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
Consultation - Birchwood Pinchpoint Scheme
Warrington Borough Council has secured Growth Deal funding from the government and the Cheshire and Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver a series of transport improvements along the A574 Birchwood Way corridor in Birchwood.
The Borough Council is proposing to deliver junction improvements at Oakwood Gate “The dog bone” and Moss Gate roundabouts and provide a new bus only link between Ordnance Avenue and Faraday Street.
These transport improvements have been proposed to reduce the high levels of congestion at these junctions, improve journey times along the A574 corridor, and improve bus journey times to the Birchwood Park area.
The Borough Council would like to know what you think of the proposed improvements and you can do this by completing the:Birchwood pinchpoint scheme online questionnaire
To help you complete the questionnaire, the Birchwood pinchpoint scheme leaflet [pdf] provides an overarching view of the proposals. If you require further information and a thorough breakdown check out the proposals for the Birchwood pinch point project in full.
Alternatively you can attend one of the drop-in consultation events planned in September where you can speak to the scheme designers and view the proposals in more detail.
Consultation events have been organised at:
Birchwood Shopping Centre, near ASDA
- Thursday 11 September between 12 noon and 7pm
- Saturday 13 September between 12 noon and 2pm
The Centre, Birchwood Business Park
- Thursday 18 September between 11:30am and 6pm
- Tuesday 23 September between 11.30am and 6pm
Post: Birchwood Pinchpoint,
Transport Planning and Development Control,
Warrington Borough Council,
3rd Floor New Town House,
Buttermarket Street, Warrington, WA1 2NH.
The consultation will last for four weeks and the closing date for comments is Monday 6 October 2014.
The Town Council has recently been receiving a number of complaints about the reduced frequency of grass cutting throughout Birchwood.
Members have met with Officers of Warrington Borough Council regarding this matter. The Borough Council has put information on its website to inform residents about its changes to the grass cutting services: www.warrington.gov.uk/homepage/334/street_services_and_grass_cutting_in_warrington
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
Over the last year, the Town Council has been working towards presenting proposals for a significant regeneration project to enhance Birchwood Forest Park.
Following an extensive community consultation and working in partnership with Warrington Borough Council, landowners of the park, documentation was prepared and an application for grant funding has been submitted to WREN.
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 the project will commence as soon as is possible, particularly as this year sees the 30th anniversary of the park.
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 four 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.