Cheshire East Council are currently reviewing the bus services that it supports in Cheshire East and some Church Lawton Services are affected and could be lost. We urge residents to respond by completing the questionnaire on the Cheshire East Site. More information and the questionnaire can be found by following the link below.
Cheshire East Supported Bus Service Review and Questionnaire
The deadline date for responses is 27th July 2017.
If you have not managed to attend one of the public events, it is hoped that a further drop in session will be held in Odd Rode (probably in Mount Pleasant) before the deadline date for responses.
If you know anyone who may like to respond but doesn’t have internet access, the Parish Council will assist by ensuring they receive a paper copy upon request.
Following on from the Parish’s Questionnaire to residents, a meeting is to be held on the evening of the 16th January, 2017, for all those who responded that they were willing to input time or skills should a plan go ahead. For further details of this meeting please contact the Parish Council using the contact page. Thank you.
At the Council Meeting of 20th July, 2016, it was resolved that for Church Lawton Parish Council to justify initiating a Neighbourhood Plan for Church Lawton, a positive response from at least 5% of adult residents is required. In addition, it was resolved that at least 1% of adult residents must have indicated a willingness to join a steering group.
Cheshire Community Action gave an excellent talk at our Annual Parish Meeting on 20th April to explain what a Neighbourhood Plan is and the benefits it can bring a community to be able to have a say in shaping its future not just in determining future housing in the parish but other aspects such as green space, cycling, parks etc.
However, Neighbourhood Plans are a lot of work to put together and would require the community of Church Lawton to work together. It is important that the community recognise that the Parish Council cannot do this alone.
For those who were unable to attend the Annual Parish Meeting but would like to know more, some links are provided below:
Locality Road Map to Neighbourhood Plans
CCA May 2016 Newsletter
The following link is to the Cheshire East site on Neighbourhood Planning and shows the parishes and towns who are currently working on one or have completed one. Relevant documents and links to legislation are also available.
Residents of Church Lawton Parish Council should all be receiving a questionnaire through their door regarding Neighbourhood Planning.
The purpose of the questionnaire is to enable the Parish Council to determine whether residents wish for Church Lawton to work on a Neighbourhood Plan for their locality.
A copy of the questionnaire can be found by clicking the link:
Neighbourhood Plan Questionnaire
Church Lawton Parish Council held their Civic Service on Sunday 12th June 2016 at All Saints Church, Church Lawton.
The service was attended by Parish Councillors and spouses together with the Chairman of Alsager Town Council, Hillary Robinson, and the Chairman of ChALC, Mr Philip Jackson.
The service was conducted by the Rector who started by welcoming the Civic visitors and introduced Bishop John Hayden who was also in attendance. The readings were given by the Chairman and Vice-Chair of the Parish Council and the prayers were led by Bev Boulton. The Bishop gave a sermon on ‘The nature of Jesus within the Trinity’
The congregation was invited to stay on after the service for an excellent buffet lunch, kindly provided by All Saints Church, to celebrate both the Civic Service and the Queen’s birthday.
The Accounts of Church Lawton Parish Council are available, with reasonable notice, to be viewed by members of the public until 27th July 2016. Further details are given in the attachment.
Accounts – Period of Exercise of Public Rights
A report of the results of this survey can be found by following this link:
Church Lawton Rural Housing Needs Survey 2016 – Report FINAL
Cheshire Community Action are attending the Annual Parish Meeting on 27th April to give a presentation about Neighbourhood Plans and the benefits they can bring to a community. We would urge all residents to attend this important meeting to learn more so that we can collectively make a decision as to whether Church Lawton should embark on the process.