News Update

News from the Last Meeting

Local Council & Parish Council Elections on Thursday, 4th May 2023

There will be a Local Council & Parish Council Elections on Thursday, 4th May 2023 – from Friday 17th March nomination papers can be accepted between 10.00am and 4.00pm on any working day following the publication of the notice of election up to the deadline for nominations which will be 4.00pm on Tuesday 4th April 2023.

Nominations can be lodged at Ellesmere Port in the Library with satellite sessions in Chester and Wyvern House, Winsford on set dates – to be announced.

10th January 2023

2023/24 Financial Budget

The budget for the next financial 2023/2024 was discussed and approved, a precept demand to CWAC will be submitted for £68,000 – budget for capital expenditure in the next financial include Little Heath Play Area upgrade project, Traffic & Road Safety costs (e.g., Vehicle Activation Signs) Plough Lane speed Limit changes and Birch Heath Lane build-out

10th January 2023

Public Rights of Way – Current position

Cheshire West & Chester Council has been given until September 2023 to come to a decision on the 4 Public Rights of Way applications submitted in December 2020.

10th January 2023

An appeal on behalf of Christleton & Littleton Parish Councils has been submitted to the Secretary of State for the Environment to enlist his assistance to intervene with CWAC in expediting consideration of their submissions lodged in December 2020.

The Planning Inspectorate has given CWAC until 22nd July 2022 to respond – the appeal is now moving forward.

Heritage Trail

Plans are in progress to create a Heritage Trail in the village which will highlight places and buildings of interest, two previous drafts of a village trail will now be used as the basis for an updated Heritage Trail

10th January 2023

Bike Racks

Three cycles stands are being installed in the Parish Hall car park for the use of Parish Hall users and general public, these are in addition to the planned cycle stands to be installed in other parts of the village.

10th January 2023

Past News

Little Heath Play Area

The Masterplan was on display at the Open Morning with a number of visitors confirming they are in favour of the plans which is part of the required community consultation to apply for grant funding which is currently being investigated.

1st November 2022

Plough Lane/Rake Lane Junction

CWAC Highways has confirmed that they are going to do a speed assessment survey on each of the branches of the Junction which could result in reductions in speed limits on roads leading to this junction. Flashing signs from Cheshire View to the junction and from Christleton to the junction are also being considered. Half of the cost of the speed assessment and new signage for the speed reduction and the full cost of the flashing signs would have to be met by the Parish Council

1st November 2022

Birch Heath Lane – Trial

Following the recent trial it had been demonstrated that it did result in speed reductions, it was agreed to approve the installation of the traffic build-out on Birch Heath Lane.

1st November 2022

Christleton Primary School

CWAC Highways have confirmed that they would widen the footpath on Quarry Lane along the side of the school

1st November 2022

Christleton Heritage Walks

The following links provide details of some heritage walks around the village.  There are seven walks together with some introductory information

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).

1st September 2020 (updated) 15th April (posted)

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).

21st July 2020

Smaller Authority – Annual Reporting 2021-22

The Parish Council as a “Smaller Authority” is required to publish the Annual Accounts and Auditor’s Report. The Financial Year documents for 2021-22 can be accessed through the following links:

AGAR Section 1 Annual Governance Statement

AGAR Section 2 Annual Accounting Statement

External Auditors Report

Notification of Conclusion of Audit

The Historical Smaller Authority Annual Reports can be read online or downloaded in the pdf format. There is no requirement to sign into the Dropbox or have an account with the Company.