Parish Councillor vacancies

Parish Councillor vacancies
  • Do you want to serve your Community?
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about your local area?
The Parish Council currently have three Parish Councillor vacancies and would like to fill all three places as soon as possible.
If you would like to put yourself forward as a Clotton Hoofield Parish Councillor, then please either get in touch with the Clerk to the Council clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com or come along to the next meeting of the Parish Council to introduce yourself.
Next Parish Council Meetings…
Monday 21st September, 2020 at 7.30pm
Monday 16th November, 2020 at 7.30pm
Clotton & Hoofield War Memorial Hall Willington Road, CW6 0HD
All meetings are open to press and public. There will be an opportunity during the meeting for members of the public to raise any parish matters of concern.
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BikeRight!

Bike Right! - Cycle for Life

BikeRight! are now the cycle training partner for Cheshire West and Chester. We work with local authorities and communities across the North West and are providing both Bikeability training in the area’s schools as well as cycle skills sessions for Cheshire residents.

Adult cycle training

We offer free one-to-one and small group cycle skills lessons for adults who live in Cheshire West and Chester. Get tailored training at a level suited to your needs, based on the National Cycle Training Standards and provided by qualified instructors following social distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Choose from Basic (complete beginner), Urban (quiet local roads), or Advanced (complex junctions and busy roads).

Places are limited throughout July and August, so please sign up now to receive this free training. The courses last for two hours and can be booked here

Bikeability

Schools in the Cheshire West and Chester can request free Bikeability training. To enquire about or book training in your school, please contact us.

Some of the benefits of a child cycling to and from school:

  • Quieter, safer roads – having fewer cars around school makes it safer for parents and children to walk or cycle on their journey to and from school. Fewer cars also means less pollution
  • Fitness and health – children need at least an hour of physical activity each day, and walking or cycling to school is a great way to get some of that exercise
  • There are also concerns about the level of pollution children are exposed to when sitting inside cars in congested or slow-moving traffic. When planning a cycling journey to school, it may be possible to find a route that is quiet or traffic-free, and cycling through green spaces such as parks can make you feel calmer and happier
  • Concentration at school – children who are physically active on the way to school burn off some of their excess energy and are more able to settle down and focus well in lessons
  • Road-safety skills – good habits learned young are learned well. Teaching children to cycle safely to school will stand them in good stead for the rest of their life
  • Socialising and independence – cycling together with others means that children will have extra time in the day to build friendships and feel comfortable around other people
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SUMMER 2020 NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the Summer edition of our Parish Council newsletter.  We hope that this newsletter finds you safe and well, Clotton Hoofield Parish Council would like to let you know that we are here to continue to support you all in these unprecedented times.

Your Parish Councillors

Cllr Richard Roberts (Chairman)                 Cllr Charles Kinsey

Cllr Jane Nicholas                                          Cllr Peter Manby

Cllr Geoffrey Bibby

Trudy Ryall-Harvey (Clerk)
E mail: clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com                                                                        Telephone: 07805 698388

Parish Council Website http://www.clottonhoofieldparishcouncil.co.uk/

Parish Councillor vacancies

  • Do you want to serve your Community?
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about your local area?

The Parish Council currently have three Parish Councillor vacancies and would like to fill all three places as soon as possible.

If you would like to put yourself forward as a Clotton Hoofield Parish Councillor, then please either get in touch with the Clerk to the Council clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com or come along to the next meeting of the Parish Council to introduce yourself.

Next Parish Council Meetings…

Monday 21st September, 2020 at 7.30pm

Monday 16th November, 2020 at 7.30pm

Clotton & Hoofield War Memorial Hall Willington Road, CW6 0HD

All meetings are open to press and public. There will be an opportunity during the meeting for members of the public to raise any parish matters of concern.

Neighbourhood Development Plan

The plan has been in consultation and development since March 2017, and has now been approved by Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Examiner. The final stage before adoption is a referendum with the residents of Clotton Hoofield. In normal circumstances this would have already happened however with the disruption to normal processes caused by the pandemic, the date and methodology for the referendum will be determined by Cheshire West and Chester Council as soon as possible.  Meantime, the plan is available on our Parish Council website for review.

We would ask you to vote when the referendum date is announced.

We are happy to receive any questions or comments via e mail or in person at a Parish Council meeting.

What we have done…

  • Set up a COV19 Clotton Hoofield Community Support Volunteer Team
  • Organised a community Christmas walk followed by refreshments
  • Supported the aims and objectives of the Tarvin Educational Foundation
  • Installed flower planter in Hoofield
  • Promoted the Cheshire West and Chester Council ‘Walk. Ride. Thrive’ campaign
  • Supported the Great British Spring Clean 2019 & 2020
  • Contributed to Duddon and Clotton War Memorial Hall refurbishment
  • Publicised the twice weekly village bus service
  • Proactively reported and followed up on highway and public footpath issues
  • Lobbied to get the speed limit reduced on a section of the A51 through Clotton
  • Liaised with the police and broader A51 group of Parish Councils to improve the safety and adverse impact of speeding traffic along the road

What we are doing…

We meet every two months to discuss and act on issues of importance to the local community.  We comment on planning applications in the Parish, in line with the Cheshire West and Chester plan and the draft Neighbourhood plan which is taken into consideration by Cheshire West and Chester as it has been approved by them (subject to local referendum).

We are currently working on the following key priorities:

  • Highways: condition of local roads and A51 traffic issues
  • Neighbourhood Development Plan
  • COVID19 community support
  • Rights of way and footpaths
  • Community communication and engagement

Keeping in touch

We would like to keep in contact with you and update you on what we are doing as a Parish Council. If you would like to receive regular updates electronically then please email the Clerk to the Council: clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com

Please also like our Facebook page or visit our website www.clottonhoofieldparishcouncil.co.uk to keep up to date with Parish Council matters.

Please do consider joining the Parish Council as a Councillor. It’s a voluntary role but you can get a great deal of satisfaction in supporting our community and also learning how we can make a difference and also understand some of the constraints and frustrations that we face. Overall it’s a good thing to do and be part of. It takes as much time and effort as you wish to and are able to give. Your interest and support means a lot to us trying to do our best for the residents of Clotton Hoofield.

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Cheshire West and Chester – Delivering our highways

Help shape the way highways services are delivered

The Highways Service keeps the borough’s road network moving and is important to everyone, from residents and visitors to the emergency services and travel companies.

As the Council’s current highways contract is coming to an end, we want your views to help us decide how we deliver our Highways Service in the future.

Financial pressures are increasing due to reduced Government funding, combined with competing demands for general road maintenance and new capital projects. This means we will need to be both prudent and innovative in our future approach.

With this in mind, we want to hear your views on:

  • Your experience of the current service
  • The areas you think should be prioritised in the future
  • Our vision for the Highways Service
  • Key criteria for the new service.

Continue reading further information here.

This consultation will be open from 6th July to 30th August 2020.

Please note that the National Highways Transport (NHT) Network is also carrying out a survey at the moment and will be contacting a random sample of respondents to take part. While that national benchmarking project is separate to the Council’s consultation, its results will also be used to inform future decisions on the Highways Service.

https://participatenow.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/highways-consultation

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Parish Council Meeting – Thursday 16th July, 2020

The next meeting of Clotton Hoofield Parish Council will be held Thursday 16th July, 2020 at 7:00pm by video conference.

To request access to the meeting please contact the clerk by Wednesday 15th July on clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com

CHPC – Agenda for Meeting Scheduled for Thursday 16th July at 7.00pm

Item 8 – Planning Register

Item 9 – Cashbook

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Tarvin Educational Foundation

The Tarvin Educational Foundation is a charity set up to manage the endowment of the old Tarvin Grammar School. The purpose of the Charity is to assist the educational needs of students of secondary school age and older who live in the ancient Parish of Tarvin. The assistance may take form of financial assistance for books, instruments, tools for a trade and other projects.  Usually today this takes the form of help with the costs of University or College courses, apprenticeships and also for overseas projects of an educational nature.  These aware are made by the Governors of the Trust who are representatives of the Parish Councils Tarvin, Kelsall, Ashton Hayes and Clotton Hoofield, together with a member of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council as the Local Education Authority  and up to three co-opted members.

The Governors are happy to consider any application made on behalf of students residing in the qualifying area. Anyone who is interested please contact the Mr D Cotgreave by e-mail at : clerk@tedf.org.uk  with details including full address and a contact e-mail and mobile telephone number.  Any students under 16 years must have parental approval.

An application form will then be forwarded for completion, which MUST be completed and returned by Saturday 5Th September, 2020.

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CWaC – Focusing on cycling and walking

Cheshire West and Chester Council is launching its ‘Walk. Ride. Thrive’ campaign to encourage more people to enjoy a summer of active travel.

The borough has seen a dramatic fall in traffic volume and air pollution during the coronavirus pandemic, with walking and cycling playing an increasingly important role in people’s lives. Continuing to use these active modes of transport will also support the ambition to be a carbon neutral borough.

The government recently announced a package of funding to help keep people walking and cycling in a safe way during our recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

https://participatenow.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your-views-on-cycling-and-walking-investment

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PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCIES (3)

CLOTTON HOOFIELD PARISH COUNCIL

COUNCILLOR VACANCIES (3)

Join our local team and become a Parish Councillor

  • Do you want to serve your Community?
  • Do you have time or expertise which could benefit your Community?
  • Do you want to make a difference to all those around you?
  • Are you concerned about your local area?
  • Do you want to represent the views of local people?

The Parish Council currently have three Parish Councillor vacancies and would
like to fill all three places by co-option as soon as possible.

Parish Councillors meet once every two months to discuss and act on issues of
importance to the local community. The Parish Council sets and monitors how
a proportion of local taxes are spent in the Parish, make comment on planning
applications in the Parish and consider projects to help maintain, improve or
enhance the local area. Local Government is changing and Parish Councils are
seeing an increase in the responsibilities and opportunities to influence
decisions made that affect our local community.

If you would like to put yourself forward as a Clotton Hoofield Parish
Councillor, then please either get in touch with the Clerk to the Council
clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com or come along to the next meeting of the
Parish Council to introduce yourself.

If more people indicate their interest in becoming a Parish Councillor than the number of vacancies available, candidates will be asked to give a short verbal or written statement about why they are interested in the role, and the Parish Council will make their decision by a majority vote.

To qualify to become a Parish Councillor a person must *be a British subject over 18 years
old *be listed on the current electoral role *live in Clotton Hoofield, or within 3 miles of its
boundary, or occupy as owner/tenant any land/premises therein or have a principal place of work within the Parish *must not be disqualified from holding office as a Councillor.

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Parish Council AGM – Thursday 21st May at 7.00pm

The Annual General Meeting of Clotton Hoofield Parish Council will be held Thursday 21st May at 7:00pm by video conference.

To request access to the meeting please contact the clerk by Wednesday 20th May on clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com

Agenda for 21st May AGM

Item 7 – Planning Register

Item 9a – Cashbook to date

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE

“In accordance with the local authorities and police and crime panels (coronavirus) (flexibility of local authority and police and crime panel meetings) (England and Wales) regulations 2020, parish council meetings will be held virtually.

The parish council will be using video conferencing service to facilitate the meetings.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the virtual meetings as observers, but will need to provide their name and email address to the clerk at least 24 hours before the meeting commences.

This is to allow the joining details to be provided.  The clerk can be contacted on clerk.clottonhoofieldpc@gmail.com.

Full minutes of the meetings will be published as normal.”

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Message from the Parish Council – Re COVID-19 April 2020

To all residents of Clotton & Hoofield.

Dear Resident

We hope that this note finds you well and safe, Clotton Hoofield Parish Council would like to let you know that we are here to support the residents in these concerning times.

We appreciate that the Government has provided instruction and advice.  We also appreciate what the Government has put in place and will do more to support local communities.

However, if you need help that we can provide within the good instructions and advice we have received please ask.  Please also see overleaf information we have received from CWaC that you may find useful.

We are happy to assist anyone in isolation or with collection of medicines, vital shopping or a simple conversation. We are only as far away as a phone call.

Please don’t hesitate to email or phone any of the Parish Councillors listed below

Richard Roberts                 07341 270 463                   roberts.ro@aol.co.uk

Peter Manby                      07894 240 855                   petermanby@btconnect.com

Jane Nicholas                     07743 428 851                   janey.bean@icloud.com

If you would like to be added to the volunteer team to help with vulnerable residents of Clotton & Hoofield please let one of the above know.

Thanks for your support for this community effort.

Stay safe and healthy.

Clotton & Hoofield Parish Council

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