After a month off (a slow news month, it would seem!), below is the jam-packed April Newsletter. Details on the excellent work of some Chester Green volunteers have done in the upcycling of the planters on the corner of City Road/Old Chester Road, our suggested proposals for the car parking consultation in Chester Green (which should be happening soon…we’re trying to get information from the council on this!), news about the Cricket Pavillion restoration, an Easter real-life Church service, the monthly book exchange and much, much more! Click below for the electronic version. The printed version should be with you all soon (I pick them up tomorrow!)
News just in!. We’ve had a few residents starting to be charged, again, for parking permits which should still be free. I’ve just had this email after chasing this with the council as MiPermit still had the expiration of the free permits as March 2021:
“The expiry date provided by MiPermit will be what they have on record from last year when we extended the scheme for another year. I can confirm that the scheme will continue to be free of charge until the public consultation has been carried out and decision has been made on whether the scheme will continue or not.It is my understanding that the consultation will take place within the next couple of months, but, until then I have emailed MiPermit to ask them to update their records and to extend the free period until 31st March 2022.”
Attached are the December newsletter and the Chester Green Window Trail Map for 2020 which officially starts on Saturday 5th December with a Chester Green lights switch-on starting at 4.30 pm for a 5 pm illumination! NEWS ALERT…..we may be getting a council installed Christmas Tree from the Council (at the junction of Chester Green Road and Marcus Street)…..I’ll update progress on this on Facebook and Nextdoor! More details on the window trail in the newsletter and below…..there’s lots more in the newsletter, so do share/have a look and printed copies of the newsletter, and the map will be with you soon!
CHRISTMAS WINDOW TRAIL – This year’s Window Trail is set to be the biggest and best yet with over 60 homes and businesses taking part, helping to bring some extra Christmas magic to Chester Green at the end of a very difficult year!
At around 4.30 pm for a 5 pm illumination on Saturday the 5th Decemberthere will be a grand ‘switch on’ of the lights around the Green, in Camp Street and Marcus Street! Come out and watch if you can – It should look spectacular and will coincide with the decorated windows sparkling and shining for us all to admire!
A Trail Map is included in this newsletter and further copies will be available in some of the businesses who have very kindly sponsored the map printing. This year, you can also view the map digitally at: tinyurl.com/CGXmasWindows2020
So…………follow the Trail with your family and friends and keep a lookout for the ‘Christmas pud’ card in one of the windows. If you find it, fill in your details on the back of the map and return it to be entered into a draw to win an Intu voucher. The Trail will continue through to around the end of December so ENJOY!
If finding the hidden Christmas Pudding is proving a problem….this year, Santa’s sent us a special phone web app that can help. You can find it at tinyurl.com/HuntThePud
Updates and reports on last month’s Fashion Sale, the Last Post on the Green (no Church Service on Remembrance Sunday due to the new lockdown), and another Chester Green Family bike ride which will hopefully be held in December!
Electronic newsletter again, so please share! A massive thank you to everyone for making Scarecrows and visiting the area (we had quite a bit of footfall in the area from people coming to see them). They looked amazing! There’s a great event (see below) for Saturday 5th September (full permission from the Council for the event on the Green has been received!) and all the usual news about the flood defence work and the finishing off of all the work!
Here’s this month’s newsletter. Electronic only, again, I’m afraid, so please share!
I couldn’t fit this in the newsletter this month (although perhaps sticking to two pages when it is not being printed isn’t really important!), so first, now the kids are properly off for the summer, here are some suggestions of things to do from the Chester Green Events Team:
School Out for Summer!!! 10 Things to do with the kids…
In this month’s newsletter, there are the latest updates on the Aida/Bliss Factory development and Chester Green’s Scarecrow Trail. Also, there’s a family bike ride planned for early September and sad news about the passing of Joan D’arcy, historian, friend, and fellow Residents’ Association board member since its inception.
The usual updates about the flood defence work, and Aida/Bliss redevelopment and a look at some of the lovely community events (socially distanced!) that have been going on in lock down. Sunday would have been the fifth ‘Picnic on the Green’ event, which actually started in 2016 to help celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It went so well, we’ve held it every year since…..we hope to bring this back again next year, but in the meantime, here’s a video documenting the 1st (by Lucia who lived on St. Paul’s Road at the time!)
Download this month’s newsletter below, and please share to anyone you know as still no printed copies this month!
Our third newsletter in lockdown, but hopefully the last one (possibly!) that is electronic only!
We’ve still got some good community initiatives in the area, like the Chester Green Treasure Hunt Quiz and the Little Chester Library and St. Paul’s Toy Swap Shop! There’s also updated details on the Aida Bliss Development and a request from our Local MP (Amanda Solloway) for local residents to ask questions via her Zoom surgeries!
Unit C, 2 City Road (next to the Fish and Chip Shop and Dessert Stop) are applying for a license for alcohol, live and recorded music. I know this unit has caused issues in the past (when it was a shisha bar), with noise problems and also other issues with the visitors to this particular establishment, so I’m bringing to everyone’s attention so they can comment if they wish.
Below is the notice on the council’s website, and I’ve attached the docs to this post too.
If you would like to submit any representations (comments!) they need to be made under the one or more of the licensing objectives: