Connections Event: Flood Management Awareness and Community Resilience Plans 20th September at 6pm

SPEAKERS: Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Highways Commissioner and Senior LLFA Manager – Kieran Collins and Rob Ruddock and Julie Barnard, Planning and Exercising Officers

Flooding has a devastating effect on our communities.  Most recently Storm Christoph caused devastation across Cheshire in January 2021.

Flooding and drainage have many stakeholders from Cheshire West and Chester Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, though to individual water companies, the Environment Agency and local landowners.  This presentation will provide an overview of flooding, detail how Town and Parish Councils can help, how we can all prepare for future floods, where we can all get further information from and the operational state of readiness of the Highways Service in advance of this Winter season

Our Emergency Planning Team will also explain how they can help Town and Parish Councils produce their own Community Resilience Plans.

To register your interest in attending this online meeting email    by Friday 17 September 2021.  A join the meeting link will then follow.

View the latest plans for HS2 in this area

Subject to the outcome of the Integrated Rail Plan (due to be published shortly) the UK Government is getting ready to deposit a hybrid Bill seeking the powers to build and operate the Western Leg of HS2 Phase 2b, which will run between Crewe and Manchester with a connection to the West Coast Main Line serving towns and cities en-route to Scotland.

At this event on 13 September you can view the latest plans for HS2 in this area, and find out more about the hybrid Bill process. There will also be an opportunity for you to speak to the HS2 team of experts. There will be displays, interactive maps and literature for you to take away if you wish.


Please use this link to obtain more information and to plan your visit.


Parish council meeting to be held 4th August from 7pm – Remote Meeting Guidelines

Remote Meeting Guidelines for members of the public The Government have now issued the regulations that give local authorities greater flexibility in the conduct of meetings, including allowing members to attend remotely, and for public and press access to those meetings. These ‘Regulations’ (The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020) came into force on 4 April 2020. Following the new regulations Lach Dennis Parish Council will be holding some Council meetings using Zoom on line meeting platform. 

Before the meeting 

1.The Agenda will be placed on the website and on the notice board (if possible) as normal (i.e. with three clear days of notice). 

2.Any member of the public and press who wishes to attend the meeting will need to download Zoom. Please visit :

 where you will be able to download the App. The website gives tutorials and demonstrations on how to download Zoom and how to join meetings. 

3.The Clerk will put a link, on the website, to join the Zoom meeting by 5pm of the day of the meeting. The Clerk will also include the meeting ID and password.  

4.Members of the public are welcome (as usual) to send any questions or comments to the Clerk prior to the meeting via email to . These must be received by 5pm on the day of the meeting. The Clerk will present any representations received to the Councillors to address.  

The meeting 

1.The Chair of the Council or a Committee will Chair the meeting. 

2.The Clerk of the Council will host the meeting on Zoom. 

3.Members of the public will enter a “waiting room” on Zoom and wait for the Clerk to approve their attendance. It would be helpful if members of the public could “name their videos” so that the Chair and Clerk can refer to them correctly. 

4.All attendees will be muted on entry to the meeting. 

5.Members of the public will be able to make representation during the public forum, only if they have sent their “item for discussion” to the clerk beforehand. This means that if there are unforeseen technical difficulties on the evening, the clerk can present your item to the councillors for you. 

6.Members of the public will be asked to “put their hand up” using the icon on Zoom if they wish to speak during the public forum. 

7.The Clerk will “unmute” members of the public who wish to speak at the instruction of the Chair. 

8.At the conclusion of the public forum the Clerk will “mute” all members of the public.   

9.The required standards of behaviour and discussion are the same whether in remote or face-to face meetings.  Members of the public who use or display inappropriate or offensive language and/or behaviour will be removed from the meeting to the waiting room. This includes any inappropriate backdrops on display on the video. 

10.The Council will discuss, via email, prior to the meeting any items which are considered sufficiently confidential as to warrant exclusion of members of the press and public under the provisions of The Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and will advise of the outcome of any discussions at the meeting.   

After the meeting 

1.The Clerk will take the minutes of the meeting as usual. 

2.Members of the Council and the Clerk will review how the meeting went and may make some changes to the process if necessary.     

Liz Cook Clerk to Lach Dennis Parish Council   Telephone: 07771638324


PCSO Surgery Dates July 2020


I will be holding my weekly mobile PCSO surgeries on the large carpark at Lostock Gralam Community Centre, 14 Stubbs Lane, Lostock Gralam, CW97PU as follows:
Wednesday 1st July 1800-1900 hours
Friday 10th July 1800-1900 hours
Wednesday 15th July 1200-1300 hours
Saturday 25th July 1200-1300 hours
Thursday 30th July 1800-1900 hours

All welcome to come along to say hello and discuss any local policing
issues that you may have.

Shakerley Police Beat Team
Message Sent By
Rebecca Jackson (Police, PCSO, Northwich LPU)

Armed Forces Week

To celebrate this year’s Armed Forces Week, which commenced on Monday 22 June, Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Lord Mayor of Chester has produced the attached virtual service

In previous years there have been flag raising ceremonies, displays from Reserve Forces and Armed Forces charities and organisations in Chester city centre to mark Armed Forces Week but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that plans had to change and celebrations have had to move online instead.

Councillor Brian Jones, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Armed Forces Member Champion, said: “We always mark Armed Forces Week to celebrate the outstanding contribution of these special people and their families to our country.

“That’s even more important now, at a time when our Armed Forces are playing such a vital part in tackling the spread of COVID-19.

“We might not be able to gather together in person this Armed Forces Week but it would be great if as many people as possible could share their salute to show this community that we value them.”

Armed Forces Week takes place from 22 June and includes Reserves Day on 24 June and Armed Forces Day itself on 27 June.

To show your own personal support to our armed forces, you can take part in the selfie salute by take a video or photo of yourself saluting our service personnel and then post it on the Council’s Inspire Cheshire West website which was launched to celebrate how our communities are pulling together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Armed Forces Day organisers have put together videos on how to salute like Service Personnel. For more information visit the Armed Forces Day website.

Due to the present situation with Covid 19 the AGM will not take place

Due to the present situation with Covid 19 the AGM will not take place. We can confirm the precept has been received for the coming year, the chairman is prepared to remain in office until such time as a meeting can be convened.

Free reading material online, with your library card, or free library sign up

The library service is available 24/7 for free audio downloads, eBooks and eMagazines. 
The books will stay on your device for 3 weeks before they are automatically ‘returned’ to the library.  You’ll need your card number and pin, but if you’re not already a member you can now join the library online

The libraries team have also compiled a list of e-resources on their webpage to help people, study and research from their own homes

Libraries are also sharing short how to videos on Facebook and taking several of their clubs online on Facebook Live

Virtual Lego club, Saturdays 10am
Each week will be a different theme. Last Saturday was Rockets and everyone was invited to share their creations with the Libraries team via social media.

Online Rhymetime –Tuesdays 10.30am
Not only good old classic rhymes but also some basic signing to help everyone in the community join in.

Digital animation sessions Wednesdays 11.30am
Another wonderful, regular session usually delivered in libraries but now offered online as a reminder/tutorial on how to create your own animations at home.

Storytimes to be shown at 3pm (normal end of school day) – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Manchester Airport

Memebers of the Manchester Airport Community Relations team will be on hand to have focussed one-to one conversations with residents about their individual concerns. This is your chance to find out more about the current future airspace step, jobs on Manchester Airport site and our work in your community.

Tel: 08000967967

Outreach 2019

Thursday 12th September 2019 14.00-19.00hrs

Plumley Plant and Garden Centre, Plumley