Notices

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021

It is with great sadness that Hale Parish Council learnt of the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. During this period of mourning, the Union Flag will fly at half-mast.

Hale Parish Council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh and would like to extend our deepest condolences to HRH Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family.

Before retirement in 2017, at the age of 96, HRH Prince Philip undertook duties across the world - a life that was one of remarkable service to the United Kingdom for more than 70 years.

Standing with distinction as an officer in the Royal Navy in the second World War, HRH Prince Philip became the longest-serving consort in history, by the side of HRH The Queen since the ascension to the throne in 1952.

HRH Prince Philip founded the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme which began in 1956, with the aim of assisting young people to gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life. Later becoming the UK president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in 1961 - remaining President emeritus.

We hope we can speak on behalf of Hale parishioners in showing our respect at this time to our nations' Royal Family.

Chairman, Cllr Luke Trevaskis:

If you wish to pay your respects by laying flowers, these can be placed around the War Memorial. Please remove any cellophane first. Any cards or notes will be kept and used to create an archive.

For the Buckingham Palace e-book of condolence, please visit www.royal.gov.uk

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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”. 

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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.

(Photographs by Vincent Phillips)

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