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What Services Does Tarporley Parish Council Provide
The Parish Council is the tier of local government closest to the people, as such one of its key roles is representing the Parish in formal consultations in many matters relating to both Government and other aspects of village life. The Parish Council obtains its powers through a wide range of statutes which both allow and regulate its activities. The main activities undertaken by the Tarporley Parish Council include:-
The Parish Council is consulted by the planning authority on all developments affecting the village and responds to all applications. The Councils adopted policy is as outlined and presented in the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Parish Council has the right to be consulted on many local and national government issues and provides a local perspective in responses to consultation requests.
Security consideration including liaison with the local Constabulary and Police Authority is a regular activity of the Parish Council. As part of the Cheshire Rural Policing scheme P.C.S.O. Kenny Williamson spends time in and around the village. The P. C.S.O. attends the regular Parish Council meeting and residents are invited to come and discuss any matters of concern.. In an emergency, call 999 non-emergency call 101
Highways and Street Lighting
The condition of highways and footways and the operation of street lighting is monitored and problems reported to the highway and street lighting authorities for action. An agreed plan of small maintenance work is regularly reviewed with the highway authority.
You can report any issues on highways, footpaths or lighting, e.g. potholes, broken pavements or faulty street lights, using Cheshire West & Chester Council’s Interactive Mapping System.
The village Community Centre is run by an independent charity that provides and maintains the Community Centre for the benefit of the village. The Parish Council supports the Community Centre via an annual support grant related to specific projects. Details of what’s on, rooms available and how to book rooms at the Community Centre can be found on their website: www.tarporleycc.co.uk
The Parish Council owns notice boards, seats, a shelter and litter bins and maintains these and a range of other assets around the Parish..
Village Street Cleaning
Cheshire West and Chester Council provide a mechanical sweeper service and regular litter and litterbin clearing services. The Parish Council employs a part time street cleaner to augment theses services.
The Parish Council maintains the young children’s play area to the rear of the Community Centre on the High Street.
Roadside Open Spaces
A number of key open spaces in the village are maintained and planted by the Parish Council. The planting of the island at Burton Square is sponsored by the Rotary Club.
The Parish Council maintains the street lighting column flower displays and footway displays with support from Cheshire West and Chester Council. Many businesses and residents provide splendid flower displays on their own behalf.
Community Minibus Service
The Parish Council provides a weekly (Thursday) village shopping trip, a monthly service for the Autumn Club and an annual Christmas Party trip to the Community Centre. These are local services providing a transport option for those who would otherwise find these journeys difficult. The service is provided via MB Travel and may be booked by phoning MB Travel on 0160643335
The Parish Council provides festive lighting through the village during the Christmas season. Grateful acknowledgment must be given to other organisations (in particular the Round Table and the Rotary Club) and individuals who also provide trees, lights, hot chestnuts and decorations during the festive period.
Arthur Meredith Memorial Charity
The Parish Council administers a charitable trust that provides annual grants to local organisations.
Grants towards maintenance are made to the local Church Authorities on an annual basis.
The churchyard at St Helen’s is at capacity and the Parish Council has opened a cemetery adjacent to the existing St Helen’s churchyard. Inquiries regarding burials should normally be made via your appointed funeral director. Funeral directors should contact the Clerk for details of rules and fees.