One of the first objectives of the Weaverham Trust, was to secure the use of Lakehouse Field for the community and future generations, making it safe from developers. After much research, advice from Open Spaces Society and work by our local councillor, Nora Dolphin, Lakehouse Field was registered as a village green in March 2004.
Network Rail Substation
In 2003, Network Rail wanted to build an electrical substation, the size of three football pictures, in the greenbelt land on the boundary of Weaverham. The Weaverham Trust, with members of Weaverham and Acton Bridge Parish Councils fought and formed an action group and together with Vale Royal Borough Council were eventually successful in getting the application refused.
Village Design & Landscape Statement
The Trust, under the watchful eye of the Cheshire Landscape Trust, co-ordinated and produced the Weaverham Village Design and Landscape Statement. The document gives an indication of how we see our village, what we want to preserve and our sense of place. The work was approved by VRDC as a supplentary Planning Policy Document on 5 July 2005.
Blue Plaque Scheme
The Trust, together with Weaverham History Society and Vale Royal BC produced commemorative plaques for the listed buildings in the village. The plaques are accompanied by four interpretive panels and a walk leaflet that provides further information about the locality, structure and characters who have lived in the houses. You can download the leaflet here.