About Tarporley

Everything you always wanted to know about Tarporley. Well not really - not yet anyway.

About Tarporley

Tarporley Parish is located in the local authority area of Cheshire West and Chester in rural Cheshire and the village is considered to be one of the county’s most attractive villages. Tarporley is located about 11 miles (17.5 km) from Chester and 10 miles (16 km) from Nantwich. The Parish extends over 510 hectares and has a population of 2,614 in 1,176 households (2011 Census) largely concentrated in the village of Tarporley itself, with a few scattered farms and smaller settlements including Birch Heath in the wider Parish area.

Where does the name come from?

Tarporley is located near the site of a prehistoric settlement. It is listed in the Domesday Book as “Toepelei”, which has been interpreted from Old English as meaning “a pear wood near a hill”.  This is why the Tarporley Church of England Primary School has a pear tree as its emblem.

In 1066, it was owned by Wulfgeat of Madeley and was worth £1 but 20 years later, under the ownership of Gilbert the hunter, Tarporley’s value had fallen to £0.50.

You can see the Tarporley entry in the Domesday Book here.

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Best Kept Village Competition 2019

The Best Kept Village competition's aim is to develop and highlight a sense of pride amongst local people throughout Cheshire.

The official BKV website says... "The Competition exemplifies the community spirit in all the villages. It demonstrates and emphasises just how much voluntary work is undertaken to keep Cheshire a beautiful and attractive County. The competition encourages villages to improve every aspect of village life which is under threat in so many different ways."

Tarporley Parish Council discussed whether to enter this year's competition at their meeting last week. It was noted that the BKV Competition is focused on community spirit in villages and, as such, needs to be a community led project that involves the whole community.

It was agreed that the Parish Council would seek volunteers both to lead on the Best Kept Village Competition and to work on it. Depending on the response, the Parish Council will decide whether to enter the competition in their 11th February meeting.

This project to compete in the Best Kept Village Competition requires a lot of sustained effort throughout the village through to September. Tarporley has won or come runner up in this competition many times. We can do it but it does take concerted effort. You can get more (yet to be updated for 2019) information on the BKV website here.... www.cheshireaction.org.uk/our-services/community-pride/

If you would like to volunteer to lead and/or work on the project for Tarporley's entry to this year's BKV Competition then please contact the Parish Clerk at clerk@tarporley.org.uk and, if you like, comment below.
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3 days ago

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It's a sad week for our village learning we will be without a butcher and our lovely Tarporley News.

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Pet pigs found dumped by side of busy road near Tarporley prompts RSPCA investigation

Two pet pigs were found dumped by the side of a busy road near Tarporley, prompting an investigation to be launched by an animal welfare charity.

The pair were found running loose on the A51 Nantwich to Chester Road in Alpraham on the morning of Saturday, January 12, by a member of the public.

The RSPCA are appealing for anyone who recognises who the pigs belonged to, to contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/pet-pigs-found-dumped-side-15690499
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3 days ago

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Sad to see...BUTCHERS CLOSING TODAY: Sad and sudden news from our High St butchers. They are closing for the final time today (Friday) due to health reasons and a downturn in trade. They are open until 5pm today with lots of half price offers on meat and other goods... #mytarporley ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

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Tarporley News to Close

Emma and Victoria have announced that the last edition of Tarporley News will be on Thursday 25th April. This will be the 150th Edition and will mark 3 years since their first edition.

Tarporley News has become a wonderful feature of life in Tarporley and we will be very sad to see it go.

We wish Emma and Victoria every success and happiness in their careers and a very big thank you for the huge amount of work and creativity they have committed to Tarporley News over the last 3 years.

We understand that whilst Emma and Victoria are particularly protective of the standard of quality and reputation of Tarporley News, they would consider passing it on to the right person/people. If you are interested and believe that you could maintain the quality of journalism and production, then please contact them.
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