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Manley Parish Council Meetings
Whilst the government’s covid-19 restrictions are in force, the Parish Council will continue to hold meetings on-line via videoconferencing.
Members of the public are welcome to attend, and to make comments. Anyone wishing to attend should first email the Parish Clerk at email@example.com with your topic and also to receive conference access details.
The next videoconference meeting will be on Wednesday 24th September at 7.30 pm. Click here for the Agenda.
The most recent telephone conference was on 5th August at 7.30 pm. Click here for the draft minutes.
The previous meeting was on 10th June at 7.30 pm. Click here for the final minutes.
Cheshire West and Chester - Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation
The Government's Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2017 has the ambition to make walking and cycling the natural choice for shorter journeys. There is recognition that realising this ambition will need sustained investment in cycling and walking infrastructure.
To see how you can comment on the plan, please click this link. Closing date for comments is 13th February
Forest Holidays Update
Forest Holidays would like to thank forest users for their feedback and ongoing cooperation. Work on the new cabins has continued well through the winter, with 16 cabins now in place. After a particularly wet Christmas period further improvements were completed last month on the diversion trail that leads around the site from Waterloo Gate. Access through the site is temporarily restricted for health and safety reasons with the aim to re-open this once again over the Easter period.
Forest Holidays very much welcomes the interest and feedback from local forest users and the team have been delighted to meet many of them to discuss the progress of the location at Delamere Forest.
It is vitally important that forest users follow the site signage and diversion routes which are in place for their convenience and safety. Click here for information on trail diversions.
Full details and some of the more frequently asked questions can be found at:
Application for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area
Delamere and Oakmere Parish Council have decided to pursue a neighbourhood development plan, so as to influence future development in the community. This is partly in light of the development that has come into Delamere Forest, but also considering other developments in the parish such as on the Marley Tiles site. A steering group has now been built, with John Edwards elected as Chair, and residents should hear from us when we're consulting with neighbouring parishes. It should be noted however that in the first meeting for the steering group, it was quite sensibly raised that having one part of Delamere Forest with a level of protection from a neighbourhood development plan and leaving other parts unprotected seemed less than sensible. It has therefore been agreed with Manley Parish Council and Norley Parish Council that our plan will include some parts of our neighbours' parishes.
If you have any questions about the plan, or would like to comment on any particular planning issues of note in this neighbourhood area, please contact John Edwards on firstname.lastname@example.org.
An application has since been received to designate a neighbourhood area for Delamere and Oakmere, including part of Manley parish, for the purposes of producing a Neighbourhood Plan for that area. A 6 week consultation will run from 9am on Thursday 30 January until Thursday 12 March 2020 at 5pm. Click here for the map of the area
Formal comments can be submitted by email to email@example.com or write to the Planning Policy team at 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE. Please quote reference number NP043 in your reply.
Please note that this is not a consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan itself, but merely the identification of the area for which the Parish Council wishes to produce a Neighbourhood Plan.
The application documents are available to view on at:
Stay and Play Group
Manley Stay and Play baby and toddler group has recently been set up in the Village Hall by a small team of volunteers and is open every Wednesday morning from 9.30 to 11.30am. Manley Parish Council is supporting the group with a £200 donation for toys and equipment.
Every week they have craft activities, toys, story time and refreshments all for £2 per family. Babies, toddlers, mums, dads, grandparents, childminders, and expectant mums are all welcome.
Cheshire Community Development Trust
Would you like to make a difference in your local community?
Cheshire Community Development Trust are keen to talk to people who would like to volunteer for much needed community transport duties such as driving or accompanying children and adults to their place of education or care.
Full training and support is provided. More information in in the attached leaflet and at http://www.cheshirecdt.org.uk/
In accordance with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities, the accounts are available for inspection, as detailed in the following notification: MPC Inspection of Accounts Notice. Summaries are also available in the Financial Information page.