Latest News We are very sad to announce the death of the Chairman Roger Sutton on 14 Nov 2017.
A minutes silence was held in his memory at the start of the November meeting.
PARISH COUNCIL TRIBUTE TO ROGER SUTTON, CHAIRMAN 2016-17
With great sadness the Chairman Roger Sutton passed away on 14 Nov 2017. He was the 3rd generation of the Sutton family serving on the Parish Council and part of the 4th generation living in the village. He served for just over 7 years, although the family have served for 70 years.
At the start he has helped fight off the horticultural planning application, Applejacks extensions and a wind turbine, and seen road drain improvements after the floods, 50mph on the A559, the Queens Jubilee Celebration, a new defibrillator.
As Chairman since May 2016, he has overseen a response to the 15 Dwellings planning application, the license for extended visitor capacity at Arley and legal issues for Manley Close, and helped with the Queen’s Birthday Celebrations.
Long standing projects were completed – the Playground extension, 30mph signs at Frandley, and the repainting of the 14 black and white signposts. The latter was started by Roger and it seems fitting for it to complete this month as he had put in a lot of effort to see the village ‘pointing in the right direction’.
He served as a councillor with his usual generosity and pleasantness. He was one of life’s true gentlemen. Those who attended the Chairman’s Ball last year will recall a very sociable evening, and his pleasure in raising a record £3,250 for charity.
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Antrobus is a large widespread rural parish with 33 roads and lanes that extend for some 36 miles criss-crossing an area of 4,145 acres of fertile agricultural land. There are 300 households and 630 electors. The village has evolved from a community of farming families to become a mixed community, who enjoy living in the countryside. This civil parish encloses within its boundary Crowley to the north, Sevenoaks/Frandley to the south west, and Gibb Hill to the south east.
In Antrobus you will find a Primary School, a large Village Hall, a volunteer run Shop with a Post Office, a Church, a Chapel, a Meeting House, a pub, a community garden and even a golf course! Well looked after, it frequently wins Community Pride awards.
The Community spirit is one of the best aspects of living in Antrobus, as typified by a monthly newsletter (hand delivered to every household), a Rose Queen Fete, popular events in the Village Hall all year round and carol singing (again to every household). In 2014 and 15 there was massive support for fund raising for the Church Roof Restoration and a successful VE Day celebration.
For events and organisations see Your Community.
History of Antrobus Village
Antrobus. Derived from an old Norse or Danish man called Eindridi or Andridi and a ‘buscr’ meaning bush, ‘Entrebus’ was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Antrobus existed on agriculture, thriving by supplying the demand from nearby towns, leading to the many fine Georgian farmhouses. Later the Northwich chemical industry set the beginnings of a trend towards a dormitory village with only 10% supported by farming.