Vote for your Parish Council on 7 May

We will be having an election for the Parish Council on 7 May with 12 candidates for 11 seats. Here is the list in alphabetical order.

Councillor Nominations 2015
Ashton Hayes and Peel-cum-Horton

Lisa Allman
Garry Charnock
Jane Colville
Barbara Craven
Stephen Davenport
Naomi Deynam
Ian Dossett
Richard Kinsey
David Lee
David Rounthwaite
Trevor Scadeng
David Wilson

The official notice is here


From April onwards our café will be open for longer

On Thursdays and Fridays it will open 12.00  to  5.00

On Sundays it will be open from 2.00  to  5.00

Please use our cafe and volunteer to help if you can


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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