Some local news and events:
A vacancy has arisen for a Temporary, Part-Time Cleansing/Maintenance Operative
2/3 days per week, £7.85 per hour
For further details click here
Town Councillor Surgeries will take place prior to the main Council Meetings, as follows:
Tuesday 22nd September, Tuesday 27th October and Tuesday 24th November
from 6.00 pm until 6.40 pm at
Birchwood Town Council, Parkers Farm, Delenty Drive, Birchwood WA3 6AN
The surgeries are an opportunity for residents to ask a question or raise a concern with a local Councillor.
Dealing with illegal and unauthorised encampments
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published a document which summarises the powers that Councils, Police and landowners have to deal with illegal and unauthorised encampments. To view the document click here.
Warrington Borough Council has also published a list of frequently asked questions on its website relating to Gypsies and Travellers. For more information go to http://www.warrington.gov.uk/faqs/201056/gypsies_and_travellers
Warrington Borough Council has published some information 'All about Ivy' on its website. For details visit:http://www.warrington.gov.uk/info/200795/parks_and_green_spaces/1854/all_about_ivy
UPDATE: Regeneration of play and recreation facilities at Birchwood Forest Park
The new and refurbished play and fitness equipment located at Birchwood Forest Park was formally opened to the public on Sunday, 7th June 2015 during the Birchwood Carnival.
The Mayor (Cllr Geoff Settle), Cllr Russ Bowden (Borough and Town Councillor), Mr Richard Smith of WREN and Cllr Terry Hearldon (Chair of Birchwood Town Council) all said a few words outlining the scheme and the potential future developments within the park prior to an official ribbon cutting event.
WREN awarded the local community £50,000 and the Town Council and Warrington Borough Council (the landowner) also provided significant amounts of capital towards funding this project; which was delivered in partnership.
The first phase of the improvements saw the overgrown areas thinned out. Improvements and refurbishment to some of the existing play equipment and the installation of some additional play equipment and informal fitness equipment is now complete and is available for the community to enjoy.
The Town Council is hoping that in future years we will be able to look at improving other areas 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 two full time Maintenance Operatives, three part-time/temporary Maintenance Operatives and one other part-time operative. 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.