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• Upcoming Events •
Flicks in the Sticks
Friday 1st February 2019 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm
An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter's Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.
Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell
Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.
Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.
Robin Ince presents
Chaos of Delight
Friday 22nd March 2019 - Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start
Kelsall Community Centre
Robin Ince is a multi-award winning comedian and broadcaster.
The Sony Gold and Rose d'Or are just two of the awards he has won for his hugely popular Radio four series, the Infinite Monkey cage.
Chaos of Delight is an artist's manifesto of delight and curiosity from bohemians to black holes, Dali to DNA. A frenetic hour of art, science and stupid voices.
He was nominated for best live show at the British Comedy awards, received the Time Out award for outstanding contribution to comedy and has three Chortle awards.
He is the proud winner of Pointless Celebrities and is the author of numerous books, most recently How to Build a Universe Part One, written with Professor Brian Cox, and I'm a Joke and So Are You.
“A bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions” - The Times ****
"The art of brilliant babble...packed six hours of material into two" - The Scotsman ****
"He’s defined a generation of comics." Stewart Lee
Promoted by KADRAS in conjunction with CRTA.
Tickets £12 from 01829 751031 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On line from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Please bring your own glasses, drinks and nibbles.
• Notices •
Kelsall Community Centre
In 2019, the Community Centre will have been officially open for 25 years. The current committee recognises that work needs to be done now to modernise facilities and to improve access for all, especially youngsters and those of us who are becoming less mobile as we grow older. Also remedial or replacement work is required to improve efficiency in running the centre, e.g. lighting and a few changes to upgrade the centre to current legal requirements.
The committee has a small fund built up over many years which currently supports general maintenance, however the committee will be seeking further funding opportunities to deliver the improvements we believe we need. First, however, we want to know your views on what you believe needs to be done, to help us prioritise and plan the work to deliver the improvements required.
Please therefore complete the questionnaire below to indicate the strength of your support for the following improvements and to add your own ideas.
* * * Improvement Survey Questionnaire* * *
Feedback from the results of the survey, where possible, including proposals for the work and timescales for further comment will be posted on this website in due course.
PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED
The planning application for the development of which the Medical Centre forms part has been approved. Construction is planned to start in April 2019.
This is very good news for the village. What few people know is that the current surgery is 23% of the size recommended by the NHS for a patient list such as Kelsall’s. With such severe space constraints there is very little that the Practice can do to enhance and improve the service the doctors can provide. The new surgery will have eight consulting rooms compared with the four currently available for the doctors and nurses.
The new surgery will be the first step along the way to a wider range of services and creates the potential for much better access to GP services.
TIME to DONATE or BUY a BOND
And it will include the Wellbeing Hub providing that the PPG can raise, by the end of April, the £130,000 needed to build it. So far we have raised over £26,000 since the campaign was launched early in November. The key to the Hub going ahead is the sale of Bonds described in the leaflet that has been delivered to every house in Kelsall.
At least another 800 Bonds need to be bought by the end of April. So far, fewer than 100 have been bought. To buy a bond is only the equivalent of £2 a week for a year.
Donations are easy to make on line (preferred) by going to www.kelsallppg.com and clicking on the MyDonate button or by BACS to Kelsall PPG, sort code 20-51-08, account number 43443957 giving your name as the reference, or by cheque made out to KelsallPPG and sent to 87 Old Coach Road, Kelsall, Tarporley CW6 0RA
To find out more about Bonds, or to buy them, call Humphrey on 01829 752905 or Alan on 01829 458396. To make a donation you can do it on line at www.kelsallppg.com or by sending a cheque to 87 Old Coach Road, Kelsall, CW6 0RA. You can see how the fundraising is going by visiting www.kelsallppg.com. If you have any questions you can go to the FAQ page under the Wellbeing Hub tab or email to email@example.com
New Entry on the Business Pages
Cheshire Dog Grooming - Mobile Services
Jessica is a fully qualified dog groomer offering a mobile service around West Cheshire, Chester and Nantwich. Grooming services include nail trimming, bath using all natural shampoo, and full breed specific grooms using clippers, scissors or hand stripping.
For further details see the entry here: Cheshire Dog Grooming
82 Bus Service
now provided by D&G Bus
The 82 bus service has been taken over by D&G Bus. The timetable for the new service can be seen on their website here: 82 Bus Timetable. The terminus in Chester is now the new Bus Interchange, it does also now stop at Stand DD in Foregate Street.
Cheshire Core Pilates
Due to popular demand new Physiotherapy Led Pilates classes will be starting on Wednesdays from 9th January 2019 at the Lounge, St Philips Church, Kelsall. A beginners class will be held at 6:30pm and an intermediate class at 7:30pm. This is in addition to Monday classes which are currently held in Kelsall Methodist Church. Beginners at 6:15pm and Intermediates at 7:15pm.
All levels catered for from beginners to advanced. No previous experience of pilates required.
Kelsall Village Calendar 2019
The 2019 Village Calendar is now available! A4 size in full colour.
Only £5 per calendar
Available from: The Firs Vets, The Boot Inn, Andrea Gray - tel 752833 or Kath Roberts - tel 752209. They are also being sold at the Beer Festival from about 6-8pm. Cheques payable to ‘St. Philip’s Kelsall PCC’
Winning photos by Karen Elliott, John Diggle, Jeff Mulholland, Ian Littler, Anne O’Donnell, Elaine Shakspeare, Dave Shakspeare, David Evans.
OPAL GoOnLine sessions in Kelsall
Starting Tuesday 11th September at The Royal Oak, Chester Road CW6 ORR, 10am to 12noon
Free GoOnLine service for Volunteers, Carers and the over 60’s continues to run in Kelsall.
So if you lack confidence or just need extra help in using computers, tablets or your mobile phone and would like individual support in a friendly and relaxed environment join us.
The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10am to 12 mid-day on September 11th & 25th, October 9th & 23rd and November 6th & 20th.
For further details see the OPAL GoOnLine website here: www.opalservices.org.uk
The lounge at St Philips Church has had a complete refurbishment and is now available for hire to organisations, groups, families or individuals. An ideal location and venue for meetings, coffee mornings, presentations, small family gatherings or parties, children's parties or whatever you require your ideal space for.
A small but well equipped kitchen with serving hatch to main room. Kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, kettles, crockery and cutlery.
The main room has been decorated in a pleasant colour scheme and easily moveable tables and chairs mean that you can set the room to meet your needs.
For further details or to make a booking, please contact Heather Leather on 01829 752558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Pictorial History of the Sandstone Ridge
The Sandstone Ridge Trust would like people’s help to compile a pictorial history of the wonderful Sandstone Ridge.
The Sandstone Ridge is one of Cheshire’s most distinctive landscapes, covering 230 sq kms (88 sq miles) of rolling hills and escarpments that stretch from Frodsham and Helsby in the north, through Delamere, Tarporley, Beeston, Peckforton and Bickerton, to Malpas in the south. This is rural Cheshire at its finest, linked by the Sandstone Trail.
The Ridge has a long and rich history that ranges from pre-historic landscapes through the Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods to the present day. Its appearance has been shaped by centuries of farming, forestry and use of natural resources, including water sources like ancient springs and wells, as well as sandstone, sand and gravel, copper, marl and other minerals.
Old photographs and postcards can provide a revealing snapshot into how people have interacted with the landscape over the decades and centuries. By comparing them with present day views it becomes possible to understand how the countryside, villages and buildings in the area have changed over time.
The Trust would like to hear from anyone who has old photographs and postcards of the Sandstone Ridge area. These can be either in their original (photograph/postcard), or scanned (digital) forms. If enough images can be found, it is hoped that they could be published in a small book for everyone’s enjoyment.
You can contact the Trust by emailing email@example.com.
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.