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Welcome to our May Services
Communion Service led by Rev. Philip Berry
10am Morning Worship led by Rev. Ieuan Johnston
Footsteps for children and young people
6.30pm United Service for World Church Sunday led by Doug Gibbons and Rev. Duncan Ibuuri
Sunday 13th 10am All Age Worship led by Ann Hargreaves 6.30pm United Service at United Reformed Church Sunday 20th 10am Morning Worship led by Doug Gibbons 4pm Messy Church Activity service for families with young children. Followed by tea. 6.30pm United Service at Wellspring Sunday 27th 10am Morning Worship for Pentecost led by Rev. Philip Berry Footsteps for children and young people 2.30pm Camp Meeting - Open Air Service at Mow Cop 6.30 p.m. Café Service at Brookhouse Green Wednesday 30th 6.30 p.m. Café Service in the Nelson Room
CHESHIRE EAST BOROUGH COUNCIL Planning Notices We have received the following applications. Applications Affecting the Setting of a Listed Building Application No: 12/1395C Applicant: HELEN FARRAR Location: THE FARMHOUSE, Kent Green House Farm,
STATION ROAD, SCHOLAR GREEN ST7 3JR
Proposal: PROPOSED DEMOLITION OF OUTBUILDINGS
AND CONSTRUCTION TO PROVIDE GYM,GRANNY FLAT AND GARAGE
Application No: 12/1433C Applicant: THOMAS JONES & SONS Location: ST JOHNS VICARAGE, BUXTON ROAD,
CONGLETON CW12 2DT
Proposal: DEMOLITION OF ST.JOHNS VICARAGE AND
CONSTRUCTION OF 3 PAIRS OF SEMI-DETACHED DWELLINGS AND 3 DETACHED DWELLINGS
Departures from the Development Plan Application No: 12/0864C Applicant: Daniel Taylor Limited Location: Land Adjacent Barley Orchard, 42 Black Firs
Lane, Somerford, Congleton CW12 4QQ
Proposal: Detached House and Garage (Outline) Application No: 12/0874C Applicant: G Jackson Location: Firlands, 36 Black Firs Lane, Somerford,
Congleton CW12 4QQ
Proposal: Outline Application for the Erection of 2 No.
Detached 2-2.5 Storey Residential Dwellings with Garages
Details of all planning applications and plans can be viewed online at www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/planning or at any office of the Council that has internet viewing facilities for the public. Anyone who wishes to make representations on any application can send them in writing, or by e-mail to Planning@cheshireeast.gov.uk by noon on 24 May 2012, quoting the application number. Caroline Simpson, Head of Development, Cheshire East Borough Council, Town Hall, Macclesfield SK10 1DP Date 3 May 2012
BIDDULPH TOWN COUNCIL MAYOR MAKING & AGM
TUESDAY, 8th MAY, 2012
The Mayor Making Ceremony and Statutory Annual General Meeting of Biddulph Town Council will be held in the Council Chamber at Biddulph Town Hall on Tuesday, 8th May, 2012, at 7.00 p.m.
All are most welcome to attend.
BIDDULPH TOWN COUNCIL ANNUAL TOWN MEETING In accordance with the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12 part III, paragraph 14(i), the Annual Town Meeting of the Town Council will be held in the Council Chamber at Biddulph Town Hall on Tuesday, 15th May, 2012, at 6.30 p.m. Local government electors of Biddulph are invited to attend the meeting and ask questions.
The May meeting of the Town Council followed by its General Purposes and Planning Committees will be held in the Council Chamber at the close of the Town Meeting.
K. S. Thacker Chief Officer
25th April, 2012
Somerford Park Please join us at the little chapel in the park for a service of
6th MAY at 2.30 p.m. A warm welcome to all
PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR A NEW
PREMISES LICENCE LICENSING ACT 2003 NOTICE is hereby given that I, Yahhi Qurashi have applied on 25th April, 2012, o Cheshire East Council in repsect of the remises known as Shampaan Restaurant, 504 Crewe Road, Wheelock, Cheshire, CW11 3RL, for a Premsies Licence o provide the following licensable activities: Live Music, Recorded Music and Sale of Alcohol, Monday to Sunday, 12.00 hours - 23.00 hours. Provisio of Late Night Refreshment Monday to Sunday 23.00 hours - 00.30 hours.
Any person wishing to make epresentation in relation to this application may do so in writing by 23r ay, 2012, to The Licensing Section, Cheshire East Council, Westfields,
iddlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ.
A copy of the application for the above licence is kept by the Licensing Sectio of Cheshire East Council and may be iewed at any time during office hours.
It is an offence to knowingly o ecklessly, make a false statement i connection with an application and the aximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence is level 5 on the standard scale, currently £5,000. Licensing Act 2003.
P1461h Man jailed because of drink tells all but did he get through to boozers?
By Chris Young Despite the best efforts of pub landlords, police and other emergency services, drunks are still causing a problem on the streets.
Perhaps a prisoner serving time because of drink would get through to them?
That’s what happened at a course last week as art of a plan devised y Alcohol Related Crime (ARC) to educate rather than punish offenders.
ARC is made up of Cheshire organisations whose members wanted to find a better way of stopping drink-related crime.
The offer of attending a course is made to people who spend a night in a police cell after drinking too much and getting into trouble;
roblem drinkers reported to the police by Pubwatch or anyone police have had to exclude from an area ecause of their drinking.
It costs them £20, but the alternative would be an £80 fine.
Meetings are held once a month and “Chronicle” reporter
Chris Young was invited to attend one at Congleton Fire Station on Thursday.
A dozen people, most under 25, watched presentations from members of Cheshire Fire and Rescue, North West Ambulance Service, Cheshire Probation Service — and even the serving prisoner.
He was an inmate at Thorn Cross Prison Warrington, named Luke, who spoke about how alcohol ruined his life.
On a night out with his girlfriend he saw her talking to another man, and being drunk read too much into the situation. He went to his house, retrieved a knife and returned to the scene – stabbing the man.
He was arrested and sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison.
Banned Luke was from Wales, but because of the severity of his crime, he has been banned from returning to his home country.
He said: “When I went out I would try to be a Jack the lad. A lot of the time other people would not like what I was saying and I was happy to take things outside. It was the same every weekend.”
Listening apparently impassively, those at the meeting heard Luke continue: “Me and my girlfriend got into an argument and I told her to f*** off. I went out to say sorry and saw her with another lad. I was drunk, I was sure I saw them kissing but they could have just been chatting. I ended up stabbing him.
“When I woke up the next morning on my couch there were armed police surrounding me. They arrested me and I was on remand for six months. After I appeared in court I was sent to prison for a minimum of five years.”
He was detained for public safety and has been in prison for six and a half years.
He added: “That was the effect alcohol had on me. I was completely unaware of what was going on. I have been kicked out of South Wales and I am on licence for 10 years, so I can’t leave the country in that time. I have lost touch with all of my friends.
“Before I started drinking I was just a normal lad. Alcohol just turned me into a different person. I ended up with a different crowd of people. Looking back I regret every minute of it.”
He said that four or five pints should have been enough, but he would regularly drink nonstop from 6pm to 1am.
“My family don’t see me for long periods at a time, it is a five hour drive for them to come and visit.
“I know a lot of lads in prison because they like drinking. There is one lad in for causing death by dangerous driving. He was drunk and ended up running someone over.”
Immediately after finishing talking, Luke was taken to a police van and returned to prison.
Kathy Cornford of Cheshire
East Council revealed figures showing 70% of beatings and 75% of stabbings were alcohol related. Pointing out that alcohol effected judgment, she said that being drunk often leads to unprotected sex. She projected images of men’s genitals, ravaged by chlamydia and genital warts.
Other speakers warned about the possible fatal consequence of mixing alcohol with drugs such as cocaine, or impaired judgement leading to sex with minors, which landed perpetrators on the sex offenders’ register.
Insp Mark Gammage from Congleton Neighbourhood Policing Unit gave a timeline for a recent arrest in Congleton. A man was arrested on High Street at 9.45pm for being drunk and disorderly, was processed and tested in Middlewich custody suite and put in a cell. He was woken at half hour intervals to make sure he didn’t choke on his own vomit. He was released at 1.30pm the next day.
Peter Ditchin from North West Ambulance Service spoke about how paramedics had to deal with drunks at weekends, often at the expense of people with real medical problems.
He also told a story of a man who castrated himself sliding down a flagpole when drunk.
After the meeting, Insp Gammage told the “Chronicle” that around 100 people had attended ARC sessions since they started, and they had so far proved successful.
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Rape and drug crime up, but burglaries are down
Rape and drug related crime in Cheshire has risen in the ast year, but violent crime and urglary fell in the same period.
Figures released last week by the British Crime Survey show a decrease of 6% in recorded crime across Cheshire, roughly 3,700 fewer victims of crime. In the east Cheshire area there was a 5% drop.
Police say the rise in recorded rape cases was due to a new dedicated rape unit, which in turn has led to more victims coming forward.
The figures reflected the period between December 2010 and the end of 2011. One of the most dramatic decreases was in recorded violent crime, which fell by 11%. That figure is a greater reduction in violence than neighbouring forces in the orth West region. Burglary fell by 8% across the borough, meaning there were 298 fewer victims of residential urglary than in the same period last year.
But in east Cheshire the drop was more dramatic, with urglary falling by 14%.
Car crime fell by 11% — almost 700 fewer offences overall.
Asst Ch Cons Ruth Purdie said: “The figures are encouraging in that the communities of
Cheshire can see that crime is falling and Cheshire remains a safe place to live, work and visit. From a policing perspective, it helps us understand where we need to focus our resources on any emerging trends and help us not only to detect crime, but to prevent crime from being committed where we can.
“The reduction in violent crime is particularly pleasing. One of the key factors in this success is the multi agency work alongside our partner agencies and the increased use of CCTV.
“This means that volatile situations can be identified early, allowing officers to intervene before an incident escalates into violence.”
A statement from police said the launch of the Constabulary’s dedicated rape unit last autumn meant more victims of serious sexual offences had come forward, resulting in more perpetrators of sex crimes being brought before the courts and the 8% increase in such crimes being recorded. In east Cheshire this figure was slightly lower, a 6% increase.
Drug offences increased by 5% Cheshire wide, but east Cheshire saw a 7% increase.
Police say that rise was the direct result of a number of arrests and convictions involving the dismantling of “significant” organised crime groups.
ACC Purdie continued: “We are in the midst of challenging times for policing and work within increasing financial restraints. Although the figures are encouraging, the Constabulary is by no means complacent. New ways of working smarter and more effectively, with the needs of the victim foremost in our minds, are underway to ensure that crime continues to fall, offenders are brought to justice, and residents of Cheshire can continue to have confidence in their local police.”
Ch Supt Mick Garrihy added: “We have dedicated teams of officers and staff who are successfully identifying those prolific offenders who are responsible for committing burglary offences in our area and bringing them to justice.
“In the last year we have met with success in prosecuting a number of burglars across our area. Reducing acquisitive crime remains one of our main priorities and although today’s figures are encouraging, we are not complacent and will continue to build on our success to protect the residents, businesses and visitors of east Cheshire.”
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