Westminster Park Residents Association

Bringing our community alive

March 13, 2019
by Dave Craggs

PCSO Tim Cooper

At the end of this month we say goodbye to our PCSO Tim Cooper.  Tim is advancing his career in Cheshire Constabulary as a police constable.  I am sure he will make a fine officer.  We thank him for all his hard work in helping to keep our Community safe and wish him well in his new career.

Tim is replaced by PCSO Lauren Davies.  Lauren is no stranger to Westminster Park and we welcome her back after her year policing in the city.  We look forward to meeting her out and about in our Community.

General contact number for Cheshire Police is 101

February 26, 2019
by Dave Craggs


Following on from the success of our January Volunteer Day, we have arranged another get together for 13th March.  The main focus of activity will be to move the cuttings from the coppiced hedge next to the Glan Aber tennis courts to a couple of locations:  the new dog walking area and the gaps in the hedge next to the pathway by the golf course.

In addition, the following will be tackled:

  • clearance of the path edges from the car park to the cafe area
  • the installation of footpath slabs or stones by the white gate on the pathway near to Glan Aber Tennis Club.

If you are able to volunteer please could you advise us in advance.  If you know of anyone else who would like to help with this effort, please pass on this note.

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on that day.  It will help to make our well appreciated open space even better.

Steve Telford, 

Chair, Friends of Westminster Park

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.