Drivers please note: New speed limit to Allostock

Dear All,

Please be advised that the speed limit from Lach Dennis to the Three Grey Hounds pub at Allostock, on Holmes Chapel Road has now been reduced from 60mph to 50mph.

Many thanks

Parish Clerk


PCSO Phil Hambleton – up coming surgeries

Dear All,

Please see the below upcoming PCSO surgeries  
Saturday 28th May, between 10am-11am, Hulme Lane, Lower Peover, 
Police vehicle to be parked near top the shop.
Saturday 28th May, between 12pm – 1pm, Birches Lane, Lostock Green
Police vehicle to be parked outside the Methodist Church. 
All welcome to come along to say hello and discuss any local issues or concerns. I am aware that not
everyone will be able to attend these face to face, if you wish to raise any concerns please complete 
the Residents Voice Survey on the Cheshire Police Website, search for Residents Voice Northwich,
and when completing the survey the Policing area is Shakerley. 
PCSO Phil Hambleton 
Shakerley Police Beat Team  

Lach Dennis Wildflower Meadow

     Lach Dennis Wildflower Meadow
The wildflower meadow is really coming along nicely,
please do pop along and have a seat on the bench and enjoy the view.
Residents are welcome to plant any spare plants
pull up or cut encroaching brambles and nettles.
We are still looking for a volunteer who could cut the field later in the year.
Please feel free to contact Councillor Tony Roberts if this is something you may be able to help with Email:   

COVID-19 vaccine clinics 23-29 May

There are a number of walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics coming up in the borough, with Spring Booster clinics (for over 75s and over 12s with a weakened immune system), clinics for children aged between five and 11, and roving clinics offering first, second and booster doses to anyone eligible and over the age of 16 regardless of whether they are registered with a GP.

No appointment is necessary to attend.


Vaccination Clinic Poster Leftwich 27 May 2022
Vaccination Clinic Poster Anderton 28 May 2022

Queens Jubilee- Friday 3rd June 2022

Jubilee Party – Sunday 5th June 2022

Lach Dennis Village Hall Caretaker Needed

Wildflower Meadow Plants & Bulbs

Lach Dennis & Lostock Green Parish Councillor Vacancy





The Electoral Services Department of Cheshire West and Chester Council has confirmed that the regulation 10 requests from electors have not been fulfilled and the Parish Council can now fill the casual vacancy by co-option.

Any person wishing to be considered for co-option to the said vacancy should send a written application giving brief biographical details and qualifications to the Parish Clerk at the address below, or via email.

The closing date for written submissions of interest is Monday 2nd May 2022. Candidates will be invited to speak at the Parish Council meeting to be held on Tuesday 10th May 2022 after which a vote by Councillors will take place. Full details of the process can be obtained from the Parish Clerk.


Lyndsey Sandison

Clerk to the Parish Council


6 Houghton Close






Reasons to become a Parish Councillor 

There are many reasons why you might like to become a councillor: to make a difference and help shape the future of the local community, concern about your local area and wanting to ensure the community gets the right services.


Qualifications to be a Parish Councillor

You must be:

  • At least 18 years old on the day of your nomination, and
  • A British citizen, an eligible Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of any other member state of the European Union

You must also meet at least one of the following four qualifications:

  • You are, and will continue to be, registered as a local government elector for the parish in which you wish to stand from the day of your nomination onwards
  • You have occupied as owner or tenant any land or other premises in the parish area during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election
  • Your main or only place of work during the 12 months prior to the day of your nomination and the day of election has been in the parish area
  • You have lived in the parish area of within three miles of it during the whole of the 12 months before the day of your nomination and the day of election.

Will I be paid?

Councillors are not paid for their time in public office.


For further information about becoming a councillor please visit:


Mental Health First Aid and Awareness – Free Online Training Offer

Cheshire Community Action is a community support charity that specialises in providing services to rural communities. It has been granted funding by Cheshire West & Chester Council to provide free, online mental health first aid and awareness training aimed at helping parents/adults working or living in rural parts of Cheshire West.

This project was borne out of a recognition of the increasing mental health support needs of young people that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. As an organisation with a special interest in rural communities, it is also recognised that mental health support is harder to access in rural areas where there are less locally based services if not, none at all.

Our Offer

If you, would like to participate in free youth mental health training, please complete this link: (please respond by close on the 7th of April 2022) where people can register their interest in one or both of the following free online training offers:

Youth Mental Health Aware (Free – normally £125) – Next Course May 2022

This introductory three-hour online session raises awareness of young people’s mental health. It covers:

•           Some of the common mental health issues affecting young people, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders and psychosis;

•           Skills to work more effectively with young people living with mental health issues;

•           Ways to support young people with a mental health issue and relate to their experiences.


•           This is a three-hour course delivered via online video conferencing;

•           Learning takes place through a mix of presentations, group discussions and workshop activities.

Delegates will receive:

•           A certificate to say you are Youth Mental Health Aware;

•           A manual to keep and refer to whenever you need it.


Youth Mental Health First Aid (Free – normally £300) – Next Course May 2022

This online course includes four training sessions spread across two weeks and qualifies you as a Youth Mental Health First Aider, giving you:

•           An in-depth understanding of young people’s mental health and factors that affect wellbeing;

•           Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues;

•           Confidence to reassure and support a young person in distress;

•           Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening;

•           Knowledge to help a young person recover their health by guiding them to further support – whether that’s through self-help sites, their place of learning, the NHS, or a mix – engaging with parents, carers and external agencies where appropriate;

•           Ability to support a young person with a long-term mental health issue or disability to thrive;

•           Tools to look after your own mental wellbeing.



•           This is an online course delivered through the Mental Health Foundation England Online Learning Hub;

•           Learning takes place through four live training sessions, spread across two weeks, with self-learning activities in between;

•           Each session is built around a Mental Health First Aid action plan.


Delegates will receive:

•           A certificate of attendance to say you are a Youth Mental Health First Aider;

•           A Youth MHFA manual to refer to whenever you need it;

•           A workbook including some helpful tools to support your own mental health.


Our ask

We would like your help in promoting this free training opportunity to parents or anyone interested in youth mental health training to visit this link: and register their interest for a course. Once we have collated responses, we will be in touch with further instructions.

If you have any questions about the training offer, please feel free to contact me on the details below. 

Mark Reading, Chief Operating Officer

Tel: 01244 400222