Including some local information:
The Town Council offices and Maintenance Team services will be closed after 24th December 2014 for the Christmas period. We re-open on 5th January 2015.
Information regarding accessing Warrington Borough Council services over Christmas and the New Year can be found at http://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200877/christmas_2013/1159/accessing_council_services_over_christmas_and_new_year
Local Christmas Church Services
Christmas Services will be taking place at Thomas Risley Church in Locking Stumps:
21st December - 10.35 am - Children's Nativity Service and 6pm Carols by Candlelight
24th December - 5 pm - Christingle Service, 6.15 pm - Carols outside the church and 11.30 pm - Christmas Eve Communion
25th December - 10 am - Christmas Day Celebration
Other local services will be advertised as we receive notice of them.
Wheelie Bin Fires
Around this time of year, 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
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.