Disley Parish Council is working in partnership with EOLP to try and establish a weekly carers and cared-for group in Disley. Currently carers from Disley & Newtown have to travel to Poynton for some much-needed respite.
Sessions are proposed to run at Disley Methodist Church from 10.30am to 12 noon each Tuesday morning, starting on Tuesday 4th October 2022. The sessions will involve refreshments, some group activities and, most importantly, some relaxed social contact.
Volunteers are being sought to come and support the group and training will be provided in September ahead of the group’s launch.
If you would like to get involved, or would like more information, please contact Frances at EOLP on 07757 167992 or email@example.com
Owing to the forthcoming hot weather conditions the lining and gully cleansing works due for 13th and 14th Augustm will now take place on Monday 15th August & Tuesday 16th August.
Disley Parish Council has received an update on the carriageway improvement works being undertaken by Cheshire East Highways on Buxton Old Road, Disley.
Timings are subject to weather conditions:
3rd August 2022 – Road closure 09:30 – 16:30 – Access to remain, but this will be either at the A6 end or Whaley Bridge End depending on where we are working.
**Cheshire East Highways have requested that vehicle owners do not park on Buxton Old Road on Wednesday 3rd August in order to allow the works to be undertaken**
If you have any enquiries relating to the works, please contact Cheshire East Highways on telephone number 0300 123 5020.
‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme
Cheshire East Council has released details of how Ukrainian refugees will be supported in the borough in the first phase of the government’s ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme.
Cheshire East has started to receive information about local sponsors and refugees heading to the borough, so processes can now be put in place and resources allocated.
To date, sponsors in Cheshire East have volunteered 86 properties to accommodate one or more refugees, with 218 Ukrainians registered to come to the borough under the scheme. Cheshire East will make initial contact with sponsors and give them a single point of contact for advice and support and to outline what happens next.
To date, Disley and Newtown residents have carried out fundraising, contributed to collections and made financial contributions. The Parish Council is not currently aware of any homes in Disley and Newtown registered under the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme. Cheshire East will provide the Parish Council with updates and inform the Council of what additional assistance is needed.
Donations and Support
While awaiting further official UK government guidance, Cheshire East Council will not be accepting any donations but it is collating pledges of support in readiness for possible arrivals to the borough.
If you wish to pledge an offer of support, please get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to donate items, please contact the following independent drop-off points (this list will be updated as further locations are added):
- Rotary Club, Glebe Farm, Peel Lane, Astbury, Congleton CW12 4RQ. Contact Mark Bailey on 07722 008421
- Donatable at Qualkem Ltd, Macon Way, Crewe CW1 6YU. Contact Gareth Williams on 07739551720.
At the present time, Cheshire East or Disley Parish Council cannot accept any types of financial support. For any financial contributions please see the links below:
- Disasters Emergency Committee, Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which provides food, water, shelter and healthcare to refugees and displaced families. Donations will be match funded by the government up to a total of £20m – donation.dec.org.uk/ukraine-humanitarian-appeal
- The British Red Cross, which has launched an appeal to help the Ukrainian Red Cross to provide food, medicine, clothing and shelter, as well as first aid training in bomb shelters – donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal
- The UNHCR refugee agency, which is funding emergency shelters, repairs for homes damaged by shelling, emergency cash assistance, psychological support and warm clothing – Donate to UK for UNHCR (unrefugees.org.uk)
- Unicef, the UN children’s charity, which is helping to ensure families have clean water and food and that child health and protection services continue – www.unicef.org.uk/donate/donate-now-to-protect-children-in-ukraine/
- Save the Children, which is providing cash assistance, food and other support to refugees crossing into Romanian and Lithuania, as well as in Ukraine itself. Donate to our Ukraine Crisis Appeal | Save the Children UK
Disley Parish Council sets an annual precept, as part of the Council Tax, to help fund the many local services which it provides.
Although the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic have reduced significantly over the last few months, the Council’s income from the Community Centre and Community bus is still reduced. The Council works hard to keep its costs down but staff salaries and particularly energy costs have continued to rise.
The Parish Council appreciates that many Disley & Newtown residents continue to experience financial pressures and is, therefore proposing a modest increase of 2.23% to the precept for 2022/23. There was a zero increase for 2021/22.
The 2022/23 annual precept for a Council Tax Band D home will now be £77.62, or the equivalent of £1.49 per week.
The Parish Council believe that this still represents excellent value for money considering the services it provides, such as:
- Disley Community Centre.
- Disley Community Bus Scheme.
- Parks and play areas.
- Three allotment sites.
- CCTV monitoring in the village centre.
- Village Ranger service.
- Community Grants.
- The Council’s website, the Disley News and eBulletins.
- Village events such as the Christmas Extravaganza.
- Electric vehicle chargepoints.
- Village streetlighting.
- Disley & Newtown hanging baskets and planting
It should be noted that Disley Parish Councillors receive no form of salary or allowance and give their time for the benefit of the Disley and Newtown community.
Disley Parish Council is excited to unveil Disley’s first public electric vehicle chargepoints at the Community Centre car park in the centre of the village.
The chargepoints have dedicated parking spaces and use Superfast 22 kW technology for quick charging. Payment is made easily through the VendElectric app available from Google Play, the AppStore or the app.vendelectric.com website.
The installation of the chargepoints is part of the Parish Council’s on-going commitment to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality in Disley and was part-funded by an OZEV grant.
The chargepoints are now fully operational and User Guide is available to download at:
The Middlewood Partnership, which includes the Schoolhouse Surgery, has launched a video called, “General Practice Redefined.” The vidoe tells the story of the Partnership’s merger-led transformation and highlights the benefits for patients, staff and the wider community.
The video can be viewed at: General Practice Redefined
At a Parish Council meeting held on 8th July 2021, Councillors agreed the below Statement:
Disley Parish Council is not currently progressing discussions with Cheshire East Council regarding the asset transfer of Danehill Close Play Park. Cheshire East has indicated that it would need to resolve possible encroachment issues at the site. The Parish Council is also concerned that any asset transfer would not include any monies to bring the site up to an acceptable condition. Cheshire East have stated that Disley Parish Council would be required to meet both sets of legal fees. Should Cheshire East’s policy on asset transfers change in the future, then the Parish Council would reconsider the proposal.
Following a meeting of Disley Parish Council held on 10th December 2020, the Parish Council has submitted a formal response to the Cheshire East Council Local Plan Draft Site Allocation and Development Policies Document (SADPD) consultation.
The response is available to view at:
The response references an Advice Note from Counsel at Kings Chambers in Manchester regarding Safeguarded Land which is available to view at:
The SADPD includes non-strategic planning policies and site allocations. Full consultation details can be found at:
Please Note: This consultation closed on Wednesday 23rd December 2020.