Our aim is to provide the best possible health care for you and your family. Our Practice is classified as semi-rural, based in a purpose-built health centre in the heart of the community in Holmes Chapel. We have a growing practice population, currently around 11,600 patients, served by an extended Primary Health Care team including doctors, practice and community nurses, reception staff, physiotherapists and health visitors. We are part of the East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
Contact: Paul Carroll, Practice Manager. 01477 533100 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Patient Panel is an independent body of 16 volunteer patients who work on behalf of all patients with the practice to improve services for all. Comments and feedback about experiences with the practice, good or bad, are gratefully received.
Contact with the Patient Panel is welcomed via the post box adjacent to the check-in screen located in the Health Centre entrance foyer.
· Phone Box outside Barclays Bank, The Square, Holmes Chapel
· Phone Box at the corner of Westway and Chester Road, Holmes Chapel
· The Cedars Residential Home, Brookfield Drive, Holmes Chapel
· Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, Selkirk Drive, Holmes Chapel
· The Co-operative, London Road, Holmes Chapel
· Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Road, Holmes Chapel
· Cranage Hall, Cranage
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government and the closest to the community they serve. They are elected bodies with statutory and discretionary powers and rights to represent their communities and provide services for them. The number of councillors is fixed by the local Borough or Unitary Council; in Holmes Chapel the Parish Council has 12 members who are elected by the community every 4 years.
The role of councillor involves attending meetings on about two Thursday evenings each month but those with time can get much more involved in the activities and promote what they believe would benefit the village. Each year they set a budget and raise funds (known as the precept) which are used to pay for the two Council staff, the office in Church Walk and to fund the activities which the council decides to carry out. The members are not paid and normally do not claim expenses.
The Parish Council is not ‘party political’ and people join the council to use their skills and knowledge to try and help improve our village. The current precept raised for the approximately 6000 residents is £209,000. So what is it spent on? The details can be found on the Parish Council web site www.holmeschapelparishcouncil.gov.uk but below are some of the achievements from the last few years, sometimes supported by other groups in the village and by further grants:
· Re-paving the original tarmac footpaths in the village centre with stone pavements
· Developing an area of land owned by CEC into the Dane Meadow – our own country park
· Upgrading the Middlewich Road and Elm Drive Play Areas
· Purchasing the Holmes Chapel Community Centre site, upgrading the facilities and working with Everybody Sport & Recreation who now run the successful leisure club
· Working with the community to produce our own Neighbourhood Plan
· Improving the footpath along the River Croco
The Council works with other voluntary groups such as the Village Volunteers, the Holmes Chapel Partnership and Holmes Chapel U3A, and also builds relationships with Cheshire East Council to provide local knowledge about issues such as highways for which they are responsible.
Much work has been done recently reviewing the large number of planning applications relating to new housing in the area. The Parish Council is consulted about such matters but it is Cheshire East Council which makes the decisions and even they are over-ruled sometimes. Our efforts are to look at the detail using our local knowledge. We were able to ensure the planned T junction at the south end of Manor Lane was changed to a roundabout. We work hard to ensure any funds from developers (known as S106 money) are used to support local infrastructure and we are developing a vision of how we would like to see Holmes Chapel develop over the next 20 to 30 years.
If you have an interest in the village and have the time to spare why not talk to the Clerk to the Council or one of the councillors. You do not even need to wait to be elected as you can be co-opted on to a committee at any time.
Contact: Clerk (Sue Davies) email@example.com
Office Phone 01477 533934
Holmes Chapel Library provides more than just books; with a library membership card you can have free internet access, hire DVDs and CDs and read daily newspapers. We hold a weekly term-time Rhyme Time for under 5s – every Thursday 11.00 – 11.30am. No need to book, just turn up.
We also hold computer lessons for beginners – please enquire for our latest availability.
The library hosts many local groups in our community room – these include baby activity groups, Weightwatchers and Holmes Chapel Camera Club. The meeting room is available for hire – please ask the library for details.
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 7.00pm
Saturday 9.30am – 1.00pm
Contact: 01477 689550 firstname.lastname@example.org
Holmes Chapel Community Centre is owned by Holmes Chapel Parish Council and operationally managed on a day-to-day basis by Everybody Sport & Recreation. The Community Centre offers a range of fantastic brand new facilities for the community such as:
You can find us: Holmes Chapel Community Centre, Station Road, Holmes Chapel, CW4 8AA