Annual Christmas Concert 2022
Halewood Town Council is pleased to announce the return of it’s much-loved Annual Christmas Concert to Halewood. The concert returns for the first time since 2019, following Covid-enforced postponements in 2020 and 2021.
This year’s concert is called “The Little Lights of Christmas” and will be held at its usual venue of Halewood Academy School. The Town Council is partnering with Knowsley Council, Halewood Academy and Halewood Primary Schools to bring you a night of festive joy and entertainment. In addition to school and community choirs, there will be performances from LUMA Creations to add an international dimension to the traditional Classic Carols.
Speaking for Halewood Town Council, Mayor Barbara Dunn commented, “On behalf of the Town Council and residents, I am delighted our Annual Christmas Concert is returning to Halewood. We are pleased to be working closely with our friends at Knowsley MBC, and we are particularly pleased this event will carry the badge of the Knowsley Borough Of Culture. I will be attending with other Councillors, and I know this will be a wonderful evening’s entertainment. Please join us if you can.”
The concert takes place at Halewood Academy School on Wednesday 14th December starting at 7.00pm.
Tickets costing £5.00 can be obtained through school offices, or via the Town Council main office at the Arncliffe Centre.
For more information, call Halewood Town Council on 428-1929.
Resignation of Councillors
Halewood Town Council has received the resignation of two councillors in recent days, now former Councillors Bob Swann and Tony Lucock.
The council expresses its thanks to Mr. Swann and Mr. Lucock for their support and service in recent years, and wishes them well in the future.
Halewood Town Council is pleased to announce the co-option of two local persons as new Councillors.
Cllr Joanne Harvey and Cllr Carl Schears were voted onto the council at meetings held in October and November 2022. Cllr Harvey will be a representative for the Halewood South Ward, Cllr Schears will represent the North Ward. Both Councillors, along with all other elected members at Halewood Town Council, will serve through to May 2023 when new elections will be held.
Here is the link to council’s page with information on Halewood Town Councillors: Halewood Councillors Page
Hollies Play Area (Early Closure)
Halewood Town Council must sadly enforce the early daily closure of the Hollies Playground. Our keyholder will be seeking to close the Play Area by 4.00pm until further notice.
The reason for the early closure is the persistent intimidation of our keyholder by a gang of young persons using fireworks in dangerous and inappropriate ways. The Police have been informed of these ongoing issues, and messages have been posted previously on social media, but the intimidation has continued.
It is our hope the incidents stop, and the Play Area can remain open at least until the sun sets in the next few weeks, but the safety of our staff must be paramount.
Notice of Town Council Meeting: Thursday 13th October 2022
NOTICE OF MEETING
PLEASE NOTE THAT A MEETING OF THE TOWN COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
Thursday 13th October 2022 at 7.00pm.
at The Arncliffe Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood, L25 9PA
FOR THE TRANSACTION OF TOWN COUNCIL BUSINESS
TOWN MANAGER DATED: 7th October 2022
Please note that under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 1 of part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.
This meeting is being held solely to resolve co-option into Councillor vacancies. Given this fact, the public are not able to attend this meeting.
Proclamation of the New Monarch
Halewood Town Council will be holding a Civic ‘Proclamation Ceremony’ at The Arncliffe Centre on Sunday 11th September at 3.00pm. This short event will be the proclamation to the people of Halewood on the accession of the new monarch to the crown, HRH King Charles III. The proclamation will be read by the Mayor of Halewood, Cllr Barbara Dunn.
Knowsley MBC will be undertaking the borough’s civic proclamation at 2.00pm on Sunday, and this follows the very formal proclamations to be made tomorrow (Saturday 10th September) in London and then later in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast.
Residents may attend this event, which will be held near the flagpole of the centre. Please be onsite by 2.45pm.
As from Monday 4th September, the following buses will change bus company from HTL to Arriva.
The links for the updated timetables are below:-
The 166/188 is awaiting and updated timetable.
Co-option of Councillors
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT VACANCIES REMAIN IN THE OFFICE OF TOWN COUNCILLOR FOR HALEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL. THERE ARE 3 VACANCIES: 2 IN HALEWOOD NORTH WARD, AND 1 FOR HALEWOOD SOUTH WARD.
IF YOU WISH TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY AS A COUNCILLOR, PLEASE CONTACT THE TOWN COUNCIL FOR AN APPLICATION FORM WHICH MUST BE COMPLETED BY 5.00 p.m. ON WEDNESDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2022. APPLICATION FORMS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE VIA THE LINK HERE: Co-option application form
ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ASSESSED FOR ELIGIBILITY, AND INTERVIEWS FOR APPOINTMENTS WILL BE MADE SHORTLY THEREAFTER TO CO-OPT ELIGIBLE PERSONS ONTO THE COUNCIL.
GERRY ALLEN – TOWN MANAGER
Arncliffe Refurbishment Scheme – Consultation
As advised in our previous posts, we are sharing information with residents on how they can give their views and comments regarding the council’s proposed scheme to refurbish the Arncliffe Centre. To ensure the process is neutral and meaningful, the organisation ‘Placed’ have been appointed to manage the survey and the consultation events. This organisation will also report back on the findings from the survey and consultation events, and ensure the findings are shared with the Halewood public in early September.
These are the dates and venues for the consultation events:
Saturday 30th July: 12:00 – 16:00 Halewood Carnival, Hollies Hall
Thursday 4th August: 10:30 – 13:30 Arncliffe Community Centre
Thursday 4th August 14:30 – 17:00 Leathers Lane Shops
w/c 5th September. Feedback of ideas, Arncliffe Centre (Date TBC)
To access the survey and information about the consultation events, please use the links below:
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 📣#Halewood Town Council are proposing a major refurbishment of The #Arncliffe Community Centre, alongside a Neighbourhood Plan. We’d love to hear your views on the future of Halewood and the Arncliffe! To get involved: https://t.co/BK5iOaFS8M #PLACED pic.twitter.com/sxpuBGlv6q
— jo harrop (@PlacedEd) July 21, 2022