PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR YOUR TOWN COUNCIL
Following the introduction by the National Association of Local Council in 2015 of the Local Council Award Scheme, Halewood Town Council has become the first Local Council in the Liverpool City Region, Merseyside and in Lancashire to be awarded Quality status.
The award is evidence of the council’s commitment to good governance, effective community engagement, council improvement and to providing a proper framework for its services to the community of Halewood.
Members of the accreditation panel congratulated the Town Council on the amount and quality of work that went into the evidence submitted and to our involvement in a wide variety of activity in the support of our community.
Cllr Clare Rose, Mayor of Halewood, commented that ‘the Members and staff of the Town Council, which is also a Living Wage Accredited Employer, are immensely proud to receive this Quality award which is an acknowledgement of our determination to live out the Town Council’s motto to ‘seek the best.’
OCTOBER TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
The October meeting of the Town Council will take place on
WEDNESDAY 19th OCTOBER 2016
at New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, starting at 7pm
To access the agenda please follow this link
HOLLIES ROAD CHILDREN’S PLAYGROUND
Work is scheduled to start on 3rd October on the long awaited refurbishment of the children’s playground in Hollies Road.
In partnership with FirstArk, a successful funding bid was made to Cory Environmental Trust which will see all of the existing equipment replaced with stat of the art new equipment, suitable for a variety of ages.
Here’s an image of what the new playground will look like when work has been completed.
The upgrade of Elwyn Gardens is nearing completion. Following a successful bid to the Nation Lottery and working in partnership with Vivark Ltd, a new pathway and been laid, the perimeter fencing re painted, a new sign will be going up shortly and new planting will be supplied.
Many students were celebrating their GCSE results recently, none more so than those from our own Halewood Academy which, based on the results, is the highest performing provider in Knowsley.
Provisional analysis of the results show that the Academy achieved the highest increase in GCSE results this year with 43.5% of pupils gaining five A* – C including English and Maths, an improvement if 18% since 2014. In English alone, 71.5% of pupils achieved a pass at C or above.
Many congratulations and well done to all the students who have worked so hard throughout their Academy career and our grateful thanks to Gary Evans and all his staff for their dedication to our young people.
Our picture shows high-flying students Amy Silker, Alex Watson, Elle Hughes and Charlie White together with Academy Principal, Gary Evans and Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Gary See.
Cllr Clare Rose
Mayor of Halewood
STAFF VACANCY (New closing date)
Buildings and Communities Officer
Band E (Scp 18-21) (£17,891 – £19,939)
Halewood Town Council is committed to providing a responsive quality service to the residents of Halewood and currently has a vacancy for a Buildings and Communities Officer.
The primary purpose of the post is, at all times, working as part of the Town Council staff team, to be a representative Halewood Town Council: to the community, its stakeholders and partners, providing cost effective, high quality services and amenities which reflects the interest and expectations of the Halewood community, in accordance with the wishes and powers of the Town Council.
Specifically, the post holder is responsible for the management of Town Council buildings, including cyclical and reactive maintenance and cleanliness, security and health and safety and to offer a positive and welcoming service to the community, providing groups and individuals with development assistance, support and information and assisting colleagues in service delivery..
Further details regarding are shown by accessing the following links:
Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd September 2016.
SEPTEMBER TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
The September Town Council meeting will take place on Thursday 15th September at 7pm in the Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre.
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SPECIAL TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
There will be Special Meeting of the Town Council held on Tuesday 19th July 2016 at The Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre commencing at 7pm.
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