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CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL PLANNING NOTICES We have received the following applications: Major Development Application No: 09/3400C Applicant: Cheshire East Council Location: Council Depot, Newall
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estfi elds, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ.
nyone who wishes to make representations on any of the applications can send them in writing to the address below, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk b noon 10th December, 2009, quoting he application number. The whole of your comments will be publicl available, including on the internet, o please consider carefully wha ou say and the information you include. OHN KNIGHT, Head of Planning and Policy, Cheshire East Borough Council, Town Hall, Macclesfi eld, SK10 1DP. C7247m
‘On the black hill’ at Goostrey Village Hall
Theatregoers in Cheshire have two opportunities to see “On the black hill” a new adaptation of Charles Wray’s tale of twinship, love and belonging.
Cheshire’s Rural Touring Arts present AJCT’s production which will be performed at Goostrey Village Hall on Friday, 27th November and the following evening at Kelsall Community Centre.
The play captures the harsh realities and humour of farming life as 42-year-old twins Lewis and Benjamin Jones struggle between one identity and two realities. Who will inherit their family farm, known as “the vision”?
Tickets (£5-£9) can be obtained for the Goostrey performance from 01477 544467 and for the Kelsall Community Centre on 01829 752647.
The traditional carol concert at Tabley House, organised by the Friends, is now only a couple of weeks away and proving as popular as ever, but there are still tickets left for this most traditional of Christmas events.
The concert starts at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 8th December, and will be in the old chapel at Tabley House.
As usual, it will include carols and seasonal readings, both sacred and secular. There will also be a variety of choral offerings from the Border Singers, back again by popular demand.
Another tradition that helps to ensure the popularity of Tabley’s carol concert is the custom of fi nishing the evening with mince pies and a glass of wine.
Tickets priced £12 (£10 for Friends) are available from Pat Sheppard on 01625 861533.
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Silent classic with live organ music
The next Victoria Hall Hanley organ prom is on Saturday from noon onwards.
It will be played by Donald Mackenzie, organist at the London’s Odeon in Leicester Square. Tickerts are £4.50 (concessions £4) available on walk-up box offi ce 0870 060 6649.
The programme will include “The Dambusters March” and Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze” before the showing of the silent movie Buster Keaton’s Steamboat Bill Junior which Donald Mackenzie will accompany in the old tradition on the organ. The programme will last 90 minutes.
The “Steamboat” plot concerns a young man straight out of college making good as a Mississippi steamboat captain, trying to follow in his father’s footsteps, but falling in love with the daughter of his father’s business rival. Watch out for the cyclone sequence with Keaton who calculated and performed his own stunts, suspended on a cable of a 120-ft crane that hurls him airborne from places to place.
Author Pamela Sambrook will visit Leek Library for a booksigning event on Wednesday.
Between 10am and 11.30am, she will be talking through and signing copies of her new book “The Staffordshire oatcake: a history”.
As a lecturer and consultant on historical domestic service and associated technology, her earlier works include “Country house brewing in England 1500 to 1900”, “The country house servant, “The country house kitchen” and “Laundry bygones”.
County Coun Gill Heath said: “It’s amazing how a local delicacy has so much history attached to it. This is a rare opportunity to chat to an expert on the history of the home and relax over a cup of tea or coffee.”
The event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library on 01538 483215.
Local artists’ works win places at uni exhibition
Artists from Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire have been praised for the quality of the work submitted for an open exhibition in Keele University Art Gallery, which will run to Wednesday, 16th December.
This is Keele’s 14th open show and the exhibition provides a showcase for artists in the region and gives visitors an opportunity to see and buy from a wide range of selected original work.
The judges — arts adviser John Rhodes and artists Tony Wild and Michael Sadler — selected work to be included in the exhibition and picked the prize winners.
The £300 fi rst prize went to Amanda Latham, of Hoole, Chester, for “The three graces”; the £100 second prize went to Joan Darlington, of Howle, Newport, for “Novice waiter”. The £50 third prize was awarded to Rose Perry, of Ellesmere, for
“Wot u c is wot u get”.
Highly commended by the judges were “Landscape with fl owers”, by Lucy Bennett, o Congleton, (pictured); “Longton Dawn” by Phil Chatterley, o Biddulph Moor; “A country fo old men”, by Doreen Coombes, of Nantwich; “Hare at sunset” by Kate Gandolfo, of Rudyard; “Glass, plastic and foil” by David Walton, Burton-on-Trent and “Untitled 2” by Joanne Fyfe, o Crewe.
Keele University vice-chancellor Prof Dame Janet Finch said: “This exhibition is one of the highlights of the year for the Keele University Art Gallery. The standard of work is amazing. It has been a record year for entries.”
A total of 446 works were submitted by 151 artists from the three counties and 112 were accepted for the exhibition.
BOOKSBOOKS Railway town’s Boer war diary will soon hit shops
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL
We have received the following applications: Application for Planning Permission Application No: 09/2968C Applicant: Mr. Michael Jefferson Location: Salamanca Inn, Newcastle Road, Smallwood, Sandbach, CW11 2TY. Proposal: The refurbishment and part conversion of the former Salamanca public house to offi ces and construction of four new residential units in the car park. Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk or between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Mondays to Fridays, at Westfi elds, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any of the applications can send them in writing to the address below, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 10th December, 2009, quoting the application number. The whole of your comments will be publicly available, including on the internet, so please consider carefully what you say and the information you include.
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The fi rst batch of soldiers going to South Africa. This was taken on 16th October, 1899, with a vast crowd cheering them on their way as they approached the crowd from under a main railway bridge in Mill Street Crewe.
Three well known Crewe authors have joined forces and written a book on Crewe’s involvement in the Boer War.
Mark Potts, Tony Marks and Howard Curran have painstakingly researched this previously untold piece of Crewe history.
The book is being released on Friday, 27th November, between 1pm and 7pm at Hops Cafe Bar, Prince Albert Street, Crewe.
People will be able to meet the authors who will be signing copies at a special discount price. The book then will be available priced £10.99.
Entitled “From Crewe to the Cape — diary of a railway town during the Boer War”, the book explains how Crewe sent more men to the Boer
War than any other town in England or Wales of comparable size.
Formed in 1877 as the 2nd Cheshire Royal Engineers (Railway Volunteers), their involvement in the South African campaign produces another fascinating fact, in that this was the largest Army from any one single employer (The Railway Company).
The entire army worked for the railways in Crewe in various departments.
Crewe people were also behind their men going to war and every time the men were either on embarkation or returning home, people fl ocked from miles around the town to cheer and show their support to the volunteers.
(Submitted photograph). School site would be ‘lost forever’ if sold for houses
By Chris Young A Parliamentary candidate has criticised a council decision that could lead to the sale of the former site of Church Lawton School.
Dr Peter Hirst, Liberal Democrat parliamentary spokesman for Congleton,
elieves that the council is going back on claims the site could be kept for community use, and says that if the land is sold to developers, it would be “lost forever.”
Cheshire East Council’s Cabinet made the decision at its meeting last Tuesday, when it agreed that the land was “surplus to requirements” and would be sold off if no additional use was
Dr Hirst believes this would lead to the land being sold to developers for housing.
During the consultation process prior to the school’s closure, councillors had stated that the site would be retained for educational use, and could be used as a centre for vulnerable teenagers or to house children from St Gabriel’s Catholic Primary School.
The school closed in September following the former Cheshire County Council’s Transforming Learning Communities review, which concluded there were not enough pupils attending the school to justify keeping it open.
Only a month later a spokesman for Cheshire East Council told the “Chronicle” that it would be considering using the site as a community centre.
At the Cabinet meeting councillors were told the unitary authority would consider
alternative uses for the site within the council, and if none were found then the site would be put on the open market.
Dr Hirst said: “During the consultation process, Cheshire East Council promised to retain this land. Now they seem to expect the local community to out-bid commercial developers.
“At the very least the local community should be given more time to consider possible uses for this valuable resource. Once sold it is lost forever.
He continued: “It is typical of this over centralised council that once the decision was made to close the school, all they can think of is how to make the most money from the land.
“It is ironic that the most likely outcome of this exercise will result in the very item, namely more housing, the lack of which is the cause of this land becoming available in the fi rst place.
“They will soon be consulting on a new primary school.”
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The wedding took place recently at Tylney Hall, Hook, Hampshire, of Dr Andrew Keeling, formerly of Congleton, and Miss Anna Krawczyszyn, of Melbourne, Australia.
The bride is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Stan and Irena Krawczyszyn and the bridegroom the son of Mrs Joan Keeling and the late Mr Alan Keeling.
Mr and Mrs Krawczyszyn, together with the bride’s sister and brother-in-law, travelled from
Melbourne for the wedding.
The bride wore an ivory lace gown and Miss Danielle KeelingJones was bridesmaid.
The couple met on a business fl ight to Miami.
The bridegroom is a director of a global corporate organisation and the bride a programme manager in the aerospace industry.
They will honeymoon in Australia later this year.
On 31st October we printed a story about South Cheshire Performance Squad trying to raise much needed sponsor money to keep afl oat. Unfortunately the telephone number we gave was wrong.
Various fund-raising activities are going on, including one on Sunday 29th November at Alsager
Christmas Market, where the South Cheshire Development Forum has a tombola stall. Swimmers are currently also doing a “swim the channel” event and if anyone would like to sponsor them they should call Craig Prime on 07763 030201.
Half the money raised will be donated to the Aspire Charity.
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A treat for after Christmas –
Congleton Pantomime’s popular ‘Dick Whittington’ Congleton Pantomime is now well into the rehearsals for its January 2010 production of the popular Dick Whittington.
The production has a cast of over 40 enthusiastic players all under the control of director and choreographer Jill Young, while the musical numbers are under the direction of Steven Mitchell.
Congleton Pantomime works hard to produce a colourful, lively and professional show, which year after year has sell out performances.
The dancers and babes this year are from Congleton Ballet School and this year’s panto has quite a few surprises, thanks to the partnership of stage managers Anne Schofi eld and Michael Castle.
Anne has worked in professional theatre and Michael has stage-managed many productions at Congleton’s own Daneside Theatre.
The talented wardrobe mistress is again Diane Tolliday, who as ever provides the wonderful costumes that make panto so special.
The one ingredient for a successful panto is of course the audience participation.
Congleton Pantomime has a long tradition of family fun and after 31 years, the children who came along to watch the fi rst shows at Astbury Village Hall are now bringing along their own children and grandchildren.
The pantomime runs for 10 performances commencing Saturday, 9th January with matinées on the Saturday at 2.30pm; Sunday 10th at 1pm and 5.30pm; and Saturday 16th at 2.30pm.
All evening performances commence at 7.30pm.
Please note there is no show on the evening of Monday 11th.
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