Holmes Chapel is a parish within the Dane Valley ward of Cheshire East, with a population of over 6,000. It is the service centre for the surrounding villages with a full range of services. It has a twelve member council with two Labour representatives - Margaret and Steve Ranger.
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I moved from Crewe to Holmes Chapel in 1980 and spent a busy decade involved with family life, full time work as a nurse and counsellor, as well as being a governor of a local primary school. Married to Steve, with two grown up children and one granddaughter all of whom have attended Holmes Chapel Primary School and Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.
My main concerns for the village are:
- The existing traffic problems, especially concerning juggernauts travelling through the centre at dangerous speeds.
- The acute shortage of affordable housing for first time buyers.
- Support for local businesses.
- Provisions of facilities for young people including fit and proper maintenance of existing ones.
Although born in London I moved to the North West to go to Manchester University and have been here ever since. I have lived in Holmes Chapel for thirty years with my wife Margaret. Our two children attended Holmes Chapel Primary School and Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School and our granddaughter is now following in their footsteps.
I am a strong believer in local democracy and as a Parish Councillor I intend to ensure that the voices of local people are heard and that the village continues to be one of the best places for people of all ages to live. I am currently Chairman of Holmes Chapel Parish Council.