Wistaston News

CLOSING DATE 25TH SEPTEMBER 2020

 JOB VACANCY  

 PARK RANGER FOR WISTASTON PARISH COUNCIL

 Working 12 hours per week, which includes regular weekend work of 1-hour Saturday and 1-hour Sunday (early morning) to check the children’s playground. Rate of pay £9.27 per hour (NJC Pay Scale Spinal Column Point 1)

 Wistaston Parish Council are looking for a dedicated person to work individually and as part of a team with Wistaston Conservation Group, on a wide range of duties within the Parish of Wistaston. The post holder will be expected to perform duties with a minimum of supervision, should be capable of carrying out general manual labour, displaying good organisation skills, self-motivation, initiative and take pride in their work.

 Specific areas of knowledge and responsibility include maintaining and enhancing Wistaston Parish Council’s recreation area and woodlands for residents and wildlife. Also keeping the children’s playground free from safety hazards, clean and tidy. Duties will include:-

 Grass and shrubbery strimming

Hedge trimming

Litter picking

Sweeping playground, car park and paths

Cleaning playground, signs, notice boards, bus shelter, drains and silt traps

Minor repairs to gates, fences and woodland paths

Monthly Environmental Walkabout Inspections

Weed Treatment (following completion of training)

Emptying Waste Bin

Removal of Rope Swings

 Due to the nature of the post the successful applicant will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 A full job description is available upon request to Mrs. A. Cross, Clerk to the Council, email: wistpc@btinternet.com  

 Applications should be made by email to wistpc@btinternet.com by 25th September 2020 and should include address and telephone number.

 

 

MESSAGE FROM CITIZEN'S ADVICE BUREAU

Accessing Information and Advice from Citizens Advice Cheshire East

Citizens Advice Cheshire East have suspended face-to-face advice services across all sites and services for the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus outbreak. However we are still open and ready to deliver information and advice in other ways:

There are a number of ways people can continue to get advice during this time.

  • Citizens Advice Cheshire East are delivering advice by email and phone, if you have an issue you’d like help with direct from us, complete this form https://www.citizensadvicece.org.uk/email and we will be in touch. 

  • General advice will be given via national Adviceline which people can reach by calling 03444 111 444. This is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

  • People can chat online to an adviser by visiting the Citizens Advice website at citizensadvice.org.uk/contact-us.

  • People looking for advice on consumer issues (e.g. issues related to products or services you've purchased) can contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133 or chat online to an advisor on our website.

  • Anyone seeking to make a new claim for Universal Credit should call the Universal Credit Help to Claim line on 0800 1448444.

Waiting times for these services may be slightly longer than usual as we adapt to our new patterns of working.

Parish Awards

It is pleasing to report outstanding results in both the North West in Bloom and Community Pride Competitions.

North West in Bloom

Two awards – Gold Certificate for the general Parish and a special award to the Conservation Group for their outstanding work.

Community Pride     

Two awards – Best Kept Village Award and a Little Gem Award for the flower bed in Church Lane opposite Wistaston Memorial Hall.

Congratulations to our Wistaston in Bloom, Conservation Group, Litter team and residents who contributed to this success.

 

Police Surgeries

PCSOBowman & PCCLarkPolice Surgeries are being held where you can meet your local PCSO Sophie Jebb Bowman on a one to one basis.  She is pictured here with our local PC Tim Clark. You can discuss any issues or concerns which are affecting you or your community at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Wistaston on the following dates and times:-

 

You can also contact PCSO Jebb Bowman by email or call on 101.

You can see what PCSO Sophie Jebb Bowman has been doing on her patrols on the Wistaston and Willaston Police Facebook page.

Dog Fouling

Wistaston Parish Council is looking for support in tackling dog fouling in the area! If you see any one let their dog foul and fail to pick it up please contact the Cheshire East Community Wardens on the details below

wardens@cheshireeast.gov.uk or dogwardens@cheshireeast.gov.uk or 0300 123 5021 Help us to help you!

We are committed to reducing the level of dog fouling throughout Wistaston  Dog fouling is an offence and carries a Fixed penalty notice of £80 and a maximum fine of £1000 upon conviction.

Keep Wistaston Tidy

We now have an established group of volunteers who will be litter picking in Wistaston. Should you wish to join the group please contact the Clerk.

Community Speed Watch

We have an active Community Speed Watch Group. Should you wish to join the Group please contact the Clerk. Up to the end of September 2019 the Community Speed Watch Team have reported 220 offences with a highest recorded speed of 60 mph.

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