Go right along Wrenshot Lane until you see the sign saying Public Footpath. Go straight across the Golf Course (watching out for any golfers shouting Fore!) and use the exit marked Public Footpath.  Turn left along Peacock Lane and Abbey Leys farm is  signed on your right.  It is just under 1K from the school to the farm entrance and there are no hills. (Round trip 1.2 miles). You can go by road along the B5159 (West Lane) and Peacock Lane if you wish.

The High Legh Community Observatory is on the left of the farm path.  If the skies are clear, the special telescope to view the sun will be on display.  There will also be an exhibition of photographs taken by HLCO members and an opportunity to chat to HLCO members and see their telescopes.

Abbey Leys Organic Farm has chickens roaming over their fields, including some rare breeds.  The cockerels are looking particularly handsome in their spring plumage.  You can see newly hatched chicks (and maybe some eggs ready to hatch) just across the farmyard from the Farm Shop.

Abbey Leys Farm shop will be open, if you wish to buy organic eggs, farm baked cakes, fruit and veg, and a selection of produce from other Cheshire Farms such as ice cream, cheese, yogurt and meats.

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High Legh Community Association (HLCA) Grants

 

High Legh Community Association announced at the November AGM that it intends to continue the Sports, Education and Recreation grants (SER) to facilitate the first of its two charitable objectives:-

“…to promote the benefit of the inhabitants of High Legh, without distinction of sex, political religious or other opinions, by associating the local authorities, voluntary organisations and inhabitants in a common effort to advance education and to provide facilities in the interests of social welfare for recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants”.

Grants will normally be made up to a maximum of £250

 

Who can benefit?

High Legh Residents - examples include: - groups wishing to purchase facilities, pay training costs for group leaders or fund specialist equipment. Priority is given to applications that maximise the benefits to as many High Legh residents as possible.

 

Application Process

Written applications (to Treasurer, Su Carter, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or in writing to High Legh Village Hall can be made by 28th February or 30th June. The level of grant awarded by the Community Association Council will be notified within 45 days of these dates.  Applications must fall within the first objective of the HLCA Constitution and applicants should provide evidence that any proposed expenditure offers good value for money and delivers identified benefits. There is no appeal process. The CA Council decision is final. Groups can normally only submit one application in any calendar year. 

 

Where does the money come from?

The grants are funded from part of the net profit from social events organised by the Community Association Social Committee. The amount available for grants is determined at each year-end.  The fund can be withdrawn at any time if the CAC needs to reallocate funds to its second objective (the Village Hall) in accordance with its Deed of Trust and lease requirements.

 

What happened in 2016?

In 2016 we were pleased to support High Legh Bowling Club, Youth Project, Tennis Club and Community Observatory upgrade their clubhouses or buy specialist equipment.. They are all welcome to apply again in 2017, as indeed are other High Legh voluntary groups, however we must emphasize that our funds can only be used to benefit High Legh residents. 

Come and experience what country living is really all about and sample some of the many activities that can be enjoyed in HIGH LEGH. Have you ever tried Crown Green Bowling?  Well you can on 13th/14th May.  Come and see the fantastic scarecrows, and have your vote - which is the scariest (or silliest) of them all?  Plant a seed; Ride the railway; Gently stroke a new born Chick; Enjoy a Tennis game with a glass of Pimms and some strawberries, Search for Sunspots; or just have a nice cup of tea (with cake of course).  High Legh School PTA will be holding a BBQ (with licensed bar) round by the Village Hall, from 11am on the Saturday,  Park your car by High Legh Garden Centre and ride the Double Decker Bus to see High Legh with a whole new perspective. 

High Legh Big Weekend

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