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October 2017 - Issue 123 Inside this month: Work starts on Handbridge community centre, Queen’s Park High School, health & beauty, gardening and fitness.

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Building work on the long-awaited new community centre in Handbridge has begun. Hopefully, the multi-million pound development will be completed by the middle of 2018 and promises to be a great addition to the area. We’ve also got news from Queen’s Park High School, how youngsters on the Lache have been keeping busy, speedwatch in Handbridge, changes to council wards, health and beauty, clubs news and gardening.




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Building starts on the new St M After three years of serious planning and fundraising, the building of a new Community Centre in Handbridge has finally started. The centre is due to open to the local community in June 2018, providing 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. Now thanks to three years hard work and fundraising a new building is about to be raised at the heart of the Handbridge Community.

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Ted Graham, who has spearheaded the project, said: “Everyone involved in leading the development of the Centre is very grateful for the support of the community. Fundraising has obviously been a real challenge and we appreciate the loyal dedication of so many people who have pledged and donated money. A wide variety of fundraising activities have been organised over the past three years, making a valuable contribution to reaching our funding target this year.� Local councillor Razia Daniels, the Lord Mayor of Chester, has chosen the building of the new Centre as one of her charities for fundraising during her tenure in office. Chester MP Chris Matheson has also been very active in supporting the development. Active fundraising is continuing that will help to cover the costs of fitting out the new

Mary’s Handbridge Centre building. If anyone would like to know more about the new Centre or would be willing to make a donation, they can email Ted Graham at centre2017info@ The new centre will include 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 Wifi and in the main rooms audio and visual presentation equipment

will be provided. A commercial standard kitchen and servery will improve catering. During the building period, groups, who have used the current hall over many decades, are being temporarily relocated to other venues in the area. The interior of the church has been re-organised to provide space for storage and for some groups to hold their regular meetings.

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ON THE BEAT with Police Community Support Officer Lauren Davies Over the last few weeks there has been an increase in antisocial behavior at Westminster Park. Not only are people acting in an antisocial manner but they are also causing criminal damage. In the last month Lamposts have been damaged and the perimeter fencing outside of the café has also been damaged. More high visibility patrols have been in the area during late shifts and I continue to link with café owners and the council to create a long term plan.

The Speed gun has also been deployed on Lache Park Avenue, Lache Lane & Eaton Road due to concerns raised by residents. Parking advisory tickets have also been issued on Sherbourne Avenue, Westminster park due to residents raising concerns regarding parking on Council Cheshire West & Chester the pavement. 21 Vehicles were speeding on Lache Lane during a one hour period withSurgeries the Councillor’s highest speed of First Saturday of each month at: 48mph in a 30.

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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. RSPB Chester Group October Events Wednesday 18th October 7.30pm - Talk: “Wildlife of Estonia” Autumn bird migration in Estonia – one of Europe’s great spectacles. Former RSPB educationalist Barrie shares his enthusiasm for this area, with lots of stunning photos. Visitors welcome. £2 for group members, £4 for visitors (refreshments included). Christleton Parish Hall, Village Rd, Christleton CH3 7AS. Overflow parking on road or at church. Saturday 7th October - Full day field trip to Doxey Marshes This wetland oasis near Stafford is one of the country’s best bird watching sites, with both wetland and grassland birds. Trip Leader: Alan Millard 01244 675042. It is vital to call the trip leader a few days before the trip, to book and check start time and location. Stout footwear and sensible clothing are essential. Car sharing is encouraged. Newcomers and beginners welcome. Water and a packed lunch are advisable. For earlier information call 01244 335670 chester or on facebook The main aim of our club is to bring people together of all ages and abilities, who have a common interest Chester Model Railway Club in modelling railways of various scales and gauges. They cater for all, from those just starting up to more advanced modellers, so plenty of help and encouragement is available. Club night is Monday from 8pm to 10pm. Admission to the open day is £3. Call Colin Dollimore on 629167 or visit

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PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR NEXT SUMMER Skincare advice with Jane Bryant, from the Hough Green Clinic I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. As we move into Autumn and Winter rather too rapidly for my liking it is worth mentioning that this is a perfect time of year to think about Laser/IPL treatments.

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your favourite waxing clinic because they are fully booked! Another huge benefit with Laser/IPL treatment is saying goodbye to unsightly in-growing hairs, the lumpy spots and the scarring. You would require 4 to 6 treatments every 6 to 8 weeks. As our prices start as low as £50 for a bikini treatment and you pay as you go for each treatment, rather than for a course, it is easy to budget. How about an early Christmas present? Our Nordlys by Ellipse Laser/IPL is our second Ellipse machine we have had in 11 years. After enjoying our latest model for a year now we are finding this model even more effective than the last and the added benefit of the larger applicator has cut our hair treatment times by half which is great news for everyone. Skin Rejuvenation treatment for sun damaged skin, sun/liver spots on the face, hands and décolletage can be treated at this time of year too. Thread vein treatment to the legs will also benefit. As we age valves in our leg veins become less effective, so less blood is pumped back from the legs. This means blood vessels in our legs become larger, darker and more visible. The Ellipse leg vein treatment uses a precisely calculated pulse of laser energy exactly directed to the vessel being treated. This causes the blood inside the vessel to heat up; causing the wall of the

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LIFESTYLE TIPS TO GET YOU FIT & HEALTHY HERE ARE my simple steps to becoming a healthy happier you. 1. Give yourself a realistic target and time-scale to achieve. Be mindful that when weight comes off slowly it is more likely to stay off. 2. Avoid crash diets and quick fixes. Anything worth doing isn’t easy, you might lose one stone in two weeks crash dieting but then as soon as you eat normally you will gain your weight back and more! 3. You must get moving daily. Office jobs mean many of us are so far from reaching the recommended 10,000 steps a day, log yours with a pedometer and start increasing your steps. 4. Limit your amount of food, start using the scales to measure your food! When you read calories on the back of food its often based on servings/ grams. People often double or even triple portions to fill their plate. This means your literally eating double the calories per serving of food. 5. Take your time eating, avoid sitting in front of the TV to eat meals, chew your food properly it will tell your brain your full quicker. 6. How many take-aways are you having, if its more than one a month is too many! 7. Don’t be fooled by no added sugar, this doesn’t mean there is No sugar in them! There are still natural sugars in them and carbohydrates, remember to check labels. 8. Exercise as well as diet, you might be less on the scales but if you still struggling to get up and down the stairs and can’t run for a bus without getting out of breath, it’s time to get your fitness up. Remember exercise as well as diet promotes all the internal benefits as well as increasing muscle mass, which helps take pressure off your joints.

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Young people in the Lache were kept busy during the holidays thanks to a new project organised by the housing trust and PCSO Autumn Crocombe. Lache Sports encourages children to stay active with introductions to new sports and games, including football sessions with Chester FC, tennis, rugby, badminton and rounders on Sycamore Field. l PCSO Crocombe and Sanctuary Housing youth worker Libbie Stock took eight children to the Flip Out trampoline centre to try click and climb. They children had a great time and got to try something new. They also took 40 local children to the VPX day out in Warrington, to try all sorts of activities, including climbing, zorbing, wheelchair rugby and much more. l PCSOs Autumn Crocombe and Lauren Davies have run Panna cage football sessions in the Lache and Dodleston recently.

Changes to council ward boundaries COUNCIL boundaries in Cheshire West are likely to change, with the introduction of a new ‘Overleigh Ward’ which takes in Handbridge, Westminster Park and the Lache. It is part of the review which will see the overall number of councillors fall from 75 to 70. In the current arrangements in this area there are two Handbridge Park councillors – Razia Daniels and Neil Sullivan, and a separate Lache ward where Jane Mercer is the councillor. The new arrangements will see all three in a combined Overleigh ward. The proposals have attracted criticism from Reg Barritt, general secretary of Handbride Residents’ Council, who said that Handbridge has little in common with the other areas it is to combine with. But the recommendation from the review commission states: “We fully accept the argument that there appears little to differentiate Lache and parts of Westminster Park and that residents from across the area share facilities. We have concluded that this site should be combined in a ward with neighbouring parts of Chester. We therefore propose to adopt a three-councillor Overleigh ward as part of our draft recommendations.” Other proposals include combining Newton with Hoole and splitting Great Boughton into Vicars Cross and Boughton.


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AUTUMN FRUITS October is a month when the garden still sports some colour and foliage before the leaves fall in autumn. Squahes and pumpkins come in a multitude of shapes and colours as can be seen from the attached photo. When you tap the squash it should sound hollow and be ready to be stored in a cool dry frost free place for up to 6 months. Leaves will start to colour up towards the end of the month. Parthenocissus tricuspidata or Boston Creeper has large 3 lobed leaves that turn a brilliant red in autumn. If you have space on a wall and don’t mind climbing ladders every year to stop it going into the gutters, then it will give interest from spring to autumn. Any well drained soil, ideally with moisture will suit it. An underrated plant is the Persicaria affinis varieties with pink or red small bottle brush flowers. Not often for sale but often seen draped over wall or in crevices in gardens they make good ground cover and will flower from late summer into autumn. New varieties are being developed for their striking foliage and one most often seen is Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon with deep red and green leaves. Lastly, grasses such as the many Miscanthus varieties, tend to look great at this time of year. They will grow tall to 1.5m and develop silky tassels of flowers in red, pink and cream before fading to straw colours in winter. Miscanthus sinensis likes any type of soil provided it is relatively moist. Paired with lower growing Rudbekia fulgida Goldsturm and Sedum spectabile in drifts, it will provide colour and movement in autumn. There is a lot to do in the garden in October. Splitting and replanting perennials so they settle

in for winter. Plant trees and shrubs at this time of year too, except for tender shrubs as they may not survive winter. Planting spring bulbs to give colour from January onwards can start in October although Tulips are best planted in November to avoid disease. Pruning of deciduous shrubs can start although any evergreen shrubs are best left until next spring before cutting back.

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SCHOOL 2018 CHOOSING the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. Over the next few pages you can learn about some of the open days that will be running across the area during the autumn months. Open days are so important because they can show parents

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much more than a report or a school league table. You get to meet staff, ask questions, see the facilities and see how the school operates. Looking for the right school is like searching for the perfect home. It’s only when you step inside that you know if it’s right for you and your child.

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The King’s School Open Day Saturday 7 October

Join us to discover a world of inspirational learning. Simply call or email to reserve your place. We look forward to seeing you!

01244 689 553

9.30am to 12.00 noon For pupils aged 4-7 King’s Juniors

10.30am to 1.00pm For pupils aged 7-11

King’s Seniors

1.00pm to 3.30pm For students aged 11-16

King’s Sixth Form

1.00pm to 3.30pm For students aged 16-18

Every Opportunity Endless Possibilities

Girls thrive at The Queen’s School because we value them as individuals, inspiring, supporting and challenging them to excel. Lower School pupils benefit from a rich and challenging curriculum, delivered by specialist teaching staff. Facilities are first-rate, class sizes small and we offer a broad range of extracurricular opportunities. To find out more come along to our Lower School open morning. Registration is available online or call our admissions officer, Jane Taylor.

• Lower School (Infant and Junior): Saturday 4 November 9.30am –12.30pm T 01244 312078 E

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CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL We are proud of our wonderful school, visitors constantly comment on the vibrant, inspiring learning environments and the nurturing atmosphere where pupils feel happy and secure. Our school values are: Faith, Respect, Perseverance and Honesty. We are a community of learning with the ambition to achieve our best through great teaching and high quality learning experiences. We provide pupils with countless opportunities to develop aspirations, experience success and build inner confidence. Pupils enjoy exciting lessons and opportunities to work closely with artists, musicians and sports coaches. They participate in concerts, sporting competitions, tournaments and a wide range of performances in a variety of venues to different audiences. The staff are passionate about helping each child and ensuring all our pupils thrive. They work very closely with parents which impacts positively on the progress pupils make. Outcomes in national assessments highlight the great progress pupils make during their time at St Clare’s. Our families consider the school to be a truly wonderful place. Please come and visit us! We are holding an Open Morning on Monday 16th October at 9:45am.

ST CLARE’S PRE-SCHOOL Set in the grounds of St Clare’s Catholic Primary School. Our Pre School boasts a stimulating environment for young learners who can explore, create and imagine with the support of qualified, nurturing staff. • New, purpose-built learning environment for 2017 • Led by a qualified teacher • Large outdoor area • 30 hours funded childcare for working parents • Funded and fee-paying places for 2-4-year-olds For more information ring 07936413246 or visit our Facebook page to see what we get up to. 30 To advertise call 350398

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Without doubt, a great arts show Queen’s Park High School hosted the Without the Walls arts festival shortly before the end of the summer term which drew in nearly 1,200 people to see performances of dance, music, drama and poetry as well as some amazing artwork.

Pupils show their mastery of maths Children from Overleigh St. Mary’s and Chester Blue Coat Primary Schools, visited QPHS for a day of mathematics and art (MART) led by Dr Sally Bamber and students from the University of Chester. Leading up to the day children had been focusing on primes, factors and multiples and then transferred that learning into art. Children used different colours, textures and patterns to represent different numbers.

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Students survive expedition Congratulations to the 22 Duke of Edinburgh Award participants who have all successfully completed and passed both the assessed training expedition and qualifying expedition for the DofE Bronze Award.

Successful summer sports camp

A summer sports camp held at Queen’s Park High School attracted 37 children from local primary schools. It was a great opportunity for children to build their confidence and self-esteem, improve their fitness, co-ordination and communication skills whilst having fun and make new friends. Activities included Danish long ball, four corner football, athletics, diamond cricket, ‘capture the flag’, relay racing, bench ball, dodgeball, tag rugby and a rounders tournament that kept the group focused and engaged.

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First Saturday of each month at: Saltney Post Office, 9.00am – 10.15 a Westminster Park Shops, 10.30 am - 11.4 Handbridge Old Dee Bridge, 12 pm - 1

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 PCSO 07867 805361 Lauren Davies and the local Councillors. Saltney Post Office - 9am - 10.15am Westminster Park Shops - 10.30am - 11.45am Handbridge Old Dee Bridge - 12noon - 1pm

Councillor Razia Daniels

Councillor Neil Sullivan

Phone: 01244 312392 Phone: 01244 671099 Mobile: 07798 742100 Mobile: 07709 376876 Email: razia.daniels@ Email: neil.sullivan@ neil.sullivan@ razia.daniels@

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WESTMINSTER PARK Westminster Park Residents Association Pauline Brown email Westminster Park Community Centre Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park 671243 (during bar hours) Friends of Westminster Park Norman Trott, 683540 Clubs & organisations Belgrave Badminton Club Mondays 8-10pm at Queen’s Park High School New members always welcome.

Scouting 18th Chester Scout Group Leader/Contact Information Group Scout Leader: Susan Jones 675538 Cubs (Monday): Simon Duggan 678659 Beavers (Wednesday): Jane Shortall 682136 Scouts (Wednesday): Michael Glass 6766637 Cubs (Thursday): Christine Owens 676691 Scouts (Friday): Terry Coe 676734


Guiding Rainbows (Monday): Pat McGettigan, 677134 Brownies (Tuesday): Jan Hooper, 674701 Guides: Sue Fryer, 679945


Belgrave Pre-School 07761 816891 Bridge Club Nick Ryan, 675923 Cricket Craig Edwards 07478 713949

St. Mark’s Church Lache and Saltney

Croquet John Dawson 675929

Sunday Services 9am Holy Communion; 11am Family Service; 6.30pm Contemporary Praise Messy Church every first Thursday of the Month 3.15 - 5.15pm Lache Community Centre Wednesdays: Munchkins, Baby and Toddlers Group 1pm - 2.45pm Thursdays: A Different Taste Community Cafe 10.30am - 1.30pm Tuesday - Thursday: St. Mark’s Playgroup 9.15am - 12.15pm

Evergreens Over 60s Club:Sandra Magilton 677373 Healthy Walking Group Fred Whiteley 675085 Junior Football: Westminster Park FC Lache and Westminster Local History Group Linda Shuttleworth, 679791 National Women’s Register: Christine Westcott 675431 Scottish Dancing Anne Croall, 676167 Tennis-Glan Aber Tennis Club Sue Britton, 677936

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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


Handbridge WI First Tuesday in every month at 7.30pm, at St. Mary’s Church Hall. Tel 671304.

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Brownies and Guides Sue Fryer, 679945

Cllr Neil Sullivan (Con, Handbridge Pk) 51 Lache Lane Chester Tel 671099 / 07709 376876 Razia Daniels (Con, Handbridge Pk) 11 The Shipgate, Chester. Tel 312392 Cllr Jane Mercer Lache Ward Tel 07867 805361

DODLESTON Dodleston Parish Council Covering Dodleston & Kinnerton Dodleston Pre-School Hours Mon/Tue/Wed/Fri 9:15-1pm. 21/2-yearolds to school age. E: Dodleston Baby and Toddler Group Friendly group meets Thursdays, 10-11.30am at the Village Hall. Term time only Chester Riverside Rotary Club The Club meets on Wednesday evenings 7-8pm at The Handbridge Pub. New members or visitors are always welcome. Contact Julie on 07474331781

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