Remembrance Sunday – 8th November 2020

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

8TH NOVEMBER 2020

 

With regret, due to Covid 19 restrictions, no ceremony or gathering can be organised at Kingsley Cemetery to acknowledge Remembrance Sunday on 8th November 2020.

 

The Cemetery will of course remain open for those who wish to visit the memorial.

 

Kingsley Parish Council takes its responsibilities as a local authority very seriously. Those responsibilities include ensuring that we comply with the legislation of the day which in turn includes that covering elections and eligibility for holding office. Councils and Council Members have no powers to remove a Councillor from Office.

 

In addition the Council embraces its duty to have regard to equality and diversity and would not see anyone unable to hold office due to any personal challenge they face.  The Council has been, and will continue to be, open to working with any individual who has difficulty engaging in local democracy due to issues arising from any of the protected characteristics.

 

If you have suggestions or questions regarding this (or any other matter) please contact Kingsley Parish Council. We welcome your views.

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Hedge Trimming and Pavement Overgrowth

Please could residents be mindful of overgrown hedges and low growing plants and weeds obscuring pavements and paths.  Your help in trimming back would be really appreciated by all residents.

Kingsley Parish Council Grant Applications – Closed

Kingsley Parish Council would welcome applications from groups and clubs in Kingsley who would like to apply for a hardship grant.

Please request an application form my emailing the Clerk

 

Kingsley Parish Council Meeting – Tuesday 25th August 2020

The next meeting of Kingsley Parish Council will be held on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 7.00pm by virtual media.

Please contact to obtain a link to join the meeting.

 

Town Farm Quarry – Closure

Final update on Town Farm Quarry, Crowton

KPC Meeting 25th August 2020

We learned last week that Casey (Enviro) the quarry operators have finally vacated the former quarry site and a local farmer is now seeding what is restored pastureland. All previous permissions to extract and infill have now expired and will not be renewed.

Town Farm Quarry had been in operation for well over 18 years. It had been the subject of a series of new applications and extensions of existing permissions for extending the operation over that time and bringing in infill material as well as sand extraction. Kingsley Parish Council were represented at an Appeal in 2017 when regrettably the Planning Inspectorate extended the operation. Three Parish Councils objected to a request for a further extension to operations in 2018 and were represented at the Cheshire West and Chester Planning Committee hearing which then finally refused to permit any further development at the site.

Kingsley Parish Council along with the councils of Acton Bridge and Crowton has been actively engaged over the last two years in regular meetings with Cheshire West and Chester Minerals Planning Authority to finally bring an end to quarry operations at this site. During this time, there has been no sand extraction nor importation of infill material to the quarry.

Since September 2019, under new management, the operators have been committed to restore the quarry with re-grading the landfill, placing topsoil and preparing to return it to pastureland.

The site offices have now been demolished and power lines removed. The weighbridge has been sold and taken from the site and more recently 300 metres of  the middle section of the tarmac road leading to the actual quarry has been removed with some aggregate used to repair the original bridle path and public footpath into Norley. On driving along the B5153 it can be seen that only one short section of the former tarmac entrance road remains leading to a nearby farm. This work now finally brings to an end all tipper lorry movements through Kingsley and nearby villages which at one time were reaching well over a hundred per day.

Kingsley Parish Council would like to acknowledge the key role in this outcome of our two Ward Councillors at the time Cllrs Charles Fifield and Ralph Oultram who led the negotiations with the MPA. Also our thanks to the former Head of the MPA, now Head of Planning at CWaC, Rob Charnley who regularly met with us and guided the working group through to a satisfactory conclusion. We recognise too all the work done by the parish councillors and residents of Acton Bridge, Crowton and Kingsley who served on the working group. Finally we must thank Shane Harrison the current Operations Director of Casey and their consultant Rachel Thornley who kept us informed on the progress of the closure of this quarry.

It has been a long, and at times, a difficult campaign for the residents of the three villages concerned but we can now report that that this is now at an end.

Cllr Chris Pownall

18 August 2020

TFQ restored track looking towards B5153 entrance at Crowton

KINGSLEY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING OF TUESDAY 18TH AUGUST 2020 – POSTPONED

The meeting of Kingsley Parish Council on Tuesday 18th August 2020 has been postponed.

The meeting will be reconvened on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 7.00pm by virtual media.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

 

Free Cycle Training for Adults in Cheshire in August

Free cycle training for adults in west Cheshire throughout August.  Places are limited.

www.bikeright.co.uk/cheshirewest-chester

 

As a reminder the cycle training is free one-to-one and small group cycle skills lessons for adults who live in Cheshire West and Chester. The training is tailored at a level suited to your needs, based on the National Cycle Training Standards.  Choose from Basic (complete beginner), Urban (quiet local roads) or Advanced (complex junctions and busy roads), as well as bespoke Learn to Ride sessions.

 

Places for CWaC residents only are limited throughout  August, so please sign up now to receive this free training. The courses last for two hours and can be booked at: www.bikeright.co.uk/cheshirewest-chester

 

For group bookings please call Bike Right on: 07712 388926

Kingsley Voluntary Group Hardship Grant Applications Open

Kingsley Parish Council recently noted the hardship felt by some of the local youth and voluntary groups in the village as a result of reduced fundraising opportunities to underpin their activities.

The Parish Council are pleased to open a short and limited grant scheme for such groups to apply for a ‘Hardship Grant’.  Grant Application Forms can be obtained by emailing

Completed applications should be returned by 31st August 2020 for consideration.

Grants awarded will be at the discretion of Kingsley Parish Council.

 

KINGSLEY PLAY AREA

Kingsley Play Area will be jet washed on Wednesday 29th July 2020 in the morning, the play equipment will not be available during this time.  The jet washing should not take more than a day to keep inconvenience to a minimum.

The see-saw will be fenced off for safety until further notice pending a repair.