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A climate emergency motion was presented to Birchwood Town Council and approved unanimously by Council in June 2019.

To view the Town Council's Climate Emergency Plan click here.

Notice of Casual Vacancy

Notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for Birchwood Town Council - Oakwood Ward of the Borough of Warrington.

In accordance with Section 87 (3) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, as the vacancy has occurred within six months of the date in which the Councillor would have retired, an election will not be held and the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary election which will be held on the 7th May 2020. To see the formal notice click here.

About Birchwood Town Council

Birchwood Town Council is the first tier of local government and is therefore the closest to the local community, followed by Warrington Borough Council.

Parish and Town Councils were created in law and they can only act within the law by exercising their powers and functions which have been conferred on them by Statutes (i.e. Acts of Parliament). Town Councils have a number of powers available to them, but the ability to exercise any such powers may sometimes depend upon a number of other other factors such as land ownership, financing or planning approval.

There is some confusion as to what the difference is between a Parish and Town Council. The answer is simple, nothing, they are exactly the same. However, a Town Council can elect a Mayor to be Head of Council instead of a Chairperson. Birchwood Town Council chooses to have a Chairperson, and in May of each year a Chair is elected by the Council to serve for a period of 12 months. The Chair for 2019-2020 is Cllr Nigel Reeves.

chair handover may 2019

Cllr Ian Atkin (outgoing Chair) congratulates Cllr Nigel Reeves on his appointment as Chair of the Town Council for 2019/20.

Cllr Dominic Breslin is Vice Chair of the Town Council for 2019/20.


Street Lighting

How to report lighting columns that are not working, dayburners or those hidden by foliage.



Information regarding regular waste collections, undertaken by

Warrington Borough Council.



Information about roadworks and transportation.



What's on?

Birchwood Carnival 2020


 Carnival Procession

Park Improvements

Play and recreation improvements in Birchwood Forest Park


Strategic Plan

The Town Council has put together a Strategic Plan for Birchwood.

front page strategic plan 2016 2020