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A casual vacancy has arisen for a parish councillor on Little Leigh Parish Council. We welcome anyone who would like to volunteer their time to contribute to the social, environmental and economic well being of Little Leigh. The Parish Council needs a range of skills to work as a team in order to make decisions which maintain all aspects of the parish’s environment and for the benefit of all parishioners. Anyone who can bring enthusiasm and a positive attitude will be welcomed.


Being a councillor does not involve a huge commitment of time, meetings are held in the village hall every two months. The Parish council acts as a conduit for matters of local government that affect our village, the setting of the Parish element of the Council Tax precept, how that money is spent and to lobby for local issues (eg foot paths, speed limits, facilities and services). Councillors are informed of local issues, including planning applications and can make input to the process based on our Village Design Statement.


Please see littleleigh.org/parishcouncil for more details. If you are interested please apply in writing to the Clerk (details below) with a brief summary of any particular skills or experience you think are relevant. The closing date for applications is 31st December 2021.


Ann Brazier

Clerk Little Leigh Parish Council


Woodlands, Hole House Lane, Little Leigh CW8 4RY



Active Travel Assessment

As a council we are engaged in try to improve the non car travel infrastruture of the village to allow safe travel through the village and to the surroundings. The attached document details our assessment of the requirement.

Little Leigh Active Travel Assessment




 Easter 2021 Tree in front of the Village Hall


Autumn 2020 Councillor awrded Gong


Jenny Jones has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services over 40 years to the community in Little Leigh Cheshire.  She has been described as the ‘heartbeat’ and’ lynchpin’ of Little Leigh and as ‘the glue that holds the social fabric together’.

She ran the Youth Club which became the source of social, creative and individually focussed fun. Young people who went on to become volunteers developed skills such as time and money management, creative problem solving and the confidence to manage groups of people.

Jenny also set up craft workshops for all ages, drop- in groups for people who would not otherwise meet each other, film nights and coffee mornings. She organises the Friendly Club which provides food, fun and laughter and a change of scene for those who are not mobile together with trips out.

She has been a parish councillor for 13 years and has helped organise numerous village shows and events.

With typical modesty Jenny says that the accolade is for all who have been involved.





Following government advice the Parish Council and Village Hall Management Committee have decided to cancel all gatherings and meetings of groups within the community. The Chief Medical Officer has advised social distancing and where necessary self isolation is vital to prevent the spread of the virus.  

The village hall will close with immediate effect and any bookings will be cancelled.

The planned VE day celebrations and Photowalk will also be cancelled.

We will halt further action on the canal improvement scheme.

We are a strong community and I am sure many of you will wish to pledge to volunteer to help elderly and vulnerable villagers while keeping yourselves safe. This could be by collecting their shopping, sending their mail or simply a short phonecall with them. You can do so by registering your support at the link in the press release below.

This will ensure there is a co- ordinated response and avoid duplication. Micro volunteering can make a big impact; simply spreading the word about services or activities available in local communities can make all the difference.

More details can be found in the CWAC press release below.


It contains information on the precautions to keep yourself safe.

Additional Information for Vulnerable People

The government is now advising people with the most serious underlying conditions to remain in strict isolation, to protect themselves and the NHS. Councils across the country have now established local hubs, to support people to access food, medical supplies and social support. This has been achieved by co-ordinating work between front-line council and NHS staff, partner agencies, local and national businesses and volunteers. Over 1500 people have responded to Cheshire West and Chester call for a community response, to help ensure that physical distancing doesn't need to mean social isolation.

People in the most vulnerable groups, based on their medical condition, are being contacted by the government, and referred onto help from their local council if they can't meet their needs with the help of friends and families. The first packages of support have now been received.

A wider group of local people may also need support to protect themselves from the virus. Cheshire West and Chester Council have therefore launched a dedicated helpline 0300 123 7031 which will run 7 days a week from 8am to 7pm. The helpline will provide advice and support, and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicines and social contact. 

You can also email: enquiries@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

Louise Gittins, Leader of the Council said, Whilst we understand that everyone now faces an enormous challenge from the unprecedented limitations put on our daily life by the Coronavirus outbreak, we need to focus our resources on supporting those members of our community who are vulnerable to serious medical complications as a result of infection from COVID-19. We've had an inspiring reaction from individuals and businesses who want to help at this time of crisis. Our co-ordinated community response has already begun to �shield� those of our residents who are most at risk, and we stand in solidarity and support for our most vulnerable residents at this challenging time.

The Council has set up a Community Fund of £250,000 to help local causes as west Cheshire aims to fight COVID-19 together. This Community Fund will help new community initiatives when they are setting up, as well as those more established groups that will continue to provide valuable services during the fight against COVID-19.

More local information on Coping at home with Corona virus can be found on the
Live Well Cheshire West website.

The latest government advice on staying at home can be found on the
GOV.UK website.



This is the official Website of Little Leigh Parish Council designed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information about the Parish Council and Village in general to all residents of and visitors to the village.

Little Leigh Parish is a diverse rural community of 6.4 square kilometres with a population of approximately 550 occupying some 250 dwellings within the North Cheshire green belt. It is located to the north of the River Weaver, four miles from Northwich and is bisected by the A533 Runcorn Road. It is bounded by the A49 Warrington Road to the west, extending eastwards almost to Barnton and the parish of Whitley to the north.

Little Leigh has a village centre south of Runcorn Road which includes St Michael and All Angels Church, the Village Hall, the Primary School and a housing estate. The parish comprises a substantial area of farmland and incorporates scattered farms and cottages with several clusters of ribbon development with a variety of different styles and materials.

It has a number of farms, livery yards, pubs and small businesses distributed about the parish.