Entries by nick.speakman@gmail.com

Sunshine and smiles greet jubilee celebrations

A fantastic time was had by all at The Hall at Marthall’s jubilee celebrations. The hall was decorated beautifully, and festivities began at 1pm with tables laid with amazing home made cakes and sandwiches. It proved so popular that at one point with the car park, Sandlebridge Lane and lay-by were so full of cars […]

Jubilee Celebrations at The Hall at Marthall

Save the date! Saturday the 4th of June, the villages of Ollerton, Marthall, Snelson and Little Warford are holding a party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. To held in the fabulous modern venue of The Hall at Marthall http://marthallvillagehall.co.uk (Sandlebridge Lane, Marthall, WA16 7SB) there is loads of parking, ample space inside and hopefully […]

We want your feedback on our Neighbourhood Plan

For the past four years Ollerton with Marthall Parish Council has been preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the parish. This is in line with government policy under the Localism Act of 2012, which encourages the production of such plans to give localities a meaningful say in the planning rules of Cheshire East’s Local Plan. What […]

Ollerton Conservation Area Consultation Begins

The Cheshire East Council Environment and Communities Committee has approved to proceed to a public consultation for the Ollerton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. Letters will be sent to residents/businesses within the boundary, including any proposed new boundary changes and invited to attend surgeries where a Conservation Officer is present to talk through the […]

Councillor subjected to unwarranted “vile tirade”

Parish Councillor, Nick Speakman has been sent a series of abusive and threatening emails by local Ollerton Notary, Simon Armstrong. http://armstrongnotarypublic.co.uk “I’d never met, spoken to or even emailed Mr Armstrong” said Cllr Speakman, “So I don’t know what I’ve done to justify this vile tirade of profanities” The issue seems to have arisen when […]

“Wholly Inappropriate” retirement village halted

After an 18 month consultation period, the application to build a 60-bed care home, a further 72 apartments, 14 “close care” suites, along with a pumping station, electricity sub-station, bin storage, allotments, bowling feature and 100+ space car-park was unanimously rejected by Cheshire East Council Strategic Planning Board on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. Local parish […]

Parish Council gets first glimpse of “Future Airspace”

Parish Councillors have been taking part in Stage 2 of Manchester Airport’s “Future Airspace” engagement meetings. At this stage there isn’t too much to report, the airport have produced a set of proposed “envelopes” in which flights will take place. You can see these in the image above under “Proposed Routes”. (Images redacted at the […]

DR Sports offer holiday fun at Ollerton Park

Are you looking for something for your kids to do this summer? D R Sports are running a series of sessions at Ollerton Park for kids. The sessions held at Ollerton Park are as follows: Thursday evening 5pm – 6pm £5/child from any school in the areaAll children aged 6-11 for 3v3 football. Ollerton and Peover […]

Chelford Road Verges on the dangerous

The Parish Council has been trying in recent years to get the “grass” verge between Manor Lane and Windmill Wood turned into something safer and easier for pedestrians to use with little success. This situation has been exacerbated in recent months with repeated attempts to block the verge with large mounds of soil and tree […]