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Tarporley Tiverton Cotebrook Tattenhall Tarvin Kelsall Duddon
September 2011 - Issue 78

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Including the Tarporley Parish Council newsletter

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Set in the heart of rural Cheshire, Delamere Grove is a peaceful retirement park nestled on the side of a hill with magnificent views across the Cheshire plain. With only 23 Park Homes, for all year round living, this small park is ideally located within open countryside, yet close to everyday facilities. Delamere village boasts a village store, golf course, church, 2 country pubs and of course the famous Delamere Forest. Bus stops and a mainline train station provide fantastic transport links. The historic towns of Northwich and Frodsham are close by, as is the Roman walled city of Chester.

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GOOD luck to Amy Cadman, from Bunbury, and Tessa Morrison, from Kelsall, who are heading for the base camp of Everest which is 17,590ft above sea level. They are doing the climb to raise money for Childreach International. You can read more in this edition. Weve also got news of former Tarporley man Spencer Hickson, who has written the tune for a TV advert, plus stories from Tarporley High School, the taekwondo club, Barbour Institute and Tarporley Vics. Theres also parish council news, gardening, health and beauty, a whats on guide and village index. 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 Kind regards The Talkabout Team







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Childrens play house set alight VANDALS set fire to a childrens wooden playhouse in Chester Road, Kelsall, last month. Constable Steve Trow, who put the fire out, is urging people to report these sorts of incidents to him in future. Call Cheshire Constabulary on 0845 458 0000. Opposition to Tarporley development A PUBLIC meeting has taken place to discuss plans to build 80-100 new homes on a site off Nantwich Road, Tarporley. Approximately 500 signatures have been gathered in opposition to the scheme by the Tarporley Greenfield Awareness Project. Parish councillors have also opposed the project as it is outside the area designated for development in Tarporley. Martyn Twigg of developers FLP, said: Concerns mainly related to the principle of the development on the site and traffic issues. There is a huge housing shortfall in Cheshire West and Chester and an identified need for 115 affordable homes in Tarporley over the next five years. This development will go a significant way to helping provide affordable homes for local people.

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KELSALL Parish Council is concerned about plans to build 10-12 detached homes on land off Willington Lane and another 12 mews cottages on land off Green Lane. Developer Rowland Homes is asking for feedback and planning to hold an exhibition prior to submitting a planning application. Tattenhall duo hit the trail TATTENHALL couple Marion Dodd and James Morris completed the mountainous Inca Trail, in South America. They braved high altitudes and challenging temperatures to raise more than 1,200 for the heart unit at Broadgreen Hospital, in Liverpool where Marions father was treated. Classes at the Studio, Tattenhall New classes at the Studio, Tattenhall, starting in September: Body Control Pilates, Dru Yoga, Tai Chi, Nia, Zumba and Dancing for Birth. Also workshops in Living Foods Lifestyle Choices. Please ring 01829 771895

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Calling all Desperate Housewives!

How many hours a week do you devote to looking after your children and running the household? According to a recent survey, we can spend up to 70 hours a week doing just that. Its a job description that would deter even the toughest applicant, with no holidays and no pay, and according to this survey we work longer shifts than a Junior Doctor! Many of us continually juggle our domestic life with full time work and it takes much planning to keep everything running smoothly. I should know, my eldest daughters are 31 and 29 and my youngest is about to go off to University. Thirty-one years of juggling, many of them as a single mother and working full time. So I think I can say I understand how tough things can be!

Can we help reduce this pressure in your life?

The Bunbury Agency was established over 43 years ago by my mother when she herself could not find suitable child care for my two sisters. In those days it was not unusual for wealthier families to have a live in Nanny, whether they worked or not. Today things are very different, particularly in the present economic climate. Yes, most of us want to, or have to work, and paying for child care or domestic help can use up much of what we earn. We are expected to be superwomen, so what is the solution?

Why not book an Au Pair?

An Au Pair is a single male or female between 17 and 27, who comes to live with a family in the UK in order to improve their English. They can stay for up to two years. Whilst they are not qualified child carers, they usually have experience in looking after their own siblings and babysitting other children. Au Pairs may work for 25 - 35 hours per week, helping with your children and performing some light household duties in return for their accommodation and some pocket money, usually between 70 100 per week, a very cost effective way of relieving the pressures on working mothers.
The Bunbury Agency is a member of BAPAA (the British Au Pair Agencies Association) and recruit Au Pairs in line with their code of practise, which ensures that they are thoroughly vetted in line with Home Office regulations.

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l We are pleased to hear that the Rotary Club are planning another series of films shows at the Community Centre this autumn and hope that they will be well supported. Details will be found on the Rotary Notice Board, by the Rising Sun.

How do we create more parking in the town centre?

AugusTs resurfacing of the High street a very welcome improvement for road users and the subsequent closure of the road, has highlighted to our local traders just how much they depend on shoppers who come from outside our village. Our traders do not just depend upon local people who walk to the shops. This leads us to consider the need to have adequate, and even more, parking in Tarporley if we are to have a local economy which can sustain a high street with a range of local shops. It is very unlikely that more land will come available to be able to create more parking spaces, as any such land is much more likely to be used to build houses after all that is where money can be made. All this leads us to consider having time limited parking on High street, with sections of the road providing parking for say 1 or 2 hours. The needs of people who live and park on High street would need to be catered for. However none of this is possible until parking in Tarporley is l As you may have seen in several editions of decriminalised, as it is in the areas that were our local paper, people are greatly concerned covered by the old Chester City Council. such about the idea that the land off Nantwich Road decriminalisation means that parking restrictions may become available for the building of 80 would be enforced by the local authority, not the 100 new homes. We expect that the people police. involved will put in for planning permission in Our local Council, Cheshire West and Chester, is september so please watch out for this in the considering this approach and the Parish Council local press and on our village notice board and is interested to hear the people of Tarporleys send your views to the planners at Cheshire West views. Please contact the Clerk or one of the and Chester Council. Parish Councillors details on the next page. 10 To advertise call 01244 350398


The Chairman of the Parish Council is Councillor Ken Parker. The Parish Clerk is Mr. J. Cheshire County Council Macdonald Chartwood House, Needham Councillor Andrew20 Nantwich Road, Tarporley CW6 9uW (01829 732444) Tel. 01829 733496 Andrew.Needham@ Tarporley has twelve Parish Councillors each of whom sits on one of the two Working Groups which meet on alternative months or as required Councillor. Contact Details are (01829)


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Richard Brierley (spokesperson) ........... 732539 Linda Burrows .............................................. 733228 Tim Hill ........................................................... 732804 graham Lees ................................................ 733832 Dawn Joyce (vice chairman)......................730824 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 7.00pm on the second Monday of each month with the exception of August. Meetings are open to the public. A Parish Councillors surgery is held at 6.30pm prior to the Parish Council meeting when members of the public are welcome to discuss parish matters with councillors on an informal basis.


Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cllr Eveleigh Moore-Dutton (Conservative) 01829 733243

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Dance fever returns as Strictly hits the screens

WITH a new season of Strictly Come Dancing just around the corner, there are plenty of rumours as to whos joining the hit BBC1 show.
Its already been widely publicised that Jared Murillo (who was worse than some of the celebrities) is being replaced by So You Think You Can Dance USA dancer Pasha Kovalev who specialises in Latin American. Claudia Winkleman wont be able to return as presenter of weekday show It Takes Two, as she is due to give birth a few weeks before the series starts in autumn. Filling in for her will be 2005 Strictly contestant and self confessed dancing fanatic Zoe Ball. The list of celebrities taking part is a closely guarded secret but there is a suggestion that The One Shows Alex Jones is rumoured to be the first celeb to sign up, her predecessor Christine Bleakley took part in Strictly in 2008 and finished in fifth place. There is also talk that the line up will include astrologer Russell Grant. Producers think the astrologer would offer great comedy value and become a viewers favourite, just like former Tory MP Ann Widdecombe did last year. BBC have also reportedly asked 54 year old former Countryfile presenter Miriam OReilly to return to the fold and compete on the 2011 series of the show after she successfully sued BBC bosses for age discrimination, when she was dropped as host and replaced by glamorous star Julia Bradbury, 40. Who Wants to be a Millionaire host Chris Tarrant is also thought to be in talks with Strictly Come Dancing bosses to head this years line-up. If you cant get enough of the show and want to learn to dance, theres never been a better time. With absolute beginners classes starting in September, the team at Dancebasics will have you dancing in no time. Check out our advert or visit the website www.dancebasics. for our classes in Tarporley and South Cheshire. And in the words of Bruce and Tess, keep dancing!

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Christian does the double

A member of the Richard Jones Schools of Taekwondo has done the double at the Welsh National Taekwondo Championships.

Christian Farrall won gold in the yellow belt patterns division and then went on to win gold in the Sparring division. He also won gold in patterns at the English Championship earlier in the year. After watching the sparring at the English championships Christian asked if he could enter the sparring as well in the next national, said instructor Richard Jones. So to get double Gold in his 1st National Championship was great and he is now training hard for his next Championship. Pictured with Christian is club instructor Richard Jones after winning the Black Belt Patterns division. Visit

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Amy goes the distance

Distance runner Amy Hinchly has had a brilliant year this year both in Cross Country and in 1500m. In October at the Chester & District Cross Country Amy came 1st running in the Junior section where she was running against many Yr9s. She then went on to represent the District at the Cheshire Cross Country Championships in January where she once again achieved first place. This meant she was then representing Cheshire at the English Schools Championships which also took place in January, managing to come in the first 100 placings, which was a remarkable achievement as she is one of the younger competitors. In June she represented the District at the Cheshire Athletics Championships at Macclesfield, again being one of the youngest competitors in the Junior section, and where she achieved 2nd place. She then went on to represent Cheshire at the Inter Counties Championships, coming 4th with a PB of 4m 56 secs, with this she was reserve for the English Schools Championships. At the Chester & District Athletics Championships on July 5th she won the 1500m with a new Championship record of 5m 11 secs. 26 To advertise call 01244 350398



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Gourmet Evening The Spirit of Champagne 16th September 2011

Hosted by Joseph Perrier Champagne Peckforton Castles famous Gourmet Evening promises to offer guests a treat for the taste buds and a delight for the senses. An exclusive fine dining experience complimented by our cordial team, beautiful surroundings and exquisite food. This very special Gourmet Event will be hosted by Joseph Perrier Champagne in our award winning 1851 Restaurant. The Joseph Perrier House will be sharing their expertise and bestowing you with the perfect Champagne to accompany your five course feast. Both connoisseurs and novices alike can sparkle at this glamorous evening. 79.00 per person
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Zenchi clinic are offering one lucky reader a deluxe Arbonne facial using the new Galvanic spa system. Enhances delivery of skincare ingredients up to 24hrs, achieve soft, luminous skin, reduce lines, increase vitality of the complexion. The use of fresh cell technology ensures the skin is harmonised and glowing. The products contain no harmful chemicals or pore clogging mineral oil and are dermatologist, paediatric and ophthalmology tested. The Swiss formulated range uses the best herbal and botanical sources for the perfect skin care. Question: Which country does Arbonne originate from? Please send your answer by email to , including your name and phone number, quoting Tarporley Talk Competition


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The Furniture Market, specialists in: - Oak Furniture - French Furniture - Mirrored Furniture - Glass coffee tables Simply click onto our website to view our massive collection of furniture or call us to arrange a viewing at our warehouse near Kelsall, Tarporley. We are your local furniture warehouse, giving you the benefit of being able to buy this quality furniture at highly competitive prices. We have huge stocks available for fast nationwide delivery You can buy online, over the phone or come to view and collect from our warehouse

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August offers with Kelly Cut and Blow Dry Tint inc cut & Blow Dry Highlights inc Blow Dry (foil and cap) Childrens Dry Cuts 18 28 35 7

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Fun-filled Open Morning at Kings. 15th October, 9.30am

Kings much more than an education

The Kings Junior School offers an outstanding education, preparing your child academically and socially for Senior School and beyond.
The Junior School for girls and boys aged 7-11, offers an inspiring education within a separate self-contained school. Within the caring and supportive environment of the Junior School, your child will flourish and become one of the children, described by our last inspection as 'happy learners'. Overlaid on strong academic foundations, the curriculum offers excellent Drama, Music, Sport and a whole host of other activities. For children 11-18 years, the Senior School has excellent academic results, but add to this the outstanding teaching staff and the unique learning environment, and the result is an unbeatable combination to inspire and stretch young minds.

Girls & Boys, 7-18

Join us at an Open Morning this October.

New developments this year include: a new curriculum from September, with extra academic 'enrichment' subjects, a new theatre and junior adventure playground and over 120 clubs and activities! Kings is a high achieving school with a vibrant atmosphere. Kings students are articulate, confident and valued by the top universities. Our students are phenomenally successful, with virtually all going to university 12 Oxford and Cambridge offers this year and over 70% to The Times Top 30 universities. Financial considerations should not deter you from visiting us, as financial help is available for Senior School, dependent on parental income. You are warmly invited to our Open Morning you can explore the school, meet the teachers and pupils and see for yourself what makes The Kings School unique. Contact to request a prospectus or to arrange a visit.

Colour their lives forever

Our informative Open Morning for all ages, 8, 7-1 is a great way to discover the spectrum of outstanding resources and facilities available at The Kings School, Chester.

To arrange your visit, call

01244 689553

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Sixth Form Information Evening at Kings. 5th October

Independent, inspirational and challenging

Sixth Form @ Kings offers you the opportunity to reach for your dreams. In 2011, the students at King's received an average of almost four offers for the universities of their choice. And not just any universities, 12 to Oxford and Cambridge, over 70% to the top 30 universities (The Times). With outstanding facilities and impressive teaching, Kings offers you the best opportunity to achieve your dreams and choose from 26 A level choices and extended projects.
But it is not just about academic achievement, there are 120 clubs and activities on offer, from 25 superb music groups to one of the best rowing schools in the country; from Northern champions at Hockey (girls and boys) to Chess school of the Year. From September 2011, Kings Sixth Form curriculum also includes an afternoon of enrichment every two weeks involving a huge choice of academically-stretching subjects. The independent Sixth Form Centre has its own cafe, common room, quiet study room, seminar room and lecture theatre and there are plans afoot to extend it further. If you would like to know more, call 01244 689553 or email We are always happy to show you around, or even better, come and spend the day with one of our current Sixth Formers and sample the lessons and facilities on offer.

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Sixth form charity

The school council present a cheque to the Chester Committee for Deaf People

A presentation made to the Tarporley War Memorial Hospital

SIxTH formers at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College raise a great deal of money for charity through a range of events such as car washing, a fancy dress day and the annual Valet Day where younger students bid to buy a Sixth Form helper for the day. The Sixth Form Council decided last year that instead of donating all raised money to a single charity that as many charities as possible should benefit. This year the school has four students who have bid for money to help them undertake 38 To advertise call 01244 350398 38 To advertise call 01244 350398

conservation work in Peru and the Amazon through the British Schools Exploring Society. Funds are also use to support local causes with 255 being recently presented to the Chester District Committee for Deaf People and 275 to the Tarporley War Memorial hospital. Additionally, the students are always keen to support their school and local community and volunteer throughout the year to complete community work.


Test of faith
Year 9 students recently encountered the Harmony Group, an interfaith organisation in West Cheshire working for community cohesion in the area. The group are volunteers from different faith and belief groups who meet regularly and visit primary and secondary schools. The visit consisted of an Anglican vicar, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Quaker, a Bahai representative and a Humanist. They worked with six groups of students, informing them a little about their own beliefs and experiences and then fielded some challenging questions from the students. The day culminated in a Question Time style assembly, where the speakers emphasised the importance of interfaith dialogue, while stating their beliefs and views on a range of topics.

Vauxhall visit Widening the students understanding of the business world is important in helping them to make decisions about their university courses. The sixth formers were recently treated to a visit from Vauxhall who gave a fascinating and eye opening talk on the opportunities available at Vauxhall and other manufacturing organisations, such as the assembly of cars, careers in the human resources department and the design of motor vehicles. The main activity put students in the shoes of a Vauxhall team and gave them the task of buying materials and assembling paper cars and vans! This led to heated competition between the teams.

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The Bulls Head

Under new management of Kenny and Cath, formerly of the Headless Woman

We cater for every occasion Log fire and local Real Ales, Fine Wines and excellent value home-cooked food
Come and try our new TDH (Table DHte) menu, available at just 9.99 for 2 courses or 12.99 for 3 courses. Served all day. Other menu also available Food served Monday: 12noon - 7pm Wednesday - Saturday: 12noon - 9pm Sunday: 12noon - 6pm

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The Wild Boar is a fantastic backdrop to hold your wedding, birthday or conference with a selection of private rooms to choose from. Come and join in the entertainment in the run up to Christmas We are licensed for civil ceremonies and CHRistmas aNd Live musiC tRaditioNaL suNday LuNCH partnerships for up to 100 guests the NeW yeaR BooKiNgs eveRy satuRday seRved tHRougHout marquee is suitable for a wedding breakfast NoW BeiNg taKeN deCemBeR 12-7pm for up to duRiNg deCemBeR 130 guests.
The has 37 en-suite bedrooms The hotel also Wild Boar Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Beeston, Nr. Chester, Cheshire, CW6 9NW T 01829 suites. including four poster 260 309 E W Here at the Wild Boar, we pride ourselves in the quality of our food, from homely classics to dishes which truly have the wow-factor, our Head Chef and his team are more than happy to discuss any other menu ideas you may have, so please dont hesitate to contact us to arrange a meeting. Call 01829 260309 for details.

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Buying or selling a house this summer holiday?

Give your leading friendly local solicitor a call on 01829 733338 for a fixed quotation
We can deal with all your legal requirements in a friendly and professional manner such as: l Property transactions both Residential and Commercial l Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising the Elderly l Divorce l Employment Matters including Compromise Agreements l Litigation
Why dont you call us on 01829 733338 or email us at to arrange an initial free consultation with either Richard Querelle or John Driver to discuss your individual requirements For your own convenience home visits are available at no extra cost

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Chesters new and exciting Tile showroom

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health & beauty

with Angela Bartlett

Q. Why do I need to exfoliate? A. Well, strictly speaking the skin exfoliates or desquamates itself. The skin produces about 1 million skin cells every 40 minutes and as each new cell is produced in the basal layer of the skin it displaces the older cells above it upwards and outwards until they slough off at the surface of the skin. However, these superficial skin cells dont always fall off effectively, particularly as we age or if our skin is oily, so regular exfoliation helps to remove the superficial dead skin cells to give us a brighter, fresher, smoother and clearer complexion. To find out how exfoliating different types of exfoliators are visit the newsletter page at Q. Is acne the same in adults as it is in teenagers? A. There will be similar characteristics and problems, but acne in adulthood is more likely to be inflammatory and often combined with sensitivity. Teenagers usually have a more uniformly oily skin than adults and more blackheads are usually evident. The breakouts in adults tend to be more prevalent around the chin and jaw and with breakouts being more widespread in teenagers. To find out more about the four main biochemical triggers for acne visit the newsletter page at

Angela Bartlett has over 26 years of experience in the beauty and holistic industries. She is the Immediate Past Chairman for BABTAC representing almost ten thousand therapists in the UK. Her expertise is called upon to examine for an International Examination board and judging competitions such as Young Make-up Artist of the Year Award at Clothes Show, London for 2010. Angela is also a successful column writer for trade journals Salonfocus and Vitality. She has a beauty, holistic and skin care clinic near Tarporley.

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St Johns Way, Sandiway, Northwich CW8 2LX 429,950

Originally the SHOW HOUSE the property occupies a SUPERIOR PLOT with garden to all sides and has been EXTENDED, improved and maintained to a HIGH QUALITY STANDARD. FOUR good sized bedrooms (TWO NEW ENSUITES), utility room, LARGE LOUNGE, SNUG/STUDY, integral DOUBLE GARAGE and SUPERB FAMILY BATHROOM.

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Tel 01829 771649, or email Tattenhall Beer Festival makes a welcome return this year, and will be held between 9th and 11th september. Film@Barbour; Our season starts with the award-winning The Kings speech (12A) Thursday 15th september, at 8.00pm (doors 7.30pm) No need to book, pay on the door: 5 / under 18s 4. Bar Available. Rural Touring Arts presents the first of three shows this autumn; The Tragical History of Dr Faustus, by Third Party Productions, Friday 7th October, 8.00pm. Join us for a fast-paced, highly theatrical evening, full of surprises and fun. Tickets: 8 from Village greens, Tattenhall or 01829 782895 / 771649 Forthcoming dates for your diary... Jumble Sale sunday 16th October, 2.00pm Book Sale sunday 30th October, 10.00am-4.00pm

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Thinking of Double Glazing?

Do you want a good deal, no gimmicks and superb quality double glazed windows, Bi folding doors, composite doors or a conservatory? Then call Bryant Glass NOW: Wirral - 0151 652 1515 Chester - 01244 879 980, Vale Royal - 01606 569 484 or go to:
Manufacturers and installers of Superior Quality Windows, Doors and Conservatories. Glass Suppliers & Glaziers.

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spencer scores a hit with TV ad tune

FORMER Tarporley resident Spencer Hickson is having a Yell of a time after his music was chosen for a nationwide advertising campaign. Spencer Hickson and musical collaborator David Fletcher, producers from North West Label Tactal Hots Music, were specially commissioned from a long list of established artists to produce the exclusive music for the new Yell TV advertising campaign. The Yell advert was a modern twist on the iconic J.R. Hartley Yellow Pages advert, featuring Day V Lately searching for his trance record from 1992. After searching numerous record stores, his daughter brings him to the modern age, and suggests using the Yell mobile app. We needed a tune that could stand up to the big tunes of the day. We called Spencer Hickson and David Fletcher, music producers and DJs whose music has been played since the 90s by big-name DJs such as Sasha and John Digweed. The real artistry here was to ensure the track felt technically like a 92 track. We needed someone who knew what constraints existed back in the day and what constituted a great tune, said Ed Morris, Creative Partner, at Rapier advertising agency. Spencer and Davids track has sold over 6000 downloads to date, at its peak the original version was selling over 1000 a week and reached the Top Ten in the iTunes dance chart in the 1st week. Another man on a mission is Day V Lately, the fictitious DJ in Yell.coms remake of the 1983 Yellow Pages JR Hartley ad, seen scouring Londons second-hand vinyl stores for a 12-inch he recorded back in the day. Spencer, who now lives in Nantwich, said: The project enabled me to revisit many of my earlier musical influences and dust off the vinyl, it brought back some amazing memories of the early scene. I knew we needed a vocal to give it that extra edge, so I brought in Lauren Griffiths an up and coming singer and good friend of mine, and she didnt disappoint. Off to Oxford Hebe Middlemiss, of Tarporley, is off to Oxford to study Biological Sciences following outstanding A Level results. Hebe was a student at theThe Queens School in Chester. 56 To advertise call 01244 350398

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Vics kick off with a new look

TARPORLEY Vics First Team returned to Cheshire League First Division action on Saturday 13th August with an away trip to the previous seasons League runners-up Pilkington FC. With Skipper Damien Woods scoring the opening goal, hopes of an instant return from pre-season training were buoyed, however Pilkington equalised before half-time and went onto claim a hard fought 2-1 win. With the first four fixtures all being played Away Steve Lloyd hopes the squad can find their form quickly before the action returns to Tattenhall. Grappenhall are the Steve Lloyd & some of the Tarporley Vics squad being first visitors to the Flacca following their presented with the new kit for the 2011/2012 Season by promotion to Division One last season and Chris Naylor at the Peckforton Castle Hotel. Septembers fixture list includes Home good fortune for this season! This support is games against Gamesley FC & Rylands especially appreciated as Chris Naylor ensured FC, as well as the visit of Capenhurst Villa in that he fulfilled a commitment made prior to the the Cheshire Cup. Capenhurst Villa FC play in upheaval caused at the Hotel due to the recent the West Cheshire league Division 2 and this fire. Tarporley Vics would also like to thank the prestige match should give us an indication Rotary Club of Tarporley for a donation, which of how the Cheshire League compares to the has also gone towards the provision of these West Cheshire League with regards to the new kits and will ensure that for the 1st time standard of Football played. both senior teams will play in identical home Pre-season games gave Steve Lloyd the kits. chance to shuffle the pack of players and l Tarporley Vics Reserves are also prepared due to injuries this preparation will be vital. for action, which starts in late August, and the Henry Buckley & Chris Jones have now both next Tarporley Talk report will also include an been sidelined with cruciate knee ligament update from our new junior section as they damage that will require surgery, everyone start off their first season in the South Cheshire involved with Tarporley Vics wish them both a Junior League. speedy recovery. The pre-season games were highlighted by a 4-1 win over Chester Nomads l New players are always required to freshen and a 2-1 win over Holyhead Hotspur, from up the squads therefore if you are new to the the Welsh Alliance League, which included a area please come along to any Vics game, wonder goal from Matt Davies details of which are on the website. Tarporley Vics are proud to announce that l For further information on training or both the First Team & the Reserves will play in sponsorship opportunities please view our new kits which have been kindly sponsored by website Or email us at the Peckforton Castle Hotel. We would like to You can also become thank the Naylor family for their generosity and a Facebook Friend of Tarporley Victoria FC hope that the kits provide the teams with some

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Pryors Hayes:

A breath of fresh air

THE Pryors Hayes Golf Club hospitality team are experienced in the art of hosting functions and weddings and would like to extend that welcome to non members, and indeed non golfers. The club has a luxury marquee with a star cloth ceiling. Seating in the region of 150 people it means that we can now host functions for up to 150/180 people in our beautiful unspoilt Cheshire parkland setting. Pryors is the ideal venue for that special family occasion be it birthday, anniversary, christening or wedding party. Licensed for all civil ceremonies with stunning marquee facilities and flexible menus to suit all budgets. Pryors Hayes unique rural civil ceremony venue must be seen to be believed! Our dedicated events co-ordinator, Carrie will be on hand to ensure that your special day really is just that! We have put together some new social function packages suiting all occasions, a useful fact you may like to keep in mind when planning that special occasion. Our own full time chefs are on hand to prepare Cheshire sourced produce for the menu of your choice, whilst our well stocked bar offers a full range of alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, including locally brewed Weetwood Real Ale.

Wedding Fayre
Willington Road, Oscroft, Tarvin, Chester. CH3 8NL 11am4pm, Free Admission & Parking
Talk to our array of Wedding Experts, listen to live music and see our bridal catwalk

Sunday 11th September 2011 Pryors Hayes Golf Club

Roaming Catwalk at 12:30pm Make your special day unforgettable

Contact, Carrie or Joan - the Pryors Hayes team on 01829 741250 or e-mail website www. . Recommendations help us grow; please dont keep us a secret.
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Pryors Hayes Golf Club, Willington Road, Oscroft, Tarvin, Nr. Chester, Cheshire CH3 8NL Office: 01829 741250 Fax: 01829 749077 Golf Shop: 01829 740140 Web Site: E-Mail: 2011 61 Tarporley Talk September

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FREE legal advice clinic in Tarporley

FREE Legal Advice Clinic at the Tarporley Community Centre, High Street, on the first Thursday of every month from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.
Next clinic on Thursday 1st September
We can offer basic guidance on ALL areas of Law Our Services include: l Civil Law l Commercial Law l Conveyancing l Court of Protection l Criminal Law l Employment Law l Family Law l Personal Injury l Welfare Rights l Wills and Probate

Please note that the clinic is to offer FREE initial general advice only, appointments will take approximately 15 Mins. If immediate action or further work is requested, we can offer you appointments at our Chester, Wrexham or Gresford offices.

You may contact us before the clinic if you wish, however, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Chester Newgate Walk The Precinct Chester CH1 1JU 01244 312166 Wrexham 10 Grosvenor Road Wrexham LL11 1SD 01978 291000 Gresford The Office Weston House Gresford LL12 8EN 01244 312166

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Amy aims high

Amy Cadman, from Bunbury, and Tessa Morrison, from Kelsall, are hoping that they have a good head for heights when they take part in a trek to the base camp of Everest. Amy and Tessa have been busy raising funds over the last few months for the trip which Amy describes as a once in a lifetime experience and one heck of a challenge. After undergoing some gruelling training over the summer, the duo will fly out to Nepal later this month with the aim of climbing up to the 17,590ft at the base camp of Everest. Amy said: To say I am nervous would be a massive understatement! They are doing the trek for Childreach International, who work with communities in some of the worlds poorest regions, strengthening childrens access to health care, education, child rights and protection. They are hoping to raise a combined total of nearly 5,000 for the charity. Amy added: Any contribution, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated; its for a fantastic cause! Visit to make a donation.

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From 1st September we are moving

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OuR leaflet distribution service is a great way to advertise your business. The leaflets will be delivered with the magazine and have a proven track record of success. From as little as 40 per 1,000 leaflets, its also a very cost effective method. And dont worry, there wont be dozens of rival leaflets tucked in with it. We normally limit the leaflets to one or two per magazine to ensure your business gets the maximum exposure.

We require a distributor to continue the efficient delivery of the magazine. The round involves delivering over 500 copies door to door once a month. If you would like to find out more please call...

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Rowtons Blissful Spa Day

A haven of pure bliss to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.......
You may choose one treatment from each section below Enriched Full Body Scrub File and Paint on hands or feet Eyebrow Shape ------------------Luxurious Hydrating BodyTreatment Herbal Heat Body Treatment Hand and Foot Treatment -------------------Aromatherapy Facial Babor Introductory Facial Pressure Point Back Massage -------------------Mini Head Massage Foot Massage Hand Massage Included in this spa day is a relaxing Spa light lunch and full use of our Health Club facilities


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DO YOU KNOW.... that after the 1914-18 War, the people of Tarporley decided that they wanted a cottage hospital as their War Memorial. Funds were raised by public subscription and the house in Park Road was purchased and converted into a hospital. It was maintained by donations and public subscription until 1948. Many local people remember being treated at the hospital in their younger days. DO YOU KNOW.... that in 1948 when the National Health Service started, the hospital was taken over as an NHS hospital. After a few years, the NHS were selling off all the smaller hospitals in Cheshire and then, at last, they wanted to sell Tarporley War Memorial Hospital. DO YOU KNOW.... that the people of Tarporley and District said NO. It is a War Memorial Hospital and it should not be closed. After a hard fight, it was agreed that much of the land attached to the hospital should be sold and the hospital was brought back from the NHS and became an Independent Hospital Trust. DO YOU KNOW.... that the hospital is supported by a) a limited amount of funding from the NHS to cover some of the services offered b) interest on investments which are administed by the Hospital Trust Board c) money raised by events held by the League of Friends d) donations and legacies from the public. The investment interest is inadequate in the present financial climate and many expensive items are purchased by the League of Friends

If you value the services offered by this hospital YOUR SUPPORT TO THE HOSPITAL IS URGENTLY NEEDED
Tarporley War Memorial Hospital 14 Park Road, Tarporley CW6 OAP 01829 732436

at Oulton Park, on the Motor Racing Circuit OULTON PARK on Sunday 18th Septemberthe MOTOR RACING CIRCUIT 2011 SUNDAY 18th SEPTEMBER 2011 Join us for the full day of fun - bouncy castle, stalls Join us for the full day of fun bouncy castle, stalls Use on site onsite Restaurant bring aapicnic. Sorry, Barbeques Use restaurant or or bring Picnic sorry No no BBQs
Morning Session 9am 12noon 7.50 10.00 12.50 5.00

in aid of Organised byHospital Organised by the League of Friends Tarporley The League of Friends
in aid of

Family Cycle Ride



if paid before 1st July if paid between 1st July and 10th September paying on the day walking the course and for spectators Toddlers free (non cycling) It is advisable that cyclists under the age of 16 be accompanied by an adult -----------------------------------------


Afternoon Session 1pm 4pm


Apply for tickets to Mrs Carolyn John, Heath Villa, Hollowmoor Heath. Great Barrow, Chester CH3 7LF please include s.a.e. 22x11cm Name____________________Ages of Children_______________________ Preferred session am or pm Address______________________________________________________ Tel_______________________email_______________________________ Tickets for cyclists__________tickets for walkers/spectators___________ I wish to make a donation_____total amount of chq/postal order_________ Payable to League of Friends Tarporley Hospital Thank you for your support Charity Registration Number 508128

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be pruned in spring by cutting the previous years growth back hard to about 2 to 3 buds as they flower on growth made in the same year. The ever faithful Japanese Anemone will flower for weeks and this year has started flowering almost a month earlier than usual. They take time to establish but will cover the ground and smother most weeds. Helianthus Lemon Queen is another favourite with lots of pale yellow daisy like flowers on stems up to 1.5m tall if grown in moisture retentive soil. One shrub that is at its best in September is Hibiscus syriacus or tree hollyhock. Slow to start off, these shrubs like a sunny position and will have hollyhock like flowers in white, pink or blue. Try Hibiscus Blue Bird or Woodbridge for a late show of flowers for weeks. If you have a pond, then cover it with netting to prevent leaves falling into the water and rotting. Lawns can be re-turfed or sow grass seed when the weather is wet. Also rake out dead grass and moss from the lawn in September.


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Sunday 11th September The Rotary Club of Tarporley are once again busy preparing for the Cotebrook Ride on Sunday 11th September at Utkinton Lodge Farm. The ever popular Sunday Donation Horse Ride is back again with all proceeds are shared between local charities supported by The Rotary Club of Tarporley. The course is approximately 10 miles long, in a delightful part of Cheshire, with options for short-cuts, passing through Primrose Woods and over open fields rarely available to horse riders. There are also some country road sections. The route undulates with ample opportunity to exercise your horse, while enjoying magnificent views of the Cheshire plain. All jumps are optional, as is jumping them twice or more if you wish. Please visit the Tarporley Rotary Club facebook site to download an application form. Friday 16th September Weekly story time for under 5s at Tarporley Library Fridays in term time 10-10.30am. No booking necessary Saturday 17th September THE Darnhall Village Disco, from 7.30pm. Tuesday 27th September Tarporley Badminton Club Open Evening for players to come along and have a go at this popular sport. The event will be on at Tarporley High School from 8pm, refreshments provided. Ages 15 and above. For further details contact Jennifer on 01829 739751. Saturday 1st October Rhos Orpheus Male Choir will give a concert of song in St Helens Church, Tarporley in aid of Tarporley Hospital League of Friends, at 7.30pm. Soloists Alf Gladman and Helen Pritchard. Tickets 10 available from Swaffields, High Street, Tarporley, members of the League of Friends and from the hospital reception, members of the Rhos Orpheus Male Choir. Friday 7th October Zumbathon. Two hours of solid Zumba in aid Tarporley CofE Primary School PTA will be held in Tarporley community Centre on 7-9. Tickets 5 all proceeds will go towards the purchase of books to add to the schools reading scheme. For Tickets contact Jennifer on 01829 730751 Saturday 8th October 1st Tarporley Scouts present Fat Chance, a satirical comedy band, Live at Tarporley community centre for one night only. A tantalising mixture of stand-up comedy, parody and music. Fat Chance have been entertaining audiences across the UK for 25 years Doors Open at 7.30pm - Band on Stage at 8pm. Limited tickets available at 17.50 to include hot supper, bar & a fantastic night! Ticket reservations now being taken by Liza on 01829 730373. 78 To advertise call 01244 350398


Kelsall Gardening Club On 13th september Jo Dyer will give a talk on sustainable Organic gardening, meeting at the Methodist school Room at 7.45pm. Non members very welcome -payment 2. on the night. Further information from Jane Beattie 01829 751032 or Jenny Talks 01829 759470 Tattenhall Gardening Society Annual Show, sunday 4th september at 2.30pm in the Barbour Institute. Everybody can enter, including children no need to be a member! Full schedules are available from Village greens, the Barbour Institute and the Post Office. Entries accepted between 9am and 11.30am on the day. Please telephone 01829 770516 with any queries. get hold of a schedule and have a go!. Tiverton District Garden Club Autumn Show: staged by Tiverton District garden Club on saturday 3rd september at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Open classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, pot plants, floral art, cookery, photography, and junior section. something for everyone! Open to public from 2pm, prizegiving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm. Free entry. Tel 01829 733465. Tiverton District Garden Club Tuesday 6th september at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) 8pm. Keep your garden colourful this Autumn! A talk by Mr Martin Blow, Late again - reliable late bloomers. Entry 1.50 (members) 2 (visitors), includes raffle and refreshments. All are welcome. U3A The september meeting for the West Cheshire Rural u3A will be a talk by Jonathan Peplar on Cheshire Maps and Mapmakers This will be held at the Barbour Institute on 15th september 2011 at 2.00pm. As usualrefreshments will be available. New members may join at the meeting. Tattenhall Wildlife Group Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7th september in Tattenhall Recreation Club at 7.30pm. Membership renewals are due at this meeting but if you would like to come along and find out more about us you are most welcome for 2.50 at the door. Chairman, Andrew Hull, will be giving a talk entitled Developing the Mill Brook Wildlife Corridor in Tattenhall. This is a dynamic, exciting and still evolving project involving the group in practical conservation work. Come along and find out more about the wildlife corridor. Bunbury WI An amazing insight into bees & bee-keeping fascinated members of Bunbury WI in August with Nicky Dakin showing us how hives are constructed to meet the requirements of hard working bees, whilst providing us with honey. A private detective will share his experiences at the following meeting & a delicious afternoon tea is our fundraiser in september at Bunbury Pavilion. Forest group darts provides a fun challenge in september. October promises interest from Alan Donohue A View from the Chair Come along for a visit, 7.30pm, 2nd Thursday of the month.Contact: Trish 01829 260412 or

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TARPORLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE CHESHIRE HEALTH : JEN FRANCIS ASSOCIATES At Tarporley Community Centre (01829 732775 / 07779272353) Safe, Effective Fitness sessions with expert instruction Monday 6:45pm Body Conditioning Fitness class Traditional Bums Legs & Tums - along with Healthy Eating Plans Friday 9:15am FIT 4 LIFE : mature ladies taking care of their health effective and great fun! At Tarporley Primary School Tuesday 7pm PILATES At Manley Village Hall Thursday 7pm PILATES with Stretch & Relaxation TARPORLEY GUIDES Contact Mrs Platt on 01829 781 478 Done Room in Tarporley Thursdays 7 - 9pm (term time only) For girls aged 10 to 14 years. 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 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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ZUMBA Zumba classes at Tarporley Community Centre, 8pm on Thursday evenings. Tel 07976 087 949 Sun - Dance - 9.00am to 12.30pm - Sunday School - 10.00am to 11.30am (For details on Pre-school call 01829 730233) TARPORLEY TENNIS CLUB New members welcome. For further information telephone 01829 732026.
Starting Wednesday 27th July 6pm 6.45 pm TARPORLEY AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY @ The Rake Pub, Little Stanney, The Society presents two plays per year in (in the function room) Spring and Autumn at the Community Centre. CH2 4HS Performances are Thursday to Saturday starting 3.50 per class
Call Hayley 07551878786 for more info/ details at 7.45pm. We are always on the look-out for of my other Classes actors/actresses (experienced or not!) and helpers to join our happy group. We are all volunteers but work hard with lots of fun!

TARPORLEY MILLPOOL PROBUS CLUB (01829 730464) Club of retired Professional Businessmen. Meet 3rd Wednesday of each month. TARPORLEY LIBRARY (01829 731794) Mon 2-7pm, Wed 2-5pm, Fri 9.30am-12.30pm 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 BAPTIST & METHODIST CHURCH NCT coffee mornings. Friday 10am to 11.30am. 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. See web site or call 07942 818529. SPORTING ACTIVITIES IN TARPORLEY HIGH SCHOOL Tarporley Badminton Club Tuesdays 8-10pm in the main hall in term time. Half price for students. New members & visitors welcome. For more details contact Jennifer 01829 730751

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 Mon - Pre-school - 9am to 3.15pm - Rising 5s - 12.30pm to 3.15pm - Brownies - 6pm to 7.30pm - Pre-school - 9.15am to 3.15pm - Pre-school - 1pm to 3.15pm


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THE STUDIO TATTENHALL Body Control Pilates, Alexander Technique and Nia - classes and workshops available at The Studio, Tattenhall. Full details www. or ring Jill on 01829 771895 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 Are you interested in playing cricket & looking for a friendly competitive club to join this year? We run 4 senior teams and 5 junior teams and are looking for new players of all ages. All new players welcome. BARBOUR INSTITUTE High St, Tattenhall. All enquires/bookings 01829 771649 or email Monday 10am-12nn U3A Watercolour Group 2-4pm Tattenhall Probus Group 7.30-9pm Yoga 7.30pm Tattenhall & District Parish Council (1st Mon) Tuesday 9am-6pm 9.30am-2.30pm 10am-12noon 2-4pm 3.45-5.15pm 6.30-7.30pm Wednesday 9am-7pm 10-11am 1.45-2.45pm 4.00-5.45pm 6-7pm 7-7.45pm 7.45pm 7.30pm 8pm Thursday 9am-6pm CLiC computer centre Tattenhall Diamond Club Coffee Morning; all welcome U3A Art & Craft Group Mini Tennis (term-time) Karate CLiC computer centre Zumba class Early Years Dance & Movement Street Dance class (4-12yrs) Zumba class Thai Kick-boxing class Gardening Society (2nd Wed) W.I. (3rd Wed) Singing Group CLiC computer centre 9.30-11.30am 12.30-2.30pm 2-3.30pm 2-4pm 2-4pm 4-5.45pm 7.30-9pm 7.30-8.30pm 8pm Friday 9.30am-11am 7-10pm Saturday 9am-12.30pm 9-10am 11am-12noon Walkers to Talkers Parent Ed Ante-natal class (4 week blocks) U3A Local History Group (1st Thurs) TOFS - Tattenhall Over-Fifties (1st Thurs) U3A main meeting (3rd Thurs) Ballet class (4-6&7-9yrs) Textile Group (1st Thurs) (Adults) Pop-Dance class Film@Barbour (3rd Thurs) Country Market Bridge CLiC computer centre 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 We are always open for those wishing to join the production team! 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. Coaching is available contact Stephen Wright on 07946 491696. Contact Val Meeks on 01829 770781. 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 BOOT CAMP Outdoor circuit training with attitude. 9:15am Fridays. Tel Dave Knott 01829 770327 or 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

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TARVIN COMMUNITY CENTRE (01829 740868) Toddler Group 10.00-11.30 Mondays and 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. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 9am till 3pm Free taster sessions for parent and child every half-term, look out for flyers, pop in or phone us on 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.

TARVIN TENNIS CLUB (01829 741314) We welcome new members of all abilities to come and try our 4 artificial grass courts. In the summer months we hold friendly club evenings on Tuesdays and Fridays, while in autumn and winter these club sessions switch to Saturday afternoons. There are six teams in the Chester and District Summer League which in October become five teams in the West Cheshire Winter League, plus two teams in the Glan Aber Floodlit League. Throughout the whole year friendly groups also play on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Junior coaching and sessions take place from Easter. See or phone Rob on 01829 741314 or Keith on 01829 740178. TARVIN PRE-SCHOOL NURSERY Friendly, homely environment for children from two years to school age. Exciting activities such as Forest Schools and French. Open term time Monday to Friday 8am-6pm For more information please ring Lyn on 01829 741011 TAI CHI FOR THE OVER 55S After a successful taster session provided by AGE UK a regular weekly class has begun on Tuesdays 2pm 3pm at Huxley Village Hall, Huxley Lane CH39BG. 3.50 per session (10 sessions for 35) All welcome. No experience necessary. Further details from Chris Hyden 01829 781294 or AGE UK Cheshire 01244 677777 HARGRAVE & HUxLEY HISTORICAL GROUP We meet on the second Monday of the month at various venues in the villages, at 7.30pm. For further information contact susan@smudge-home.

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PILATES CLASSES Vicky Robinson - Tel : 01829 751661 or 0797 5533908 5 per sessionplaces need to be booked Monday Evening The Oak Tuesday Afternoon Duddon Village Hall Thursday Morning Utkinton Village Hall YOGA CLASSES Joan Jones 01829 751421. Everyone welcome. VALE ROYAL FARMA Certified Farmers Market - Tel. 01829 751300 Third Saturday of the month. 10am to 2pm Run by farming families at Eddisbury Fruit Farm, Kelsall KELSALL FLOWER CLUB Meets 3rd Wednesday in month at 7.30pm in the Methodist Schoolrooms, Chapel Green, Kelsall.Further details, please contact Mary Hall (Chairman) 01829 751136 or Helen Stubbs (secretary) 01829 752379 AFRICAN DRUMMING CLASS Kelsall Methodist Church, Chapel Bank, Saturday 3-5pm. 7 for 2 hour class (Drum Hire available 1). Tel: 07586 907620. 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 or Audrey Parker 752294. 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 KELSALL COMMUNITY CENTRE Circuit Training. Rob Eldridge-tel 07968 131393 4 per session. Tues eve 6.30-7.30pm 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

TIVERTON VILLAGE HALL (Booking : Janice Farrall - 01829 732855) Weekly Duplicate Bridge: Call David Rigby 01606 784491 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 Toddlers Group - Every Wednesday (including school holidays) 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

Saturday Childrens Ballet: 9am-2pm. Contact Nicolle Higgins 07900303966 or Sundays Zumba 10:40 - 11:30am. Call 07951 152172. Monthly WI - 2nd Tuesday of the month 7.30pm Gardening club - 4th Tuesday of the month TeaNChat Drop in morning 10.30-12.00pm. 3rd Thursday of the month Up The Garden Path - Eaton Gardening Club 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm Eaton Reading Group - 1st Thursday at 7.30pm Eaton Rambling Club Serving local villages. Why not keep fit & join the expanding the club, which arranges walks of about 7 miles maximum length, on alternate Saturdays & Sundays, once a month. We arrange monthly evening walks of about 3 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 in Eaton at 10am, just turn up & give it a try. For more details ring Gill Ellison on 01829 782693 or email

For more information or to make a booking ring Hilary Healey on 01829 730427 or email Weekly Monday and Wednesday TaeKwon Do: Juniors (ages 5-12) - 6.30-7.30pm, Adults and over 12s 7.30-8.30pm. For info, call or text 07857303959. Tuesday Fitness Pilates 9.30am, all fitness levels welcome. For info, call Vikki Huxley 07967112895 Childrens Ballet 4-6.30pm. Contact Nicolle Higgins 07900303966 or email nicolle@ Monday, Wednesday and Friday Pilates Classes by Linni Lanni Pilates, Please contact Lynette on 07766 762240 for details Wednesday Starter mini-tennis 3.45 - 6pm for 4 - 11 year olds. Contact Nicola Herbert on 07949 763005. Thursday Bridge Club: 7pm. New members welcome. Friday mornings Quavers Music Workshops for children 2 - 7 years contact Deirdre Hamilton on 01829 730247.

Peckforton & Beeston WI

There was no meeting in July; instead we had this summers outing on 6th July. Our trip was to Boundary Mill in Lancashire followed by a visit to Gawthorpe Hall. It was difficult to get everyone back on the coach at Boundary Mill as there was so much to see and buy. However we all found the beautiful Elizabethan house fascinating and were enthralled by the exhibition of historical needlework housed on the first floor. Our chosen speaker was unable to attend our 3rd August meeting. Fortunately she provided a replacement in Gay Rhodes who is a popular after-dinner speaker and chose the title That Certain Age for her talk. We could all empathise with her humorous anecdotes and many were in fits of laughter for much of the time. Names were taken for a theatre trip to Stoke to see Legally Blonde in September and details of the next walk along the Whitegate Way were provided. Our next meeting on 7th September will include a talk on falconry at Peckforton Castle and will be given by Mark Birdsall. New members are always welcome to meetings at the Peckforton Village Rooms on the first Wednesday of the month starting at 7.30pm. Did you spot him? He is behind the Hibberts advert on page 40

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