Residual Waste Collection Service
The Council’s residual waste collection service (maroon bin) is unfortunately delayed due to very high numbers of staff absence, largely due to COVID-19 self-isolation.
To ensure that this week’s residual waste rounds are completed by the end of Friday the Council need to move staff currently delivering green garden waste collections (blue bin) onto the residual waste teams.
Consequently the planned green waste collections tomorrow and on Friday, in Halewood, will be undertaken over the weekend.
The Council’s contact centre and web-site is informing residents who have not received their normal collection, to leave their bins out and the Council will empty them as quickly as possible.
Street Scene Teams are working very hard, and a second weed spray is to be done by the end of next week. Thank you for your patience.
Car Boot Sale – Saturday 17th July
A reminder that Halewood Town Council is holding a Car Boot Sale on Saturday 17th July, from 9.00am at The Arncliffe Centre, Halewood. Entrance for vehicles from Arncliffe Road entrance, with visitors and buyers welcome from 9.00am.
There will also be an independent mini table sale within the building.
There are still some spots available for sellers. For further information or to book a slot, please contact our Operations Manager, Dave Murphy via e-mail: email@example.com or on 07871 643771
Provision for the Exercise of Public Rights 2020-21
Continuation of Lockdown Restrictions
Residents will be aware that the government has announced a four-week pause at Step 3 of its ‘roadmap’ to lift lockdown restrictions.
It is expected that England will move to Step 4 on Monday 19th July, though the data will be reviewed after two weeks in case the risks have reduced. The Government will continue to monitor the data and the move to Step 4 will be confirmed one week in advance.
However, some restrictions will change on Monday 21 June from when there will be changes to the rules on:
- weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and wedding receptions or civil partnership celebrations
- commemorative events following a death such as a wake, stone setting or ash scattering
- large events pilots
- care home visits
- domestic residential visits for children
Most restrictions on meeting others outdoors have been lifted although gatherings of over 30 people remain illegal.
Indoors, the Rule of 6 or 2 households still applies.
Indoor hospitality has reopened but customers need to order, eat and drink while seated.
Other indoor locations that have opened up 3 include indoor entertainment venues such as cinemas and children’s play areas, hotels, hostels and B&Bs and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes.
Some larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues can go ahead with reduced capacity.
Up to 30 people can attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals. This limit will also apply to other types of significant life events including bar mitzvahs and christenings.
Keeping ourselves and others safe
We all still need to follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if we have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
This includes staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in our household or support bubble where possible.
We need to wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless exempt.
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable
From Thursday 1st April, people who are clinically vulnerable, and could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus, will no longer be advised to shield.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you should continue to follow the guidance and protect yourself.
Anyone showing any of the symptoms of
- a new continuous cough
- a fever
- a loss of/ change in smell or taste
should immediately arrange to get a coronavirus test by visiting nhs.uk/coronavirus or calling 119
Speaking for Halewood Town Council, Mayor Cllr Ken Dalton commented:
“Though disappointed at the delay to ending restrictions, the council respects the necessary delays made by government. As Mayor, I am aware the continuation of restrictions has impacted a number of functions and family celebrations planned at our centres, but I am pleased to know many are rescheduled already for later in the summer. As ever, we ask residents across the township to be mindful of the continued risks with coronavirus, and follow the important advice”.
Annual Town Meeting – Postponement
As noted in the meeting of the council held on 17th June, the proposed ‘Annual Town Meeting’ set for 15th July is to be postponed. This is because the continuation of current Covid-19 guidelines through to 19th July limits the numbers of persons able to attend indoor events or meetings. Holding the town meeting under current guidance would have required a process of ticketing for the small number of persons able to attend, and this would clearly be inappropriate and unfair.
The town meeting will be scheduled for a future date when the largest possible number of residents is able to attend, we hope this will be possible before mid-September.
Blood Donations – Crowne Plaza, Speke (8th July)
Town Council Meeting – Thursday 17th June
PLEASE NOTE THAT A MEETING OF HALEWOOD TOWN COUNCIL WILL TAKE PLACE ON:
Thursday 17th June 2021 at 7.00 p.m. at The Arncliffe Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood
(Please contact the Town Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Tuesday 15th June to book one of the public places available to attend this meeting. Due to Covid-19 Health & safety Protocols, we are permitted a maximum of 10 (ten) members of the public in attendance. Places will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis)
GERRY ALLEN, TOWN MANAGER DATED: 11th June 2021
Agenda: Agenda for 17 June 2021
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.
The Town Council’s new keyholder has commenced work to open and close the Hollies Playground on a daily basis. The play area will be open from early mornings until early evenings. This follows the culmination of a recent recruitment process.
The Town Council extends its thanks to Councillor Joanne Harvey for opening and closing the Play Area for the past three weeks. Her support is greatly appreciated and has meant lots of Halewood children and families have benefitted from this excellent resource.
GARDENING COMPETITION 2021
Halewood Town Council is proud to announce the return of the Annual Gardening Competition, with the addition of the inaugural ‘Norman Hogg Shield’.
Click on link below for entry forms or call in at the Arncliffe Centre for printed copy.
Mayor of Halewood for 2021/22
At the Annual Meeting of Halewood Town Council held on Thursday 13th May, Councillor Ken Dalton was elected as Mayor for the Municipal Year 2021/22.
In accepting the position, Cllr Dalton expressed thanks to Councillors for his nomination and selection, and looked forward to assisting the council with its ambitious priorities for the coming year. The priorities include a Neighbourhood Plan, refurbishment of The Arncliffe Centre and the township’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Cllr B Dunn stays on as Deputy Mayor for 2021/22.