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.
Reverse Advent Calendar 2019
Christmas can be a difficult time for many, especially those living on a tight budget. Many people find themselves in food crisis due to seasonal pressures and increases in bills.
This year, Halewood Town Council is pleased to be working on a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ campaign with the Knowsley Foodbank. We are asking for donations over a 25 day period of the items listed below. Of course, this is ‘advent’ in November rather than December and all for a worthy cause
To make the process of donating easier for Halewood residents, we are collecting items at both the Arncliffe and Hollies Centres through the month of November. Simply pop the items in a box or bag and drop them off at either of our centres (or directly to the warehouse in Huyton) by 29th November. Your donation will help and support people in food crisis over the Christmas period, thank you.
Clothes Recycling at The Hollies & Arncliffe Centres
Halewood Town Council are very excited to be working with Halewood Church of England Primary School on a recycling project. At the Hollies Centre and The Arncliffe Centre, bins are now onsite for you to recycle a variety of unwanted items (as per the image below). We hope to extend this arrangement to other schools across Halewood in the future.
Town Council Meeting – Rodents
In addition to the significant discussions about NHS provision in Halewood, Councillors were informed by a number of residents of the increased problems caused by a rat infestation across our community.
It is evident this a major problem for many people across Halewood. There were reports of dogs suffering with Weil’s disease as an outcome of the rat infestation, and other stories of the huge distress this is having on the mental health of many residents. The cost of dealing with the problem is also a worry for many families. As new developments occur across Halewood and other areas of Knowsley, the rat problem seems to follow.
There are limits to what a Town Council can do in response to this problem, as it is an issue for the Principal Authority – in this case Knowsley MBC. However, Halewood Town Councillors have agreed to respond in two ways, so that they may help to alleviate the problem this rat infestation is causing:
1 – We will post information and guidance about how to reduce the problems. Residents last night also advised that some of the issues are caused by dumped rubbish and the inappropriate use of wheelie bins (i.e. leaving them open or overfilling). The relevant advice and information will be shared through the Town Council website and Social Media platforms.
2 – We will allocate funds to help address the problem. In the first instance, we will aim to work with the Pest Control Team at Knowsley Council.
Information on bin collections and the use of bins is in the link below.
Town Council Meeting – Knowsley CCG
The Halewood Town Council meeting of Thursday September 19th was attended by 88 residents. The majority of persons present were there to express their concerns to a representative of the Knowsley CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) about the current problems and challenges they are encountering with Health provision across Halewood.
Halewood Town Council thanks Alistair MacFarlane of the Knowsley CCG for his attendance at last night’s meeting. Alistair appreciated the candour with which residents expressed their frustrations and anger, noting their views will be taken onboard and will help inform future decisions for the CCG.
Town Council Meeting – OCTOBER 2019
There will be a meeting of the Town Council to be held on
Thursday 17th October 2019 at 7.00 p.m.
This meeting will be preceded by a new Annual Meeting of the Town Council which will take place at 6.30pm
Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre,
Arncliffe Road, Halewood L25 9PA.
To access the agenda please click on the following link:
Halewood Connects – Friday September 27th
We are pleased to be hosting the first ‘Halewood Connects’ event to be led by One Knowsley (formerly Knowsley CVS).
The event will take place on Friday September 27th from 9.30am at The Arncliffe Centre, and is aimed at representatives of the voluntary, community, faith and social sectors across Halewood. Details about booking on the event can be found in the link below:
The Tuesday Club, Halewood
We received a lovely letter from Andrea Owens of the Tuesday Club last week. Andrea was thanking the Town Council for the grant funding it received to help the club have a wonderful day out in Blackpool.
The letter can be found here. TUESDAY CLUB