Green Bin collections to re-start
The fortnightly green bin collection of garden waste will start again from Thursday, 4th June 2020 and will keep to the previously published calendar. In Weaverham this means that our first garden waste collection will take place on Wednesday, 17th June 2020, all the usual rules apply. Please note that “side waste” (that is any waste not in the bin) will not be collected and bins should not be overfilled or too heavy or they may not be emptied. If you wish to do so, you may take garden waste to the Tip. For further details please click here to see CWaC’s update.
Changes to arrangements at the Tips (HWRC’s)
From Thursday, 28th May 2020 vans and trailers will also be permitted to use the Tips in addition to cars. Following the initial period of opening every day, the tips have now reverted to their usual summer opening hours and days. At Northwich these are Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm. The Northwich site is closed on Wednesday and Thursday.
Social distancing must be adhered to and staff are not able to assist with unloading due to social distancing requirements.
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.
All Parish Council and Committee Meetings Cancelled
Following Government guidelines, please note that all Council and Committee Meetings are cancelled until further notice during the current Covid-19 epidemic. If you need to contact the Council please email email@example.com or telephone 01606 854451 to leave a message. Emails and telephone messages are being picked up daily and dealt with as soon as possible. You can also send a letter to the Parish Office, Weaverham Community Centre, Russet Road, Weaverham CW8 3HY. We apologise for any inconvenience that these revised arrangements may cause during the current Covid-19 situation.
Russet Road Play Park
Following Government advice it has, unfortunately, become necessary to close the Play Park during the current Covid-19 epidemic. This is to help prevent the spread of the virus and protect public health. The Play Park is closed until further notice but will be re-opened as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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.
Donations to Village Organisations
The Council invites applications from village organisations for donations in support of their activities. Please state the nature of the activity/purchase your organisation would use the donation to support.
Applications must be submitted to the Parish Office, Russet Road, Weaverham CW8 3HY by 31st March 2020.
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
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.
Christmas Lights Switch-on Event
The Christmas Lights were switched on at 4:30pm on Friday, 29th November 2019.This year the ceremony took place by the Christmas Tree in front of Lime Avenue shops. The extra space near the Lime Avenue tree meant that the event was much safer for those attending and it all worked very well with a good number attending and all were able to enjoy a mince pie and a cup of mulled wine as well enjoying the singing led by pupils from our village primary schools. Thank you to all the children from the schools who took part and to everyone who came along to get Christmas off to a rousing start. Thank you also to Barry our local “celebrity” for switching on our lights this year. Perhaps we can persuade Cllr Edwards to bring along Doris the Donkey next year as we’ve all heard so much about her!
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 will be holding Police Surgeries in Weaverham Community Centre, Russet Road on:
Police Surgeries are suspended during the current Covid-19 situation. Dates for future surgeries will be published when it is appropriate to do so. In the mean time, the police may be contacted by any of the channels noted below. We would ask residents to be mindful that, like other frontline services, the police are working under difficult conditions at present and will need to prioritise their workload to deal with the most urgent and serious matters.
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 via social media:
Weaver and Cuddington Police – Facebook
@weavercuddpol – Twitter
Incidents should be reported by calling 101 (non-emergency line) or 999 (for emergencies only). Please ensure you keep a note of your incident number in case any follow up is needed.
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