Cheshire Constabulary have set up a survey where you can tell them about the things you would like the Police to focus on in your area. Click on the link below to access the survey web page.
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 has 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.
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.
Three notices have been published recently regarding parish councillors and Parish Council Elections.
- Notice of a Casual Vacancy – Houghton Green Ward
- Declaration of Result of Poll Uncontested – Houghton Green Ward
- Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll – Winwick Ward
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 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:
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.
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 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:-
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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