Parish Council


Parish Council Contact Details
Parish Council Clerk Susan Stockton
Email for correspondence with Parish Council
Telephone number
Postal address

75 Hilbre Bank,


The Parish Council meets every last Tuesday in the month at 7.15pm currently in Calveley Chapel.
There is usually no meeting in August and December. Additional Meetings are called from time to time for urgent matters to be discussed.
Members of the public are able to attend but cannot speak in the meeting. However the first 15 minutes is an Open Forum where the public can speak up to three minutes per person if they have notified the Clerk in advance of the subject matter.
The notice of a meeting, including the agenda, is also posted on the wooden Parish Council Notice Board at the bottom of Hilbre Bank a minimum of three working days before the meeting.

The Agenda usually includes such matters as:-

  • Improving The Environment – Including playing fields and public rights of way
  • Resident Safety and Security – including Highways, Health and Policing
  • Parish Planning Matters
  • The Future (including Village Plan)
  • Special Issues
  • Parish Council Finance
  • Correspondence received and reports on meetings attended.
NOTE - Draft minutes only are posted on this website and are subject to change.

Parish Council Members

Cllr. Ruth Wilson (Vice Chairperson)
Cllr. Simon Crank
Cllr. Jeff Crook
Cllr. Steve Sparks (Chairperson)
Cllr. Liz McElroy
Cllr. Alan McLennan
Cllr. Peter Howson
Cllr. Mike Caputo

- Cllr Chris Green (Ward Councillor) representing Cheshire East Council

Transparency Code purpose

This Code is issued to meet the Government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability. Transparency gives local people the tools and information they need to hold local public bodies to account.

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 sets out a new audit framework for local public authorities which are currently covered by the Audit Commission regime. Under the new audit framework smaller authorities, including parish councils, internal drainage boards, charter trustees and port health authorities, with an annual turnover not exceeding £25,000 will be exempt from routine external audit. In place of routine audit, these smaller authorities will be subject to the new transparency requirements laid out in this Code. This will enable local electors and ratepayers to access relevant information about the authorities’ accounts and governance.

After months of hard work and dedication, we were excited to officially announce the launch of our first website to meet the needs of this act. We did also build a Website that catered for foreseen needs.

Our Website -

Our website offers a user-friendly, easy to navigate fresh new website for the village of Alpraham, our aim is to provide an easy way for locals and visitors to the village to find out all the information they may need, whether it’s what’s on and where to visit as well as local news and useful information such as schools, hospitals and local businesses. Also, this will be the key place to keep up to date on all the exciting changes to the village amenities that will be happening in the future, so come back regularly for updates.

Content and Structure Policy

The current website content is structured under five main headings as follows:-

Home, Amenities, News/Events, Contacts/Business and Parish Council.

The basic principle is that emails are sent to those registered on the email list to notify them / prompt them about new content as it is posted on the Website enabling those residents and Friends to be quickly updated on what may be relevant material

Website Usage Policy

We aim to regularly update the content with news, events and other special announcements as they happen. The updating process will be managed from a focal point within the Parish Council.

We thus not only cover Parish Council agenda, minutes etc but also such items as road closures, problem areas etc and social and other events as they develop over time.

From time to time we will use the system to gather resident views on specific issues to assist in decision making.

Information Privacy Policy

Like you, we value our personal privacy and don’t want to be bombarded with spam and junk mail. We operate a strict privacy policy which enables our “customers” to opt-in to receiving information from us.

General Data Protection Regulation

We are now able to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We would like to give special thanks to Tec Tamers our Web designers and our Alpraham team for coming together to create a wonderful website that we hope will help to strengthen and grow the already strong sense of community in Alpraham and the surrounding area.

We hope you continue to enjoy our website! If you have any questions, suggestions, feedback or comments, please contact us.

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