There will be no meeting in December 2013 of Birchwood Town Council.
The next Council meeting will be held on Tuesday, 28th January 2014, 7pm at Parkers Farm.
The office and maintenance operations will be closed from Wednesday,
25th December 2013 to Wednesday 1st January 2014 (inclusive).
We would like to wish all our residents and visitors to
Birchwood a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
BIRCHWOOD FOOTWAY/CYCLEWAY IMPROVEMENTS
Warrington Borough Council recently consulted on proposed footway/cycleway improvements in the Birchwood area.
Following positive support received following the second stage consultation held in July, this work is now being progressed by the Borough Council.
For further details click here.
PUBLIC INQUIRY - updated 4th December 2013
REF: Planning Appeal References: APP/MO655/A/13/2196226 (Full Planning) and APP/MO655/C/219229 (Enforcement). Prospect Farm, Prospect Lane, Rixton-with-Glazebrook, WA3 6EH.
Proposed change of use to provide a clay pigeon shooting club, clubhouse and associated parking. The two appeals will be dealt with collectively by way of a Public Inquiry.
The public inquiry was adjourned last week by the Inspector. It has now been confirmed that it will reconvene
in mid-January, followed by a site visit, and a decision to be made by the appointed Inspector.
The inquiry will re-commence on Tuesday 14th January 2014 at 10:00 am in Warrington Conference Centre
The Halliwell Jones, Stadium, Mike Gregory Way, Warrington WA2 7NE and is reserved for 3 days.
The sitting days are at the Inspector's discretion and may be changed once the enquiry has opened.
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 has been prepared and an application for grant funding has been submitted to WREN.
We would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation. It is very important that the community's views are presented and considered when finalising proposals for such a sizeable project.
We are hoping to hear whether or not our bid has been successful in Spring 2014. As soon as we have news we will update you here!
Bulky Waste Services
The Town Council is pleased to be able to inform residents that we have been able to recommence our bulky waste collection service.
For our Bulky Waste Collection Policy please click here.
This is a discretionary service offered by Birchwood Town Council for Birchwood residents.
Residents can still take waste to any of the Borough Council's free Community Recycling Centres (such as 'Woolston tip'). In addition all residents who live within the borough of Warrington can request a bulky waste collection from Warrington Borough Council.
The services which are provided by the Borough Council include:
- white goods collection service (free of charge) e.g. fridges, freezers,
- bulky waste collection service (chargeable) e.g. old beds, sofas, other furniture,
- one free bulky waste collection (benefits claimants only, one per financial year).
The Borough Council can be contacted on 01925 443322 or via their website: www.warrington.gov.uk.
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 four 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.