Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

May 29, 2020
by Penny White


A message from Razia Daniels, our Councillor:
Good Afternoon Everyone
I hope you and your family are well.
The fortnightly kerbside garden waste collection service will resume in west Cheshire on Thursday 4 June 2020.
It was suspended in March at the start of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown as staff sickness levels in the workforce increased, and this decision ensured the domestic waste and recycling service could continue to operate as normal.
Staff sickness levels have fallen in recent weeks and more staff are now available to collect residents’ garden waste in addition to providing the usual service.
Collections will return to the previously advertised schedule. Residents are asked not to overfill their bins or leave side garden waste, as they are not be able to collect any garden waste that is not in the green bin.
Please put your green bin out by 7am on your normal scheduled collection day.
They can only empty your garden waste container once on your scheduled collection day. Excess garden waste can be composted, taken to your nearest recycling centre or placed into your garden waste container ready for the next scheduled collection.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal. They will continue to monitor the national COVID risk rating, infection rate, and the continued availability of staff in the weeks to come to ensure they can continue to run all services while ensuring staff safety.
I hope this information is helpful but if you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
Take Care and Stay Safe
Many Thanks
Best Wishes
Cllr Razia Daniels
Shadow Cabinet Member for Children and Families
Home – 01244 312392
Mobile – 07481 234411
Twitter – @CllrRDaniels

Cllr Razia Daniels


May 27, 2020
by Penny White


I am not aware of any changes to the ‘shopping list’ that serves Westminster Park, but the ‘experiencechester.co.uk’ website, our digital high street, has been updated with businesses reopening, delivery services, car park info etc. Worth a look if you are thinking of heading into town.

May 23, 2020
by Penny White

The Secret Gardens of Westminster Park

The Secret Gardens of Westminster Park
Many of us have spent more time in our gardens than ever before. They are weeded, planted, clipped and watered to perfection … but we can’t invite anyone in to show them off.

And so to remedy this we are asking for photos – no more than two per garden – and these will be available to view online in the Westminster Park Residents Association Gallery as from Saturday 27 June.

Please send your photos to Mary Pole at pole.mary@gmail.com before Friday 19 June.
Remember, no more than two per garden and these can also include wildlife that visits your garden.

We will display as many as we can but may be constrained by the available digital storage space. No names or addresses will be displayed – the gardens will remain ‘Secret’.

Looking forward to seeing all your lovely gardens.

Westminster Park Gardening Club

May 11, 2020
by Jennifer Crew

Don’t know how to keep your teenagers interested in learning?

Get them to try some free online courses for 13 + students

FutureLearn Schools offers free access to hundreds of online educational courses for school students aged 13+, to continue and expand their learning.  The courses vary from creating computer games to maths puzzles to finding out about the universe – there’s something for everyone.

Find out more about FutureLearn Schools, and get involved here.

May 10, 2020
by Penny White


Westminster Park certainly know how to party, even in lockdown! Thanks to Annemarie and Niall Macfadyen who cycled around the estate on their tandem taking photos of the celebrations going on. Their photos are on our Facebook page and we hope to post them here in due course. Well done all!

May 9, 2020
by Jennifer Crew

VE Day Quiz Answers


  1. Winston Churchill
  2. 15.8.1945
  3. Clement Attlee
  4. Dwight Eisenhower
  5. Harry S Truman
  6. Harry S Truman
  7. Trafalgar Square , The Mall and outside Buckingham Palace
  8. Leonard Spencer
  9. No not until 1946
  10. 1953- just in time for the Coronation!
  11. No , but they were often in short supply
  12. Meat in 1954
  13. Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  14. Mein Kamph
  15. 7/12/1941
  16. Operation Overlord
  17. Glenn Miller
  18. Major
  19. 28
  20. ‘My son, my son’ in 1954.

May 7, 2020
by Dave Craggs


Due to Cornonavirus and social distancing the ‘Street Party’ I planned to organise at the Community Centre on Friday afternoon unfortunately cannot go ahead.  That does not mean we cannot enjoy celebrating V.E. Day.  Observing social distancing we can have our own ‘Street Party’ right here in our front gardens.

Weather permitting, bring out the tables and chairs, put up the bunting, blow up balloons, bring out the spam sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea or whatever you fancy and at 3.00p.m. let’s  toast a thank you to all those who gave so much for our freedom today.

Hope you will al have an enjoyable day.

Sandra Magilton


(Simple bunting can be made from photo copier or coloured A4 paper folded to corner, trimmed and decorated as you wish. Staple onto string, tape or alternatively, fold coloured or white napkins over tape and staple.  Hey presto!)


May 6, 2020
by Jennifer Crew

Can you do our VE Day Quiz?

Our resident quizmaster Colin Dollimore has put together a quiz to keep you entertained on VE Day.  Here are the questions.  The answers will be posted on Friday evening (or Saturday morning if I forget!)  Good luck!


1 Who was the British Prime Minister on VE DAY ?

2 What was the date of VJ day ?

3 Who was the British Prime Minister on VJ day ?

4 Which American was Supreme Allied Commander in Europe ?

5 Who was the US President on VE day  ?

6 Who was the US President on VJ day ?

7 Where did the main people’s party take place on VE day ?

8 What were Winston Churchill’s middle names ?

9 Was bread rationed in WW2 ?

10 When did sweet rationing end?

11 Were fruit and vegetables rationed ?

12 What was the last item to be de-rationed ?

13 In which two Japanese cities were nuclear bombs detonated in August 1945 ?

14 Adolf Hitler predicted WW2 in his memoirs published in 1925. What were they called ?

15 On what date was Pearl Harbour attacked by the Japanese ?

16 What was the codename for the D-Day invasion.

17 Which American first recorded ‘American Patrol ‘ ?

18 What rank did Glenn Miller attain in the Army/Airforce Band ?

19 How old was Vera Lynn on VE day ?

20 What was Vera Lynn’s only charted No 1 single in the UK ?

May 6, 2020
by Jennifer Crew

Help Belgrave Primary School to create a rainbow

You may have already noticed that Belgrave Primary School pupils have been tying different coloured ribbons onto their school fence to spread positivity at this time.  So many pupils with their families, friends and even their dogs have joined in the challenge to make Belgrave a brilliant colourful rainbow! This is to help cheer people up and also to show thanks for all those working so hard.

They are inviting you to share with them in their challenge and tie a ribbon to their school fence. Let’s see how many we can get!