A further event has been organised for you to find out more about the proposed changes and cuts to our bus services. We are threatened with losing service number 315 and having service 78 severely cut!
An event has been organised at Mount Pleasant Village Hall on Thursday 13th July, 2017. Drop in anytime between 2:00pm and 7:00pm. See the poster on this link. Bus exhibition
Please don’t forget to get your questionnaires completed – contact the clerk if you need a copy.
Church Lawton Parish Council have produced its first Newsletter. We would welcome your feedback using the contact form on this website. If you haven’t received a copy, please do let us know.
In addition, we are hoping to create an email list for those residents that would like to receive important news updates. These emails will be no more than once a week and probably approximately one a month. If you would like to be added, please could you let the clerk know by email to Clparishclerk@gmail.com.
We also welcome your views as to whether you would find a Parish Council Facebook page useful.
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.