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May 2011 - Issue 46

Inside this month: Police update, Queen’s Park Rowing, Friends of the Meadows,
gardening, local news and much more

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reunions to celebrate 100 years 28
of education at the school. Three
have been arranged for early
July so there’s a great chance to
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May, so please give your support
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Strong support
for women’s day
An event celebrating 100 years of
International Women’s Day took
place on the Meadows recently.
The ‘Walking the stories’ event
saw women from across Cheshire
West and Chester meet up on the
Meadows to walk in the sunshine
and share their stories.
The Council’s Equality and
Diversity Champion, Councillor
Razia Daniels spoke at the
event and talked about her own
childhood experiences and her
hopes for the future.
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thousands that took place as Olympic rowing lake in Dorney.
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International Women’s Day.” the country forced the quad consisting of Craig
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Park and the Groves. Also amongst the winners with a bronze medal
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Jo Pendrey

Local policing priorities have been set following engagement with the local community and
based on information fed back at surgeries held with local residents:
Parking issues within the Selsdon Court and Old Wrexham Road areas,
particularly at school drop off and pick up times
Plans to address the issue
PCSO Pendrey has met with Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School in order to address the
issues. We are working in partnership with the school and members of Selsdon court
homewatch to find a solution to the ongoing problems. A leaflet is being produced by the
school providing information for parents regarding parking facilities within the area and
further meetings are to be held with the School Travel Group.
Regular patrols will continue over the following months in order to try and ease congestion
in the area.

Local Priorties this month

You said –. Bike thefts have continued to take place during March.
We did – Further bike etching events have taken place at Catholic High School, St Mary’s
Church Hall and LA Fitness with a total of 41 bikes etched and security advice given. We
continue to stop check cyclists and check their details.
Update - A male has recently been arrested and charged with these thefts.

The next Surgery for the Handbridge area is due to take place on Tuesday 3rd May at
11am on The Old Dee Bridge opposite The Ship Inn.
The next Community Action Meeting will take place on Thursday 19th May @ 7.30pm
and will be held at St Mary’s Church Hall, Handbridge.

If you have any questions or see me on patrol please feel free to stop and chat or
alternatively contact either myself on 0845 458 6375 or by e-mail

New artwork at church

An artist has been commissioned to create a sculpture in the gardens of St John the Baptist
Church, Chester.
Chester Renaissance working in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester has asked
artist Nick Horrigan to create a site specific artwork for the site of what was St James
Chapel – patron saint of pilgrimage.
The sculpture will be created from a tree stump of a diseased Whitebeam that is being
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Reunions to celebrate school milestone

THREE reunions are planned
this summer to celebrate 100
years of schooling at Queen’s
The dates for the reunions are as
Friday 1st July (for people who
attended the school in the1950s
and 1960s)
Friday 8th July (1970s – 1980s)
Friday 15th July (1990s –
The Queen’s Park High School sixth form in 1983
All three events take place from
on enterprise projects to raise money for
a Centennial Fund. This will be managed
To register and pre-book for any of the above
by the school‟s Student Council to provide
events by visiting the school website at
bursaries to students to undertake educational
experiences that the school cannot normally
If you do not have access to the Internet
please contact the school on 01244 981502
Activities include an opportunity to contribute
and leave your name, address, telephone
to 2111 time capsule being buried in the
number and date you wish to attend.
school grounds, to a commemorative art
This is an opportunity to meet old friends,
sculpture, a centennial edition of the Ink Well;
chat over a drink, tour the school and
be photographed in your old school uniform or
meet current students who are working
contribute to the photo album being published
to mark 100 years at Queen‟s Park.
Year 7 students are researching ex
l The annual ‘V’ Factor charity event was
students and teachers putting together a
held in school in April. The charity chosen
large display of photographs and events
by the School Council this Year is Help for
into a time line which can be added to at the
Heroes. Following the auditions 18 acts
reunion events.
performed for the judges.
During September students and staff will
The winners were three Year 9 boys
celebrate the schools Birthday with a formal
Charlie Hulbert, Will Watson and Andy
school photograph, birthday cake and aerial
Stuttard who performed Beyoncé‟s
sculpture. The High School Association is
‘Single Ladies’. Their costumes and
organising a formal black tie dinner and
dance routine secured them first place.
dance to mark this special occasion.
The event raised over £1000.
Mr Casey headteacher said “We would like
all those who have over the years benefited
l Year 12 Geography students visited
from education at Queen‟s Park to be
Beddgelert, in Snowdonia, to collect vital
involved in the celebrations, we look forward
data for their June examination.
to seeing old photographs and hearing old

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skips to it
Dodleston has done his bit
to help tidy up the village.
Keith Board funded a skip
and ‘white goods’ collections
through his member grant
budget. Many residents
took the opportunity to bring
along and dispose of their
unwanted bulky items and
‘white goods’ such as fridges,
TV’s and washing machines
were also collected and
disposed of by Cheshire
West and Chester Council.
Councillor Board said: “I am really pleased that so many residents took the opportunity to
dispose of those difficult items like bulky items and fluorescent tubes and light bulbs.”
Councillor Keith Board and Councillor Pamela Hall at one of the community clean-up days.


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They could have danced all night!

pring has really come for these
smiling thespians from Chester
Operatic Society seen here rehearsing
their latest production of ‘My Fair Lady’!
My Fair Lady was a raving success from the moment
it opened in New York on March 15th 1956, now in
the 21st century it is still one of the most loved musi-
cal romances.
Chester Operatic Society is really going to town on
a special production of this marvelous musical. This
is the society’s debut performance in Wrexham and
so they have chosen to present for their new audience
what promises to be a spectacular show for this special
‘Year of Culture’.
The longest running musical of all time, set in
Edwardian England the story tells of Henry Higgins,
a misogynistic, snobbish professor of phonetics who
agrees to a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering, that he can transform a flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and make her
acceptable in high society. When he succeeds, the young aristocrat, Freddie Eynsford-Hill, falls madly in love with her.
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Eliza angrily leaves Higgins for Freddie when
he tries to take all the credit for her trans-
formation and forgets to acknowledge her noda
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A musical full of wit and charm, most of the
Graham Pike
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py, ‘Wouldn’t It Be Loverly’, ‘I Could Have
Danced All Night’, ‘On The Street Where You
Live’ ‘Get Me To The Church On Time’ are
only a few in this lively production.
This is a show not to be missed in what is go-
ing to be an exciting year for Wrexham. Wil-
liam Aston Hall Theatre is the perfect venue
with masses of FREE parking, wheel chair
access and a delightful and spacious foyer bar
for pre show and interval refreshments with
friends! There are lots of good places to eat
close by.
Tickets are now on sale and expected to
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
sell out quickly so book early.
Music by Frederick Loewe l Those wishing to arrange coach parties
From the novel ‘Pygmalion’ by George Bernard Shaw
or large bookings can contact phil Tasker
Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th May 2011 on 0789 617 4992 to negotiate further
Evenings at 7:30pm Tickets available from:
concessions on ticket prices.
Ticket prices:
Adults £14
01978 293 293
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An amateur production to professional standards . Chester Operatic Society is a Registered Charity, Number 1087478 . Affiliated to NODA - The National Operatic and Dramatic Association

l From the society 01244 675 431

Friends of the Meadows
In 1980 the Meadows had become so neglected that local resident Adele
Edwards formed the Meadow Users Association. Initially this was an informal
arrangement with the objective of
encouraging interest in the Meadows.
In 1984 this Association was formalised into
Friends of the Meadows with the primary aim of
involving local people in the management of the
Meadows, as an important area of local nature
conservation, with an emphasis on wildlife and
recreation value.
Friends of the Meadows primary objectives are:
l To stimulate involvement and interest in The
Meadows by imparting information to groups or
l To assist in the monitoring of The Meadows by
carrying out frequent observations.
l To contribute to the Council’s Management
Plan, and to the achievement of agreed objectives
through the implementation of practical projects
under the guidance of the Countryside Officer.
l To seek funding to realise these objectives.
They work very closely with Cheshire West and
Chester Council’s Countryside Ranger and their
members assist with working parties to clean up
and improve the Meadows.

Currently they have approximately 300 household

and 16 local businesses as members. All members
receive our quarterly newsletter.

Friends of the Meadows organise regular social events and lectures for members, their
families and friends. Events over the summer include an early morning walk to listen
to the dawn chorus on Saturday 14th May, a Garden Party on Saturday 18th June and
a Butterfly Walk on Sunday 3rd July. For more information please look at our website
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200g wild mushrooms
1 bag baby leaf spinach, washed
4 Ratte potatoes (cooked)
50g fresh tarragon
100ml cream
50g unsalted butter
4 shallots chopped
250ml Madeira
100ml wild mushroom stock
Salt and pepper
1 lemon

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3) Add the cream then slowly whisk in the unsalted butter until incorporated and leave to one side
till needed.
4) Place a non-stick pan on the heat, add a splash of oil and place the John Dory fillets
presentation side down.
5) When half cooked (this will take a matter of seconds for a small fillet such as John Dory) add a
cube of butter to the pan and add the wild mushrooms, add the spinach to one side of the pan to
wilt down.
6) Turn over the fish and squeeze half of the lemon over and remove from the pan.

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Royal wedding sparks early street party
The first Chester Royal Wedding street party was held on Friday 8th April at
Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School in Handbridge.
The event, put on to celebrate the marriage of Prince William to Catherine Middleton was
hosted by the PTA for all children
attending the school and their
The afternoon started with a
commemorative photograph,
children were dressed in red, white
and blue and formed the shape of
the union flag for an aerial photo
to be taken. Following this, all
children were given union flag
goody boxes full of royal treats
and families joined in the fun as
an afternoon of entertainment
unfolded, with magicians, street
entertainers, hoola hooping, a
drummer, dancers, a giant king and
even a fire engine.

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Gardening by Janet Heath

May is when gardens are often at Centaurea montana has cornflower blue
their best with fresh new leaves white or pink flowers and silvery leaves.
and beautiful flowers on shrubs It will flower again if you cut off the dead
and perennials. Tender annuals flowers. For upright accents in a border try
Iris sibirica with their fleeting but gorgeous
can usually be planted out in
flowers in shades of blue, white and deep
borders or in pots without fear of purple.
frost damage. The first salads are
often ready to eat and vegetables It should be safe to plant out courgettes
and tomatoes. Also sow seeds of French and
are growing.
runner beans, and peas either in pots for
Rhododendrons and Azaleas are flowering planting out later or directly into the soil.
throughout May but require a lime free acid Making small but repeat sowings of carrots
soil and grow well under tall trees provided and salads will keep you supplied throughout
the soil does not dry out. Low growing the summer.
varieties such as Yakushimanum hybrids
Now is the time to plant up pots filled
will give a dome shaped shrub covered in
with colourful annuals. Use a soil based
bell shaped flowers in a range of colours.
compost such as John Innes No3 mixed
Another small shrub, up to 4ft, is Exochorda
about two thirds JI No3 and one third of
macrantha The Bride which has arching
grit, vermiculite or a lighter compost to
stems covered with white flowers. This is easy
give the plants good drainage. Adding the
to grow given a sunny position and can be cut
recommended amount of water retaining
back after flowering if it grows too large.
granules should mean that the pots do not
Peonies are at their best in May and will dry out as fast in hot weather. Plant densely
bulk up over a period of years to give you with upright and trailing plants – perhaps
a magnificent display. Cut blooms for adding a tomato plant such as Tumbler for an
indoors to appreciate their flowers at close unusual and edible touch!
quarters. Other perennials out in May include

Janet Heath, Garden Mentor Tel 01244 318258

Overleigh Roundabout May 2011 39
Awards for helping to avert tragedy
FIVE people have been given a police award after helping to stop a teenage girl jumping to
her death off Grosvenor Bridge.
A Cheshire chief superintendent’s commendation went to Sgt Anton Sullivan, Daniel Ray,
Ben Davies, Tom Quinn and Shaun Arathoon for their actions in November last year.
At one stage in the rescue Segt Sullivan was standing on a narrow ledge on the outside
of the bridge parapet, above a 50ft sheer drop into the River Dee below. From there, he
successfully helped the others to lift the girl back over the parapet.
The certificate said: “Their direct action is the sole reason a tragedy was averted. They all
acted spontaneously and without thought of the potential risk to themselves.”

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Westminster Park Residents Association Junior Football: Westminster Park FC
Julie Sams Tracy Sheedy 680544
e-mail Lache and Westminster Local History Group Linda Shuttleworth, 679791
Westminster Park Community Association National Women’s Register:
Gill Williams, 671243 Christine Westcott, 675431
Westminster Park Community Centre
Scottish Dancing
19 Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park
Anne Croall, 676167
Friends of Westminster ParK Tennis-Glan Aber Tennis Club
Norman Trott, 683540 Sue Britton, 677936
Clubs & organisations
based in Westminster Park Scouting
Belgrave Badminton Club Group Scout Leader: Christine Owens
Keith, 671077 Beavers (Wednesday): Jane Shorthall, 682136
Belgrave Pre-School Cubs (Monday): George Coward, 679259
Carol Welch, 671243 Cubs (Thursday): Christine Owens, 676691
Scouts (Friday): Terry Coe, 676754
Explorer Scouts (Tuesday): Simon Ashton,
Bob Cooper, 675204
0151 512 6458
Bridge Club Network: Kath Kitchen, 379031
John Arrowsmith, 682588
Guiding H
Rainbows (Monday): Pat McGettigan, 677134
Janet Davies, 350370
Brownies (Tuesday): Jan Hooper, 674701
Healthy Walking Group Guides: District Commissioner:Sue Fryer, 679945
Mike Lloyd, 680328

Useful Numbers
Age Concern (Cheshire). . . . . . . . 01606 881 668 Schools
Bus & Coach (Cheshire Bus Info). 01244 602 666 Queen’s Park High. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981500
Chester Fire Station. . . . . . . . . . . 01244 342 145 Dodleston Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981080
Cheshire West and Chester Council 0300 123 8 123 Eccleston Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981000
Cheshire Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0845 458 0000 Belgrave Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981151
Countess of Chester Hospital . . 01244 365 000 Lache Primary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981333
Grosvenor Estates. . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 684400 Overleigh St Mary’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981700
Handbridge Medical Centre. . . . . 01244 680169 St Mary’s Community Nursery. . . . . . . . . . 981222
John Lennon Airport (Liverpool). 0870 129 8484 St Clare’s Catholic Primary. . . . . . . . . . . 981110 H
Lache Health Centre . . . . . . . . . . 01244 671991 Catholic High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 981600 H
Manchester Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . 0871 2710711 Churches C
National Rail Enquiries (Info only) . 0845 748 4950
Handbridge (St Mary’s). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 671202
NHS Direct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0845 46 47
St Andrew’s URC Handbridge. . . . . . . . 344642 C
NHS Stop Smoking Service. . . . 0800 169 0 169
Northgate Arena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 380 444 C
Samaritans (Chester). . . . . . . . . . 01244 377 999 w

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Overleigh Roundabout May 2011 41

Community Safety Wardens Wednesday Room hire at Lache Community
Drop in surgery at Lache Mixed exercise class 9.15- Centre is available for meetings,
Community Centre every 10.15am functions and parties. Catering
Thursday 12.30-2pm. Drop In Tea, Toast and Talk 10- and bar are also available.
11.30am For information please contact
Weekly Community Centre Computer drop in (Learning Dennis Smale (centre manager)
Timetable Centre) 1-3pm on 674 887.
Monday Cheer Leaders 4.30-7.30pm To book the Community Learning
Yoga 6.30-8pm Centre for training please
60+ Monday Club 10-2pm
Computer PARK(Learning
Ninjitsu 7-9pm contact Liz Holding (Lache Park
Thursday Ltd) at Hawthorn House on 675
Centre) 1-3pm
Vegout@lache (fruit and veg 818. Also at the Learning Centre
Credit Union 2.30-3.30pm
bags) 10-12pm are a range of courses provided
Healthy Hearts (Exercise Class)
Lunches 11.30am-1pm (costs £4 by West Cheshire College.
for 3 courses) For details contact Chris on
Bingo 7.30-9.30pm
Tea Dance 1.30-4pm (fortnightly) 07887557864 or 373462.
Credit Union 7-8pm
Pilates 1.30-2.30pm Lache and Handbridge Children’s
Morris Dancing 5.30-7.30pm and Young People’s Centre
Junior Club (6-13 year olds)
10-12pm Tel: 977791

HANDBRIDGE Cheshire West and Chester Councillors

Arthur Harada (Con):
St Mary’s Community Nursery 57 Lache Park Avenue. Tel 678679
18th Chester (St Mary’s)
Old Wrexham Road,
Scout Group Directory Richard Short (Con)
Handbridge.Tel 981222
Group Leader: Christine Owens 9 Ludwell Close, Westminster Park
Friends of Edgar’s Field Tel 678559
Beavers (Wednesday): Jane
Shorthall, 682136 Voluntary group who look Razia Daniels (Con)
Cubs (Monday): George after Edgar’s Field Park, 11 The Shipgate, Chester. Tel 312392
Coward, 679259 Handbridge. Tel Steve
Cubs (Thursday): Christine Rogers on 629189
Owens, 676691 Website dodleston
Scouts (Friday): Terry Coe,
Parent & Toddler Groups Dodleston Parish Council
Explorer Scouts (Tuesday):
Youth & Community Centre Covering Dodleston & Kinnerton
Simon Ashton, 0151 512 6458
Monday morning (9-11.30am)
Handbridge Shotokan Karate Dodleston Pre-School
St Mary’s Church Hall Hours Mon/Fri 9:15-12:45 Tue 9:15-
Thursdays 10-11.30am
Handbridge URC 13:15 Wed 9:00-13:00. 2 1/5 year olds to
HOUGH GREEN Tues 10am - 11.30am school age. Contact dodlestonpreschool@
Hough Green Residents’ Association. Chester Youth Club
Contact Norman Trott on 683540 Overleigh Road Dodleston Baby and Toddler Group
Junior 5-6.30pm Tue/Thurs Friendly group meets Thursdays, 10-
CURZON PARK Senior 7-8.30 Tue/Thurs 11.30am at the Village Hall. Term time only
679559. Learning to play rock l Website
Curzon Park Residents’ Association instruments 7-16-year-olds 01745 815200

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undertaken l Wing Chairs l Chaise Longues
Free estimates / 30 years experience l Headboards l Dining Chairs
Tel: 01244 312572 or l Footstools and more
07825226022 Tel 01829 751922

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Vacuum Cleaner Repairs PLUMBING & Replacement
All types of vacuum cleaners BathrooMs FRESHEN UP YOUR KITCHEN

serviced and repaired on site s Project managed from start to finish

s The highest standards in Tiling
s Heating, Valves, Sinks, Taps and Radiators
Call direct on s All domestic plumbing catered for
r Replacement Doors available in any size
r Full range of designs and colours

07970 618392 s No job too small

r Worktops, Appliances, Sinks also available

PAT Testing your electrical appliances Tel Paul on 01829 262474 / 07894 877207 Call Andrew on
01244 821332 or 07921589898 Email Andrew Williams Design & Installation

Mike Pitt David Jones and Son

Plumbing and Heating Engineer Landscape Contractors
Fully qualified staff
Bathroom Over 40 years’ industry expertise
& Tiling Creation of low maintenance gardens
Specialist Services include: Fencing, Patios, Pruning,
Planting, Ground Maintenance,
Wildlife Gardens a speciality
Bathrooms, Showers, Tiling, Heating,
Tel 01244 375232 Mob 07914 842974
Drainage, Leaks, Burst Pipes & more or visit
l Free Estimates & No Call Out Fee
l Installation and Maintenance For the perfect finish every time
l All Types of Work Undertaken
l Wall and Floor Tiling BARRY MORRIS
l No Job Too Big or Small l Private & Commercial
l All Work Guaranteed l No job too big or too small
l Interior & Exterior

For a Friendly and Professional Job l Time Served Tradesman

with 25+ years experience

Call: 01244 344180 l FREE ESTIMATES

TEL: 0151 339 5924
or Mobile: 07837 472340 MOBILE: 07790243159

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