The Best Kept Village Competition 2016
In June’s Tarporley Talk, we provided information about this year’s entry into the Best Kept Village (large village) category of the Community Pride competition organised by Cheshire Community Action.
In preparation for the judging, which will take place throughout the summer months, public spaces and planted areas around the village, have recently been reviewed and maintenance completed. The standard is very high and the competition is fierce but if everyone does their bit then we can regain this prestigious award in 2016. The village needs to ‘look its best’ all summer long.
What can you do?
Home owners and residents: Keep the area around your home well-tended and presentable, neat and tidy, free from weeds and litter and report to the Parish Council Clerk or Cheshire West and Chester Council 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: Keep the area around business 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.
One of the key aspects which has been spoiling the village environment, is the amount of dog foul. There is a Cheshire West and Chester Borough wide bye-law making it an offence to fail to clear up after your dog on all public open spaces.
Tarporley Parish Council Annual Report
Over the next few week’s, every home in Tarporley will receive this year’s Parish Council annual report. The annual report is in a different format than previous years, and outlines the work of the Parish Council on behalf of Tarporley residents. Any feedback regarding the report, would be welcomed by the Parish Council Clerk.
Its carnival time!
Tarporley Rotary Club are once again organising the annual Tarporley Carnival, to raise funds for local charities. The carnival will take place on Saturday 9th July 2016, starting at 12.30pm with a parade processing through the High Street into the Community Field for the Grand Opening at 1.25pm. This always an excellent event in Tarporley’s calendar.
Thank you to the Rotary Club for decorating the High Street with Union Jacks in time for the Queen’s 90th Birthday weekend. Thanks also to Mr & Mrs Lee who have planted up the High Street planters on behalf of the Parish Council in red, white and blue.
It is unfortunate to have to report that certain public space are not being respected within the village, including the grave yard and Community Centre Car Park and playing field. It would be helpful if villagers could look out for any vandalism or anti-social behaviour and report any issues to the Police on the 101 number.
As the village expands, the infrastructure needs developing. There are significant roadwork improvement works being undertaken along Nantwich road and the junction with the A49, which will continue until mid August 2016. The works will include new traffic lights on the Nantwich Road/A49 junction, various traffic and pedestrian islands and resurfacing. The result will be a safer access from Nantwich Road onto the A49, particularly for school buses. Further information about the different phases can be found on the Tarporley Parish website.
Tarporley Parish Councillors:
Chairman: Councillor Ken Parker. Vice-Chair: Councillor Gill Clough
Parish Clerk: Mrs Ann Wright, 62 Well Street, Malpas SY14 8QH.
email@example.com Tel 01948 861 035
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