Ukrainian Refugee Support Details

The parish council are investigating what local support mechanisms they can put in place to assist both host families and their Ukrainian guests. To assist us in this process, if you are hosting a Ukrainian family can you please let us know by completing the details below.

Thank you.

Please tell us which agency or charity you have registered with. You can list more than one separated by commas.
How many adult refugees are you looking to accomodate?
How many child refugees are you looking to accommodate? If you know their approximate ages could you indicate that as well e.g. 1, 8-10 years
Please provide an indication of when the refugee(s) will be arriving.
This is where you can provide any additional information that you feel would be useful for the parish council to know at this stage.

Queen’s Jubilee Festival Events Update

The planning teams have been really busy over the last few weeks and some notable milestones are:

  • Confirmation that we have been granted just under £10,000 from the National Lottery
  • Confirmation that the WI will fund the inter-generational audio-visual production
  • Confirmation that the Sands Veterinary Practice will sponsor the dog show
  • Confirmation that a number of other local businesses and residents will provide sponsorship and support in kind

This is all great news but we do still need to complete the jigsaw and would ask that all local businesses, organisations and residents consider supporting the festival of events by pledging support to the Beacon Lighting event: https://www.spacehive.com/a-beacon-is-lit-in-ashton-hayes

If we can get at least 20 sponsors CWaC will look to sponsor the event too, making it even easier to reach our overall target. Any size of pledge will be very welcome.

Please help us by getting this message out to as many people as you can.

Let’s make the festival an escape from the negative things all around us and something positive that everyone will remember for a long time to come.

Any surplus income received after all costs have been deducted will be donated to local community projects and charity.

Thank you.

The War in Ukraine and its impact on the people living there

The Parish Council are acutely aware of the desperate plight of those residents of Ukraine who are caught up in this atrocious war and would want to be able to support those people in a meaningful way. The UK Government has set up a website where people can get further information, which is developing on a daily basis, and people and organisations can register their interest in offering housing support to refugee families.

We are also aware that the Council [CWAC] have already offered their support to refugees arriving in this country and we in turn would want to look out for opportunities which will allow our community to contribute to this effort as it becomes clearer how this might best happen.

 There is information available on the CWAC website at https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your-council/policies-and-performance/equality-and-diversity/Ukraine-Conflict.aspx and this is an excellent place to start.

If individuals in the parish need any additional assistance in finding out how they can help, please contact a member of the Parish Council and we will do all we can do to help.

A Beacon is lit in Ashton Hayes …

On Thursday 2nd June, Ashton Hayes will be hosting one of the official Queen’s Jubilee Beacons. Read all about them at https://www.queensjubileebeacons.com/

To help us take part in this once in a lifetime event we are asking for donations to help us fund the event. We are urging everyone to pledge their support at www.spacehive.com/a-beacon-is-lit-in-ashton-hayes

We look forward to seeing you on 2nd June!

Parliamentary Constituency Boundary Changes

Constituencies are changing – have your say now via bcereviews.org.uk, or at a public hearing in your region.

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) is required by Parliament to undertake an independent and impartial review of all constituencies in England, to rebalance the number of electors in each constituency. The 2023 Boundary Review also requires that the number of constituencies in England increases from 533 to 543.

The Commission is holding a secondary consultation on its initial proposals for new constituencies, which takes place from 22 February to 4 April 2022. During the consultation, public hearings will be held across the country to allow members of the public to provide their views in person.

To have your say, submit your views in writing via the consultation website bcereviews.org.uk, by email, or letter; or speak at a public hearing in your region. Find your nearest hearing and book a slot to speak at bit.ly/bcepublichearings. On the consultation website, you can also view and take
into account the responses sent in during the first consultation.

Follow @BCEReviews on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up-todate with 2023 Boundary Review news.

Further information and resources:
Boundary Commission for England website
Guide to the 2023 Review
Guide to the public hearings

Gigaloch Fibre Broadband – Community Meeting

Following requests from residents Gigaloch will be holding a drop in session at Ashton Hayes Primary School on Wednesday 1st December between 7pm and 8:30pm

Come along and find out about the full fibre installation they are providing to the local villages.

Full details below.