Utkinton and Cotebrook

For the first time the Parish is combining with Willington to stage the Annual Garden Fete at Tirley Garth. With The Rose Queen procession and ceremony, football tournament, stalls, prize draws, refreshments, there’s something for all the family!  Go to their Facebook page (Utkinton & Willington Summer Fete) for details. Both Parish Councils and Village Hall Committees are involved alongside the PTA. Utkinton WI provide the catering for the football teams as well as organising afternoon teas  – they could do with volunteers to staff car parks, stalls and help with the sporting activities.

At the time of writing the Planning Application to build on Northgate field has had 31 objections from residents in Utkinton and the Parish Council have placed a formal objection on file too.  The ‘Green Space Action Group’ posted leaflets through every household and we now have to wait for the Planning Team to put forward their views. The Parish Council voted unanimously to object to his application.

The last newsletter saw us put 28 highways issues in front of CWaC’s Highways Team and we have begun to see some action on them – please continue to report any issues on their website.

In terms of litter around the parish there is a new free ‘app’ (IOS and Android) called ‘Littergram’ that you can download to your mobile phone and take pictures of litter around the area, it will then be posted to the local authority.  Let’s help to stamp out litterbugs.

Two parishioners, Judith and Michael Morgan, are donating a defibrillator unit to be located next to the notice board outside Rose Farm Shop but we need to raise £700 for the cabinet to house it securely.  If you believe that you are able to help with sponsorship and/or donations (as little as £1.00 but as much as you can afford) please get in touch via the Feedback section of our web pages.

We had a very interesting presentation by Ashton Hayes PC on the merits and challenges faced by a village going ‘Carbon Neutral’ which has resulted, so far, in very significant savings of money as well as carbon for residents. Those interested in community energy please contact Ian Priestner, Parish Councillor, through the website.’

‘The PC is reviewing the status and condition of our ‘Rights of Way’. Please let us know your views on footpaths in the Parish, particularly their condition underfoot, presence of livestock and state of the stiles and paths themselves. We are also currently talking to landowners about a prospective link for walkers and cyclists between Tarporley and Utkinton.


Frank Tunney

Chair – Utkinton and Cotebrook Parish Council


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