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July 2009 Issue 18

The fantastic new clubhouse


at Neston Cricket Club

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AT HALLWOOD FEED STORE!
MOTHER and daughter Debbie Garratt and Stephanie Shaw started Hallwood
Feed Store eight years ago.
Originally trading from a little shed, they have
steadily built the business up and moved their
premises into a converted dairy barn.
They are stockists of Cardio Martin, NAF, Spillers,
Baileys, Allen & Paige to name but a few. Hallwood
also have their own on-site products such as home
grown hay, and coarse mix, in fact anything for the
horse. They also supply the nearby University of
Liverpool Leahurst Veterinary Hospital.
Hallwood Feed Store offers a friendly and relaxed at-
mosphere in which to shop or browse.
Debbie and Steph are always on hand and willing to
help and give expert advice on such things as dietary
requirements and horse applications.
Hallwood is due to be extended soon to include a new
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It’s a fact: In 1998 it rained frogs in Croydon, South London


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JUNE proved to be a big month for Neston,
with the first meeting of the new town

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council, along with the annual ladies’ day
and the rain-hit Burton and Puddington
fete.
We’ve featured all three in this edition,
14 along with a report from Neston Nomads’

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trip to France and lots more news from
across the CH64 area.
Among the events to watch out for this
month are the Willaston Festival and a

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comprehensive what’s on guide.
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Town council is up and running


THE inaugural Neston Town Council Mary Teresa Celia Garvey
meeting will take place on Thursday 18th Janet Griffiths
June. Andrew Neil Williams
Following the uncontested election on Parkgate Ward (4 seats)
4th June, the following councillors will Moira Christine Andrews
now serve on the newly formed Neston Patrick Michael Hughes
Town Council: Steven George Jardine
Little Neston Ward (4 seats) Philip Edward Owen
Robert David Andrews Riverside Ward (4 seats)
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Martin Trevor Barker John Derek Gaskell


Abdul Jilani Thomas John Marlow
Michael Leslie Shipman Frances Mary Mawson
Ness Ward (1 seat) The new council’s first meeting took
Michael Harding Wellman place on Thursday 18th June when
4 Neston Ward (4 seats) councillors signed a declaration.
David Grove Clark

It’s a fact: The average adult falls asleep 7 minutes after turning the light off.

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A third of mums remove the crusts from their children’s sandwiches


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Girls have their day in the sun: The annual Ladies Day parade took
place early last month with another fantastic turnout in the town centre.
Pic by Carrie Spacey, www.aboutmyarea.co.uk/ch64

Railway station makeover promise


NESTON Civic Society are hoping that Arriva will honour their promise to spruce up the
railway station.
Society members continue to keep an eye on Neston Station, which they ‘adopted’
in 2006. The mural, which won the Cheshire Best Kept Station Youth Challenge
Award, continues to brighten up the underpass, and they are looking forward to a
second mural on the other side, and to a makeover of the station promised by Arriva.
Meanwhile, volunteers are looking after the plants at the station.
The Society is delighted that Neston Parish Council is now in being after their
campaign to get it established, which they started in 2005. Four members of the
committee (Celia Garvey, Janet Griffiths, Pat Hughes and Tom Marlow) are councillors.
Members continue to look after plants at Neston Cross and in front of Neston Town
Hall.
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The bird cherry tree planted by the Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Neston in Station
Road , Neston, is thriving, and the plaque records the success of Neston and Little
Neston in winning the Cheshire Community Pride Award in 2008.
The society’s meeting on ‘The Silk Road – a Journey from Beijing to Moscow ’ by
Glynn Parry is at 8pm, Thursday 16th July 16 at the United Reformed Church Hall,
6 Parkgate Road , Neston. Visitors and new members are most welcome. Contact Janet
Griffiths (janet.griffiths@nestoncivicsociety.org.uk, phone 336 5478).

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It is a fact: Alligators can’t move backwards.


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The Far East, Eskimoes and South


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It’s a fact: Slugs have four noses.


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It’s a fact: The human heart creates enough pressure to squid blood 30 feet.
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Bon voyage: NESTON Nomads Under 13s have returned from their
French odyssey. The lads took part in the annual tournament organised
by the Guémené-Massérac Football Club with 15 age group teams. During
their stay in France they were accompanied by 14 adults including three
managers of the club.

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 NESTON High School hosted an eco picnic to mark the opening of their new
eco classroom last month.

 THE Chester Road car park has been attracting a few complaints due to the
narrowness of the parking bays.
The markings have been put in as a temporary measure as part of the continuing
redevelopment of the area which will culminate in a new supermarket.
However, a number of people have struggled to get out of their cars due to the
width of the parking bays which meet the minimum size for temporary works.
The spaces to be provided on the former Belmont Cottage site will be wider to
accommodate larger vehicles.
The British Legion is available for town centre parking, 8am - 6pm Monday to
Saturday, free of charge.
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 EXPECT a few roadworks in Parkgate over the next few weeks when Welsh
Water carry out pipework repairs.
The company is upsizing and replacing 90m of wastewater pipes from
Leighton Road into Earle Drive. It is hoped that the work will be a help to
thoseaffected by internal sewer flooding. There will be a road closure in
18 operation on Leighton Road for the duration.

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Died on 19th July 1937: Peter Pan creator JM Barrie


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Rain fails
to spoil
village fair
THE organisers of the Burton
and Puddington Fete last month
were beset by some terrible
weather. It rained for most of
the day, which had an impact on
attendances for the event which
was staged on the field at the
back of the Gladstone Hall.

Amy Williams and Ruth


Sturmey with Shetland Pony
Toby, on the ‘guess the age
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Pupils from Mostyn


House once again
achieved success in
the art competition
at Burton and
Puddington’s Summer
Fair.
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Antonio Ribeiro won


first prize, Madeleine
Flood second, and
highly commended
were Edward Barry,
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Wells.

It’s a fact: In Miami it’s forbidden to imitate an animal.


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and used to help
families in need.
If you have any
unwanted furniture
or household goods
and would like to 
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Pupils and parents show some invention


Parents and relatives were invited along to Neston primary School to take
part in a design and technology evening. The children and adults worked
alongside each other to construct a battery powered vehicle. There were
some fantastic vehicles and over 40 people took part.
The event was organised by Year 6 teacher Rob Golding who said: “We
wanted to organise something a little different and we were delighted with
the response and the involvement of the mums, dads, grandads and other
relatives who came along.”
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Born on 22nd July 1964: Actress and singer Bonnie Langford.


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Food, glorious food:


The Junior Chefs
Academy recently visited
Neston Primary School,
Burton Road, The
Heswall-based company
deliver workshops
to children and their
parents to promote
healthy eating and a love
of cooking.
The whole school, from
pre-school to year 6, took
part in a fantastic series
of sessions organised
by ‘Chef Graham’ and his
assistants. Every child
created a summer fruits
pudding - which was
delicious!

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It’s a fact: More phone calls are made on Mothers day than any other day in the year.
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Born on 24th July 1969: Actress and singer Jennifer Lopez.

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Lambanana needs a good home


THE family of a seriously ill man want to find a good home for their Beatles
lambanana.
The sculpture has been in Maria and Paul Challis’s Neston garden for quite some
time but the couple are anxious to find it a permanent home.
Paul is gravely ill and Maria is keen to carry out his last request.
She said: “We are looking for a more permanent home for our John Lennon
lambanana.
We did have a lot of requests a while ago for him but when Paul got ill it went on the
back burner.
“It was never meant for our back garden, it should be where the public can see it,
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that was what Paul always felt should happen and I would like to carry out this last
request for him.”
If you think you can offer a suitable home for the sculpture please call the magazine
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Maria, her family and friends are taking part in the Race for Life at Birkenhead
this month to raise money for Cancer Research UK. They are pictured with the 25
sculpture, getting ready for the run.

Born on 25th July 1967: Actor Matt le Blanc who plaed Joey Tribbiani in ‘Friends’.
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Entertainment guide
Essential what’s on info for the next month
Thursday 9th July
THE 2009 Willaston Festival kicks off with a concert by the Hadlow Green Singers
in the Memorial Hall on Thursday 9th July at 8pm.
This will be their first concert under the baton of new conductor, Clive Nicholson,
who replaced the long serving Meg Forrester last year
Tickets for the concert (£5) may be obtained at Martin’s
newsagents in Willaston.
Friday 10th July
Demonstration of close up magic, 6.45pm, at Burton Manor with
Neal Weigel. Call 336 5172 or log onto www.burtonmanor.com
Saturday 12th July
Ness Gardens Musical Recital - The Blue Bells Steel Band,
2-3pm, in the Visitor Centre, or within the Gardens - weather
permitting
Friday 17th July
Klimt dinner lecture, 6.45pm at Burton Manor. Last year’s blockbuster exhibition
at the Tate Liverpool showed how
Klimt painted glittering portraits in an
The extravagant style. The dinner lecture
will discuss his little known landscapes
Marsh Cat and private paintings which were
subtly erotic. Klimt was also the leader
of the Secession Movement in Vienna
Good quality food from at the turn of the 20th century which
around the world was important in the development of
Western architecture and design
Inclusive Lunch Menu (Served Mon - Sat 12 - 2.30pm) Friday 18th July
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Saturday 25th July
Silver Band Concert, 7-9pm, at
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Neston. A free event organised by the
Friends of Stanney Fields Park.
1 Mostyn Sq, Parkgate
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It’s a fact: The average person speaks around 4,800 words a day.
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Entertainment guide
Essential what’s on info for the next month
Sunday 27th July
Mersey Morris Men, 8-9.30pm, at The Harp, Little Neston. For further information
please contact: The Bagman on 347 1685
Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st July
Summer Tennis Camp, 8.30am – 5pm, at Neston Cricket Club. Cost: Varies from
£25 to £65. The tennis camp is run by LTA qualified coaches, suitable for ages 5 to
12. Full details on www.nestontennis.co.uk or by calling Jenny Rowland on 336 1694
Wednesday 29th – Thursday 30th July
Ness Gardens Children’s Fun Days, 10am – 4.30pm. Activities include Mr Jellybean,
painting, RSPB stalls, creative crafts, face painting and large games.
Friday 31st July
Ness Gardens: ‘Much ado about nothing’, 7.30pm Shakespeare’s play is performed
by Off the Ground Theatre Company within the gardens
August
Heswall Artist Association & Wirral Potters are holding another Joint Exhibition at the
Heswall Parish Hall from Wednesday 5th - Saturday 15th August from 10am-6pm

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