Diary updated on 22/03/2017
Updated on 22/03/2017

 

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• Latest News and Events •

'Try it out - first session free' image

Shape up for Summer - Come along to Julie’s new Body Blast class.

Wednesdays at 2pm – starting 29th March at Kelsall Community Centre.

We’ll work together, using a variety of exercises to help you achieve a lean, toned and strong body, and it won’t only be for the Summer.

This one hour class will fly by as you really work your whole body in a way that will challenge and engage you, leaving you with a fantastic sense of achievement…

  • There’ll be great tunes to inspire you throughout
  • You can work at your own pace – it’s your class, your choice
  • Just have some fun, feel the burn and feel the benefits

Book Now – text or call 07947 140138 – email

Regular price 5 per session - Try it out… first session Free

Kelsall Scottish Dancing Group

Spring Dance - Friday 7th April - Kelsall Community Centre

Click here for dance crib and directions (also highlighted here on Google maps - Kelsall Community Centre).

Flicks in the Sticks - 'Sully- Miracle on the Hudson' (12a)

Flicks in the Sticks - 'Sully- Miracle on the Hudson' (12a)

Friday 7th April

Kelsall Methodist Hall – 7:30pm

More information here.

Adam Bulley & Chas MacKenzie (formerly known as Wingin'It)

Adam Bulley & Chas MacKenzie (formerly known as Wingin'It)

A CRTA Production - Saturday 22nd April - Kelsall Community Centre – 7:30pm

Formerly known as Wingin It. One of the most highly rated duos in the country Adam Bulley and Chas Mackenzie deliver a fiery, energy–fuelled array of acoustic music. Weaving effortlessly between bluegrass, gypsy jazz, folk and even pop. Propelling the acoustic guitars and mandolin to new levels of expression and excitement their performances are, at once, an informal, life affirming and memorable musical experience.

“They are having real fun on stage and they communicate this effortlessly to the audience” – Richard Lindsay (Ullapool Guitar Festival).

More information here.

'Kelsall Folk Festival' image 'Kelsall Folk Festival

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.

• Notices •

'OPAL Older People Active Lives logo' image

Trustee vacancies

Wanted - People who care about people

Since 2011 Rural Community Services (RCS), providing services known as OPAL Services, has been helping others in rural West Cheshire to live the lives they want to lead. Rural life can become quite difficult and isolating for older people. RCS offers OPAL services across the rural parts of the borough which aim to enhance people’s lives and tackle the issue of loneliness and isolation.

We are led by a board of trustees with a range of professional backgrounds and skills and we are looking to expand our team. This is an exciting time of growth for us and we seek skilled people to join us on this journey. The people we are looking for will want to make a difference in the lives of older people. We are all passionate about our mission and we are looking for others who feel the same. No previous board experience is needed although it would be helpful. We welcome applications from people of all ages and backgrounds. We will offer trustees training and we pay out of pocket expenses to our trustees. Enthusiasm and commitment are the most important qualities we are looking for.

We expect the time commitment needed for the role to vary between 4-10 hours per month and the duties would include:

  • Attendance at quarterly board meetings with time in between to read all papers
  • Attendance at subcommittee and task group meetings (this could be another 4 meetings per year)
  • Engaging with RCS activities, projects, training and events

The board has identified a number of key skills which would complement our existing team and help us develop in the future. These include: expertise in dementia, expertise in contracts and legal work, commissioning of health care, volunteer management, and social media expertise.

We have an application pack available from Linda Middleton, our Administrator. Please contact Linda at: If you would like to contact us informally to find out more about the organisation or the role please email your details to Jane Colville, our current Chair at

Feel free to learn more about us by looking at our website, www.opalservices.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 30th April 2017

Rural Community Services (West Cheshire), P.O. Box 161, Whitchurch, SY13 9BG. Email: info@opalservices.org.uk. Website: www.opalservices.org.uk. Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) is a company limited by guarantee; registered charity no. 1143753; registered company no. 7521625. Registered office: 18 Utkinton Road, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0HS.
Posted 22 March 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