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Community Hall

Our community hall is officially open for business! Please check out our Community Hall page for information.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Following the relaxing of some of the Covid-19 regulations, the Parish Council is now able to meet physically and has resumed its meetings in the Community Hall, the first meeting having been held on 21 June 2021. Meetings continue to be held on the third Monday in the month, with the exception that there is a recess in August.

    The next scheduled meeting is at 7.30 pm on Monday 19 July 2021, at Stapeley Community Hall, Pear Tree Field, CW5 7GW.

  • Note that there is no scheduled meeting in August
  • Notes for Members of the Public
    Members of the public are able to attend meetings, but attendance is strictly limited to avoid transmitting the virus and especially with concerns around the Delta variant. If members of the public wish to raise any issues under the Public Time Question slot, they are recommended to submit them in writing to clerk@stapeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk. These will be read out at the meeting, and a written response provided. Please ensure that questions are sent to the Clerk no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting.

    For further information on Covid 19 lockdown procedures and their impact on Parish Council Meetings please click here


  • The situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-paced and constantly evolving situation. As such it is important that you and your family are able to follow the latest information and advice. - find out more here..
  • Details on the Standing Committees of the Parish Council and their membership is available here.
  • Contact details for the members of the Stapeley Parish Action Group (SPAG) can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan page.
  • Agendas for the Parish Council Committees can be found here and also from the Parish Council menu tab.
  • Please have a look at our Contact Us page
    for details of your councillors.
  • Making a complaint
    We cannot please everyone all the time. What we can promise is to listen and to do what we can to deal with your problem. Details of the Complaints Procedure can be found here.


Notice of Electors Rights to
Inspect the Accounts

Posted on 29 June 2021

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.

Any person interested has the right to inspect and make copies of the accounting records for the financial year to which the audit relates and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, receipts and other documents relating to those records must be made available for inspection by any person interested. For the year ended 31 March 2021, these documents will be available on reasonable notice by application.

Further information can be found here.

Laptops for Schools

Posted on 15 February 2021

Nantwich Rotary Club has teamed up with The Laptop Shop in Hospital Street to promote the donation of unwanted laptops to schools to assist with online learning during the current pandemic. People can donate laptops by dropping them off at The Laptop Shop (91 Hospital St, Nantwich CW5 5RU).

The laptops are overhauled by the Laptop Shop at cost price and paid for by the Rotary Club of Nantwich. The hard drives are either securely wiped or destroyed and replaced to ensure complete security.

The replacement hard drives are funded by the Rotary Club (although donations from the public are gratefully received, each drive costing £20) who then distribute the laptops to local schools.

Any unsuitable machine will be responsibly destroyed.


External Auditor Report and Certificate 2019/20

Posted on 30 November 2020 (Updated 9 December 2020)

This authority is responsible for ensuring that its financial management is adequate and effective and that it has a sound system of internal control.
The authority prepares an Annual Governance and Accountability Return in accordance with Proper Practices which:
• summarises the accounting records for the year ended 31 March 2020; and
• confirms and provides assurance on those matters that are relevant to our duties and responsibilities as external auditors.

More information here.
Conclusion of Audit 2019-20
Certified AGAR

Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2019/20 Part 3

Posted on 7 November 2020

To be completed by Local Councils, lnternal Drainage Boards and other Smaller Authorities:
. where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure exceeded €25,000 but did not exceed £6.5 million; or where the higher of gross income or gross expenditure was £925,000 or less but:
. are unable to certify themselves as exempt (fee payable); or
. have requested a limited assurance review (fee payable)

More information here.

Community Centre News

Posted on 26 August 2020

As residents will be aware, the Community Hall has been closed since 23 March 2020. Once the lockdown arrangements were relaxed and various public venues were re-opened, the Parish Council discussed arrangements for the re-opening of the Community Hall.

More information here.

Notice of Electors Rights

Posted on 2 August 2020

Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd.

More information here.

Muller Homes Planning Granted

Posted 16 July 2020

Despite 8 years of intense campaigning by residents, local groups, businesses and Stapeley & District Parish Council, leading to two public inquiries, thousands of signatures on a petition, thousands of objections, and a robust Neighbourhood Plan being put in place; our community has been silenced by a Government Minister in far off Westminster...

Click here for the Planning Appproval Document

Click here for the Statement from the Chairman of the Parish Council

Regular Activities at the Community Centre July 2020

Posted 3 July 2020

The hall is available for use for parties or a variety of group activities.  We would also be pleased to hear from any user groups who wish to use the hall for regular activities.

There is a list of regular user activities which can be accessed by clicking here (Updated 3/07/2020)

Access to Parish Meetings without attending

Posted 4 June 2020 (Updated)

The Parish Council has cancelled all its scheduled meetings until further notice, owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic; however, the Government has introduced new regulations under S.78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and this allows local councils (town and parish councils) to hold meetings remotely, using various platforms.
The Parish Council will be meeting on an ad hoc basis when there are decision items to be considered. A meeting is to be held on 28 May 2020. The next meeting is on 8 June 2020.
The agenda will be published on the website only, at least three clear days before the meeting, with instructions on how to access the meeting itself.
Members of the Parish Council have decided to use Zoom as its platform, and you will be able to download this as a free tool.
All documents (other than those which are restricted) will be able to be accessed from the Parish Council when the agenda is published.
On the first occasion of holding a meeting remotely, Public Question Time will be limited to questions which have been provided to the Clerk, prior to the meeting, by no later than 5.00 pm on the day before the meeting.
Please email your question to the Parish Clerk. The question will be read out at the meeting and the Chairman will respond. If it is not possible to give a definitive answer at the meeting, a written response will be provided. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please email or phone the Clerk. We appreciate that this may make it difficult for members of the public as there is no schedule to follow; the only suggestion we can make is for you to visit the website regularly, to check if a meeting has been booked in. The agenda will give the access details so that members of the public can click the link to join the meeting.

Parish Newsletter June 2020

Posted 22 May 2020

The latest edition of the Parish Newsletter is now available here.

Parish Councillor Vacancies

Posted 22 May 2020

There are two vacancies for parish councillors. These were notified to Cheshire East Council in February 2020 and although Notices of the Vacancies were published on the website and in the notice-board inviting registered elections to request a by-election, no election was called. It is, therefore, for the Parish Council to co-opt to the two vacancies, but in view of the pandemic, this will not take place until the lockdown is over. If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, the following are the qualifications:
You must be at least 18 years of age at the time of co-option (there is no upper age limit), and:
be a UK or Commonwealth citizen, or
be a citizen of the Republic of Ireland, and
be a registered elector of the parish.
If you would like an informal chat about the vacancy, please call the Clerk (Carol Jones) on 01270 812065.

Corona Virus - Update

Posted 21 March 2020

The situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-paced and constantly evolving situation. As such it is important that you and your family are able to follow the latest information and advice. - find out more here.

Stapeley Parish Action Group (SPAG)

Posted on 3 Septembert 2019

SPAG has arrived at a point where they are considering the future - find out more here.

Walking Stapeley 2

Posted on 3 Septembert 2019

We’re pleased to announce our second Walk Stapeley leaflet is now available. The new leaflet (Walk Stapeley 2) contains four longer and more demanding walks to complement our earlier leaflet of seven short walks (Walk Stapeley 1).

The leaflet is also available from Cronkinson’s Farm Pub, Cheerbrook Farm Shop,Stapeley Co-op and Stapeley House Café and at several places in Nantwich, including the Information Centre at the Civic Hall. You can also see a copy on Stapeley and Batherton Parish noticeboard next to the Community Hall.


Summer 2019 Newsletter

Posted on 2 August 2019

Welcome to our Summer newsletter, our first since the Spring’s flurry of elections, both local and European.
We hope that you find this newsletter useful and informative. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know by contacting the Clerk.

On line copy here.


Council Leaders

Matthew Theobold - Chairman matthew. theobold@stapeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Carol Jones - Clerk enquiries@stapeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk

Contact Us

CallCall: 01270 812 065

email General Emails : enquiries@stapeleyparishcouncil.gov.uk