2019 Elections Notice
The following notice has been issued by CWaC for anyone interested in standing in any of the forthcoming local elections.
2019 Elections Poster

Rake Lane speed Limit
CWaC Highways has issued the required public notice for the implementation of a 40mph speed limit on part of Rake Lane in Little Stanney. Contact details for comments, objections, etc are on the document and should be made in writing, closing date is 6th July 2018.
N.B. E-mails should be used only as back-up to written correspondence.
*** Update ***
As of 15th January 2019, the 40mph speed limit has been activated – signage is now in place.
PO331 – Public_Notice_ Rake Lane 40 mph Speed Limit
PO331 – Proposed 40mph Speed Limit Plan – Rake Lane Little Stanney
Councillor Stephen Smith’s letter objecting to the proposal
Notice of Rake Lane 40 mph Speed Limit implementation

Community Governance Review (Updated 19th August 2018)
CWaC is currently reviewing Parish Council boundaries. Part of this exercise is the possible extension of the area covered by Little Stanney and District Parish Council. A public meeting to discuss the outline proposals was held at Little Stanney Village Hall. The document advertising that meeting can be viewed here: Community Governance Review original communication.
An e-mail from CWaC to the affected Parishes outlining the next phase of the process can be viewed here: Governance – second phase

Contact form problem
There has been a minor problem with correspondence to us via the Contact Us tab, which has been hanging once the message has been sent. This problem has now been resolved. Once submitted, the user will be redirected to the Home page.

Wervin Speed Limit
As of 4th September 2017, there is now a 30mph speed limit through Wervin. See under Traffic for more details.

Fraud Alerts
1. There is a current scam involving the “sale” of flat-screen televisions. The following link to Action Fraud Alert (City of London Police) explains the scam and also how to avoid being a victim of bogus websites:
Action Fraud Alert
2. Bogus Police calls. Fraudsters purporting to be from the Police concerning fraudulent use of victim’s bank card. Please read the attached document carefully as it gives useful advice on scam phone calls in general: Fraud letter re bogus police calls
In addition to the advice on terminating phone calls, if you’re asked to call back, by calling your bank or other institution’s phone number, don’t! Instead, either use another phone line or call a friend. If the fraudster has not terminated the call, that call is still active and you will still be speaking to the fraudster or an accomplice rather than someone you know. Then hang up. Reputable institutions do not call you about such matters.

First World War Centenary
Details on how St Lawrence Church will be marking this can be found on its page (under Local Community).

Important road repair/closure notices
When CWaC issues a bulletin concerning road repairs and closures, it will be published under the Notices tab.

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 administrator.

Little Stanney and District is a combined parish in Cheshire in the borough of Cheshire West and Chester. It is part of the Elton 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)
  • Stoak
  • Wervin
  • Croughton

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.