HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLANS FOR EAST OF HALEWOOD
ave your say on plans for the East of Halewood
Knowsley Council is seeking views on its plans for East of Halewood – an exciting new residential development of high-quality housing in a semi-rural setting.
The site is strategically located and has established transport networks by road, rail and public transport for travelling to and from cities such as Liverpool and Manchester and is only a 15 minute drive from Liverpool John Lennon Airport for international connections.
The second largest residential development site in Knowsley, East of Halewood extends to just over 80 hectares. To help guide the development of up to 1,500 high quality new homes, Knowsley Council has worked with its partners to develop a masterplan for the site.
Major national house builders, Redrow, Bellway and Miller Homes are working with landowners to bring forward the development of this new housing community.
At the heart of the development is Finch Woods which will be transformed to provide improved green and open space for the Halewood community to enjoy, including a new play area and walking and cycling routes.
The site is also home to the Grade II listed grave of Blackie the war horse, which will be preserved and enhanced as part of the development.
Development will support upgrades to the local highway network, education and health facilities.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said “This is an exciting new development that will offer a range of new homes that will be well-connected to existing local shops, leisure, health and other local services and amenities, with access to bus and train services as well as cycling and walking routes. It will offer greater housing choice for existing Halewood residents, including affordable housing options as well as attracting new people and families into the area. We would really like to hear community views about our emerging plans.”
This is your opportunity to provide any comments on the draft East of Halewood Supplementary Planning Document and draft East of Halewood masterplan, which can be viewed on www.knowsley.gov.uk/consultations.
You can also find out more at one of the drop-in events to be held at Halewood Leisure Centre, Baileys Lane, Halewood, L26 0TY on:-
Wednesday, 13 March 3pm – 7pm
Saturday, 16 March 10am – 2pm
The closing date for feedback is Wednesday, 10 April 2019.
The Town Council has a vacancy for a Senior Administrator.
Information about the post and details of how to apply are shown in the following documents.
Closing date for applications is FRIDAY 15TH MARCH 2019
GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Below are some funding streams that they may be of interest for community groups etc.
For further details, eligibility, deadlines please see the grant links below:
People’s Post Code Trust (£500 – £20k grants):
Allan Lane Foundation (£750 -£15k grants):
Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Youth Projects (£10k -£60k grants):
Sports Relief Community grants (£500 – £1,000 grants):
TOWN COUNCIL ELECTIONS 2ND MAY 2019
Town / Parish Council Elections – Thursday 2 May 2019
In line with best practice, the Returning Officer will be holding a Candidate and Agent’s Briefing with regard to the forthcoming elections.
As there will be Borough and Town Council/Parish elections being held in May, the session will cover aspects of both elections taking place. As a consequence, it is anticipated that there will be large number of candidates and agents wishing to attend the briefing. The Returning Officer will therefore deliver the same briefing on two separate occasions, giving candidates and agents the option of attending on one of the following dates:
Monday 4 March 2019 – starting at 4.30pm or
Thursday 7 March 2019 – starting at 5.30pm
Huyton Council Chamber
Huyton, L36 9YU
As the sessions will be taking place when the building is closed to visitors and taking room capacity into account, we would request that anyone wishing to attend please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the date they wish to attend.
HALEWOOD POLICE STATION
Members of Halewood Town Council were delighted to welcome to last nights Town Council meeting the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside Jane Kennedy and Supt. Clare Jenkins from Merseyside Police.
Cllr Hogg, Chairperson of the Town Council and Mayor of Halewood, welcomed them to the Arncliffe Centre and during their presentation to the Council, confirmed the welcome news that Halewood Police Station is to undergo a major refurbishment in advance of its secure future serving our Town.
Details of the announcement can be found in the attached press statement form the Commissioner’s Office released today.
FEBRUARY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Here’s the link to the agenda for this months meeting.
Recordings of Town Council Meetings
Following a few technical difficulties and with apologies for the poor sound quality, we have finally been able to upload onto our website a recording of the Town Council meeting held on 15th November 2018.
We are working on improving the sound quality and future recordings will be uploaded in a more timely manner.
Recordings can be found under ‘Meetings’.
The Police & Crime commissioner for Merseyside is undertaking a consultation on the finances required to recruit additional Police Officers for Merseyside.
Details are shown at the link below and residents are encouraged to take part in the consultation if at all possible.
JANUARY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting of the Town Council will take place on
Thursday 17th January 2019 at 7pm
Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood L25 9PA.
To access the agenda please click on the following link:
BURNT OUT VEHICLE
The vehicle driven onto and burnt out on Doorstep Green last night, has been reported to Police and as soon as they give permission for its removal, we will make arrangements for it to be taken away.