retiring after 17 years in the position at the end of April.  The advert for her replacement is given in the Clerk’s Vacancy Notice and a Specimen Job Description – Clerk is also available should anyone wish to apply.

Traffic Working Group Progress Update

Work continues and funding is in place to carry forward proposals for implementing measures to alleviate some of the traffic congestion and parking in the village centre.  A workshop with a Civic Architect has also been arranged to look for fundamental changes and understand what is possible to achieve to alleviate traffic issues to put forward their recommendations and anticipated costs of any proposals.

Highways Fault Reporting

To report any highways faults (including potholes, missing signs, broken streetlights etc.) please contact Highways at Cheshire West and Chester

Boughton Heath Allotment Colony

All plots are now occupied.  When plots become vacant they are offered to those on the waiting list first before they are advertised more widely.  To join the waiting list please contact the Clerk

Diary dates

The next meetings of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 11th August & 2nd September 2020 via ZOOM starting at 7pm (not the usual 7.30pm) – if any member of the public wishes to attend/make representations at this meeting please confirm your ZOOM ID to the Clerk by 5 pm on the Monday before the meeting.

Please note until further notice the Parish Council meetings will held via a  ZOOM forum until present lockdown restrictions are lifted.