Betley bells are 300 years old this year. Three of the six bells in the tower were installed in 1611.

The Betley Bell Ringers are organising an open day on Saturday July 16th when residents will be able to see the bells and have the art explained. There will be a mini bell tower in the school playground and some hand bell ringing.

We are always looking for local residents to join the team and help to keep this tradition alive.

Both Anne and David are members of the team and you may respond through this web site.


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In the Borough there are a number of broken street lights where the ownership is unclear. One of these is the lamp at the top of The Butts by the Church Steps.
This summer the Cabinet agreed to repair these lamps. The replacement of our lamp is proving expensive as it is an antique lamp by a Grade 1 Listed Building in a Conservation Area
A suitable lamp has been identified and is on order, it is hoped the work will be complete in January.



The Royal Mail management at Warrington have not responded to my letter of 31st October.

Whilst the situation has improved we are not there yet. The residents of Betley, Balterley and Wrinehill deserve an apology and an explanation.

I have therefore escalated the issue to Mark Higson, Managing Director of Royal Mail Letters in London.