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Welcome to the Avenue Services Website

To find out more about Avenue Services and the services we provide, click on the About Us tab and the other information at the top of this page.

If you want to know more or cannot find what you’re looking for, please phone us or come into our office at the new Parade Enterprise Centre, 14 The Parade, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5HN. Our contact details are on the Contact Us page

Latest News

August 2017

Community Board Director Vacancy

We are delighted to announce an opportunity for a Blacon Resident to become a member of the Avenue Services Board as a Community Director.

 As a Community Board Member what qualifications do I need?

You don’t need any qualifications to be a community board director but the person we are looking for should have:

  • a strong affiliation to or interest in Blacon
  • a willingness and ability to commit the necessary time to the role

As a board member you will be expected to:

  • act in the best interests of Avenue Services at all times
  • uphold our values and objectives
  • uphold our core policies
  • contribute to and share responsibility for decisions made by the Board
  • be independent, for example, not to represent any external campaign or organisation
  • be an ambassador for the organisation by promoting Avenue Services
  • prepare for and attend meetings, training sessions and other events
  • maintain strict confidentiality of information
  • respect the views of your colleagues and work together as a team.

If you would like an information pack and application form please contact Helen Kelly on 01244 305452 or email helen.kelly@sanctuary-housing.co.uk 

Closing date for applications is 31 August 2017

April 2017

New childcare facility to launch in Blacon

A much-needed new childcare service and after school club is set to open in Blacon later this month.

Avenue Services, a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council, is overseeing a project to offer the facilities at the Dee Point building in Blacon Point Road.

Full-time day care for children up to five years old as well as a before and after school club will be run by Ash Tree Day Nursery, part of the successful Chestnut House Day Nursery in Saughall, from Tuesday 18 April.

A positive public consultation co-hosted by Chestnut Day Nursery, Avenue Services and the council regarding the new service was held last June.

Ash Tree Day Nursery has spent a significant amount of money refurbishing the building, which has been closed for more than a year, while Avenue Services has provided financial support and helped with restoration works.

The Council has since secured additional funding money from government to develop places at Ash Tree as part of its extended 30 hour childcare offer, due to commence this September.

Jason Ashcroft, owner of Chestnut House Day Nursery, said: “Providing the highest level of childcare is something we pride ourselves on and this represents the perfect opportunity to expand our service into Blacon.”

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “We know that the childcare which was formerly provided from the Dee Point Centre is greatly missed, and we are delighted to be working with Chestnut House to bring this new vital service to the community.”

Families interested in enquiring about places can send an email to chestnuthousedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk

Drop in surgeries at the Parade Enterprise Centre

14 The Parade, Blacon, Chester, CH1 5HN

New Benefit Drop In Service

Benefit Drop In



 Income Advisors: 9am – 12noon


 Housing & Estates: 1.30pm – 4.30pm



 Cheshire West and Chester Council

Benefits advice and support: 10am – 1pm




Avenue Services is a community company