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Tribute to Pastor Edwin Cotter

 I was deeply saddened to learn that Pastor Edwin of Cornerstone Elim Church Silverdale had passed away suddenly on 8th April 2020. I knew Pastor Edwin as the mainstay in the development of Elim Church and establishing key community projects over some of the difficult times in past years and he was continuing this work in our current crisis with Covid-19. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife Lorna, his boys and the rest of the family, the Church, and his many friends and acquaintances.

Silverdale Parish Council recognises the inspirational work and endurance of Pastor Edwin Cotter influencing many people both within the faith community and beyond. We will continue to engage with our partners and hope to incorporate a tribute to Pastor Edwin in our future engagement with the community.
Henyrk Adamczuk – Chair of Silverdale Parish Council

Through the Cornerstone Elim Church Silverdale, Pastor Edwin was instrumental in providing numerous inclusive community projects.  Working with approx. 1000 people each week, the majority of whom were from the Silverdale area.  Examples include the stay and play group, youth groups, luncheon club, café, Silverlinks Befriending scheme and Silverlinks Arm Chair exercise for the over 50’s, Happy Snappers Camera club, Allotment Gardening Project and the two community centres (Silverdale and Knutton).

We are also thankful to Pastor Edwin for his hard work in providing the village Christmas lights switch on events, and also more recently the village Christmas parties for children.   He had grand plans for Christmas 2020, with a village pantomime and also a lantern parade.  Many children will have also benefited from the free school uniform project during the summer of 2019.    His larger than life contribution to village life will be sadly missed.  Silverdale Parish Council (9th April 2020)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

Welcome to Silverdale Parish Council’s website – launched in September 2015.  We would love to hear your comments on this new website and ways you think we can improve it.  We are always happy to receive quality photos of Silverdale Parish to include on the website – if you have any to share, please send to the Parish Clerk.

Silverdale Parish contains a large village steeped in coal mining history and is located just over a mile or so from the Town Centre of Newcastle under Lyme.   It is within the Borough of Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire and the Census 2011 statistics show it has a population of 3600 approx residents living here and 1600 houses.

The Parish Council is a non-political organisation and by most parish council standards is relatively new, being formed in 2002.  Its primary focus is for the benefit of all who live and work in the parish of Silverdale.

This website provides information about the Parish Council including contact details for its ten members (elected in May 2018), the Parish Clerk, minutes of previous meetings, agendas and dates for forthcoming meetings, financial and policy information, its assets and responsibilities, and general news relating to Parish Council matters.  Please click on the relevant pages for further details.