Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

May 13, 2015
by Penny White

Report from the Westminster Park Residents’ Association committee meeting held on 29th April.

Plans for seating and bus shelter near the shops have been abandoned.

Discussions are continuing regarding the New Homes Bonus.

The AGM was held on 15th April. Derek and Mandy Butler stood down from the Committee, Rosemary Mason and Richard Lewis have joined, otherwise unchanged with Brian Westcott Chairman, Pauline Brown now Vice Chairman, Nick Ryan Treasurer and Penny White Secretary.

Wrexham Road Development: a subcommittee has been formed of Brian Westcott, Nick Ryan, Bob Tricklebank and Ian Gilfoyle and a meeting has been set up with the Developers on 1st June.

The Sherbourne Avenue application has been refused.

Jennifer Crew is taking over as Newsletter editor after the June issue.

A Quiz is to be held on Saturday 31st October.

May 6, 2015
by Dave Craggs

Sherbourne Avenue

Dear Resident

Re:  Planning Application 15/00346/FUL Sherbourne Avenue

The above planning application has been submitted to build 41 new houses at the end of Sherbourne Avenue.

We called in this application to be heard by the members of the Planning Committee rather than be determined under delegated powers by officers.

There has been a great deal of concern expressed by residents who were worried it would set a precedent for piecemeal development of the land off Wrexham Road.

We would like to inform you that today we have withdrawn our call in of this application because we have been informed that the planning application is to be refused as it is contrary to STRAT 3 of the new local plan.

We are pleased with this course of action and we would like to thank residents for their input on this matter.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Razia Daniels

Cllr Neil Sullivan

April 11, 2015
by Dave Craggs

Annual General Meeting

Westminster Park Residents Association

Annual General Meeting

to be held on Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 8 pm

at Westminster Park Community Centre


1. Present/Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of meeting held on 2nd April 2014.

3.Matters arising

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report.

6. Election of Officers.

7. Any Other Business

8.Wrexham Road Development and works near Sherbourne Avenue


March 17, 2015
by Dave Craggs

The Committee was updated on the Wrexham Road Development, which for Westminster Park residents means that it has been agreed to release land from the Green Belt on Wrexham Road for housing. The first phase will be completed by end of 2019. A plan on developing the site will be produced in the next six months and residents are urged to become involved to give input to minimise the impact for residents with regard to traffic, education etc.

The Treasurer reported that funds are healthy and subs for 2015 are coming in.

Thanks were given for all the work on the Christmas lights and festivities/

The March edition of the Newsletter is being put together by an editorial team but we still have a vacancy for an editor.

Evergreens continue to thrive with memberships being renewed for 2015.

The Gardening Club has a programme of meetings and events for 2015.

The state of paths, pavements and roads was raised and will be raised with Councillors. There was a note from PCSO Fox regarding the nails on Rowcliffe Avenue which is being investigated by the Police.

Regarding the two empty shops, the fast food outlet is under offer and close to exchange and various possibilities are being explored for the other unit.

A meeting was held regarding the two Care in the Community houses in Vincent Drive and many problems appeared to have been addressed. The situation will remain under review.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th April at 8pm in the Community Centre. After the business has been concluded there will follow a presentation and discussion of the Wrexham Road development, all are welcome. Jeremy Owens from the Council’s Planning Dept has agreed to come to lead the discussion and answer questions.

Anyone wishing to join the Committee please let the present Committee know, either by contacting or at the meeting.

The current contract for running the DB1 bus is due to end at the end of August. The route may change after that, it is unlikely to leave Westminster park, but the more use it has the more likely it is to stay.

There will be a Quiz on Saturday 10th October in the Community Centre, 7.30 for 8pm start.

January 29, 2015
by Dave Craggs

Gardening Club 2015 meetings

Wednesday, 20 May at 8 pm in the Community CentreJanuary

How to plant hanging baskets and containers – our speaker is Andrew Johnson from Johnson’s Nursery in Saughall.
£3 at the door. Raffle and plant swap. Light refreshments.

Sunday, 12 July.

Day trip to Dorothy Clive Garden plus a visit to Bridgemere Garden Centre.
Our coach will leave from the WP shops – full details will be in the June issue of the Forum Newsletter.

Wednesday, 7 October at 8 pm in the Community Centre

Transforming Bluebell Cottage Gardens – our speaker is Sue Beesley, owner and manager of Bluebell Cottage Gardens and former BBC Gardener of the Year.
£3 at the door. Plant swap. Light refreshments.

Please come and join us – all WP residents welcome