Neighbourhood Plan Referendum
A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out and voted in the Referendum on May 5th, that’s 1,083 of you, 45.9% of the registered voters, and more importantly 96% of you voted “yes” to the question: “Do you want Cheshire West and Chester Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Tarporley area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
Our turnout and % voting “yes” far outweighed the other 4 areas that were voting for their Plans on the same day.
It’s taken 4 years to get to this point with lots of hard work from the members of the Neighbourhood Plan working groups but we have a Plan, based on the views of local people. Now the policies in the Plan will form the basis for making decisions on planning applications and the community can finally see their views being given greater weight in the developments that affect them the most. Thank you to everyone who has helped create the Plan and to the community for providing their views at key stages during its development.
If you are wondering what the bright yellow box is on the wall outside the Community Centre (on the wall by the Committee Room window on the raised car park), we are pleased to announce that it is a defibrillator, put there for volunteers to use in the event of someone having a cardiac arrest. This area is lit by an overhead light and full instructions are available for use by anyone on the cabinet.
Training will be organised soon for the Community Centre users and parish councillors.
Other AED/Defibs are available in the Swan, High School and GP surgeries.
The Best Kept Village Competition 2016
Tarporley is once again entered in the Best Kept Village (large village) category of the Community Pride competition organised by Cheshire Community Action.
Until the last couple of years, Tarporley has had an excellent record of winning this competition, as you can see from the number of plagues that are mounted by the seats at the entrance to St Helen’s Church on the High Street. So this year we want to make a special effort to redeem our reputation, after coming joint 4th last year, with Kelsall winning.
Judging is based on random inspections between May and September with the final score being based on the later inspections. The Parish Council will take care of areas such as public toilets, seats & benches, children’s playground, public space planted areas, war memorial, notice board and we will chase CWaC Council to look after items under their responsibility.
Residents: Please keep the area around your home well-tended and presentable, neat and tidy, free from weeds, litter and report to the Parish Council Clerk or CWaC anything that needs to be fixed or that needs attention. If you have a dog, then do not let it foul any public areas. Don’t drop litter and chewing gum.
Shops, Businesses, Restaurants, Pubs, Hotels, etc: Please keep the area around premises neat and tidy, free from weeds and litter. Ensure that any notices in windows are up to date. Keep car parks, external areas and furniture tidy and well maintained. Attractive floral displays help. Report to the Parish Council Clerk or CWaC anything that needs to be fixed or needing attention.
We know the standard is very high and the competition fierce but if everyone does their bit then we can regain this prestigious award in 2016. Thank you for your assistance.
Tarporley Parish Councillors:
Chairman: Councillor Ken Parker. Vice-Chair: Councillor Gill Clough
Parish Clerk: Mrs Ann Wright, 62 Well Street, Malpas SY14 8QH.
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Elaine Chapman ..……………..733972 Julie Hall ……………………… 734078
Gill Clough ……………………… 733545 John Millington ……………. 730921
James Kennedy ……07900 276 217 Gordon Pearson …………….733813
Jeremy Mills …………………… 730898 Richard Statham …………. 732940
Ken Parker …………………….. 732188 Peter Tavernor ………….…. 732165
Andrew Wallace …………….. 732467 Nigel Taylor ……………….…. 732538
Parish Council Meetings
Second Monday of each month (except August) in the Committee Room of the Community Centre. Each meeting starts at 7 pm with an Open Forum, during which members of the public can address the whole Council on matters of concern to them. At 6.30 pm, prior to this meeting, the Parish Council holds a surgery where members of the public can talk to one to one with individual councillors on an informal basis.
Visit www.tarporley.org.uk to keep to date with Council agendas, minutes and other information.
Local Cheshire West and Chester Councillor – Councillor Eveleigh Moore Dutton 07711 817 060
PC 3722 Wayne Thomas e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PCSO Kenneth Williamson e-mail email@example.com