HIGH faculty students have celebrated completing a 12-week intervention program, where they honed boxing capabilities. Pupils from Rudheath Senior Academy, Weaverham High School, and the County High School, Leftwich, marked the cease of the Queensberry AP ’12 Rounds’ course with an occasion on Wednesday, March 27. Parents and college personnel have been invited to rejoice in the scholars’ achievements and participate in a practical boxing consultation led by way of the graduates.


Students have taken part in a wide variety of workshops geared toward improving engagement with faculty and stopping exclusion. The 12 Rounds program, developed by way of Paul Cooper and Nic Martin and subsidized using Police and Crime Commissioner investment, sees offenders presently serving at HMP Thorn Cross aid the workshops’ delivery. It additionally offers employment possibilities to support their rehabilitation and resettlement.

Nic said: “The impact that our colleagues from the jail have is a powerful one.
“Not most effective do we see the young people increase, however, we also see the volunteers reflecting on their own past stories and mastering to transport forwards with their lives. The program is sponsored by investment from Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane, as part of his Safer Communities approach. Paul stated: “The funding from Mr. Keane enabled us to offer this 12 Rounds free of the fee to our partner colleges, and we can not thank him enough for giving this organization of younger people a possibility to participate in something a good way to have an extended-lasting impact.”

Founded in 2018 to prevent exclusions from school, Queensberry AP is now handing over preventative workshops and assemblies that focus on criminal exploitation and knife crime during Cheshire and Lancashire and appearance sets to preserve to extend. FINAL submissions had been made in a making plans appeal, which could see new houses built on a former Acton Bridge pub’s web page.

The Maypole closed final year following the death of an awful lot-cherished landlord Keith Morris, who had run the pub with wife Brenda because 1984. Mrs. Morris was then launched from the tenancy with Punch Taverns’ aid following a ‘gradual drop-off in change,’ which brought on plans to sell the pub to developers to construct three new homes.

The plans had been adversarial by way of citizens. They rejected the aid of Cheshire West and Chester Council in November, with planning officials bringing up harm to the man or woman of the countryside. The document added: “In this situation, the loss of the pub as a network facility could have a destructive effect on the great of life, fitness, and properly-being of citizens, business and traffic alike.

“It is taken into consideration that inadequate facts have been supplied to expose that the enterprise can’t be sustained either in its present-day use or in an opportunity manner, consisting of with the aid of the local community. “Besides, the proposed new residential development could quantity to irrelevant development in the greenbelt, for which unique occasions have not been validated. But an enchantment turned into lodged in opposition to the decision, pronouncing the plans constituted brownfield development, and could ‘appreciate the heritage putting of the Maypole and the surrounding region.’

It also mentioned a previous choice where, much less than a hundred yards up Hill Top Road, infill improvement for one domestic was accepted on attraction. Punch Taverns has also submitted evidence of the pub’s £18,000 loss in 2017/18, in conjunction with a letter from Mrs. Morris. The landlady defined the ‘difficult decision’ to shut the pub with it being ‘no longer a feasible commercial enterprise’. She wrote: “I assist this suggestion on the idea that the operation of a pub here has ended up unsustainable.

Over the previous few years, I actually have visible a gradual drop off in change. I even have accomplished my exceptional to construct a trade to a sustainable stage, but this has no longer delivered what’s required right here to permit a pub operation to retain.
“Rising charges inclusive of wages and business rates have undermined any improvements that I have tried. “Although the pub has been my home for goodbye, I sincerely trust that the pleasant choice is now to redevelop the web site to create some tons-needed nearby housing. The authorities’ planning inspectorate could decide the case in the coming months.