Provision for the Exercise of Public Rights 2021-22
Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return Accounts for Year Ended 31 March 2022: Notice of Public Rights 2022
Network Rail – Line Management Tree Works
Network Rail are holding an event to to advise on upcoming woodland management work that is required on the railway line between Halewood and Hunts Cross. They have advised:
“In order to maintain and operate a safe and reliable railway, work will involve a combination of removing and pruning vegetation on railway land along a 2-mile section of track. This is necessary to keep immediate trackside areas clear of encroaching vegetation, as well as removing or reducing (where appropriate) any trees on railway land that are tall enough to strike a train or critical infrastructure.
To support this work, I would like to invite you to a drop-in session we will be hosting from 4:30pm – 6:30pm on Thursday 23 June at The Arncliffe Sports & Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood, Liverpool, L25 9PA. Our project team will be on hand to answer questions you may have regarding the work”.
Where possible this work is taking place during daytime hours, Monday – Friday until December 2022 however some work can only safely take place at night whilst train services are not in operation. More detail can be found in this letter: Network Rail Letter
TOWN COUNCIL MEETING 16TH JUNE 2022
MEETING OF HALEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
Thursday 16th June 2022 at 7.00 p.m. at the Arncliffe Centre, Halewood.
GERRY ALLEN, TOWN MANAGER DATED: 10th June 2022
A reminder to residents that questions for Public Forum must be logged with the Town Manager by 7.00pm on Tuesday 14th June via: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 0151 428-1929.
Residents are able to attend this meeting in-person.
Please note that the Public and Press are invited to attend the above meeting under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 s.1, as extended by the Local Government Act 1972 s.s 100 & 102.
Mayor’s Charities for 2022/23
The new Mayor of Halewood, Cllr Barbara Dunn, has announced the charities she will be supporting through the 2022/23 Municipal Year. The year will see a wide range of fundraising events and activities aimed at raising much needed support for these important charities. The Mayor also welcomes offers of support – volunteering, raffle prizes, financial donations – to assist through the year.
For more information, please follow this link: Mayor’s Charities for the current year – (halewoodtowncouncil.gov.uk)
Flying the Rainbow Flag
Alongside its main flagpole at The Arncliffe Centre, Halewood Town Council has installed a second pole for the occasional flying of other flags of significance. On Wednesday 1st June, it will be used for the first time.
The Rainbow Flag will be proudly flying over the centre throughout June, as the council marks the annual ‘Pride’ month. LGBT+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which began on 28 June 1969. As a result, many Pride events are held during the month of June to recognise the impact LGBT+ people have had in the world.
Deputy Mayor of the Council, Andrew Hesford, comments: “We are proud to stand side-by-side with our LGBT+ community and provide reassurance that regardless of your sexuality, gender, age or ethnicity, Halewood should be a safe space for everyone – we are one township, one community”. Cllr Hesford will represent the Council at the raising of the flag on Wednesday 1st June.
Halewood Town Council welcomes further suggestions for flags that may be flown from the additional flagpole. Recommendations must be considered by The Mayor and full council for agreement. The decision to fly the Rainbow Flag for example, was approved by the council at its meeting of March 2022.
“Cleo’s Coffee” at The Arncliffe Centre
Halewood Town Council has given permission for a local mobile trader, “Cleo’s Coffee,” to operate from The Arncliffe Centre’s grounds. Cleo’s Coffee is a Halewood-based, family-owned and operated business providing teas, coffee and other refreshments.
The partnership has been established for an initial 3-month trial period to assist the council with understanding the demand for such provision in this part of Halewood and, if successful, a more formal tendering process will be undertaken open to other potential providers. Until then, the council wishes the team at Cleo’s Coffee every success and encourages residents to try out their services. We hope residents support the council with this pilot and our approach to supporting a local business.
The company will begin their service from the site at 10.00am on Wednesday 1st June operating several times per week, including Sundays.
‘Soakaway’ on Wood Road Field
A number of residents have contacted the Town Council regarding the pool of water now sited on Wood Road field. This development is called a ‘soakaway’, and has been created by our partners at Knowsley MBC as a means of alleviating the severe drainage problems at the football pitches on Leathers Lane. The football provision on that site is managed by Halewood Town Juniors, and is a popular and well-used provision by local young people. The Town Council therefore understands the rationale for the creation of the ‘soakaway’ to alleviate that problem.
We are using this message to further remind residents that the soakaway is not a play area for children, and we have been alarmed at some recent social media posts that have shown young people treating it in this way. We are in discussion with Knowsley MBC about improved signage and messaging advising about the dangers from the soakaway but, in the interim, we do request parents/carers in particular treat the soakaway as a hazard, as they would for the pond at Court Farm Woods.
Gardening Competition 2022
Halewood Town Council is proud to announce the 2022 Annual Gardening competition, with the inaugural ‘Norman Hogg Sheild’
Click the link below or entry forms or call in at The Arncliffe Centre for a printed copy.
Town Council Vacancy – Halewood North Ward
Following the death of Cllr Ken Dalton, there is a vacancy at Halewood Town Council for a councillor position in the North Ward. We are therefore posting notification of the vacancy through to Tuesday 14th June 2022.
A by-election will be called if ten or more electors of the Halewood North Ward, on or before the 14th June 2022, submit a request in writing for an election to be held.
Click here for more information: Vacancy Notice Halewood