Parish Council Services

What services your Parish Council provides.

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

Tarporley is covered by the Local Policing team based in Winsford under Chief Inspector Simon Meegan.

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.

Community Centre

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:

Village Maintenance

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.

Play Area

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.

Flower Displays

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


Activities are publicised via the Parish Council notice board, public notice board, a newsletter in Tarporley Talk, this web site, the Tarporley Facebook page and in local newspapers..

Christmas Lights

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.

Churchyard Maintenance

Grants towards maintenance are made to the local Church Authorities on an annual basis.

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Tarporley Christmas Lights Switch On Event
Friday 1st December 6 pm to 7 pm.
Around the old chestnut tree, beside the Chestnut Pavilion, opposite the Co-op.

Father Christmas will be taking time away from his busy duties, to make an appearance and speak to the children at his grotto. Tarporley Silver Band will be playing. The Primary School Choir and Decibellas Women's Choir will be leading the Carol singing and Tarporley Rotary will be selling mulled wine, hot chestnuts, burgers etc. The lights will be switched on at around 6:45 pm.

This year is a very special event, being 100 years since the last Christmas of World War One - although, of course, people did not know that at the time. Come and learn a little more about how Christmas was affected in World War 1. The Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign was launched this week, as you may have noticed in Tarporley News. See for more details and how to get involved.

Fund raising at the event will be in aid of Tarporley War Memorial Hospital and Tarporley Rotary Club local charities.

Many of you will know this is a very popular event in Tarporley’s calendar. So to ensure we can all enjoy ourselves without any mishaps, parents are asked to please supervise your children at all times and not to let your children climb onto, or run around on, the mound under the chestnut tree.

A big thank you to everyone involved in making this event happen:

Santa - for taking the time to visit us.
Tarporley Rotary Club for running the stalls
Tarporley 41 Club for putting up the Christmas trees this morning and helping Santa at the event.
Tarporley Primary School Choir
Decibellas Women’s Choir
Tarporley Silver Band
James Blackford for the staging.
Cheshire Lamonts for the electrical supply for the lights and for funding the Carol sheets - and for the mince pies and prosecco (donations in aid of TWMH and The Railway Children)
Emma and Victoria, of the Tarporley Remembers 2018 campaign, for designing the Carol Sheet.
Tarporley Parish Council for organising the event and providing the marshals
Any other volunteer helpers I’ve missed - please let us know.
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