The Hartford Banner

The Hartford Banner

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

PLANNING ALERT - IMPORTANT


PLANNING ALERT – HOLLIES FARM

Redrow originally had outline planning permission for 350 dwellings on Hollies Farm and has received planning consent so far for 279. Now approaching Phase 5 of the development, due to progressive high density building in the previous phases, it finds it has room for a further 276 dwellings, in part by encroaching into an area that was designated park land bordering the River Weaver and Marshall’s Arm.  If approved, it would bring the total number of properties on Hollies Farm to 555! With the 300 dwellings on The Grange Farm development, that’s 855 new properties in total! Together with other smaller developments over the past couple of years, that’s an increase of approaching 50% in the size of Hartford. All without any improvement whatsoever in what was an already struggling traffic, health, educational and environmental infrastructure!

If you object to this over development of Hartford, go on line to the Chester West and Cheshire web site, planning and building controls, see or comment on a planning application, enter key word or reference number, type in ref no 17/01954/FUL, click on public comments.  Alternatively, write to Mr R Charnley, Planning Department, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE, quoting the ref no 17/01954?FUL. The more objections received, the more likely that permission will be refused. Closing date is 2 June 2017.

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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Cheshire Police Alerts

Cheshire Constabulary have introduced a new service, which will, among other things, alert residents to any suspicious activities in their area.

To quote from their web site:
 
"Cheshire Police Alert is the community messaging system brought to you by Cheshire Constabulary and servicing the whole of Cheshire.
By registering with Cheshire Police Alert, you receive news and appeals, local crime information and crime prevention advice - direct to you as an e-mail, mobile text or voice message.
Registering with this site is completely free, and not only allows you to receive messages about your local area, but also allows you to feed back information to your local policing teams to help them better police your neighbourhood."

To sign up for this service, use the following link to go to their web site:

https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk/

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

May Litter Pick

This month's litter pick will take place on Sunday 14th May.

Meet at the bus stop at the end of Walnut Lane at 10,00am.

Everything provided. Just come along. We would love to see you.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Coach trip to Mostyn Hall - payment now required, please


Thank you to everyone who has said they wish to go on this coach trip.

Now for the hard part - we need to ask you for payment!

It is £23.50 for Civic Society members and £25.00 for non-members.

Could you please let us have your money as soon as possible and certainly no later than
Monday 24th April. This will allow time to finalise the arrangements with the Hall and the Coach Company.

Cheques should be made payable to Hartford Civic Society and sent to Pat Hatfield at the address below.

Payment via e-bank is, of course, also possible.

We look forward to seeing you at 1.00 pm on Wednesday 10th May, by the Bus Stop outside St.John's Church on Chester Road.

Thank you.

Pat Hatfield. 378 Chester Road, Hartford, CW8 2AQ. 
01606 882197

Monday, 6 March 2017

Information & Photos of old Hartford wanted

This is a request in two parts:

1. I am interested in the history of Hartford and particularly interested in old photographs, particularly Victorian ones, but also 20th Century ones prior to 1990.This is purely for personal use. I am not planning to publish them or otherwise put them into the public domain. If you have any such photos that you are willing to share with me, could you please scan them and email them to:

tinawilde282@gmail.com

along with any details about who took the photos and when & where they were taken.

I would be most grateful. Thank you.


2. The Civic Society is looking into the possibility of setting up a library of documents relating to Hartford, Northwich and the surrounding area. We are in the early stages at present and have not worked out how such a library would function nor, indeed, if it would be practical.

For a start, we are trying to catalogue all relevant documents that Civic Society members and Committee members have in their possession and we would appreciate it if you would let us know what you have and if you would be willing to either donate it to the library when it is set up, or retain it in your possession but share it with others on request.

As I said, the mechanics of such a library have yet to be sorted out. At the moment we are more interested in what is out there and what we could potentially use.

If you have anything you might be willing to include in a library, can you please email me at the above email address, this time simply stating that you have something. I can then get back to you to discuss what it is and how we use it. No need to attach anything at this stage.

Thank you again.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

2017 Competition for children

Last year we held a successful photo competition.

This year we are holding a drawing competition, open only to children and young adults aged 18 and under.

The idea is that drawings will be done of recognisable places in and around Hartford. Winning entries will appear on each of the twelve monthly pages of the Hartford 2018 Calendar.

There are four age groupings for taking part, so 4-year olds won't be competing against 18-year olds. The groupings are: 0 to 6; 7 to 10; 11 to 14; 15 to 18.

There is also a second part to the competition - to design a front cover for the calendar.

For full details of the rules of the competition and where to send your drawings, please use the "2017 COMPETITION" link on the left of this web page.

Good luck.