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October 2009 Issue 24

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IT’S the start of a new
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IN THE NEWS

 PRIME Minister Gordon Brown pledged financial support Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port
during a recent visit. He said he was determined to help the factory, which faces an
uncertain future following the takeover of GM europe.
He was also keen to see the new developments towards an electric car.

 BetteR parking is needed to revitalise Little Sutton shopping centre, according to


locals. A petition containing more than 1,000 signatures has been handed to Cheshire
West and Chester Council calling for the size of the pavement to be reduced so that
more cars can park on the street.

 IRISH energy firm FMC-Tech is opening an office in Capenhurst at the end of the
year with the creation of 10 jobs.

 PoLICe in ellesmere Port are checking homes and cars to see if they are an easy
target for thieves. they will knock on doors at houses which they think are at risk of
burglary and leave leaflets on insecure cars.

 ARSoN is suspected following


a fire at the former Old Rivacre
pub, in Netherpool Road, in
September.

 CouNCILLoRS rejected plans


for 180 homes at Rossmore
Road. Peel Developments wanted
the site near junction 8 of the
M53, to become phase five of the
Rossfield Park housing scheme.

 PoLICe are appealing for


witnesses following a failed armed
robbery at Little Sutton post office,
Chester Road, Little Sutton at
11am on thursday 27th August.
three men wearing balaclavas
tried to steal cash during a
delivery.
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 A CRAFT Fair will be held on


15th November 10.30 -4.00 at
Little Stanney Village Hall (at jct
of A5117 & Stanney Lane ) 50p
4 admission refreshments available.
Many varied stalls.

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Community News
In association with Shell UK, Stanlow

Rosy future for young carers


A GRouP of young carers are celebrating after receiving a Cheshire Wildlife trust Award
for their work in helping to improve the gardens and wildlife habitats at ellesmere Port
National Waterways Museum.
Organised by St John Ambulance Cheshire Young Carers, the group of six children aged
between nine and 11 years, were presented with a Silver Award for successfully taking
part in the Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Friendly Garden Award Scheme.
the youngsters who spend their lives looking after either a parent or sibling, started the
gardening project at ellesmere Port National Waterways Museum to undertake various
gardening tasks every Saturday for two hours.
Tasks included: clearing the Museum’s Porters Row cottage garden beds and planting
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making two ‘bug hotels’ to attract insects.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife Friendly Garden Award Scheme is supported by
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renowned gardener and television presenter, Alan titchmarsh, and encourages garden
owners to introduce simple features to help encourage wildlife habitats.

Celebration: The young carers celebrate their achievements with John Inch,
General Manager of the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port (far right)
8 and Sue James, Museum Volunteer (far left)

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Pupils start new journey


at town’s first academy
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creating history as the
first in the borough.
Sporting their new
black and red uniforms
the students are a
distinctive sight and
Principal of the
university of Chester
Church of england
Academy, Kevin
McDermott, said: “The
buzz and excitement
of the first day has
continued as we
begin our journey to
transform education
and opportunity for our
young people here in
ellesmere Port.”
the Academy is
currently operating on
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Campus (formerly
ellesmere Specialist
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building is expected to be in 2012.
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Mr McDermott added: “I have a terrific staff team here who are committed to making
this new venture a huge success. I am confident the future will be exciting and
rewarding for all.”

Pictured: Back row, Thomas Ralston, Hannah Barlow, Georgia Burkes, Rebecah
16 Vanweerdenburg, Mr Kevin McDermott; Front row, Daniel Pearce and Billy Bridge

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Visionary approach pays off


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Big budget rivals force Chris


to rethink karting career
Little Sutton Kart racing ace 25-year-
old Chris Taylor is now facing up to the
reality of this season being his last in
top flight kart racing, after enjoying an
illustrious career so far.
Starting at the age of eight, Chris is the
most successful Merseyside, Wirral and
Cheshire area kart racer to date.
At the recent National Kart Racing
Association (NKRA) Formula Blue class
British Championship Finals held at as used by some of the other racers with
the Glan-y-Gors (GYG) Raceway near reputed seasons budgets of £25,000, in
Betwys –y –coed North Wales, the what can only be described at times as
former Hooton Park based Cheshire Kart “Monsoon” conditions over the both days
Racing Club 07 champion and 08 runner of the finals. Setting the fastest lap in one
up, was competing against the top 50 of his races, Chris then finished in 12th
Formula Blue drivers from all over the place in the Grande final, however on
country for National honours. corrected scores for heat positions, he
To qualify for the Grand finals, drivers was eventually awarded 8th place overall
had to compete at regional level in the Now looking towards finishing the 09
Scottish, North or South of England season competing in the last 3 rounds of
series, usually of eight rounds.. the CKRC Hooton Park Wirral Formula
Chris qualified 5th in Blue Championship, Chris is
the North of England hoping to consolidate a 2nd place,
having only competed as due to competing nationally
in five out of the eight he has missed vital points and he
rounds as he wished to cannot win the championship as
contest the CKRC Hooton his nearest rival cannot be beaten
Championship as well but for the Championship.
dates clashed from time to Chris is heavily involved in
time during the year. bringing new drivers into the
Chris arrived at the sport, especially the 8-12 year
GYG Raceway for the old Cadets, and would like to
championships on the thank his long time supporters
Saturday morning after Castrol refinery Ellesmere Port,
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having to have his Italian NGK Sparking Plugs, The Quality


made EKS kart chassis welded on the Factor Ellesmere Port and all the
Friday as a spare could not be sourced other people who have helped during the
in time. season.
Having only raced at GYG once earlier
20 this year, Chris now found himself on Pictures courtesy of Sean Smith from
other drivers cast off tyres, not new ones www.digitalsportsimages.co.uk

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LOCAL
WEDDINGS
ST Mary of the Angels
Church, Hooton, was
the venue for the recent
wedding of Lynsey Hughes,
from Hooton, and Matthew
Gilleece, from Great
Sutton. The happy couple
honeymooned in Mauritius.

Nicky Kershaw and Paul


Lloyd were married at St
Paul’s Church, Hooton,
recently. The bride is
the daughter of Denise
Kershaw, from Little Sutton,
and the groom’s parents
are Sue and John Lloyd,
from Islington. After the
ceremony the couple
jetted off to Cuba for their
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honeymoon.

Pictures by Stuart, of Forever


Weddings. Tel 339 3513 21

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Just tell us what you
know, not who you are
Call about
crime anonymously

November 5th: Do you have any information on any


of these crimes?



Burglary
Violent Crime
Shoplifting


Buying or selling of
stolen goods
Criminal Damage

Tell us what you know about Arson


� � Drug Dealing
� Any other crime � Vehicle Crime
� Underage supply
of alcohol
If so call Crimestoppers

fire-raisers - not who you are We do not trace your call.


We will not ask for your name.
You could get a cash reward for
your information.
Cash rewards are paid without callers revealing their identity

CRIMESTOPPERS is the ments. We pass information


only UK Independent char- to the Police but are not
ity working to help solve part of them and no police-
crimes. man will ever know who has
Cheshire Crimestoppers is part of Crimestoppers Trust which is a Registered Charity
Cheshire Crimestoppers is called us. In some cases, a
saw a total of 187 problem successful prosecution may
one of 39 Regional Volun- bonfires and 195 ‘small
teer Boards operating under result in the informant being
deliberate’ fires attended to eligible for a cash reward.
the Crimestoppers banner. at a cost to the ratepayer of
Bonfire Night is tradition- over £374.000. On seven You may also contact us by
ally a time when communi- occasions, Fire and Rescue e-mail through the national
ties can come together and personnel were assaulted by website www.crimestoppers-
enjoy responsibly organised troublemakers whilst attend- uk.org where a fully encrypt-
celebrations. There is, how- ing to fires. ed system protects your
ever, a darker side whereby anonymity.
Cheshire Crimestoppers
individuals or groups hide is committed to reducing
under the cloak of ‘having a fire-related crime, both
good time’ to start deliberate around Bonfire Night and Just tell us what you
and dangerous fires and to during the remainder of know, not who you are
create fire-related distur- Call about
crime anonymously
the year.
bances which place mem-
bers of the public and their We are looking for Do you have any information on any
your help of these crimes?
property at risk. Increasingly, � Burglary � Buying or selling of
Violent Crime stolen goods
such activity is not con- Please call 0800 55 111 �
� Shoplifting � Criminal Damage
if you know of anyone Arson � Drug Dealing
fined to November 5th, but �
� Any other crime � Vehicle Crime

begins around the middle of who has caused a de- � Underage supply
of alcohol
October. liberate fire, or who has If so call Crimestoppers
Cheshire Fire and Rescue attacked Fire and Rescue We do not trace your call.
Personnel. Callers are We will not ask for your name.
Service has, for many years, You could get a cash reward for
not asked for their name, your information.
encountered problems in Cash rewards are paid without callers revealing their identity
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the run up to November 5th. or for any other means of


Although the number of inci- identification. A caller’s
dents has, thankfully, fallen number can not be traced
over recent years, 2008 still and does not appear on
itemised telephone state- Cheshire Crimestoppers is part of Crimestoppers Trust which is a Registered Charity

22 This editorial was provided by Crimestoppers, Cheshire, and the views expressed
are not necessarily those of the publishers

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Hope Farm in hot form


Hope Farm Hotspurs Under 15s enjoyed their away trip to Chester with a 9-1
demolition of Westminster Park

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AUTUMN DELIGHTS IN OCTOBER


Gardening by Janet Heath

AutuMN is well underway and your garden will be gradually shutting down in preparation for
winter. The exuberance of summer flowers and foliage gives way to the more subtle colours of
gold, russet, barley yellow and orange from grasses and leaves.
At this time of year there are still flowers - look out for Dahlias in white red or yellow, the pink
flowers of the fleshy Sedum spectabile and some Japanese Anemones will still be flowering.
However it is the foliage from grasses that will give you delight at this time of year. the grasses
such as Stipa gigantea with its tall oat heads and Miscanthus sinensis Zebrinus has cream striped
green leaves.
trees such as Acers have wonderful rich red foliage. there are also many varieties of Crab
Apple (Malus) such as John Downie or Golden Hornet with red or yellow small apples that stay on
the trees in autumn.
Rowans or Sorbus trees also have ornamental berries that can last on the tree for weeks
although the birds tend to eat the red berries first leaving yellow and cream berries on the tree.
In the garden you can continue to dig up and split perennials at this time of year. the roots will
continue to grow even in frosty conditions in soil that is still warm from summer below the surface.
Conifers and other evergreens can be moved at this time of year, as there is less likelihood of the
roots drying out.
Lawns can be scarified and given an autumn feed in October. It is also a good time to lay new
turf as it will be well watered in and be less likely to be walked on thus allowing it to grow on well.
Complete digging up any potatoes making sure none are left behind to harbour diseases. Apples
that are best for keeping tend to be ready for harvesting in october. An apple that is ripe is one
that can be picked when you lift it gently and it comes away easily. Pulling an apple from the tree
is an indication that it is not yet ripe.
Janet Heath Garden Mentor 01244 318258 www.gardenmentor.co.uk

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The way we were

Thornton Hall, in Chester Road, Childer Thornton, dates back to at least 1850
when William Stockley was the owner, The hall estate, which included 13
acres of land, outbuildings, lodge and four cottages, was put up for auction
by John Briscoe in 1885. In the 1920s/30s, the owner was a Maj A Harold
Bibby, chairman of the Bibby Line at the time. More recently it became a hotel
and in 1987 was calle dht St Andrew’s Hotel, having previously been the
Regency Hotel. Today it is called Burleydam

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The White Lion is pictured in Heath Lane in the 1890s when Fred Elcock was
the publican and itw as then owned by Birkenhead Brewery. It dates back to
1859 when Joseph Ashton was the beerhouse keeper. The pub is still there
today but is a little bigger.
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Pictures courtesy of Ian Boumphrey, from his book Yesterday’s Wirral.

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HEALTH AND BEAUTY
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with Angela Bartlett

Q. Do I need to use a toner after I cleanse?


A. If you use a traditional oil-based cleanser
then a toner applied on cotton wool will
remove the last traces of cleanser to leave
the surface of your skin completely clean.
However, if you use a water-based
or foaming cleanser this is not strictly
necessary as the skin should be
completely clean once it has been rinsed
with tepid water.
Remember that toners won’t close pores
and they won’t deep-clean, but depending
on the formulation they can leave the face
feeling soft and refreshed.
Many advanced toner formulations are supplied
in spray form and can be sprayed onto the
face to add extra moisture before you apply
your moisturiser. Spray toners can be used Angela Bartlett is a beauty and
throughout the day to freshen- up the skin and holistic expert with 25 years of
add more moisture. experience in her field. She is the
Q. My eyelashes are fine and sparse. I’ve Chair for the British Association of
tried lash extensions which make them Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology, a
look longer but don’t do anything to thicken professional association established
them. Are there any alternatives to lash- over 30 years ago and representing
thickening mascaras? thousands of therapists throughout
the UK.
A. there are quite a few alternatives to lash-
thickening mascaras. Look at the following web
link for more information. http://www.telegraph. Her expertise is called on to examine
co.uk/science/science-news/6034510/Longer- students for an international
eyelashes-without-mascara-thanks-to-scientific- examination board in many areas
breakthrough.html of the world. Angela is also part of
the HABIA forum, helping to make
I find that very often extremely fine lashes often decisions for qualifications and
cannot support the weight of a lash extension. standards in the UK beauty industry.
However, there are new lash extensions available
now which are much lighter and allow for two Angela is a successful column
eyelash extensions to be bonded onto each writer for the trade journals Vitality
natural eyelash giving a much fuller look. and Salonfocus and has a beauty,
Ask at your local salon for further details. holistic and skin care clinic in
Tarporley.

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Entertainment guide
Essential what’s on info for the next month

Whitby Sports and Social Club


WHAT’S ON IN
FORMERLY THE SHELL CLUB

OCTOBER
The club celebrates its
In the Lounge
50th Anniversary
Sat 3rd October Blues Box on Saturday 10th October
Sat 10th: Club Anniversary
Sat 17th: Viagra Falls - 3 piece band, great music BALLROOM Vince Earl with 7 piece rock
Sat 24th: Graham Anderson - male vocalist & soul band, supported by Karl Terry
Sat 31st: El Gringo & The Cruisers, also comedy spot from
Members free.
- great band with Vince Earl. Tickets £7.50
Visitors £2
female vocalist
LOUNGE Music from the Upbeat Party
24th October Band. Comedy from Josh Daniels.
Charity Band Night In the Ballroom Tickets £7.50
Live music raising money for the
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
£5.00 per ticket (available at the club)

WEDNESDAYS ARE COUNTRY NIGHTS


7th October John McCane Band
14th October Nicky James Members free.
21st October Kenny Johnson Visitors £2
ENTERTAINMENT

28th October Smoky Mountain Boys

Chester Road, Whitby v 0151 200 7050


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