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After a weekend of torrential rain, vendors took an opportunity of visiting the market to obtain a sense of reality. Prices were articularly buoyant throughout the spectrum, especially for clean cattle and barren ewes, with a respectable throughput achieving a total clearance.
A pedigree dairy sale saw rices for pedigree stock reach £2,080 with commercial animals to £2,100.
CLEAN CATTLE (19): one heavy steer topped 167p, paid for a prime Limousin. Medium heifers topped 158p for prime Herefords and Simmentals. Heavy heifers sold to 189p for a premium Limousin, with 184p for a further animal. Young bulls saw prime heavy bulls to 177p and commercial light bulls to 141p. Top prices: steer £1,018.70; heifer £1,052.25; bull £1,2567. Quality rice reporting, steers: prime 167p; heifers: premium 189p (185p); prime 183p (172p); commercial 144p (132p); young ulls: prime 177p; commercial 141p (138p).
OVER THIRTY MONTH STOCK (60): A strong demand for all types of stock, although erhaps best Friesians were 1p less than the previous week. Continentals to 151.5p for a Limousin with Friesians to 138.5p and Herefords to 134p. Charolais to 131p. Average for grade one cows 127p; grade two cows to 117p (109p); grade three cows to 92p (84p). Overage clean cattle topped at 153.5p for a prime Limousin with Friesians to 143p and Angus steers to 129p. Market average 111.4p / £695.80.
DAIRY CATTLE: pedigrees flew to £2,080 as another outstanding entry of 80 in total saw the monthly leek pedigree sale a fast trade throughout. The Hodgkinson family took top honours with Harleygrange Devoted Hazel 148, a May 2008 Far-O-La Devoted daughter. She was June-calved giving 33.5kg and took the eye of Phillip and John Brown of Stone. The top six sale animals averaged £2,000 with the heifers topping at £1,950 for the Fernyhough family of Kidsgrove for Snowfern Melody Maribyl, a Moet Melody daughter giving 30kg per day.
The commercial entry consisted of some stylish heifers forward and local vendor Jim Makinson took top honours at £2,100 for his heifer with others at £2,060 and £2,020. Cows were well bid for with several urchasers unable to fulfil their orders and going home disappointed. This section topped at £1,760 for Astra Judy 20, a Cogent Retinue Red daughter, sold newly calved with her second calf giving 35kg.
In the youngstock section, Holstein heifer calves sold to £320 (17 days old) and £280 (30 days old) with an entry of Friesian type heifers up to 25 months old, topping at £930 (£821).
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (441): standardweights topped 202p with others at £2 (189.5p). Medium lambs to 210p for two pens (190.6p). Heavy lambs to 190p (181p). Top price lambs £102.40. Quality prices, lambs: premium 210p (208p); prime £2 (189p);
commercial 174p (165p).
EWES AND CULL SHEEP (112): Best ewes to £152 with others at £138 (£83.66p). Rams to £104.
CALVES (163): a firm trade throughout seeing strong Charolais bulls to £370 and Simmentals to the same price. Blues topped £360, with 20 averaging £212. Limousins to £305 (£187). Young Simmentals to £290 with 11 averaging £227. Herefords to £258. Blondes to £240. Friesians to £158 (£94).
Heifers saw strong Charolais to £320 with Simmentals to £252, with 13 averaging £177. Limousins to £246 with 13 averaging £146. Blues to £222 (£152). Charolais to £202. Herefords to £185 and Angus to £145 (£111).
Minutes from Church Lawton Parish Council
At the July meeting of Church Lawton Parish Council, the following items were discussed:
The chairman reported on the local development framework — town and parish council consultation — he had attended at Congleton Town Hall.
Members were asked to consider the need for a community resilience emergency plan and to report back at the next meeting.
Recently appointed clerk Samantha Brookes had attended a seminar on induction training held by the Cheshire Association of Local Councils.
Two planning applications had been received. One related to an extension to the rear of the Memorial Hall. The second one related to a side gable extension to a property in Denford Place.
The parish council had no objections to the proposed plans.
Desperate need Other items raised by members included the alleyway between Sandylands Crescent and Sandbach Road, which is in desperate need of a tidy up; dislodged kerbstones at the triangle on the junction of A50 and Sandbach Road; reflectors which have been cut off posts following mowing of the verges which are now jagged and dangerous.
It was resolved that the parish clerk would report these items to the relevant department at Cheshire East Council.
Cheshire East Council matters were reported by Coun Rhoda Bailey. The parish council along with Coun Bailey compiled a list of minor works in order of priority which had been requested by Cheshire East Council’s Highways department. The list included renewing road markings to make them more prominent, reducing speed limits and traffic calming measures.
Coun Bailey reported that the review of funding for denominational and post 16 school transport has been postponed until next year.
The parish council’s next meeting is on Wednesday, 21st September.
MONDAY, 1st AUGUST, 2011 at 12.30 p.m.
2nd Special Sale of 1,009 Breeding Sheep Viz: 355 Suffolk x Mule Shearling Ewes, 161 Texel x Mule Shearling
Ewes, 130 Welsh Mule Shearling Ewes, 95 North Country Mule Shearling Ewes, 44 Lleyn x Texel Correct Ewes 100 Suffolk Ewes 2 y.o. Full Mouth, 10 Texel Correct Ewes, 40 Mule Ewes Correct Udder, 65 Suffolk x Mule Ewe Lambs, 10 Texel Ewe Lambs, 20
Breeding Rams inc. Rouge, Texel Charollais, Blue Du Maine.
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Tel: Nigel Ashley, 01625 861122
Latest plans received by Cheshire East Council Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications:
Alsager: Bankmachine c/o Complete Technical Services, 1, The Point, Crewe Road, the retention of an automated teller machine and the installation of an external roller shutter to cover ATM.
Congleton: Boots UK, Unit E, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road, AC condenser units; Bovis Homes, Bath Vale Works, Bath Vale, removal of condition 11 imposed on application for approval of reserved matters 10/1269c relating to sustainable / energy saving features; Cheshire County Properties, Edwards Mill, Hatter Street, conversion of existing mill to form four commercial units for B1 and B8 uses at ground floor and six residential apartments at first and second floor; Ernest Clark, Church House Inn, Buxton Road, six foot carved bear; Keith Davis, 72, Boundary Lane, two-storey side extension; Mr and Mrs J W and P M Beardmore, 24, High Street, change of use of first and second floor from B1 to C3 residential (two-bedroomed apartment) plus new timber traditional shop front, amendment to second floor dormer and rear gate access; Mr C Garner, 18, Rood Hill, listed building consent for proposed change of use from A4 (drinking establishment) to C3 residential (three one-bedroomed flats) plus a second floor rear extension; O2 and Vodafone / Wfs Telecom, junction of Rood Hill and Berkshire Drive, 14.8m high joint operator street furniture type telecommunications tower.
Holmes Chapel: City of Liverpool Investment Company, The Mews House, 40, London Road, use of first and second floor to one residential flat; Maria Mallaband Care Group, 1-3 Chester Road, three 800mm satellite dishes to the proposed development, one to each building; Mr D Griffiths, Telephone Exchange, London Road, remove all glazing on one ground floor window and installation of two aluminium louvres; Mr I Huddart, 18, Mardale Court, single-storey side extension.
Rural: Adrian Brough, Branching Out Tree Services, for 10, Tennyson Close, Rode Heath, willow (T1) situated approx 30-50cm from canal to be felled because of excessive shading and proximity to canal, planting of hedge using different shrub species between T1 and oak (T2); Alan Edgecox, Rough Hey Farm, Leek Road, Gawsworth, farm worker’s dwelling, detached garage, including access from existing lane; Christopher Pugh, Hornpipe Hall, Whitecroft Heath Road, Lower Withington, demolition of two-storey dwelling and outbuildings and construction of two-storey replacement dwelling with detached garage; David Pedley, Bog Hall Farm, Chance Hall Lane, Moreton, use of land within site edged red on the plan submitted with the application as a base for the storage of equipment and materials in connection with an agricultural contracting business; Mr B Jarvest, land adjacent to 26, Millmead, Rode Heath, construction of two detached houses as per footprint layout indicated; Mr I G Armstrong, 32, Northwich Road, Cranage, ground and first floor side / rear extension and entrance canopy to front elevation of dwelling; Mr J Whittaker, Church Farm, Church Road, Bosley, construction of slurry tank; Paul Abell, Walnut Tree Farm, Radway Green Road, Barthomley, new agricultural building.
Sandbach: Andrew Sharman, 37, Congleton Road, front and rear extensions; Miss C Laundon, 8, Dukes Crescent, alterations and extension on rear of bungalow;
Mr and Mrs M Garfoot, 23, Hungerford Place, rear/side singlestorey extension; Mrs Hollinshead, Mareli, 18, Hind Heath Road, outline application for infill dwelling with new access; Stephanie Small, 8, Dove Close, ground floor single-storey extension.
Cheshire East Council has received the following planning applications.
Alsager: Mr and Mrs Deconinck, 20, Bladon Crescent and 161, Sandbach Road North, single dwelling, two storey 3/4 beds, single garage, parking turning and access; Mr and Mrs Woodfine, 19, Meadow Croft, detached residential accommodation within the grounds of 19 Meadowcroft.
Congleton: Bloor Homes, Marsh House Farm, Newcastle Road, advertisement consent for v-board and two flags in permanent sales position; Cheshire East (Streetscape), play area, Reades Lane, work to various trees; Congleton Town Council, Radnor Park Industrial Estate, Back Lane, two estate entrance signs; Mr R Gaylord, Block 6, Brook Mill, Stonehouse Green, prior notification of proposed demolition; Mr S Langstreth, 11, Firbeck Close, rear single storey extension, side single storey extension with pitched roof over and bay window with canopy roof over to front elevation; Shrewsbury RC Diocese, St Mary’s RC Church, 30, West Road, changing existing external store and toilet into disabled toilet and new yard store.
Holmes Chapel: Dr A Roy Duff, 4, The Milling Field, large poplar within A1 overhanging A50, fell following severe wind damage, crown is now unstable and unsafe to retain over such a busy road.
Middlewich: Middlewich PCC, 28, Hightown, two advertisements, both illuminated at night.
Rural: Annette Cooper, Lawton Memorial Hall, Liverpool Road West, Church Lawton, extension on rear of memorial hall; Gail Parr, 1, Moss End Farm Barns, Moss End Lane, Smallwood, new garden wall built without planning permission; Mr B Goodwin, Hope Lodge, Birch Tree Lane, Goostrey, demolish existing bungalow and construct a two storey four bed detached house; Mr C Murray, 7, Denford Place, Church Lawton, side gable extension providing kitchen and dining area and first floor bedroom; Mr F Mitchell, The Barn, Harrop Green Farm, Whitecroft Heath Road, Lower Withington, first floor extension garage block to form two bedrooms; Mr M Sykes, Siddington Lodge, Pexhill Road, Siddington, enlargement of existing marsh pond to form new wildlife pond; Mr P Bozon, Birch Tree Farm, 39, Birch Tree Lane, Scholar Green, construction of wildlife pond; Ms Collier, Brookside Cottage, Church Bank, Goostrey, conversion of existing double garage into granny flat, stairs to bedroom, adjacent oak frame carport with home office above.
Sandbach: Barbara Parkin, 85, Palmer Road, two-storey side extension and rear single-storey extension.
Decisions Cheshire East Council has decided the following planning applications:
Withdrawn Holmes Chapel: Mrs S Lee, 78, London Road, dropped kerb.
Negative certificate Middlewich: Shaun Devaney 4, Warren Close, single-storey extension at the rear of an attached double ara e.
Refused Rural: Mr C Whitehead, 5, The Mount, Scholar Green, extension and alteration to dwelling. Approved with conditions
Fairfield Avenue, side elevation two-storey extension; Mrs S Cope, 10, Thornbrook Way, single-storey extension to rear; the Rev David Page, St Peter’s Church, School Lane, Elworth, new church hall with associated landscaping, access and parking (amendment to application 10/2963c).
Developments, 33, St James’ Street, London, for 19-23, Lawton Road, demolition of existing Co-operative Foodstore, construction of new Co-operative Foodstore, associated service area and retail units, reconfiguration and refurbishment of existing town centre car park and public open space; Mr P Kilby, PTK Projects 93, Close Lane, for 1, Hassall Road, erection of a new detached dwelling in the grounds of 1, Hassall Road, new property to be re-designated 1a, Chancery Lane.
Congleton: Mr and Mrs Orme, 5, Overton Close, demolition of existing single-storey front entrance porch and erection of replacement porch, and alterations to fenestration within front, rear and side elevations; Mr Booth, The Hollies, Tunstall Road, removal of existing parking arrangement to the north east of The Hollies and creation of a new parking arrangement to the front garden area and increase in domestic curtilage to the rear of the property; Mr I Lister, Boots UK, D94, Thane Road, Beeston, Nottingham, for Unit E, Congleton Retail Park, Barn Road, erection of new fascia and shopfront signage for a new Boots store and installation of midnight pharmacy night hatch complete with signage; Mr R Fallows, Ivanhoe, Tommys Lane, for land opposite Ivanhoe, construction of a single-storey three-bedroomed bungalow with detached garage; Mr Tomlins, 31, Bollin Drive, two-storey side and rear extension.
Developments, for land south of Pochin Way and Cledford Lane, east of Booth Lane (A533), extension to time limit 07/0323/ out for midpoint 18 phase 3: proposed development for B1, B2 and B8, appropriate leisure and tourism (including hotel) uses, the completion of the southern section of the Middlewich eastern bypass and associated landscaping mitigation and enhancement works); R R Evers, 6, Jersey Way, single-storey side extension.
Rural: Captain David A Teal, 12, Woodland Road, Rode Heath, single-storey extension to rear of existing semi-detached house to provide conservatory; Mr and Mrs Paul Hodgkinson, 16, West Street, Mow Cop, two-storey rear extension (resubmission of application 11/0675c); Ms J Mcneill, 91- 93, Crewe Road, Haslington, change of use from class A1 shop to class A3 cafe includes ground floor extension 2m beyond rear wall; Peter Nacson, Dubthorn House, Newcastle Road, Betchton, garage and gym above as replacement for existing prefabricated garage (withdrawn, change of use from coach house to two lettable units).
Sandbach: Miss S Hilditch, Hill Cottage, The Hill, construction of detached house and detached garage in garden area; Mr and Mrs I Fisher, 9, Offley Avenue, single-storey rear and side extension and a detached garage; Mr and Mrs Macaulay, 76, Elworth Road, construction of retirement bungalow in the grounds to 76, Elworth Road; Mr and Mrs T Walker, 32, Tatton Drive, demolish existing garage and car port and erect new garage and entrance canopy to side elevation of dwelling; Mr A Ferguson, 42, Mayna Parc, North Petherwin, Launceston, Cornwall, for 4, London Road, change of use of commercial premises to one bed flat in line with other flats in same building; Mr Clayton-Barker, 68, Abbe Road for Dorchester 1a
Cheshire East Council has decided the following planning applications.
Refused Alsager: Miss L Thomas, 98, Cranberry Lane, two-storey side extension with front and rear single storey extensions.
Rural: Mr C Whitehead, 5, The Mount, Scholar Green, extension and alteration to dwelling. Approved with conditions
Congleton: Mr Tomlins, 31, Bollin Drive, for 2, Daven Road, two storey side and rea extension.
Middlewich: Mr R Evers, 6, Jersey Way, single storey side extension.
Rural: Mrs LArmitt, Spenmoss Cottage, Spen Moss, Smallwood, land off Leek Road, approval of details of the appearance, landscaping, layout and scale to comply with condition two o granted outline planning permission 10/0792c as amendment to previous reserved matters approval 10/3500c; M G Boyd, 180, Crewe Road, Haslington, single storey rea extension to provide additional living accommodation; Mrs H Birchenough, 1, Shearbrook Lane, Goostrey, ground floor extension to rear elevation of dwelling; Peter Nacson, Dubthorn House, Newcastle Road, Betchton, garage and gym above as replacement for existing prefabricated garage (withdrawn for same address: change of use from Coach House to two lettable units); Prof ASargeant, Greenbank, The Village, Astbury, change of use of shop element o existing house to residential use.
Sandbach: Mr and Mrs I Fisher, 9, Offley Avenue, single storey rear and side extension and a detached garage; Mr and Mrs J Boyle, 8, Firth Close, second floor internal layout alterations and two additional rear dormers; Mr J Innes, 34, Hawthorne Drive, attached garage.
Determination Approval with conditions Congleton: Vodafone / O2 c/o WFS Telecom, 125, Buchanan Street, Glasgow, for Jubilee Mill, Brown Street, removal and re-location of three 3g Vodafone antennas, installation of three 3g new O2 antennas and ancillary development.
Approval not required Rural: Mr Thompson, Offley Cottage, Butterton Lane, Haslington, extension to provide cover to store hay. Consent for works in TPO
Ploughman’s Barn, Station Farm, Denton Road, Horton, Northants, for 22-24 Church Road, branch cutting away from overhead lines.
Congleton: Mr Dale, 116, Biddulph Road, fell poplar.
Rural: Peter Walker, West Lodge, Holmes Chapel Road, Brereton, remove oak tree.
Invalid Rural: Amos Developments, Alexandra House, Queen Street, Leek, for Unit 1-6 Rode Hall Farm, Church Lane, North Rode, application for a non-material amendment to application 08/2763p. Bus cuts meetings held behind closed doors are explained
By Chris Young Bus service cuts were discussed in secret to maintain a good relationship with transport companies, Cheshire East Council has claimed.
It plans to slash £500,000 in subsidies to us companies — which help fund routes that may not otherwise be financially viable.
Cuts will mean some routes face an uncertain future.
One councillor said some routes were so poorly used that continuing to prop them p with taxpayer money could not be justified.
At two separate meetings of the authority’s Environment and Prosperity Scrutiny Committee in June, members of the Press were asked to leave before discussions on the cuts took place. It has now een revealed that in a private session, councillors ranked bus routes in terms of importance.
A decision will be made at a meeting of the council’s Cabinet in Westfields on Monday.
Coun Rod Menlove, Cabinet member with responsibility for environmental services, told the “Chronicle:” “As it stands, supported bus routes cost the taxpayer £3.25m each year and so we have to look at whether we can ustify running routes that are not fully utilised.
“We are faced with necessary Government cuts and we must strive to save £500,000 across ublic transport.
“We are, however, still spending £2.2m each year, ensuring that riority routes are maintained even though this is a discretionary service.”
The council’s Environment Scrutiny Committee discussed the options for revised public transport support criteria at two meetings in June.
Coun Menlove explained: “This included ranking each individual contract in terms of low, medium and high so that we would clearly see the impact of the criteria on the prioritisation of supported bus contracts.
“As the information is commercially sensitive, the committee members agreed that the paper would be discussed confidentially.”
He added: “We wanted to give the committee an opportunity to help shape the criteria adopted and a number of recommendations were made by members. These recommendations have been incorporated into the final report that will be presented to cabinet on 1st August.
“We are keen to maintain a positive working relationship with operators, and making commercially sensitive information public prior to detailed discussion with bus operators would have had a detrimental effect on the council’s commercial relationship with operators.
“Since updating the criteria following the comments made by the committee members, we are now talking with the operators to outline what we will present to cabinet for decision.
“The cabinet are the appropriate decision makers for issues such as these and that meeting will be open to the Press and public.”
Coun Menlove concluded: “What we must consider during this open meeting is whether it is appropriate for tax payers to subsidise routes that are wholly under-used.”
For a full report of the Cabinet meeting, see next week’s “Chronicle.”
The Chronicle, Thursday, 28th July, 2011. www.chronicleseries.co.uk
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Man gets driving ban and must do unpaid work
Adrian Gregory Griffiths, (50), of 28, Hollinshead Close, Scholar Green, has been made the subject of a community order, told to carry out unpaid work and banned from driving for nearly four years y Stoke-on-Trent Magistrates Court.
Griffiths admitted that on 27th March at Bignall End he had refused to provide a specimen or specimens of breath when asked to do so. He also admitted drink driving in Audley on 25th May.
When stopped at Audley, Griffiths was found to have 60mcgms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath, the legal limit eing 35mcgms. He was disqualified from driving for 46 months, reduced by 11 months if by 1st July 2013 he satisfactorily completed a course approved by the Government, course fee £155.
Under the community order he must spend two weeks at a drink impaired drivers programme.
His unpaid work requirement means he must carry out unpaid work for 40 hours within the next 12 months.
He was also ordered to pay costs of £235 to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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