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The countdown to National, CWAC and Parish Council elections is underway.

Make sure you are registered to vote.


This year the responsibility to ensure you are registered to vote no longer lies with the householder where you reside but is now your own responsibility. Now students, people living in rented accommodation and any other unregistered votors are responsible to ensure they are registered to vote.Make you vote count, with the balance of power more uncertain than ever before, now is the chance to make your voice heard.Register now or before April 20th. Click here to find out how to register including instant on-line registration (All you need is your National lInsurance number and then you can vote in all elections on the 7th May).


Your chance to make a difference for you, your community and where you live.


Here and now is an occasional chance to make a real difference to you, your family and where you live - Guilden Sutton.


For the first time in four years the entire Guilden Sutton Parish council is up for re-election.




In the past, elections have been held but on several occasions, councillors have been co-opted onto the council without a public vote.


If you care about what is built in Guilden Sutton, the facilities we have here (the shops, the pub, the environment, the school, play groups, local businesses, the church, the traffic, transport etc, etc) and how Guilden Sutton developes in the future - then now you have the opportunity to really help.


NEW candidates are needed to stand for the Parish Council. The time commitments are not too much and no expertise is needed - just an enthusiasm to ensure Guilden Sutton remains/becomes a vibrant and ideal place to live.


Apply now to stand and maybe invite some of your friends to stand with you.


More than eight applications will ensure an election is held - in the interests of democracy, please consider standing if you wish to make a contribution.


Recently, CWAC have issued the following advice:


The borough council has issued a reminder that the day and time for the withdrawal of any nominations is now the same as the deadline for submissions of nominations which is 4pm on Thursday 9 April 2015. This is a change from previous elections and means it will not be possible for a nomination to be withdrawn if it is subsequently found there are more candidates than seats and someone is willing to stand down to avoid the cost of a contested election.


Final deadline for applications - 4pm Thurs 9 April 2015. (Not that much time)


Full notice is here also see details in the Parish newsletter here


More info to follow shortly.






Guilden Sutton to welcome new residents, farmers and rugby players later this year!


Did you know the boundaries of Guilden Sutton are to change on 1st April this year? For the official announcement from CWAC - click here

View and download the map here



Guilden Sutton Neighbourhood plan - Click here

Click here for info including why you should and how you can help to produce and influence this plan

NEW resources and plan info


St Johns Church Hall - Click here

There is a realistic possibility of building a NEW church hall in the next 12 months. The church urgently needs to clarify their requirements and wishes to liaise with the congregation, hall users and the wider village community to do this.

St John's is consulting as widely as possible on what may be required. The consultation document with some background information may be downloaded here

Gresty's Farm development - Click here

Permission allowed subject to several conditions

See here for decision notice - Planning application 13/04057/FUL

School Lane development - Click here.

Click here for full information

Affordable housing allocation. See Oct Parish Council minutes p3. Here

Latest plans (Aug 2014). Click here




Hoole Road (Mannings Lane) park and ride - Click here

Developer website

Under consideration in the CWAC Local plan, this proposal is a mixed development including housing in the Green Belt

More info to follow

Hoolegate - Click here

Click here for a copy of the HIMOR submission to the LDF re the Hoole Gate proposal.



Fracking - get the facts. Click here

In preparation but see this page for info. FONCGB fracking

Chester is on the edge of one of the larger extractable shale gas regions in the world and certainly in the UK - the Bowland Basin. Here there is a resource of gas sufficient for Britains needs for 500 years. See the British Geological Survey website for full info here

Useful info - Click here

Current National guidelines on Greenbelt and Affordable housing. National Policy Framework Click here

*** Building in the Greenbelt: click here

CWAC planning portal Click here






Join this increasingly popular discussion forum for the Neighbourhood plan, village and planning. Receive and send information on planning issues, the fate of the village pub, developer's activity and more direct to you inbox: Click here for info





Superfast fibre broadband in Guilden Sutton


Check the Connecting Cheshire website to see if your home or business can be upgraded and then contact your Internet Service Provider or shop around for the best deal and order a fibre broadband service - it doesn’t happen automatically!


Contact your provider or those listed here to get upgraded. More info




Walk on Thurs 19 March - Bickerton Hill and Raw Head - Info here





A new Homewatch initiative is underway in Guilden Sutton. Click here for details and how you can help.

See Chris interviewed here


Interactive map for our area



Click here to visit the site.

Greenway news


Click here to visit the Greenway website with news and information on this popular route

Next volunteer days, Wed Feb 25 10am at Fairfield Rd Bridge
Sat 10 March at the wildlife pond




Guilden Sutton Pre-School organise a host of educational activities, visits and trips, and meets at the Village Hall during term time. Places available. Tel: 07717 942843  (Info)









The Bird in Hand



Food served 12-2pm

Evenings from 5-9pm

Sat 12-9pm, Sunday 12-7pm



Tel 01244 301753 to book

Full details here



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Guilden Sutton Action


Getting things done in Guilden Sutton
Click here


A new section where urgent help is needed to actively protect and improve the development of our village


School Lane development Click

Bird in Hand Click

Neighbourhood development plan


Parish Plan Click



Green Belt under threat



Our Green Belt is under threat from extensive housing development. Click here for more news and links to the campaigns to protect it.

For Friends of North Chester Greenbelt click here

Visit Meadow Lea cafe



Open 7 days a week
10:00 - 16:00

Free internet access

Between Guilden Sutton and Mickle Trafford near the end of the Greenway. Click here for the menu