Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council
Community Outreach Officer
An opportunity has arisen for a Community Outreach Officer at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden to raise awareness of what the garden can offer to schools, youth groups, community groups and cultural groups. A key focus will be to deliver the Activities Plan which was developed for the second round Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to regenerate the glasshouses at the garden.
This is a 3 year HLF funded contract for 22 hours a week and the salary is £13,500 plus travelling expenses.
The closing date for applications is Friday 7 March 2014. Click here for further details.
Help for Vulnerable People Within the Parish During Winter Months
Out of a population of almost 10,000 in Grappenhall and Thelwall, nearly 2000 people are over the age of 65, many of whom are living in social isolation. It is important to keep warm and stay well during the cold winter months and the Parish Council is making a plea to all residents to watch out for neighbours, friends and and those who may be more vulnerable during cold weather.
Just checking whether an elderly neighbour needs anything from the shops can make a real difference to someone's life.
For advice and information contact Age UK on 01925 244645 or feel free to contact the Parish Council on 01925 264918 and we will try to help out wherever we can.
The office is situated next to Grappenhall Community Centre on Bellhouse Lane, adjacent to the garden and seating area. The office is open 2 - 4.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
Clerk to the Council
Janet Richards became Clerk to the Council in January 2008. She is employed 25 hours per week and works Monday to Thursday.
Susan Brooks has been with the Parish Council since October 2006. She is employed 22 hours per week and works Tuesday to Thursday.
Dennis Hughes works 16 hours per week, Monday to Friday, travelling around the Parish tidying, litter picking and reporting any problem areas to the Clerk.
The Parish Council also employs two caretakers for the local play areas on Euclid Avenue and Barley Road and a Gardener /Manager and Visitor Warden for Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden.
Our website is intended to show what we do and how we do it. We want to hear your comments - please
Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden
The Parish Council owns and manages this Victorian Walled Garden in Grappenhall as a tranquil oasis and community resource. Regular events are now held there, click the link below for more details.
BIN COLLECTIONS AND SERVICES
Warrington Borough Council provide information on their website regarding local bin collections. By entering your postcode you can access the 'In My Neighbourhood' page which gives information regarding bin collections and your nearest recycling site, post office, school, pharmacy along with many other useful services.
Click here to access the WBC website for information regarding bin collections and other useful services in your area.
WINTER WEATHER UPDATES
Warrington Borough Council provide winter weather updates on schools, bin collections, transport, roads, Council services, emergency services and general support during severe weather conditions.
Click here to access the WBC website and view the information.
Click here to view tips on clearing snow and ice from pavements and public spaces.
The Thelwall Ferry across the Manchester Ship Canal runs every day (except Sunday morning) at the following times:
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The ferry runs all year round and the cost is 11p per trip, 4 passengers at a time can be taken. Access is via Ferry Lane, Thelwall.
Ward Map and Statistics
Warrington Borough Council have produced a document containing a ward map and statistical information relating to the local population, economic wellbeing, education and lifelong learning, health and social wellbeing, community safety, housing and households. Click here to view (this is a 9 page document).
Parish Councils are the first tier of local government. As the local voice of the community, Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council exists to provide services for the community and to protect and enhance both villages.
There are sixteen Parish Councillors, all unpaid, who devote their time and energy to the wellbeing of the local people and the local environment. These Councillors are elected every four years. They, and I, are always pleased to hear from you and to use the knowledge and experience of local people.
The Parish Council provides Playing Fields with children’s play equipment at Diamond Park on Barley Road and Jubilee Park on Euclid Avenue, and also the Walled Garden and Village Green at Grappenhall Heys. It also supports youth and community centres.
The Parish Council spends just over £207,000 each year, of which £137,327, or £35.11 a year for each Band D household comes from Council Tax . The Parish Council employs 8 members of staff.
On this website you'll find information about your Parish Councillors, community facilities, Police Community Support Officers, and grants to local organisations. We also keep a close watch on planning issues and comment on every planning application that affects the residents of our villages.
During my tenure as Chairman, I'll be working particularly hard to improve road safety as well as protecting and maintaining both of our beautiful and historic villages in line with the Grappenhall and Thelwall Village Design Statement which is available for downloading under 'Activities' on this website.
I trust that you'll find this website interesting. Please tell us if you do, and also if you don’t!
Chairman of the Council
Parish Council Acheivements for 2012/13
During 2012/13 the Parish Council achieved the following:
Parish Council Plans for 2013/14
During 2013/14 the Parish Council plan to implement the following:
The full Council and the Planning Committee meet approximately once a month. Other Committees meet periodically. The public are welcome at all meetings. See the calendar of meetings.
Parish Council Minutes
To see the latest Parish Council minutes please click here.
Contact your Councillor
Our 16 Councillors are there to help and work with our residents.
Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council
Council Office, Bellhouse Farm, Bellhouse Lane, Grappenhall, Warrington WA4 2SG
Janet Richards, Clerk to the Council
Tel/Fax 01925 264918 (Monday to Thursday 2-4:30pm)
© Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council, 2006