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The Parish Council

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 are always pleased to hear from you and to use the knowledge and experience of local people.

The Parish Council owns and maintains two Playing Fields with children’s play equipment, the War Memorial on Bell Lane, Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden (and some of the surrounding open spaces) and the Village Green at Grappenhall Heys. It also supports two local youth and community centres.

The Parish Council employs nine members of staff including a Parish Warden who keeps an eye on the local area, carries out litter picking and environmental maintenance and reports problems to the Clerk.

On this website you’ll find information about your Parish Councillors, community facilities and Police Community Support Officers. We have a fund for making grants to local organisations (just ask!) and we always keep a close watch on planning issues submitting comments to Warrington Borough Council for every planning application that affects the residents of our villages.

We maintain five Parish Council notice boards which display the dates of forthcoming Parish Council meetings and other useful information regarding local events and issues.

The focus this year is our local environment. Whilst looking after what we have, we will seek to develop, improve and enhance our local area and community facilities.

We trust that you’ll find this website interesting. Please tell us if you do, and also if you don’t!

The Parish Council spends just over £255,000.00 each year, of which £155,347.00, or £38.67 a year for each Band D household comes from Council Tax for 2018/19.

FACTS 2017

Population: 9622

households: 3969

Electorate: 7736

Size 913.91 hectares

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 the link below to view (this is a 9 page document).

Parish Council Achievements 2016/2017

During 2016/17 the Parish Council achieved the following:

  • provided financial assistance to GYCA and The Quays Community Centres;
  • provided small grants to various community organisations to the value of £2642.80;
  • reviewed parish planning applications and submitted comments to WBC as a consultee;
  • partially funded and worked closely with two PCSO’s to reduce crime within the parish;
  • reported over 150 local issues to Warrington Borough Council i.e. potholes, graffiti, blocked grids, overhanging trees, grot spots etc;
  • monitored and reported problems relating to highways and traffic;
  • used the three portable Speed Indicator Devices (SID’s) to monitor traffic speed within the parishes and shared data collected with W.B.C;
  • liaised with Warrington Borough Council regarding the second phase of the maintenance proposals to improve the footpaths on Church Lane in Grappenhall;
  • developed the role of the Parish Warden to improve environmental maintenance within the parishes, working in partnership with WBC who provided further training and equipment;
  • carried out maintenance and improvement works to the Parish Council office building;
  • provided a programme of activities and workshops at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden;
  • provided over 75 residents with volunteering opportunities at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden;
  • carried out extensive environmental improvement works to land owned by the Parish Council around Grappenhall Heys;
  • provided spring and winter hanging baskets at various locations around the parishes and floral displays at the War Memorial on Bell Lane;
  • provided wild flower areas at various locations around the parishes;
  • maintained the Thelwall War Memorial Cenotaph;
  • maintained and updated five Parish Council notice boards at the following locations: Barley Road shops, the Quays Community Centre, Grappenhall Library, Broad Lane and the Parish Council office on Bellhouse Lane;
  • provided representatives for various parish schools/committees;
  • maintained Jubilee Park on Euclid Avenue and Diamond Park on Barley Road (which are both owned by the Parish Council);
  • began the process of seeking grant funding for the improvement of Diamond Park and commenced consultation with local residents; and.
  • entered the 2016 Community Pride competition and came first in our category.

Parish Council Plans 2017/2018

During 2017/18 the Parish Council plan to implement the following:

  • continue to improve and enhance our local environment;
  • continue to develop the role of the Parish Warden to improve environmental maintenance in partnership with W.B.C;
  • having successfully secured grant funding the Parish Council will be able to fully refurbish the children’s play areas at both Diamond Park and Jubilee Park during April/May 2018 following consultations with local residents;
  • liaise closely with Warrington Borough Council regarding phase 3 of the maintenance proposals to relay the cobbles on Church Lane in Grappenhall which will commence in April 2018;
  • work with residents to produce a Neighbourhood Plan which will give the community a greater say on the future of Grappenhall and Thelwall, especially regarding future development proposals;
  • raise the profile of the Parish Council within the local community and improve communication with local residents;
  • develop new, improved websites for the Parish Council and Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden;
  • work closely with the PCSO’s on local policing issues and initiatives to reduce crime within the parishes;
  • continue to use the three portable Speed Indicator Devices (SID’s) to monitor traffic speed within the parishes and to collect information to share with W.B.C. to facilitate improvements in road safety;
  • continue to develop facilities and community activities at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden with the support of the Community Outreach Officer and Friends organisation;
  • continue to provide local residents with volunteering opportunities at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden;
  • continue to provide grants to local community groups;
  • continue to work closely with W.B.C. on planning and enforcement issues;
  • improve the provision for young people and the elderly within the parish;
  • enter the 2018 Best Kept Village competition with the support and assistance of local residents; and
  • always seek value for money in everything we do.