We will be open to the public on Saturday from 1130-1400 for you to get your free, recycled uniforms from Halewood Academy, St Mark’s, Halewood CofE, Plantation, Yew Tree, Holy Family & St Andrew’s. All items in excellent condition and have been washed and ironed. So before you buy your uniform please pop down to The Arncliffe Centre and see if we have what you need. Please note that due to Covid 19 restrictions we can only have a limited number of people at a time, and please bring your mask.
Halewood Uni-Wise and Radio Merseyside
Residents may wish to set their alarm clocks for tomorrow morning (Thursday August 13th). Halewood Town Councillor Barbara Dunn will be representing the Halewood Uni-Wise project in an interview with Tony Snell on BBC Radio Merseyside at 7.50 a.m. It will also be available through the Iplayer once the programme has concluded.
Good luck Barbara!
Provision for the Exercise of Public Rights 2019-20
Face Coverings (Masks) in Community Settings
The Government has made a further announcement on where face coverings needs to be worn.
Face coverings already need to be worn on:
- public transport (and in airports, rail and tram stations and terminals, maritime ports and terminals, bus and coach stations and terminals)
- in shops and supermarkets
- in indoor shopping centres
- in banks, building societies and post offices (including credit unions, short-term loan providers, savings clubs and money service businesses)
In addition, from 8 August 2020, face coverings will also be mandatory if you visit:
- funeral directors
- premises providing professional, legal or financial services
- bingo halls
- concert halls
- museums, galleries, aquariums, indoor zoos or visitor farms, or other indoor tourist, heritage or cultural sites.
- nail, beauty, hair salons and barbers – other than where necessary to remove for treatments
- massage parlours
- public areas in hotels and hostels
- place of worship
- libraries and public reading rooms
- community centres
- social clubs
- tattoo and piercing parlours
- indoor entertainment venues (amusement arcades, funfairs, adventure activities)
- storage and distribution facilities
- veterinary services
- auction houses
The measure is to help reduce the risk of transmission of coronavirus.
You could face a fine of up to £100 if you do not comply with the new ruling, which will be enforced by the police. Children under 11 are exempt from the new ruling. Older children and adults may also be exempt, further information is available here: Persons exempt from face covering rule
Disposable or washable face coverings are now widely available to buy or you can cover your nose and mouth with a scarf. You can find more information here: On face coverings
This decision will impact on the Town Council’s two main facilities, The Arncliffe Centre and Hollies Hall. We would ask visitors to our centres to please abide by the government’s new guidelines for the safety of everyone.
Halewood Uni-Wise (School Uniform Support)
Halewood Town Council is pleased to be partnering with a new community organisation, ‘Halewood Uni-Wise’. This group of volunteers from across Halewood have set up the organisation to recycle school uniforms for free distribution to families. After a strong and successful campaign to promote the need for donations, the group will commence distribution this coming Saturday August 8th at The Arncliffe Centre.
Here is a message from the group’s Facebook Page (where you can also give them a follow). Please share this message, especially with families/friends who might benefit from this excellent initiative:
Public Access – Town Council Meeting (6th August)
Following representations from several parties, the council has reviewed its decision to merely ‘livestream’ the Town Council meeting scheduled for Thursday August 6th. As the meeting will take place via Zoom, the public may request the access code for their attendance by writing to the Town Manager. This must be done by 12.00pm on Thursday August 6th after which the code will be shared.
The public are reminded that only persons requesting access by midday on Thursday will be allowed into the meeting. No members of the public will be admitted without this prior approval (this is to prevent cyber disruption of the meeting). In addition, any members of the public seeking to raise questions at the Public Forum section of the agenda should advise the Town Manager by midday on Thursday.
We apologise for the confusion caused by the earlier decision to only livestream the meeting.
Town Council Meeting: Thursday August 6th
There will be a meeting of Halewood Town Councillors on: Thursday 6th August 2020 at 7.00pm
The meeting will take place via the Zoom teleconferencing system. The public may attend the meeting and register for questions to be tabled at the ‘Public Forum’ part of the agenda by writing to the Town Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
To access the agenda please click on the following link: TC Meeting August 6 Agenda WS
Town Council Meeting Thursday July 23rd
There will be a meeting of Halewood Town Councillors on: Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 7.00pm
The meeting will take place with some Councillors attending in-person, and some in attendance via the Zoom teleconferencing system. Because of limitations on public meetings due to the Covid-19 crisis, the public may only attend the meeting via Zoom.
To request attendance at the meeting, residents must advise the Town Manager by 11.00am on Thursday 23rd July and a meeting ID will subsequently be shared to allow access.
To access the agenda please click on the following link: Town Council Meeting Agenda 23rd July 2020
Hollies Play Area Closed
The Council has taken the decision to close the Hollies Play Area until the week commencing August 3rd. After it reopened on July 6th there were, sadly, a number of instances of anti-social behaviour and threats made to the personnel trying to close the Play Area. Because of this behaviour, the person undertaking the task of closing the site resigned from their role with immediate effect leaving the council with the difficult decision of temporarily closing this provision.
The Play Area will reopen from the week commencing Monday August 3rd when the council will have personnel available to complete the task of opening and closing the site.
Town Council Play Areas – Open from July 4th
In line with government guidance, we are pleased to announce that outdoor children’s play areas will be open from July 4th. This includes the Town Council play areas across Halewood. The enclosed playground on Hollies Road will reopen from 9.00 a.m. on Monday July 6th until 5.00 p.m. This will be its operating times throughout the month of July.
Residents are still advised to practice appropriate Social Distancing with the use of play equipment.