Parish councillor 'upset'

AN Appleton parish councillor nearly 'walked out' of last Tuesday's meeting because of comments made by a concerned resident.

The resident voiced his frustration at a 'lack of change' with parking congestions at St Monica's Close, close to St Monica's Catholic Primary School.

He asked the parish councillors whether they showed 'any remorse' over the matter.

Towards the end of the meeting, Cllr John Price (Hill Cliffe ward) admitted he was not pleased by what took place.

"Certain comments made tonight were quite personal - I felt very awkward and nearly walked out," he said.

"I was upset by what I witnessed tonight - it was the heat of the moment."

Shortly after he praised Judith Wheeler (LD - Appleton) for her work in the area.

Festival performance awaits

APPLETON band The Black Circles have been selected to perform at Colne's Blues Festival for the first time.

Duo Sam Bratley and Martin Saunders will perform on The Matthew Clarke British Stage on August 28.

The pair will grace the stage along with talented stars from across the country.

Vehicle warning

CHESHIRE Police has warned Appleton residents to make sure their car doors are locked after a number of vehicles in the area were targeted.

A number of items have been stolen but the police is urging residents to take action to help prevent further crime.

It comes after a warning to be on the lookout for thieves last month following the theft of three Land Rover vehicles in Stockton Heath and Lymm.

Residents who want to report suspicious activity need to call 101.

Hatton fundraiser

THE council granted a permit for a car boot sale in Hatton today to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK.

The fundraising day took place in the car park of The Hatton Arms, on Hatton Lane.

Higher Walton resident, Sharon Harris, organised the event after her mum sadly lost her battler against the illness in 2011.

The event followed a cheese and wine evening on April 17, which raised £172 for the charity.

It took place from 8.30am to 10.30am.

Bingo Bonanza

A BINGO bonanza took place at a Stockton Heath ice cream parlour to mark St George's Day last Thursday.

Pure indulgence hosted four bingo sessions and provided hot beverages, as well as crumpets.

For further information about planned events call the shop on 552650.