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July 2018 Issue 132

Inside this month: Handbridge Community Day , Karate success, Queen’s Park High, Handbridge Church Centre

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There were big celebrations at St Mary’s Church, Handbridge, when the new community centre was opened recently. The £1.5million building is a big improvement on on the old church hall and will be used for many more community functions. We also have pictures from the recent Handbridge fun day, Cllr Razia Daniels’s final engagement as Lord Mayor, karate success, news from Queen’s Park High School, local clubs and lots more, as well as gardening and health & beauty.


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New £1.5m centre now St Mary’s Handbridge Centre was officially opened on 10th June by the Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster, the Bishop of Chester. Over 200 people attended the ceremony, including Chris Matheson MP, Councillor Razia Daniels, Rupert Collis the Estate’s Manager from Eaton Estate, and representatives from a wide number of individuals and charitable organisations who have made donations to the building of the Centre. Also present were those who have been closely associated with the development and building of the Centre. The new facility which replaces the old church hall, is over twice the size of the former building, and will serve as the long-awaited community facility for Handbridge and the wider Chester area. St Mary’s is extremely grateful to all those organisations and individuals who have contributed to fundraising, and to those who have worked tirelessly over the past three years to see this project become a reality. Contact: Doris Keen, Parish Administrator. Tel 01244 671202; 10 To advertise call 350398

w open in Handbridge Above: The Bishop of Chester Rt Rev Peter Forster, Lord Mayor Razia Daniels and the two Churchwardens, Ted Graham and Helen Brophy Below: Over 200 people attended the opening Left: the new centre, the Bishop blesses the new centre and the commemorative plaque.

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Karate master Mike promoted to 7th Dan Sensei Mike O’Connor, Chief Club Instructor of the Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club was promoted to 7th Dan black belt at the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) National Championships in Leicester. Sensei Mike, in his 10th year of being a 6th Dan, was at the Championships as he has been since 1976 in the role of one of the KUGB’s National referees and had been working as such throughout the elimination rounds. Sensei Mike said: “I was very moved that all my hard work in running the non-profit making Handbridge Shotokan Karate Club and attending training courses and being a referee at most of the KUGB National and local events was being recognised by this award. Since retirement, Mike, formerly acting plant protection manager at the Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port, took advantage of his free time and became a full time Karate instructor. It is believed that Mike is the first Cestrian to become a KUGB 7th Dan. He teaches every Monday and Thursday in the newly refurbished gym of the Queens Park High School in Handbridge Chester, classes for beginners and Kyu grades are from 6pm to 7pm each night and from 7pm to 8.30pm for Black Belts. Mike added: “We are very proud that we have served Handbridge and Chester as a centre of KUGB Karate excellence for over 49 years, which has included winning the Griffin Award for People in the Community for the running of a totally non-profit making club in Chester.” Hanshi Sherry 9th Dan congratulating sensei Mike on his 7th Dan promotion.

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uly and August are dominated by flowering perennials to bring colour into your garden. Visit one of the flower shows or some of the gardens open in July to get ideas for planting schemes to try at home. A few shrubs are in flower at this time including the classic Lavender. They revel in gravelly dry soil so are ideal for dry gardens. If you have a wall that needs something to drape over the edge, grow the English Lavender with pale blue flowers and aroma as you brush by. For a complete contrast try Spirea Golden Princess with bright yellow green leaves and magenta pink flowers. This shrub will grow into a low mound, can grow on dry or heavier soils in sun and if it gets too large, cut back hard in February. Perennial borders need plants of different heights and I recommend Veronicastrum virginicum Fascination growing to 2m tall with spikes of pale pink flowers. With it you can plant Hemerocallis or day lilies with their broad strappy leaves and bright colours from pink to red and yellow. They will grow up to 80cm tall. Another good companion is Phlox paniculata Prospero with pink flowers also a taller grower to 80cm. All these will enjoy a moisture retentive soil in sun. If you have a well drained soil then Lychnis coronaria with felted silver leaves and zingy pink or classy white flowers, is for you. For those gardens with damp, well drained soil, I would try Monarda didyma or Bergamot, a perennial with shaggy whorls of pink or red flowers up to 70cms. What to get on with in the garden? Keep pots well watered and stood in saucers to retain moisture. Cut back your evergreen hedges in July and August so that new growth has a chance to ripen and not be damaged in winter. Prune shrubs that flowered in June such as Deutzia, Weigela and Philadelphus. If you would like to visit gardens look out for gardens open under the National Gardens Scheme where all proceeds go to charities including Marie Cure Cancer Care and Macmillan Cancer Support. On 14th and 25th July, 8A Warwick Drive, Altrincham is open. If you love flower arranging then visit to seek ideas from the herbaceous border and see the new areas developing. Stretton Old Hall, Tilston, Malpas is open on 15th July and planting is described as “controlled exuberance�. Five acres of gardens divided into discrete areas including herbaceous borders, kitchen garden and scree garden.

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National Trust - Chester Centre On Wednesday 4th July, there will be a coach outing leaving from Chester Station at 9.20 to visit Pili Palas & Plas Cadnant, Anglesey. Cost £ 33.50. On Wednesday 18th July, a car outing to Roberts Bakery for a tour of the factory. Cost £7.50 New members are always welcome, for details of membership please ring Vanessa Stevens on 0151 336 2156 or Carole Walker on 01928 723389.

Let’s play at Lache Parents can bring their young children along to special play sessions at Lache and Handbridge Children’s Centre on Tuesdays, from 1-2.30pm. Come and join in the fun every week, get ideas to do at home with your little one, learn new songs and rhymes and find out more about what’s on at your children’s centre. No need to book, come along and join in! The Let’s Play sessions take place at the children’s centre, in Hawthorn Road, Lache. Call 977791 for more information.

You can enjoy outings and social events and meet new people. There are coach outings & holidays to National Trust properties & gardens and other places of historical interest. You can take part in group activities such as Christmas and Pub Lunches. A series of talks take place during the winter months at The Burley Memorial Hall, Waverton.

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The meeting on Thursday 26th July, 7.30pm, at All Saints Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Hoole, features a talk entitled “Beside the Seaside” concentrating mainly on the glory days of Blackpool (c1850-1960) , rather than the demise the resort has suffered in recent years - the speaker will be Geoff Pickard. All welcome.

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There is a family history help desk at Grosvenor Museum - opening times are 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm on Tuesdays and Fridays and at Chester Library at Storyhouse on Tuesday mornings between 10 and 12noon.

Chester Globetrotters On Saturday 21st July at the Grosvenor Museum, from 1:30 pm until 4.30pm there are two talks ‘A Trip looking at Crafts and Textiles in China’ by Brenda Rewhorn and ‘Columbia by motorcycle’ by Chris Prior. Entrance Fee £3 – refreshments included. Enquiries to Hanna on 383392 or Eve on 01606 301762.

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Sun shines on Handbridge’s big day The Handbridge Community Association has been praised for its organisation of a Royal Wedding Day at Edgar’s Field Park. The day was a huge success with big crowds enjoying the glorious weather in late May. It began with maypole dancing by students of Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School, a football competition, dog show and live music at Grosvenor Arms. Local councillors Cllr Razia Daniels and Cllr Neil Sullivan said: “We would like to say many congratulations and well done to all the students of Overleigh for their fantastic Maypole Dance performance and also many thanks to Susanna Dixon for organising the Maypole Dance and a very special thank you to Brown Sugar for providing cakes.”

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Debating women’s issues Students were invited to the Queen’s School to compete in an inter-school debate competition. The debate topics centred around contemporary women’s issues, which included depictions of women in the media, women progressing in the workplace and equal rights for parents. Year nine students Kiara, Juliette, Sophie and Lydia had a fantastic time at the debate which was timed to coincide with 100 years since women were given the vote.

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Celebration of hospice volunteers The Hospice of the Good Shepherd held a special volunteer celebration day in a marquee to present long service awards to their volunteers who have reached a milestone number of years in service to the organisation. Pictured are volunteers who have completed 30, 25 and five years’ service.

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Don't get fat this summer BBQ and wine on a Friday evening when the sun is out - there has to be nothing nicer. Few beers and it’s time to relax and tuck into the massive feast of endless meats and nibbles. Us Brits like to take full advantage of the good weather when we have it, making the most of the late evenings with wine and goodies. Here’s how to make it a little less indulgent so we don’t get fat this summer. Choose lean meats for a BBQ, chicken breasts marinated in a spicy sauce with a salad with no dressing is actually a really good option for healthy eating. Staying away from processed meats such as burgers and sausages is wise but cutting out the buns can save yourself unnecessary calories. Steaks with a sweet potato are another healthier alternative to the processed meats. Portion control is something to be mindful of also. People often when buying for the weekend treats buy double, even triple the amount they actually will need, yet find it very easy to consume the lot in one sitting. An average cheese burger is 317 calories, hot dogs 155 calories, 90 calories per rib, potato salad is 357 calories per cup, 150 calories per bottle of beer, white wine 121 calories per glass. So, adding this up for an average meal, 1 hot dog, 1 burger, 4 beers, salad 5 ribs that’s without any other bits you might have we’re near to 1,900 calories in one meal without added extras. Add on extra drinks, all your food from the rest of the day and it’s easy to see how weight can creep on. Exercise is also something that may go out the window when the weather is nice. Do you

go to your regular exercise when it’s 30 degrees outside answer is probably no! However, work hard in the week and the weekends might not be so bad. Skip the hard work in the week and over indulge at the weekends and it’s no wonder your hot pants are feeling a little tighter. It’s useful to get your old summer clothes out a few months before the summer months to allow time to see where you re at. If work needs to be done this gives you time to get sorted and get yourself back on track, trying to squeeze back into last year’s clothes when you only have two weeks to do it in isn’t the best idea. So be mindful of portions, how much you have already consumed throughout the day and about picking the healthier options. Exercise and stay committed and don’t use the weather as an excuse to skip training! Written for Talkabout Publishing by Hayley Ryder Personal Trainer and Class instructor 07551 878786


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MONTHLY COUNCILLOR / POLICE SURGERIES IF you want to have your say about crime or council issues, then regular surgeries take place on the first Saturday of every month. Surgeries for Handbridge, Saltney, Lache and Councillor Westminster Park Jane Mercer Lache Ward take place with the PCSO 07867 805361 and the local Councillors. Saltney Post Office - 9am - 10.15am Westminster Park Shops - 10.30am - 11.45am Handbridge Old Dee Bridge - 12noon - 1pm

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COMMUNITY LISTINGS LACHE PARK Community Safety Wardens Drop in surgery at Lache Community Centre every Thursday 12.30-2pm. Weekly Community Centre Timetable Monday 60+ MondayPARK Club 10-2pm LACHE Computer Class (Learning Centre) 1-3pm Credit Union 2.30-3.30pm Healthy Hearts (Exercise Class) 6.15-7.30pm Bingo 7.30-9.30pm Tuesday Pilates 1.30-2.30pm Morris Dancing 5.30-7.30pm

Wednesday Mixed exercise class 9.15-10.15am Drop In Tea, Toast and Talk 1011.30am Computer drop in (Learning Centre) 1-3pm Cheer Leaders 4.30-7.30pm Yoga 6.30-8pm Ninjitsu 7-9pm Thursday Vegout@lache (fruit and veg bags) 10-12pm Lunches 11.30am-1pm (costs £4 for 3 courses) Tea Dance 1.30-4pm (fortnightly) Credit Union 7-8pm Saturday Junior Club (6-13 year olds) 1012pm

Centre is available for meetings, functions and parties. Catering and bar are also available. For information please contact Dennis Smale (centre manager) on 674 887. To book the Community Learning Centre for training please contact Liz Holding (Lache Park Ltd) at Hawthorn House on 675 818. Also at the Learning Centre are a range of courses provided by West Cheshire College. For details contact Chris on 07887557864 or 373462. Lache and Handbridge Children’s and Young People’s Centre Tel: 977791

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HANDBRIDGE Belgrave Badminton Club The club meets on Monday evenings from 8 - 10 p.m. in the Queens Park High School, from Sept to spring. New members, improvers and advanced are very welcome to join. Contact Sarah Edwards 520895. Website Scouts See Westminster Park listings

HOUGH GREEN Hough Green Residents’ Association. Contact Trevor Farrell on 674955.

St Mary’s Community Nursery Old Wrexham Road, Handbridge.Tel 981222 Friends of Edgar’s Field Voluntary group who look after Edgar’s Field Park, Handbridge. Tel Steve Rogers on 629189 Chester Youth Club Overleigh Road Junior 5-6.30pm Tue/Thurs Senior 7-8.30 Tue/Thurs 679559. Learning to play rock instruments 7-16-year-olds 01745 815200 Handbridge Shotokan Karate


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Overleigh Roundabout July 2018  

Overleigh Roundabout July 2018 has news of the Handbridge community day, the new St Mary's Church centre, Queen's Park High School and karat...

Overleigh Roundabout July 2018  

Overleigh Roundabout July 2018 has news of the Handbridge community day, the new St Mary's Church centre, Queen's Park High School and karat...