Diary updated on 18/10/2017
Updated on 18/10/2017


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Development of the web site will continue over the next few months, so if you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions please email the Photographs of the local area or events are especially welcome.

• Latest News and Events •

'Kelsall Beer Festival 2017' image

Kelsall Beer Festival 2017

Friday and Saturday, 10th and 11th November 2017

Have you got your 2017 planners/diaries open?? If not please make this entry in your calendar!

These are the dates for this year's festival.

Make it a priority, you can book your holiday to the Seychelles the following weekend...!!

Keep up to date via the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kelsallbeerfestival/


Horse Racing Night Horse Racing Night

Horse Racing Night at Kelsall Community Centre

Saturday 18th November, doors open at 7.30

The Kelsall and District Branch of the RNLI (Lifeboats) are holding a Horse Racing Night at Kelsall Community Centre on Saturday 18th November, doors open at 7.30. Tickets are £10, to include a Ploughman's supper and a free glass of wine or soft drink, a licenced bar is available.

Tickets are available from 01829 751757, email KelsallandDistrictRNLI@gmail.com or by word of mouth from any committee member.

Come and join us for a fun night, all proceeds to the RNLI.

Rocket Theatre presents Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime by Oscar Wilde

CRTA and KADRAS present a Rocket Theatre Production

Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde

Saturday 25th November, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Kelsall Community Centre

Lord Arthur takes his marriage vows very seriously, but when he has his fortune told just weeks before the wedding, his destiny simply cannot be ignored.

A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder! This hilarious retelling of the classic story revels in the wit of Wilde, while borrowing (rather cheekily) from Wodehouse. Join Lord Arthur and his versatile valet, Middlewick, for an evening of ludicrous indulgence in a show that fizzes with fun.

**** 4 stars “Martin Harris’s script, written for just two characters, has wisely kept many of Wilde’s unforgettable lines. The result is a hilariously funny black comedy… A cracking production of a witty play, which brings pace and energy to the piece.” – What’s On Stage

Ticket price £10 available from:

Jim Struthers 01829 751031

Richard Hancock 01829 752897

Anne O'Donnell 01829 751836

Ro Cowell 01829 752618

John Gray 01829 752833

John Coppack 01829 752450

Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.


Ashton Singers Christmas Concert

Ashton Sings Christmas Concert

"Please Father Christmas"


Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7:30pm
Kelsall Community Centre


Further details to follow - watch this space!

• Notices •

Consultation - Kelsall Pre School & Kelsall Primary School

Kelsall Pre-School and Kelsall Primary School have met to discuss the possibility of joining both of their provisions to enhance the already outstanding offers that both partners provide. Please find attached an updated public consultation document that outlines the proposal in more detail. We are keen to gather the thoughts of all of our key stakeholders and the wider Kelsall Community and invite you to contribute towards this consultation.

Liane Littler (Setting Leader – Kelsall Pre-School)
David Wearing (Principal – Kelsall Primary School)

New Entries on the Business Page

'Barley Rise Holiday Lodge' image 'Smallholding Contractor' image Barley Rise Holiday Lodge

Barley Rise Holiday Lodge for rental.

For further details click here or visit Barley Rise Holiday Lodge web site at http://www.barleyrise.co.uk/.

Smallholding Contractor

Paddock and small holding field maintenance / management.

For further details click here or visit the web site at http://www.barleyrise.co.uk/smallholding-mangement/.

Posted 18th October 2017

New Entry on the Business Page

'Be A Happier You' image Be A Happier You

My name is Sarah Stanyer and I live in Clotton, my new business is called Be A Happier You, this incorporates various therapies but the focus is on Access Consciousness Bars Therapy.

For further details click here or visit Sarah's web site at http://www.beahappieryou.co.uk/.

Posted 26th June 2017
JoŽlle Warren MBE, DL – Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire with Milo Forster


JoŽlle Warren MBE, DL – Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire with Milo Forster

Cheshire's best young artists crowned at Mid Cheshire College

Congratulations to Milo Forster of Kelsall Primary School!

Two budding young artists are celebrating after battling it out with more than 300 pupils from schools across Cheshire to be named the area’s best young artists. Brigid Keighran, a Year 9 student from St Nicholas Catholic High School and Milo Forster Year 5 student from Kelsall Primary School, were crowned the overall winners of the dot-art Schools competition at a special prize-giving ceremony at Mid Cheshire College on Wednesday 7th June.

The runners up in the secondary category were Abbie, Holly, Jen, Eve and Maks from the Bishops Bluecoat CofE High School for their group sculpture of a Chinese Dragon; and Hannah Britton of Bridgewater High School for her detailed mixed media Harry Potter artwork. The primary category runners up were Alex Harrison of Green Lane Special School for a mixed media work titled Alex and Louis Cahill of Delamere Primary School for his charcoal drawing of a Leopard. The two runners up in both categories were also presented with prizes including art materials and tickets to Tate Liverpool's summer exhibition.

Brigid's winning piece titled Ganesha, an elephant created with plaster and paint; and Milo’s pen and ink drawing of a Barn Owl both feature alongside the other shortlisted artworks, in the first Cheshire exhibition in the dot-art Schools competition’s history. This free exhibition is at Mid Cheshire College, Creative Arts & Media Building, Hartford campus, is open to the public between 10.30am until 4.30pm from Thursday 8th June to Saturday 17th June (closed on Sunday 11th June).

dot-art Schools is already a well-established fixture in the academic calendar for many Merseyside schools; since its inception almost 4000 students from over 200 schools have taken part. This is the fifth year it will take place in the Liverpool City Region and due to its success and a new partnership with Liverpool John Moores University, a pilot scheme covering Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington was launched this year.

Entry for next year’s dot-art Schools competition opens in September but schools that register before the end of term will receive a discounted rate. For more information and to enter, visit http://schools.dot-art.com or contact Carolyn Murray on schools@dot-art.com.

Posted 26th June 2017
'The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas' image

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

Kadras has kindly allowed the full text of the book 'The Story of Kelsall' by Elspeth Thomas (with illustrations by Anne Saul) to be made available on the website. The book is in a text searchable pdf format. Click the link below to have a read of this fabulous resource.

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

New Entry on the Business Page

Street Farm Dairy, Tarvin - Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised)

They have proudly milked a herd of pedigree Holstein cows and purebred Jerseys at Street Farm for the past 32 years. Based at the foot of Kelsall Hill, on the A54 in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, surrounded by the villages of Tarvin, Ashton and Kelsall.

Fresh from the cow the milk is cooled and sold through a vending machine called the “Milkbot”. This keeps the milk cool and customers can dispense the amount they want into bottles provided. Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised) has a rich, full bodied, clean taste, full of flavour, full of natural goodness, nothing added and nothing taken out, just as nature intended, the nearest thing to a complete food.

For further details click here.

Posted 17th March 2017

NDP Referendum Results

Kelsall and Willington Neighbourhood Plan referendum results are:

Yes 576
No 25
Rejected (unmarked) 1
Turnout 23.6%

Full details can be found here on the CWAC web site.

Key Policies in the Plan

Background to the Plan

Link to the Chester and Cheshire West website for the full version of the Plan

Paper copies of the NDP documents can be consulted at the doctors', the vets, the school, both hairdressers

and in the Methodist church lobby.

Posted 3rd March 2017