Diary updated on 11/12/2017
Updated on 11/12/2017


Seasons Greetings

*** Seasons Greetings to all and ***
* best wishes to everyone for the New Year. *

Success of the village web site depends on the input from all the local groups, societies, businesses, services and venues. To be featured on the site please email the with all the relevant details, together with photographs (if applicable).

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 •

'Brunning and Price Logo' image

Brunning and Price to renovate The Lord Binning.

Brunning and Price are delighted to have taken on The Lord Binning, which closed it’s doors for the last time in May 2017. Although still very much within the planning stage, they plan to work on the building through the winter and reopen in early summer 2018, aiming to return the pub to it’s former name of the Morris Dancer.

Full press release can be found here: Press Release

Posted 4th December 2017

Industrial action by Arriva drivers in North West England

Due to industrial action, Arriva North West have advised that the 84 bus service will not run on the following dates:- Dec 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 and 23. So far there have been no indications that the 82 service will be affected. For latest information you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or Arriva on 0844 800 44 11.

Further details can be found on the Arriva web site: Latest News.

Posted 11th December 2017
Ashton Sings Please Father Christmas...


Ashton Sings Please Father Christmas...

Ashton Sings


Please Father Christmas...

a lively & fun night of festive songs and performance for all ages
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7:30pm at Kelsall Community Centre

Tickets £5 available from:

Ashton Hayes Community Shop, Kelsall Road, Ashton, CH3 8BH

Dutton's Butchers, Church St, Kelsall CW6 0QG

Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Ln, Frodsham WA6 7QN

New Year Gala Concert


New Year Gala Concert
150th Anniversary Concert Series

New Year Gala Concert

Thursday 4 January 7.30 p.m.

at St Philip’s Kelsall

Opera Gala Concert, including songs from best loved musicals.

Featuring: Elinor Jane Moran, soprano (Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera Up Close and the National Gil-bert and Sullivan Opera Company); Nicholas Sales, tenor (Royal Opera House, National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, Welsh National Opera, Opera North) and Emily Leather, pianist and accompanist (originally from Kelsall; Royal Opera House, Garsington Opera, Opera Up Close).

Tickets cost £16 and are available from Heather Leather 01829 752558 or Peter Mackriell 01829 752639 vicar@kelsallparishchurch.org.uk

Or purchase a subscription for our 150th anniversary season, full details here: 150th Anniversary Concert Series

Profits from the concert season will support
the St Philip's Major Project Fund.

'2019 Photography Exhibition and Competition' image 'Through the Seasons in Kelsall (and surrounding area)' image

Announcement - New and Relaunched!!!

St. Philips Church, Kelsall

150th Anniversary

2018 Photography Exhibition and Competition

"Through the Seasons in Kelsall

(and surrounding area)"

Adults and Childrens classes — 13 winning photographs will be chosen for a 2019 village calendar.

Prizes for the winners!

Photographs need not be recent and do not need to be digital - dig out some old snaps that fit the bill.

Photographs of the village welcomed for exhibition only (no entry fee) in addition to or instead of competition entries.

Entry forms available from 1st December at the Firs Veterinary Centre, local shops, St. Philip’s Church (generally open 10-4 daily), Kelsall Village website and St. Philip’s Church website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk.

Entries to be received by Friday 10th August 2018.

Full rules and entry form for the competition can be found here: 2018 Calendar Competition and Photographic Exhibition - Rules and Entry Form

A photography exhibition and voting for entries by the public will take place on Saturday 8th Sept, 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Sunday 9th Sept 12noon - 4:00pm at St. Philip’s Church Lounge with afternoon teas available.

Flicks in the Sticks - Viceroy's House

Flicks in the Sticks - "Viceroy's House"

Friday 5th January 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day. "Excellent film - broad sweep of History, mixed with a human interest. The Audience sat in silence at the end as they watched the credits roll"

Starring Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548

Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.

Arthritis Care Arthritis Research UK

Come along to the Tattenhall Arthritis Care Support Group

Wednesday 10 January 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX

We welcome anyone living with arthritis, chronic pain or fatigue.

You are not alone, a very warm welcome awaits you. Refreshments available, hugs and information. Come along to share experiences.

For more information about the Group and to register interest in coming, please contact Sarah Stanyer: cheshireacpfsg@gmail.com

Click here for a copy of the leaflet: Tattenhall Arthritis Care Support Group

Arthritis Care and Arthritis Research UK have joined together to help more people live well with arthritis. Read how at arthritisresearchuk.org/merger.
All donations will now go to Arthritis Research UK and be used to help people with arthritis live full and active lives in communities across England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Registered Charity Number 207711, SC041156

• Notices •

Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster


Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster

dot-art Schools announces new exhibition venue
for Cheshire's inter-school art competition!

dot-art Schools is delighted to announce Chester's new culture hub Storyhouse as the exhibition venue for the second year of our inter-school art competition across Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington.

dot-art Schools is currently welcoming applications from schools in Cheshire and Warrington to showcase the artistic skills of their Year 5 and Year 9 students. Registration is open until Christmas for mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools, both primary and secondary, to take part in the highly anticipated 2017/2018 art competition.

Storyhouse is Chester's brand new £37m theatre, library and restored 1930's cinema and will be proudly hosting the public exhibition of leading entries from Cheshire's dot-art School competition. The annual competition entries can be of any theme and will be shortlisted by noted arts professionals, culminating in a public exhibition with winners selected by an online public vote. A prestigious award ceremony is hosted for students and their families where the overall winners and runners up are chosen by a special guest judge.

Read more in the attached release: Press Release

Posted 19th November 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/.

Gift Cards available - Buy 4 and receive a therapy for half price for yourself.

Posted 7th November 2017

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
'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