Welcome to the Christleton Blog. This is the best place to check what is happening as I tend to mention here any new items or features to the website as and when they happen and give a link to where you will find them. But I would encourage you to click around the site and explore. You are currently in the main part and you will find links to two other main sections. The Christleton War Voices which has an immense amount of information about Christleton in World War I. The other is Christleton 3 which is rich in photographs and includes two regular monthly features. Wildlife Watch and The History File. Enjoy.

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Poppies knitted for St.James' Church, Christleton

Crafty Ladies Rise to the Challenge

Find out a bit more about those special decorative elements in St. James' Church, Christleton on Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

Richard Nicholson
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Proposed Law College Development

Residents need to galvanise themselves into action

Following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework on 24th July 2018 the village of Christleton faces a new but very similar application for the development of Christleton Hall. The last application was turned down by Chester City councillors by a vote of 10 to 1 in April 2018

Richard Nicholson
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Big Makeover at the What's On Page

Diary

The Blog is the most looked at page on the website. Followed by a tie in second place with the What's On Page and St. James' Church. The What's On Page has received a major makeover in the way it is built and how it displays. The type on the buttons is now larger and the buttons are colour coded to match the events. When a button is clicked the event now appears in a full page lightbox.

Richard Nicholson
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Water and Waterways were in his Blood

David Wain OBE

The November edition of The History File is a tribute to David Wain OBE by David Cummings and Alf Croston. David Wain died in September this year. In Christleton we are so lucky to have the Shropshire Union Canal passing through the village. In days gone by the Skips Lane area was a hive of activity with boat builders yards. I am sure you will enjoy reading about this respected member of the Christleton community whose exploits included driving his car across the frozen River Dee near the old Dee Bridge..

Richard Nicholson
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Never mind Halloween a bigger Horror descends on Christleton

Christleton Law College Horror

I have received a letter from Cheshire West & Chester City Council this morning advising me of a planning notice for the conversion of Christleton Hall to residential use and the building of 42 dwellings. You will remember the previous application was turned down in April this year by the Council by 10 votes to 1 and the majority of the residents of Christleton. The planning application reference number is 18/03803/FUL and you have until 16th November to submit any comments.

Richard Nicholson
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