Saturday, 28 November 2015

Frodsham Christmas Festival

A huge thank you to everyone involved in putting on our Fabulous Frodsham Christmas Fair today.  The wind and rain earlier today wasn't too helpful - however the weather cleared up in the late afternoon.  Frodsham rapidly filled with was young and old - all looking forward to seeing Santa and his reindeers and the switching on of our Christmas lights.

It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying themselves.  A big thank you also to the Police, Rotary,  Round Table, the CWaC officers and the army of volunteers who kept us safe.


Sunday, 15 November 2015

Remembrance Day Service

Fr Michael led the Remembrance Service
Here are some pictures from the Remembrance Day Service conducted by Fr Michael at our War Memorial at the top of the hill.

It was wonderful to see so many people there from veterans, to school children as well as Graham Evans MP.

Lynn and I laid a wreath as did Cllr Fran Sutton as Mayor of Frodsham and our Junior Mayors.

The threatened rain held off until after the service.  A big thank you to the Royal British Legion, Frodsham Branch for their organisation of the service and to Forrest Hills for the welcome cup of coffee afterwards.
Children from Frodsham (Overton) Primary School

After the service Graham Evans MP and Fr Michael

Sunday, 8 November 2015

We will remember them

It is always a humbling experience to be at St Laurence Church on Remembrance Sunday as we come together as a community to remember those who fought and died for the freedoms we hold so dearly.

'Fading away like the stars in the morning.
Losing their light in the glorious sun.
Thus shall we pass from the earth and its toiling
Only remembered for what we have done.
Only remembered, only remembered
for what we have done.'

Father Michael used these haunting words from War Horse to encourage us all to remember and work for peace.   

Our Mayor Cllr Fran Sutton was joined by former Mayors Allen Wales, Pammi Taylor and Christine Lloyd in reading out our all too long list of names of those from Frodsham who died in more than a century of conflict.

It was wonderful to see so many youngsters take prominent roles this morning.   I think it is so important that our youngsters grow up appreciating how fortunate they are to live in a wonderful caring place like Frodsham. 

Lynn and I laid a wreath with these words from From the Fallen by Robert Laurence Binyon written in 1914:
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them no the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
we will remember them.  We will remember them.

assembling before the wreath laying ceremony

Lynn and I laid a wreath

Cllr Fran Sutton Mayor of Frodsham

Our PCSO Neil Flanaghan



Saturday, 7 November 2015

Frodsham Community Activities

Its been a busy day in Frodsham.

Lynn and I were invited to assist the Townfield Lane allotmenteers plant whips along their field boundary.  In the fullness of time should grow into a hedge.  We braved the rain.  We must have looked like a chain gang!

the planting team

Will Moran led the planting effort.  Lynn and I looking windswept with him

Later this evening we had Round Table's firework display at the community centre.  To me it looked like the largest ever crowd.  A huge thank you to everyone involved in putting on such a great event.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Map of seismic study area

Here is the map of the area subject to the recent seismic testing.  I've reproduced it in 2 parts so you can expand it more easily.   The red dots show where the testing was planned to take place.

It is interesting that they didn't plan to carry out any testing where the wind farm is being built.

Lynn and I are pressing IGas and Tesla to publish the results of the study in due course.