Notices of 2 remote committee meetings on Tuesday 7th July

Please see below the notice for 2 committee meetings to be held on 7th July:

Notice of Resources Remote Meeting 20.07.07 signed

Notice of Places Remote Meeting 20.07.07 signed

Co-option Forms for existing vacancies in Parkgate, Little Neston and Neston Wards

Co-option forms for existing vacancies Parkgate, Little Neston and Neston wards are available to download below:

2020 Cooption Application form Parkgate

2020 Cooption Application form Little Neston

2020 Cooption Application form Neston

Neston Market Traders Offering Home Delivery

 

NESTON MARKET TRADERS

OFFERING HOME DELIVERY

 

Nova the outsiders – Bakery

Phone:  0151 342 9959      Email:  [email protected]

A full list of products can be found on their website novarestaurant.co.uk

Click on ‘Delivery By Nova The Outsiders’ for the products that are on their stall.

 

Traditional Farmhouse Beef

Offer delivery on orders over £50 .   Phone:  01565 722228     Email:  [email protected]

 

Elaine’s Pet Supplies and Eggs

£1 delivery charge applies.       Phone:  07773863869

 

Liverpool Cheese Company

Deliveries every Friday on the Wirral, £2 delivery charge.

Phone: 0151 428 3942   email:  [email protected]

Website: https://liverpoolcheesecompany.com/

 

Cheshire Cheesecakes

Choice of three 5” cheesecakes for £15.   4 Baked American individual cheesecakes for £8.

Family Cheesecake box £14 (2 x 5” cheesecakes and 3 individual American cheesecakes)

Baked Cheesecake box £15 (Selection of 9 baked individual American style cheesecakes)

Flavours to choose from for the 5” cheesecakes are – lemon meringue, raspberry & white chocolate, ultimate chocolate or sticky toffee pudding.

Flavours to choose from for Individual American style cheesecakes are – apple & rhubarb crumble, strawberry, honeycomb, fudge & salted caramel, sticky toffee pudding or ultimate chocolate.

Also offers large celebration cheesecakes for birthdays etc..

Phone:  07383 635138 or contact via Facebook messenger.      (Payments by contactless card payment or over the phone).

 

The Great British Bakehouse

Items can be ordered for collection.    Phone:  0151 336 2686

 

The Camels Hump Middle Eastern Caterer

Phone: 07478 142022 Email: [email protected]    Facebook: The Camels Hump Middle Eastern Caterers & Events

Free Delivery on Takeaway & Delivery Menu

Lebanese Mezze, Falafel, Hummus, Lebanese ready meals, Lebanese Bakery items.

Contact for more details or see their Facebook page.

 

Neston Fish and Seafood

Phone 07765 228861 to order.  Orders can be collected from area outside Great British Bakehouse on Clayhill Estate on Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm

 

Nicks Cheese and Meat Stall

Plans in place to put together set hampers to deliver. Contactless payments for larger orders.

See information on Facebook page, send messenger message or phone: 07517 686728

 

Tinsley’s Fruit and Veg

Collect orders from area outside Great British Bakehouse on Clayhill Estate on Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm.

Please text orders to 07957 489077.

4 packs to choose from (specific additional items can be added subject to availability).

Veg Pack – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Potatoes, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Cabbage    £10

Salad Pack – Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Lettuce, Cucumber, Spring Onions        £6

Fruit Pack – Bananas, Pears, Apples, Grapes, Oranges    £10

Superior Fruit Pack – As above with additional of Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries   £15 – £18  (prices of soft fruit change daily)

 

My Spicy Blends

See website for full information on deliveries

www.myspicyblends.co.uk or phone 078802 777989 for more information

 

Orchard Pigs

Deliveries on Wednesday (and other days if needed) .

Boxes available:

Bakery small £10

Bakery large £20

Tapas box £15

Cheese box £10

Minimum order £20 see Facebook page  for full details and pictures.

To order phone 01978 660371 Or message Orchard Pigs on messenger, with phone number so that you can be contacted.

 

Bluebonnet Sweets

Cash payment only and charge of £1.00 per delivery.  Deliveries will be on Friday afternoon.

Product and price list

Loaf cakes – £3.00 each (Lemon, Apple Cinnamon, Southern Butter, Blueberry, Banana, Chocolate Banana, Maple Walnut Coffee)

Brownies or Blondies – £1.50 each
Magic Bars – £1.00 each

Cupcakes – 4/£2.50 or 6/£4.00  Chocolate or Vanilla.  Filled cupcakes – 4/£4.00  Flavours on request

Decorate your own cupcakes kit – £5.00  Comes with 6 cupcakes, 2 bags of frosting, 2 tubs of sprinkle mix (Chocolate or Vanilla)

Also available are Scottie’s sweets!
.50p bags – fizzy cola or cherry cola bottles, bubblegum bonbons, gummy bears, gummy worms, gummy sharks, sherbet lemons, sour dummies, pear drops and more!
Sugar free sweets available on request.

Please send orders via Facebook messenger

 

Traditional Farmhouse Meat (Cheadle Farm)

Place an order for collection on a Saturday afternoon. Contactless payment via bank transfer. Collection of Pre-ordered meat only from Neston Market Square. Please message on 07970611953 for more information.

 

Men’s clothing stall – M Moghaddam. 

Please contact with any order for delivery on [email protected]

 

Not a food trader, but for anyone working on their garden during lockdown…

FS & S Supplies

Offering home delivery on a range of hand crafted wooden items.  please see their Facebook page for details ‘Garden and Home Art and Crafts by F S and S Ltd’

 

Stephen Culshaw – Watch repairs

Please contact on 07970 665626 or email [email protected]

 

Neston Town Council to increase Precept by 10p per week.

Neston Town Council’s spending proposals for the coming year will cost residents of the average Band D house an extra £5 in council tax for the year – an average increase of 10p a week. It excludes Cheshire West and Chester Council’s charge and the police and fire service precepts. At the Full Council meeting on Tuesday evening, Council scrutinised its overall budgets and agreed at the very least in needed to ‘break even’, and to make a request from Cheshire West and Chester Council that matched its projected net expenditure budget.

In previous years the town council has used its cash reserves in an effort not to increase the council tax levy. However, with cost increases and the need to maintain a working reserve this has not been possible this year and is unsustainable. To balance the budget the Town Council will levy a precept of £270,082. This amounts to £45.82 a year for the average (Band D) household: an annual increase of £5 or 10p a week.

Although other councils have differing responsibilities and costs, it should be noted that Neston has one of the lowest precept levels in Cheshire.

Precept information from Government Website

The increase will allow the council to maintain the services it provides and critically balance its budgets. One of the key projects that this will allow is to continue with improvements to Neston market. This year the town hall basement was refurbished in order to assist with the relaunch of the revitalised basement market.  This has been highly successful and helped to generate new income for the town council.

 

The Town Council is extremely proud of its grants programme that allows community groups and individuals to apply for funds and we all want to see this maintained. This year the grants budget is set at £35,266 and has already awarded notable grants to Neston Nomads Football Club (£10,000) for 3G pitch project, £5,116.40 to Little Actors and £7,000 for Christmas event.

New floral and greening arrangements have been on display this year and the council has had to stream-line its efforts in this department in order to reduce expenditure, the current greening budget is £28,000.  It is hoped that this has not deterred enjoyment of these floral displays, certainly the judges of the Best Kept Village who awarded Neston a ‘Most Improved for 2019’ didn’t think so.

Town council benches around the town have been brought up to standard and IT facilities have been renewed and improved but this is a continuing process and has ongoing costs. Council manage the town hall and this aging building has constant remedial costs to keep on top of, some of which are supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The Council are currently looking to increase and improve investment in the local services, such as Christmas lights which are a huge part of the Council’s budget and without increased resources will be unachievable.

It is hoped that the Neston residents will support our action and benefit from improved sustainable investments to add to the enjoyment of everyone who lives and works in Neston.

 

 

 

Neston Market Trader of the Year 2019 awarded at Neston Christmas Market

The very festive Neston Christmas Market was held on Friday 6th December.  It was a perfect opportunity for browsing the market stalls both inside and out, enjoying the tasty artisan ‘Foodie Friday’ treats on offer and being entertained by the talented pupils of Neston High School, St Winefrides Primary School and Woodfall Primary School, as well as the Neston Singers.

Refreshments were provided in the Town Hall by the Neston Fairtrade Town Group who have recently succeeded in making Neston a Fairtrade Town.

 

The Mayor of Neston, Cllr Dominic Roberts & Julie Tinsley

The Neston Market Trader of the Year Award for 2019 was awarded to Tinsley’s Fruit and Veg.  The award was presented by The Mayor & Deputy Mayors of Neston, Cllr Dominic Roberts. Tinsley’s have been very supportive of all of the market events and changes during the year and their award is very well deserved. The Council and markets staff would like to congratulate them.

Tinsley’s is a family business that was started 70 years ago. Today, it is run by Howard, Julie, and Ben.  Their produce is collected fresh daily, from 2 local farms, to ensure quality but sold at very competitive prices and it is always served with a smile.

Val Jones & Cllr Dominic Roberts

A second ‘Special Recognition’ award was presented to Val Jones of Bluebonnet Sweets for the time she volunteers to successfully run the Neston Markets Facebook page on behalf of the Neston Market Traders. Since Val took over this task earlier in the year the page has gone from strength to strength with the number of followers significantly increasing, she does a brilliant job of getting information about the wonderful market out to the public.

The prize for the ‘Most Festive Stall’ was presented jointly to ‘Carmatara’ Jewellery and ‘Digger & Dozer’ handmade dog accessories.

The Deputy Mayor, Cllr Christine Warner, admires the most festive stall

The market was a great start to the festive season, following on from the fantastic Christmas Lights switch on event at the weekend.  The weather was very kind to us and the atmosphere was buzzing.

Neston Market will be holding the last Foodie Friday event of the year on Friday 20th December, to give shoppers chance to stock up artisan produce, gifts and fresh fruit and vegetables closer to the big day itself.

 

Proud to Live in Neston – Best Kept Village Award Successes

Neston takes great pride in announcing the results of this year’s Best Kept Village Competition 2019, sponsored by CWaC.  The entry was made jointly by Neston Town Council and the Neston Civic Society.

 

The awards presented were:

Runner up – Population 5,000 to 10,000 for Neston

Little Gem, citing our Commemorative Bench in Little Neston, and

Most Improved Award for 2019

Parkgate came 4th in their category and received a ‘Little Gem’ award for the ‘Hi-C’ boat on the middle slip.

What an achievement!

Thank you to all who care and look after your neighbourhood, we couldn’t have done it without you.

The judges were particularly impressed by our hanging baskets and “wonderful variety of floral displays, very impressive” And went on to comment that our Railway station and Primary and Secondary school areas had well maintained flower troughs, well placed bins and showed no evidence of litter, graffiti, dog fouling or weeds.  They particularly liked the all-round facilities at Stanney Fields Park.  Up to date notice boards along with the History boards were enjoyed by the judges and they found them to be well maintained.

Their special (abbreviated) note to Neston was “Neston is a very pleasant town with a good variety of shops and free parking which makes it a great place to stop and visit. Together with excellent access for walkers and cyclists and views of the Dee Estuary and Welsh Hills, it can be enjoyed by all.  The Town and Village caters for both young and old alike, with plenty of amenities and a good selection of places to eat, socialise and relax.  A very special place to live and visit, a joy to judge”

What more could you ask for… it’s official, Neston is a great place to be!

New Junior Mayor for Neston

Neston Town Council is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucas Sibeon as the new Junior Mayor for Neston.  The Junior Mayor will accompany the town’s mayor or deputy to various events throughout the course of the school year.

The Mayor, Cllr Dominic Roberts, and Deputy Mayor, Cllr Christine Warner, visited Lucas at school recently and attended the weekly special achievement assembly where they presented Lucas with his Junior Mayor badge.

The Mayor & Deputy Mayor with the new Junior Mayor and his parents

 

Cllr Roberts said “The Town Council is thrilled to be working with local primary schools, giving young people the opportunity to take part in civic events and learn more about their local community”.

The new Junior Mayor has already been busy helping to present community grant certificates to Little Actors, a local organisation that provides professionally-led performing arts activities for both children and adults.

The Mayor & Junior Mayor presenting grant certificates to Little Actors

When asked what he was most looking forward to, the new Junior Mayor said “I am looking forward to finding out about all the different things going on in Neston, and meeting the children and adults who make Neston such a great place!”

 

All local primary schools are supporting this project and will each elect a junior mayor on a rota basis over a four-year cycle.

Neston Town Council, Half Way Through The Year.

The Town Council are reaching the half way mark of another year, and wished to provide you with an update of what we have done so far and some of the exciting awards we have provided with our grants scheme.

This year has seen the refurbishment of our basement to enhance the market experience and to accompany our much loved Friday market.  We have now launched our Basement Market food hall, where specialised artisan traders have come to join us.  We will be making this a special feature starting in September with our “Foodie Friday”; this will be a monthly event, the first of which will be on September 27th, so keep a note in your diary so that you don’t miss out!

Further information is provided in our special “Foodie Friday” press release (11.09.19).

                                                                                                             

 

New floral arrangements and hanging baskets…

We have seen this year a streamlining of our floral arrangements, and hope you will agree these are very much enhanced and catch the eye, to enrich your enjoyment of the outdoors, and hopefully raise a smile.

It was a great honour to be able to mark the commemoration of the end of WWI and Council presented a commemorative bench at the location of Little Neston, joined by one of our ‘Tommies’ and some local school children.

We have worked in partnership with the Youth Justice Service who have, free of charge, done a sterling job of clearing what was once a disused over grown, inaccessible allotment garden at our Marshlands Road allotment site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From this                                                                                                                    To this

The Council are funding further works to cut down the trees with the intention of using the area for improving the health and well-being of our local residents.

The Council have agreed to approve and have taken steps to create a clear direction for the Council via a “Vision” and “Mission statement”.  Following on from this the Council will be looking at their strategic planning and will continue to review their budgets.

This year we have provided grants to our local community organisations, Neston Swimming and Polo club, Little Actors and Chapter North West; others are in the pipeline.  Not forgetting to record our thanks to our local community organisation Hip and Harmony, who have agreed to facilitate on our behalf, a 2019 Christmas Lights switch-on event.

                           

Neston Nomads received £10,000 which will provide funding towards renovation of their club house, medals, courses and kits for the teams.

Neston Female Society have been supported by the Town Council for many years and the annual road closures are funded by the Town Council.

                           

                                                                                                   Little Actors Theatre Company

Neston Town Council’s grants scheme is open to voluntary and community groups and organisations operating within the Neston area and is intended to: –

  • enable local people to participate in voluntary groups and activities
  • help the Neston area’s voluntary and community groups improve their impact on the community
  • ensure the provision of services needed by the residents of the Neston area, via the voluntary sector
  • support organisations which meet the needs of people experiencing social and economic difficulties
  • ensure that there is equality of access and opportunity for all Neston residents to the services it provides and funds
  • improve or enhance the local environment.

 

Our grants scheme successful provided grants of £28,932.90 for the benefit of our local community.

 

2018/19 Grants table below:
Hip & Harmony CIC Ladies Day Entertainment 2018 £3,996.82
Age UK Cheshire Canal boat trips £300.00
Parkgate & Neston URC Community Hall Defibrillator £500.00
Little Actors Theatre Company InterAct 18-19 repertoire £2,000.00
Amber Button Neston Work Club £3,000.00
Little Actors Theatre Company WWI commemorative play £500.00
Neston Players WWI centenary project – display £200.00
Friends of West Vale Park Family Fun Day 2019 £1,370.00
Hinderton Art Group Room hire costs £250.00
Neston Branch Cheshire Rural Touring Arts WWI commemorative play £120.00
Willaston Phil Supporters’ Group Publicity in Neston £390.48
Neston & District Art Society 2019 Art Exhibition £446.00
Little Actors Theatre Company Theatre Club & Drama Tots £2,500.00
Friends of Stanney Fields Park Refurbishment of park gates £1,000.00
Heath Lane Nurseries Community gardening for health £500.00
NestonVillage Fair Committee Village Fair 2019 £1,200.00
Neston Community Cybercentre Cost of broadband x 12 months £780.60
Neston Community Cybercentre Purchase of inkjet printer £500.00
Neston Riverside WI Purchase of wool £100.00
Hip & Harmony CIC It’s Not OK project £4,500.00
Train to Change Neston’s Lift Up 2 Work IV £4,779.00

Mosquito Update

Update on mosquito monitoring and control.

Mosquitoes update Aug 19