Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

January 23, 2019
by Jennifer Crew

Talk on the History of Saltney, Thursday 24th January 2019, 7.30pm

Carol Farrell is giving a talk on the History of Saltney and its Industrial Past on Thursday 24th January at 7.30pm at The Venue, Lache Community Centre, Hawthorn Road, Chester CH4 8HX.

Organised by the Lache and Westminster Park Local History Group, there is no need to book.  Tickets are just £1 and are available at the door.

For more information contact Linda Shuttleworth on 01244 679791.


January 2, 2019
by Jennifer Crew

Wrexham Road plans before planning committee on Tuesday 8 January 2019

The plans for 1300 houses and flats and their associated infrastructure on Wrexham Road will be considered by CWAC’s planning Committee on Tuesday 8 January 2019.  The planning report for this development was issued on 22 December by the council.

Westminster Park Residents’ Association has asked Councillor Neil Sullivan to request a deferral of the decision to a meeting later in January to allow councillors and local people time to study the lengthy and detailed planning report.  We await a response from the planning committee.

Also for consideration at this meeting is the construction of an Ecological Mitigation Area for the translocation of Great Crested Newts and other amphibians which currently inhabit the many ponds on the development site.

It is not too late to comment on the plans (See here).  This is the link to the planning reports:


There are still considerable flaws in the plans, particularly relating to anticipated levels of traffic.  Drainage and flooding is also a great concern.  We are also very disappointed that the plans do not address the housing needs of a growing elderly population.

Do ensure that you copy your comments across all applications:

17/02444/FUL    Construction of Ecological Mitigation Area

17/02453/OUT   483 dwellings and infrastructure

17/05200/FUL    786 dwellings and infrastructure

The planning committee meeting at 4pm on Tuesday 8 January is open to the public and is also live on webcam if you want to follow events.

December 8, 2018
by Jennifer Crew

Magical evening at Westminster Park Christmas Lights switch on

Over 200 local residents joined in the fun as the children of Belgrave Primary School arrived to sing carols, and Santa appeared just in time to help with the countdown to the Switch on.

Belgrave School choir sang at the Lights Switch on

The Sheriff of Chester, Councillor Stuart Parker, praised the children of Belgrave Primary School for their excellent singing at the Christmas Lights Switch on at Westminster Park shops on Thursday 6 December.

The event was organised by Westminster Park Residents’ Association (WPRA) and was generously supported by Councillors Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan, who enabled the purchase of new lights this year from their Members’ Budgets.

Plenty of refreshments were provided free for residents to enjoy.  WPRA supplied mulled wine and juice, Bebbington’s butchers cooked hotdogs, the fishmonger provided prawns and the Co-op generously contributed a selection of mince pies and cakes.

Santa rounded off the evening by listening to the children’s Christmas wishes and giving them an early present of sweets and satsumas.

The Sheriff of Chester, Cllr Stuart Parker, Cllrs Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan join the WPRA committee at the Christmas lights switch on.

Santa arrived just in time to help with the countdown.

Our PCSOs joined in the festive spirit – thank you!

The Sheriff of Chester Cllr Stuart Parker congratulated the choir on their singing.

December 4, 2018
by Jennifer Crew

Come and join us for our Christmas Lights Switch on at Westminster Park Shops, 4.45pm, Thursday 6 December

We do hope that you will be able to join us for our festive evening at 4.45pm, Thursday 6 December, when the Sheriff of Chester, Stuart Parker, will switch on our Christmas Lights at Westminster Park shops.
The children at Belgrave Primary School have been practising their carol singing, the Christmas tree is up and ready, the mince pies and mulled wine are being prepared and Santa’s Grotto will be decorated ready for his arrival…. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!
Come along at 4.45pm to welcome the Sheriff and help us count down to the lights being switched on at 5pm. We will then be entertained by singing from the Belgrave choir and a visit from Santa. There will be hot dogs, fresh prawns, mince pies and mulled wine for the adults to sample and Santa will be handing out sweets and satsumas to the children.
The event has been organised by Westminster Park Residents’ Association and is generously supported by Councillors Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan, together with our local shops: Bebbington’s Butchers, Bebbington & Williams Fishmongers, Francis Thomas Greengrocers and the Coop.
We look forward to seeing you.
Westminster Park Residents’ Association