Singing sensation

A FORMER X Factor star pleased a crowd of fans at an exclusive Stockton Heath wine bar on April 30.

Max Vickers, who also lives in Stockton Heath, performed at DWL, which also accommodates a health spa.

The 23-year-old shot to fame in 2011 when he fell just short of the live shows on the talent programme after making it to the judges' house stage.

But after being turned away by Gary Barlow, Max has remained determined and continues to perform.

The 23-year-old is also working with leading online broadcaster SBTV.

Parish council plea

STOCKTON Heath Parish Council is urging residents to attend its meetings in order to put their views forward.

The council meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Sandy Lane Centre.

Cllr Helen Dutton, who stepped down as chairman at Tuesday’s meeting, is hopeful more members of the community will begin attending.

"The amount of people who turn up does vary, depending on the issues on the agenda," she said.

"We want residents to come so that they can tell us what they want."

Meetings commence at 7.30pm. For further information e-mail

Festival dates

THE eighth annual Stockton Heath Festival has been confirmed to take place from July 2 to July 5.

The festival, which will take place a week before Stockton Heath Walking Day, has now finalised its schedule of events over the four days.

Organisers have announced that the line-up will include a return of Oddsocks Theatre Company, Schwing and a Beatles tribute band.

A printed programme will be delivered to 9,000 homes in the town at the start of June, while a box office will be in the Forge each Friday and Saturday from June 12.

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PCSO funds

APPLETON, Stockton Heath, Lymm and Grappenhall and Thelwall parish councils are continuing to provide funds to aid PCSOs in each of the areas.

The work supports the provision of nine PCSOs and Appleton Parish Council chairman, Dot Edwards, has wished to praise their work.

"Many thanks go to the PCSOs Dave Mahon and Linda Garner for their attendance at parish council meetings and for the monthly surgeries at the Co-op," she said.

Parish council meeting

APPLETON Parish Council will meet on Tuesday to discuss the latest concerns and future plans in the area.

It will take place at the Parish Hall, on Dudlow Green Road, with residents welcome to attend.

The meeting will commence at 7.30pm.