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June 2018 - Issue 131 Inside this month: Glan Aber Tennis, Queen’s Park High, Handbridge Community Centre

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THE trees and grass verges of a number of Handbridge streets are in need of protection, according to local campaigner Reg Barritt. He wants conservation area status so that the streets retain their unique character. In this edition we have pictures from the re-opening of the all-weather courts at Glan Aber Tennis Club, news from Queen’s Park High School, local clubs, crime news and lots more, as well as gardening and health & beauty.


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Campaign to preserve the tree-lined streets of Handbridge A local campaigner is asking the council to give the tree-lined streets of Handbridge conservation area status. Reg Barritt, from the Handbridge Residents’ Council, wants to see protection for Appleyards Lane, Upper Hartington Street, Eaton Avenue and Eccleston Avenue. He believes that conservation status will ensure that the trees are retained, given that councils in other parts of the country have chopped trees down on the grounds of highway safety and because of the costs associated with maintaining them. He also wants the grass verges to be protected, by measures to keep a lid on front extensions which have had the effect of limiting parking at the front of properties, thereby shifting cars onto verges. Mr Barritt said: “Clearly there is an urgent need for this deteriorating situation to be addressed to secure the quality and nature of the verges and trees that remain.�

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Handbridge community centre opens in June The formal opening of the new St Mary’s Handbridge Centre takes place in June. The Bishop of Chester will cut the ribbon on Sunday 10th June, at 6.30pm. The centre will be open for visitors from 4.30pm that day. People are welcome to have a look round. The centre will provide a new hub for community activities for everyone, from the very young through to the elderly. A new car park for the centre will be located on additional land donated by the Grosvenor Estate underneath which a recent archaeological excavation revealed part of a small Roman farm enclosure, and evidence of a late post-medieval clamp kiln, which was used to manufacture bricks for local use. Provision within the centre includes a hall and two community rooms to meet the needs of a range of organisations, groups and clubs. All the rooms will be linked to wi-fi and in the main rooms audio and visual presentation equipment will be provided. A commercial standard kitchen will provide very good facilities for catering. A servery area within the main area of the centre, where light refreshments can be prepared, will provide a pleasant place for relaxation and socialising.

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I would love to have delphiniums but the slugs get them in my heavy soil. However, if you can keep the slugs off, they can pop up each year with tall spires of rich blue, pink or white flowers. In autumn many will flower again if you cut the dead flowering spikes off in summer. Another reliable perennial for damper soils are the magnificent Rodgersias with their large Horse Chestnut shaped leaves and tall robust stems with white or red flowers. I saw them at Dunham Massey garden last year growing with huge Alliums. Alliums will flower each year and are often teamed with roses. Will thrive in heavier well drained soils and are especially good in drier borders. Shrubs can form the backbone of a border so why not indulge in a Deutzia. A small on Deutzia Gracilis has little white flowers or Rosealind a taller shrub to 1m with rich pink clusters of flowers. They will grow in sun or lights shade and any soil provided it is not dry. For a larger shrub or small tree one of my favourites are the Sambucus or Elderflower with the purple or golden foliage. Sambucus Black Beauty likes a damp heavy soil and has pink flowerheads in early summer. Make Elderflower cordial with the flowers and it will be pink! Roses are centre stage in June so make sure you feed them well with a proprietary rose feed, spray with soapy water to remove an excess of whitefly and keep dead heading them. Work to be done in the garden includes trimming Privet and Box hedging. Prune any shrubs that have finished flowering. Keep climbing roses and clematis tied in and under control. Keep removing any side shoots from tomatoes. Thin apples, apricots and plums where there are many fruitlets on stems to one or two. Continue planting radishes, small carrots and lettuces for succession. 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. 150 Barrel Well Hill, Boughton, Chester is open on 23rd and 24th June. A terraced garden with informal cottage garden planting and some unusual plants. Natural springs with a stream lined with bog loving plants. Burton Village Gardens are open on 23rd June with three gardens open, Briarfield, Burton Manor Walled Garden and Trustwood, ranging from more formal to informal gardens with a wide range of plants and wild life habitats.

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RSPB Chester Group Sun 3rd June: Free Field trip – a day on Anglesey A car share full day from Caldy Valley Church, lower car park. Expecting to visit RSPB Valley Wetland, South Stack and Cemlyn Bay. Times from Roger, 01829 782237 Sat 16th June: Coach trip to RSPB Leighton Moss reserve If you can’t attend many trips, don’t miss this one. It’s to the fabulous Leighton Moss RSPB reserve - bitterns, marsh harriers and deer. Good food and a shop on site. Only £17 so book soon, call Viv on 01244 400433. Departing Sainsbury’s Chester, boarding at 07:45 at bus stop. Back, 19:00-ish. Possible admission charge to reserve for non-members. Wed 20th June: Free Evening Field Trip – Burwardsley near Tattenhall An evening walk in heath, woodland and hills where most of the migrants will have arrived back. A sociable drink in the Pheasant afterwards (optional). Booking essential, call Bernard on 01829 782145 three+ days before to check time. Car sharing from Caldy Valley Church. Wed 27th June: Free Evening Field Trip - Marford Quarry near Wrexham A car share evening trip from Caldy Valley Church to this superb SSSI in a former quarry. Booking essential, call Julie on 01829 770974 three+ days before to check and time. Literally hundreds of rare species here - including orchids, butterflies, reptiles and birds. Newcomers are especially welcome. Booking is essential so please ring the leader or email at least three days in advance. More details on the website Chester Family History Group

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At the next meeting on Thursday 28th June, 7.30pm, at the All Saints Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Hoole, the talk is entitled ‘The History of Chester Co-operative Society - and some of the men who made it possible’, by Bob Thompson. Non-members are very welcome.

A social club for people with and without disabilities. We have 75+ members. We meet the second Monday of the month in a local public house / restaurant in Chester. Contact Lynda on 07828 571952

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.

National Trust 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. Interested in joining us then please contact 0151 336 2156 Or 01928 723389

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The Lord Mayor of Chester was welcomed by Alfie, the Cheshire LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) mascot when she performed the official opening of Glan Aber Tennis Club’s refurbished all-weather tennis courts at the recent Open Day. Cllr Razia Daniels gamely hit a giant tennis ball over the net before club president Steve Telford, introduced her to the club coaches and team players. Later, lots of visitors enjoyed the fun and games and tennis taster sessions organised by the coaches. Glan Aber Tennis Club is open to new members, or come along to an open Pay and Play session, every Saturday. Details can be found on the club’s website: www. The Lord Mayor was joined by fellow Overleigh councillor Neil Sullivan and local PCSO Tim Cooper.

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Cllr Daniels is pictured with The Interiors Shop owner Rosalind Ellis.

Rosalind fulfils life-long dream by opening her own shop Chester’s Lord Mayor Cllr Razia Daniels had the pleasure of opening the new Interiors Shop, in Westminster Park. At the exclusive launch event, attendees indulged in delicious canapes and cocktails, whilst browsing the range. The first independent endeavour from Rosalind Ellis, the store stocks modern and vintage influences on Rosalind’s interior design style and predominately focuses on quality and individuality. Rosalind said: “Having spent many years working in the corporate world, opening the store is the realisation of a life-long daydream, as I spent my childhood wandering wide-eyed and intrigued around my grandmother’s and mother’s antique shops. “Despite the rise of online shopping we feel strongly that there is an important place for physical shops and have invested time and money in designing a retail space that we hope people will enjoy visiting as much as we enjoy working in. We feel that when it comes to investing in items for your home, you can’t beat being able to see, feel and size them up before committing to the purchase. However, for those unable to visit the shop, our items will also be available online so that no one misses out!” 22 To advertise call 350398

Eclectic interiors and homewares retailer, The Interiors Shop, has launched in Chester’s Westminster Park with a collection of high quality interior design products and accessories. Despite the rise of online shopping we feel strongly that there is an important place for physical shops and have invested time and money in designing a retail space that we hope people will enjoy visiting as much as we enjoy working in. We feel that when it comes to investing in items for your home, you can’t beat being able to see, feel and size them up before committing to the purchase. However, for those unable to visit the shop, our items are also available online so that no one misses out! The Interiors Shop stocks independent, British paint manufacturer The Little Greene Paint Company’s paints and wallpapers, together with a wide selection of fabrics and can also provide curtain making and upholstery services. The shop stocks beautiful greetings cards and gifts as well as well-known brands such as luxury candle line, Truce Grace, handmade glassware brand LSA International and quirky furniture brand Baa Stool together with ranges from independent craftsmen, artists and designer/ makers.

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all skin types including problematic skins such as acne. The Elizabeth Arden PRO Clarifying Foaming Cleanser removes excess oil and debris while providing essential hydration. Its key ingredients are Lactic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Elizabeth Arden PRO Gentle Facial Cleanser is a light lathering cleanser that gently exfoliates, removes makeup and daily residue. It contains Lactic Acid and essential vitamin antioxidants A, C and E together with a soothing complex. This is ideal for all skin types including very sensitive. The two cleansers from the award winning British Vitage range include Vitage Revitalising Daily Cleanser which is a multifunction light gel

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Golden opportunity for students Students from Queen’s Park High enjoyed a visit to Los Angeles and San Francisco in California. They enjoyed the sites of Hollywood, Santa Monica and Universal Studios before venturing up the coast through Malibu and on up to Santa Cruz and finally San Francisco, seeing Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

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Young oarsmen win silver Queen’s Park High School Rowing Club had a great weekend representing the North West Region against the rest of the country at the Inter-regional Regatta in Nottingham. The most celebrated race of the day was the J16 boys final which saw Year 11 student Gwilym Harris from QPHS and his doubles partner Patrick Brogan, from Northwich Rowing Club, in a nail biting and epic battle for the finish line. The boys ended the race in a dead heat for second place winning them the coveted and acclaimed silver medals in the process. Meanwhile, the year 9 boys Dylan Howard and Iestyn Burke battled well in their J14 double to get a place in the A final, beating the likes of the renowned Henley Rowing Club! They finished in fifth place after another close race to the finish line. An additional well done to QPHS Year 11 girls, Kiera Burke and Zara Gautier-Price who were representing the North West Region for the second year running and finished in a respectably ranked 10th place in the J16 girls double event. All in all, it was yet another successful day of rowing for Queen’s Park High School Rowing Club with the results of all the races contributing to the North West team claiming an overall fourth place. QPHSRC chairman Richard Cox said: “The Junior Inter-regional Regatta is a culmination of all the best crews across the country, these are all picked to represent their region and have to race over 1500m numerous times on the day. Our rowers have been training for six days a week in the lead up to the event, before and after school. This shows great commitment and drive to succeed from them and I would like to thank them all for their efforts and equally their coaches for making it happen.”

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Can you sparkle for the hospice? Chester residents are being encouraged to sign up as a volunteer for the Chester Sparkle Night Walk which will take place on Friday 15th June, in aid of Hospice of the Good Shepherd. More than 75 volunteers are needed to marshall the route and help with setting up the event to ensure that all participants can take part safely. Justin Caroe, hospice community fundraiser, said: “Our Chester Sparkle Night Walk is reliant on an army of enthusiastic volunteers to be a success. Their presence is paramount to keeping it running smoothly and safely.” The Chester Sparkle Night Walk starts at Grosvenor Park and will see hundreds of walkers ‘sparkle’ under the stars. The 5km circular route through Chester City Centre passes iconic buildings and locations along the way including: Chester Cathedral, Eastgate Clock,Chester Racecourse and finishes within the Amphitheatre. Justin added: “The hospice relies on donations for the majority of its income, so events like the Chester Sparkle Night Walk are a vital way of raising funds. There is always a fantastic atmosphere, so I’d encourage everyone to come along and be part of an incredible event that helps support the only adult hospice in Chester.” The Hospice of the Good Shepherd doesn’t make a charge to patients for using the services but it does cost £11,000 per day for the hospice to provide the necessary care and support. Volunteers will need to be on-site from 7pm until around 1am depending on the role and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to volunteer your help please email fundraising@ or call 01244 851 811. If you are interested in taking part in the event please sign up here Caroline Siddall, director of fundraising, lottery and retail outside banner at Grosvenor Park

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Picnic in the park Grosvenor Park is the venue for the Picnic in the Park Great Get Together on 23rd June from 12noon3pm. It will be a social picnic with activities and some entertainment as part of the Great Get Together (Jo Cox Foundation). There will be a variety of Voluntary groups and people with different beliefs all with a common aim of contributing to tackling social isolation. Organised through Chester Humanists. Email: ggtchester@ or call Peter Gaskin on 07817 364277 for information on this free event.

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Students’ poems featured in Storyhouse A group of Year 7 studentsat Queen’s Park High School took part in an innovative poetry workshop as part of a project organised by Storyhouse in Chester. Poet Sara Hirsch helped students create poems based on identity, libraries, history and stories which were then printed in their own handwriting and displayed on the walls around the building. One poem is now displayed outside the baby changing room and another is featured in the teenage fiction section of the library.

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Love Hoole Loyalty Scheme to be extended to all of CH2 The Love Hoole loyalty scheme - where one loyalty card works in multiple participating stores to collect points and gain rewards - has had a very successful 18 months in Hoole and now has over 2,000 registered card holders! A recent survey of all card holders said that they agreed the community scheme was a good idea (95%) and exactly half (50%) of them are now spending more in Hoole as a result. The scheme has also raised over £700 in donations supported entirely by local cardholders and vendors that in turn sees the money returned to the local area. Charities connected with the scheme now include Claire House, The Hoole Community Centre and The Countess Charity. Chester-based Rob Meakin, Managing Director at Loyalty Pro Ltd who initiated the scheme, said, “Convenience is everything to the customer these days and the beauty of the Love Hoole scheme is that customers only need one loyalty card for lots of different shops. We needed to prove this concept in a community environment whilst using industry-leading technology. We’re delighted with the outcome and positive feedback from all involved so we now plan to roll out the scheme to the whole of the CH2 postcode, not just Hoole. You will see we have a new card in circulation but both old and new will work in all participating

stores. It’s exciting times for us as we widen our reach and launch our app to support the scheme for those that are happy to use a smart phone instead of a physical card.” Meakin continues with, “Giving traders the ability to offer their loyal customers rewards based on their spend by contacting them via email, text or in app messaging is where the true value of the scheme is. Our aim is to give the local trader community the marketing tools that are only normally available to the big supermarkets to help them compete and ensure the area stays vibrant. It’s a great way to get customers through the door and keep the community spirit alive.” The extended roll out into the whole of CH2 is happening now and the app is available to download on Google Play and The App Store, so consumers can start shopping right away! Once they’ve accumulated points, they can get a monetary reward in store or donated to one of the registered local charities. All donated points are currently being funded by Loyalty Pro as another way for them to give back to the community. For more information call Loyalty Pro Ltd on 0800 612 9747 or visit the schemes website:

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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.

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