Huge congratulations to Bob Day who last month won the Frodsham and District Billiard League, receiving The Catherall Cup for Individual Merit. An award that he first won 66 years ago in the 1951-1952 league, aged 22 years.

The Catherall Cup was first presented in 1939 by AJ Catherall Esq. and Bob was also the proud recipient in the 1966-67 league and also in the 1967-68 league. It is a massive acheivement to win it once again, especially at 88 years; infact he is the oldest person to have ever won the cup - well done Bob!

Bob started playing billiards at the age of 14 and currently plays for the team at Manley Village Hall. He is now the proud Captain of the team and still plays with the same cue that he has had for 70 years, after aquiring it for the pricely donation of £2!

Steve Nash was a truly inspirational man to everyone who met him. He was an intrepid adventurer, an experienced paraglider pilot and a world-class athlete. Above all else though, Steve was a humble, kind and compassionate man who would offer help wherever and whenever he could. Steve was best known for his love of life, making the most out of every single minute. His genuine and infectious positive attitude would encourage people to strive for, and achieve just a little more than they thought they ever could. Steve’s wonderful smile would light up any room.

In August 2016 Steve returned to Mongolia to paraglide and hike/run 400km across the Khangai Nuruu mountain range, where he’d been 10 years earlier with his friend. On 31st August while Steve was on route to his next destination point he was targeted and murdered by a local man for his money and passport.

Hi. My name is Tom Lowe, I live in Helsby and am in year 10 at Helsby High School. I have been a Fire Cadet with Cheshire Fire & Rescue for the past three years.

In October 2020 I will travel to Nepal for 16 days to help complete the build on an earthquake proof school in a remote village.

I will be fundraising throughout 2019/20.

A Frodsham-based home care company has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Home Instead Senior Care received the award following a detailed inspection by the care industry’s regulatory body.

Home Instead provides care and companionship to older people in their own homes, allowing residents of Frodsham, Runcorn and Widnes to live independently for longer. In the CQC report, a client’s family member is quoted as saying, “It’s the excellent support that my father receives that enables him to continue to live in his own home.”

Helsby resident, Amelia Standing, has been selected to row at this year’s Boat Race in the stroke seat for Oxford.

Amelia has lived in Helsby since she was little and had many fun days at Alvanley pre-school, before going to Queens/Kings schools in Chester. You may have met here as a young leader in the Scouts or as part of the Scouts’ activities in the village, such as HoHo Helsby, Jamboree fund raising or even delivering Helsby to Hand!

Amelia rowed for Great Britain at the Junior Euroupean competition in 2017 winning 2 golds and a silver. She is in her first year at Oxford studying for a Masters in Engineering Science and is the youngest of the two womens crews!

The boat race is on Sunday 7th April and the women start at 14h13. Wish her luck!

On the 27th March, 2019 Frodsham’s Townswomen’s Guild will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary.

The Guild was formed under the Chairmanship of Mrs Elsie Greening on March 27th 1944 after a meeting at the Bourne Methodist School in Main Street Frodsham.

Over the years, many charities have benefited from the money we have raised at our Guild concerts and the choir is still entertaining local groups and churches.

Members will enjoy a celebratory cake at their AGM meeting on the 19th March, followed by afternoon tea at the Old Hall Frodsham on the 27th March.

Visitors are always welcome at our Guild meetings. These take place on the third Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Frodsham Community Centre and include presentations from a wide variety of speakers.

For further information contact Linda Thomas (Guild Secretary) on 01928 733061

The Powered Wheelchair Appeal from Helsby Golf Club recently held another fantastic fundraising Chinese Banquet evening at the Fortune Palace in Delamere Forest. Around 100 club members, friends and supporters attended and saw the 382nd chair presented by the registered charity to 12 year old Emily Jayne Coulthard from Morecambe.

Emily received a wheelchair from the Appeal 6 and a half years ago and since then has loved using the chair but has now outgrown it. She attends Our Ladies Catholic College in Lancaster and when not at school, she enjoys Wheelchair Basketball and swimming and her sporting hero is Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds. Emily was accompanied on the night by her parents John and Janet and brother James and is looking forward to the further independence her new chair will bring.

Eleanor Johnson, Ward Councillor, held an awards evening at the Boshaw Centre, Dunham Hill on Friday, 14th December.

Alvanley Parish Council nominated villagers who have served our community for over forty years and still do so - Mrs. S. McCue (Church), Chris Fletcher (Cricket Club), Bob Hughes (Alv. Parish Council and Alv. Village Hall) and the Noden family for all their devoted efforts to our village life.

Manley Parish Council nominated Mrs. Irene Moore (Church) and Anthony and Catherine Lewis for their efforts to organizations in Manley.

It was a delightful event that was enjoyed by all.

A diverse range of community projects have been awarded just over £66,000 in the fourth round of awards since the Marshes Community Benefit Fund was established.

The Marshes Community Benefit Fund (MCBF) Panel reveals the projects which have been awarded funding from the annual £120,000 community payments made by Frodsham Windfarm Limited.

The application process attracted a lot of interest with twelve applications, totalling just over £238,315 competing for a total of £67,000 of funding available in this round.

The independent Panel of local residents agreed to award £66,919 to five projects which, in the views of the Panel majority, best met the requirements and objectives of the Community Benefit Fund. The successful applicants are:

  • Frodsham Junior Football Club £40,000 towards a 3G pitch at Helsby High School.
  • Helsby Hillside School £7,123 for a running track
  • Helsby Parish Council £2,000 for two defibrillators
  • Frodsham Castle Park Arts Centre £15,000 for a new elevator
  • Frodsham Film Society £2,796 for a new projector lamp

For details of the Fund and information on the application process you can visit the website www.marshescbf.uk applications for the next round of funds will re-open on 1st December 2018 and close on 28th February 2019

A Defibrillator is now available at

The White Lion Pub in Alvanley

Accessible 24 hrs

If needed, please take a phone with you to collect the defibrillator & ring emergency services for the access code.

Defibrillators are stored at Helsby Health Centre, Helsby Community Sports Club, Helsby High School, Tesco’s and Loxley Hall Nursing Home.

Residents are strongly advised to call 999 immediately if they suspect someone is in Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Defibrillators are designed for treating life-threatening heart beat irregularities if you can access a unit before the emergency services arrive.

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