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Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234)


Peover Superior Parish Council’s annual return needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by the Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited.  Any person interested has the right to inspect accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and other documents relating to these records or documents.


These documents for Peover Superior Parish Council are to be made available on reasonable notice by application between the hours of 9am and 5pm on working days (excluding public holidays).


Commencing on                     2nd July 2018


Ending on                               16th August 2018


If you wish to view them then please contact the names smaller authority representative:


Liz McGrath                                          07973681226


Local electors and their representatives have rights to question the auditor about the accounts and object to account or any item in them.  Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the smaller authority.   The auditor can be contacted at the address below for this purpose during the inspection period which commences on 2nd July 2018 and ends on 16th August 2018.


The smaller authority’s annual return is subject to review by the appointed auditor under the provisions of the Local Audit Accountability Act 2014, the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 and the NAO’s Code of Audit Practise


The appointed auditor of Peover Superior Parish Council is:


PKF Littlejohn LLP (REF: SBA team), 1 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharfe, London, E14 4HD Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7516 2200

Summer Fair Cancelled



14TH JULY 2018


Due to lack of new support and volunteers

Any donations to St Lawrence Church would be very much appreciated

please contact the Treasurer on


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal supporters over the past years.

Broadband Update

I have had so many of you email me with regards to a progress update on Broadband provision for the Lower Peover (01565) exchange.


I am hoping I can give you all some good news. 


Firstly the properties on Stocks Lane who’s high speed broadband connection is part of Phase Two of the Connecting Cheshire project, this as you all are aware was supposed to be completed by the end of the summer 2017, was then delayed to December 2017.  I have now had an update from Connecting Cheshire who say: “Yes work is continuing, there has been a problem with accessing a couple of the connection boxes along Stocks Lane as these we previously tarmac-ed over so they need to locate these first.  However all being well they expect to complete the work during the next quarter – i.e. before end of June.”


Secondly the Properties not covered by Connecting Cheshire, those in Peover Park, down Long Lane and on The A50.  Tatton Estate Management (who work for the Brooks Family) have had some success with connectivity in this area. They have not succeeded with anything through BT Openreach but are looking at an alternative system which they hope will meet the needs of those not covered by BT.  I will email you all with an update as soon as I have heard from them to find out what the time scale will be for the work to be done, to see just what coverage they will be able to offer and what costs are likely to be.


Stuart Simpson is still trying to get a solution via openreach for the A50 and Peover park properties


So please know there is work going on to try and improve your broadband

Noise Complaints Saturday Night

There have been a number of complaints regarding noise following a private party which was held at Peover Hall in a marquee on Saturday evening.

The organisers are sorry for any distress caused to the residents of Over Peover from the noise from the disco. 

Please be aware that the party was not connected to Colshaw Hall or Merrydale Manor. 


Advanced Notice:

 There will be a private party, held on the Newhall Estate on Saturday 17th March, there may be noise from the music during Saturday evening. 

Again, this party is not connected in any way to Colshaw Hall and Merrydale Manor.

2 Bed Bungalow, Patton Close

The bungalow on Patton close is available to rent from October and so Plus Dane have asked if we can advertise it to local people before it is advertised wider next week.  Do you know anyone who would be interested?  If so please ask them to register with Cheshire Homechoice by the end of the week and then bid on the property on Monday when it goes live.


If anyone needs help or more information, please give them my contact details(mobile contact is best if you need to speak to me!).  Please share around the village.


2 bed bungalow off Grotto Lane, which is on notice and will be ready to let end of October 2017. Local lettings criteria applies as follows: First priority to current residents of Peover Superior Parish, second priority to residents of specific adjoining rural parishes, third priority to residents of Bucklow Ward, followed by Macclesfield and the wider Cheshire East. We will look to maximise occupancy in the first instance.


References will be required before an offer is made and one weeks rent will be required on sign up, even if housing benefit is being claimed. All internal transfers from Band C and below are subject to landlord discretion. Energy performance certificate will be available for this property at sign-up. Please note that this bungalow has a level entry shower and driveway parking.

WI Press Report 27th April 2017

The Vice President, Mrs Anne Tomkinson welcomed members.


  • Members were thanked for agreeing to bake the Bun Loaves for the Royal Cheshire Show. Additionally members have agreed to exhibit double the items shown last year.
  • The raffle at last month’s meeting raised £35 for The Blood Bikers as well as member’s individual donations.
  • Next month is the Resolutions meeting, details are available in W.I.Life
  • An invitation has been received from Lower Withington to their Garden Meeting.
  • Notice has been received from Over Peover Parish Council of a meeting on May 6th to discuss the proposals for the Village Hall, members are invited to attend.
  • Members were invited to support the Spring cleaning of the village hall on 15th June. Volunteers were invited to plant up flower tubs at the end of May and add names to the watering rota.
  • The Spring Group meeting was well attended and really enjoyed the flower arranging demonstration. Our thanks were offered to OPWI hostesses. The Autumn Meeting is planned for 14th October at Plumley Village Hall.
  • OPWI Garden meeting is planned for the June meeting


Future Events:

  • Bramhall Hall visit
  • Ashwood Nurseries visit
  • 95th birthday celebration of OPWI
  • Chatsworth Christmas market
  • Autumn flower arranging classes to be organised
  • Special event to be arranged in memory of Mary Bowers, Wine Tasting Evening with fund raising for Early Responders
  • Book Club, always open to new members
  • Embroidery Group meet monthly, new members welcome
  • Walking group, May walk- circular walk around Redesmere & Capesthorne


The evening speaker was Geoff Meggitt on the subject, Winifred Brown, ‘Britain’s No. 1 Action Girl’. An account of a Cheshire Girl living around the time of the First World War and the adventures she was involved in e.g. tennis; hockey; flying; sailing; ice hockey and her adventures travelling around the world.


We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly welcoming atmosphere and speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.


Roslyn Field & Barbara Wilson, Over Peover WI Press Officers









Press Report 30th March 2017

The President, Mrs June Leach welcomed 27 Members and 3 visitors. The first time the group have met for two months due to a power cut in Over Peover cancelling February’s meeting.

  • A report was given on the Annual CFWI Council Meeting at Winsford, the speaker Derek Poulson spoke about “Origins of Regional Accents.
  • A reminder of the Garden Open Day at Haughton Hall on 18th May.
  • An invitation was offered to join Marthall and Ollerton W.I. on their trip to Bakewell Market on the 10th April.
  • Lower Withington W.I have invited Members to attend their Cream Tea Afternoon to celebrate their 21st  Birthday on 20th May, £3 a ticket either bought in advance or pay at the gate.
  • Tickets are available for the Group Spring Meeting on Saturday 8th April from 2.00p.m. – 4pm at Plumley Village Hall, 5 members have kindly volunteered to be Hostesses.
  • A new sink unit from B & Q has been ordered and arrangements made for fitting.
  • Royal Cheshire Show entrants were encouraged, Stewards volunteered and 10 members offered to bake Tea Loaves
  • Volunteers will be required next month to Spring Clean and plant up the tubs outside at the Village Hall.



Future Events

  • The trip to Bury Market had been postponed because of bad weather and the new date is Wednesday 26th April.
  • A visit to Bramhall Hall has been arranged for Wednesday 3rd May
  • Tuesday 13th June a trip to Ashwood Nurseries in South Staffordshire has been arranged.
  • The annual Christmas Carol service at Chester Cathedral will be on 6th December.
  • A visit to Chatsworth House for the Christmas market is being investigated.


Social Events  

  • Invitations for the Garden Meeting in June are to be sent to Boothsmere, Cranford, Crosstown, Byley and Ollerton WIs. The catering committee will provide the refreshments.
  • There will be a flower class on 11th April at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, the cost will be £2.50 with a further £2.50 donated to the Village Hall fund.Members should bring their own flowers, foliage etc.
  • A circular walk on Friday 28th April has been arranged around Redesmere and Capesthorne, visitors welcome.
  • Manor Farm at Byley is booked for the August meal, and Knutsford Golf Club for the Christmas meal on Thursday 30th November.
  • Book Club will meet at on the 11th April at 10.30am, new members welcome.


Blood Bikers of Manchester, were the evening’s speakers who gave a very interesting and informative talk about the volunteers who transport blood and breast milk to hospitals in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside region, for 24 hours at weekends and from 7pm-6am every weekday evening when the NHS don’t provide this service. They own 15 bikes and are supported by 45 Volunteers with a variety of roles. They have been volunteering since 2011 supported by a further 70 Blood Bike Groups across the country, now including one new group in South Africa.

Fund Raising is essential, needing to raise a minimum £25,000 per year.


We meet at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of the month at Over Peover Village Hall. There is a friendly welcoming atmosphere and speakers are invariably of a very high standard as are the cakes and tea to follow. New members are most welcome.


Roslyn Field & Barbara Wilson, Over Peover WI Press Officers