Diary updated on 04/02/2019
Updated on 04/02/2019


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.

• Upcoming Events •

Charity Dinner and Auction
In aid of the Kelsall Wellbeing Hub

Charity Dinner and Auction

Friday 8th February 2019 - 7pm for 7:30pm
The Royal Oak, Chester Road, Kelsall

3 course dinner, welcome drink. Close-up Magician! Generous prizes! Raffles!

To book tickets email: fiona.bazley@gmail.com

Ashton Folk

Kelsall Thursday Group

are pleased to present

Another Evening of Folk Music

performed by

Ashton Folk

Thursday 14th February 2019 - 7:15pm
Kelsall Methodist Hall

Everyone welcome, only 4, includes light refreshments. Come and be entertained and enjoy a sing along.

Contact: Jen Bottomley - 01829 458396 or Sue Burrows - 01829 751013.

Flicks in the Sticks - A STAR IS BORN

Flicks in the Sticks


Friday 8th March 2019 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer, until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Starring: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.

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

Robin Ince - Chaos of Delight

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 jim.struthers2@gmail.com

On line from www.ticketsource.co.uk

Please bring your own glasses, drinks and nibbles.

Clatterbridge Cancer Research - Grand Auction & Jumble Sale

Clatterbridge Cancer Research (Kelsall Branch)

Grand Auction & Jumble Sale

Saturday 23rd March
Kelsall Community Centre

Opening at 1pm

Auction 2:00pm

Jumble and auction items can be delivered to the Community Centre on the day between 9:30am - 12noon only.

Please no large items of furniture (beds, sofas, etc.) or electrical items (TVs, computers, etc.).

Flicks in the Sticks - STAN AND OLLIE

Flicks in the Sticks


Friday 5th April 2019 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

As comedy’s most famous double act Steve Coogan and John C Reilly, two brilliant physical comedians, give delightful performances nailing the duo’s body language, mannerisms and routines. 1953 with their immense fame on the wane, Stan ‘Laurel’ and Ollie ‘Hardy’ embark on a gruelling farewell tour of British seaside towns. The tour starts badly; modest music halls, cramped little guesthouses, they struggle for audiences. But a series of TV guest spots rekindle the country’s interest and the buzz grows as they head towards a big London finale. But old resentments surface, particularly once ‘the wives’, Lucille and Ida, (a hilarious double act in their own right) join them. A charming, poignant, insightful study of lifelong male friendship this is a fitting tribute to the greatest pair of comedians of all time.

Starring: Steve Coogan, John C Reilly, Shirley Henderson

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.

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

• Notices •

Kelsall Village Calendar

Kelsall Village Calendar 2019 - Almost Sold Out

St. Philip's Church would like to extend grateful thanks to everyone who supported the Village Calendar project by purchasing calendars. We made the amazing profit of almost 500 which will go towards the fundraising for the modernisation of the Church building.

Updated 30th January 2019
Kelsall Community Centre Logo

Kelsall Community Centre

Improvement Survey

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.

Updated 16th January 2019
Wellbeing Hub Fundraising

Wellbeing Hub


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.


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 kelsallppg@gmail.com

Updated 6th January 2019
D&G Bus

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.

Five buses during the day go beyond the Watling Street stop in Northwich to Sainsbury’s and back. This information is on the 82 Bus Timetable.


Updated 27th January 2019
Cheshire Dog Grooming - Mobile Services

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

Contact: 0795 559 1188 or 01829 752525 Email: cheshiredoggrooming@hotmail.com or visit the website at: www.cheshiredoggrooming.co.uk.

Posted 6th January 2019
Cheshire Core Pilates

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.

To book your 5 taster session please contact Sarah Lloyd, Physiotherapist Bsc, MCSP, HCPC. Mobile: 07813 297757, email: sarah.lloyd-pilates@hotmail.com or Facebook/Cheshirecorepilates.

All levels catered for from beginners to advanced. No previous experience of pilates required.

Posted 7th November 2018
OPAL - Older People Active Lives

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

Posted 7th September 2018
St Philip's Church Lounge St Philip's Church Lounge

The Lounge

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 hleather16@gmail.com

Updated 20th July 2018
Sandstone Ridge

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 info@sandstoneridge.org.uk.

Posted 15th April 2018
'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