Including some local information:
Wheelie Bin Fires
In the run up to Bonfire Night, there are often increased reports of deliberately started wheelie bin fires. This type of crime is potentially very dangerous and puts the lives of the public and firefighters at risk. Cheshire Fire & Rescue publish some simple tips to prevent wheelie bin fires:
- Do not store rubbish or wheelie bins/refuse containers by windows or doors - any fire in the bin could easily spread to your property.
- Do not store your wheelie bin/refuse containers in close proximity to a building.
- Do not overfill your wheelie bin/refuse containers or leave loose rubbish around them.
- Whenever possible, wheelie bins/refuse containers should be stored securely behind locked gates.
- Only place your wheelie bin out on collection day. Return it to your property as soon as possible after collection. Do not leave your wheelie bin out at night.
- Do not allow bins or rubbish to block escape routes
Halloween is fast approaching and Cheshire Police have launched ‘Op Treacle’ to remind people to act responsibly and stay safe whilst enjoying the night.
If you are intending to go out ‘Trick or Treating’ stay safe by going to areas you know and go with a small group of people.
Don’t enter any house, always stay on the doorstep and young children should always go trick or treating with an adult.
Remember that not everyone will want to be disturbed by Trick or Treaters. To avoid any problems, look for signs that the house is taking part in Halloween. If a property has pumpkins, and Halloween decorations outside, it is probably safe to assume that the people there will welcome Trick or Treaters.
For those of you who are a bit older, but still like to partake in the fun of dressing up in costume on Halloween, please consider that groups out trick or treating may include small children who could be frightened by costumes which are particularly gruesome.
Cheshire police are giving out posters for people to put in windows which will indicate if they are happy for Trick or Treaters to call. You can download and print your own off at http://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice--information/bonfire-and-halloween.aspx
Warrington Borough Council has published details of upcoming roadworks in the Birchwood area.
Resurfacing work will be taking place on Locking Stumps Lane, from the bridge over the M6 to the junction with Millhouse Lane (approximately). The work is programmed to commence on 20th October 2014 and will take up to two weeks to complete. There will be daily road closures between 9.15am and 3.15pm.
The alternative route during the closures will be Crab Lane, A574 Birchwood Way, Birchwood Park Avenue, A574 Warrington Road, Cross Lane and Spring Lane.
For further information go to http://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200525/roadworks/783/roadworks
Resurfacing work will also be taking place on the A574 Warrington Road, again involving road closures.
The proposed duration of works is 3 weeks.
The A574 road to Culcheth will be closed from Daten Avenue Roundabout to approximately 50 metres north of Cross Lane South between the hours of 8.30pm to 5.30am Monday to Friday for the duration of the works.
There will be a diversion in operation. For further information go to http://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200525/roadworks/783/roadworks or click here
Police and Town Councillor Joint Surgeries
Please note: There will be no more surgeries until further notice.
UPDATE: Proposed regeneration of play and recreation facilities at Birchwood Forest Park
At the May Town Council meeting, outgoing Chair, Councillor Pauline Nelson, was delighted to be able to announce that WREN has awarded the Town Council and the local community funding of £50,000 toward the costs of refurbishing the play and recreation facilities within Birchwood Forest Park.
The Town Council and Warrington Borough Council (the landowner) are also providing significant amounts of capital towards the project; the first phase of which will see overgrown areas thinned out, improvements to the play equipment and play area and the installation of some informal fitness equipment.
The Town Council is hoping that in future years we may also be able to look at improvements to the informal kickabout pitch and the skateboard/BMX area.
We are hoping that the Borough Council will be able to start the necessary thinning works before the end of the year.
BIRCHWOOD TOWN COUNCIL
' Serving Our Local Community'
Our motto and ethos is ‘Serving our Local Community’ which is something which we take great pride in doing.
Birchwood Town Council, responsible for the administration of the area, is quite unique in that it has its own community maintenance resource currently made up of three full time Maintenance Operatives and three part-time/temporary Maintenance Operatives. They are on hand five days a week to tackle things such as litter picking and landscape maintenance. All our staff are competent and are equipped with the knowledge, support and equipment required to do their job.
In addition there are three part-time office staff who, together with local Councillors, deal with matters of concern to our residents on a daily basis.
We also employ the services of a part-time Facilities Caretaker/Cleaner who takes bookings for the Community Meeting Room and keeps the Town Council's premises clean and tidy.
We are located at Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, Birchwood
Telephone & Fax No: 01925 819440
Our offices are usually open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am until 4.00 pm and the Maintenance Team is out and about from 8.00 am until 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.