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TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990
Appeal by Morris Homes Ltd. Site at Land South West of Old Mill Road,
An appeal (ref: APP/R0660/A/10/2125172) is to be heard at 10.00 a.m. on the 22nd and 23rd June, 2010 in the Victoria Community Centre, Oakley Building, West Street, Crewe, CW1 2PZ. The appeal is to be dealt with by means of an Inquiry.
The appeal is against the decision of Cheshire East Council who have refused to grant planning permission for a proposed housing development consisting of 43 No. 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom 2, 2.5 and 3 storey apartments, mews and detached dwellings. Amendment to previous approval No. 37691/3.
Interested persons are invited to attend the Inquiry and, at the discretion of the Inspector, give their views. A copy of the appellant’s appeal statement and the Council’s statement, are available to view online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or at the Planning Customer Service Point, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe. (Tel. 01270 537502 or 537503).
Adrian Fisher, Head of Planning and Policy, Cheshire East Borough Council, Date: 3rd June, 2010.
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED) ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
HALLS 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 that length of Halls Road, Biddulph between its junction with Station Road and A0527 Congleton Road unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works. There will be limited vehicular access from either end dependant upon the works. The preferred alternative route for traffic will be available via A0527 Congleton Road, A0527 Meadows Way, Station Road and vice versa. THE ORDER WILL COME INTO OPERATION ON 18 JUNE 2010, 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 08 JULY 2010. The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months or until the Gas Main replacement works, which it is proposed to carry out on or near the road, have been completed, whichever is the earlier. Date: 03 June 2010 John Tradewell, Director of Law and Governance County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford. ST16 2LH Ref: HG421F; Enquiries: Mrs Stewart; Tel: 0800 232323
ALBERT BOURNE Deceased Pursuant to S27 the Trustee Act 1925
Licensing Act 2003 Application for a Premises Licence Name of Applicant: Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited. Address: Sainsbury’s, Wharf Road, Biddulph, Stoke on Trent, ST8 6AJ. Licensing Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council. Licensing Authority Address: Licensing Section, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 6HQ (where a record of the application may be inspected during normal office hours). Licensing Authority Website: www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk The applicant has applied to the Licensing Authority for a premises licence for the above premises for the following licensable activities: 1. The sale of alcohol between the hours of 0600 and 2400 daily for consumption off the premises. 2. The provision of late night refreshment between the hours of 2300 and 2400 daily. Any interested party or responsible authority (as defined by the Licensing Act 2003) may make representations to the Licensing Authority no later than 24 June 2010. Any representations made to the Licensing Authority must be in writing. It is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with this application. The maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for this offence is £5,000. Dated: 26 May 2010 Winckworth Sherwood LLP, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London, SE1 9BB. Ref: DXC/26508/1263/RPB. Solicitors and authorised agents for the applicant. Classified advertising 01260 273 737
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any person having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Albert Bourne late of Old House Farm, Hassall Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 4HL who died on the 8 March 2010, is required to send written particulars to the undersigned by the 6 August 2010 after which date the Executor of the said Deceased will distribute the Estate of the said Deceased among the persons entitled thereto having regard only to the claims and interests of which they shall then have had notice and will not, as respects the property so distributed, be liable to any person of whose claim or interest they shall not then have had notice. National Westminster Bank Plc, Trust and Estate Services, 153 Preston Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6BD
CALVES (154): 100 bull calves averaged £167.79 (up £1.25); 54 heifer calves £211.43 (up £26.92). Bulls: Holstein x (22): (£69.73) to £128; Friesian (6): (£108.67) to £122 (Goostrey); Ayrshire (9): (£72.11) to £116; Hereford (7): (£167.86) to £230; Charolais x (1): to £200 (Siddington); Simmental x (15): (£261.47) to £316 (Byley); Limousin x (16): (£235.63) to £325 (Holmes Chapel); Blonde D’Aquitaine x (4): (£195) to £295 (Church Lawton); British Blue x (9): (£281.11) to £325 (Rushton); Shorthorn (4): (£53.50) to £90 (Middlewich); Aberdeen Angus (6): (£183.17) to £300; Sussex x (1): to £254 (Medhurst Green).
Heifers: Holstein x (1): to £42 (Goostrey); Hereford (5): (£148) to £280 (Gawsworth); Charolais x (1): to £250; Simmental x (14): (242.43) to £270; Limousin x (6): (£248.67) to £298 (Sproston); British Blue (11): (£275) to £305 (Marton); Aberdeen Angus (16): (£154.63) to £235 (Betchton).
POULTRY (875): a top of £45 for a hen and chicks. Goslings £10;
Methodist Memorial Church
Will be held on Sunday, 13th June, 2010
at 6.00 p.m. Preacher: Rev. John Fisher The Daleian Ladies’ Choir
Organist: Mr. Colin Williams-Powell We extend a warm invitation to everyone to join us in Worship on this our Anniversary Day.
Somerford Park Join us at our little chapel in the park for Evensong
6th JUNE at 2.30 p.m. A very warm welcome to all
PROPOSED NEW RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
IN SANDBACH Richborough Estates are holding a Public Exhibition to present their proposals for land off Hind Heath Road in Sandbach. To be held at Sandbach Cricket Club,
Hind Heath Road, Sandbach,
Cheshire, CW11 3LZ Wednesday 9th June 2010 12.00 noon until 8.00 p.m.
Marans £10; Bluebells £14; Light Sussex £18, Welsummer £14.
BEEF BREEDING CATTLE: small entry to £900 for an in-calf Hereford heifer.
DAIRY CATTLE: two Shorthorn crosses on offer, a second-calver fresh giving 27 litres made £1,400.
STORE CATTLE (147): 62 steers met strong trade. Top spot a Limousin x at £820. Angus x £795 and a run of outlyers from a Peak District farm sold to £785. The 55 heifers was a mixed entry, with outlying Blues and Limousins to £690. Forward heifers to £640 and some young Blondes to £605. The 30 bulls saw mixed quality. Suckler bred Limousin x at the young end sold to £492 with other Continental x £490. Yearling shorthorns to £420, Angus x to £415 and young Friesians to £270.
PIGS (164): nine cull sows and boars saw two boars average 50p, seven sows to 81p (65.29p). There were 45 butchers’ pigs, all over 120p to 130p, plainer sorts mostly 60-85p. Porkers (3): 100p (80.90p); cutters (3): (113p); baconers (27): to 130p (99.31p); overweight (12): 85p (73.46p). Overall average 101.14p. The 110 store and breeding pigs were the same story. Prices: £60 at 77kg; £60 at 29kg; £50 at 24.5kg; £40 at 32kg; £40 at 32.
STORE AND BREEDING SHEEP (78): a small entry of only 27 ewes with lambs. Texel cross full mouth ewes with twins, £230; mule full mouth ewes and twins, £190; Texel cross full mouth ewes with singles, £142; mule ewe hoggets with singles to £170; store hoggs to £57; cade lambs to £35, £28.
FARM PRODUCE: big bale barley straw to £102 per tonne with mixed loads of barley and wheat straw at £78. A load of oat straw looked good value at £62. A single load of bale barley straw topped the market at £112.
Good quality haylage made up to £80 and big bale hay £66 to £105.
DOZEN EGGS (1,881): barn: large 90p; medium 75p; small 60p; free range: extra large £1.35; large £1.15; medium 90p; 146 dozen duck eggs £1.90 to £2.10 per dozen; 79 goose eggs 80-90p each.
POTATOES (960 BAGS): new Cheshire potatoes £34 to 25kg (£30); old season harder to sell. Piper £2; Wilja £2; Nadine moss £2; bakers x 50 £3.50; Fambo £1.75. Stock feed carrots £1; rolled oats £3.50; rolled barley £2.25.
CULL COWS, BULLS AND OTM CATTLE (70): black and white cows from £257.04 to £859.04 (£499.05). The entry of 70 averaged £625.05. A Simmental steer sold to £1,1132.88.
Cull cows: Holstein x (27): (85.85p) to 105p; Friesian (12): (94.57p) to 116p.
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (477): 285 new season lambs followed by 83 old season lambs. Spring lambs 264p for 41kg Texel crosses; old season lambs 160p for 60kg Texel crosses; spring lambs average 215.82p; old season lambs 140.31p. Quality averages: lambs: premium to 264p (245p); prime to 238p (226p); others to 205p (197p). Old season lambs: premium to 160p (153p); prime to 152p (144p); others to 138p (125p).
The 109 cull ewes and rams (£56.65) met an easier trade with best meated ewes to £89.
BUTCHERS’ CATTLE (46): to 191p for a 524kg Limousin x. Heifers to 170p and 167p to gross £1,040 in the lump. Bulls a steady trade, a 632kg Limousin x at 167p (gross £1,055) and Limousin crosses at 166p (160p for four). Steers (9): to 160p (135.76p); heifers (9): to 191p (140.04); bulls (28): to 167p (122.94p); overall average 129.22p.
CLEAN CATTLE (7): steers to 126p for mediumweights and 115p for heavyweights. Heifers topped 136p for mediumweights with heavies to 139p and 134.5p. Belgians to 126.5p. Top price heifer £813.15.
OVER 30-MONTH STOCK (54): Continentals saw Belgians to 116.5p with Herefords at 113p and finished Friesians 112.5p. Angus to 109p and Montbeliarde to 108.5p. Grade one cows averaged 103p; grade two cows 92.5p (87p); grade three cows (78.5p). Stock bulls produced a Simmental at 109.5p for 1,000kgs.
DAIRY CATTLE (122): £1,840 for a second-calver by Ridge Star Jammer. Heifers peaked at £1,740 for a Joylan Specialist daughter. A heifer by Overside Dragon sold at £1,700. An entry of loose housed cows reached £1,400 for a fresh second-calver.
STORE CATTLE (15): one 22-month-old Charolais stock bull at £740 with a three-year-old Angus bull at £550. Steers topped £316 for a seven-month-old Angus with heifers to £550 an overage Friesian. One cow with calf at foot sold at £755.
BUTCHERS’ SHEEP (313): standardweight lambs to 244p (212p). Medium weights 244p and 240p (207p). Heavy lambs to 212p (179p). Top price lambs 108p. Hoggetts: mediums 170p (142p); heavies 148p (135p); top price £80.60. Quality prices, lambs: premium 244p (241p); prime 138p (208p); commercial 170p (162p).
EWES AND STORE SHEEP (156): £110 for ewes (£76). Rams to £120 (£96). Ewes with lambs at foot to £220 for four-toothed ewes with doubles and £206 for ewes with lamb and a half (£197).
CALVES (115): bulls topped £335 for Simmentals (£278). Charolais to £318. Blues to £315 (£248). Limousins to £300 (£262). Blondes to £265. Angus to £225. Friesians to £142 (£65).
Heifers saw Blues to £298 and £290 (£244). Simmentals to £258 (£238). Blondes to £208, Herefords £188, Shorthorns £155.
Farms open to all
Local farmers are throwing open their gates to the public next Sunday (13th June) for national open farm day.
The nearest farms that are taking part are Monneley Farm at Barthomley, Whitehouse Farm, Plumley and Lane Head Farm at Newtown, near Longnor.
The event is organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) a national charity that helps farmers to create a better public perception of farming.
Last year’s event attracted 14,000 visitors to 425 different farms across the UK.
For more information, visit farmsunday.org
Over the fence
Burglars in Congleton took items from the kitchen and lounge of a Campbell Close home after climbing over a fence and entering through a utility room door on Thursday between 3am and 5.45am.
Plants herald start of spring
One of the major signs of spring finally arriving is when the sheds at Chelford Agricultural Auction Centre become filled with flowers, shrubs, bedding plants, pot and houseplants etc, at the largest horticultural centre in the UK.
Throughput last week was 25,000 trays of bedding plants; 40,000 shrubs, trees and ornamental plants; 15,000 pot and house plants; 1,000 hanging baskets; 10,000 bunches of cut flowers and 1,800 dozen eggs and 1,500 packages of vegetables, fruit and potatoes
A would-be burglar was stopped in his tracks when he tried to break in to a sheltered housing semi-detached bungalow on Chatsworth Drive, Congleton in the early hours of Wednesday, 12th May.
Police said the intruder tried and failed to force the UPVC front door with an unknown object.
Summer fair time
A summer fair takes place at Woodcock’s Well Primary School, Mow Cop, on Saturday, 12th June, from noon to 3pm.
Attractions include a maypole dance by the children, plus a street dancing demonstration from pupils. The new rose queen will be crowned and there will be cakes, fun and games.
Tree pruning plans
Cheshire East Council has received the following applications relating to trees:
Congleton: Peter Rigby, 38, Park Lane, reduce height of conifer.
Sandbach: Mr K Flowers, fo Pond House, 6, Rowan Close, fell maple and prune other trees.
LEEK CATTLE MARKET
The only Livestock Market in Staffordshire
Selling times as follows:
Calves (Simmental Bulls £335) ............................................................. 9.30 a.m. Tested Barren Cattle (116.5p/kg.) ........................................................ 10.00 a.m. Clean Cattle (139p/kg.) ........................................................................ 10.30 a.m. Butchers’ Lambs followed by Ewes (Ewes £110, Lambs 244p/kg.) ............................................................. 11.00 a.m. Dairy (Average £2,030)........................................................................ 11.00 a.m. Stores (Charolais Bull £740)................................................................ 11.30 a.m.
TUESDAY 15th JUNE, 2010
For Over 30mth Stock FR TB Restricted Herds
Licence required from DEFRA
To Commence at 5.00 p.m.
STORE CATTLE SECTION
SATURDAY, 19th JUNE, 2010
Store and Suckler Cattle Sale to Commence at 10.00 a.m. Catalogued Sale Mainly Continental Bred Suckler Cows, some with Calves at Foot,
Young Bulls and Store Cattle. Entries Close - 11th June, 2010
POULTRY & SUNDRY SALES
SATURDAY, 12th JUNE, 2010
Usual Sale of Poultry, Small Stock, Eggs, Sundries, etc.
To commence at 9.30 a.m.
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Suicide man’s job mistake never existed, inquest told
A Scholar Green man suffering from mental health problems wrote a note for his partner to “love again” before stabbing himself to death, an inquest heard.
Martin Scragg, of Station Road, wrote the note on the back of a icture his stepdaughter had drawn of the family together.
On 23rd September last year the 37-year-old put the note in his partner Mel Sproston’s handbag.
Miss Sproston told last Wednesday’s hearing: “I thought he was being sentimental, he said ‘keep it in your bag always’.”
The next morning she found him dead on the utility room floor.
The inquest, at Crewe Municipal Building last Wednesday, heard that Mr Scragg had stab wounds to his chest, neck and a cut to his wrist.
Four days after his death she noticed that written on the back of the picture was: “You must know I love you more than anything no matter what” followed by instructions to “love again”.
The inquest at was told by his father, Phil Scragg, of Little Moss Lane, Scholar Green, that his son had started to show signs of stress early last year following the death of his dog.
He said: “He showed signs of stress in January but I put it down to work, he had very little time off.”
Mr Scragg was a selfemployed pharmaceutical engineer for Novartis Vaccines in Liverpool and in the days leading up to his death the signs of stress seemed to reoccur and he became delusional.
Miss Sproston said that he thought the police were going to arrest him and that millions of people were dying because of a mistake he’d made on a job — one she later found didn’t exist — and he felt he wasn’t worthy of his position and was full of self doubt.
His father said: “He was very agitated, I’d never seen him like that before, I thought the stress was coming back.”
He said his son was sure he was making mistakes at work but that would have been out of character as he was a good engineer, obsessed with his work so he encouraged him to speak to his boss, Andrew Olson.
A statement from Mr Olson was read out at the inquest and said that on the Friday before his death, Mr Scragg had come to him in work and told him he had a lot on his plate.
Mr Olson said they went through his workload and told Mr Scragg that they would meet up on Monday.
He said that on Monday Mr Scragg appeared stressed and seemed upset, saying that he made mistakes.
Mr Olson told him to take the rest of the day off. He did not hear from Mr Scragg again.
After leaving work Mr Scragg went to the doctors, who gave him some antidepressants and although he only took one on Tuesday lunchtime, they had an adverse reaction.
Miss Sproston said: “He had a fixed stare, was jittery and rocking backwards and forwards.”
She told the inquest she then took him back to the doctors, who took the medication back and instead prescribed diazepam.
The next day Mr Scragg continued with his medication but still needed reassurance from his family that the police were not looking for him.
Miss Sproston said: “We went to bed together at 11.20pm and we went to sleep. I got him by the hand and I thought we’d both gone to sleep.”
She said she woke up and realised his side of the bed was cold and began to check the house for him. “I ran down the stairs into the living room and the curtains weren’t drawn — something was very wrong. I went into the kitchen and into the utility room I then could see the top half of Martin’s body.”
Miss Sproston told the inquest: “Unbelievably there was not a lot of blood, my gut instinct was to get help. I thought he might have still been alive so I got the phone and dialled 999 and spoke to somebody who said turn him onto his back and then I put the phone down, i t took all my strength but there was nothing I could do.”
A kitchen knife, bottle of whisky and cigarettes were also found next to the body.
Deputy coroner for Cheshire, Janet Napier gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds and recorded a verdict of suicide. She said: “I have to return the verdict that Martin John Scragg took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed.”
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More Beavers and Cubs join 6th Congleton (West Heath) group
Members of the 6th Congleton (West Heath) group.
The 6th Congleton (West Heath) Scout group held its 12th annual meeting on Sunday, 9th May at Barnswood Scout Camp, Rushton Spencer.
The meeting opened with a welcome to parents and sup-
orters of the group, who were informed that there had been another good year with increased numbers in the Beaver and Cub sections. There was room for more in the Scouts but some of laces would be taken up by Cubs moving up later in the year.
All new leaders had achieved their full appointments.
The group was reported to be financially sound with a slightly increased balance compared to last year.
Cub leader Wendy Osbaldestin was thanked for standing in for the group Scout leader who had een working away from home.
Scouts Billy Dobson and athaniel Struselis were praised for winning trophies in the district swimming gala and the Scout troop for winning the district pancake cooking competition.
Certificates were presented to Thomas and Elliot Spender for their achievements in the Cheshire Hike.
Certificates were also presented to young leaders James Edmondson, Elliot Spender, Ashley Cooper and Strachen McCormick.
Annual achievement awards were presented to: Sam Worthington, Beavers; Joshua Condliffe, Cubs; Billy Dodson, Scouts.
Elliot Spender, who has won selection to attend the World Scout Jamboree next year in Sweden, and is raising funds for that camp, was presented with a cheque from the group to help his venture.
Steve Osbaldestin was awarded a chief Scout commendation and
Wendy Osbaldestin was awarded a bar to the medal of merit.
New chief for health trust
A mental health trust has named its new lead governor.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Anna Usherwood for the year, following an election by the council of governors.
She said: “It is both an honour and a privilege to be assigned to such a role in an organisation I feel so passionate towards. It is a proud moment and I will strive to give the position my all. I will support my fellow governors to the best of my ability so that we can all work together for the benefit of our members.”
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