Diary updated on 18/05/2017
Updated on 18/05/2017

 

Success of the village web site depends on the input from all the local groups, societies, businesses, services and venues. To be featured on the site please email the with all the relevant details, together with photographs (if applicable).

Development of the web site will continue over the next few months, so if you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions please email the Photographs of the local area or events are especially welcome.

• Latest News and Events •

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Chester Folk Festival

Friday 26th – Monday 29th May 2017

This year’s festival will take place as always over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and features a varied line-up of some of the best performers on the current folk scene. These include Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley, Bob Fox, Belshazzar’s Feast, The Wilson Family and many more. There will be concerts in the main marquee, dances in the Community Centre and many smaller events in the Social Club, the Lord Binning, Kelsall Methodist Church and the Farmers Arms.

Tickets are available for afternoons, evenings or for the whole weekend. Admission is free to all workshops, sessions, displays, children’s events and to the craft fair.

For more information, programme of events and ticket prices, see the website at www.chesterfolk.org.uk.

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Litter Pick

 

Saturday, 10th June - Meet at Lord Binning Carpark at 10am

 

'Farm Sunday' image 'LEAF Linking Environment and Farming' image

LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Sunday, 11th June - Street Farm, Kelsall Road (A54), Tarvin,
Chester CH3 8NR

Visit our family run Dairy Farm 11am - 3pm
  • Meet the cows and calves
  • Guided farm tour
  • Talk to the farmer and the people involved
  • A chance to watch the cows being milked
  • A tractor and trailer ride
  • Machinery display
  • Competitions to enter, proceeds going to charity
  • Many activities e.g. Milking Daisy the model cow

Free entry - Refreshments will be available to purchase - Full details here.

 

'Kelsall Steam & Vintage Rally' image

Kelsall Steam and Vintage Rally

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June - Churches View Farm, Kelsall Road, Ashton, Nr. Chester CH3 8BH.

Kelsall Steam and Vintage Rally has become known as one of the largest displays of commercial vehicles in the country. Join an action packed weekend with something for everyone! Lawn Mower Racing, Donkey Rides, Punch & Judy, Robert’s Bakery Brass Band (Sunday), Falconry Display (Sunday).

For more information on the Rally please contact the event organiser via kelsallsteamrally@hotmail.co.uk

Vintage Auction – Saturday Morning organised by Wright Marshall for all auction enquiries contact: simonlamb@wrightmarshall.co.uk

Full details on website: http://www.kelsallsteamrally.co.uk/

 

'Decibellas - Music on my Mind' image 'MIND for better mental health' image

Decibellas Women’s Choir,
led by Music Director Marcus Williams

Saturday 24th June - St Boniface Church, Bunbury, Cheshire
Doors open 7pm for 7:30pm

Join Decibellas Women’s Choir, led by Music Director Marcus Williams for an evening celebrating the joy and magic of music.

Music can have a transformative effect on mind, body and soul. The choir will be performing an eclectic repertoire, from toe-tapping popular songs to classical pieces that make your soul soar, but one thing is for certain, you're sure to leave with a spring in your step and a smile on your face! Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children and includes a post-concert tipple or two!

The concert is in aid of MIND, the mental health charity.

Tickets available from Swaffields Tarporley, Tilly’s Bunbury or via the Decibellas website.

For further details click here.

 

• Notices •

'The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas' image

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

Kadras has kindly allowed the full text of the book 'The Story of Kelsall' by Elspeth Thomas (with illustrations by Anne Saul) to be made available on the website. The book is in a text searchable pdf format. Click the link below to have a read of this fabulous resource.


The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

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St. Philips Church 150th Anniversary

2018 Photography Exhibition and Competition

"Through the Seasons in Kelsall"

Adults and Childrens classes - 13 winning photographs will be chosen for a 2018 village calendar.

Prizes for the winners!

Photographs need not be recent and do not need to be digital. Dig out some old snaps that fit the bill!

Entry forms available from 1st April at the Firs Veterinary Centre, local shops, and St. Philip’s Church (generally open 10-4 daily), on St. Philip’s website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk. or downloaded here.

Entries to be received by 1st September 2017.

A photography exhibition and voting for entries by the public will take place on Saturday 16th September, 1:00 to 4:30pm and Sunday 17th September, 12 noon to 4pm at St. Philip’s Church Lounge. Refreshments and light lunches will be available.

GoOnLine Services

GoOnLine is a drop-in service which helps older people †in rural areas, including OPAL Club members, to learn how to access the internet, with one-to-one support of volunteers. The service aims to foster use of the internet to pursue peoples’ personal interests. The sessions are run in sociable settings in local venues. The session dates for 2017 are listed below.

GoOnLine drop-in sessions will be held in the following venues:

Farndon: Lewis’s of Farndon Coffee Shop, High Street, Farndon , CH3 6PU

The service runs on Thursdays, and the sessions run from 0930 am to 1130 am.

April†20th

May†4th & 18th

June†1st & 15th

Frodsham: The Queens Head, 92 Main Street.

The service runs on Mondays, and the sessions run from 1030 am to 1230 pm.

April 24th

May 8th & 22nd

June 5th & 19th

Crowton: Hare and Hounds, Station Road, Crowton CW8 2RN

The service runs on Tuesdays, and the sessions run from 10 am to 12 midday.

April 25th

May 9th & 23rd

June 6th & 20th

Cotebrook: Alavanley Arms, Cotebrook, Nr. Tarporley CW6 9DS.

The service runs on Thursdays and the sessions run from 10 am to 12 midday.

April 27th

May 11th & 25th

June 8th & 22nd

Oakmere: The Lounge, Chester Road, CW8 2HB.

The service runs on Tuesdays and the sessions run from 10 am to 12 midday.

April 18th

May 2nd, 16th & 30th

June 13th & 27th

Please† note that individual sessions may have to be cancelled at short notice (http://www.opalservices.org.uk/go-online/). In such cases, we regret any inconvenience caused. For more information, contact: goonline@opalservices.org.uk or Jean Toyn on 07563 156 220 or Carol Hitchen on 07851 253 587

If you have IT skills and would like to volunteer to help with this service, please contact GoOnLine – they would be delighted to hear from you.

Posted 5th April 2017

New Entry on the Business Page

Street Farm Dairy, Tarvin - Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised)

They have proudly milked a herd of pedigree Holstein cows and purebred Jerseys at Street Farm for the past 32 years. Based at the foot of Kelsall Hill, on the A54 in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, surrounded by the villages of Tarvin, Ashton and Kelsall.

Fresh from the cow the milk is cooled and sold through a vending machine called the “Milkbot”. This keeps the milk cool and customers can dispense the amount they want into bottles provided. Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised) has a rich, full bodied, clean taste, full of flavour, full of natural goodness, nothing added and nothing taken out, just as nature intended, the nearest thing to a complete food.

For further details click here.

Posted 17th March 2017

NDP Referendum Results

Kelsall and Willington Neighbourhood Plan referendum results are:

Response
Votes
Yes 576
No 25
Rejected (unmarked) 1
Turnout 23.6%

Full details can be found here on the CWAC web site.

Key Policies in the Plan

Background to the Plan

Link to the Chester and Cheshire West website for the full version of the Plan

Paper copies of the NDP documents can be consulted at the doctors', the vets, the school, both hairdressers

and in the Methodist church lobby.

Posted 3rd March 2017