Bonfire and Fireworks event cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations
With great regret the Council has cancelled this year’s Bonfire and Fireworks Event due to being unable to guarantee compliance with the latest Covid-19 regulations.
We are very disappointed that this year’s event cannot take place in the current circumstances but we are already looking towards next year’s event.
Renewal of Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and car park closure
Work has begun to completely replace the old MUGA with a completely new one including new floodlighting, fencing, playing surface, goals, tennis nets and markings. The work is expected to take about 4 to 6 weeks to complete, so should be finished late September or early October.
During this period it will be necessary to close off most of the MUGA Car Park for safety reasons but access to the recycling containers will be maintained as much as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but I’m sure you will agree that the new MUGA will be well worth it.
New Swimming Pool Opening Times
Monday to Friday
14.25pm to 15.05pm
15.05pm to 15.45pm
19.00pm to 19.40pm
Exclusive Pool Hire
This is an hour slot in total with 10 minutes entry and exit time and 40 minutes in water time. Maximum number of people 10.
I have moved the times, only slightly, to the following;
Monday To Friday
19.15pm to 20.15pm
Saturday And Sunday
09.30am to 10.30am
10.30am to 11.30am
16.00pm to 17.00pm
17.00pm to 18.00pm
Lane hire is £6 – book 1/3rd of the pool for 40 minutes and you can have up to 4 people in your lane/section. Monday – Sunday.
11:45 – 12:25
12:25 – 13:05
13:05 – 13:45
13:45 – 14:25
14:25 – 15:05
15:05 – 15:45
New Reporting Facility for Cheshire Police
In addition to the non-Emergency number of 101 and the Emergency number of 999 to report incidents by telephone, incidents can now be reported online via the Cheshire Police website www.cheshire.police.uk but in all cases make sure you keep a note of the Incident Number in case any follow up is required.
Closure of Winnington Bridge
Provisional closure dates for additional strengthening works are likely from 10:00pm on Friday, 9th October until 5:00am on Monday, 12th October.
The bridge will be open to pedestrians at all times.
Free Cycle Training
This new initiative is open to everyone who would like to increase their cycling skills, from basic beginner to the more experienced. If you would like to take part you will need to register and complete a booking form. If there is sufficient uptake then a course may be arranged locally.
Please register using this link: https://www.bikeright.co.uk/sponsors/cheshirewest-chester/
If you are new to cycling or returning after a break this may be the course to help you on your way safely – and it’s free!
Parish Council Meetings (update)
The Parish Council has begun holding virtual meetings using the Zoom internet platform. Members of the public may also log on to these meetings and thus “take part” by sending an email to email@example.com to obtain the meeting access codes. You do not need to pay for a Zoom subscription to do this. The access codes are normally sent by email about 30 minutes before the meeting is due to start. Meeting dates are published on the Council’s website and on our noticeboards and meeting agendas are also available on the website and noticeboards prior to the meeting concerned. These arrangements are expected to continue until such time as Government Guidelines regarding Covid-19 are changed to permit face to face meetings to resume. The Parish Office remains closed to the public at the present time. You can contact the Council by email at the address above, by telephone on 01606 854451 (there is a facility to leave a message) or by letter to Weaverham Parish Council, Parish Office, The Community Centre, Russet Road, Weaverham CW8 3HY. Emails and phone messages are picked up daily and responded to as soon as we can.
An on-line edition of Weaverham News has been published due to difficulties producing and delivering the usual paper copy. Please click here to see this edition.
Corona Virus (Covid-19)
During the current Covid-19 emergency the Council is determined to carry on with our usual work on behalf of the people of Weaverham so far as this is possible. We are also anxious to protect the health of our councillors whilst they work on our behalf. Please note, therefore, that the Parish Office is closed to visitors until further notice. Please use telephone (01606 854451) to speak to one of the Joint Acting Clerks, there is also a facility to leave a voice message if there is no one in the Office when you call. Alternatively you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as emails will be checked frequently during this period. Voice messages and emails will be picked up regularly and dealt with as soon as possible.
In an emergency please contact a councillor – contact details are on this website.
Do you need help during the Covid-19 Emergency?
Snow Angels is a support initiative of Cheshire Community Action. They offer help and support to older people and those who are vulnerable. Their services include weekly befriending telephone calls, help with shopping and prescriptions, dog walking – all while keeping to the social distancing advice. They also have accounts with Morrisons and Tesco for on-line delivery using their bank details so you don’t have to enter your own bank details on-line (you can then pay Cheshire Community Action by cheque). Other shops are also being investigated to see if they can offer home deliveries too.
If you are an older person and would like to register with Snow Angels there is a form on-line at www.healthylivingconsortium.net or you can phone them on 0300 666 6226.
If you would like to volunteer to help Snow Angels to provide this help to our older residents, there is an on-line application form at http://www.snowangels.org.uk/get-involved/
Fireworks and Bonfire 2020 Cancelled due to Covid-19 regulations
This year’s Bonfire and Fireworks event will be held on Saturday, 7th November 2020. The event will take place, as usual, on Lakehouse Field with the lighting of the Bonfire at 6:00pm. The Fireworks will commence at 6:30pm. There is no charge for this event.
New Streetcare Service in Weaverham
Following representations made over past months by the Parish Council, CWaC Council Streetcare Department have allocated a new Lengthsman, Matt, to work in Weaverham for three days per week. Please make him welcome and I’m sure, once he’s had chance to get to know his way around, we will see a marked improvement to the cleanliness of the Village.
Please remember that we can all help keep our village looking good by making sure we dispose of our litter correctly by putting it in the litter bins or by taking it home. A huge “Thank You” to the very many of you who already help in this way and also to those who pick up other litter that they see – your efforts are much appreciated.
Notice of Publication of Accounts 2018/19
The Council has completed the accounts for 2018/19, which are now with the Council’s Auditor. Click here to see the Notice of Publication.
New Exercise Equipment
The Parish Council has installed some new exercise equipment on the Russet Road Playing Field and has replaced the old basket ball/goal posts with a new one including a cricket wicket. The equipment is suitable for older children, youths and adults so, if you’re feeling in need of some exercise, do drop by and give the new equipment a try. Click the thumbnails below to see larger images.
Police Community Support Officer Surgeries
PCSO Nichola Devey and our new PCSO Bradley Siddall will be holding Police Surgeries in Weaverham Community Centre, Russet Road on:
Tuesday, 29th September 2020 between 2:00pm and 3:00pm
Monday, 5th October 2020 between 4:00pm and 5:00pm
Monday, 12th October 2020 between 10:00am and 11:00am
Tuesday, 20th October 2020 between 11:00am and 12:00noon
Monday, 26th October 2020 between 5:00pm and 6:00pm
All residents are welcome to attend between these times if there is any matter you would like to discuss with our PCSO. No appointment is required.
You can also contact Nichola and Bradley via social media:
Weaver and Cuddington Police – Facebook
@weavercuddpol – Twitter
The local police may be contacted via email on: email@example.com
Incidents should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency line) or 999 (for emergencies only). Incidents can also now be reported on line via the Cheshire Police website www.cheshire.police.uk but please ensure you keep a note of your incident number in case any follow up is needed.
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