Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council
Model Publication Scheme
The Freedom of information Act 2000 (FOIA) requires public authorities to adopt and maintain a publication scheme which has been approved by the Information Commissioner and to publish information in accordance with the scheme. Click here to view the model publication scheme.
Click here for the guide to information which gives details of the following:
the information we will routinely make available;
how the information can be accessed; and
whether or not a charge will be made for it.
To encourage the local community to help to reduce climate change the Parish Council produced an article for publication in 'The Grapevine', a magazine which is distributed to most local households. The article covered issues such as recycling, composting, cutting car emissions and reducing energy consumption in the home with useful website addresses and contacts for further information. Please click on the following links to view page 1, page 2, page 3 and page 4 and remember REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE your waste.
Parish Council Minutes
Please click on the date that you wish to view:
June 2007, July 2007, August 2007, September 2007, October 2007, November 2007, December 2007,
January 2008, February 2008, March 2008, April 2008, May 2008, June 2008, July 2008, August 2008, September 2008, October 2008, November 2008, December 2008,
January 2009, February 2009, March 2009, April 2009, May 2009, June 2009, July 2009, August 2009, September 2009, October 2009, November 2009, December 2009,
January 2010, February 2010, March 2010, April 2010, May 2010, June 2010, July 2010, August 2010, September 2010, October 2010, November 2010, December 2010,
January 2011, February 2011, March 2011, April 2011, May 2011, June 2011, July 2011, August 2011, September 2011, October 2011, November 2011, December 2011,
January 2012, February 2012, March 2012, April 2012, May 2012, June 2012, July 2012, August 2012, September 2012, October 2012, November 2012, December 2012.
January 2013, February2013, March 2013, April 2013, May 2013, June 2013, July 2013, August 2013, September 2013, October 2013, November 2013, December 2013.
January 2014, February 2014, March 2014, April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2014.
January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015, June 2015, July 2015, August 2015, September 2015, October 2015, November 2015, December 2015.
January 2016, February 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June 2016, July 2016, August 2016, September 2016, October 2016, November 2016, December 2016.
Parish Council Appointments
Click here to see a current list of appointments to Parish Council Committees and Working Groups.
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The Parish Councilís effort and money is used in many different ways:
We own two playing fields, at Barley Road in Thelwall and Euclid Avenue, Grappenhall. At both there is childrenís play equipment and at Euclid Avenue there is a five-a-side pitch, a basketball post and large areas for informal recreation. We employ two caretakers who check the playing fields on a daily basis and report any problems to the Clerk.
We either own or support two Community centres. Grappenhall Youth and Community Association and the Quays Community Centre.
The War Memorial on Bell Lane - maintained by the Parish Council, who also provide the planting.
Two Police Community Support Officers, funded jointly by the Parish Council and the Police, provide a vital bobby-on-the-beat service.
We employ a warden who does litter picking, tidies up footpaths and reports any problem areas to the Clerk.
We own and maintain Thelwall War Memorial.
We provide floral displays, mainly hanging baskets at key areas, and at the War Memorial at Bell Lane.
We have a fund for making grants to local organisations (just ask!).
We review all planning applications for Grappenhall and Thelwall and submit comments to Warrington Borough Council.
We report local problems and issues to the Borough Council.
We maintain 5 Parish Council notice boards
In addition to the activities which we fund, we own and manage the Walled Garden at Grappenhall Heys, a restored Victorian garden which is maintained by an endowment fund at no cost to local taxpayers (www.ghwalledgarden.org.uk).
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The Parish Council takes a keen interest in planning matters and works tirelessly to defend and improve the environment.
Through its Planning sub-committee, the Council reviews and comments on all Planning Applications in the Parish (about 200 annually), with the objective of preserving and enhancing the built environment and protecting open spaces.
We pay special attention to the three Conservation Areas in the Parish, in the heart of Thelwall and Grappenhall Villages and at York Road/Victoria Road in Grappenhall. The basis of the Council's stance on planning matters is the Village Design Statement which was approved in 2003 after two years of hard work involving a team of community volunteers.
If you have a planning application under consideration, or you are unhappy about someone elseís application, you can look at the calendar of meetings to see when the next meeting of the Planning Committee is, or you can contact us to find out when it will be considered. All Committee meetings are open to the public and start at 7.30 p.m.
If you are writing to the Borough Council objecting to an application, or supporting one, it is helpful if you let us have a copy.
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The basis of the Parish Council's stance on Planning matters is the Village Design Statement, which was approved in 2003 after two years of hard work involving a team of community volunteers.
The Village Design Statement can be downloaded by clicking here.
Note that the file is quite large and may take several minutes to download, especially if you are using a dial-up connection.
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© Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council, 2006