Cheshire East Council consultation on proposals to bring in charges for new or replacement bins

As part of the Cheshire East Council budget setting for 2018-19, it was agreed that we should consult on proposals to charge for new and replacement bins in Cheshire East as is the case in many other authorities. Currently, we are supplying 10,000 new or replacement bins per year at a cost of almost £360,000 which is something we cannot sustain.

As part of this process we are undertaking a ten-week public consultation to allow residents to have their say on proposals to bring in charges for new or replacement bins. This consultation began on Tuesday 13th March and will run until Monday 21st May 2018. The survey is available online at the following link: and at all Cheshire East libraries.

Charges will be agreed on an annual basis as part of the council’s fees and charges planning and is likely to be in the region of £30 each for recycling and garden waste bins, £35 for a standard black residual bin, or £25 for a smaller residual bin. A 25 per cent concession will be made for households in receipt of eligible welfare support.

We are also proposing to put the addresses of residents on all new bins, which should help to reduce the theft of bins across the borough.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Yours sincerely,

Ralph Kemp

Corporate Manager Commissioning – Waste and Environmental Services

New Contact Numbers for Village Hall Bookings & Caretaker

Mrs Brandreth, our Booking Clerk and Mr Robertson, our Caretaker both have new contact numbers for you to call when you need to make bookings or to discuss your Caretaker Service requirements.  These are the only numbers you should use to contact these members of the Village Hall Staff.

The new numbers are:

Village Hall Booking Clerk – 01477 533007 or 07460 835507

Village Hall Caretaker – 0746o 830382


Parish Office Closed until 26th March 2018

The Parish Office is closed due to annual leave from now until 26th March at 9.30am.

If you need to contact a councillor please use their contact details

For Village Hall Bookings please contact the Booking Clerk on 01477 533007

If you require access to the Village Hall please call the Booking Clerk to be redirected to the person who is opening up on the day of your hire.


Station Road Closed from 12th March for up to 21 Days for Drainage Improvement Works

Station Road, Dane Valley WardHolmes ChapelCW4 8QZ from Church Bank to Red Lion Public House will be closed from Monday 12th March at 7.00am Monday 12th March 2018 to 6pm onWednesday 21st March 2018 however it could take up to 21 days for the works to be completed.

CEC Highways have agreed to keep the roadway access from Church Bank to the entrance to the Red Lion Car Park so that people attending the event at the Church on Monday 12th can use the Red Lion Car park.  However, the road will be closed again from Tuesday 13th March at 7.00am.

At this stage we are unaware of the change to the 319 Bus Route but we will add this information when it is available.  We also understand that the School Buses will have some arrangement for access.

The alternative route will be via the following streets: – Main Road, Goostrey Lane, Knutsford Road, Twemlow Lane, Station Road

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Pedestrian access to any premises situated within the temporary closure will be maintained at all times. Vehicular access will be maintained for emergency vehicles and residents where possible.

The closure is necessary to enable Cheshire East Highways to carry out drainage improvments.

This notice will become operative on Monday 12th March 2018 for a period of 21 days or for such less time as is necessary to enable the works to be completed, and may be extended by a further 21 days if necessary.

If you have any enquiries relating to the works please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 1235020.

Notice Date: 9th March 2018

Director of Legal Services


Middlewich Road


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New Site Maintenance Officer urgently needed for Goostrey Community Primary School

GCPS is looking for a reliable, conscientious Site Maintenance Officer, who will become part of a whole school team committed to providing an environment in which pupils are happy and safe.

Hours of work will be 2.5 hours per day from 7 30 to 10 00 am Monday – Friday, during term –time. During school holiday closures working hours may be altered to accommodate scheduled maintenance work as required, therefore an element of flexibility is required. The school operates split maintenance shifts; therefore handover communication with the other post holder is required.

For full details of the role, which will include general cleaning/maintenance, unlocking the building, security checks, winter gritting, maintenance record keeping, and banking duties, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Closing date is NOON on Friday 19th January 2018.

Please download an application form and person specification, and return to

Goostrey Community Primary School is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of our pupils. The successful applicant will be required to have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks, and attend Basic Safeguarding training.

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