Village News Parish Council Annual Village meeting: thank you to everyone who attended. We had 37 residents which is the most we have had for a long time. We had four presentations on: super fast broadband, planning issues, revamping the website and a celebration of all that we have achieved through the Parish Plan. it was an interesting and lively meeting with lots of ideas and even volunteers coming forward.
One resident said, "I thought the talk on the possible future of Broadband very interesting indeed. After your Meeting I collected some leaflets and yesterday I went to three neighbours and talked about it. They had not attended the Meeting. I gave them a leaflet and they have all promised to add their names to the list. I will approach them in a week's time to check. Wouldn't it be wonderful if everyone did the same, including of course those attending the Meeting and also Members of the Parish Council? The numbers should then jump considerably."
Chelford needs Superfast Broadband to keep up with modern life on the Internet. People when looking for a place to live are more likely to choose somewhere that has superfast broadband and that can be reflected in houses prices. Register with ConnectingCheshire to enhance Chelford's chances of getting Super Broadband 2. We need to get 50% of residents signed up to demonstrate our commitment. Currently, only 15% have registered.
Tennis - From Sunday, May 26th, the tennis net will be in place every Sunday and Monday for a trial period. This means that anyone can go along and play tennis but please be considerate of others.
Want to get back into sport? Thirty and over and fancy a game of five-a-side football? EveryThursday, starting from 23rd May, there'll be a chance to play at the CAP. If you're down there between 7.15 - 7.30 you can relaunch that footy career.
If you're younger than 30 and would like to play five-a-side, let us know here.
Ladies Netball If you'd like to get back into netball or if you'd like to start playing this popular, fast-paced sport, please let us know hereIf you'd like to play on say, Friday evenings, this is for you. Did you know that netball is Australia's most popular sport? Well, you do now.
Congratulations to Zara and Natasha Shepley on their football awards
Zara Year 6, won the trophy for Macclesfied Town Under 12s girls and Natasha, Year 3 won a Runner-up trophy in the under 10s girls .
Please note - Scouts' paper collection now 25th May
Fed Up Of This Boring Old Website? Aren't we all? Never mind, Chelford Parish Council has given us the go-ahead to try to raise funds for a lovely new site which will give us loads of features and which will allow more people to participate actively in producing it.
There will be great stuff like a Chat Box, better pictures, maps, easy presentation, the possibility to book, say, the Chelford Activity Park or even buy tickets for village events. So, have a look at Audlem's website. The plan is to adopt their software. We're developing a great working relationship with this go-ahead village but we need to raise some money to buy the software.
If you want to have your say in the new design or even contribute to the fund, please contact us here.
Marthall Beer Festival - Not To Be Missed So, if you pop along to the Hall at Marthall on May 31st and June 1st, you're assured to find something lovely is brewing. There are more details here.
And while we're in Marthall, you may like to consider the All Saints Marthall Summer Garden Party and there are more details here
A Great Day For The Grand Opening Of Chelford Activity Park It was cool, breezy, grey but DRY! Lots of people enjoyed lots of great activities. Here's a short report and some incriminating pictures.
It's A Long Way To Commute …. The Station volunteers have become a truly international team with the welcome addition of Susan Taylor who commutes from Los Angeles to make sure that all is lovely at Chelford Station. And, yes, she does travel by train but not all the way. The Station Volunteers' Report explains all.
Sunday Cycling John Concannon and John Lea are hoping to start a Sunday Cycle ride for over 40s. The plan is to cycle 30 to 50 miles each trip on local lanes on road bikes taking between 2½ and 4 hours. If you're interested in joining in, click here