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Welcome to the first edition of the SSISS Post.

Thank you for your encouraging messages about keeping Snelson cheerful in these times. Like other communities, we are a mixed group with those working as usual, some from home, some on furlough (what a horrible American word), some home schooling and some retired. So I hope that over the coming weeks/months there will be articles and information that will interest us all from time to time.

I have received a wonderful newsletter from Claire at Heath Farm which is attached below for everyone to enjoy.

As Claire has started the ball rolling, may I please have some more photos, stories, commentary for the next edition in two weeks’ time.

Meanwhile, on Thursday evenings at 8  shall we see if we can make some noise for the NHS and all the people who have been working to keep this country going over the last weeks; dustmen, posties, shopkeepers and all the volunteers and people helping friends and neighbours?

As we are a rural community can you please go outside to where you might been seen or heard nearby, bash a saucepan, clap your hands or if you are talented play a musical instrument and listen to how many of your neighbours you can hear. Let’s make our contribution to this clever rather British appreciation of everyone who is helping at the moment.

With the reduction in noise levels have you noticed the amount of birdsong now? We have been watching for the different species as well and have the usual flock of hedge sparrows and dunlins, some blue tits, great tits, robins, wrens and all are nesting in and around the garden. We have a male pheasant who struts about with two females and mutters to himself which we have not heard before.

Has anyone seen the goldfinches who came all winter but have not been seen for some weeks now? There are no yellowhammers or chaffinches yet.

One last plea to leave the roadside verges uncut until later in the autumn as the smaller invertebrate population need all the help they can get at this time of year. For without them as food for the small bird population, these will quickly diminish in numbers and species.

I hope you enjoy Claire’s article.

Until edition number two please stay well in these constrained times.


Cliff Walsingham

Heath Farm Newsletter April 2020

Chair’s Report 2020

Chair’s Report 2020

Church Easter Services

Snelson Methodist Church online service


Snelson Support Service

A support service has been set up in Snelson to provide assistance during the pandemic. If you need help or can provide any assistance, please click on the link below.

Snelson Support Services leaflet

Vacancy for a Councillor

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if ten electors for the said Electoral area give notice to the returning officer requesting such an election within 14 days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a Bank Holiday) of the date of this notice.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

The Returning Officer

Cheshire East Council


Middlewich Road


CW11 1HZ

If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Date: 4th March 2020

Signed            S. Worthington                  (Clerk)

For further advice on procedure please calm the elections Office at Cheshire east on 01270 685922

Manchester Airport Spring Outreach Dates 

Airport Outreach Spring 2020


September 2019 Meeting

Marbury Park Walk October 2019

Over Peover Walk October

Nordic Walking September 2019

Manchester Airport Proposals

Attached is a leaflet published by our neighbouring parish, Ollerton and Marthall, in relation to increased density of flights over our area.

If residents wish to respond to the consultation, the deadline for comments is 6th October.

Please click on link:

Ollerton Airspace Leaflet


Mottram St Andrew Walk Sept 2019

Quiz & Curry Night – Friday 18th October at Over Peover Village Hall

After its success last year, Over Peover Village Hall is pleased to be hosting a Quiz and Curry Night again this year.

Join us on Friday 18th October from 7.30pm. We have a licensed bar and lots of raffle prizes to be won.

Tickets are £15 each and include entry to the quiz, a curry and dessert.

See below for further details.


Walking Group

Meeting August 2019

Delamere Forest August 2019

Meeting July 2019

Bosley Cloud Walk July 2019

June 2019 Meeting

May 2019 Meeting

County Walk June 2019

Visit to David Austin Rose Garden

Snelson Parish Council



Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 25, 26 and 27

The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)



1. Date of announcement       Friday 14th June 2019

2. Each year the smaller authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR). The AGAR has been published with this notice. It will not be reviewed by the appointed auditor, since the smaller authority has certified itself as exempt from the appointed auditor’s review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the AGAR, the accounting records for the financial year to which it relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application to:

Shareen Worthington (Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer)

1 Woodlands End, Chelford, Macclesfield, SK11 9BF

Email:  Tel: 01625 861101

commencing on Monday 17th June 2019

and ending on Friday 26th July 2019

3. Local government electors and their representatives also have:

  • The opportunity to question the appointed auditor about the accounting records; and
  • The right to make an objection which concerns a matter in respect of which the appointed auditor could either make a public interest report or apply to the court for a declaration that an item of account is unlawful. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.

The appointed auditor can be contacted at the address in paragraph 4 below for this purpose between the above dates only.

4. The smaller authority’s AGAR is only subject to review by the appointed auditor if questions or objections raised under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 lead to the involvement of the auditor. The appointed auditor is:

PKF Littlejohn LLP (Ref: SBA Team)

1 Westferry Circus

Canary Wharf

London E14 4HD


5. This announcement is made by

Shareen Worthington (Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer)


Property Marking Kits – Monday 3rd June

A reminder that Snelson residents can collect their free property marking kit from the police at 7pm on Monday at Over Peover Village Hall, Stocks Lane.


Over Peover WI Meeting April 2019

Over Peover WI Meeting April 2019


Property Marking Kits

Snelson Parish Council are selling their remaining DNA property marking kits to Peover Superior Parish residents. If any Snelson residents have yet to obtain their free kit, they can visit Over Peover Village Hall on Monday 3rd June at 7pm where PCSO David Bell will be issuing the kits. He will give a brief explanation on how to use the kit and will register it against the Police’s database.

See attached letter for further information.

Selecta DNA Property Marking Kit


Snelson Methodist Church Anniversary – 12th May

Snelson Methodist Church would like to invite you all to the service this Sunday 12th May at 10.45am, to celebrate its 194th anniversary.

We hope to see you there.


Bluedot Festival – Lower Withington Annual Parish Meeting

The Lower Withington Annual Parish Meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 8th May, 2019 at 7:30p.m. at Lower Withington Parish Hall, Salters Lane, Lower Withington. SK11 9DX.

An item has been included within the Agenda to discuss the Bluedot Festival and the recently submitted premises licence application which seeks to increase the capacity of the event to 24,999 individuals and to amend the hours for entertainment, late night refreshments and supply of alcohol.

As a Parish which may be affected by the Bluedot Festival, Lower Withington Parish would like to invite neighbouring parish residents to attend the meeting so that the views of the wider community can be known prior to the determination of the premises licence application.

If you are unable to attend and there are views which you would like to share please do not hesitate to forward these by email to:


Over Peover WI Update

Easter blooms in Over Peover


Over Peover WI March 2019 Meeting

WI March 2019 Meeting


May 2019 Elections: Statement of Persons Nominated

The Statements of Persons Nominated for Snelson Parish Council and Chelford Ward are below.

The number of nominations for the parish is equal to the number of seats, therefore, the election will be uncontested.

Snelson Parish Council – Persons Nominated

CEC Chelford Ward – Persons Nominated


Over Peover WI Update

Over Peover WI Visit to Walker Art gallery


WI March Update – Airport Tour

WI Manchester Airport Tour


Town and Parish Elections – 2nd May 2019


WI February Meeting Update  (Over Peover)

WI February Meeting


Additional Selecta DNA kits available on 13th February

Snelson Parish Council have decided to hold one final Selecta DNA kit session. It will be at Snelson Methodist Chapel on Wednesday 13th February 11am – 12 noon. This will be your last opportunity to collect a free kit which can help in reducing burglaries. See details below:

Selecta DNA January 2019 Letter


Latest News and Reports from the Women’s Institute

A Celebration in Time – December 2018

Over Peover WI Christmas Flower Arranging Class – December 2018


Snelson Christmas Services at Snelson Methodist Chapel

Sunday 16th December                                                                                                       Snelson Gift Service – People in the community can bring a gift for someone in need, which will then be taken to an appropriate charity

Friday 21st December                                                                                                                Our midweek Carol service at 7pm is always a fun event, and well supported by the community

Christmas Day                                                                                                                                    A 45 minute service at 9:30 am


Police Surgery – 2nd December 2018

Cheshire Police will be holding a mobile police surgery by Snelson Methodist Chapel. If you have any questions, please come along between 10.00 and 10.45pm on Sunday 2nd December.

Selecta DNA Kit Final Presentation – Thursday 22nd November

If you were unable to collect your Selecta DNA kit on Saturday, you have a final opportunity to do so this Thursday at Over Peover Village Hall from 11.00am – 12 noon

Free Selecta DNA Kits to all Snelson Residents

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