THURSDAY, 26th APRIL, 2018.
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Tenant farmer facing eviction pleads to stay
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By Charles Gray A 49-year-old local man who has been living at a council-rented farm for his entire life has been given notice to quit.
David Platt, of New Pastures Farm on Macclesfi eld Road, has been told he must get ready to leave 15 years after his father, George, who previously held a life tenancy, passed on the tenancy to him.
George Platt, (80), rented and ran the farm, which provides around 3,200 turkeys across the country every Christmas, from 1967 before passing it on to his son in 2004.
David Platt said he had been under the impression that he would be able to renew his
Flooring, Fabrics, Curtains, Blinds. New Spring ranges now available tenancy after his 15-year lease had expired and claimed that the offi cer who brought the eviction commented on how it was the best-kept council farm he had seen.
Mr Platt said that he had “pleaded” with the council to extend the tenancy, at least until his children had fi nished school. His wife, who also lives on the farm, is a teacher at the local primary school two miles away.
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Capitol Walk fl ats proposal
Plans have been submitted to transform the derelict Capitol Walk shopping centre, on Congleton’s High Street, into apartments, plus two shops.
The plans detail converting the shopping centre into a total of 14 fl ats – 12 one-bedroom fl ats and two fl ats with two bedrooms.
shops, although what they will be has not yet been released.
Eight places for parking will also be created.
Cheshire East Council will decide on the plans on 20th July.
Matthew Montague Architects would carry out work on behalf of its client, Derbyshire-based Clowes Developments Ltd.
The development will also see the creation of two new • —Turn to page 27.
Taking the plunge at Sunday’s Congleton Triathlon were Dane Valley Swimming Club members Emil Cameron, Nina Whitehurst, Abbie Simpson and Phoebe Kensale. For more on the triathlon, turn to page 4. (“Chronicle” photo. 1720c/18).
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Online purchases warning
Police have warned people to be wary about purchasing online from social media sites such as Facebook.
In February, Staffordshire Police received intelligence that a woman in Silverdale was selling large quantities of beauty products and candles via Facebook.
When offi cers called, they recovered hundreds of pounds worth of goods that had been stolen from Boots and Wilkinson’s including Yankee Candles, hairdryers, beauty and make-up sets and perfume.
A 40-year-old woman was voluntarily interviewed at Newcastle-under-Lyme police station where she admitted stealing the products. She will be charged and appear in court.
Last year, an Alsager businesswoman admitted selling sold fake goods at a salon, as well as via a Facebook page set up to sell the fake designer goods. The page had been set up to annoy a former friend, who ran a similar page, a court was told.
Fake goods ranged from mock Tag Heuer, Hublot and Rolex watches, Louis Vitton phone cases, Vivienne Westwood and Chanel earrings, Cartier Bracelets and Mont Blanc pens.
A police spokesman said: “If the deal you’re being offered is too good to be true, the chances are that it probably is.
“If you’re suspicious or concerned about anything you’re being sold online, report it to us by calling 101.”
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