Public Meetings

On 18 May 2021, the Winwick Parish will return to holding physical Council meetings for the first time in more than a year, as the legal flexibility to hold virtual meetings had ended and the Government continues to ease its COVID restrictions.

The Annual Council meeting will take place at Winwick Leisure Centre at 7.30pm.

Please note that COVID Secure control measures will be in place, meaning that the capacity for public attendance will, initially, be limited to 15 spaces.

Election Results 2021

The councillors elected in May 2021 are now listed on the Members page of the Parish Council website. Full details of the election results are available on Warrington Borough Council’s website.

Elections 2021 – Update

Three notices have been published recently regarding parish councillors and Parish Council Elections.

No nominations have been received for the May 2021 Elections in respect of the Peel Hall Ward.

Further details of candidates for Elections in other Parish Councils and for Warrington Borough Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire can be found on the Election Notices and Vacancies page of the Borough’s Website.

Winwick CE School Community Improvement Plan – Consultation

Winwick CE Primary School has asked the Council to help it to publicise its consultation on the School’s Community Improvement Plan.

The Plan envisages 3 phases of development centred around the school, but which may affect the interests of Winwick Parish Council, users of the Community and Leisure Centre and Myddleton Lane Playing Fields, as well as the wider community.

The following documents are available:

Consultation Letter

Community and Improvement Plan.

At its meeting on 23 February 2021, Winwick Parish Council was invited to comment on the Plan, prior to its wider publication by the School.  The Council agreed the proposals ‘in principle’, subject to further negotiations with the School’s representatives about the details of what is proposed.

At this stage members of the public are requested to submit any comments directly to the School.  The deadline for responses to the consultation has been extended to Monday 5 April 2021.  There will, however, be an opportunity in the future to submit comments to the Council.

Winwick Litter Network

The Parish Council is pleased to announce that it intends to work closely with the newly launched Winwick Litter Network.

This is a Community-run resource for reporting and volunteering to clean up litter problems in local neighbourhoods across Winwick Parish.  A similar group is already in operation in Croft and there are several more within Warrington.

If you’ve spotted a litter problem; then simply post on the Winwick Litter Network Facebook group with as much information as you can.  If you’ve cleaned up some litter, perhaps on your regular exercise route or within your favourite dog walking area, then you might want to report that.  This in turn will hopefully lead to other local people becoming involved. There are already a number of regular litter-pickers who have “adopted” certain lanes.  This initiative seeks to celebrate what they’ve been doing and widen the reach of volunteer activity.  The Network’s ultimate aim is to have a much cleaner, greener Winwick with far less littering and fly-tipping impacting on our local environment.

Unfortunately, at this time due to Lockdown restrictions, the Network is unable to launch “organised” litter-picking.  Accordingly, in the short term, activity will need to be contained to individual volunteer responses or 6 people or two households “exercising” together (while picking up litter).  However, the Network’s Facebook Group will facilitate co-ordination of individual reporting and clean-up activity even during Lockdown.  Once restrictions are lifted and better weather is with us, organised multi-volunteer litter-picking can be properly launched, where key hotspots such as Delph Lane near B&Q will be targeted.  One successful pick has already taken place on Delph Lane, with others on Hermitage Green Lane and the Sankey Valley Trail.

Health and Safety will be paramount in everything connected with Winwick Litter Network.  The ready availability of litter-picking equipment, safety gloves, hi-vis vests, etc. are all firmly on the Network’s agenda with a small initial order already received.  Equally, the safety of volunteers undertaking litter-picking and the management – and potential re-cycling – of the diverse range of litter and debris collected will at all times need to be at the core of everything carried out by the Network.

A Volunteer Litter Picking Sheet, provided by Warrington Borough Council, sets out some key tips and health and safety risk assessment information for organised litter picks.

In its first week, or so, the Network already had around 30 local people who had expressed an interest in becoming involved.  By the middle of March this number had grown to over 160 people, many of whom had joined the Network’s new Facebook group.  This is a superb response.

The Parish Council hopes that the launch of the Network and the associated Facebook Group will help in focusing the spotlight on the growing issue of litter (and also fly-tipping) within Winwick and bring about even more interested people to complement those already active or keen to become involved.  The activities of the Network will support the work of the Parish Council’s own Litter Picker Service and the wider waste services provided by Warrington Borough Council.

If you want to have a further look into the concept of Litter Networks please go to please go to https://litternetworks.org/about-us 

The link to the Network’s new Facebook group is via its website at Winwick Litter Network https://litternetworks.org/network/winwicklitter 

Network Members will be celebrating their achievements at an event due to be held on Thursday 24 June 2021 at 7.30pm at Winwick Community and Leisure Centre.  Why not sign up?

Elections 2021

Elections are due to take place in this area in 2021 for Winwick Parish Council, Warrington Borough Council and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire.

Notices of Election have been published as follows:-

Parish Councils in Warrington

Warrington Borough Council

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire

Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates Election Address

The last date for delivery of nomination papers to the relevant Returning Officer is up to 4pm on Thursday 8 April 2021.

Remember – If you are not registered, you cannot vote.  The last date for receiving applications for registration is Monday 19 April 2021.

Further information is available on the Elections webpage of the Borough Council, as follows:

Elections 2021

Public Meetings

Due to increasing COVID-19 infection rates in Warrington and the enhanced restrictions proposed to take effect from midnight on Monday 21 September 2020, the Parish Council will continue to hold public meetings in a virtual format. This includes the Council meeting due to be held on 22 September 2020

Members of the public can view all meetings on You Tube and a link to the relevant web page will be provided on the cover of each Agenda. Agenda papers can be found in the Documents area of our website.

Notice of Casual Vacancy – Peel Hall Ward

A vacancy has arisen in the Peel Hall Ward of Winwick Parish Council. A link to the formal notice of casual vacancy is included below.

Public Notice

Please note that, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, if an election is triggered by 10 electors, a poll to fill the casual vacancy does not take place. Instead the vacancy is filled at the ordinary election on 6 May 2021. If no election is triggered the Council may fill the vacancy earlier by means of co-option.

Parish Council Meeting – 26 May 2020

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be a virtual meeting only, held on Tuesday 26 May 2020, commencing at 7.30pm.

A copy of the Agenda is available in the Documents area of our website.

Information on how to view the meeting will be posted shortly on our website homepage.

Stay alert- Control the virus – Save lives

Public Meetings – Coronavirus Outbreak

Due to the on-going restrictions in place to protect public health during the Coronavirus pandemic, scheduled public meetings of the Council, Management Committee and Annual Parish Assembly will not currently take place.

The Council is, however, considering the possible need for future meetings and is exploring the Government’s new rules allowing virtual local authority meetings to take place.  Further information will be available on our website as and when meetings resume.

The Community and Leisure Centre will remained closed until further notice.

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