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Tarporley Tiverton Cotebrook Tattenhall Tarvin Kelsall Duddon
February 2013 - Issue 95

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WELCOME to the February edition of the Tarporley Talk. Valentines Day is on its way and there are plenty of events happening for romantic couples. In this months edition theres news from Tarvin Tennis Club, an award for Peckforton Castle, how a Tarporley accountant helped raise funds for a hospice, new homes for Tattenhall and old pictures from Peter Williss archive. Theres news from Tarporley High School, Tarporley Vics FC, as well as a whats on guide, business directory, health and beauty, gardening and much more. As usual, please support your local businesses and dont forget to tell them that you saw their ad in The Talk For the very latest updates please visit our website at p56 p66 p10 22



Tarporley Parish Council Services Whats on / village index Index of advertisers

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VW car linked to thefts POLICE are trying to trace a black VW Passat which has been linked with a number of thefts in rural Cheshire. The car was seen before Christmas around the reclamation yard/ industrial estate area in Huxley shortly before a van was stolen. MBE for hospice founder LITTLE Budworth resident Rosie Speigelberg, a founder member of St Lukes Hospice, in Winsford, has been awarded the MBE. Parking ban A PARKING restriction on Millfield Lane, Tarporley, at the junction with the High Street, has come into force. The order prohibits parking on both sides of the road and there is also a no waiting restriction on the High Street between 7am and 10am and 4pm and 7pm. Bunbury Parish Plan The Bunbury Parish Plan Steering Group has now completed drafting the questionnaire and it should be ready for circulation shortly. We are looking forward to receiving peoples comments and dont forget responses mean prizes. If you need more information please contact Andrew Thomson on 01829 261805 or e mail
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Brook Road consultation

TARPORLEy parish councillors were dismayed by the late notification and short period of opening of the public consultation event for the Taylor-Wimpey proposals for the Brook Road housing and leisure development. Parish councillors were only notified a week in advance, whilst a leaflet drop advising residents of the event was made only four days before it took place on 11th January. A representative of HOW Planning, organisers of the consultation, apologised for the poor organisation. The consultation event took the usual form of publicity displays for Taylor-Wimpey and schematic views and montages of the current design concept. Again, parish councillors and many residents were concerned that the proposals deviated from their understanding of the site development principles previously agreed with CWaC planners. At the following parish council meeting, it was agreed that a meeting should be sought with the prospective developers in an attempt to resolve the matter. It is hoped that the meeting will have been held by the time you read this. In the meantime, residents who missed the consultation event may view the draft proposals at

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Tarporleys PCSO, Sheena Ayrton, will be holding an informal surgery at The Old Fire Station Coffee Shop on Wednesday 30th January between 10.30 and 11.30 a.m.. The aim is for members of the community to meet their local officers and to discuss any issues that they may have. Please feel free to call in. If the event is successful, Sheena intends to hold further surgeries on a regular basis. 10 To advertise call 01244 350398


The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Ken Parker. The Parish Clerk is Mr. J. Macdonald Chartwood House, 20 Nantwich Road, Tarporley CW6 9UW Cheshire County Council Vale Royal Borough Council Tel. Councillor Andrew Needham 01829 733496 Councillor Mrs. D. Joyce Tarporley has twelve Parish Councillors each of whom sits on one of the 730824) (01829 732444) (01829 two Working Groups which meet on alternative months or as required Councillor. Contact Details are (01829) Andrew.Needham@ Richard Brierley (spokesperson) ........... 732539 Linda Burrows .............................................. 733228 Graham Lees ................................................ 733832 Linda Bennett.................................................730870 Elaine Chapman.............................................733972 Areas of interest Best Kept Village, Flower Displays, Handyman, Street Cleaning Childrens Play Area and Community Initiatives.


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Parish Council Meetings

The Parish Council meets in the Committee Room of the Community Centre at 7 pm on the second Monday of each month, with the exception of August. Meetings are open to the public, and start with an Open Forum session, during which members of the public can address the whole Council on matters of concern to them. Also the Parish Council holds a surgery at 6.30 pm prior to each Parish Council meeting when members of the public are welcome to discuss matters with councillors on an informal basis.

Police Contacts

PC 4207 Ged Gigg E-mail PCSO Sheena Ayrton E-mail Emergencies 999 Police Non-emergency Number 101 Dragon Hall 0845 4586377


Cheshire West and Chester Council Cllr Eveleigh Moore-Dutton (Conservative) 01829 733526

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Opal Club
If you or someone you know is finding it more difficult to get out and about, then the members and volunteers at the Tarporley OPAL Club (Older People At Leisure) invite you to join them each Friday between 10am and 3pm. Transport to and from your home is provided, plus friendly social activities and a 2-course lunch, all for just 10. By providing companionship; the opportunity to share a meal with others; a range of interesting activities; as well as plenty of laughter; we aim for people to stay as physically and mentally active as possible. There are opportunities to be involved in card and board games, puzzles, quizzes and craft work. There are gentle exercise routines, music and singing. Members enjoy spending time talking to each other and sharing a good cooked lunch. Occasional trips out are organised and members celebrate birthdays, Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. To find out more, please ring Parish Councillor Gill Clough on 01829 733545. (Tarporley OPAL Club is run by Rural Community Services, a registered charity no 1143753.)

Community car scheme

CHESHIRE Community Development Trust is looking for willing volunteer drivers to join a community car scheme. People register with the scheme and they go on all kinds of trips, including doctors, dentists, chiropodists, luncheon clubs, hairdressers, shopping and to visit friends. Many of the clients would have difficulty getting out of the house so the drivers provide a real lifeline for them The scheme operates locally within the former Vale Royal area. As a volunteer you can give as much or as little time as you are able. All they ask is that you have a car, are willing to undertake a CRB check and enjoy meeting new people and helping out within the local community. Some petrol expenses can be reimbursed. If you are interested please contact Tracey Welford on 01606 723180 or email twalford@

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Rosette reward for Peckforton restaurant

PECkFORTON Castle has been awarded its 3rd Rosette for culinary excellence by the AA board. The long-established Rosette scheme recognises successful cooking at different levels across the Uk. Success or failure in achieving Rosettes is based on one or more visits by an AA inspector to a hotel or restaurant. Peckforton Castle joins an elite 10% of nationwide restaurants that have been bestowed with Three Rosettes and above for their outstanding achievement. The Rosettes are awarded for a restaurants selection and sympathetic treatment of the highest quality ingredients. Other areas that the Castles 1851 Restaurant were judged on include the timing, seasoning and the judgment of flavour combinations plus the intuitive service from staff and a well-chosen wine list. Chris Naylor, Managing Director of Peckforton Castle, said: This is a fantastic achievement for the Castle and something we have worked towards for the past two years. It is a testament to the creativity of our Head Chef Mark Ellis and our wonderful 1851 Restaurant team. We pride ourselves in our love of Cheshire produce and use some of the best the county offers, our excellent relationship with local suppliers allows us to reflect this in our menus. Head Chef of 1851 Restaurant, Mark Ellis adds: The 1851 Restaurant welcomes residents and non residents of the Castle who want to have a sumptuous meal in exquisite surroundings. Gaining a 3rd Rosette is an honour for us and makes us want to continue to strive for even more culinary success in the future.

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Peckforton Castles 1851 Restaurant offers a very special dining experience fit for Kings and Queens. Featuring modern British cuisine, the Table dHte and A la Carte menus are brimming with fine dining options, some classic with a modern twist and others as full of imagination as they are of flavour. Holder of 2 AA Rosettes and a Taste Cheshire Award, the 1851 Restaurant treats diners and guests to the Castle to a gastronomic extravaganza featuring carefully selected, locally grown and reared produce. The deep plush carpets, tasteful dcor and tables adorned with crisp linen and beautiful tableware all against the magnificent backdrop of Peckforton Castles impressive architecture add a welcome touch of magic and glamour to every meal, making every dining experience a very special occasion. The 1851 Restaurant welcomes non-residents but it is recommended early booking especially for our popular Sunday Lunch, call us on 01829 260930.

Peckforton Castle are delighted to offer customers coming to dine at the Castles 1851 Restaurant the chance to have their very own complimentary pick up service collect them and drop them off home in one of our fleet of Land Rovers. The complimentary service is open to all diners who live within a 10 mile radius of the Castle and who will be enjoying their A La Carte Menu. Available on Fridays and Saturdays * Note: The pick up service must be pre-booked and can accommodate up to six people and must be booked at the time of making your reservation.

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Our 45th year of caring for other people!

EstablishEd in 1968, we are now one of the oldest domiciliary agencies in the UK. We are delighted to announce that we are now members of the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA), the largest, most respected and accredited home care association in the country. We feel very privileged to have become a member. This membership confirms that our elderly care services meet the high standards of the UKHCA and that we abide by their Code of Practice. Membership also entitles us to a huge range of additional services, support and valuable information, which we will pass onto our clients and staff, ensuring that we continue to provide the best and most up to date private home care and assistance available. Do you need someone to care for an elderly relative, your young family or your home? We pride ourselves on our traditional methods and very personal approach in the way we provide the following services and positions to our Employers and Staff: Carers, Companions - Maintain your independence by staying in the comfort of your own home, giving you and your family peace of mind. (Members of UKHCA).

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The Furniture Market are specialists in Oak Furniture, French Furniture, Mirrored Furniture, Glass coffee tables and much more We are your local furniture warehouse, giving you the benefit of being able to buy this quality furniture at highly competitive prices. We offer free delivery and deliver nationwide. THE FURNITURE MARKET ORGANSDALE FARM KELSALL, TARPORLEY, CHESHIRE CW6 0SR e: Tel: 01829 759 259

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70 new homes in Tattenhall

CHESHIRE West and Chester planners gave the go-ahead for 70 homes in Tattenhall. The proposed development by Redrow is for land at the rear of Harding Avenue. Three other planning applications for housing development in Tattenhall 110 at Chester Road, 137 homes at Greenlands and 68 homes at land opposite Brook Hall Cottages have all previously been refused by the Strategic Planning Committee. These have all been appealed and will be heard at a joint inquiry held by the Secretary of State. Local Councillor Mike Jones said: We have 385 dwellings plus 145 that have already been agreed. That is a total of 530 in a village of 847 houses. This is against a projected target of 300 over 20 years and means the 145 already agreed amounts to 10 years of backlog. In addition to that 33 houses are being built at the nearby village of Milton Green and the Planning Committee agreed last week a further 24 in Beeston. The Strategic Planning Committee had originally refused the Harding Avenue application on landscape grounds but the application had been resubmitted with comprehensive landscape and visual impact assessment. Unwanted bikes for Africa THE Rotary Club of Tarporley is supporting the campaign to collect unwanted bikes for shipment to Africa. They are doing this in association with the Rotary-supported charity Jole Rider ( and their Bikes4Africa campaign to make the journey to education possible for thousands of children. Therefore, if you have an unwanted bike, suitable for children (- aged about 9 years and upwards; bikes with 20 or 24 wheels are best, though 20 BMX-type bikes can be suitable) then please let them have it. They can arrange for the bikes to be collected from you. However, if you take advantage of this service, a small donation (e.g. 5) towards the charitys transportation costs to Africa would be very much appreciated. For more information email: or call 730079. Councillor Jones continued: Having refused the same application before it would be irrational to support the application, especially as they are going to be heard at a joint appeal. It would be unfair to the other applications. However Councillor Angela Claydon: I voted in favour of it last time because I know we are looking at them all individually but of all the plans that we have seen, this is the one which is most contained in the village. And to my mind if you were going to have one of them then this would be the most acceptable to me. And what I couldnt find last time and I continue to not to be able to find are any good reasons on planning grounds to refuse it. Whatever we do today it will win on appeal. A motion to refuse the planning application on the same grounds as last time was defeated. Councillor Jill Houbrook said she put forward a motion to grant outline permission with a heavy heart. Voting was five for granting outline planning permission and four against. The resolution to approve will now be referred to the National Planning Casework Unit.

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Where theres a will theres a way (a

It seems like a long time since the Conservative Party said it would raise the Inheritance tax (IHt) threshold, above which deceased estates are taxed at 40%. Since forming the coalition government they have yet to turn those words into action and have confirmed the threshold will remain unchanged until at least 2015. Indeed, in their first year of office IHt receipts rose by 14%
The days are long gone when IHT could reasonably be regarded as a tax only for the very wealthy. Many of us still think that we are unlikely to be affected by it, but many of us would be wrong. The IHT threshold officially known as the nil rate band currently stands at 325,000. Consider what your house is worth today. For many people, this alone is enough to exceed the threshold. Married couples and civil partners can pass assets to each other without paying IHT, while they are alive or on their death. A fairly recent change of rules also allows them to transfer any unused portion of their nil rate band when they die. So its now possible for the surviving spouse or partner to leave assets of up to 650,000 before IHT becomes payable. (Its important to remember that the full nil rate band of 650,000 is not available to unmarried couples.) Thankfully, there are a number of things you can do to reduce any liability. A good place to start is with your Will. Everyone should consider having a Will and, just as important, one that is IHT-efficient. If you dont, or if there are mistakes in the drafting, the laws of intestacy may distribute your assets in ways that you never intended, or your estate may be taxed in ways that could otherwise have been avoided. Its estimated that UK taxpayers waste 448m a year in IHT payments which could have legally been avoided by simple tax-planning measures when drawing up a Will. If you own a business, your Will should cover your business assets unless you have made appropriate succession plans with your partners. And you should review it whenever your circumstances change a subsequent marriage, for example, automatically invalidates a Will.

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There are some well-proven methods to reduce IHT, and one is making gifts during your lifetime. These reduce the size of your estate and therefore the size of any IHT bill. Some gifts depend on you surviving at least another seven years before they officially move outside your estate. There are, however, some very useful exceptions to this rule which mean that the assets move outside your estate, and beyond the reach of IHT, immediately. Every tax year, for example, you can make gifts totalling 3,000. On top of that, each year you can make small gifts of Based up to 250 to any person and to as many people as you like. unable to make gifts out of your salary or pension if you then have to raid your capital to pay the bills.

with carolyn Ling


locally in Shropshire, where I have lived Remember that IHT is a complex area and, without for most professional life, it I work closely things wrong. of my help, can be very easy to get with my Investing that sum annually into a Junior ISA for a grandchild Please give me a call or send me an email if you would like to or godchild would accumulate into a much-appreciated sum clients to fully orunderstand financial planning, without discuss this, any other area of their financial by the time they turned 18. Potentially the most generous initial fee or and fears. I would like to aspirations, hopesobligation. exemption for IHT purposes, however, is the one that allows invite readerscall to action, if you would like metoreview, as always for you to make regular gifts as part of normal expenditure from So, a of Tarporley Talk to discover without your income. These payments must be part of a regular pattern initial fee or uniqueyour existing financial planning arrangements, themselves my obligation, approach to financial and may not come out of your capital.You must also keep 0759 5928907) planning. do please give me a call (01948 840738 or to hearing fromor email at enough income to maintain your standard of living, so you are We look forward you. "I would thoroughly recommend Carolyn to anyone needing financial advice. She was very patient, and when we had queries she provided useful information to help us in our decision making. I found her extremely knowledgeable and she explained things in plain English!" Susan L Business Trainer

Gifts that qualify as normal expenditure out of income have no specified maximum, though they will be limited automatically by the size of your surplus income. While the exemption doesnt have to be claimed during your lifetime, keeping records of any gifts will help your representatives to claim it retrospectively.


Based locally in Shropshire, where I have lived for most of my life, I work closely with my clients to fully understand their financial aspirations, hopes and fears. I would like to invite readers of Tarporley Talk to discover for themselves my unique approach to financial planning. "I would thoroughly recommend Carolyn to anyone needing financial advice. She was very patient, and when we had queries she provided


Tarvin tennis tournament survives the elements

SIxTEEn hardy members of Tarvin Tennis Club defied the gloomy weather forecasts and signed up for a post-Christmas American Tournament. They were rewarded with just about the first dry morning for ages and enjoyed three hours of competitive but friendly tennis play. Jane Leyland, first, and Jane Mitchell were the two top-scoring lady players while Chris Edwards was the top man followed closely by John Perry. All, however, were able to enjoy the mulled wine, tea, coffee, sausage rolls, mince pies and other nibbles which accompanied the more strenuous efforts of the morning. This looks like becoming a regular and popular feature on the clubs programme of events.

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Mondrem Green, situated close to the sought after villages of Tarporley and Little Budworth is an exclusive, gated development by award winning Cheshire builder CB Homes. All 5 homes are individually designed and offer you light and spacious family accommodation. The feeling of light and space is enhanced by the modern bi-folding doors which provide a wonderful link between the open plan kitchen/family room and the private large gardens. Mondrem Green offers you quality kitchens with granite/composite worktops, hardwood staircases, under-oor heating to the ground oor, 2 En-Suites and spacious master bedrooms with dressing rooms. To arrange your private Pre-Showhome viewing contact Claudia on 01829 760066 or e-mail her on

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health & beauty

with Angela Bartlett

Q. Do I need to use a separate neck cream in my beauty regime? A. There is no need to use a separate cream for your neck and your face. It is absolutely fine to use the same product on both areas unless you feel that the skin on your neck is particularly dry. Whilst there is no need to use a separate neck cream, always ensure that what you do for your face, you also do for your neck and your upper chest area. This is particularly true for the application of sunscreen during the day to prevent premature ageing of the skin. During facial treatments our therapists often see a marked difference between the quality of skin on the face and neck & chest if clients havent used skincare products on this area. So take your skin care products right down over your neck and upper chest area. And dont forget the back of your neck and your ears too! Q. What is a Primer and do I need to use one? A. Lots of DIy enthusiasts out there will be saying, yes of course you need to use a primer on a wall or woodwork before you paint it! Well, just like priming a wall or woodwork you can use a specialised product to prime your skin before you apply foundation. There have been recent and exciting advances in the ingredient formulations of primers, with new and sophisticated ingredients to deliver even better results than older formulations. Primers have a wide range of functions and to find out more about our top tips for their use and benefits visit the February newsletter page of our website at
Angela Bartlett is a highly qualified Advanced Aesthetician with almost 30 years of experience in the beauty and holistic industries. She is a Director and Immediate Past Chairman for BABTAC and CIBTAC. Her expertise is called upon to examine nationally and Internationally and to judge competitions such as Young Make-up Artist of the Year Award at Clothes Show, London for 2010. She is also a regular contributor to a variety of consumer magazines and trade journals in the health and beauty sectors. Angela has a beauty, grooming and wellbeing clinic at the Wild Boar Hotel, near Tarporley. Previous, informative articles on a range of health and beauty topics can be found at

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Look up....
We would all like more space in our homes and with houses in the UK getting smaller, space is at a premium. But what if there was an affordable way to create more space in our homes? A simple solution for all those people fed up of living among clutter and one that doesnt require planning permission or any major structural building work. For most, the loft is a dark and dingy place visited seasonally; once to dig out the Christmas decorations and then again to bring down the holiday suitcases. A precarious scramble across dusty beams, torch in hand; grabbing whats needed then clambering back past boxes filled with long-forgotten belongings. But that dark and dingy place is worth thousands. In fact, it takes up a third of the floor space in an average home. So shouldnt you be making the most of it? And thats where More Than Loft Ladders (MTLL) comes in. Founded in Bolton over five years ago, MTLL specialises in generating space by making the loft easily accessible. And thats all it does. Its not a generic building company, and its not jack-of-all-trades. MTLL only installs loft hatches, ladders, boarding, lighting and insulation. Its what the company does all day, every day, using qualified local installers who are reliable, tidy and efficient. The latest MTLL franchisee to open covers Crewe and Chester and is run by skilled tradesman, Adam Shepherd...Our average job is about

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290 and only takes a few hours to complete, says Adam. And for that, customers get a modern two section aluminium ladder 50sq ft of boarding and a light to make the space safe and secure. The price customers are quoted is the price they will pay, with no additional call out or credit card charges. More Than Loft Ladders is already a trusted name in the north west with over 2,500 successful installations, and I really wanted to bring it here to Cheshire...Its such a great and cost effective way for people to gain the extra space they need, added Adam. For a free survey and quotation with no obligation, contact More Than Loft Ladders now!

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Appeal for defibrillator
THE School Council is currently being relaunched under the name Inspire. Last month the students launched their campaign to raise money for a defibrillator to be kept at Tarporley High School. Events will be taking place in school to help raise money for this worthy cause. A defibrillator is a life-saving machine that gives the heart an electric shock in some cases of cardiac arrest. This is called defibrillation and can save lives. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops pumping blood around the body. When someone has a cardiac arrest, defibrillation needs to be prompt. For every minute that passes without defibrillation, chances of survival decrease by 14 per cent. Research shows that applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides the best possible chances of survival. Enterprising students THREE year 9 students are currently working hard on developing a business plan for a project which they will be entering in to an Enterprise competition being led by Weaver Vale Housing Trust. Ewan Price, Alex Palmer and Jake Griffiths are all working hard to ensure they beat any competition. They have to present their idea to a panel of dragons in February and have also been working with local business people to perfect their pitch.

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Funds for Alzheimers

Thank you to all who attended or took part in the Carol Service in Tarvin and made a donation as they left the church. Nearly 200 was raised and presented by Sarah Smith (y11) to Julie Bardell from The Alzheimers Society. Julie spent some time with interested students to inform them of the work of the charity and how they could get involved by becoming a Dementia Friend. ( Art on show COMING up in February our year 12 A/S Level Art Students have an opportunity to exhibit their talented high standard of work at Marmalade Caf in Chester. Their work will be on display for the whole month so friends and family of Tarporley High School can visit this excellent display of work.


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Help at hand if youve got ringing in your ears

tinnitus awareness Week 2013 is to take place from 4-10 February. Organised by the British Tinnitus Association (BTA), the week aims to raise awareness of tinnitus, a condition that affects 10% of the UK population. Tinnitus is typically described as a ringing or buzzing in the ears with no external source. The focus for Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013 is the role that tinnitus support groups can play. Tinnitus support groups offer a vital lifeline for people around the country, offering a chance to share experiences, find out how others cope and discuss the latest information on treatments. The BTA hope to enable hundreds more people to access peer-to-peer support through groups across the UK. Hundreds of people are already benefiting from belonging to a tinnitus support group, but with an estimated six million people affected by the condition, the BTA hope that Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013 will bolster the number of people actively seeking support. Groups around the country will be holding meetings and events during Tinnitus Awareness Week 2013. To find out about events or groups in your area, visit the BTAs website at or call the BTA on 0114 250 9933.
l The British Tinnitus Association (BTA) runs a confidential tinnitus helpline Mon-Fri 9.15am-4.45pm, staffed by trained tinnitus advisers and will be taking calls throughout tinnitus awareness week 0800 018 0527.

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Saturday 9th February 2013

Chester hearing and BalanCe serviCes are a fully independent practice with extensive experience of providing a full range of high quality hearing services for adults, children and young people. We are proud to support the British Tinnitus Associations annual tinnitus awareness campaign by holding a tinnitus

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In support of Tinnitus Awareness Week 4th-10th February 2013

Come and join us on Saturday 9th February (12-4pm) for our tinnitus information open day at Chester Hearing and Balance Services, Chester Wellness Centre, Wrexham Road, Chester. CH4 9DE For further information contact us on 01244 680214 or via email

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Football has been really scarce; with only one Reserves game played since the last report. The Reserves won it though! l Tarporley Vics FC are grateful to the Briscoe family for supplying a photograph of the 1950 Tarporley Royal British Legion FC Cup winning team, with one player identified as Bernard Briscoe. Other players include B Craven. B Pennington. T Barnes. E Stockton. G norman. E Gregory. A Gregory (Trainer), Left to right Sitting: J Booth. J Laird. D Jones. C Ashley. F Scott. J Thewell.

For further information on matches, training or sponsorship opportunities please view our website Email us at Contact Mike Brereton on 07793905269 if any further information is required You can also become a Facebook Friend of Tarporley Victoria FC to keep with all news

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An exciting new venture has opened in Vicars Cross, The Pooch Parlour on Vicars Cross Road, Chester, is owned by local resident, Sue Horsfield. Sue is a qualified Dog Groomer, who has lived locally for 11 years, she has always had a keen interest in dog grooming and the welfare of dogs, although this is her first business venture. This new business offers a professional dog grooming service for all breeds of dog large and small. Sue has created a secure, safe and stress-free environment in which your dog will enjoy spending time having a head to tail makeover. You can visit their website to find out more information on or go onto the Facebook (The Pooch Parlour) page or follow them on Twitter @ThePoochParlou1

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Look out in Tarporley Talk for our launch date and opening offers.

ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED BEAUTICIAN LOOKING FOR AN EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITY? We are looking for both full time and part time experienced beauticians to join our team. Are you professional and enthusiastic? Do you have a passion for beauty?
If you think you are right for the role then email your CV to, alternatively send it to, Miss Lisa Jones, Tarporley Hair Boutique, 60 High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0AG.


We are opening in March and we will be based in a new salon in Church Walk, between the Flower Room and Swetenhams.
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Mo bros and sistas raise over 5,500

THE partners and team at Afford Bond LLP Chartered Accountants became Mo Bros and Sistas for the month of Movember and raised in excess of 5,500 for local and national charities. Following the sad loss of a long serving and valued colleague earlier in 2012 and also through supporting staff and clients with similar conditions, Afford Bond saw this as a very appropriate cause. This has really brought the team together and the support received from valued clients and contacts in the business community has been exceptional. Afford Bond would like to thank everyone who has donated and shown extreme generosity in making this such a successful campaign. Tarporley resident Jonathan Curwen, partner at Afford Bond, said: we have been overwhelmed with the support we have received which is an indication of the importance of the campaign and the exceptional relationship we have with our clients. Its been great fun too with the biggest challenge being keeping a straight face during the November partners meeting. Afford Bonds campaign has been focused around a matched donation to St Lukes Hospice. St Lukes provide such an important and valued service to our local community and we are delighted to be able to support such a fantastic organisation. We hope to be able to continue our support in the future. The partners and team at Afford Bond with Diane Eeley (front centre) of St Lukes Hospice 66 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Saturday 2nd February Empower Your Balance in Ageing Through The Alexander Technique, 2-7pm, at the Studio, Tattenhall. Maintaining flexible and adaptive strategies for balance and mobility is a key to healthy ageing. This interactive workshop is designed for anyone interested in improving their own balance or working with the elderly in preventing falls. Cost is 50. Call Jill on 01829 771895 or visit www.thestudiotattenhall. Sunday 3rd February Body in Balance, 10am-4pm, at the Studio, Tattenhall. This workshop is designed to help you uncover the harmony between your inner body and your use of space -- functional and expressive. Cost is 60. Call Jill on 01829 771895 or visit Monday 4th February THE usual friendly bingo evening will be held at the War Memorial Hall in Duddon, the doors open at 7pm and eyes down at 7.30pm, entry will be free and there will be a raffle and refreshments will be available. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall. Saturday 8th February THE exciting quiz takes place at the War Memorial Hall in Duddon at 8.15pm, entry is 2.50 and there will a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall. Thursday 14th February Film Night at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall: My Week with Marilyn (cert 15). Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Oliviers, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of the film The Prince and the Showgirl. *Film starts at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)* 5 (4 under 18s), Pay on the door. Bar Available.

Saturday 23rd February Call My Wine Bluff ~ An Evening of Fun and Laughter! , 7pm, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Includes a 3 course meal prepared by Mitchells Wine Bar, and a different glass of wine with each course to identify! Tickets 14 each from 01829 770483 / 770932 Saturday 9th March Fun quiz night at Hargrave Church Hall, 7pm, to raise funds for the refurbishment of the hall. Tickets 10 to include a light supper. (Maximum 8 in a team). Book with Chris Hunt - 01829 781112 / Anne Smart 781563 / Joan Ellams 781305 74 To advertise call 01244 350398


Tattenhall Runners Training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, meeting at Tattenhall Recreation Club at 7pm, to start at 7:15pm. Tattenhall Runners is a friendly club suitable for a wide range of abilities, with runs on the footpaths of the Peckforton Hills and quiet lanes round Tattenhall. Email info@ for more information. Tattenhall WI A fun quiz on Friday 1st March at 7.30pm in the Barbour Institute. Teams of up to four. Tickets 7 each, to include delicious food and wine, are available from Village Greens and 01829 771088. Look out for posters in the village. Everyone very welcome. West Cheshire Rural U3a Please join us for the next meeting of WCRU3A to be held in the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall on Thursday 21st February starting at 2pm with refreshments. The speaker will be David Boyd on A Kenyan Safari. For details of our activities and interest groups in the Cheshire West rural community please call Hilary 01829 770516 or Pete 01829 741824. Bunbury WI THE group meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Bunbury Pavilion. The 2013 speaker programme got off to a good start in January with a talk on the work of the Citizens Advice Bureau by Jill Robey and, in February, Father Michael Burgess gave his take on the subject of Marriage. Come along and join us on Thursday, 14th March when our guest speaker will be radio and TV presenter, David Tideswell, who will give a talk on Garden Birds. For more information on future events and activities please call Lesley Moore on 01829 262514. Tiverton District Garden Club On Tuesday 5th February, at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 8pm. Mrs Sue Beesley from Bluebell Cottage Gardens will tell us how she changed careers to become a successful gardener in her talk Computers to Compost. Entrance 1.50 (members) 2 (visitors), includes raffle and refreshments. All are welcome. Tattenhall Gardening Society Paul Cook, curator of Ness Botanic Gardens, will address current and potential problems for gardens from plant pests and diseases with his illustrated talk New Challenges of Pests & Diseases, as it has become more and more of an issue and we are faced with it almost on a daily basis, not to mention the Ash Dieback disease! Come and join us on Wednesday 13th February 2013 at 7.45 pm in the Barbour Institute. Visitors are welcome to attend the meetings. Yearly membership costs 12.-- for single and 17.-- for joint membership. Visitors 3, Tattenhall Allotment Association members 2.

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Zumba Zumba Fitness with Nikki Goodrich Thursday 8-9pm & Friday 1-2pm. Latin-style dance aerobics. All fitness levels welcome. Tel 0776 571 1337 / 01829 740 435 Monthly: Flower Club: 1st Tuesday 1.30pm TADDFAS: 2nd Thursday 1.30pm YOUTH CLUB TARPoRLEY Youth Club meets in the Club Room, now known as the Craven Room, (entrance from car park) each Monday from 7-9 pm in term time Ages 12 to 17. All welcome. TARPORLEY ROYAL BRITISH LEGION 01829 732561 Weekly Monday - Bingo 8pm to 10pm Tuesday - Indoor Bowls 1.30pm (bowls provided) Friday - Bingo 7.15-10pm (Play the Boards!) Snooker Club most evenings in the Bar Pilates - run by a Physio. Thursday at 6.307.30pm and Tuesday at 10-11am. Phone Victoria 07813 912313 ZUMBA GOLD ideal for:Active Older Adults and Beginners Thursday 11-11.50am. Call Maritza: 01948 820402 Monthly Country & Western Dancing: Every 1st & 3rd Sunday 8pm to 11.30pm Prize Bingo: Every 3rd Saturday 7pm Ladies Section meeting: Every 2nd Tuesday from 7.30pm To book the Legion Hall for your event 9am to Midnight, contact 01829 732561 or leave a message. We will always get back to you after 6.30pm



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Army Cadets: Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm Rhythm Time (music for under 5s): Monday from 9.25am.Tel Julia on 07789867589 Watercolour Painting: Wednesday 9-11am & 11.15am-1.15pm Scottish Dancing: Every Wednesday 7 to 10pm Fit 4 Life Fitness class for the mature lady : Friday 9:15am A-Star Sports Classes: Wednesdays - preschool to year 2+ children. Contact Sharon on 07932 182148 for times Royal Academy of Dance Ballet - Children: Thursdays 5.30 - 7.30 Adult: Friday 11 - 12. Contact Nicolle Higgins on 07900 303966 or Jo Jingles: Tuesday mornings. Call Eve on 01928 739966 Ballroom Dancing: Tuesday 7pm - 8.30pm. Contact Mark.07941 725980 Film Night: 3rd Friday in month 7.30pm Bokwa Fitness -. The new up and coming dance fitness programme. Monday 6.45pm 7.30pm. First Class free. Contact Amanda on 07739 692989 Jacappella (Music Classes for 0-5): Wednesday 10:15am. Contact Mel on 01606 333244 or mel@ Pilates - Suitable for all ages and abilities. Tuesdays at 2-3pm and Fridays 9.30-10.30pm at Tarporley Community Centre (Craven Room). 4 per class or 22 for 6 sessions. Tel Claire 07968077180

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TARPORLEY TENNIS CLUB new members welcome. For further information telephone 01829 732026. TARPORLEY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY The Society presents two plays per year in Spring and Autumn at the Community Centre. Performances are Thursday to Saturday starting at 7.45pm. We are always on the look-out for actors/actresses (experienced or not!) and helpers to join our happy group. We are all volunteers but work hard with lots of fun! If you are keen to join, check out our web site or if you prefer a chat ring Beryl or Tom on 01829 732646. ACTIVITIES IN THE DONE ROOM To book call 01829 732742 - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm - Rising 5s - 12.30pm to 3.15pm - Brownies - 6pm to 7.30pm Tues - Pre-school - 9.15am to 3.15pm - Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm Weds - Pre-school - 9am to 11.45am - Tadwags - 2.00pm (2nd of month) - Brownies - 6.00pm 7.30pm Thurs - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm - Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm - Guides - 7pm to 9.00pm Fri - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm Sat - Ballet, tap & modern - Dance - 9.00am to 12.30pm Sun - Sunday School - 10.00am to 11.30am (For details on Pre-school call 01829 730233) TARPORLEY MILLPOOL PROBUS CLUB (01829 730464) Club of retired Professional Businessmen. Meet 3rd Wednesday of each month. TARPORLEY BAPTIST & METHODIST CHURCH Weekly Tuesday - Little Angels mother and tots group 10.30-12noon. Mon Wednesday - youth Club 6.30-8pm (yrs7/8) 8-9.30pm (yrs9/10) Saturday - Coffee/tea/biscuits morning with chat. 10am -12noon Sunday - Family Service at 10.45am Monthly Every 4th Tuesday - The Tuesday Club 2.304.30pm. Chat, speakers and trips. All welcome Call 01829 733697 TARPORLEY LIBRARY (01829 731794) Tarporley Community Library, High School Eaton Road Mon 2-7pm; Wed 2-5pm; Fri 9.30am-12.30pm Books, Talking Books, DVDs, Internet Access Under 5s Story Time 10-10.30am Fridays, termtime only. DAY CARE: TARPORLEY OPAL (OLDER PEOPLE AT LEISURE) CLUB Fridays 10.00am - 3.00pm. If you are interested in joining a member or a volunteer please contact Parish Cllr Gill Clough Tel 01829 733545 or the Club on 07749 179 030. TARPORLEY BAND The band meets every Thursday 7.30pm to 9.30 pm in the Band Hall just off The Close at the top of Tarporley High Street. New players welcome. or call 07747 302064. SPORT AT TARPORLEY HIGH SCHOOL Tarporley Badminton Club Tuesdays 8-10pm in the main hall in term time. Contact Jennifer 01829 730751 Tarporley Ladies netball @ Tarporley HighSchool, Thursdays 8.15pm9.15pm 3 all over 16s welcome. Tel Pip White 07872 537056 or facebook Tarporley Netball NATIONAL CHILDBIRTH TRUST Royal British Legion, Tarporley. Every Friday (except Bank holidays and August) 10-11.30am. Email

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TATTENHALL LIBRARY (01829 770769) It is situated in The Village Room at the Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall and is open on Tuesdays from 2pm until 7pm and Fridays (2-5pm). We have a wide range of books, DVDs for hire, a large childrens section and if we havent got what youre looking for well order it for you. TATTENHALL CRICKET CLUB Contact Mel Dobson on 07799 476 108 Tattenhall Cricket Club is seeking new players and members for the start of the 2013 season. We cater for players of all standards and ages and run five junior teams starting at U9s and 4 competitve senior teams . Our facilities are one of the best in the county which are now used by the full senior Cheshire team For further information and details on winter nets please call Alex Sandland (07974 265064) or Robin Mulvihill (07590 918106). you can also visit our website at www. BARBOUR INSTITUTE High St, Tattenhall. All enquires/bookings 01829 771649 or email Monday 10.00-11.30am 10.00-11.30am 10.00-12.00pm 6.30-7.20pm 7.30pm-9.00pm 7.30pm Tuesday 9.30am-2.30pm 10am-12noon 2.00-4.00pm 6.30-7.30pm 8.00-9.30pm Wednesday 10-11am 10am-1pm 12.15pm Stay & Play session Breastfeeding Support U3A Watercolour (fortnightly) Zumba yoga Tattenhall Parish Council (1st Mon) Tattenhall Diamond Club Coffee Morning U3A Craft Group karate Tattenhall Singers 12.30-2.30pm 2.00-3.30pm 2.00-4.00pm 2.00-3.30pm 8.00pm Parent Ed Ante-natal class (4 week blocks) U3A Local History Group (1st Thurs) Tattenhall Over-50s (1st Thurs) U3A main meeting (3rd Thurs) Film@Barbour (2nd Thurs)

Friday 9.30am-11.00am Country Market 10.30am-12.30pm Italian 2.00-4.00pm Holistic Therapy sessions (4th Fri) 7.00-10.00pm Bridge Saturday 9.00-10.00am 11.00am-12noon Tae kwon Do Shooting Stars

TATTENHALL AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY Join a warm & friendly group - to meet new people, have fun, help with production - or tread the boards! Contact 01829 771353 or 770482 New members welcome. TATTENHALL TENNIS CLUB Club mornings Tuesday 10am. Club evenings Tuesday 6.30pm onwards. We hold regular in club tournaments and enjoy summer league matches for more competitive tennis. For tennis coaching - contact Nicola Herbert on 07949 763005or for tennis club info contact Richard Chisholm on 01829 770484 or see web RUNNING CLASSES Total Beginners & Intermediates Classes available. Train for your local Charity race or simply enjoy running in the lanes and fields around Tattenhall. Contact: Dave 0790 187 1116 PARK PRE SCHOOL (01829 771670) Safe, stimulating and nurturing environment where children can learn happily and confidently through play. For children aged 21/2 to school age. We are situated in a classroom in Tattenhall Park Primary School. Open term time Monday to Friday 9am3pm . Contact Sarah on 771670. YOGA BIRTH CLASSES Antenatal active birth classes in Tattenhall. Call Helen Langley on 01829 261414 for more details.

Line Dancing CAB (1st Wed) Lunch and Learn (2nd & 4th Weds) 7.30-8.15pm Ballroom & Latin 7.45pm Gardening Society (2nd Wed) 2pm winter / 7.30pm summer, W.I. (3rd Wed) Thursday

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TARVIN COMMUNITY CENTRE (01829 740868) Toddler Group 10.00-11.30am Fridays Yoga 1pm Mondays Tarvin Library 12.00-19.00 Tuesdays 13.30-17.00 Thursdays Ballet 15.30-18.00 Tuesdays Aerobics & Body Toning 19.00-20.00 Tuesdays Silver Threads 14.00 2nd+4th Wednesdays of month Flower Club 19.30, 2nd Wednesday of month W.I. 19.30. last Wednesday of month Bingo 19.30 Thursdays Kung Fu 18.30-20.30 Thursdays Civic Trust Regular meetings/events HUxLEY VILLAGE HALL Huxley Village Hall is available to hire for private functions, birthday parties etc 7 per hour Please contact Booking Secretary on 781563/781573 for further information. TARVIN YOUTH CLUB - SCOUTS Every Tuesday 7.30pm until 9pm. Scout Hut at the top of the playing fields in Tarvin. For ages 13 - 17 years old. 26 annual membership. LITTLE ACORNS NURSERY PLAYGROUP Fun, lively and nurturing preschool for children aged 2 to 5 years at Huxley Village Hall, tues firdays 9 to 3pm - free child places 3 - 4 year olds, free taster sessions. Tel 07799390126 (during session times) HUxLEY PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP 01829 781296 Huxley School Hall, Huxley. Thursdays 10.30 12pm termtime. Friendly, welcoming group for all parents/ carers and children 0-5 years. Weekly craft and singing session. Please come along and join us! For more details contact Huxley school, 01829 781296. HARGRAVE & HUxLEY HISTORICAL GROUP We meet on the second Monday of the month at various venues in the villages, at 7.30pm. Contact TARVIN TENNIS CLUB (01829 741314) We welcome visitors and new members of all abilities to come and try our four artificial grass courts. We hold friendly club evenings on Tuesdays and Fridays, while in the autumn and winter these club sessions switch to Saturday afternoons. We field five teams in the Chester and District Summer League and from October we have teams in the West Cheshire Winter League plus a team in the Glan Aber Floodlit League. Throughout the whole year different friendly groups also play on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, both morning and afternoon, and all are welcome to join in. For details see www. or phone Rob on 01829 741314, Wendy on 01244 300446 or keith on 01829 740178. TARVIN PRE-SCHOOL & DAY NURSERY Vibrant and stimulating environment for children from two years old. Activities such as Forest Schools, French, Welsh and Makaton. Open from 7.45am to 6pm. Incorporating Rainbows Holiday Club for children from 2-11 years old. Rated Outstandingby OFSTED! Tel Lyn on 01829 741011 or e-mail at SUNSHINE DAY NURSERY & PRE SCHOOL, TARVIN Providing a happy, homely and stimulating environment for ages 0-10. Free child places for 3-4 year-olds. Also after school club and holiday club Monday to Friday 8am-6pm. Call Lisa kay on 01829 740066. TARVIN GARDENING SOCIETY We meet on the second Friday of each month (Feb to Oct) at 8pm in the Community Centre at Tarvin. ZUMBA Huxley Village Hall, Thursday 6.30pm, Zumba toning, 07551 878 786
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KELSALL FLOWER CLUB Meets 3rd Wednesday in month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Schoolrooms, Chapel Green, kelsall. Further info contact Helen Stubbs (secretary) 01829 752379 KELSALL GOOD COMPANIONS CLUB An over-60s Club, with a broad varied programme - speakers, entertainment, quizzes, coach trips, meets alternate Thursdays at 2-15pm in the Methodist Church hall, Chapel Green. Transport can be arranged if required - call Mary Diggle 752608. KELSALL GARDENING CLUB Meets the second Tuesday of each month in the Methodist Church Rooms, Chapel Green at 7.45pm. Non members welcome. Contact Jenny Talks on 01829 759470 KELSALL WI kelsall WI meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month in the Methodist Schoolroom, Chapel Green, kelsall. For details of the programme, please contact the secretary on 01829 752558 or our website BARNEYS BUDDIES For Mums (or dads, grannies, carers) with babies and pre-school children, meets every Thursday morning from 10am in the upper room of the Methodist Church hall, Chapel Green. Playtime, stories, songs & crafts. Just come along KELSALL TENNIS CLUB kelsall has three tennis courts located behind the Community Centre. The club has two Ladies teams playing throughout the year and a mixed summer team. There is a childrens coaching scheme ranging from junior school age to sixth formers, the older players completing in two summer leagues. Junior club night is on a Friday 6-10pm and senior club sessions on Thursdays from 6.30pm. New players welcome. Contact the Caroline Steinon 01829 751308 KELSALL PRE-SCHOOL & KLUB kelsall Pre-school & klub is situated in the grounds of kelsall School. We provide a happy, caring and fun environment where children learn and develop through their play. We are open term time Monday to Friday from 8.00am 6.00pm for children aged 2 to 12. Please feel free to pop in and see us or alternatively contact us on 01829 759268 or email KELSALL BABY AND TODDLER GROUP Meet at the kelsall Community Centre every Wednesday morning during school term time between 10am and 11.30am. 2 per family. Just pop in and join the fun! KELSALL BRIDGE CLUB Meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Community Centre,7-10pm. Social Bridge for Beginners/Intermediates on Tuesdays, duplicate on Thursdays. Contact Nick Mayfield on 01829752105. KELSALL BADMINTON CLUB We meet on Tuesdays 8-9:30pm in kelsall Community Centre from September to April. New players always welcome. For more details contact Sharon 01829 759362.

TIVERTON VILLAGE HALL (Booking : Janice Farrall - 01829 732855) Weekly Duplicate Bridge: Call George Molyneux 01829 733962 Mondays - 6.30pm till 10pm Wednesdays - 1.30pm till 5pm Line Dancing: Contact Win Bond on 01829 260080 Tuesdays - 10am till 12pm Monthly Drop In Coffee Morning: Last Thursday of month 10.30am - 12pm (Call Madge Marshall 01829 732217) TIVERTON DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB We meet on the first Tuesday of every month at Tiverton Village Hall (just off the A49) at 8pm. Everyone is welcome at our lively and friendly meetings, and to the visits in the summer season. Entrance fee is 1.50 (non-members 2) and includes a raffle and refreshments. All enquiries to 733465 (Joyce Harbottle, Secretary), or why not become a member - annual membership is only 2 each, with lots of advantages.

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PAVILLION Aerobics: Mondays 9.15-10.15am & Tuesdays 7.30-8.30pm Body-Toning Mondays -10.30am - 11.30am & 7.30-8.30pm Indoor Bowling Mondays - 1.30pm Rainbows Mondays - 4.30pm - 5.30pm Brownies: (1st Bunbury Pack) Mondays - 6pm - 7.15pm (2nd Bunbury Pack) Wednesdays - 5.45pm - 7pm Toddler Group Wednesdays - 9.30am - 11.30am Keep Fit Thursdays - 9.15am - 10.15am Pilates: Thursday - 7.30-8.30pm ROYAL BRITISH LEGION Every 2nd Monday at The yew Tree - 8pm EARLY BIRDS PRE-SCHOOL Contact: Hilary Armstrong 260410 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Bunbury Village Hall 9am-2.50pm Wednesday and Friday Bunbury Village Hall 9am-12.30pm BUNBURY AND TIVERTON METHODIST CHAPELS Sunday - 10.45am at Bunbury except the 1st Sunday at the month 10.45am at Tiverton & 5th Sunday at St. Boniface, Bunbury at 10am. BUNBURY SINGERS Mondays in term time 7.30-9.15pm Choir Practice at Bunbury Primary School BUNBURY VILLAGE HALL Budo Club (Juniors) - Tuesdays - 7pm - 8pm Badminton Club (Seniors) Mondays - 7pm Good Companions Sun & Thurs 7.30-8pm Gardening Club - 3rd Tuesday - 8pm (Back Room) Wednesday Club - 2nd & 4th Wednesday - 2pm Hanlon School of Dance : Wednesday & Thursday - 4.30pm Start WOMENS INSTITUTE Peckforton & Beeston W.I. - 1st Wednesday Peckforton Village Room - 7.30pm Bunbury WI. 2nd Thursday - Pavilion - 7.30pm Tilstone Fearnall & District WI - meets 4th Thursday at 7.30pm at Tilstone Fearnall Church Hall BUNBURY FOOTBALL CLUB A not for profit, community based football club for 5 -11-year-olds in Bunbury and the surrounding villages. The club is registered with the Cheshire FA and operate skills and training sessions every Saturday morning (during school term) from 9.3011am at Bunbury Playing Fields. Visit, write to Info@ or call 07901 954862.


DUDDON, CLOTTON & HOOFIELD WAR MEMORIAL HALL For booking call 01829 781490 Duddon Toddler Group - Every Wednesday (term time only) 9.30 -11.30am Bowling - Every Wednesday (except summertime) at 7.30pm Seniors Keep fit - Thursdays at 2pm to 3pm. Table Tennis - Every Monday at 7.30pm Monthly Coffee Morning - 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10.30am Womens Institute 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm TAEKWONDO CLUBS Duddon & Clotton War Memorial Hall Tuesdays 6pm - 7pm Juniors; 7pm - 8pm Adults Fridays 5pm - 6pm Tots; 6pm - 7pm Juniors 7pm - 8pm Adults Kelsall Community Centre Mondays 7pm - 8pm Juniors/Adults

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EATON Activities at the Jessie Hughes Village Hall

For information regarding the village hall please contact Hilary Healey on 01829 730427, email Monday 10.00 - 11.00pm and 1 - 2pm Pilates, contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 Monday 4.00 - 6.00pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 Monday 6.30 - 9.00pm Tae kwon Do contact Paul Evans 07857 303959 Tuesday 9.30 - 11.00am Fitness Pilates contact Vikki Huxley 07967 112895 Tuesday 4.00 - 7.00pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 2nd Tuesday monthly 7.30-9.00pm WI contact Sheila Parton 01829 732264 4th Tuesday monthly 7.30 - 9.00pm Gardening Club Contact Hilary Healey 01829 730427 Wednesday 12.00 - 2.30pm Pilates contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 Wednesday 6.30 - 9.00pm Tae kwon Do contact Paul Evans 07857 303959 Thursday 7.00 - 10.00pm Bridge contact Iris Weaver 01829 740100 3rd Thursday monthly 10.30am - 12 noon, Tea n Chat drop-in social morning Friday 9.15am - 12 noon Pilates contact Lynette Lanni 07766 762240 Saturday 9.00am - 2.00pm Ballet contact Nicolle Higgins 07900 303966 Sunday 5.45 - 6.30pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing, (Children Beginners) contact Mark at Sunday 6.45 - 7.30pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing (Adult Beginners) Dancebasics on Sunday 7.30 - 8.15pm Ballroom/Latin Dancing (Adult Improvers) 07941 725980 1st Thursday monthly 7.30 - 9.00pm Reading Group, contact Hilary Healey 01829 730427 for details of books and venues. Eaton Rambling Club Serving local villages. Why not keep fit & join the expanding the club, which arranges walks of about seven miles max length, on alternate Saturdays & Sundays, once a month. We arrange monthly evening walks of about three miles in summer, & often arrange trips & social functions.Walks always finish at a convenient hostelry. Membership is 6 a year, & is open to anyone. Walks start from The Jessie Hughes Village Hall at 10.15am, just turn up & give it a try. Call Gill Ellison on 01829 782693

Dogs die in blaze TWO dogs died in a kitchen fire at Whitchurch Road, Spurstow, Tarporley, last month. Paloma Faith at Delamere SINGER Paloma Faith has been announced as one of the big acts at Delamere Forest this summer. The singer is expected to perform to packed crowds at the Forestry Commission Live event on Friday 5th July. Paloma is well known for her hits such as Stone Cold Sober, New york and Upside Down. For tickets, call the Forestry Commission box office on 03000 680400 or buy online at

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