This is the web site of Little Stanney and District Parish Council. Its main purpose is keeping the local community informed about what the Parish Council is doing on its behalf and matters of local interest. We would also encourage you to be an active part of this web site, either via the Forum or by using the “Contact Us” link. Contributions for possible inclusion, such as articles, photographs, etc are welcome. Local businesses wishing to advertise should contact the Clerk.
Little Stanney and District is a combined parish in Cheshire in the borough of Cheshire West and Chester. As of May 2019 it is part of the Gowy Rural ward of CWaC. Currently, it lies within the parliamentary constituency of Ellesmere Port and Neston. The Parish Council covers four separate parishes:
- Little Stanney (includes Backford Cross)
Some internet references, e.g. Wikipedia, state that Stoak and Little Stanney are suburbs of Ellesmere Port. This is not the case, nor has it ever been. These two parishes lie in the green belt between Chester and Ellesmere Port and were latterly part of the City of Chester, and formerly Chester Rural District.
N.B. To dispel a few myths, Parish Councils have nothing to do with the church. They form the lowest tier of local government for areas defined by ancient parish boundaries.