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Disley & Newtown Parish Precept 2021/2022

Disley Parish Council sets an annual precept as part of the Council Tax to help fund the many local services which it provides.

The Coronavirus crisis has had a significant effect on the Council’s income, as restrictions to the use of the Community Centre and Community bus have meant a major loss in revenue.  To counteract this, the Council has worked hard to keep its’ costs down and has looked to make savings wherever possible.

The Parish Council fully appreciates the financial challenges that many Disley & Newtown residents may be experiencing and, therefore, has taken the decision to freeze the precept for the year 2021/2022.

The 2021/2022 precept will total £156,614 with the annual precept for a Council Tax Band D home remaining at £75.93, or the equivalent of £1.46 per week.

The Parish Council believe that this represents excellent value for money, taking into account the services it provides, such as:

  • Disley Community Centre.
  • The Disley Community Bus Scheme.
  • Three parks and play areas.
  • Three allotment sites.
  • CCTV monitoring in the village centre.
  • The Village Ranger service.
  • A Community Grant Scheme.
  • The Disley News and Disley & Newtown eBulletin.
  • Village events such as the Christmas Extravaganza.

Disley Parish Councillors receive no form of salary or allowances and freely give their time for the benefit of the Disley and Newtown community.

Disley Parish Council – Services update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 4th January 2021 regarding a national lockdown, Disley Parish Council will continue to operate. However, some Parish Council activities and servives will be restricted due to Government guidelines on social distancing, non-essential travel and working from home etc.

A link to the revised list of the Parish Council services currently available is below:

Disley Parish Council Services 5th January 2021

Disley Parish Council response to Cheshire East Local Plan consultation

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:

Disley Parish Council SADPD response 15th December 2020

The response references an Advice Note from Counsel at Kings Chambers in Manchester regarding Safeguarded Land which is available to view at:

Cheshire East Safeguarded land Advice Note 11th November 2020

The SADPD includes non-strategic planning policies and site allocations. Full consultation details can be found at:

CHESHIRE EAST SADPD CONSULTATION

Please Note: This consultation closed on Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

Cheshire East Council – Site Allocations and Development Policies (SADPD) Consultation

The Cheshire East Council Strategic Local Plan sets out a future allocation of houses to be built across Cheshire East to meet housing needs over the next 30 years.

The Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) proposes future housing allocations across 13 Local Service Centres in Cheshire East, of which Disley and Newtown is one.

A revised draft of the SADPD is now available and can be found on the Cheshire East Council website at: Cheshire East Local Plan.  The Parish Council will advertise details of the public consultation on this document as soon as they become available.

Disley Parish Council has prepared a statement in response to this, which is available to download at: Disley Parish Council SADPD Statement.

Coronavirus – how you can help in Disley & Newtown

Thank you very much to all of you who are already helping family, friends and neighbours at this difficult time.

In order to ensure that all residents receive an offer of support, Disley Parish Council is setting up a scheme for every road in Disley & Newtown to assist people who are self-isolating and require support.

Disley Parish Council is compiling a list of road co-ordinators – please would you be prepared to be included in this scheme?

This will involve:

  • delivering postcards to every house with details of your name and contact number
  • taking requests for assistance and co-ordinating help required
    For example:
    – picking up shopping / urgent supplies
    – posting mail
    – making a friendly phone call

To volunteer, please email Disley Parish Council admin@disleyparishcouncil.org.uk and

copy in Councillor Sue Adams sue.adams@disleyparishcouncil.org.uk

or call 01663 762726 (weekdays only).

Postcards have been printed and will be delivered to each co-ordinator following contact with Disley Parish Council.

Disley Traders are offering to deliver goods to those who are in self-isolation.

Please contact:

  • Disley Bakery – 01663 308416 (now open from 6.30am)
  • Disley Hardware – 01663 611242
  • Disley Butchers – 01663 762892
  • Disley Pharmacy – 01663 762048

Thank you.

Disley & Newtown wins Best Kept Village Award

Best Kept Village 2019 plaqueDisley Parish Council is delighted to announce that Disley & Newtown has been awarded the prestigious Championship Award in the Cheshire Best Kept Village Competition 2019.  This is a huge scoop for the village and is fantastic recognition for all the hard work that been put into the village’s appearance over the past 12 months.

As well as the main prize, the village also took home a Little Gem Award for the Memorial Park on the A6 and won the individual prize in the Best Kept Village (Population 2,501 -5,000) category.

These awards represent a superb community effort and thanks go to PRIDE, the Friends of Disley Station, Disley Parish Council officers, Disley WI, St. Mary’s Church and the many individual residents who have contributed and helped to improve the environment around the village.

Updated Disley Parish Council Statement on Cheshire East Local Plan – Site Allocations and Development Policies Document Consultation

At a meeting of Disley Parish Council held on Thursday 14th November 2019, Councillors resolved to issue an updated statement in relation to the Cheshire East Council Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (SADPD) consultation.  This includes details of the Parish Council’s policy relating to land at the Greystones Allotment site on the A6 in Newtown, Cloughside Farm off Redhouse Lane and Jackson’s Edge Road/Lymewood Drive.

This updated statement is available to view or download at Disley Parish Council SADPD Statement – November 2019.

Hardcopies are available from the Parish Office at Disley Community Centre.

This statement replaces all previous Parish Council statements issued in relation to the Cheshire East Local Plan.

Disley Parish Council response to Cheshire East Council Local Plan SADPD consultation.

Disley Parish Council has sent a formal response to the Cheshire East Council Local Plan Draft Site Allocation and Development Policies Document (SADPD) consultation.  This response relates to the two sites identified in the Plan for Disley and Newtown: DIS 1 – Greystones allotments and DIS 2 – Land off Jackson’s Edge Road, Disley.

A copy of the response is available to download HERE.

The Parish Council will be publishing a fully updated statement on the Local Plan shortly.

Arnold Rhodes Playing Fields – Project Update

The first phase of work to improve the Arnold Rhodes Playing Fields has now been completed, with a new tarmac path around the football pitch, resurfacing of the paths and courts and a new scooter track installed.

The new adult gym equipment has been installed in one of the former tennis courts and this is now ready for use.

A tree surgeon has cleared the foliage around the back of the tennis courts but further tree work will be undertaken when the ground is suitable to take the large equipment necessary without damaging the surfacing.

Three new pieces of toddler play equipment have been installed and work is on-going to fit the safety surfacing around the new equipment.  The project manager is awaiting more quotes for the BMX track.

Further new play equipment has now been fitted in the original play area and the tennis court has been re-lined.

New seating and picnic benches have been installed around the park and trees planted for the orchard avenue.

The Parish Council will keep residents informed of progress on this exiting village project and the Council will hope to hold a family launch day upon completion.

The original masterplan prepared by ANSA is available to view HERE

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