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August 2008

Neston Village Fair - more pictures inside

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Queen Sophie reigns at village fair


The Neston Village Fair was a
big success with many hundreds
turning up to Comrades Field last
month for an afternoon of fun.
The Rose Queen Sophie Irvin, is
pictured with her attendants Anna
Fitzpatrick and Libby Ratcliffe.
All three, who are 11-years-old,
attend Parkgate Primary School.

Left: Steve Byrne, Jayne


Moulding, Mike Byrne and Chris
Byrne outside the Sherwood
Forest refreshment tent.

Right: Burton resident Neil


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Johnstone, with his 1934 vintage


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Front picture: ‘Clowns’ from Neston


United Reformed Church Jenny
Davies, Jenny Cash, Su Vale, Mary
4 Ann Fewtrell and Moira Woolsey
outside the bottle stall.

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Vet’s view Summer start for


with Tim Mainland,
from Churchview Vets, Neston park improvements
LAST summer many of you will know that WORK is expected to begin later this
the “Bunnies of Neston” were subjected to summer on improvements to Westvale
a lethal epidemic of Myxomatosis. Despite Park, in Little Neston.
this, we still see far to many rabbits which It currently consists of a narrow
have not been vaccinated. Myxomatosis is pathway, a grassed area and limited play
invariably fatal in unvaccinated rabbits. It equipment but funding has been secured
is a virus spread by fleas and mosquitoes, to make significant improvements to this
and all rabbits in back gardens are at risk. community green space.
Vaccination lasts only six months so it does Representatives from Ellesmere Port and
need frequent Neston Borough Council, Groundwork
repeat injections. Merseyside and HAGs (the council’s
But it is a approved play equipment provider) were
lifesaver. on-hand to give people information and
Too many find out how they’d like to see their park
owners still think improve at a meeting last month.
of rabbits as an Mary Lavery, the borough council’s parks
“Easypet”. Easy to keep they are not! They development officer, said: “We have
need a very outdoor lifestyle, a specific some initial ideas about creating a wider
grass based diet, and several preventative path, installing new play equipment, soft
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Support for plans


l WE are very pleased with the much many people enjoy a market, so I
needed development of a broad, well cannot see any adverse affect with
known quality supermarket in Neston a supermarket, especially if other
town centre. local individual shopkeepers could be
As a disabled person, who moved up accommodated within the proposed new
here three years ago from southern development.
Hampshire, I have been disappointed by I don’t know of any “amenity space”
the lack of resources and infrastructure in Neston that would be spoilt by this
in this area and will be delighted to have development so do not agree with the
Sainsbury’s on our doorstep, not have to Wirral Society at all.
drive 20 minutes! Go ahead with this and bring some fresh
I hope that the sorely inadequate parking inspiration here-it is much needed!
for disabled people will then be taken Ruth Spedding-Jones
into serious consideration, to include the
civic centre. Where we lived, there were l ONLY 110 objections to the new
several blue badge bays around all public supermarket, only 500 signatures
places but in this area, their apparent submitted by opponents to the scheme,
absence has severely reduced the leaving an awful lot of Neston residents in
scope of activities I was accustommed favour. It can only be good for the town.
to previously-libraries, public halls, For too long people have moaned about
civic centres, (not including Ellesmere Ellesmere Port getting all the attention.
Port) - Neston needs bringing into the Now it’s our turn so let’s back the scheme
21st century but there is no reason why all the way.
current small shop keepers should miss As for 22 supermarkets 20 minutes from
out.Could their premises not be relocated Neston, that has to be by car. What is
alongside the supermarket, a sort of green about that ?
“mall-style” layout, giving shoppers choice Mrs Patricia Thompson
very close by? 17 West Drive
The market wouldn’t lose out as too Neston

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Delight as Stanney Fields goes green again


STANNEY Fields Park in public, have received a team effort. We will soon
Neston has impressed Green Flag Award - the be starting preparations
national judges and national standard for to submit our second
retained its Green Flag quality parks and green application for Whitby Park
Park status. spaces. Winners are in 2009.”
This prestigious award is judged to be welcoming Paul Todd, Green Flag
the national benchmark for Award scheme Application
parks and public spaces. Manager, said: “The
The park has fulfilled the increasing number of
judging criteria and is a Green Flag Award winning
safe, welcoming and well parks and green spaces
maintained park. highlight the important
The park has its own on role they play in bringing
site gardener, an active and well maintained people together and
‘Friends’ group and a with the support and improving their quality
regular programme of involvement of the local of life. Congratulations
events including sports community. to all the management,
coaching sessions, annual Mary Lavery, Parks staff, and in particular,
fun day and dog show. Development Officer thousands of volunteers
A record 742 green said: “We are absolutely whose hard work and
spaces across the country, delighted to have retained dedication has brought this
all freely accessible to the this award it’s been a great award of excellence.”

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Staff award for high school Learn new tricks


NESTON High School has just been awarded on the pitch
Investors In People status, recognising its
FRIDAY night is football
commitment to staff development.
night at Stanney Fields
The assessors noted that “Neston High School has
Park.
a strong reputation as an inclusive school and the
During the
school has a clear vision, which is well shared with
summer
staff, students and parents.”
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Better job prospects in the borough? sessions
ELLESMERE Port and Neston is one of the country’s for children in the
top areas for improving employment levels over the past skatepark area.
two years according to a government website. Qualified coaches from
The borough has been listed as 16th out of 238 Streetcage Soccer will
local authority areas for the percentage increase in be there from 7-8pm
employment levels, according to the Communities and for 8-12-year-olds and
Local Government data on employment rate change*. 8-9pm for 12 & above.
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percentage of residents in employment in the borough please contact: Carol
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A NEW social club for adults has ar-
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Run by Neston resident Karen Moore,
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Going wild about the meadow

FOR the first time in its full glory, Ness sowing 1m deep with specially formulated
Gardens has recreated a ‘ Wildflower wildflower mixes.
Meadow’, reminding us all what nature is The result has been a return to the
really about and taking many of us back display of simpler agricultural times,
in time to our childhood memories. when cornfields were often scattered
Over two hectares of grassland have with annual flowers such as corn cockle,
been converted into a wildflower meadow, marigold and poppies.
the stunning transformation has taken The long term aim is to manage the
place over the last few months, mown areas for meadow flowers to encourage
grass has been replaced by shimmering wildlife. Ness already conducts surveys
fields of blue cornflowers. on its moths, butterflies and damselflies
Thanks to a grant from the Friends of and this year we will be working with the
Ness Gardens, and working with Dr Phil Liverpool Museum to look at natural Bee
Putwain from the University of Liverpool populations.
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a project was developed to introduce Ness Gardens created a special display


meadow flowers back to the gardens at garden to mark the 10th anniversary
Ness. The hardest task is to reduce the of the RHS Tatton Show “Garden for
fertility of the soil to allow the flowers to Bees” highlights the importance of Bee
compete with the grass. Landlife, the pollination and to demonstrate how we
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Pupils
go out
with a
BANG Mugsy - Callum Cartledge THE year 6 children of
Neston Primary School
presented their end of
year production: ‘Mugsy
Balone’. The story was
loosely based on the
musical Bugsy Malone
and tells of two rival
New York gangs battling
to take control of the
‘lucrative sarsaparilla and
ice-cream market’. The
audience were treated
to a spectacular show
involving singing, dancing
and pyrotechnics.
Stars of the show - Jodie Webber, Callum Cartledge and The lead role was played
Jamie Collins by Callum Cartledge, who
said: “We wanted to put
on a superb show and
go out with a bang. We
worked really hard and
the show did end with a
bang!”
Year 6 teacher, Rob
Golding added - “Each
year we try to make our
end of year production
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bigger and better than


the last. This year we
put on a fantastic show
thanks to the hard work
of the cast and the great
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Dancer - Steven A scene from the play - ‘shock,


Bennett horror!’

Dancers and singers - Gabby Byron, ‘Dandy Dan’ - Kyle Cast member -
Gabby Wallis & Elisha Owen Mcleod David Gould

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Art on show at Ness


A GROUP of local artists are holding a
major exhibition this month.
A diverse and dynamic show will be
staged at Ness Gardens from 7th-19th
August.
It is the second exhibition of the work
the Spectrum Art Group, who were
previously known as The St. Paul’s
Artists.
Admission to the exhibition is free.

Make friends at Mini meeting


NORTH Cheshire Mini Club is looking for
new members. Come along if you own a
classic or BMW Mini.
They meet once a month on the second
Monday of each month at The Hooton,
Hooton Road, Hooton, at 7.30pm.
If you would like to know more please
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Mark Douglas on 01244 821767.

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The rebirth of St Thomas’s


A
FTER 14 years struggle, the village St Thomas’s Church.
church in the centre of Parkgate Now, after major structural work, includ-
is to reopen and will be available ing a new roof, tie bars and repairs to
for use by community organisations. The stonework, work on the interior has begun
group that fought to keep it would like to to make it possible for services take place
hear from you about future use. and make it available for community
The church was closed, for structural activities hopefully by early 2009. The
reasons, in 1994 and, after proposals for generosity of supporters, far and near,
sale and demolition were overcome, to and a Heritage Fund grant, has brought it
secure its future as a centre of village life to this point and fund-raising continues for
in perpetuity, members of the congrega- new heating, lighting, plumbing, furnish-
tion joined with the Parkgate Preservation ings and redecoration.
Trust and the Parkgate Society to create Planning for church and community use
the Bishop’s Trust for the Restoration of and St Thomas’s reopening has begun.
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If you would like to know more,


whether as a church member or an
interested local organisation, or if
you would like to make a donation
you can contact the Trust by e-
mail, letter or telephone. The Trust
will be pleased to show you round
and discuss your interests. Open
days are planned when refurbish-
ment work permits and will be
publicised.
You can also view our website at
www.stthomasparkgate.co.uk.

The Bishops’ Trust for the Restora-


tion of St Thomas’s Church Park-
gate, PO Box 80, Parkgate, Neston
CH64 6WE. Registered Charity No
1090232. 0151-336 3675.
e-mail stthomasparkgate@hotmail.
com.
Opposite page: The church as it
is today
Above: A low point when the
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Left: Reconstruction work

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Entertainment guide
Essential what’s on info for the next month
Sat 2nd
Willaston and District Horitcultural Society 61st
Annual Show of Vegetables, Flowers and Produce,
1.30pm, at Willaston Church Hall. Contact Mr M
Ring on 327 4200
Tues 5th
Neston Library - Team Read, 2.15-3.15pm. Tom
Hughes from the Salt Museum will be telling Old
English and Viking Myths and Legends. For ages
5 and above. No charge but please book. Contact
Susannah Hill on 336 5486
Wed 13th
Do You Know Your Herbs? Junior Chefs session at
Neston Recreation Centre, 9.30am-12.30pm, for
children aged five-11.
Fri 15th
Jesse goes solo
Neston Library - Team Read Poetry Workshop, TOP young pianist Jesse
2.30-4pm. Cost: £2 per child. Join Cheshire Poet Beaumont is the soloist at the
Laureate W.Terry Fox for a fun filled afternoon Neston Music Festival on 30th
of poetry. Terry will also help you write your own and 31st August.
poem. To book a place call Susannah Hill on 336 There will be an orchestral
5486. concert on the Saturday
Sat 16th evening and a concert by
Neston Farmer’s Market, 9am-1pm, at the Town Bactiguard Wire Brass on the
Hall Car Park, Neston Sunday.
Stanney Fields Park Friends Family Fun Day, 1pm. This year’s orchestral
Free. programme will include
Tues 19th Humperdinck’s Overture
Neston Library - Team Challenge Family Quiz, to Hansel and Gretel,
3-4pm, All ages welcome but most suitable for ages Grieg’s Piano Concerto and
seven and above. No charge but please book. Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony.
The concert will be conducted
Sat 23rd by Eric Jennings and the
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FRESH from staging ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ soloist will be the young
last month, Ness Gardens is once again the venue pianist, Jesse Beaumont.
for some outdoor theatre in August. The Orchestral Concert will
Multiple international award –winning ILLYRIA take place at 7.30 on Saturday
perform Pinocchio on Saturday 23rd August and the 30th of August in Neston
The Hound of the Baskervilles’ on Saturday 6th Parish Church and the concert
September. is at the same time and venue
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Summer fun at Waterways Museum


THE National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
has launched a great schedule of events for all the
family during the summer holidays, with lots of fun
and attractions for visitors for all ages.
Traditional Games Week takes place from Monday
28th to Friday 1st August. Have fun down memory
lane with Hop-Scotch, The Big Skip, Snakes &
Ladders and Marbles.
Monday 4th to Friday 8th August sees the return of
the Vikings as the Wirhalh Skip Felag re-enactment
society leads a week-long invasion of the Museum.
Lots of fun and excitement and excellent themed
workshops for the children.
Whether you’re a kid or just want to re-live the
pleasures of your
childhood, Meccano &
Science Madness at
the National Waterways
Museum on Monday 11th
to Friday 15th August, is
a must for everyone. The Special Events Throughout August
North West Meccano Guild
presents a week of exciting 4th - 8th Vikings Week
children’s workshops and 11th - 15th Meccano & Science Madness
science themed attractions. 16th - 17th Steam Weekend
The weekend of 16th and 18th - 22nd Pirate Week
17th August sees the return 24th - 25th Pirate Weekend
of the Age of Steam to 26th - 29th Build a Boat
Ellesmere Port. Enthusiasts
Check website for details at www.nwm.org.uk
and museum visitors alike
can enjoy the spectacle Waterside Café – Gift Shop – Boat Trips
of traction engines large Free Car Parking
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vehicles of the past as they Follow the brown signs to The Boat Museum
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‘Charity was the real winner’


Year 6 pupils at Neston Primary
School challenged members of
staff to a charity football match
to raise money for Marie Curie
Cancer Care.
The staff spoilt the party by
winning the game 5-3 but year six
pupil David Gould said: “It was
raising the money, not the result,
that really mattered.”

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Useful numbers and info
BURTON MANOR COLLEGE Cheshire County Council: MP
Burton village. Tel 336 5172 Inquiries for education, trading Andrew Miller (Labour).
CEMETERY standards, libraries, highways Constituency office, tel 357
Raby Park Road, Neston. and social services. Tel; 0845 3019. Web www.andrew-miller-
Phone: 0151 356 6789 113311 mp.co.uk
CH64 INC CYBERCENTRE NESS GARDENS
Community forum for Neston, Neston Community Family activities and new
Little Neston, Ness, Burton, Cybercentre, Methodist Church, visitor centre. Now doing kids’
Willaston and Parkgate. Park Street, Neston. Open Mon- birthday parties. Tel 353 0123
angela@epnavco.org.uk or tel: Thurs. Tel: 336 7784 NESTON RECREATION CENTRE
0151 336 3758. DENTISTS Raby Park Road, Neston
CHEMISTS Redcliffe Dental Practice Tel 336 5741
Deeside Pharmacy, Mellock 25 Parkgate Road, Neston. Tel PARKGATE SOCIETY
Lane, Little Neston. Tel: 336 336 3012 The Society is closely involved
1837 David Jones, John Willasey with the local authorities
Galen Pharmacy, 17 High 5 Park Street, Neston. Tel 336 with particular interest in the
Street, Neston. Tel: 336 2350 5555 history, conservation and
D.M. Kaye, Neston Road, Raby Road Dental Centre,30 enhancement of the unique
Willaston,. Tel: 327 5110 Raby Road, Neston. Tel 0151 quality of Parkgate and its
CHURCHES 336 6844 amenities. We issue members
St Mary & St Helen Parish Buckle & McGrath, cosmetic with a Newsletter twice a year
Church, Neston. The Vicarage, dentists, Thornton Hough. Tel and hold regular talks which
High St, Neston. Tel: 353 1000 353 8943 are free and open to all. We
Parkgate & Neston United DOCTORS welcome new members. email
Reformed Church, Moorside The Neston Medical Centre, parkgatesociety@merseymail.
Lane,Parkgate. Tel 336 4966 14-20 Liverpool Road, Neston. com. phone 0151 336 1069.
Little Neston Methodist Tel 336 4121 POLICE
Church. Tel: 336 4510. Neston Surgery, Mellock Lane, Neston Police office, Neston
Neston Christian Fellowship, Little Neston. Tel: 336 3951 Town Hall (manned part time).
Burton Road. Tel: 336 1688 The Willaston Surgery, Neston Tel: 336 3991
Neston Methodist Church, Park Road, Willaston. Tel 327 4593 SCHOOLS
Road, Neston. Tel: 334 1772 OUT OF HOURS EMERGENCIES Neston High School 336 3902
St Winifride’s RC Church, Arrowe Park Hospital. Tel: 678 Bishop Wilson Primary, Burton,
Burton Rd, Little Neston. Tel: 8496 336 3396
336 4189 JUNIOR FOOTBALL Neston Primary 338 2500
St Nicholas Parish Church, Neston Nomads. Ages 5-17 Parkgate Primary 336 1609
Burton. Tel: 336 4070 also includes a girls’ section. Tel St Winefride’s RC Primary 336
St Michael & All Angels, Alison Jones on 336 4062 2468
Marshlands Rd, Little Neston. LEISURE CENTRE Woodfall Primary 338 2288
Tel: 353 1000 Neston Recreation Centre, TAXI
CITIZENS’ ADVICE BUREAU sports hall, swimming pool, Riverside Gold
Town Hall, High Street, Neston squash courts, gymnasium, Tel 336 1555
USEFUL NUMBERS

0151 336 5848 floodlit synthetic pitch, grass TOWN HALL


CIVIC HALL football pitches, tennis courts, Neston Town Hall, contains
Neston Civic Hall, Hinderton cricket square, bar and a revamped post office and
Road. Tel 336 3991 cafeteria. Tel 336 5741. town centre police office, and
COUNCIL MARKET is available for many diferent
EPN Borough Council:Inquiries Neston Market, Fridays activities. Tel 336 3991
regarding planning, the Civic 8.30am-3pm. Farmers’ Market, VETERINARY SURGEONS
Hall, street cleansing, refuse 3rd Saturday in the month, Churchview Veterinary
disposal, local highways, car park at the rear of Neston Surgery, Clayhill Ind Est,
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environmental health and Town Hall, 9am -1pm.Tel: 336 Neston. Tel: 353 0118
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