Countryside Alliance awards: Community shop wins NW Final!

Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth Community shop has won the Northwest Regional Finals of the countryside Alliance awards in the Village shop category. The shop team has been invited to attend a reception at the House of Lords on the 30th April where the National winners of the competition will be announced. Lisa Allman says "we are very proud to have won this award and would like to thank all those customers who took the time to nominate us". Many congratulations - richly deserved.

More on the awards can be found here.

Also, the shop will be having its next open day on Saturday 26th April, so why not go along to help the team celebrate their success and enjoy some samples from the local suppliers.


Get glo-ing for Earth Hour on 29 March


Ashton Hayes Community Energy Company are holding a special event to celebrate Earth Hour on Saturday 29th March.  Earth Hour is now an annual event when communities around the world are encouraged to switch off lights and electrical items for an hour between 8.30 and 9.30pm.
Last year many people in the village did the big switch off and the difference was shown on Scottish Power Energy Network’s monitoring of village power use.

This year we would like to do a bit more.  Cheshire West and Chester Council are planning to install new LED lighting along Church Road – you can see an example on the corner opposite the Golden Lion.  These lights will be much cheaper to run and will help towards our carbon neutral aims. They can be controlled remotely and could be switched off for the hour. It won’t affect the rest of the lights in the village. 

Ashton Hayes Community Energy Company will be holding a special event at the Recreation Field and Pavilion.   All are welcome – from babies in buggies to people with walking frames!

Serving hot chocolate from 8 till 8.30. 

Countdown to Earth Hour

Free glo-sticks to light your way as we parade round the track.
Don’t forget to bring your torches for the route home. 
Solar or wind-up torches would be good!


If any children would like to decorate a torch or lantern it would be a great addition to the event.

If you have any questions, please email Kate Harrison


Road closure 10 March for 2 days

Please note the following temporary road closure of Grange Road from its junction with Church Road to its junction with Old Lane. This is needed to enable Cheshire West and Chester Council to carry out carriageway works (scrape, side out, sweep and jet patching).
The works are due to commence on Monday 10th March 2014 and are expected to last for two days.
The diversionary route will be via Church Road, Delamere Lane and Old Lane.
Access to properties and for emergency vehicles will be maintained.
The contact at Guilden Sutton is Stephen Marks 0300 123 7036.
The local CWaC member is Eleanor Johnson.
The Council's reference is TRO/1867.
Notification issued by Sue Webb, Technical Officer, Cheshire West and Chester Council


Post office celebrates 30 years of service

Congratulations to Helen Rimmer MBE for completing 30 years of service at the Post Office. Helen provides an essential and very helpful service for the whole community, offering much more than the traditional Post Office. Helen's excellent work is featured in this week's Chester Chronicle which you can buy at the shop/post office! The story will appear on the Chronicle's website, eventually.



Vacancy at community shop

The shop has a part time vacancy for a paid member of staff for a minimum of four afternoons per week. Additional hours will be available during staff holiday periods. Due to alcohol licensing requirements the applicant must be over 18.

For more information please telephone Deb Deynem on 01829 759023. Applicants should submit an application in writing to Ashton Hayes and Mouldsworth Community Shop Kelsall Rd Ashton Hayes CH3 8BH by Friday 1st March.