Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

November 2, 2018
by Jennifer Crew
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Revised Wrexham Road plan in WP pharmacy window

Take a look at revised Wrexham Road plans

The new layout for the estate to be built by Redrow and Taylor Wimpey on the Wrexham Road is on display in the window of Westminster Park pharmacy on Castlecroft Road. 

The developers’ latest plans request full planning permission to build 786 houses on Wrexham Road (nearly the same number as Westminster Park).  This is the first phase of a 1300 house development.

It seems likely that the plans will be considered by Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning committee at their January 2019 meeting.

You have the opportunity to let the Council know your views now.  You may be concerned about the impact on traffic and surface drainage, the design and composition of housing (no bungalows for an ageing population), the land allocations for the school and open space and the provision of an ecological mitigation area which is bisected by Lache Lane.  

Make your views known. 

Copies of all plans can be viewed online or at Lache Library and you can comment on them in a variety of ways: by writing, emailing or commenting via the CWaC website.

Accessing the CWAC website to submit your comments is not very straightforward.  However, one of our members has provided step by step instructions which will help you navigate the CWaC website more easily.  The instructions can be found on our website – www.wp-ra.org.uk.  A paper copy is also available; please call 01244 677373 or email: sandymagilton@googlemail.com if you would like to receive one.

If you prefer to email your comments, send to: planning@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or by post, write to:  Development Management, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port CH65 0BE

It is most important that you copy your comments across all applications if you wish your views to be taken into account.

The application numbers are:

17/02444/FUL           Construction of an ecological mitigation area for the translocation of Great Crested Newts,  Lache Lane

17/02453/OUT          Part A – (full permission) for phased development of 483 dwellings and associated infrastructure (including playing fields/open space); Part B – (outline permission – all matters reserved apart from access) for a local centre plus an outdoor play area) and a primary school with associated playing fields.  Redrow

17/05200/FUL           Full planning permission for the demolition of the existing buildings and the phased delivery of 786 dwellings and the provision of associated infrastructure (including roads, footpaths, cycleways, landscaping, playing fields, children’s play areas and other open spaces). Taylor Wimpey and Redrow

17/05201/OUT          Outline application for a phased development of up to 1,400 dwellings; a local centre (comprising supermarket, shops, cafe/restaurant and public house; a nursery/creche); a primary school with associated playing fields; associated infrastructure.  Taylor Wimpey

September 24, 2018
by Dave Craggs
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MBNA Chester Marathon on Sunday 7th October 2018

From Councillor Razia Daniels

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Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council

Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

(MBNA Chester Marathon)

(Temporary Traffic Regulation) Order 2018

 

Notice is hereby given that Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council intends to make an Order in accordance with the provisions of Section 16A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and with the consent of Wrexham County Borough Council. The effect will be to prohibit and restrict vehicular traffic on roads in the City of Chester, the Parishes of Claverton, Eccleston, Eaton, Pulford, Farndon, Churton by Farndon, Churton by Aldford, Aldford, Buerton, Huntington and Christleton and the Communities of Rossett and Holt to enable the MBNA Chester Marathon to take place on Sunday 7th October 2018.

 

The Order will close the following roads at 5.30am for an anticipated duration of 14 hours.

 

Castle Drive – Little Roodee Car Park to Lower Bridge Street

 

The Order will also:-

 

  • Prohibit entry into Lower Watergate Street at its junction with St Martins Way/Nicholas Street at 00am for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours

 

  • Close the following roads at 00am for for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours:

 

Nuns Road – Black Friars to Lower Watergate Street

City Walls Road – Stanley Place to Lower Watergate Street

 

  • Prohibit entry into the B5130 Sandy Lane at its junction with the A51 Christleton Road at 00am for an anticipated duration of 8 hours.

 

The Order will close the following roads at 8.30am for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours.

 

Sealand Road/New Crane Street – Stadium Way to Nuns Road/City Walls Road

South View Road – whole length (New Crane Street to Raymond Street)

Raymond Street – South View Road to Canal Street

Canal Street – whole length (Raymond Street to Upper Northgate Street)

Northgate Street – whole length (Upper Northgate Street to Eastgate Street)

Upper Northgate Street – The Northgate to George Street

Water Tower Street – Canning Street to Northgate Street

Hunter Street – Northgate Street to Hunters Walk

St Werburgh Street – whole length (Northgate Street to Eastgate Street)

Eastgate Street – whole length (Foregate Street to Northgate Street)

St John Street – whole length (Foregate Street to Little St John Street)

Foregate Street – Eastgate Street to St John Street

Vicars Lane – whole length (Little St John Street to Union Street)

Little St John Street – whole length (Vicars Lane to Pepper Street)

Pepper Street – whole length (Little St John Street to Bridge Street)

Lower Bridge Street – whole length (Pepper Street to Old Dee Bridge)

Grosvenor Street – Cuppin Street to Pepper Street

White Friars – Bridge Street to the access to Bank House

The Order will also:-

 

  • Prohibit vehicular traffic from turning right from Foregate Street into Love Street at 30am for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours
  • Close the slip road from A51 Boughton to A5268 Grosvenor Park Road from 30am f for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours
  • Close the following roads at 30am for an anticipated duration of 71/4 hours:

Old Dee Bridge

Handbridge – Queens Park Road to Old Dee Bridge

Souters Lane – whole length (Little St John Street to The Groves)

The Groves – Souters Lane to Lower Bridge Street

 

  • Close the following roads at 30am for an anticipated duration of 31/2 hours:

 

Handbridge – Queens Park Road to Overleigh Road

Queens Park Road – Queens Park View to Handbridge

Eaton Road – whole length (Handbridge to Hill Road)

Rake Lane/Hill Road – Paddock Road to B5445 Wrexham Road

B5445 Wrexham Road – A483 Wrexham Road to Straight Mile

B5445 Wrexham Road – Old Lane to County Boundary

Straight Mile – B5445 Wrexham Road to Old Lane

Old Lane – whole length (Straight Mile to B5445 Wrexham Road)

 

The Order will close the following roads at 8.45am for an anticipated duration of 21/4 hours.

 

Love Street – whole length (Foregate Street to A5268 Vicar’s Lane)

A5268 Union Street – whole length (Vicars Lane to Grosvenor Park Road)

A5268 Grosvenor Park Road – whole length (Union Street to A51 The Bars)

 

  • Close the following roads at 00am for an anticipated duration of 5 hours:

 

B5445 Chester Road – County Boundary to Darland Lane

Darland Lane – whole length (Chester Road to Gamford Lane)

Gamford Lane – whole length (Darland Lane to Rossett Road)

B5102 Rossett Road – whole length (Chapel Lane to Borras Road)

Borras Road – whole length (Rossett Road to Hosley Lane)

Buck Road – whole length (Borras Road to Commonwood Road)

Shepherd Road – whole length (Commonwood Road to A534 Wrexham Road)

Commonwood Road – whole length (Shepherds Road to Borras Road)

B5102 Borras Road – whole length (Rossett Road to Frog Lane)

B5102 Frog Lane – whole length (Borras Road to Cross Street)

Cross Street – whole length (Frog Lane to Ashley Court)

Green Street – whole length (Ashley Court to Bridge Street)

Bridge Street – Quakers Way to County Boundary

 

 

 

 

  • Close the following roads at 45am for an anticipated duration of 5 hours:

 

High Street, Farndon – Holt/Farndon Bridge to Church Street

Churton Road/Chester Road, Farndon/Churton – the Barnston Monument to B5130 Sibbersfield Lane

Stannage Lane, Churton – whole length

B5130 Chester Road – New Lane, Churton to School Lane, Aldford

School Lane/Mill Lane/Church Lane, Aldford – whole length

 

  • Close the following roads at 00am for an anticipated duration of 2 hours:

 

B5130 Chester Road – Chapel Lane, Aldford to Sandy Lane, Huntington

 

B5130 Chester Road – Sandy Lane, Huntington to Caldy Valley Road, Huntington to all traffic except for those requiring access and egress to/from land or premises along this length of road.  Access/egress will only be permitted for traffic travelling in a north to south direction.

 

  • Close the following road at 30am for an anticipated duration of 11/2 hours

 

B5130 Chester Road – School Lane, Aldford to Chapel Lane, Aldford

 

  • Close the following roads at 45am for an anticipated duration of 5 hours

 

Dee Lane – whole length (A51 Boughton to Grosvenor Park Terrace)

Grosvenor Park Terrace – whole length (Dee Lane to The Groves)

The Groves – Grosvenor Park Terrace to Souters Lane

Lower Bridge Street – Castle Street to Old Dee Bridge

 

  • Close the following road at 12 noon for an anticipated duration of 4 hours:

 

B5130 Chester Road – Chapel Lane, Aldford and Caldy Valley Road, Huntington to all traffic except those requiring access/egress to/from land or premises along this length of road.  Access/egress will only be permitted for traffic travelling in a north to south direction.

 

  • Introduce a temporary one way restriction at 30am for an anticipated duration of 51/4 hours on Churton Road from the Barnston Monument, Farndon to its junction with High Street, Farndon. Traffic will only be permitted to travel in a north to south direction.
  • Introduce a temporary one way restriction at 10am for an anticipated duration of 6 hours on B5130 Sandy Lane/Dee Banks/Chester Road from its junction with A51 Boughton to its junction with Caldy Valley Road, Huntington. Traffic will only be permitted to travel in a north to south direction.
  • Close the gap in the central reservation of A51 Boughton at its junction with Hoole Lane at 10am for an anticipated duration of 6 hours

 

  • Prohibit waiting from 6pm on Saturday 6th October for an anticipated duration of 21 hours on the following lengths of road:

 

Dee Lane (east side) /Grosvenor Park Terrace (south side) – whole length (Boughton to The Groves)

 

Churton Road, Farndon (east side) – Brewery Lane to High Street

The Groves (south side) – Souters Lane to Lower Bridge Street

B5130 Sandy Lane, Boughton (both sides) – The Mount to Dee Fords Avenue

B5130 Chester Road, Huntington (both sides) – Keristal Avenue to Sandy Lane

Church Lane, Aldford (both sides) B5130 Chester Road to Middle Lane

South View Road (north side) – 18 metres east of New Crane Street to 10 metres west of Charlotte Street

South View Road (north side) – 15 metres east of Charlotte Street to 12 metres west of Whipcord Lane

Grosvenor Park Road (both sides including residents parking bays) – A51 The Bars to Bath Street

 

  • Prohibit waiting from 6am for an anticipated duration of 71/2 hours on the following lengths of road:

 

St Werburgh Street  (south side) – from a point 12 west metres of the centre line of Godstall Lane to a point 15 metres east of the centre line of Godstall Lane

 

  • Suspend the no motor vehicles except for access restriction on Cuppin Street at 30am for an anticipated duration of 21/2 hours

 

ALTERNATIVE ROUTES FOR TRAFFIC

 

Traffic diverted from Sealand Road and New Crane Street should proceed via Deva Link, Parkgate Road and St Martins Way

 

Traffic diverted from Grosvenor Park Road, Union Street, Vicars Lane and Little St John Street should proceed via Nicholas Street, St Martins Way and St Oswalds Way

 

Traffic diverted from B5445 Wrexham Road should proceed via A483 Wrexham Road, B5102 Llay Road and B5445 Chester Road

 

Southbound traffic diverted from B5130 Chester Road should proceed via Sandy Lane and Chapel Lane to Aldford, and via the A5115 Whitchurch Road/Christleton Road, A41 Whitchurch Road, A534 Broxton Road/Barton Road and B5130 Sibbersfield Lane to Farndon.  Northbound traffic should proceed via the B5130 Sibberfield Lane to Churton, and via the A534 Barton Road/Broxton Road, A41 Whitchurch Road and A5115 Whitchurch Road/Christleton Road to Chester. NB There will be no access to Aldford between 10.30am and 12 noon.

 

The promoter of this event is Active Leisure Events Ltd, 6 Friars House, Commonhall Street Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2DH  (see www.chestermarathon.co.uk for more information).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For further information about these restrictions please contact the undersigned.

 

Ian Tordoff, Events Development and Commissioning Officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council

3rd Floor, HQ building

Nicholas Street

Chester CH1 2NP

Tel: (01244) 976928

E-mail ian.tordoff@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

July 13, 2018
by Dave Craggs
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Westminster Park Bus Service

Chris Matheson, our MP, has been approached by several constituents with issues relating to the 62 bus service. He has arranged a meeting for constituents who are affected by the service, to discuss concerns directly with Stagecoach and CWaC.
The meeting will take place at Westminster Park Community Centre on Saturday 21st July at 12.15pm

July 3, 2018
by Dave Craggs
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Art Preview Evening

The Interiors Shop Limited
9 Castle Croft Road
Westminster Park

Thu 5 July 2018 19:00 – 21:00 BST

https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-preview-evening-tickets-46972488979

The Interiors Shop is proud to host this event which is the preview to a new range of artwork which will be available in store, by London-based artist Charlie Yallop.

Having grown up surrounded by the coast, Charlie established himself by creating paintings that draw inspiration from the world around him.

Although Charlie didn’t choose a career in the art world, his passion to connect to his creative flair is something he now focuses on to bring his travels alive and capture the sense of places he visits.

He regularly creates commissioned artwork that brings other people’s travels and surroundings into their homes, working predominately on large canvases in acrylics with a bold and abstract style.

Charlie has kindly offered to donate 10% of all sales of artwork at the event to our wonderful Chester-based charity, B.I.R.D, who bring hope through treatment to people with brain injury and learning diffuclties. We will also match that by donating 10% of any other sales on the night. Find out more about B.I.R.D’s life-changing work at birdcharity.org

We look forward to you joining us for drinks and nibbles with the opportunity to preview these original artworks and meet the artist in an informal and relaxed setting.

May 14, 2018
by Dave Craggs
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WESTMINSTER PARK BRIDGE CLUB

Special welcoming evenings Thursdays

After the success of our “Try Us” evenings we have decided to extend the invitation and there will be no fee on the initial evenings.

We can promise partners if you come alone; or you may prefer to come as a pair.

Do you enjoy social bridge?

Have you thought of joining a club?

That’s a new challenge with new people and you may think you’re not good enough to start.

If you have some experience and can play at a reasonable pace then we may be just what you are looking for.

On the other hand, you may already have played in a club and know what it’s all about.

We can also promise a congenial atmosphere; while we stick to the rules, we apply them in a sympathetic manner!

We play from 7 until 10 each Thursday at the Community Centre in Westminster Park, Chester. There is ample parking and a licensed bar for members.

For further details, you will find us on Facebook @wpbridge or at www.wpbridge.club on the web.

For enquiries, you can post on Facebook; you can email wpbridge@outlook.com; or you can call me on 01244 675923.

Lastly, you may skip the enquiry stage and come on any Thursday.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Nick Ryan