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WHEN experts differ, lay people often struggle to understand the arguments
from either side.
We cannot be expected to Helsby not matter? purposes.
understand the complex technical We think they do. Frodsham Town This method is apparently to be
Advertising details being put forward in support council and Helsby Parish Council used in Lancashire, where no
Freephone of or against the proposed think they do - and that is why they incinerators are planned.
0800 955 5247 incinerator at Weston Point, nor have both lodged strong objections Has anyone thought of using it in
indeed the earlier scheme for Ince to both incinerator projects. Runcorn or on Ince Marshes? If not,
Editorial why not?
Marshes. We may firmly believe that Halton Council are the planning
incinerators are incompatible with authority tasked with deciding the
Email the beautiful Weaver Valley, but we fate of the application at Weston
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So it is with some relief that we sufficiently concerned about the Find out what the people of
Websites learn that Helsby Parish Council's health of their own residents to say Frodsham think and
objection to the Weston Point
scheme is backed up with a report
"No" to the incinerator.
Prof Dearden points out that
from an expert in environmental
toxicology who actually lives in the
incinerators can hardly be said to be
"green" and that there are other
worldwide.co.uk area (see Page 5). proven ways of dealing with waste, VISIT THE DISCUSSION
Prof John Dearden's report is such as accelerated anaerobic FORUM AT
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Old Road Warrington "errors and inconsistencies" in the suitable for recycling for a variety of The People’s Forum
WA4 1AT health risk assessment prepared in
support of the incinerator plan, but
Frodsham Life is published we still run into the problem that the
monthly by Orbit News Service.
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Praise for staff after Co-op store
UNITED Co-operatives have praised staff at their Frodsham Co-
op supermarket for getting the store open again so quickly
following the major fire which caused extensive damage to a
rear storage building and a number of vehicles.
The fire broke out after the store flames spread to the roof and to
had closed and fire crews worked parked vehicles and, at its peak, lit
through the night to extinguish the up the night sky.
But the following morning,
flames. determined efforts by the staff
Although the blaze started resulted in the store being able to
among pallets behind the store, open in the afternoon.
A United Co-
said: "All the staff Picture:
pulled together to Gavin Astill
make sure there was
when the store was closed so that buildings, but a structural engineer
as little disruption to was called in to investigate.
there was no risk to any staff or
service as possible. customers." The cause of the fire is still being
"We would like to At the height of the fire, 10 fire investigated. At first, arson was
thank them and the appliances were at the scene - suspected, but a meeting of
fire service for the including two hydraulic platforms. Frodsham Town Council was later
efficient way in which Afterwards there were concerns told that it was now believed the
the fire was dealt about the stability of the affected fire had started due to an accident.
with. We are relieved
the fire happened
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Council moves to protect lake
FRODSHAM Town Council is to investigate various measures to club – possibly for young people – natural environment of the lake.
improve security and protect the environment of Crowmere would result in increased supervision "The lake is a valuable asset for
Lake. of the lake. the community and it needs someone
The Trustees of the Recreation music and leaving the area strewn Coun Tony Hinkins said there were to look after it," he said.
Grounds charity – who are, in fact, with litter. Police have taken action a number of issues to investigate, It was agreed to refer the matter to
members of the council – have asked against unauthorised angling. including problems caused by the Town Council's amenities
the council's amenities committee to Coun Lynn Riley told a meeting of trespassers and looking after the committee for further investigation.
look into the matter. the charity trustees that ‘silly things’
Among issues to be examined are were going on at the lake, which Advertiser’s announcement
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Incinerator plan’s ‘errors and inconsistencies’
AN assessment of the risk to human health posed by the carried out to support the Ineos recommended by the US
proposed incinerator at Weston Point, Runcorn failed to ChlorVinyls planning application Environmental Protection Agency is one
consider the effects of the plant on Frodsham and Helsby, contained errors and inconsistencies in a million and on that basis, cancer
according to an expert on environmental toxicology. which cast doubt on claims that the risks from the incinerator are too high
It also failed to consider the health Helsby and was commissioned by plant would operate safely. for 23 out of 37 locations around the
effects of additional traffic generated Helsby Parish Council to prepare a He said the HHRA failed to proposed incinerator.
by the development, says Prof John report on the incinerator plan. recognise the serious health risks of fine Prof Dearden also said the
and ultrafine particulate matter emitted incinerator stack could not be high
Dearden, The council has objected to the by an incinerator which can cause enough, taking into account the
Prof Dearden, Emeritus Professor of scheme and Prof Dearden's report respiratory and cardiovascular proximity of Liverpool John Lennon
Medicinal Chemistry at the School of forms part of its objection. problems. It also used incorrect Airport and varying ground levels in
Pharmacy and Chemistry at Liverpool Prof Dearden told Frodsham Life a calculations in assessing the effect of the Runcorn area, putting many
John Moores University, is a resident of Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) dioxin intake on breast-fed infants and properties at risk of excessively high
unborn foetuses. pollution levels.
The HHRA used an incorrect target He also expressed concern about
Advertiser’s announcement level of one in 100,000 for cancer risk the effect of the plant on local produce,
from the incinerator. The correct level such as cabbage, lettuce and fruit.
New Florist opens in Frodsham
MANUELA’S Designer Florist has officially opened its doors in a ceremony
carried out by Frodsham’s mayor Coun Dennis Taylor.
The business run by owner Mandy night opening until 7pm on
Simpson offers something different in Thursdays and Fridays.
specially designed and individual For more information why not visit
arrangements. Mandy who is a www.manuelas-florist.co.uk where
professionally trained Florist is also a you can see for yourself what
tutor for Halton College teaching Manuela’s can offer you for your
students the skills of floristry. Mandy special ocassion.
also specialises in bespoke wedding
flower arrangements offering an
individual design to suit every bride.
Manuela’s also boasts its own
wedding studio on the 1st floor and
as an extra benefit to customers the
wedding studio is open on the 1st
Sunday of each month.
The shop at No 3 the high Street
is open six days per week with late
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A VOLUNTARY workshop set up to provide facilities to people year to run. It is small but it has basic
Will to who can no longer work due to illness or disability has won
an award from Granada TV’s Paul Crone.
Geoff Prince was given the
award as part of a news feature
many other trades people from thirty
facilities. Geoff has fitted it out with
four lathes, a band-saw, a power
planer and many benches and hand
somethings to sixty somethings. As
filmed for the Granada Tonight well as dodgy hearts, stroke victims tools. Currently the workshop is busy
programme and was broadcast and serious illness survivors we have making several park benches for the
across the north west of England. people with long term mental health council. A doll’s house was built by
The ‘Croney’ award was given in
recognition of the great work done in
and learning difficulties and despite
some of us looking quite well we are
unable to work.’
the Will to Work team that was
auctioned for a children’s hospice
Granada providing a valuable service to the The workshop is the inspiration and raised over £700. The
community of Frodsham and giving and vision of Geoff Prince who workshop is open three afternoons
the chance for skilled people who wouldn’t accept that life stopped with per week at the moment but it is
cannot work normally due to their
Geoff Prince who accepted the
award on behalf of the Will to Work
illness and the inability to work. The
small workshop costs £4,000 per
hoped that another room will be
opened for ladies to attend as well.
award team said: “We are a mixed bunch
really, we have a builder, engineer,
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FRODSHAM & Helsby Rotary has a total of 20 medals won at a Jade wrote to the club with a plea
Club backs Club have donated £500 to
heart transplant girl Jade
Carr, to help her compete in
variety of national events.
The tally of medals includes three
gold medals for long jump,
for financial assistance to represent
the United Kingdom at the World
Transplant Games in Bangkok in
the World Transplant Games. badminton and ball throw won at the August this year. She needs a total of
Jade aged 13 is an active recent British Transplant Games held £5,200 to cover the purchase of her
member of Frodsham Harriers and a at the University of Bath. kit and of course, travel arrange-
pupil at Helsby High School where
girl’s bid to
ments for herself and her
she considers herself to be no parents, Rob and Lynne.
different from her classmates. The Club's Community
She underwent a heart transplant
Service Committee had
at the age of three because of
no hesitation in recom-
complications since birth.
But she has not let the condition mending she should be
World hold her back. awarded £500, and this
was given to her by
Pacemaker President Malcolm ac-
At the age of eight she needed a companied by Mike
pacemaker to be fitted, yet continued Collins, Chairman of the
to compete as an athlete and now Community Committee.
after 10 years in competition, she As a mark of thanks to
the club, Jade has
agreed to visit members
following the Games in
Bangkok and tell them if
her experiences matched
up to her expectations.
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New look Streetscene to improve
“The changes made in
public spaces rebranding the division
and deploying more re-
sources in awareness,
enforcement and partner-
PUBLIC spaces in Frodsham, Helsby, Kingsley and surrounding
ship working can only
areas are set to benefit from Vale Royal Borough Council's
new Streetscene division, which aims to deliver high quality help us make further
frontline services and improve the environment. improvements in the
Streetscene will replace the Steve Bakewell, Head of
Council’s Environmental Operations Streetscene, said: “Residents, quite Services
division and will bring a focus on rightly, feel strongly that their public The Streetscene divi-
delivering cleaner, greener streets spaces are kept clean, safe and sion is responsible for a
and spaces, while continuing to attractive and we have already wide range of services
deliver high quality refuse and made great strides in improving including street cleansing,
recycling services. environmental quality. grounds maintenance,
environmental crime such
as littering, abandoned
vehicles and fly-tipping,
collection, recycling and
The Council’s Suppor-
ting My local Environment
(SMYLE) initiative will play
a key role in the work of
SMYLE aims to involve the whole have already taken place and
community in keeping their local residents should already be aware of
environment clean and tidy through improvements to street cleansing and
education, raising awareness, action against environmental crime.
partnership working with town and
Anyone with an enquiry about the
parish councils, community groups
and the business sector, and, where Streetscene services should continue
necessary, enforcement against to call freephone 0800 435 199 or
environmental crime. alternatively email streetscene@
Some service delivery changes valeroyal.gov.uk
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Huge boost for Castle Park
bring the plans to life and secure the
necessary funds to progress the
“The community of Frodsham will
FRODSHAM'S Castle Park is to receive a £99,000 development He said: “This is fantastic news for have a big say in shaping and
grant from the Heritage and Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Park for Castle Park. Securing the moulding the final plans.”
People’ initiative to develop their exciting plans for a development grant gives us a great
£3.2million scheme to transform and regenerate the grounds. opportunity to build on the concept
The outline plans for the park The final masterplan will evolve design and secure the necessary
include the restoration of the Edward over the next 12 months and the funding to transform the park into
Kemp landscape to its former glory. views of the local community and something very special. We can’t
There are also plans for improved stakeholders will be integral in wait to get started.”
community facilities to meet modern influencing the detail of this plan and He added: “The plans for the park
day needs and opportunities for the parkís success in the future. will not only see its heritage value
people to get involved in the park’s John Jeffrey, Vale Royal Borough restored, but will also provide for
future protection through training and Council’s Project Director for Castle new and upgraded leisure facilities
volunteering. Park welcomed the announcement. to enable an enhanced and
improved experience for visitors and
“This is an exciting opportunity to
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. . . making life better in Frodsham, Helsby and our rural parishes
If you are a business, provide a workplace, are in an enclosed What should I do checklist
building open to the public, provide public transport or a work
vehicle with two or more occupants then read on. . . Employers, managers and those in charge of smokefree premises and vehicles will
From 1st July 2007 ALL of these places will become smokefree (with limited need to:
exemptions), smoking will be a thing of the past in indoor workplaces, offices,
• display 'no smoking' signs in smokefree premises and vehicles.
shops, restaurants, pubs, hotels, hospitals, schools and on public transport
• take reasonable steps to ensure that staff, customers/members and visitors are
aware that premises and vehicles are legally required to be smokefree.
Legislation will make it an offence to; • remove any existing indoor smoking rooms.
• ensure that no one smokes in smokefree premises or vehicles.
• Smoke in a smokefree place (Premises or Vehicle).
• Failing to display no-smoking signs (Premises or Vehicle) (Manager or Occupier). Vale Royal Borough Council are seeking to assist you in complying with these
Failing to prevent smoking in a smokefree place. It will also be an offence to changes, and have appointed a smokefree compliance officer who can be
obstruct an enforcement officer or provide a false or misleading statement. contacted on 01606 867812 for further advice or information.
Can you use your expertise and ICT Investment for Growth
life skills to help young people
at Frodsham High?
SHOE and car manufacture are produced to negotiated contract
two activities taking place at deadlines and strict quality
Frodsham High school to help
control standards. Selling of the
pupils learn about the world of
Business and Enterprise. finished product is done through
These exciting days are run by a small team of sometimes
Education Business Plus dodgy dealers. There is plenty of A NEW ebusiness project from Halton Borough Council and
‘Cobblers’ involves teams of scope for creativity as the Frodsham Forward was launched on 1 January 2007.
students forming rival shoe-
manufacturing companies trying dealers look for enterprise and The ICT Investment for Growth Project recognises the importance
to capture the teenage fashion initiative in their negotiations of Information & Communication Technology in establishing a new
market. Using materials with the companies. business or developing a young business and aims to provide free
available on the day they design Would you like to help with a advice and financial assistance in the form of grants for new ICT.
and make a sample shoe to fit a Halton Borough Council's ICT Investment for Growth Project
group of 9 students on either of
member of their team and then
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company and ‘sell’ their design. Cobblers is being run on 11th less than 9 months for a grant to help with the cost of new ICT. Free
Students also give a mini July and Tomorrows Managers ICT advice is available to all locally based businesses (SMEs) but
presentation. At the end of the Today on 20th June. A full to be eligible for grant assistance businesses must be located in the
day awards are given to students Heath, Grange or Daresbury areas of Runcorn, Frodsham, Helsby,
and teams who performed the briefing is given at 8.30am and
best in a variety of categories. the day finishes at 3.15pm Alvanley, Aston, Dutton, Kingsley, Norley, Manley and Sutton
Tomorrows Managers Today, Please contact lynne.barrett Weaver. A grant rate of 40% is available on eligible costs up to a
involves small groups of students @ebplus.org.uk or phone maximum expenditure of £1250.
forming rival businesses, which Halton Borough Council, Vale Royal Borough Council, Frodsham
01244 389223 for further
manufacture cardboard vehicles Forward, the NWDA and the European Regional Development
based on the design of Vauxhall’s information or to register your
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Council to fight incinerator plan
FRODSHAM Town Council is to lodge an official objection to the ‘energy from waste’ plant. Marshes, at Runcorn and on the
controversial plan for a giant incinerator on Weston Point, But the council should ensure its Wirral, there was a danger of
Runcorn. objection was lodged as soon as Frodsham being surrounded by them.
Members decided at their monthly transportation grounds. possible. But he could not see how all three
meeting to oppose the scheme, put Coun Graham Bondi told the could be viable.
Problem Coun Tony Hinkins said a massive
forward by chemical giants INEOS council that little information had
Chlor Vinyls, on health and He said: "When these plants work power plant was being proposed at
been given yet about the proposed
perfectly, there isn't much of a health Runcorn and its purpose was
problem. obviously to make money.
‘Travels without a donkey’ "But so often they don't seem to
work perfectly and there are
Coun George Bath said the
scheme involved the production of
A TALK with the unusual name of "Travels without a Donkey," was given by long- problems." energy from pre-treated waste. But
standing member Kath Hewitt at Frodsham Recorded Music Society. He said with planning applica- the council had to err on the side of
The unusual title alluded to the 1879 piece by Robert Louis Stevenson (which tions for incinerators on Ince caution and should object.
did involve a donkey!). Her talk started with Russia, represented by a spirited
recording of Marche Slave – a "Firebird" excerpt came later. Advertiser’s announcement
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Bingo! It’s a great village
KINGSLEY resident Fiona MacDougall organised a prize bingo age residents to get involved.
session at Kingsley Community Centre – and raised £200 Fiona (pictured with some of the
towards improving the village's chances in the Community prizes) said: “The evening was a
Pride competition. great success, with near on 60 in
The money will be used to plant Another aim of the evening was to attendance. A fun night was had by
bedding plants and carry out other raise awareness of the competition - all." All prizes were donated by local
small projects to enhance and add formerly known as the Best Kept businesses including; Elegance
colour to the village. Village competition –- and encour- Health & Beauty; Forresters; Gibson's
Mill; Just Kids; Davenports Farm
Shop; Tesco; The Village Store and
New look entrance Co-op.
Vale Royal Borough Council
KINGLSLEY Cemetery now has an official new entrance which was officially displayed details on the SMYLE
opened by the Chairman of Kingsley Council Councillor Graham Warburton. Campaign and information was
Established in 1894 by Kingsley Burial Board at a cost of £750 to buy the made available to residents about
land, building the Boardroom and laying out the cemetery, the original entrance the Community Pride Competition.
gates were in the railings on the field side but had been unusable for many years.
Previous Parish Councils explored several options for a new entrance but had
all failed, mainly due to cost, but as traffic on the main road has increased
considerably the current Council decided to once again try to resolve the
Thanks to the kind generosity of Mr Roy Jeffs who donated a piece of
adjoining land to the people of Kingsley, progress was able to be made. Past
Councils under the guidance of Peter Burgess had set money aside for a new
entrance, which went a long
way to enabling the task to
Coun Warburton invited
the Rev Gilpin to say a few
words before the ribbon
was cut to officially open the
Tea and refreshments
were provided in the Church
room and kindly prepared
by David and Margaret
Ogg and Naomi Vickers.
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The Oglejog Challenge may be
right up your street
TWO 60-year-old men – a Frodsham doctor and a retired was conceived after a ‘good dinner’
executive from Tarporley – are to cycle from Land's End to John – involves them riding more than
O' Groats to raise money for charity. 900 miles in just 11 days, starting
Dr Patrick Milroy and Peter on Thursday, May 10.
Holland are taking what has become Charities to benefit are the
known as the OGLEJOG challenge – Clatterbridge Cancer Campaign,
The British Association of Sport and
‘Old Gits Land's End to John
Exercise Medicine and 'Just Care'
who assist the people of Uganda to
Patrick, a former marathon runner, develop and improve their
now moved to cycling, has strong education.
links to the sports medicine Both men have been training hard
community. for the ordeal, cycling up to 50 miles a short section of the course. Anyone
Peter is also a runner who has at a time – frequently on hilly roads. who would like more information or
switched to cycling ‘as the knees Anyone interested in joining the to make a charitable donation should
began to fail’. challenge would be welcome, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the
The plan – which the pair admit whether for the whole distance or just website www.oglejog.com
LOCAL youngster Iain Bennett has been selected as one of 60
Youngster individuals out of 2000+ applicants from across the country to
on Iain, aged 16 has been chosen to take
part in the British Schools Exploring
He told members about the conditions
under which he would be staying on
expedition Society event - a Charity founded in
1932 by Surgeon GM Levick, who was
Disko Island on the west coat of
Greenland. He was clear about his
to study a member of Scott's 1910 expedition.
Iain gave a very accomplished
personal objectives, and those of the
group he will be joining, in looking at the
presentation to members of Frodsham & environmental effects of climate change.
climate Helsby Rotary Club using Power-Point,
and enjoyed a good dialogue with those
The club are helping him with his fund-
raising for the mission and he plans to
change present, which included a question and
return in July, to tell members the reality
compared to his expectations.
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Images of the past
to go on the internet
HUNDREDS of old photographs of historic Frodsham, some
dating back to 1850, are to be displayed on the Internet.
Frodsham and District
Local History Group has
won a £29,000 grant from
the Heritage Lottery Fund to
digitise its unique collection
of about 8,000 images.
The entire catalogue and
a selection of 300 images
will be accessible through
the National Archives A2A
website. St Laurence House.
Originally, the group
simply wanted to conserve and store Vale Royal Borough Council in the
the collection for future generations. creation of the popular interpretation
But the project has grown boards in the village, and also to
considerably and will involve local help with accuracy in the successful
teachers, school children and finally restoration of Castle Park House.
an exhibition. Some of the grant will be used to
All the original images will second a teacher to develop
eventually be stored at the Cheshire learning materials linked to the
Record Office where appropriate National Curriculum at Key Stage 2
security and environmental using the digitised images. This will
conditions will ensure their long term enable local children to learn about
preservation. the history and heritage of Frodsham
The extensive archive began when through the photographic collection.
hundreds of images collected by The children's work will be part of the
local historian Joe Barker came into final exhibition.
the possession of the Frodsham The grant also allows the purchase
group. Since then a vast number of of a digital camera so that volunteers
historic photographs, prints, can capture the constantly changing
postcards and negatives have been environment of the area. The images
given to the group by local residents. will form part of the final exhibition
A comprehensive photographic which will interpret a selection of the
record of the area over time, the photographs, setting them in a
collection has recently been used by historical context.
Mrs Maggie Jones,
chairman of Frodsham and
District Local History Group
said: "At last with the Heritage
Lottery grant we can go
ahead with the long term
preservation and conservation
of our wonderful images and
ensure that they will be
available to a much wider
Whitehall Cottages audience."
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Rotary club backs Tragic death of Mayor
hospice appeal Tributes have been pouring
in following the tragic death
of the Mayor of Vale Royal,
FRODSHAM & Helsby Rotary Club provided a helping hand for Coun Mrs Joan Kerruish-
Halton Haven Hospice by volunteering to help out with their Jones.
Easter collection appeal. Coun Kerruish-Jones died at home
in Davenham on Wednesday, April
18, 2007 after a long illness. She
had played a very active role as
Deputy Mayor from 2005-2006 and
was extremely disappointed that her
illness soon prevented her from
taking up many of her mayoral
duties, after she became Mayor in
Coun Kerruish-Jones was a
councillor for Vale Royal Borough
Council since first winning the seat in
Davenham and Moulton in May
Coun Kerruish-Jones lived in the
Parishes of Davenham and Bostock
Ian Tickle (right) and President Malcolm Davies with some of their Cute and Cuddly Friends!
most of her life. She leaves a
husband, Brian, and a son Matthew.
Club member Ian Tickle made contact in order to assess what he might be As a businesswoman with farming
able to do to help on a personal basis and as a result organisers made a interests, she enjoyed the many
delivery to his office in Main Street, Frodsham, which left one room piled high cultural activities available in Vale tragic that this should have
with boxes full of Easter Bunnies and Chicks, along with Cash Collecting Boxes Royal, together with its historic happened in the year that Joan was
and advertising material. natural environmental heritage. Mayor of Vale Royal, as she would
The task of distributing these items to several local schools and some 30 Messages and tributes can be left have been an exceptional
shops, public buildings, hotels, restaurants, hostelries and businesses was made online at www.valeroyal.gov.uk/ ambassador for the borough. She
easier as a direct result of five other club members, namely Phil Atkinson, Brian mayor. will be missed by her all her
Henshaw, Jeff Mycock, Peter Wilde and President Malcolm joining Ian in his Frodsham councillor Brian Lloyd, colleagues at Vale Royal for her
voluntary work. Labour Group Leader, said: "It was sense of humour and cheerful
The club would like to say a big thank you to all those who so generously with great sadness that I heard the personality. I extend the sincere
donated to Halton Haven's Easter Appeal. news that Coun Joan Kerruish-Jones condolences of myself, and my
For more information on the Rotary Club of Frodsham & Helsby, visit the club had lost her long and courageous group members, to her family on their
website at www.frodshamhelsbyrotary.org.uk battle with cancer. It is particularly sad loss."
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