Welcome to the Protos community page where you can ﬁnd out about our work at the site and in the surrounding communities.
Here you can ﬁnd out about the Community Forum, keep track of latest updates from the Protos site and get in touch with the team if you have a question. You can also ﬁnd out how to apply to the Community Fund, which makes funds available for local community causes every year. In 2023, Peel NRE contributed £50,000 to the fund.Read our latest community newsletter Read our previous community newsletters Sign-up to our community newsletter
The Protos Community Forum is made up of local representatives and provides a link between the community and the project team. You can raise questions or issues by contacting your local Community Forum representative.Community Forum Members Read the minutes of Community Forum meetings and other documents here
The Protos Community Beneﬁt Fund makes funds available for local community causes every year. The beneﬁt fund is open to bids for funding from organisations and causes in the parishes of Ince, Elton, Helsby, Frodsham, Thornton le Moors and Little Stanney. Transport, community buildings, sport, youth, and heritage are among the wide range of causes considered.
Here are some of the causes we have already supported:
The fund has helped Elton Primary School make a number of improvements over the years. They include painting the playground and installing an interactive screen and a new multi-use games area to boost sports provision and playtimes for pupils. We’ve also recently helped the school with some new carpets following a successful grant.
The Parish Council successfully applied for funding which has enabled new playground equipment to be installed in the parish. The equipment was installed in 2018 and has proved a big hit with local children.
The St Laurence Frodsham bellringers are a group of people who meet every week to ring the church’s historic bells. The eight bells ring for a wide range of services and as such dedicated practice is required. When the group needed some new practice equipment, we were happy to support their application for a grant to fund it.
A subgroup of the Community Forum was set up to look speciﬁcally at the issue of air quality related to the Protos development, including:
Appoint an independent air quality advisor to the group (appointed and produced a study)
Consider proposals from Cheshire West and Chester Environmental Protection on the type of monitoring for the development that has been agreed
Oversee the implementation of an air monitoring system
Consider reports and review progress on a regular basis
Provide objective information and feedback to the local community on air quality issues with the aim of dispelling worries or concerns that may exist in the community