Last update 29 March
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).
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 This is a change from previous elections and means it will not be possible for a nomination to be withdrawn if it is subsequently found there are more candidates than seats and someone is willing to stand down to avoid the cost of a contested election.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)
More info to follow shortly.
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
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.
Permission allowed subject to several conditions
See here for decision notice - Planning application 13/04057/FUL
Developer website www.hooleroad.co.uk
Under consideration in the CWAC Local plan, this proposal is a mixed development including housing in the Green Belt
More info to follow
Click here for a copy of the HIMOR submission to the LDF re the Hoole Gate proposal.
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
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
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! www.connectingcheshire.org.uk
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.
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)
Food served 12-2pm
Evenings from 5-9pm
Sat 12-9pm, Sunday 12-7pm
Tel 01244 301753 to book
Guilden Sutton Action
Getting things done in Guilden Sutton
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