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
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.
MESSAGE FROM LITTLE LEIGH PARISH COUNCIL
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.
village hall will close with immediate effect and any bookings will be
planned VE day celebrations and Photowalk will also be cancelled.
will halt further action on the canal improvement scheme.
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.
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.
details can be found in the CWAC press release below.
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.
can also email: email@example.com.
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 ï¿½shieldï¿½ 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
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.