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Great Sutton & Little Sutton

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CRIMES IN THIS AREA Woodland Road, Whitby – A blue Ford Mondeo was stolen after thieves took the keys from inside the house. Waverton Road – Thieves stole a mountain bike, power tools, Ipod and fishing equipment. Dolphin Crescent – Vandals damaged a play pirate ship in the park. Overpool Road – A Carrera Hellcat 15 mountain bike was taken by boys in Festival Park. Station Road, Little Sutton – A trailer and mini digger were taken from a building site. Fulwood Road – Two boys ripped up plants from plant pots and threw them into the road. Woodchurch Lane – A half brick was thrown through front living room window. Parklands – An unlocked blue Voodoo mountain bike was taken from a garden. Parklands – A pitchfork was used to break into a garden shed and fishing equipment was taken. St. Marks Crescent – A cat was injured and required an operation after being shot with a pellet gun. Rudstone Close – A female was arrested after a plant pot was thrown through a window. Overpool Road – A stone was thrown through a front window. Sutton Way – A female was arrested after a ground floor flat window was smashed. New Chester Road – 5m of cable was taken from an electricity substation. Rivacre Road – A generator was stolen from a building site at Vauxhall’s Sports & Social Club. Heath Grove – A Voodoo Canzo mountain bike was stolen. Red Lion Lane – A Dethleff 540 caravan, parked on a driveway, was stolen by thieves who towed it away with a black vehicle. Welsh Road – Thieves took a Ford C-Max, which had broken down and was left in the car park of industrial units on a farm. Rossmore Road East – A whizzer and hydraulic breaker were taken from a Vauxhall Combo van parked on a building site. Woodchurch Lane – Dust caps were stolen from a Mercedes car. Acre Road – The rear tyres on a Citroen Xsara were slashed. Windways – Vandals scratched the entire length of a Ford Fiesta. Pooltown Road – A Vauxhall Astra was damaged by a group of youths throwing stones in the road. 8 Tel 01244 350398

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WE CAN HELP WITH THE COST OF NEUTERING YOUR CAT Qualifying cat owners should be receiving benefits or on a low income, students and pensioners also qualify. All you need to do is ring 0151 355 9813 tell us your name and address and cat details sex, name and age and we will send you a voucher which you can take to a vet of your choice. The voucher is worth £40 for a female and £25 for a male.

Please ring 0151 355 9813 if you are interested in homing any of these cats and we will arrange a home check. Go to to see other cats in need of a home. BEX

There is an adoption fee of £60male .Each cattowill fully examined byideal a This young all white cat came us asbe a stray. Can you offer him his home? He is veryagainst friendly andfleas loves attention. An experienced cat owner is veterinary surgeon. Treated & worms. Fully vaccinated needed as he sometimes gets overexcited and will give you a little nip but against flu and enteritis, Micro chipped and neutered (Voucher usually it is only in play. Because of this we would not consider homing him with provided if cat tooa young bechildren neutered at the time of adoption) family withto young Bex is about two years old he is neutered,insurance vaccinated andcover, micro chipped. the cat also comes with four weeks Petplan which you may choose to continue, giving invaluable peace of mind and reassurance as you and your cat embark on a lifelong friendship To see other catsStanley looking foryears adoption please visit is three old and very friendly. Unfortunately Stanley has the FIV virus so must be kept as an indoor cat. He will make a very loyal and loving companion. He follows his fosterer around everywhere and when she sits down

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Stanley is three years old and very friendly. Unfortunately Stanley has the FIV virus so must be kept as an indoor cat. He will make a very loyal and loving companion. He follows his fosterer around everywhere and when she sits down Stanley thinks it is especially so he can sit on her lap. Stanley is the perfect companion, he is happiest on your knee, or on the newspaper you are trying to read.

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Blue is this handsome boy is a bit on the nervous side but then who wouldn't be after finding himself shut out of his home in the coldest of weather, when his owner moved out and left him behind. We are looking for a new loving home for Blue without children or other pets, where he can take time to settle.


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COFFEE AND CRAFTS Please come and join us in the Church Hall for a chat and refreshments and knit and crochet for charity. You may also bring your own crafts to do.

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Hayley’s health and fitness

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.

9. Be careful running, as soon as people diet they also hit to the pavements to shed the weight. Remember if you’re not used to running, build this up gradually, buy decent trainers to avoid impact, this isn’t always the quickest form of exercise to get results you want. Interval training has been proven to be more effective. 10. Drink lemon water, there are so many benefits to doing this daily, remember to drink more when exercising. 11. Cut out white bread. Opt for granary! 12. Remember you’re a role model to your child’s eating habits in later life. If they see you snacking all day on fast foods its likely they will think this is the norm, teach them good habits to prevent them from gaining excessive weight when they grow up. 13. Lastly, don’t give up lifestyle changes are one of the most effective ways to shed weight and keep it off Written for Talkabout Publishing by Hayley Ryder Personal Trainer and Class instructor 07551 878786

HOPE FARM TREFOIL GUILD 3rd Monday of the month, 7.30pm at: Hope Farm Church, Hope Farm Road, Whitby, CH66 2NP. Further details: Debra Millican, Treasurer, Hope Farm Trefoil Guild. Email: Find Us on Facebook ‘Hope Farm Trefoil Guild’

Drop-in for ex-servicemen A monthly drop-in has begun for fellow ex-servicemen and women to meet up and share stories over a cup of tea. The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) Break Drop-in, in Ellesmere Port, is open to veterans, Regulars or Reserves, and their dependents. It will be held on the ELLESMERE PORT TREFOIL GUILD second and fourth Thursday of every month Further details: Irene, Chair, Ellesmere Port £290 and only takes a few hours to the floor space in an average home. So We would all like more space in our at Ellesmere Port Library between 11am and Trefoil Guild. Tel: 0151-355-5479. Visitors complete,” says Adam. shouldn’t you be making the most of it? homes and with houses in the UK get1pm. All welcome. ting smaller, space is at a premium. But always welcome. “And for that, customers get a modern And that’s where More Than Loft

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More homes on Rossmore Road BUILDING work has started on a big new housing development off Rossmore Road. Over 300 homes have already been built on the Rossfield Park scheme, now a further 280 homes are going up. When completed, the development will also have a new convenience store, coffee shop, petrol station and pub.

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Has Your Double Glazing Steamed Up? Established for over a decade Cloudy2Clear windows have become a leading company for glass replacement. Issues with double glazing can often be gradual and may only be noticed during a clear sunny day or during the winter. A failed glass unit may no longer provide you with the protection you need or be energy efficient. Why not spend a few minutes checking your home to see if you have any failed double glazing? If you act now you can avoid these problems. Now, you may think you need to replace the

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Police appeal after biker is robbed Police investigating a robbery in Little Sutton are appealing for information from the public. A 24-year-old man was riding his motorbike along Hawthorne Road when two men crossed his path and stopped right in front of him. One of the men then pushed him on his shoulder causing him to fall off his bike. The other man held what looked like a knife and demanded he hand over his belongings. The victim gave them to the men and they ran off. One man is described as being around 5ft 11ins to 6ft in height with bushy eyebrows and of a skinny build. He was in all plain black clothing and had a ski mask covering his face. The second man is described as around 6ft tall and of a skinny build. He was wearing a black hooded coat, black trousers and shoes as well as a ski mask that was brown and green. Anyone who recognises the description of the men or has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident 1042 of 17th August. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mayor visits the Sea Cadets The Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Cllr Nicole Mearden, was invited to the Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets 75th anniversary Mess Dinner recently.

Man charged with assault Police in Ellesmere Port have charged a man following a serious assault. A 37-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were walking along a pavement on Rochester Drive near to Maiden Gardens when a car drove into them. Anthony Standeven, aged 28, from Warkworth Court, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle dangerously, two counts of attempted wounding and driving a motor vehicle otherwise than in accordance. He has been remanded in custody and will appear at West Cheshire Magistrates Court.

Family English course Parklands Children’s Centre is the venue for a Family English course which runs on Tuesday mornings this autumn from 9.30am – 12noon. It is fun, friendly and free with creche spaces available for children. Participants can gain more confidence with English skills, feel more confident in helping their children with English, gain an up-to-date adult functional skills qualification and develop skills for family life and work. To book a place, contact Portside Children’s Centre on 337 6365 or the Portside Hub on 337 6362. 16 Tel 01244 350398

Silver Singers A choir for the over 50s l Songs from the shows l Hits from the 50s to the present l Just ÂŁ4 per week l Trinity Methodist Church Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port l Thursdays at 4pm

Come and join a brand new singing club in Ellesmere Port where there is no audition, no need to read music and all you need is a love of singing! You choose the songs and Choir Director Michael Reynolds will arrange the music. What better way to spend an afternoon than singing your favourite songs and meeting new people? Please get in touch to find out more.


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Age UK Cheshire Day Services @ Hollymere, New Grosvenor Road, Ellesmere Port, Wednesdays 10-2.30pm Ideal for people who want to get out of the house now and then to join activities and make new friends. Our group is offered a wide range of activities, regular guest speakers and various one-off events and day trips. This is an informal group and people can join in with as little or as much as they choose. For more details contact Karen Barlow on 07467045485 or e mail Alternatively contact our team leader Lorraine Pritchard 07917638822 or just pop by and say hello. South Wirral Arts Society The group meets twice monthly on Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm, at Hooton Golf Centre off the A41. New members welcome. Call Malcolm on 339 2620 for details. U3A ELLESMERE Port University of the Third Age (U3A) meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm at the Groves Sports and Social Club, Whitby. Call Peter on 0151 345 1141 for details. Fridays Ellesmere Port Community Ladies Choir at Ellesmere Port Fire Station, 7-9pm. Tel 07798575353. All Ages welcome. Free event. Every third Saturday of the month The Whitby Hall Free Family Film Club, 2-4pm, at Whitby Hall. Free for younger children. Call 0151 357 2120 or visit Every third Sunday of the month Waterways Craft Group, at the Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port, 10am-4pm. This lively group meets the third Sunday of the month (with the odd exception) on the first floor of the Island Warehouse, to demonstrate the traditional crafts of the inland waterways. All Ages. Call 0151 355 5017 or visit www. Last Sunday in the month GUIDED tours at the Hangers, Airfield Way, Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port, 1-3pm. Free but donations accepted. Visit this unique local hidden gem. Learn about its history and the part the hangars played in both World wars. 327 356, email or visit

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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

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Useful numbers and info Clubs and Societies Action Transport Theatre, Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port. Tel 357 2120 Cats Protection: South Wirral Branch. Tel 355 9813. Cheshire Regiment Association. Ellesmere Port Branch. Tel 339 8734 Chester Accordion Club. Meets at Groves Club, Whitby. 2nd Tuesday 1.30pm, last Tuesday 7.30pm. Ellesmere Port 41 Club We meet 3rd Tuesday of each month at Brookmeadow hotel. Any ex Tablers or old friends are welcome. Contact: Chairman on 0151 339 1851 or 07887 593963. Ellesmere Port Flower Club. Meeting at Our Lady’s RC Church, Enfield Road, third Wed of the month, 7.30pm. Call 355 6454. Ellesmere Port Running Club. Meets at Whitby Sports & Social Club every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7pm. Fibromyalgia Support Group. Tel Ruth Spicer on 348 1098 Ellesmere Port Musical Theatre Company Tel 0151 339 4390 Footloose Musicals (Junior section of EP Musical Theatre). Tel 356 2079 Great Sutton Male Voice Choir. Tel 355 5363 Great Sutton Townswomen’s Guild. Tel 355 4263 Guide Association (Ellesmere Port division) Email Little Sutton Community Centre. Tel 356 6761 Mersey Morris Men Monday practice, in Thornton Hough Village Hall, 8pm. Tel 347 1685. Multiple Sclerosis Society Branch meets every third Wednesday in the month Contact Pauline on 07804506848 Royal British Legion Women’s Section: Little Sutton and District Branch. Tel 200 2939 Ellesmere Port Sea Cadets We are open to young people aged 10 to 18 and are based at TS Forward, Appleton Drive, Whitby, CH65 7EP. The unit is open every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1900 to 2130 and Tuesdays 1830 to 2030. Please drop by or ring 0151 355 1779 for further information. Soroptimist International. Tel 339 3352 South Wirral Art Society We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evening, 7-9pm, at Hooton Golf Club – just off the A41. New members welcome. Call Min Kennedy on 327 2260.. South Wirral Rambling Club Tel 07722 752494

South Wirral Stroke Club: Contact Secretary: Honor Ledder 348 0052 Sutton Wood Singers 0151 334 7013 Trefoil Guild. Tel 355 7669 University of the Third Age (u3a) Meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm at Groves Social Club. Tel. Teddy on 0151 339 5595. West Cheshire Athletic Club Meets at Stanney Oaks Athletics Track, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, every Tuesday and Thursday (6.30-8pm), and on Saturday (10am-12 noon). www. The club caters for anyone aged 8 years old through to pensioners and provides training and competition for track & field, indoor athletics, road and cross country running, as well as opportunities to become a qualified coach or official.


Ellesmere Port Catholic High School, Capenhurst Lane, Whitby. Tel 355 2373 University CE Academy, 164 Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port. Tel 0151 350 6000 The Whitby High School, Sycamore Drive, Whitby. Tel 355 8445/6 Little Sutton Childer Thornton Primary School, New School Lane, Childer Thornton. Tel 338 2170 Little Sutton CE Primary School, Berwick Road, Little Sutton. Tel 0151 338 2244 Parklands Community Primary School Parklands, Little Sutton Tel 338 2220 Rossmore School, Red Lion Lane, Little Sutton. Tel 338 2425 St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary Rossall Grove, Little Sutton Tel: 338 2430 Sutton Green Primary, Armthorpe Drive, Little Sutton. Tel 338 2121 Great Sutton Capenhurst CE Primary School, Capenhurst Lane, Capenhurst. Tel 339 2685 Meadow Primary School, Dolphin Crescent, Great Sutton. Tel 338 2450 St Saviour’s RC Primary School, Seacombe Drive, Great Sutton. Tel 338 2440 Hinderton School, For children with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) and/or Speech, Language & Communication Difficulties. Capenhurst Lane, Whitby. Tel 338 2200

Useful numbers and info ALCOHOL PROBLEMS Local Helpline; 01244 364095 Alcoholics Anonymous: 709 2900 AL - Anon Family Group, Helping families of alcoholics. Tel: 0207 403 0888 ANCHOR STAYING PUT 0151 355 1313 AGE CONCERN 336 8388 ALZHEIMER’S SOCIETY 01244 851351 BUS SERVICES Bus & Rail Services Travel Line 0871 200 2233 open 8am - 8pm 7 days a week CITIZENS’ ADVICE Cheshire West Citizens Advice, Ellesmere Port Office, 1, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 8AA Opening times Monday-Friday 9am-4pm Tel no: 0344 5766111 DOCTORS Great Sutton Medical Centre, Old Chester Road, Phone:- 0151 339 3126 Hope Farm Medical Centre, Hope Farm Road, Great Sutton. Tel 357 3777 Whitby Group Practice, The Surgery, 114 Chester Road, Whitby. Tel 355 6144 Old Hall Surgery 26 Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port. Tel 355 1191 DRUG ABUSE Parents against Drug Abuse. Helpline 356 1996. All calls in confidence FIRE Emergencies, call 999. Non- essential calls, Ellesmere Port Fire Station, Wellington Road, Ellesmere Port Tel 355 3333 GP OUT OF HOURS CENTRE, Western Cheshire Out of Hours Service...Clinics held at Ellesmere Port Hospital 01244 343300 HOMEWATCH Borough Homewatch Manager Ellesmere Port Police Station tel 355 4066 (Ext: 3063). 0r 01244 613063 HOSPITAL Emergencies call 999 Countess of Chester Hospital. Tel 01244 365000 POLICE Emergencies call 999 Ellesmere Port Police Station, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port Tel 355 4066 or 101

SAMARITANS LinkLine:- 0345 90 90 90 South Wirral and Chester Area Phone:- 01244 377999 ST JOHN AMBULANCE Tel 339 7203 (answerphone) Leave message and we will return call.


Cheshire West and Chester Council. Call the switchboard on 0300 123 8 123. Online at COUNCILLORS Ledsham and Manor Gareth Anderson (Con) Phone: 01513394390 Email: gareth.anderson@ Peter Rooney (Lab) 181 Princes Road, Ellesmere Port St Paul’s Angela Claydon (Lab), 15 Little Green , Great Sutton Phone 339 8389 E: angela.claydon@ Robert Bisset (Lab) 12 Laurel Drive, Willaston CH64 1TW Sutton Nicole Meardon (Lab) 65 Berwick Road, Little Sutton Phone: 0151 512 2274 Mobile: 07970 836290 Email: nicole.meardon@ Paul Donovan (Lab) 44 Seacombe Drive, Great Sutton CH66 2BD Phone: 339 4167 Email: paul.donovan@ Willaston & Thornton Myles Hogg (Con) Silverdale, Benty Heath Lane, Willaston Phone: 327 4096 Email: myles.hogg@


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