Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

May 5, 2020
by Penny White


It will come as no surprise that we have had to cancel the Summer Fayre that was planned for 27th June due to the Covid-19 situation. Stallholders who had offered to attend have been informed.
If it is possible to hold an event on Saturday 15th August to celebrate VJ Day and the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 we will.
Watch this space!

May 5, 2020
by Dave Craggs

Christian Aid Week

Next Sunday, May 10th, marks the start of Christian Aid Week. Normally a small army of volunteers would be popping those little red envelopes through letterboxes in your area, inviting people to donate. Last year the people of Chester gave £20,220, which was a brilliant total.

Because of Covid-19 house-to-house collections have had to be cancelled, but Christian Aid Week itself has not been, and the needs of the world’s poorest are as great as ever. There are four secure ways for people to donate if they wish to:

The Chester Christian Aid Committee has set up a Just Giving Page with the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chesterchristianaidweek2020

or people can send a cheque made out to ‘Christian Aid’ to the Committee’s Treasurer, the Revd. Brian Holroyd, 23, Toft Close, Chester CH4 8PX

or they can ring a dedicated phone line: 0808 0006 006

or to give £5 they can text 70040 GIVE

It is tough for all of us at present, and very tough for some. But the local Partners of Christian Aid work with some of the world’s very poorest people, and they desperately need our support. Some people will not have anything to spare, but if you can give, then THANK YOU!

Trevor Dennis (Chair of the Chester Christian Aid Committee)

May 4, 2020
by Jennifer Crew

Join in our VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration, 3pm Friday 8th May

Decorate your house in red, white and blue and get ready to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8 May!

The ‘Nation’s Toast to the Heroes of WW2’ will take place at 3pm when, from the safety of our own homes and gardens, we are urged to stand up and raise a glass of refreshment making the following ‘Toast’ – “To those who gave so much, we thank you.”  This is a tribute to the many millions at home and abroad who gave so much to ensure that we all enjoy and share the freedom we have today.

We hope that everyone in the area will join with us and follow up the toast with a picnic in our front gardens/drives. 

May 4, 2020
by Dave Craggs

Giving Blood

We need our dedicated blood donors to continue to support us by coming out to donate if you are fit and well.

We may be asking you to travel further than normal to donate, but travel to a clinic is classed as essential.

We would not be able to continue to save and improve lives without you.


May 2, 2020
by Dave Craggs

No Mow May

Good morning all

Some of us aren’t too bothered about having well-manicured grass and if you let the flowers bloom on your lawn, they can provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other pollinators. The National Trust is encouraging you not to mow your lawn for the month of May to support Plantlife’s No Mow May campaign in the run up to their Every Flower Counts survey at the end of the month. So you can cross mowing the lawn off your to-do list and watch to see if more bees, butterflies and bugs visit your garden.

I’m not sure I will leave the entire lawn unmown but it will be interesting to leave a patch and see what flowers will bloom.

Mary Pole


May 2, 2020
by Penny White


All this information has been gathered in good faith to assist residents who may have difficulty shopping, collecting medication etc. WPRA are not responsible for any incorrect information or losses that may occur.
Cheshire Police Alert has information which is sent out regularly on scams that are taking place locally. Always be vigilant.

Our local shops where you can reserve, pay by telephone and collect or a volunteer can collect and deliver for you.

Butcher: S J Bebbington, now prioritising orders for collection – order online or over phone before 3pm day before. Payment can be take over phone or CONTACTLESS PAYMENT PREFERRED (limited availability for buying from shop) and then open Tues-Sat 10-4. Only two customers in shop at one time. Tel: 01244 682424 sjbebbingtonbutchers.co.uk

Fishmonger: Bebbington & Williams tel: 01244 678900
Now open 10-5 Website: chesterfreshfish.com

Pharmacy: Westminster Park Pharmacy tel: 01244 677000 for prescriptions
Details of volunteer and customer need to be given. Only 4 persons in shop at any time.

NB: COOP NOW OPEN 7am-8pm 7 days a week. Take care with queuing- the Post Office has a separate queue. Only ten people allowed In shop at one time.

Al Forno Italian/Fish and Chips tel: 07405 027744 Tues-Sun 3.30-10.30pm

Golden Dragon re-opened: tel 01244 680388, closed Sundays.


Vegetables: Exsqueezeme Handbridge 01244 637960 or text to 07496464715 Exsqueezeme.co.uk
Email: exsqueezemechester@gmail.com
Pay by bank transfer, cash or card.

Fruit, salad, veg eggs, milk, butter & bread
Francis Thomas Chester, no del charge, no min order 01244 322968 Delivers

Milk eggs cheese etc Mortons Dairies Liverpool
Del M W Fri 01244 374422

Milk, bread, free range, eggs Chester Milk Delivery 01244 880160 Chestermilkdelivery.co.uk

Milk, cheese, bread Fresh Pastures deliver to Chester area on certain days Yorkshire Email
Note minimum order is £15

Cheese eggs jams chutneys butter The Cheese Wedge Chester Market 07917 384875
Kev On Facebook
Eg £10 cheese bundle

Beer & Wine Chester Beer & Wine Handbridge free del within 5 miles 01244 317094 Chesterbeerandwine.co.uk

Pub food delivery menu Handbridge Gastro Pub Handbridge free delivery within 3 miles 01244 732777
Email: info@offtothebridge.com


Restaurant food delivery Concept Catering at Chester Golf Club Curzon Park, delivery within 5 miles Call Lance on 07751 033938 Email:

Take away or delivery
12-3pm not Mon or Thurs

Italian food Lacucinadipaola Chester See Facebook page

Wine and delicatessen Whitmore & White, Godstall Lane Free delivery Tel 01928 734427 Whitmoreandwhite.co.uk

Online orders preferred.

Pet food Farm & Pet Place, Mold Anneka Burek has kindly offered to deliver to WP residents 01492 542662
Ask for stock from Mold store and pay over phone Farmandpetplace.co.uk
Give your address for delivery when paying over phone and say that it is for Anneka to deliver.
Let Anneka know, tel
07532 109973

Garden plants Grosvenor Garden Centre Centre Is closed but can make deliveries Tel: 01244 625200 Check website:

Computer emergency Computer & Phone Repairs/Help@home, Saltney Can access computer remotely and possibly help. Martin Atkinson 07508 193367
Supermarket Morrisons, Saltney

03456 116111
Option 5 for home delivery
Option 4 for click collect

Hellofresh delivers ALL ingredients for meals in packs, you can order for 2/3/4 people for 2/3/4 days, there are choices of meals. At present there is an offer of £20 off your first box using code HS-KP1VPS1CP.
There are other firms who offer a similar service, the Mindful Chef for instance (mostly vegetarian) etc.

Note: Some deliveries may be slower than advertised if demand is very high. Everyone is doing their best, be courteous.

Handbridge Community Association have set up a free delivery service covering three miles from Handbridge for those who are isolated. They can deliver from Ernest W Edge & Co,Butcher, Exsqueezeme Fruit and Veg, Spoilt for Choice Bread, ready meals pies and cakes, Vendees Local all groceries and household items. Chester Beer and @in3, The Cheese Shop, Cheshire.
Please place your order by calling Julie on 07474331781 or Jonathon on 07903935115 or Sue on 07823447548. Call anytime and deliveries will be made as soon as possible (not guaranteed next day) after 1pm so keep the afternoon free. Delivery drivers are unpaid volunteers who are working very hard: Jonathan, Julie and Sue who will hold ID cards. Cars and persons will be fully sanitised and best of all have contactless card machines to take payment upon receipt of groceries. There may be a delivery charge, and they may be asking for payments by bank transfer now.

Experiencechester.co.uk/chestertogether website gives information of various initiatives in Chester, a ‘digital high street’ – This is largely to support businesses which are suffering with this crisis.

The Cheese Shop in Northgate Street offers a delivery service.

Specsavers are now open for repairs, but not appointments.

Chester Market are offering ‘grab and go’ essential food only, to be ordered in advance and are now delivering: markets@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk Tel: 01244 973040

Unfortunately newsagents Martins and McColls in Handbridge, Saltney and Cliveden Road cannot take any more orders for deliveries in Westminster Park. However Newsteam Group are delivering in our area, call 01782 358998. There is an offer on the delivermynewspaper.co.uk for free deliveries for six weeks.

Postal and Amazon delivery services have been reduced. Post Office Sorting Office – for collecting parcels – now only open 7-11am and closed on Weds and Sundays. Please note there is a link on the card to rearrange delivery.

Follyfield Nurseries (Hooton) have bedding plans and compost but do not deliver.

An updated list will be sent out each week, however breaking news and updates are posted on Westminster Park Residents Association page on Facebook, sign up and also enjoy the jokes keeping our spirits up… 1may2020

April 30, 2020
by Penny White


WORK to waterproof a major roundabout on the outskirts of Chester is set to start on Friday evening and will include a road closure.

The improvements to the A55/A483 Wrexham Road roundabout are set to take 10 days to complete and will be carried out in two phases.

A spokesman for Highways England said phase one will take place on the eastern side of the A483 Wrexham Road roundabout from the evening of Friday to the morning of Monday, May 4.

For safety, a 24-hour closure will be in place on the eastern side of the A483 Wrexham Road roundabout throughout. This will affect road users travelling out of Chester.

April 28, 2020
by Penny White


Good Morning Everyone!
We hope you had a lovely weekend in the sun 🌞
Just an update from us – we are altering our opening hours due to ever changing circumstances;
10am – 4pm
It has become obvious Fridays and Saturdays are our busiest days of the week and we would urge people to come to the shop earlier in the week to if they can to alleviate the pressure in the shop and of course the queue!
Stay Safe All,
Team Bebbington x