New Parish Council

Following the recent Parish Council elections the successful candidates are as follows:

John Beckitt,  Janet Brown,  John Eccles,  Raymond Henley,  Elizabeth Inall,  Simon Kent,  James McGarva,  Damian Murphy,  Susan Robson, and  Kate Sinclair

Update on Traffic/Road Safety - Village Meetings

Again, traffic issues are top on the agenda list and the Parish Council are hopeful to have a Traffic Working Group in place following the April Parish Council meeting. The Terms of Reference were approved at the Extraordinary Parish Council meeting held on Tuesday, 12th March.

Two well attended Meetings were held (Wednesday, 6th February 2019) to present ideas on potential solutions to the complex traffic/road safety issues in Christleton. The presentations were followed by a ‘clarification’ question and answer session with a great number of the audience taking part, with both questions and suggestions on traffic management within Christleton.

The information presented and discussed at the meetings can be viewed and/or down loaded by following the relevant links.

The Parish Council will now set up a Traffic Working Party of up to eight members, which will comprise of two Parish Councillor and the remainder of the group comprising of residents across the entire village, traffic creators, businesses, organisations, schools, churches etc., to work on the four recommendations outlined in the presentation and then to bring their findings back to the village for them to decide by way of a referendum.

Christleton/Huntington Footpath

A request from Huntington Parish Council to join forces to request CWAC to re-establish the Christleton/Huntington footpath, which is a recognised footpath and is in very poor condition. The benefits of reinstating this footpath would give access to children from Huntington/Great Boughton who attend Christleton High School a safe journey and reduce the number of vehicles entering and leaving the village at peak drop-off and pick-up times.

Christleton Pit Group

The Parish Council would like to express their thanks and appreciation once again to the Christleton Pit Group for their unstinting efforts and hard work in maintaining The Pit and keeping it looking so beautiful, their efforts are truly amazing and Christleton is very fortunate to have such a loyal and hard-working group of volunteers.

Annual Open Morning

The Parish Council Annual Open Morning this year will be held on Saturday, 18th May, 2019 in the Parish Hall from 10.0 am – 12 noon

Planning Applications and Appeals

  • Christleton Hall Planning Application  – The application to build 42 new homes at the Christleton Hall which was refused has now gone to appeal, we will be submitting a supplementary letter of objection to this development and the Parish Council will be represented at the hearing by Cllr Luke Henley.
  • Beechmoor Nurseries, Whitchurch Road – the application to build 111 assisted living care apartments and bungalows with associated car parking, landscaping and amenity spaces which was refused in November 2017.  Following the appeal hearing we await the Inspector's report and decision.

New Parish Councillors

The Chairman is very pleased to welcome Mike McGarva on to the Parish Council. Mike was co-opted on the Council at the February meeting.

As previously reported Kate Sinclair was co-opted on to the Parish Council at the January meeting.

Little Heath Play Area - Les George OBE Award

The trustees are delighted to announce that this year Little Heath Play Area and bike track have won the Les George OBE award.

This award is made in memory of Les George OBE, a former Chairman of the Cheshire County Playing Fields Association

Entry to the competition is open to any member of Cheshire County Playing Fields Association, whether Parish or Town council, sports club or organisation – indeed anybody or group involved in the management of playing fields, children’s playgrounds or sports grounds.

Funding of the King George's Fields

The Trustee continues to find additional ways to raise funds to assist with the upkeep of the Playing Fields which includes Little Heath Play Area – Ideas and suggestions from residents would be welcome.  Please contact the Clerk with your suggestions.

Permanent Poppy Wreath

A permanent reminder of the fallen from the village during the first world war has been installed. The poppy wreath will have 51 individual poppies with the initials of one of the fallen servicemen engraved on each poppy.

Thanks to CWAC Councillors Stuart & Margaret Parker and Mr & Mrs David Cummings for their very generous donations toward the cost of this memorial, these are very gratefully received.

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 King George's Fields Trustees and the Parish Council are on : Tuesday   5th March and 2nd April 2019

The Parish Council Annual Open Morning- Saturday, 18th May, 2019 in the Parish Hall from 10.0 am – 12 noon