Tarporley Parish Council

Kill Your Speed
Speeding is still very much an issue in Tarporley with the Parish Council receiving complaints about vehicles speeding in the village on a number of roads including Brook Road and Bowmere Road. These have been reported to the local police who have been carrying out speed checks and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.   As such we would ask everyone to drive through Tarporley with care and consideration for others.

speed awarenessThe Parish Council are working with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire Police to set up a Community Speed Management Scheme in the village.  The Community Speed Watch Scheme is designed to help reduce the amount of speeding that takes place within the village through the use of speed indicator devices and speed guns.  The Parish Council are looking for local volunteers to help run the scheme.   If you have a couple of hours to spare a month or would like more information about the scheme please contact Abigail at projects@tarporley.org.uk or telephone 01829 732 516.


Parish Council Cemetery Dog Ban 

It is with much regret that we have come to the decision to ban dogs from the Parish Council Cemetery in Tarporley.  We have received numerous complaints about dogs fouling in the Cemetery on and near graves which families of the deceased have found very distressing.

Sadly the Council has also become aware that some dog owners when approached and asked to keep their dogs on leads in the Cemetery have been verbally aggressive towards those who have approached them.

We apologise to dog owners who have enjoyed walking dogs on leads in the Cemetery  and have not let their dogs foul on graves. However due to the actions of some irresponsible dog owners we have no alternative but to take this action.


Cemetery Garden Receives New Look

The small garden area in the Parish Council Cemetery has undergone a transformation in recent months and Tarporley Parish Council recently allocated money for this project. Councillors Kennedy and Tavernor designed a planting scheme to compliment the area and Councillor Tavernor undertook the planting of the area which is transformed.

Further works are planned in the Cemetery including levelling and other much needed maintenance as well as the purchase of a new notice board. Thank you to Councillor Tavernor for all his hard work!


Daffodil Field Development Update
The Parish Council was very disappointed to hear this month that the judicial review of the decision to approve development of Daffodil Field planning application has been dismissed. Although disappointed by this decision the decision does not undermine or weaken the Tarporley Neighbourhood Plan which was not ‘made’ at the time of the decision and therefore was not fully in place.


Temporary closure of Tarporley Library

Don’t forget that Tarporley Library has been closed during the summer holidays due to major building works taking place at the High School. The Library will reopen at 1:30pm on Thursday 8th September. Normal opening hours will resume from this point.


Overgrown Hedges
Please can we ask everyone who has a hedge on their property boundary to check that the hedge is not over growing any public footpaths, pavements or highways. Both Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Parish Council get a large number of complaints regarding overgrown hedges in Tarporley reducing visibility at junctions or blocking pavements and public rights of way. As such please can you check that your hedges are cut back.


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Tarporley Parish Councillors:

Chairman: Councillor Ken Parker.  Vice-Chair: Councillor Gill Clough

Parish Clerk: Mrs Ann Wright, 62 Well Street, Malpas SY14 8QH.

clerk@tarporley.org.uk Tel 01948 861 035
Projects Coordinator: Ms Abigail Webb,
projects@tarporley.org.uk      Tel 01829 732 516

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


Police Contacts

PC 4372 Philip Monks                     e-mail  philip.monks@cheshire.pnn.police

PCSO Kenneth Williamson             e-mail kenneth.williamson@cheshire.pnn.police.uk

Emergencies 999

Non-emergencies 101