All posts by Kathy Doyle

Manchester Airport – Proposal to Change Flight Paths

If you are concerned about what these proposals may mean for this area please read the Manchester Evening News Article (link here which clearly explains the procedure which is being followed and the changes which may affect local residents.
Please be alert to the possible consequences and make your voices heard. The full document can be seen here and there is an online form which is available until 6th October
Meanwhile any complaints about noise or aircraft flying off course should be reported here

It’s Here! FTTP on Stocks Lane

‘Welcome to the 21st Century’ for residents on Stocks Lane who can now benefit from Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) Suprefast Broadband which will bring dizzying download speeds of up to 791 Mbps and upload speeds of 28 Mbps. Please see the earlier post on broadband for information about how to arrange for your premises to be linked up.

Broadband Breakthrough! The Latest Communication from Connecting Cheshire

Dear All,

I am delighted to confirm that over the holiday period Openreach completed work on upgrading Lower Peover V2 and V35 areas to FTTP.

The following postcodes should now be able to benefit from faster speeds:

LP V2:

WA169HQ, WA169HG, WA169EZ, WA169EX, WA169RF, WA168TN, WA169HE, WA168SL, WA169HD, WA169HF, WA169RE, WA169HA, WA169ET, WA169HB, WA168TW

LP V35:

WA168TH, WA169PF, WA168TL, WA169ET, WA169ES, WA169ER, WA169PE

This should total approximately 58 premises reached.

Check the Connecting Cheshire website to see if your home or business can be upgraded and then contact your Internet Service Provider or shop around for the best deal and order a fibre broadband service – it doesn’t happen automatically and you could make a saving compared with your current broadband contract! For more see:

Please note:

1. Be aware that this does not mean every premise in every postcode will be reached, the way the network is configured may result in some not yet being able to switch, unlike FTTC, this network is built around individual premises, also it is possible that some premises will be too far from the nearest distribution point to benefit, as we only fund the network to the curtilage. If this occurs please raise directly with Openreach who can investigate further via their online form. In such cases Openreach can often connect a premise but there may be an excess construction charge levied by the ISP, this is outside our control.

2. As this locality will benefit from fibre to the premise (FTTP) technology, there are a limited number of internet service providers selling FTTP at present – they include BT Retail, PlusNet and Zen, although we expect more providers will join the market as the technology becomes more widely available – this is outside our control and is a commercial decision made by individual ISPs.

Thanks for your patience, as you know this has been a very challenging piece of work for Openreach; let’s hope as many residents as possible can now take up this opportunity and benefit from the investment.

We would be pleased to provide leaflets and hold a photo-call to celebrate if you wish.

Regards Andrew

The Connecting Cheshire Team

Banish those January Blues!

Banish those January blues with a fun-filled evening at the village hall consisting of:  “A unique cocktail of fun, laughter and great music – that will leave you both shaken and stirred!”

The professional performers, endorsed by Pam Ayers on ‘Desert Island Discs’, are “The Opera Dudes” who present a lively and amusing programme. There will be a licensed bar.

Tickets are £12 and are available from: Kathy Doyle, Judy Wienholdt, Ros Jackson, Peter Clarkson, Jayne Rudd, Heather Jobling and Shareen Worthington (Parish Clerk) 07786 324125  If you require any further information contact Kathy Doyle  07771513983/

Opera Dudes Flyer


The Parish Council would like to extend a warm welcome to Mrs Shareen Worthington from Chelford, who has been appointed as the new Clerk for Over Peover.  Shareen has extensive experience in finance and administration, working for the BBC in Birmingham.  Since coming to Chelford she has shown her commitment to the community by acting as Treasurer for Chelford Pre-School and more recently for Chelford Primary School.  We look forward to working with Shareen in her new role as Over Peover Parish Clerk.


Congratulations to ‘Perfect Peover’ the winning team in the Over Peover Quiz and Curry Evening.  We had a splendid evening with the village hall full to capacity.  Our quizmaster Tom Hayes provided a tantalising set of questions and Jayne Rudd a delicious selection of curries, hotpot, side dishes and sweets to tantalise the tastebuds.  Thanks to all who took part, helped with the arrangements, organised the raffle and provided a groaning table of raffle prizes.

We took the opportunity of this village get together to bid a fond farewell to Liz McGrath, our Parish Clerk for over eight years, as she moves on to pastures new.  Barry Wienholdt gave the vote of thanks to Liz for her hard work and commitment to the community and presented her with champagne, flowers and a card signed by parish councillors and other colleagues.  We all wish her well in her new ventures.


Our Happy Winners

QUIZ AND CURRY NIGHT – 7.30 Friday 7th September

Join us for a village Quiz and Curry Night in the village hall at 7.30 on 7th September. A licensed bar will be available. Tables of no more than 8.  Round up your friends, family and workmates for a fun evening!

Tickets £15 each are available from Kathy Doyle (07771513983), Ros Jackson, Liz McGrath, Judy Wienholdt, Helen Oldham, Jayne Rudd or Peter Clarkson. (A hotpot alternative is available by prior arrangement)


Spruce up the village

Tired of seeing discarded coffee cups and crisp packets? Now’s your chance to do something about it. Come to the litter pick on Saturday or Sunday, stay for as long or as short as you like and make your contribution to a better environment in Over Peover. Bring the kids, they’ll love it and appreciate their surroundings more. Litter picks and refuse sacks provided. See you at the Parish Field Saturday 24th March 10.30 a.m. or Sunday 25th March 2.30 p.m.