Latest plan and comment from Equity Housing

Following the recent meeting of the PC with Equity Housing, we have now received the new site plan and the comment below from Nick Gornall of Equity Housing.

..."Equity Housing Group is delighted to have secured planning permission for 15 homes on the site adjacent to the Methodist Chapel on Ashton Lane. The planning permission is for 6x 2bedroom houses and 9x 3bedroom houses; the tenure of these homes will be split between Affordable Rent and Shared Ownership. 7 homes for Affordable rent and 8 homes for Shared Ownership.

The scheme has been designed to Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) level 4 which in current energy terms offers a 19% improvement above the energy requirements of Building Regulations. The buildings will achieve CfSH level 4 by using a ‘fabric first’ solut

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Might you be eligible for a grant from Tarvin Educational Foundation?

Have a look at their formal wording to see if you could qualify....

The Tarvin Educational Foundation is the Charity set up to manage the Endowment of the old Tarvin Grammar School. The purpose of the Charity is to assist the Educational needs of boys and girls of secondary age or older who live in the Ancient Parish of Tarvin. This assistance may take the form of financial assistance for books instruments,tools for trade and other projects. Usually today this takes the form of help with the costs of University or College courses and also for overseas projects of an educational nature. These awards are made by the Governors of the Trust who are representatives of the Parish Councils of Tarvin, Kelsall, Ashton Hayes and Clotton Hoofield, together with a representative of Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council as the Local Education Authority and up to three coopted members. The Governors are pleased to consider any application made by students residing in the appropriate area.

The present Clerk to the Governors is Mr D.H. Cotgreave, Brown Heath Farm Jarvin, Chester CHS 8NE Tel. 01829 740231, e-mail


Go Lauren! Raising funds for Operation Rayleigh

Lauren Colville has recently returned from Tanzania, Africa where she took part in a Water and Sanitation placement with Raleigh International and the International Citizen Service (ICS). While there, she worked alongside volunteers from the UK and Tanzania for 3 months in a small village called Nhamagumo. 

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity. They challenge and inspire young people from around the world to work with communities living in poverty. ICS focuses on the personal development of its volunteers working in these communities.

Lauren feels privileged to have been given the opportunity to live with and help these extraordinary people. She recounts,

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Fancy becoming a Parish Councillor?

Parish Council Elections are coming soon and we are keen to encourage people to participate

The current Parish Council will cease 31/3/15 and a new Parish Council will take its place. Existing members of the Parish Council may reapply for positions but the opportunity also exists for other local people to apply..
There will be 11 places this time as opposed to the current 9 as a result of our parish boundaries changing to include Horton cum Peel. If we receive more than 11 applications, elections will be held.

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor please either  make contact with the Clerk to the Parish Council who is Richard Salmon and who can be contacted on  0780 3129 477 or by email at

You can also contact Cheshire West and Chester Council direct and ask for the detail in respect of registration. Richard will be available at 7.00pm in the Parish Rooms on 9/3/15 prior to the next Parish Council meeting and also on Sunday 15/3/15 at 2.00pm in the Pavilion Café if anyone wishes to obtain application forms and information about the registration process from him.


Have your car washed next Saturday

Lauren Colvile is trying to raise money for her placement with Frontier in SE Asia. All her takings will support this good cause.