CHANGE OF MEETING DATES AND TIMES
Please note that there will not be a 2015 November Town Council meeting or November Councillor Surgery. Any business that would normally have been considered at this meeting will be deferred until the next Town Council meeting; which will take place on Wednesday 16th December 2015.
There will be a Strategy and Budget Meeting held on Tuesday 24th November 2015, starting at 6pm.
Members of the public are invited to observe Part I of the Strategy and Budget meeting.
There will be a Councillor Surgery held on Wednesday 16th December at 6pm to 6.40pm, prior to the December meeting which will start at the usual time of 7pm.
Town Councillor Surgeries will take place prior to the main Council Meetings, as follows:
Wednesday 16th December
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.
REPORT LIGHTING COLUMNS THAT ARE NOT WORKING
Now the nights are growing dark earlier, people start to notice those street lights that are not working.
Do you know of any problems with lighting columns in Birchwood? If so, please let us know the street name, exact location of the column, any identifying number on it and what the issue is and we will report it to Warrington Borough Council.
Alternatively, you can report faulty lighting columns directly to the Borough Council via their website:
For details go to http://www.warrington.gov.uk/report
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.