New faces for festival

STOCKTON Heath Festival's director and trustee has switched roles ahead of this year's event in July.

Tudor Pole has stepped down from the two positions but has become the festival's honorary president.

"The festival has been an important part of my life - I have seen it develop over the years and I am delighted it continues to thrive," said Tudor.

"I was thrilled when they invited me to be their honorary president."

This year’s festival has a reformed committee made up of new faces, along with more established members.

A new member of the team is project manager Chris Rees - he has worked in project management for the last 15 years.

He said: "The festival gives me an opportunity to apply that experience to an event outside the corporate world and to put something back into my local community."

"It’s a challenge but tremendously enjoyable - I have so many people to thank for their support and we are confident that we have a very exciting programme of events again this year."

This year's festival, now in its eighth year, will take place from July 2 to July 5.

Scout group efforts

AN Appleton Scout group helped deliver more than 2,200 packs of plants, patio tubs and hanging baskets on May 9.

Members of 21st Warrington West team up on for the 'bedding plants delivery day' to raise funds to support the Scouts.

Refreshments were provided throughout the day by the second Appleton Guide Group to keep the team going.

Elderly woman arrested

SIX thefts took place in Stockton Heath throughout April.

One of the incidents was carried out by a 78-year-old woman at the Aldi store on April 29 - she was arrested following the incident.

PCSO Ben Blandford, who was at last Tuesday's Stockton Heath Parish Council meeting, made councillors aware of crime figures last month.

He also vowed to tackle any potential dangers to swans at Ackers Pit.

Five anti-social behaviour incidents were reported but they were 'mostly people arguing' in the street.

Two assaults and two burglaries also took place.

Players needed

AN Appleton football team is looking to recruit stars for next season's campaign.

Appleton Boys AFC is welcoming players to come along to a training session, with a view to completing the registration process.

During the regular season, the club plays weekly matches each Sunday.

Club officials are looking for around five players.

Anyone interested in joining or taking part in a training match, which takes place every Monday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, at New Lane, in Appleton Thorn, should call 07769 671138.

Bronze Standard for pharmacy

STOCKTON Heath Pharmacy has been honoured for its commitment to realising the potential of people.

The chemist, based on London Road, picked up the Investors in People Bronze Standard after impressing.

"Achieving the Investors in People Bronze Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of," said Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People.

"It is the sign of a company which is truly committed to good people management practice and we’d like to congratulate Stockton Heath Pharmacy and Community Pharmacies on their achievement."

The pharmacy is open from 7.30am to 10.30pm from Monday to Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sundays.