Last update 25 August
Guilden Sutton - things are changing
The landlord of the Bird in Hand will be leaving in October which means the pub is likely to close by the end of September. The intentions of the owner of the pub are not known. Further news will appear here when it becomes available.
27 Guilden Sutton bus service to stop
The current 27 bus service from Guilden Sutton is to be replaced with an altered No. 26 service. Initial details can be found here and the suggested timetable is available here. The new service reaches Chester more rapidly via a direct route and is more frequent with an hourly service from 09:15 through to 15:45. There seems to be no weekend service or Upton High School routing.
There is a petition doing the rounds against these changes. Copies available from the Post Office and Somerfield House.
Wicker Lane C836 from junction A51 Tarvin Road to junction Cinder Lane. From July 17 for a period of not more than 6 weeks. Additional lights at the junction of School Lane and Station Lane are there to ensure safety due to larger vehicles using the route and will only be there for a short time.
Fracking for shale gas
IGas Energy seismic surveys in our area
The Bowland Shale (above) is the largest area of shale gas deposits in the UK containing an estimated 1329 trillion cubic feet of shale gas. Only a small proportion of this is commercially extractable. To provide reliable estimates of where extractable reserve gas lies, wells are drilled, maps are consulted and seismic surveys are performed. Such seismic surveys are in the process of being carried out in the areas of Ince, Stoke, Thornton-Le-Moors, Little Stanney, Elton and Frodsham Marsh.
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 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
Available in Guilden Sutton. Visit Connecting Cheshire for more information.
The 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 19 Aug
10 a.m. between the wildlife pond the fox at Guilden Sutton
Sat 19 September
10 a.m. at Fairfield Rd bridge
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
NOW OPEN ALL DAY EVERY DAY
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
Bird in Hand Click
Neighbourhood development 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