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Hartford Parish Council meet every second Monday of the month at 7.15pm at Hartford Village Hall, 244 Chester Road, CW8 1LW. Residents are very welcome to attend and the public open forum takes place from 7.15pm when residents are invited to address Councillors on matters of concern.
Hartford News is the official newsletter of Hartford Parish Council, published ten times each year.
Hartford Neighbourhood Plan is 'made'
At the Cabinet Meeting held by Cheshire West and Chester Council on June 8th 2016 it was unanimously resolved to 'make' the neighbourhood plan.
The neighbourhood plan will form part of the statutory development plan for the neighbourhood area and will be used in making decisions on planning applications.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:04 by Jo O'Donoghue
The April edition of Hartford News is now available online. 2,500 copies will be hand delivered by volunteers by the beginning of April.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:57 by Jo O'Donoghue
Policing the areas of Northwich, Winsford, Tarporley, Sandiway & Cuddington.
Police have been investigating a series of theft offences whereby the offender was stealing number plates from vehicles and then placing these on his vehicle before attending at local garages and stealing fuel. In total 19 separate offences have been committed since September 2016. Having identified the offender and his vehicle officers from Northwich Police Station attended at an address in Tunstall Staffordshire on Wednesday 15th March and arrested a 40 year old male. He was later interviewed where he admitted to all 19 offences. His vehicle was seized from him and we will be requesting the courts forfeit the vehicle as it has been used to commit crime. He has been charged and bailed to appear at the South Cheshire Magistrates Court on 31st March 2017. More »
Between 08:15hrs and 16:40hrs on Wednesday 15th March 2017 a house was broken into in The Crescent ,Utkinton near Tarporley. The rear back door was smashed open and the house searched but appears nothing was stolen.
Between 17:02 hrs and 17:07 hrs on Tuesday 14th March 2017 a £500 White Boardman adult MTB cycle was stolen from a garage in Armstrong Close, Hartford.
Multi Agency Operation
On Friday evening 10th March 2017 Northwich Police Specials supported by Cheshire West and Chester Environmental Health Officers and Immigration officers conducted a joint operation visiting food and licensed premises throughout Northwich and Winsford.
Two arrests made for immigration offences. One arrested at a shop in Station Road, Northwich and one in Station Road, Winsford.
A £20,000 civil fine issued for immigration offences.
6000 counterfeit / non duty paid cigarettes and 3000g of counterfeit/non duty paid tobacco seized. Trading standards will be following this enquiry up with the suspect.
A number of licensing violations highlighted that are being taken forward by the Council and a premise in Winsford will be dealt with for hygiene issues.
Again officers have been targeting speeding offences as a result of complaints by local residents of trucks speeding along Station Road, Weaverham. On Tuesday 14th March 2017, Fifty motorist were caught speeding in excess of the 30mph limit. These were all cars and no HGV, s were speeding during this time period.
Six people have been charged following a high-profile operation by Cheshire Constabulary.
The five men and one woman are all facing charges relating to the supply of Class A drug.
All five men have been remanded in custody and the woman has been released on bail. All six appeared before Warrington Magistrates' Court on Wednesday 15 March 2017.
All were arrested following a series of dawn raids across Cheshire on the morning of Tuesday 14th March 2017 targeting organised crime and illegal drugs.
The warrants form part of a wider operation two weeks ago, where 13 people were arrested and charged from the Merseyside area in connection with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
A total of seven warrants were executed at properties in Runcorn, Widnes, Ellesmere Port, Warrington and one in Kingsley Walk, Winsford where a 31 year old male lives who has been charged with conspiracy to supply both cannabis and cocaine.
Detective Inspector Giles Pierce, who is in charge of the operation, said: "The action taken as part of Operation Impact follows an eight-month long investigation focusing on organised crime and illegal drugs. It follows on from a number of warrants that were executed in the Merseyside area a few weeks ago and forms part of a wider operation. The action taken reinforces Cheshire Constabulary's commitment to proactively targeting, disrupting and dismantling organised crime gangs."
Further drug arrests in Northwich
At approximately 11am on Monday 13th March 2017 as a result of reports from a member of public of reports of drug activity in the Middlewich Road area Police stopped a silver Vauxhall Corsa in Malpas Road. The 29 year old female driver was arrested on suspicion of money laundering after £1200 cash was recovered in her possession, drug paraphernalia and a stanley knife blade. The female has been bailed whilst enquires are concluded including a financial investigation into the recovered money.
At 11:30am on Thursday 16th March 2017 a black Volvo was stopped coming off the M6 at Tabley travelling towards Northwich. The vehicle was searched and drugs believed to be crack cocaine of a street value of approximately £3000 were recovered within the vehicle. The 38 year old driver from the Liverpool area was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class "A" drugs. It is suspected that these drugs were destined for the streets of Northwich. The suspect has been bailed to 13/04/17 whilst the investigation is concluded.
Spring is in the Air
The weather is getting better after a long winter and most people will be getting out the garden furniture, mowing the lawns and tidying up the gardens. The fitness fanatics will be dusting off the pushbikes ready for some great days out. Remember though the thieves in our communities are also waking up for the seasonal change in weather and will be out looking to steal your garden furniture, mowers and electrical garden tools and pushbikes. Don't make it easy for them ensure you lock them away when not in use have the security marked. We regularly stop and search vehicles and suspect individuals of thefts of property but struggle to identify were property has been stolen from. Make the effort and have your possessions security marked so if you are a victim of crime and we recover property we can identify the rightful owners of the property.
Date for your diary Saturday 10th June 2017
I am once again organising a Charity Boxing Tournament and dinner with support from New Era Boxing Club and Winnington Park Rugby Union Club. The event is to raise vital funds for St Luke's Hospice and the New Era Boxing Club.
The event will be at 7pm on Saturday 10th June 2017 in a grand marquee at Winnington Park Rugby Club, Burrows Hill, Hartford.
The night will consist of 12 bouts of ABA junior and senior boxing, a three course meal, raffle and charity auction. This will be the fifth such event I have organised in recent years raising over £30,000 for local charities. This is a great night for the local boxers to showcase their efforts in front of a crowd of 300 people.
Tickets will be £45 per head tables of 10. I hope businesses both from Northwich and Winsford and the community will support the event to raise funds for worthy causes.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:36 by Jo O'Donoghue
Art Treasures of Europe's Great Cities
with Adrian Sumner
Winnington Park Recreation Club
All lectures lavishly illustrated with hundreds of colour images.
2.00pm - £5.00 - Click on the links below to book tickets online.
Click on the postcode above for a map to the venue.
Plenty of free car parking.
Art Treasures of Berlin
Wednesday 29 March
Berlin has a grandeur which is a most appropriate setting for the enormous quantity of art treasures it contains. Its history in the 19th and 20th Centuries is compacted to make a City full of atmosphere and ambience, which combines with incomparable art and architecture to make an unforgettable experience. Not to mention Cabaret, Kathe Kollwitz, and all the New Art and Architecture which make the city Europe's most 'happening' visitor destination. More »