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Chair's Report 2016
Christmas Light Switch-On Event - Thursday 1st December, 6pm
Please see attached poster for our Christmas event which had a fantastic turn out last year despite the terrible weather.
The event this year will be similar to last year and will include, Davenham Wind Band, Children’s Lantern Parade, carol singing and local Organic Burgers (and I believe we also may have waffles on sale too), some local shops will be staying open late (so please support them where you can), the Bulls Head, Oddfellows will be on hand with mulled wine and mince pies and St Wilfrid’s Church will be serving tea and coffee for a small donation.
This year the children in the lantern parade/choir/wind band will be situated around/near to the Christmas Tree as last year a few of the children were accidentally getting a bit jostled by the crowds around them which isn’t great when you have a trumpet to play. We will cordon this area off earlier in the evening so please bear this in mind when you arrive that we need to keep this area free.
Davenham Players have kindly offered to join us this year to help with the carol singing, instead of Katie on the mega-phone even though she did a grand job!. While on the subject of mega phones, hopefully ours will be ditched this year in favour of a PA system kindly lent to us by Davenham Primary School.
We will be closing the road again for approximately 1 hour from 6pm. This is primarily to keep our children/everyone safe near our busy road during rush hour and to allow us all to enjoy the event a bit more freely. Amberon will be taking care of the traffic management again for us and we will also have Police and St John’s Ambulance in attendance.
Last but by no means least, the lights this year will be switched-on by Jan Lambert and Jan Johnson. These ladies were instrumental in setting up, organising and designing the fantastic Mosaic project at Davenham Players Theatre and just basically getting the whole village involved. We thought it was a nice way to say a huge ‘thank you’ to them on behalf of the whole village.
I think that is everything covered so let’s hope for fine weather! Any queries, please feel free to get in touch.
Clerk to Davenham Parish Council
Tel: 07443 579 057
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Our Role & Responsibilities
The Council's key role is to represent the interests of local residents and to lobby authorities such as the Cheshire West and Chester Council. As a democratically elected body, the Council's voice is always listened to.
In this Parish we are responsible for developing and maintaining the various playing fields we own and making sure that planning applications are consistent with the character of the area. We monitor the state of public footpaths and the general natural environment ensuring that litter is properly dealt with, and are often the first port of call for community groups and initiatives asking for support in financial or advisory matters.
We also employ (jointly with our neighbour, Moulton Parish Council) a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).
If you have a non-urgent policing matter, please ring 101 and our local PCSO will investigate.