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Congleton Town Council
CRAFT STALLS AVAILABLE
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE IN
CONGLETON TOWN HALL
Friday, 25th November, 4.00 - 8.00 p.m.
as part of the
CONGLETON CHRISTMAS LIGHTS EVENING Cost £25 per stall – placed limited and booking essential
Also available: covered stalls on the High Street for local charities at £10 per stall Further information from Sue/Sheron at
Congleton Town Council tel. 01260 270350 email firstname.lastname@example.org www.congleton-tc.gov.uk
The Workers Educational Association
Programme of courses starting September, 2011
“The Art Class” Practical painting for all abilities
Tutor: Nick Eveleigh
At The New Life Church, West Road, Congleton
Thursdays 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Commencing 29th September for ten weeks
“The Language of Literature”
Tutor: Judith Rees
At Holmes Chapel Methodist Church Hall,
Knutsford Road, Holmes Chapel Tuesdays 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon Commencing 27th September for ten weeks For more information see brochures in your local Library or
Telephone Branch Secretary, Peter Cowap on 01260 273043 C7058m
Tunstall Road, Knypersley, ST8 7PZ
23rd September Bury Market ...................................................................... £9.00 4th October Liverpool (with 50min. Mersey Cruise) ........................... £15.00 9th October Kendal and Bowness (with Windermere Cruise)............ £20.00 12th October Blackpool Illuminations ................................................... £14.00
14th - 17th Oct. Snowdonia Autumn Tints and Llandudno .............. £169.00 25th - 28th Nov. Turkey & Tinsel at The Lindum Hotel, St. Anne’s .. £155.00 5th - 7th Dec. Thursford Christmas Spectacular .......................... £200.00 5th - 9th Dec. Turkey and Tinsel, Harrogate ................................ £195.00
Please telephone Stoke-on-Trent (01782) 512209 or after hours
(01782) 512235 for further details and to book your seats
Stoke-on-Trent City Council Designation of an Area of Tunstall for Selective Licensing 2011.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, in exercise of their powers under Section 80 of the Housing Act 2004 hereby designates for selective licensing the area in Tunstall as described in paragraph 4. There was no requirement for the designation to be confirmed by the Secretary of State and a general approval under Section 58 of the Housing Act 2004 (“the Act”) has been applied. The approval in question is the ‘Housing Act 2004: Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation and Selective Licensing of Other Residential Accommodation (England) general Approval 2010’. Citation, Commencement and Duration 1) This designation may be cited as the Stoke-on-Trent City Council Designation for an Area of Selective Licensing 2011. 2) This designation is made on 5 August 2011 and shall come into force on 5
November 2011. 3) This designation shall cease to have effect on 5 November 2016 or earlier if the city council revokes the scheme under Section 84 of the Act. Area to Which the Designation Applies 4) This designation shall apply to what is to be hereby known as Area 1- the
Pinnox Street Area and Area 2- the Bond Street Area in Tunstall. It shall apply to the following streets as delineated and edged red on the map at annex A. Area 1 Area 2 Pinnox Street Hardy Street Hand Street Smith Child Street Gibson Street Bond Street Williamson Street Newfield Street Railway Street St Aiden’s Street Parsonage Street Bank Street Hawes Street Henry Street Madison Street 1- 65 Summerbank Road 365- 479 High Street. Application of the Designation 5) This designation applies to any house which is let or occupied under a tenancy or licence within the area described in paragraph 4 unless – a) the house is a house in multiple occupation and is required to be licensed under Part 2 of the Act; b) the tenancy or licence of the house has been granted by a registered social landlord; c) the house is subject to an Interim or Final Management Order under Part 4 of the Act; d) the house is subject to a temporary exemption under Section 86 of the Act; or e) The house is occupied under a tenancy or licence which is exempt under the
Act (Section 70 (4) and SI 370/2006) or the occupation is of a building or part of a building so exempt as defined in The Selective Licensing of Houses (Specified Exemptions) (England) Order 2006 SI 370/2006. Effect of the Designation 6) Subject to sub paragraphs 5(a) to (e) every house in the area specified in paragraph 4 that is occupied under a tenancy or licence shall be required to be licensed under Section 85 of the Act. 7) Stoke-on-Trent City Council will comply with the notification requirements contained in Section 83 of the Act and shall maintain a register of all houses registered under this designation, as required under Section 232 of the Act. Date and authentication by Stoke-on-Trent City Council: 5 August 2011. Please note for applications for a licence, for general advice or to inspect the designation please contact the Housing Standards Team at the address below. Housing Standards Team Stoke-on-Trent City Council Civic Offices Glebe Street Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1HH. Tel: 01782 236107 Email: email@example.com Any landlord, managing agent or tenant within the designated area should seek advice from the city council on the details above on whether their property is affected by the designation. It is a criminal offence to rent out a property in a selective licensing area without a licence. A landlord can be fined up to £20,000 on conviction. It is also an offence to breach the conditions of the licence and the landlord can be fined of up to £5,000 on conviction. If a landlord has been convicted of failing to apply for a licence a Rent Repayment Order can be made against them. The city council or a tenant can then apply for up to 12 months rent to be re-paid back to them by the landlord. Annex a – Paragraph 4: Maps of Designated Area Area 1- Pinnox Street Area Area 2- Bond Street Area
Emery Planning Partnership invites neighbours and other interested parties to view the pre-application plans for a proposed planning application at Dingle Farm, Dingle Lane, Sandbach, CW11 1FY.
The development comprises the renovation (internal & external) of Grade II Listed farmhouse, conversion of barn, demolition of outbuildings and erection of 12 dwellings with associated detached garages and car parking including landscaping works.
Details of the proposal are available to view at:www.epp-planning.co.uk
Comments on the proposal should be submitted by 20th October, 2011 and can be submitted online via the website or in writing to:Emery Planning Partnership, 4 South Park Court, Hobson Street, Macclesfield, SK11 8BS or by telephone: 01625 433 881.
All comments received will be taken into account in the preparation of the application.
STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991 Halls Road, Wrexham Close, Fountain Court, Smithy Lane, Mow Lane,
Grange Court, Woodhouse Lane, Marshgreen Road (Biddulph)
Diversion of Vehicular Traffic
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Staffordshire County Council intend, not less than seven days from the date of this Notice, to make an Order the effect of which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in the following lengths of roads in Biddulph for a distance of approximately 10 metres from their junctions with A527 Congleton Road. Halls Road, Wrexham Close, Fountain Court, Smithy Lane, Mow Lane, Grange Court, Woodhouse Lane and Marshgreen Road unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. Residents will be notified of access arrangements as the work progresses. The preferred alternative routes for traffic will be as follows: Halls Road – Wedgewood Lane, Mow Lane and vice versa. Wrexham Close – no diversion route available Fountain Court – no diversion route available Smithy Lane – Woodhouse Lane, A527 Congleton Road and vice versa. Mow Lane – Wedgewood Lane, Halls Road and vice versa. Grange Court – no diversion route available. Woodhouse Lane – Smithy Lane, A527 Congleton Road and vice versa. Marshgreen Road – Baileys Bank, A527 Congleton Road and vice versa. THE ORDER WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON 11 OCTOBER 2011, AND THE SAID WORKS WILL COMMENCE ON OR AS NEAR AS PRACTICABLE TO THAT DATE. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THE WORKS WILL BE COMPLETED BY 07 DECEMBER 2011. CLOSURES OF EACH ROAD ABOVE WILL NOT BE CARRIED OUT SIMULTANEOUSLY AND DATES INDICATING WHEN EACH CLOSURE WILL COMMENCE WILL BE SIGNED ON SITE. The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months or until the carriageway resurfacing works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road, have been completed, whichever is the earlier. Date: 22 September 2011 John Tradewell, Director of Law and Democracy County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. ST16 2LH Ref: N15198; Enquiries: Mrs Stewart; Tel: 0300 111 8020
Rascals Private Pre-School Day Nursery 22, Newcastle Road, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 4HJ Places available for children aged from 12 weeks.
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• Nappies provided • For more information on how we can meet your individual childcare needs please contact the Nursery Manager Sarah Fowlds on 01260 298788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively please come and visit us, appointments not necessary!
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Buxton Road, Buglawton, Congleton, CW12 2DY. Tel. 01260 272466. www.churchhousecongleton.co.uk
SATURDAY, 24th SEPTEMBER from 8.00 p.m.
Cherry Coloured Pop
REMEMBERING THOSE VINYL DAYS Music from 60s onwards. Music videos on big screen.
You can bring your own vinyl to be played.
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Zumba with Rachel Clowes
TUESDAYS 8 - 9 p.m. Congleton High School THURSDAYS 8 - 8.45 p.m. Macclesfield High School
FRIDAYS 7 - 8 p.m. Congleton High School SATURDAYS 10 - 11 a.m. Macclesfield College Gym
All classes £4 To book a place call Rachel on 07590 595667 P7044m
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LICENCE MARLIN INDUSTRIES LTD., rading as Cheshire Timber & Treatment Ltd., of The Sidings, Station Road, Sandbach, CW11 3JG, Cheshire, is applying fo licence to use The Sidings, Statio oad, Sandbach, CW11 3JG, Cheshire, as an operating centre for three goods vehicles and one railer.
Owners or occupiers of the land (including buildings) near the operating centre(s) who believe tha heir use or enjoyment of that lan ould be affected, should make ritten representations to VOS Central Licensing Office, Hillcres ouse, 386, Harehills Lane, Leeds, S9 6NF, stating their reasons, ithin 21 days of this notice. epresentors must at the same time send a copy of their representations o the applicant at the address give at the top of this notice.
A Guide to Making epresentations is available fro he Traffic Commissioner’s Office.
CALLING ALL GOODS VEHICLE
OPERATORS! If your operating centre is in Congleton, Biddulph or Sandbach
OR ANY OF THE SURROUNDING
AREAS A notice of application for, o ariation of, an operators licence ill meet all legal requirements i advertised in the “Chronicle”.
notice approximately this size ill cost you only
£42.00 + V.A.T. The size may vary, depending on the wording in the notice. Send your notice to:
“CHRONICLE” OFFICE 11, HIGH STREET, CONGLETON, CW12 1BW. Alternatively
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Bogus water board callers on the prowl: police warn
Conmen struck seven times in one day in a series of distraction urglaries. The police believe three or four men are working together and used waterrelated ruses to try and trick their way into the homes of elderly and vulnerable people.
Detectives are now making extensive houseto-house enquiries and gathering CCTV footage for analysis.
An offender called at the home of two adjacent roperties in Moorland Road, Mow Cop, at approximately 5.40pm last Tuesday asking to check the water.
The bogus officials had already struck at homes in Chesterton, Kidsgrove, Burslem, Newcastle and Bucknall throughout that day.
It was reported to the police that the offenders might have access to a grey-coloured vehicle.
Around 10.15am on the same day the offenders had called at a property in Kidsgrove and claimed to be from the “water board”, which does not exist.
The offenders then called at the home of an 83-year-old woman in Chesterton, at approximately 11.50am, claiming they needed to check the water.
At approximately 2pm a man called at the address of a 92-yearold man in Newcastle, claiming he was there to repair the toilet. After the man had left it was discovered a quantity of cash was missing from the property.
An offender claiming to be from the “water board” tricked
Good and the bad campaign stopped things getting ugly
Cheshire Police has claimed its “Good, bad and ugly” campaign had a significant impact on alcohol-related crime at the end of summer.
Over six weeks in July, August and September the number of alcohol related incidents reported to the police in Cheshire, Warrington and Halton dropped to 2,593, from 2,962 for the same eriod in 2010. The number of crimes fell by 253, from 902 to 649.
The police campaign highlighted the vulnerability of eople who binge-drink.
The force’s message was: “If you drink too much, you are more likely to become a victim of crime or anti-social behaviour.”
The campaign was centred on 10 “top looks to avoid”. High-impact pictures illustrated “typical” sights on a Friday and Saturday night; such as a girl sitting at the roadside with mascara running from tear-filled eyes and a man, dressed as a clown, walking along a railway line.
Police said the pictures raised the awareness of the dangers binge drinking can bring.
They generated a lot of positive feedback and the number of people logging on to the Cheshire Police website increased.
Cheshire police also provided a leaflet for supermarkets advising people how to stay safe during and after summer barbecues.
Assistant Chief Cons Janette McCormick said: “The campaign is proving a success in creating awareness of alcohol-related problems. This is shown by the decrease in the number of incidents compared to the same period in 2010.
“People are clearly taking notice of the messages and altering their behaviour. This is an all-year round issue and it will continue. In particular, we will be targeting under age drinkers, with school liaison officers getting the message across to young people. It is a lesson best learned early in life.”
During the run up to Christmas, a new set of “looks to avoid” will be published, with a seasonal theme.
Vast array of carpets at
The vast array of carpets on display at Royle Street Carpets’ premises in Royle Street, off Rood Hill, in Congleton. (“Chronicle” photo. 924/01).
his way into the home of an 85-year-old woman in Bentilee, at approximately 2.30pm.
At approximately 4.15pm a man conned his way into a property in Burslem, claiming the water needed to be turned off because the road had been dug up. He fled the scene after realising the occupant’s granddaughter was in the house.
Officers want to speak to anyone with information, or who saw suspicious persons and/or vehicles in the area prior to the crimes.
Contact police Residents are encouraged to contact police if and every time they have suspicions about any caller at their door.
A police spokesman said: “Even if someone claims to be an official — and that includes police officers and council representatives — people must get their ID checked out.”
They gave the following advice.
● Never trust anyone calling at the door without a prior appointment and leave the door locked if there is such a call. The caller will hear the occupier through the door when they ask them who they are.
● If they state they are from a utilities company ask for your account number, they should have this. If not, do not let them in and tell them to leave, and that you are calling the police.
● Always ask for ID, and check it.
●Do not allow anyone to carry work out on your home, or sell you anything when they cold call at the door. If you do require work to be done, instigate the work yourself, by phoning three companies asking for like for like quotes. Then decide.
● Do not keep large amounts of cash in your home, you may think that you have the perfect hiding place, but these criminals will find it.
● Remember there is no such company as the Water Board, Gas Board or Electric Board. These words are only used by offenders.
● Always report any suspicious behaviour to the police, if you think it is suspicious, it probably is.
● Keep doors locked even when you are home.
● Residents should also follow the stop, chain and check rule when people call at the door:
STOP — If you are not expecting anybody and they don’t have an appointment — don’t let them in.
CHAIN — Use your door chain or bar before opening the door
CHECK — Ask to see ID and double check this.
People can also use the
Make sure the caller is asked to show proper identification.
Nominate a Neighbour (NAN) scheme which diverts cold callers to a neighbour who will check caller’s identity. NAN packs are available from local police stations.
Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 0300 123 44 55 Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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