Disabled Parking at The Arncliffe Centre
We are kindly requesting visitors to The Arncliffe Centre to abide by the regulations when parking vehicles. When the centre is particularly busy a number of vehicles – without blue badges – have parked in the spots designated for disabled persons. This is a particular issue on Thursday evenings when we have Town Council meetings with large numbers of attendees.
We respectfully ask that these parking places are kept free for our visitors with restricted mobility.
Action Day: Riverside Housing on Thursday 28th November
Riverside Housing in collaboration with Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service are holding a day of action on Thursday 28.11.19 in Anglia Way, Escort Close and parts of Arncliffe Road, Halewood, Knowsley.
For more information click the link: Riverside Housing
Town Council Vacancies – Halewood North Ward
Following the formal posting of information through the office of the Returning Officer at Knowsley MBC, residents are advised of the vacancies for two Councillor positions in the Halewood North ward.
Halewood Christmas Concert 2019 – Ding Dong Merrily on High!
The annual Christmas Concert organised and funded by Halewood Town Council and partners, is back for 2019. This year audiences will be treated to music by the prestigious Manchester Camerata Brass Ensemble.
The event brings Halewood Community Choir and local schools together to perform traditional Christmas classics including Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night and Away in a Manger.
Full list of schools taking part:
- Yew Tree Primary School
- Plantation Primary School
- Halewood C of E Primary School
- Holy Family Catholic Primary School
- St Andrews the Apostle Catholic Primary School
- St Mark’s Catholic Primary School
- Halewood Academy
Manchester Camerata, who has the proud title of UK Orchestra of the Year for 2017, perform alongside young people to promote personal and social development which can improve confidence and raise self-esteem. As a registered charity, the orchestra promotes social change and encourages music to be used as a way for people to make positive changes.
With Manchester Camerata being quoted by The Times as “Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” and talented local pupils ready to spread Christmas spirit more than ever, this year’s event is one not to miss.
Ding Dong Merrily on High will be held at Halewood Academy, The Avenue L26 1UU on Tuesday 10 December 2019 from 7pm.
To buy your tickets, please call Halewood Town Council on 443 2063. Tickets are just £5.
Catering Tender for Functions/Events – Halewood Town Council
Halewood Town Council is keen to hear from catering companies who can provide catering for a range of events at its Arncliffe and Hollies Hall Centres.
There are frequent requests to provide catering for parties, weddings, funeral gatherings and other events. The council wishes an organisation to act as its ‘recommended supplier’ for such functions for the period January 2020 to January 2022 (with a review in October 2020).
For more information please follow the link: Tender and non collusion statement Catering nov19
Town Council Meeting – November 21st
There will be a meeting of Halewood Town Council to be held on:
A Neighbourhood Plan for Halewood
The Planning Committee of Knowsley MBC last night approved the request to develop a Neighbourhood Plan corresponding to the boundaries of Halewood Town Council. The development of a Neighbourhood Plan had become a priority for Halewood Town Council and its intention to progress with a plan had been agreed at the meeting of June 20th 2019. The proposal to develop the plan at last night’s meeting was also positively endorsed by Knowsley Council leader, Cllr. Graham Morgan.
Halewood has created a Steering Group to drive the work of its plan chaired by Cllr. Bob Swann, but the hard work to create the plan now begins in earnest.
The link below provides more information on the purpose of a Neighbourhood Plan.
Resignation of Councillors
Halewood Town Council has received the resignation of two councillors in recent days, now former Councillors Shelley Powell and Terry Powell.
Halewood Town Council will consider the matter of the vacancies for town councillors at its meeting of Thursday November 21st.
The council thanks Terry and Shelley for their support and service over the past 7 months, and wishes them well in the future.
2019 Remembrance Sunday (10th November)
Halewood will come together on Sunday 10 November 2019, to honour those we lost this Remembrance Day. For anyone interested in participating, it will commence at The Hollies Centre from 10.00am.
The Mayor of Halewood, Councillor Clare Rose, will lead the short parade from The Hollies Centre at 10.25 a.m. giving tribute on Remembrance Sunday for service men and women who have lost their lives in times of conflict. The parade will march to St. Nicholas’ Church for a short service from 10.45 a.m. which will include the traditional red poppy wreath laying and silence in commemoration of the departed
This year, the Town Council has also supported the use of a white poppy wreath to be laid “from the people of Halewood”. There are three elements to the meaning of white poppies. They represent remembrance for all victims of war, a commitment to peace and a challenge to attempts to glamorise or celebrate war. You can find out more about the purpose and use of the white poppy via this link https://www.ppu.org.uk/remembrance-white-poppies
Jack & The Beanstalk – 2019 Pantomime
Halewood Town council will be hosting its annual seasonal pantomime in December 2019.
This year, our partners at Hurricane Productions are presenting:
‘Jack & The Beanstalk’
Tickets cost £2 per child (accompanying adults are free) and this includes a selection box and visit by Santa Claus.
Friday December 6th – 6.00pm, The Arncliffe Centre
Saturday December 7th – 2.00pm, New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre
Sunday December 8th – 1.30pm, The Hollies Centre
Tickets are available from both the Hollies and Arncliffe Centres.