Northwich Neighbourhood Plan Meeting

Tuesday 3 December at 7.30pm

Northwich Neighbourhood Plan is to hold its first Community Meeting on Tuesday 3rd December 2013 at the Winnington Park Recreation Club starting at 7.30pm.

This will be the first of a number of meetings which will focus on the structure and contents of the Northwich Neighbourhood Plan.

The plan, if passed by a referendum, will give the town a statutory right and equal legal force with anything in the local plan.

The Northwich Town Council has given its backing to the plan by delegating 4 councillors to work with the local community on the plan. It will also receive administrative and technical support from the Town Clerk and his staff.

The NNP team have initially identified 7 key areas that are priorities for the town:

1) Housing
2) Health and Welfare
3) Employment and Education
4) Environment – Natural & Built
5) Retail and Commercial
6) Transport & Infrastructure
7) Recreation, Tourism and our Waterways

Whilst the Plan is for the area within the Northwich Parish boundaries it will affect many people who work and use Northwich.
The meeting is not only for those that live in the town but for the13 local parishes that are within 3 miles of the town.

People in neighbouring parishes are invited to the meeting.

Speaking about the meeting, David Roberts, the Northwich Neighbourhood Plan Chairman said,

“Our Neighbourhood Team has worked hard over the last couple of weeks to identify areas that our Plan should cover.

We now want to invite those that live in Northwich and its surrounding area to share their views with the team.

This will be a meeting that looks at how we move forward with positive ideas that will see Northwich through the next 20 years.

This Plan gives us a once in a lifetime opportunity to provide a better Northwich not only for ourselves but our children and grandchildren.

Whilst we welcome local community leaders and those with specific expertise, we are calling for all those with an interest in Northwich to attend the meeting.

We cannot change the immediate plans for Northwich town centre but by looking constructively at the future your Neighbourhood Plan can have real influence, with legal status, for over 20 years into the future.

This is not a meeting to air the same old grievances but to help shape a Town you will be proud to live in.

We have many complex issues but we intend with your help to shape that future, please come along and talk through your views with our team members”.

Northwich Guardian Article

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Northwich Guardian Report on the meeting

Christmas Artisan Market

Saturday 14 December
Northwich Town Centre

A chance to get those extra special hand-made and locally-produced Christmas presents.

Craft Sale

Saturday 7 December
VAC Gallery
Brunner Court

10.30am - 4.00pm

Goth Glitz Jewellery
Beauty Bank Books
Christmas Wreaths

Demonstrations by the artists, plus children's workshop.

Plus the No Limitz Exhibition.

Felted Vessel Workshop

Thursday 5 December
VAC Gallery
Brunner Court

10.00am - 3.00pm
£20.00 (all materials supplied)

Learn how to create felt made vessels at this easy and fun workshop using wool tops to make your colourful 3D sculptures. The tutor is Jaz Elwick. Tea and Coffee provided. Bring your own packed lunch, or pop out at lunchtime!

Click here to book a place.

And here are the results of the workshop:

Fantastic work ladies!

No Limitz Exhibition

The exhibition from three professional artists will provide a zesty mix of inspired glass art, fine minimalist porcelain objects and architectural photo collages. All have one strong theme, each artist is beyond the normal limits of their discipline, there is No Limitz.

Carys Boyle - Ceramics
Her inspiration for these minimalist forms comes from investigating negative space found within the natural world, usually from the coastal environment. She is particularly drawn to the organic forms of driftwood, the smooth contours of pebbles and the patterns created by seaweed left on sand and rocks. Carys combines two traditional ceramic techniques called slip casting and slip trailing to create innovative and modern pieces, which concentrate of form. Her work can be seen at

Richard Cowley - Collage Artist
Formerly from an architecture background, he has created huge collages both for domestic, commercial and educational clients. His Lymm collage studio has been running for 2 years where he has been busy with over 180 collages, using some 15,000 images in his works. From small residential holiday/wedding collages to an 11metre long Bus Station mural, Richards complex works can turn even the most serene wedding imagery into a surreal complex of imagination. See for examples of his work.

Helen Davies - Contemporary Glass
Helen specialises in glass painting and fusion to create her range of art work. Helen’s glass evokes the transitional qualities found in elements combining nature and thought. She creates glass art for both exteriors and interiors to enhance the surroundings as well as being sympathetic to its given environment. Her portfolio ranges from splashbacks, wall panels, framed glass artwork, coasters and handmade glass jewellery. Helen also runs courses for individuals and small groups wanting to learn the techniques of fused and kiln formed glass. See

Click here to open the Exhibition Catalogue and Price List

"iBridge" Photo Collage by Richard Cowley

"Northwich" Photo Collage by Richard Cowley

"Chalice" Photo Collage by Richard Cowley

"Dice Roof" Photo Collage by Richard Cowley

World War I Games Project

A project working with adults with disabilities in Handforth and Macclesfield to make parlour games associated with World War I. The lead artist is Mike Troy, and we are working with the Centre for Independent Living. The project is sponsored by the Co-operative Community Fund.

Exhibition Opening at the Pyramid Centre, Warrington.