Notices

Vacancy for Parish Councillor

 

There is a vacancy on Hale Parish Council 

A by-election will be held if, within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) from the date of the attached notice, 10 electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

David W Parr

Returning Officer

Halton Borough Council

Municipal Building

Kingsway

Widnes

WA8 7QF

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option

Brian Hargreaves

21st January 2021

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY 

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Vacancy for Parish Councillor

 

There is a vacancy on Hale Parish Council caused by the resignation of a Councillor

A by-election will be held if, within 14 days (not counting Saturdays and Sundays) from the date below, 10 electors for the parish give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

The address of the Returning Officer is:

David W Parr

Returning Officer

Halton Borough Council

Municipal Building

Kingsway

Widnes

WA8 7QF

If no such notice is given, the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option

W V Mcennerney-Whittle

12th March 2020

 

 

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Every 10 years, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods.  The next census will take place on Sunday 21st March 2021.

 

The census is important because it allows central and local government, health authorities, charities and other organisations to target their resources more effectively and to plan housing, education, health and transport services for years to come.

 

As the parish/town council is the closest level of government to the residents in our community, I have been asked for your help in communicating positive and helpful census messaging via our usual channels of communication - website, newsletter, facebook page - between now and the end of March.

Boundary Review - Proposal to Merge Hale with Ditton

 

In a Full Council meeting held on 22 August 2018, Halton Borough Council approved a proposal to merge Hale with Halebank and Ditton, submitting this proposal to the Boundary Commission (who have now accepted to consult on this proposal). 

The proposal will see three Borough Councillors representing a new much larger Ward of 5,000+ residents, with electors across Ditton and Halebank voting to elect Hale's representatives and visa versa. 

Merging Hale with Ditton will give too much prominence to Ditton as a much larger community. Hale will become over-shadowed and as a smaller village will become vulnerable to potential exclusion and oversight from key funding opportunities and support.

 

In recognition of the long established community of Ditton, and some of its unique social and economic challenges, it would be extremely difficult for three councillors to serve this proposed larger ward in having to deal with a community with much more diverse interests and requirements. There are no crossover of issues within the ward, meaning that councillors would be clearly split between having to find solutions to two completely separate communities within the ward. It will be more time consuming for the councillors, confusing for the residents and would generally not “help the Council to carry out its responsibility” to provide “effective and convenient local government”. 

A full objection from Hale Parish Council to this proposal can be viewed here.

UPDATE: 9th April 2019

Following the initial Consultation on Draft Recommendations, the Boundary Commission have decided to hold a Consultation on Further Draft Recommendations, to be held between 7 May 2019 – 3 June 2019. 

 

Whilst this is not unheard of, it is not common practice and has only happened in cases whereby there has been substantial public representation made to object to the original proposals. 

 

Approximately 55 objections were raised regarding the proposal to merge Hale with Ditton – all of which can be viewed here – please note all personal details have been redacted by the Boundary Commission. 

 

It is clear from the objections that Hale residents were supportive of the representations made by Hale Parish Council. 

 

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Hale Parish Council Object to Solar Farm Application submitted by PEEL ENERGY

The Parish Council have made a formal objection to Halton Borough Council regarding the planning application (18/00513/FUL) submitted by PEEL ENERGY to install a solar farm across 15 acres of Grade 1 agricultural green belt on Hale Heath. The Parish Council's full objection can be viewed here

(Photographs by Vincent Phillips)

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