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.

Tarporley on Facebook

A message from Linda for anyone who's lost 2 horses...

Two horses loose on the A49, both bay/dark, rugged and I think 1 has a plait in its tail? We managed to steer them into a field as they were getting very spooked at the traffic. I couldn’t catch them but they are safe. If anyone has any idea who they belong too they are in the field next to the Murco garage.
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What shall we call the new car park and road?

As you will have noticed, part of the former Royal British Legion site in Tarporley is being re-developed. This will create a new road and a new car park (to replace the old car park that houses will be built on). Ownership of the new car park, the bowling green and remaining allotments will be transferred to the Parish Counci.

Tarporley Parish Council are inviting suggestions for a name for the new car park and the new road.

If you would like to suggest names then please email the Parish Clerk at

The deadline is 5th March 2018
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We're looking forward to half term next week! Any local suggestions?

Here's one to get the ball rolling... with a new children's menu for £1 🙂
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Here's an interesting local history query from Ruslan in the US...

Hi, my name is Ruslan and I am wrestling fan from Delaware Ohio of USA.
My inquiry is about the traditional wrestling contests which were essential part of the annually held Bunbury Wakes in the 1800's. I recently discovered that sport event on
BritishNewspaperArchives as well as I saw online the old 1808 wakes sports bill which mentioned wrestling.
My question is about the style of wrestling which was practiced by local men at Bunbury Wakes.
I would highly appreciate any info on that subject.
Thanks in advance.
Kind regards,
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A message from United Utilities for those in the CW6 area:

You may have noticed that the water is coming out of your tap slower than usual or may have gone off altogether. We have one of our inspectors looking into this at the moment and as soon as we know what the cause of the problem is we’ll let you know.

We’re sorry about this and will try and get your taps flowing normally as quickly as we can. We’ll keep you posted as soon as we know what’s causing the problem.
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