Kingsley Village
in the heart of Cheshire

With regards the planning application for 15 houses on the green belt land at the end of Higher Heyes - https://pa.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OQI8HITEKS000 - The Parish Council have issued the following statement:

Kingsley Parish Council has received a planning application for a new development of 15 dwellings on land off Higher Heyes Drive.

To find out more please go to the Cheshire West and Chester Council’s website.  Go to the planning page.  The planning application no. is 17/02356/FUL which you put in the box provided.  You will then see all the information regarding the application especially in the Docs section.  If you wish to make a comment to Cheshire West and Chester Council you have until 20 July this year to do so, although the planning officer advises to send in any comments as soon as possible.

Jo Preston

Parish Clerk

Defibrillators

We now have two defibrillators in situ in Kingsley village.  One outside the Pharmacy in Hollow Lane and one outside Kingsley & Newton Village Institute on Top Road.  Free training for anyone interested will soon be provided in the use of the defibs and the date will be advertised throughout the village.

Jo Preston, Parish Clerk

At the April council meeting, Kingsley Parish Council were pleased to present cheques to four groups from the village who had been successful in being awarded funding in Kingsley's first ever Community Fund. Those who were successful were; 1st Kingsley & Newton Scout Group, Kingsley Players Youth Theatre, Kingsley Youth Group (formerly KU17) and Kingsley Garden & Produce Club.

Community Fund

Councillor Moores, Chair of the Parish Council said "Kingsley is so lucky to have so many incredible volunteers who give up their time to organise and run groups, put on events in the village, for the benefit of all its residents. The Parish Council values the work of all those who make such a positive contribution towards village life, which is why we are especially pleased to be able to provide some much needed funding to these four groups via our first ever Community Fund. We look forward to working with and supporting the work of other local groups in future years."

Councillor Danny Moores presented the cheques to Andy McGovern, Max Topping and Daniel McGovern of the Scouts, Colin Smith of the Youth Theatre Group, Anne Kavanagh of the Youth Group and Ruth Wooles and Chris Woulds of the Gardening Club.

The Council has received a number of complaints over the last few months regarding dogs approaching children on the playing field and this has prompted us to investigate a number of potential solutions.  During our research, it has come to our attention that a number of byelaws are already in place on the playing field in relation to dog control.  Dogs are banned from the enclosed children's play area and we will shortly be erecting signs in this respect. 

We have also learnt that Vale Royal Borough Council created a byelaw in relation to dogs being kept on leads on the rest of the field.  Cheshire West and Chester Borough Council took on these orders from the old Vale Royal Borough Council and in the next 12 months, they may decide to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO's) on the field which would enable them to legally enforce these byelaws. 

Before this takes place, the Parish Council intends to carry out a consultation in relation to dog control on the playing field so we can fully represent the views of the community in any PSPO consultation carried out by CW&C. 

In the meantime, we would politely ask all dog owners to please make sure their dogs are under control and not liable to run up to other members of the public, which can be scary, especially for children.

There have been several complaints recently with regard to dogs running loose within the Kingsley Playing Field and upsetting other users of the park. The Parish Council have recently invested time and money within the playing field for the benefit of everyone in the village.  Whether your dog is friendly or not, please make sure they are under control and not liable to run up to other members of the public, which can be scary, especially for children.

Please also ensure dogs are kept off the play area (identified by the coloured surface) at all times.

The Parish Council are considering options to address this problem so that the playing field is a welcome and enjoyable environment for everyone.

The police will be making patrols around the playing field and have said that anyone with any concerns can ring them on 101.

Kingsley Parish Council

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