Tarporley Parish Council

New Project Coordinator

The Parish Council would like to introduce you to Abigail Webb, who has taken on the role of coordinating the various projects the Parish Council is and is planning to pursue, such as developing the Outdoor Sports and Leisure Land at Brook Road; the Christmas lights, and the improved maintenance of the Parish cemetery and the garden areas (e.g. Burton Square) around the village.  As part of her work, she is planning a series of visual audit walks around the village with Parish Counsellors and residents to look at, for example, the condition of the roads, pavements, hedgerows and trees that abut/overhang the pavement/roads and street furniture. Details of walks will be advertised on the Parish Council website and Notice Board (near the bus stop) and on Tarporley Facebook and Twitter – TarporleyPC.

It was certainly a difficult summer with the vast overrun of the roadworks at the junction of Nantwich Road and the bypass, and with the overrunning of the work at the High School with its subsequent extended closure of the library. The Parish Council has complained to the relevant authorities, outlining residents’ complaints, stressing the inconvenience people have suffered.

After all the concerns, especially recently, over vehicles speeding in the village, Abigail is about to start a speed watch scheme on all the major roads in and out of Tarporley. If you would like to be volunteer, please contact her on projects@tarporley.org.uk

Cards for Good Causes

Thanks to The Crown, on the High Street, charity Christmas cards can be sold in the village again this year. The charity is unable to use their usual location, at the Baptist Methodist Church, as the building is undergoing refurbishment, but the proprietors at The Crown have opened up their function room for this good cause. Cards, from a wide range of charities, will be on sale during the day from the end of October until early December. Please pop in and buy your cards there.

Affordable Homes for Sale

As part of the planning permission consent for the housing development Haddington Park, off Nantwich Road, approximately 30 houses are available for purchase at below market price by people in need of housing on low incomes. People who live and/or work locally can find out more and if they might be eligible, from the sales office off Nantwich Road, which is open Thursday – Sunday 10.am to 5.30 pm and on Mondays from 12.30 – 5.30 pm. Tel 01829 730909 or email haddingtonpark@dwh.co.uk  More information about eligibility can also be obtained by emailing AffordableHousing@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk because the local borough will be administering the allocation list.

Shopping Trips for Older People

For a small fee, each Thursday morning older people are picked up from their home and taken by mini-bus to shop and visit the café at Rose Farm in Utkinton. These trips are subsidised by the Parish Council. If you would like to join, please contact MB Travel on 01606 43335 or 07774 064 838.

Parish Council Meetings

Would you like to know what meetings are taking place with the Parish Council? Visit www.tarporley.org and click on the meetings calender to find out what meetings are taking place and when.