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March 2011 Issue 34

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Inside this month: Hoole Rangers, Fashion Show, Backyard, Lifestyle column, health
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NOW that winter is beginning


to ebb away, maybe it’s a good
time to take up an outdoor hobby
or sport. This month we’ve got
a feature on Hoole Lawn Tennis 18
Club, so if you’ve ever fancied
yourself as the new Roger Federer
then have a look at our article.
There’s also a crimefile, an update
from the Millennium Greenway
volunteers, columns from Andy
Glover, Marie Claire Carlyle and
Andy Medcraft as well as lots more
local news. 23 24

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Flats plan refused
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Hoole, have been refused by Cheshire West and Chester councillors. The scheme was
deemed to be detrimental to residents of nearby Gosforth Place.

US-style selection for Tories


Almost 50 Hoole residents chose their Conservative Candidates at a public meeting.
It was the first time a US-style ‘Open Primary’ has been used for local elections in
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There were four candidates chasing two places for May’s election and the public chose
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Dance in vogue
Hoole All Saints Church is the venue for an
evening where vintage-style fashion meets
contemporary dance.
Local company Frocks & Pearls have
organised the unique fashion show featuring
vintage style clothes along side cutting edge
contemporary dance company ‘CO3 Dance’
(Adult Performance Group).
There will be a range of affordable vintage
style clothes from the show will be on sale.
Browse and buy from a number of select
stalls selling items including handmade
designer scarfs, jewellery by LB Design and
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There will also be mini treatments given by
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The event takes place on Friday11th March,
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DIVORCE
Local solicitors Oliver & Co deal with all aspects of family law.
Below are some of the most common questions relating to divorce but if you have any other
questions about family law issues feel free to telephone or arrange a meeting with
Alison Wright, Helen Varty or Corinna Phillips

1. How long will it take to obtain a divorce?


From issuing your petition for divorce to obtaining the Decree Absolute which dissolves your
marriage can take approximately 4 to 6 months but this is dependent on your partner not
defending the petition and replying to your petition within the given time table. If your partner
fails to cooperate we will take steps to prove service of the petition upon your partner to ensure
your divorce can proceed.

2. How much will it cost me?


We will fix the cost of your divorce so that you know exactly how much it will cost you. You may
have the option of seeking costs from your partner.

3. How do I resolve who stays in the house and how much income, capital and
pension I will receive?
You and your partner are required to provide full and frank disclosure of your income, capital
assets and pension provision. With this information, we can advise you what you are likely
to achieve by way of settlement. We will prepare the necessary Court documents to record
any agreement reached to ensure the agreement is legally binding and enforceable. To help
negotiations you can attend mediation or enter the collaborative process. Our aim is to keep
matters as amicable as possible for you and to avoid Court proceedings. If however you can not
agree or your partner will not provide the information required, you can issue Court proceedings
to resolve this matter.

4. What happens if we can’t agree arrangements for


our children?
If possible it is better to agree between you where the
children live and how much contact the other parent has
with the children, if you cannot agree then you could both
attend mediation to facilitate discussions and assist you
in agreeing the arrangements. If that is not successful
then either one of you could make an application
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to decide where the child will live or to deal
with a specific issue, for example where the
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also need to be paid to the parent who has the
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Crimefile
Latest crimes reported in the Hoole area
• Lime Grove - Thieves stole a sat nav from an unlocked car. Two local males have been
charged with this offence
• Tomkinson Street - Vandals broke off a car wing mirror over weekend period.
• Devon Road - Thieves broke into a car but left empty handed
• Brook Lane - A local man received a street warning from local officers after being found in
possession of cannabis.
• Thirlmere Road - Thieves broke into a shed and stole a mountain bike.

All Saints Church will enable the current team from Senior
Funerals: Louisa Symes (87), of Kings Residents to step down from that role and
Court Nursing Home; Irene Edmunds (90), enjoy talking with their friends at tea-time.
of West Street, Hoole. Please speak with the Rev John Kirkland if
Thanksgiving: Sophie Louise Lewis-Jones you are interested/can help.

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serve and wash up the tea for Senior service on
Residents each week. We need several Sunday 8th May
volunteers on a rota basis to make and at St Michael’s
serve a cup of tea for the group at about Plas Newton at
3.30pm on Thursday afternoons. This 6.30pm.

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Why doesn’t the fattest man in the world become a goalkeeper?


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moment
Lifestyle column with Hoole’s transformational
coach and money magnet Marite-Claire Carlyle

One of my favourites quotes is “If you greasy hair was a pretty flirty young girl looking
always do what you’ve always done, you’ll to have some fun in life!
always get what you ve always gotten” Once Melody made the commitment to change
(A Robbins). It’s so true and yet doing her life , all she needed to do was take each step
something different can be so difficult. at a time. She started a diet. She got herself a
We are human and part of being human small part time job and she moved home to
is to take the path of least resistance . a cleaner smarter shared home. She learnt to
Watching a TV programme about other say what she wanted and what she didnt want.
people losing weight can feel so much She learnt to go out and party without drinking
more comforting than braving the cold alcohol. She learnt to enjoy a family Sunday
winter evening to go get hot and sweaty at lunch eating only the healthy food that she had
the gym yourself. requested. And bit by bit the weight dropped
Now is a time when we come face to face with off and her self esteem grew. She found herself
how our lives are progressing year on year. We a better job and started her own business. She
glimpse where we are at and when we dont like started to buy pretty clothes in smaller sizes and
what we see , we declare a couple of New Year then she attracted a gorgeous loving boyfriend.
resolutions to make ourselves feel better...and She went from a size 20 to a size 10. She went
then we settle back into our comfortable habits. from having no money to earning over £1000
One of my clients Melody started last year as a day in her own business. Melody turned her
a size 20. She was not only overweight but in life around in less than a year. Why did she wait
serious debt , living in a cluttered shared home years to make that change? Maybe she wasnt
and she had no job and no money. She had been ready before then? Maybe she was too scared to
living this way for years before she really took be slim pretty and happy? Maybe things had to
a good hard look at herself and her life. She get really bad before she was prepared to jump
realised that she had to do more than make a out of her comfort zone and change her habits.
New Years resolution. She had to change her Take a look at your life . If something is not
habits, her lifestyle and even the way she was working , now is the time to get real and make
thinking. a commitment to the you that deserves better.
The trouble is that its difficult to think You can be do or have whatever you wish. It
differently all by yourself. Thats why its just takes a decision, a commitment and a
important to get some support , a personal willingness to let go of the “old you”. Every
trainer, a nutritionist or a life coach. You need day that passes where you ignore your true
someone who s going to show you a new way wishes has an impact on your self esteem and
of thinking and being; someone who s going to confidence. Whether you really want to give up
keep you on track when the going gets tough and smoking, lose weight, change your job or earn
someone who will see you always as the person more money, now is the time to do it. If Melody
you aspire to be rather than the person you are can do it , so can you. Have your best year ever !
right now . Inside Melody’s huge frame and

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Spotlight on Hoole

Club serves up fun for


Founded in 1896, Hoole LTC is a intermediate group coaching, private
successful and friendly tennis club for tuition, and cardio-tennis sessions
all the family. The club is conveniently are planned to start this summer. A
located close to the centre of Hoole and comprehensive mini-tennis (ages
boasts five all-weather courts, two with 4-10) and junior (ages 11-18) coaching
floodlights, in pleasant surroundings. programme is delivered at the club with
Clubhouse facilities include changing sessions running term-time weekday
rooms with showers and toilets, table evenings and weekends, and fun days or
tennis, and a bar. The club also has holiday camps taking place during school
priority use of three recently updated all- breaks.
weather courts at Alexandra Park just five Hoole LTC provides competition for
minutes walk away. all levels and ages throughout the year
Hoole LTC has been awarded the promoting fair play and fun competition.
prestigious LTA Clubmark Accreditation Senior and junior teams compete in local
after meeting high standards across all of and inter-club leagues and mini-tennis
the club’s facilities and activities. teams regularly take part in competitive
LTA qualified professional coaches events. Social tournaments, American
offer group and individual coaching to doubles afternoons, mini-tennis county
all ages and abilities, all year-round. events, junior tournaments, a singles
Adult coaching available includes ‘rusty match-play ladder and the highly
racket’ sessions, ladies’ morning groups, regarded Hoole Open tournament are

What was Captain Hook’s name before he got the hook?


Hoole Roundabout March 2011 19
ole Lawn Tennis Club

or all ages and abilities


examples of the plethora of competitive Boys Doubles, while Katie, Saleem and
opportunities available. The club’s teams Jamal Rizvi all reached the quarter-finals
and individuals have been successful of their singles events.
over the years with former and current The club offers a range of competitively
county and national players being active priced membership packages to suit all
members. needs with British Tennis Membership
Recent successes include the U14 and and Wimbledon ticket ballot entry free
U16 teams winning the Chester Junior to all playing members. Adult members
Tennis League, the U12 Girls and U18 enjoy open social club nights on Monday
Boys finishing top of their groups in the and Thursday evenings and mini-tennis/
LTA Aegon team tennis competition and junior club nights run from April to
the U14s and U18s winning and finishing September on Mondays and Fridays.
runners-up respectively in Division 2 of Hoole LTC’s thriving membership,
the Wirral League, both teams securing coaches and assistants are passionate
promotion to Division 1. At the last about tennis as an inclusive Sport for Life
Cheshire Junior County Championships and are always looking to welcome new
six of Hoole LTC’s junior members members so if you would like to find out
competed across eleven events: Katie more, please visit the club or
Merrick won the U12 Girls Doubles and www.hooleltc.co.uk
Saleem Rizvi was runner-up in the U12

What would be the speed of lightning if it didn’t zig zag?


HOOLE RANGERS FC
Youthful additions bring added
strength to Rangers’ squad
Following a long layoff due to the bad weather at the end of last year the season kicked
off again in January. The first two Hoole Rangers FC 1st team fixtures played in January were
representative of the season so far, with a fantastic 5-1 win in the Challenge cup against West
Cheshire side Upton AA Reserves, followed by the worst display of the season, losing on penalties
after extra time against Chester and District Division 2 side Uberlube in the Senior cup. In the
other games played to-date we suffered a 1-0 defeat by current league leaders Kelsall, the goal
coming in the last five minutes of a closely contested game, and a 9-3 victory over Crossways.
After the signing of nine new players over the Christmas period, Hoole Rangers FC reserves
used their January fixtures as trials, looking at how the new players can gel with the existing
squad. Despite losing three games, there were some really good signs that the new young players
will significantly improve the quality of the team, and hopefully resolve the Saturday morning
frenzy of phone calls trying to get 11 players on the field.
The number of players turning up for training on Tuesdays from 6-8pm on New Scene all weather
area is growing week by week, with more than 20 now the norm. We are therefore looking for
sponsors, or internal fundraising events to allow the purchase of additional floodlights so we can
utilise the full area.
In conjunction with Chester and District Football League committee and Councillor Reggie
Jones, we held a meeting with CheshireWest and Chester Council to see how to improve the
pitches generally in Chester, with my focus specifically on our home pitch at Limewood fields,
which suffers badly with drainage problems. One of the options we are exploring is whether Hoole
Rangers can lease the Limewood fields pitch which would allow us to take more control of the
playing area, and possible look for funding to improve / extend the current drainage system.
Any new players can contact us as follows
Glyn Roberts on Mob : 07515 805966
Email Glyn@HooleRangersFC.com / W www. HooleRangersFC.com

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Florists can serve coffee and cakes


RETROSPECTIVE planning permission has been granted for the sale of coffee, tea and
cakes at Snapdragon Florists, in Faulkner Street. The three tables and dining area were
mainly used for bridal and funeral consultations, according to a council report.

Which disease was it that cured ham used to have?


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I had already decided that this year I was keeping the New Year celebrations low key.
What I didn’t bargained for was the flu and spending the night on the sofa wrapped in a
duvet watching Jules Holland on TV while the neighbours threw a party that spilled out
into the street as well as their backyard. I sat listening to them laugh and clink glasses to
various toasts and wondered what I would have been doing if I hadn’t been taken ill.
At midnight I was aware that the music had subsided and when I looked out of the window
the sky was full of lanterns. With my duvet wrapped tightly around my shoulders I stood in the
backyard and watched the glow of peoples wishes lift off into the sky. The romantic in me warmed
at the thought of the amount of dreams the people of Hoole had let loose and now only the moon
seemed able to catch a glimpse of.
Last year I had written myself a letter and sealed it up, tucking it into the box of decorations
as they were stored away for another year. I had pulled it out a few weeks ago when we had
decorated the tree and had tucked it behind the clock on the mantelpiece. As the last of the
lanterns faded into the night sky, I came back into the warmth and opened my letter. It was filled
with the same stuff I wrote every year about health and happiness, the usual stuff you’d say
to people at New Year and it also mentioned my resolutions. Typically, I had written down my
list of good intentions, sealed them up and had instantly forgotten about them the moment the
decorations were down.
So this year I decided I was going to be more rigorous. I was going to make resolutions that I
could keep and be proud of myself for keeping. I decided five was more than enough and easily
manageable and so set about writing them down and sealing them into the new letter ready to be
read next year. I opted to walk more and leave the car at home. I vowed to keep an eye on my
portion sizes and stay away from takeaway foods. I intended to stay in touch with people more, to
throw open the lines of communication and write, email or call my friends and family a little more
often. I wrote that I was going to keep on top of the washing up and do my bit around the house
and lastly I decided that this was the year I needed to finally get shot of the belly and look good in
the photos for the wedding this coming December.
Pleased with my resolutions, I decided not to mention them to anybody else. Like blowing out the
candles on a birthday cake, I thought that mentioning them would somehow jinx them. As the tree
was folded away and stored under the stairs, so too were my resolutions.
Heading into Faulkner Street the following day, I met the neighbour who had thrown the party. He
was looking a little worse for wear but was in a tracksuit and was jogging back from the Co-op.
“Wow!” I said. “You’ve started the new year as you mean to go on.”
He flashed me a smile and then vomited onto his trainers. Maybe a build up to the resolutions
was a better idea. So with that in mind I continued to purchase some bread (healthy multi-seeded
stuff) and milk (so skimmed it was nearly transparent) and then filled the rest of my basket with
the cut price left over Christmas stodge and set about eating my way through the reminder of the
weekend. Well, if I am going to start walking everywhere and healthy eating, I am going to need
to build up my strength. Pass me that Pain Au Chocolate and a packet of Cheese and Onion. Oh
and that caramel slice from the deli that’s in the fridge but you better make that cola a diet cola,
I’ve got resolutions to uphold!

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Gardening by Janet Heath

This is the time of year foliage from perennials. Rose Look out for the first flowers
when plants get going bushes should be pruned of spring with the daffodils
as do the weeds! Time in March so cut out spindly and crocuses, flowering
to go over the whole growth and prune back current Ribes sanguineum,
garden digging out those main stems quite hard to an and forsythia. The winter
unwanted weeds and outward facing bud. Then jasmine, Jasminum
plants such as forget me give the roses a feed of rose nudiflorum can be trained as
not or poppies which fertiliser and mulch around a wall shrub if kept clipped
appear to have seeded the roots with a layer of well and will have lovely yellow
themselves everywhere. rotted manure or compost. flowers in mild weather
throughout winter. If you
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foliage whilst others will
plants each year would help an inch long. Dig a trench 9
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in size with blue grey/green
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foliage and yellowy green
moisture and improve the base of the trench. Plant our
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perennials such as Primula
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an appearance with their
potatoes can be grown in
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large pots or plastic bags.
shrubs and take out the dead edged with yellow.

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Age Concern (Cheshire). . . . . . . . 01606 881 668 Schools
Bus & Coach (Cheshire Bus Info). 01244 602 666 St Werburgh’s and St Columba’s RC Primary
Chester Fire Station. . . . . . . . . . . 01244 342 145 School, Lightfoot Street, Hoole
Chester Zoo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 380 280 Tel:325528.
Cheshire West and Chester Council 0300 123 8 123 www.stwerburghandcolumbas.school.cheshire.org.uk
Cheshire Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01244 350 000
Countess of Chester Hospital . . 01244 365 000 Hoole Church of England Primary and
John Lennon Airport (Liverpool). 0870 129 8484 Nursery School, Hoole Lane, Hoole.
Manchester Airport. . . . . . . . . . . . 0871 2710711 Tel 323890
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New Scene Live Youth Centre


REGULAR events at the New Scene Live Youth New Scene building,Newton Lane, Chester
Live! (a small charity) established in 1993, enables children, young people and young adults of all
abilities to become active and valued citizens. The Live! organisation offers opportunities for these
children and young people to interact with their peers, have fun and feel valued. Activities seek to
address individual specific needs and provide opportunities for personal development in positive
life and social skills.
Rooms can be hired during the daytime email : Karen@livecheshire.org.uk
Stop for a refreshing drink during you walk or cycle ride - At the moment the café is open on
Mondays from 11 till 2 (ish) and then again on Thursday mornings from 10.30 till about 12.30. If
there was a call for it though, it could open at other times Monday to Friday.
The evenings are busy with the following activities -
Monday and Tuesday – Dance Intension, 5 till 9 on Monday and 4 till 6.30 on Tuesday. Dance
includes Ballet, Tap and Streetdance. Age varies (approx 7 to 18 years) For further info please ring
Rachel on 07969835011 or email info@dancein-tension.co.uk
Tuesday, 7 till 9.30pm – Deva Flamenco. Flamenco dance group. For further info please contact
Christine Stockton on 01244 383293 or email: stockton.christine@googlemail.com
Wednesdays, 4 till 7.30 – Dramania. Drama, dance and music group for children and young
people aged 7 to 18 years. Further info is available from Bryan Povey on 0151 3568655 or email:
admin@dramaniaperformingarts.co.uk
Thursday, 3.30 till 5.30pm – MIMO(Miss it Miss Out) Youth/after school club for children and
young people aged 10 to 15 years, with and without disabilities. For further info please contact
Karen on 01244 320479 or email: Karen@livecheshire.org.uk
Thursday, 7 till 9pm – The Next Event. Social skills group for young adults with learning
difficulties aged 18 to 25 years. For further info please contact Kathy on 01244 320479 or email:
Kathy@livecheshire.org.uk
Friday, 7 till pm – Friday Night Live! Youth club for young people with and without disabilities aged
13 – 19 years. For further info please contact Karen on 01244 320479 or email:
Karen@livecheshire.org.uk
Saturday, 11 till 1.30pm – GCSE Dance. Please contact New Scene Youth Centre (01244
320479) for further information.
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HOOLE

Hoole Lawn Tennis Club Hoole Library


Fairfield Road, Hoole 91 Hoole Road, Chester
Tel: 347401
Senior Club Nights:
Opening hours:
Monday and Thursday evenings
Monday : 2-7pm; Tuesday : 2-5pm
starting at 6pm (Only invited Juniors are
Thursday : 9.30am-1pm & 2-7pm
permitted to play at these times.)
Saturday : 9.30am - 1pm
Ladies Mornings:
Wednesday Mornings Hoole Community Centre
(10am - 12pm) Westminster Road
Tel 01244 342741
American Tournaments:
2nd Sunday of the month May to Yoga
September (2pm) Dru Yoga Class: Wednesdays 1.30-
Junior Club Nights 2.30pm. Ideal for all ages, shapes and
(All sessions FREE for members) sizes. £5 a session. For information
Friday evenings April to September contact Mary on 319509 or
inclusive mary.clinging@virgin.net
School years 3-6: 4.30pm-5.30pm
Hoole Allotments
School Years 7-11: 5.30pm-7.30pm
www.hooleltc.hitssports.com Prices: £36 (full plot) £18 (half)
Concessions: £18 (full plot) £9 (half)
Art Society For vacancies contact:
H.A.R.A Centre allotments@chester.gov.uk
Westminster Road, Hoole Tel: 402223
Meets each Thursday from 10am to 2pm
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Slimming World Newton Pre-school Plas Newton WI


At County Officers, (During Term Time) The Women’s Institute
Plas Newton Lane, Mon-Thur 9am-3pm meeting is held 3rd
Tel. 01244 536 754 Fri 9am-12noon at Newton Wednesday of each month
On Wednesdays at School, Kingsway West at 7.30pm in St Michael’s
9.30am, 5.30pm and Tel. 01244 314271 Church Hall, visitors
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are a focal point for community life, with Hoole United Reformed Church
youth clubs, Scouts, keep fit, slimming clubs Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3NT
and toddlers groups meeting there Sunday
10.30am Morning Worship (3rd Sunday
All Saints Church and Centre Holy Communion)
Hoole Road, Hoole, Chester. CH2 3HZ Monday
Sunday 12.15pm: Luncheon Club
9am: Holy Communion 5pm: Rainbows
10.45am Morning Praise (inc 1st All Age 6.15-7.15pm: Cubs
Worship; 2nd & 5th Holy Communion) 8pm: Keep Fit
1pm: AA Tuesday
6.30pm Evening Praise ( 1st & 3rd Holy 8pm: Women’s Friendship Group
Communion) (Fortnightly)
6pm: Franks (14-18 yr olds) Wednesday
Monday 5.15-6.15pm & 6.30-7.30pm: Beavers
10am: Minis Toddler Group 6.15-7.45: Cubs
1pm: Dinkies (for parents & babies under 1) 7.30-9pm: Scouts (every other week)
7pm: Chester Philharmonic Orchestra Thursday
Tuesday 10am: Men’s Fellowship
9.30am: Slimming World 2.30pm: Ladies Fellowship
5.15pm: Slimming World Friday
10am: Café @ All Saints 7.30pm: Play Reading (as arranged)
5pm: Rainbows
Saturday
Wednesday Ramblers Trip (1st Saturday of the month)
9.45am: Bible Study Fellowship for the
benefit of people in the community. Social Trips (as arranged)
5pm: Pathfinders Club Night
6.30pm: Arabic Dance For further details contact the Church
Thursday Secretary: 01244 349130
2.30pm: Senior Residents
4.30pm: B-It Theatre Company
7.15pm: Alpha Course
Friday
10am: Minis Toddler Group
Saturday
9.30am: B-It Theatre Company

For further details contact the church


minister: Rev John Kirkland
Office: Tel: 01244 322056
Email: office@allsaintshoole.org
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CHURCHES IN HOOLE
Hoole Baptist Church 7.30pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 7-9)
Hoole Lighthouse Centre, Westminster 7.30pm: Base Camp Youth Group (School
Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AU years 10-13)
Sunday Friday
10.30am: Morning Celebration in Hoole 4pm: D’Biz Coffee Bar
Community Centre 8pm: D’Biz Youth Club (School years 9 &
10.30am: Pulse - Church with a heart for the above)
family (1st Sunday each month) Saturday
10am: Who Let the Dads Out - Toddler Group
Monday (1st Saturday each month)
5.30pm: SODA Club - Dads & children 10am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
(school years 1&2) (1st Monday each month) (school years 3-6)
7.45pm: CAP Money Management Course 11.10am: Crossway Colts Football Coaching
– please contact us for exact details of this 3 (school years 7-11)
week course
Wednesday For further details contact the church
9.30am & 1.30pm: Hoolitots Toddler Group minister: Rev Andy Glover
Office:Tel: 01244 312037
Thursday
Email:office@hbc.org.uk
5.30pm: Trackers Youth Club (school yrs 3-6)
Website www.hbc.org.uk
7.15pm: Alpha Course

Hamilton Street Friday Evening


Methodist Church Choir Fellowship, 7.30pm til 9pm, all
Hamilton Street, Hoole, CH2 3JG welcome, turn up to sing, contact John
Evans on Chester 674878
www.hoolemethodistchurch.org.uk
Saturday Morning
Sunday Chester Toy Library, 10am til 11.30am,
10.30am: Morning Worship come to borrow toys and have a cup of
4.00pm: Afternoon Fellowship tea/coffee with teacakes or toast, contact
7.45pm: Chester Male Voice Choir Sally Banks on Chester 311019
Monday Evening Plus Regular Concerts. Contact John
Craft Club, contact Alison Nolan on Evans on Chester 674878
Chester 347305 for details
Tuesday Evening For further details contact the church
Ladies Circle, 7.45-9pm, every 2nd and minister: Rev Paul Taylor
4th Tuesdays of the month. Contact Jill Office:Tel: 01244 321950
Armitage on 300578 for details Email: R-TAYLOR2@sky.com
Thursday Morning
Stay’n’Play, 10,00am til 11.30am, turn up
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