Warrington to host Stage 3 of Women's Tour of Britain

Warrington has been announced as the host of stage three of the inaugural Women's Tour of Britain.

Community | Health | Leisure | Town Centre | Transport

Changes to postal voting

Warrington’s local elections are on Thursday 2 May, and new postal voting rules and requirements for all councils have been introduced.  

Democracy

Disability champion made Honorary Freeman of Warrington

A leading figure in disability equality has been made a Honorary Freeman of Warrington

Community

Children’s recruitment event

Warrington Borough Council is holding a special recruitment event on Thursday 25 April at 1 Time Square between 4pm and 6pm. 

Events

Elections are coming on 2 May – five things to know

On Thursday 2 May 2024 residents in Warrington will be able to vote at whole council, borough and parish elections and for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire.

Democracy

Speeding motorists to face interrogation from school children

Motorists will face an uncomfortable interrogation from school children on their driving behaviours as part of Cheshire Road Safety Group’s (CRSG) clamp-down on speeding across the county.   

Community

Warrington set for children’s social care transformation

Warrington Borough Council is one of seven new areas to be chosen to deliver the Families First for Children Pathfinder programme – improving services to help more children stay with their families in safe and loving homes, and protecting vulnerable children from harm where needed.

Community

Celebrating World Social Work Day in Warrington

Today marks World Social Work Day, and the council is recognising the important role of those working in social care. 

Business | Community | Health

Measles is spreading - make sure you are protected.

Warrington Borough Council’s public health team is urging local people to check that they and their children have had the MMR vaccine that protects against measles. 

Health

Smoking - it’s never too late to quit!

Warrington Borough Council’s Public Health team is encouraging smokers in the borough to give up this No Smoking Day (13 March).

Health

Remembering Lord Doug Hoyle

Warrington Borough Council has paid tribute to Lord Hoyle, who has passed away aged 98

Community | Democracy

Council welcomes “critical” rail announcement

Warrington’s rail transport aspirations remain on track following confirmation of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) plans announced.

Transport
Community | Town Centre | Transport

New vision launched for a "healthy, thriving Warrington"

A new plan has been launched to help improve the health and wellbeing of Warrington residents.

Community | Health | Leisure

Measles – Are you protected?

Residents are being urged to check that they and their loved ones are protected against measles following a rise in cases across England.

Health

Growth showcased at Warrington Annual Property Review launch

Business leaders have been learning more about Warrington’s growth, evolution, economic resilience, and confidence for the future.

Business

New EV charge point operator at Time Square car park

There will be a new electric vehicle (EV) charge point operator in place at Time Square multi-storey car park from the beginning of May.

Climate | Town Centre | Transport

Protecting children’s rights in the workplace

This Child Employment Month, the council is reminding businesses that employ children aged between 13 and 16 years old that they need permits to comply with employment laws.

Business

Owner of Warrington garage jailed for dangerous car repair

Lee Hill, 45, of Golborne was sentenced to twelve months in prison following an investigation conducted by the council’s trading standards service.

Business

Town Hall to be lit up green to mark the start of Ramadan

As Warrington’s Muslims join millions across the globe in celebrating the start of Ramadan, the Town Hall will be lit up green this evening, Wednesday 22 March.

The Litter Networks help keep Warrington tidy

On Saturday 18 March volunteers from the Winwick Litter pick group along with friends and colleagues from other Warrington Litter Networks, came together with councillors and the council, to undertake a litter pick of Delph Lane area in Warrington.

Culcheth Village Green play area ready for revitalisation

Children and families in Culcheth have plenty of exciting play days ahead, with a revitalised play area to look forward to. 

Community | Health | Leisure

More young people to benefit from £1 bus fares

There’s more great news for young bus users in Warrington, thanks to the latest ‘Better by Bus’ plans.

Transport

New multi-million pound Living Well Hub opens in Warrington town centre

A pioneering multi-million pound facility designed to help people with their health and wellbeing needs, reduce inequalities and support town centre regeneration has opened its doors for the first time.

Community | Health

Council completes insourcing of LiveWire services

The council has successfully brought leisure, libraries and lifestyle services provided by LiveWire back ‘in-house’.

Community | Health | Leisure

Council welcomes Local Transport Funding commitment

Warrington Borough Council has welcomed news that the borough has received a commitment of over £120m in national funding to improve transport connections.

Business | Climate | Health | Town Centre | Transport

Resident fined in connection with fly-tipping in Bewsey and Whitecross area

A resident has been fined after failing to cooperate with the council’s investigation into fly-tipping.

Business

New manager appointed for Living Well Hub in Warrington town centre

Building relationships, strengthening partnerships, reducing inequalities and improving the wellbeing of Warrington residents are key priorities for the new manager of the Living Well Hub.

Community | Health

Views sought on council’s latest licensing policy

The council is seeking views on its latest approach to taking licensing decisions. 

Business

Going wild in Cheshire and Warrington

Want to play your part in protecting nature and helping wildlife across Cheshire and Warrington? Here’s your chance.

Climate | Community

Big increase in affordable homes in Warrington

Excellent progress is being made in delivering new housing – including affordable homes – in Warrington, according to a new report.

Community | Town Centre

Playground transformation complete

There’s plenty of fun play days ahead for children and families in Great Sankey, thanks to the completion of a project to revamp Alconbury Close playground.

Community | Leisure

Brianna Ghey: a message from the Mayor of Warrington

Statement on behalf of Warrington Borough Council, from Mayor of Warrington Cllr Steve Wright

Community

Brianna Ghey: statement on behalf of Warrington's Safeguarding Partnership

Statement on behalf of Warrington's Safeguarding Partnership

Community

Fairtrade status renewed

Warrington’s Fairtrade status has been renewed for another three years thanks to strong community support.

Business | Community | Mayor

Uniting against hate on National Holocaust Memorial Day

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright, is urging everyone to stand together against hatred on Holocaust Memorial Day. 

Community | Mayor

Good progress for transport in Warrington

New council reports show Warrington is making real progress in transforming how people travel, delivering major highways schemes, and making the borough more cyclist and pedestrian friendly.

Transport

Warrington a top economic performer – Centre for Cities

Warrington has been shown to have a continued, strong economic standing that outperforms many other towns and cities regionally and nationally, according to the Centre for Cities Outlook Report for 2024.

Business | Community

Council gains White Ribbon domestic abuse accreditation

Following on from the White Ribbon campaign in November and December, the council has once again earned White Ribbon accreditation as part of its ongoing commitment to end domestic abuse in Warrington. 

Health

Resident fined in connection with fly-tipped waste on Trans Pennine Trail

Kimberley Rutter, 27, of Robson Grove, Warrington, pleaded guilty at Warrington Magistrates Court and was sentenced on Friday 19 January.

 

Business

Resident fined in connection with fly-tipping

A resident has been fined for failing to properly dispose of their household waste.

Business

Holy Trinity Lunch Club celebrated after 30 years of community impact

A lunch club within Holy Trinity Church on Sankey Street, has closed after supporting the local community for 30 years. 

Community | Mayor

‘Despicable’ joiner fined

A resident has been fined following an investigation by the council’s trading standards service. 

Business

Livv Homes breaks ground on first Warrington housing development

Construction work has commenced on Livv Homes’ first affordable housing scheme in Warrington, Cheshire. 

Community

Solar Together scheme awarded Green Expo’s Innovation in Energy Award

Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington, a pioneering initiative aimed at supporting local residents in the installation of solar panels, has recently been awarded the Green Expo Award for Innovation in Energy. 

Climate

Warrington’s Climate Emergency Commission publishes first review

As nations from around the world conclude discussions as part of the latest UN conference on climate change, Warrington Climate Emergency Commission has published its first review of progress closer to home.  

Climate

Care experience set as new protected characteristic

Cabinet has approved setting care experience as a new protected characteristic, to promote better outcomes for children and young people who are in care or have been in care previously. 
 

Community

Industrial action update

Bin collections are returning to normal levels

Community

Kickstart your health in 2024

The council is encouraging residents to take steps to living a healthier life this January.

Health

Mayoral events in Warrington for your diary this 2024

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright, will host two upcoming events at the town hall. 

Events | Mayor

River of Life fountain undergoing maintenance

The fountain, also known as the Well of Light, as part of the River of Life memorial on Bridge Street is currently undergoing urgent repair and maintenance works.

Town Centre

Council to continue with insourcing LiveWire services

Following Cabinet approval, the council is continuing preparations to insource leisure, libraries and lifestyle services provided by LiveWire, with a target date of March 2024.

Community | Leisure

Have your say on key planning documents

People are being invited to share their views on three new documents aimed at ensuring development in Warrington is well-planned, well-designed, environmentally friendly, and supported by the required infrastructure.

Business | Climate | Community | Town Centre

Funding boost for fostering across Cheshire and Merseyside

The council has secured over £2.3million in Department for Education (DfE) funding to transform fostering recruitment and retention across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Community

Chinese restaurant Yum Cha opens at Time Square

The newest addition to Time Square has opened its doors, bringing mouth-watering dim sum and Hong Kong style street food for the whole family to enjoy.

Business | Leisure | Town Centre

Stay well this winter

Warrington Borough Council is encouraging residents to take steps to protect their health and wellbeing this winter.

Health

Warrington Local Plan 2021-2039 adopted by Council

Warrington’s Local Plan – which aims to deliver the homes, jobs, supporting infrastructure and community facilities the borough needs – has been formally adopted by the Council as the new Development Plan for the Borough.

Business | Climate | Community | Transport

New Council Leader confirmed

Warrington Borough Council’s new Leader of the Council was confirmed last night, Monday 4 December, at a meeting of the Full Council.

 

Democracy

Cabinet to reaffirm commitment to insourcing LiveWire services

The council’s Cabinet faces a significant decision to confirm its intention to bring leisure, libraries and lifestyle services back in house.

Community | Leisure

Health checks and vaccinations on offer on the Living Well bus

Seasonal Vaccinations and health checks are avaliable on the Living Well bus in Warrington this December.

Health

Warrington marks World AIDS Day

Warrington Town Hall will be lit up red this Friday, 1 December, for World AIDS Day.

Health

The popular Care Leavers Christmas Market returns to Warrington Market

The Care Leavers Christmas Market is back by popular demand, this year expanding their Christmas-themed products to include new artisan gifts! 

 

Community

Protect yourself and others this winter with flu and COVID-19 vaccinations

Warrington’s public health leaders are urging local people to ‘get winter strong’ by getting the COVID-19 vaccine before the National Booking Service (NBS) comes to an end.

Health

Supporting carers in Warrington this Carers Rights Day

Carers Rights Day is taking place on Thursday 23 November.

Events

Have your say on bus priority plans

Warrington residents are being invited to share their views on plans to introduce new bus priority measures on Winwick Road and Long Lane.

 

Business | Climate | Community | Health | Transport

New CYCLOPS junction aims to make walking and cycling safer

Work has been completed on the Lovely Lane CYCLOPS scheme – the first of its kind in Warrington.

Climate | Transport

Final preparations are under way on pioneering town centre Living Well Hub

Healthcare providers in Warrington are finalising plans for a range of accessible health and wellbeing services that are set to be provided in the new multi-million-pound Living Well Hub in the town centre.

Health

Get involved in Warrington’s first ever Climate Emergency Forum

As the UN's climate change summit approaches, Warrington Climate Emergency Commission are leading the charge locally with a range of events for people and businesses to engage with climate action this November.

Climate

Work has been completed on the new Birchwood Community Hub

Following seven months of works, the re-developed Birchwood Community Hub has been officially opened.

Leisure

Final Cookhouse Comedy Club of the year at Warrington Market

The Cookhouse Comedy Club is back for a final night of belly laughs, featuring an ever-impressive line-up of top comedians.

Town Centre

Stay protected this winter

As the winter weather sets in, the council is urging eligible and vulnerable groups to take up the flu and COVID-19 vaccine.

Health

Remembrance Sunday 2023

The annual event honouring those who have fallen in war is taking place at the cenotaph, Bridge Foot, on Sunday 12 November.

Events | Mayor | Town Centre

Red route signs to be removed

Warrington's ‘Red Route’ signs are to be removed from the borough’s roads.

Transport

Bewsey Road and Lovely Lane resurfacing

As part of the upgrade to the new CYCLOPS junction at Bewsey Road and Lovely Lane, we will be resurfacing the roads from next week.

Transport

Warrington celebrates Care Leavers Week 2023

We've joined the national campaign to ‘CARE’ this National Care Leavers Week, with a range of events and activities taking place across the borough.

Community

Warrington Market named as a finalist at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards

Warrington Market has revealed it has made the finalist list in the ‘Taste of Cheshire’ category at the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2023/24.

Town Centre

Cookhouse Christmas Party at Warrington Market

Do you know your Candy Staton from your Lewis Capaldi? Deck your best festive gear and get ready to party at Warrington Market this winter, with the return of the ‘Non-Stop Music Quiz’, this time with a Christmas twist.

Town Centre

Celebrations for new accessible Lymm trail

Local residents celebrated the re-opening of a newly-improved section of the Trans Pennine Trail in Lymm, with free events for all ages on the popular path.

Climate | Community | Health | Leisure | Transport

Polling Place Review

Residents and community groups are being asked for their views on possible changes to local polling districts and stations.

Democracy

Know how to access local support this World Mental Health Day

The council is making sure people know where and how to access mental health support locally this World Mental Health Day.

Health

Council dismayed at Warburton Toll Bridge decision

The council has expressed its dismay that plans to increase charges on the Warburton Toll Bridge have been upheld.

Transport

Campaign launched to help people rethink what they drink

Just in time for this year’s ‘Sober October’, a new health initiative shaped by public feedback is taking place in Warrington, to help people cut down on the amount of alcohol they drink.

 

Health

Clarity sought on HS2

Warrington is supporting new calls for the government to provide clarity on HS2.

Business | Climate | Transport

Any Of Us… because it really can be

That is the message of a powerful new fostering film – any of us can foster a child or young person, if you have the capacity to care.

Community

Upgrade of Trans Pennine Trail near Greenalls Avenue complete

A key part of the walking and cycle network in Warrington is now complete and open for use.

Climate | Community | Health | Leisure | Transport

Even Better By Bus – with six new routes

Warrington bus passengers are getting another big boost, thanks to the latest ‘Better By Bus’ improvements.

Transport

Over 500 registrations to Solar Together Warrington in opening weeks

The Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington scheme launched on Tuesday 29 August, and has already generated considerable local interest from residents and businesses across Warrington.

Climate

Special event offers breastfeeding support.

Parents are being offered a helping hand with breastfeeding thanks to a special event being held at Warrington Market.

Health

Skills Commission report sets out future vision

A new report has been published, setting out the vision for a successful future for Warrington’s workforce and economy.

Business | Community

Annual Warrington Business Conference is bigger and better than ever

The fourth Warrington Business Conference saw more than 200 attendees gather at Time Square to network with and hear from a range of community and business leaders.

Business

Cookhouse Comedy Club back by popular demand after summer break

After a short hiatus, the Cookhouse Comedy Club returns for a new season of belly laughs, featuring an ever-impressive line-up of top comedians.

Town Centre

Avian influenza - register your birds

Warrington residents who keep poultry or other captive birds are being urged to take immediate action, following the confirmation of a positive case of avian influenza (bird flu).

Community | Health

Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

As part of this year’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness month Sept 2023, Warrington Borough Council is urging people to take up the offer of cervical screening when they receive their invitation.

Health

Support the campaign established in memory of Brianna Ghey

The council has pledged its support for the Peace In Mind campaign – a scheme established by Brianna Ghey’s mother, Esther, in partnership with the Warrington Guardian.

Community

Opening doors to Warrington's fascinating past

The annual celebration of Warrington’s rich history and heritage gets under way this September – with a range of organisations getting ready to deliver the largest programme yet in the borough.

Community | Leisure | Town Centre

Schools with dangerous concrete – Warrington unaffected

We can confirm that no Warrington schools have an issue with RAAC.

Community

Know your numbers

Residents are being encouraged to get their blood pressure checked this ‘Know Your Numbers’ week, 4 – 10 September 2023.

Health

Project to revitalise playground

Children and families in Great Sankey have plenty of exciting play days ahead, thanks to a new project to revamp Alconbury Close playground.

Community | Health | Leisure

Bangladeshi street food is on the menu at the Cookhouse

A brand-new food trader will be joining the Cookhouse at Warrington Market next month, serving an authentic selection of meat, vegetarian and vegan Bangladeshi dishes.

Town Centre

New report urges everyone to play their part in improving health and wellbeing

Residents, community organisations, schools, colleges and businesses are all being asked to play their part in helping to improve health and wellbeing across Warrington.

Health

Solar Together scheme launches for Warrington residents

The council is supporting a group-buying scheme designed to make it easier for residents to install solar panels on their homes.

Climate

GCSE success for Warrington

The publication of the 2023 GCSE results has brought positive news for Warrington students.

Community

Warrington hits national top 10 for children's cycle training

Primary school children in Warrington are being given a great start in cycling proficiency, according to the latest figures.

Health | Leisure | Transport

A-Level success for Warrington

The publication of the 2023 A-Level results has brought positive news for Warrington students.

Community

Council urges residents to oppose proposed ticket office closures

Warrington Borough Council is urging people to have their say on the proposed closure of more than 1,000 railway station ticket offices, following the extension of the consultation on the plans.

Transport

Mayor of Warrington remembers victims of the Summerland disaster

Warrington Borough Council is remembering the victims of the Summerland disaster 50 years on, which took the lives of 50 people, including two Warrington residents.

Mayor

Parking restrictions in Orford to improve safety

Warrington’s Traffic Committee has approved plans to make existing parking restrictions on Norris Street and Orford Avenue enforceable.

Transport

The annual Warrington Business Conference returns to Time Square

Time Square will once again play host to businesses from across the borough on Friday 15 September for the Warrington Business Conference 2023.

Business

Town centre summer extravaganza weekend success

Warrington town centre came alive with activity this weekend with the summer extravaganza proving a hit with visitors.

Events

Market breaks its all time footfall record

Warrington Market continues to go from strength to strength, and has just achieved its highest ever footfall, paving the way to the town centre summer extravaganza this weekend.

Town Centre

Council submits rail ticket office consultation response

Following its public opposition to the proposed closure of more than 1,000 railway station ticket offices across the country, Warrington Borough Council has formally submitted its consultation response.

Transport

Supporting young carers in Warrington over the summer holidays

The council is working with its partners to promote support services and summer holiday activities to help young carers take a break from their caring responsibilities.

Community | Health | Leisure

Council champions Warrington’s nuclear credentials

Following plans set out by Great British Nuclear (GBN) which aim to drive the expansion of nuclear power at an unprecedented scale, the council has celebrated Warrington’s nuclear credentials and hailed the impact the town continues to have in the sector.

Business

Warrington hosts Northern Power Towns conference

Warrington has played host to leaders across the North West of England for the Northern Power Towns conference 2023.

Business

Warrington ready to tackle a sticky issue

Warrington is putting plans in place to banish chewing gum from the pavements after receiving a grant to tackle the issue.

Community

Next phase of improvements under way on Trans Pennine Trail in Lymm

Warrington Borough Council has started work on upgrading another section of the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) and National Cycle Network Route 62 in Lymm.

Climate | Community | Health | Transport

Council opposed to 'rushed' ticket office closure plans

Warrington Borough Council has stated its strong opposition to the proposed closure of more than 1,000 railway station ticket offices across the country, which is combined with huge reductions in the hours of coverage of staff.

Transport

Council hails impact of Rugby League World Cup

An evaluation report of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) has demonstrated the significant positive impact it brought to Warrington throughout the tournament.

Community | Events | Leisure

Council to move forward with insourcing of leisure, library and lifestyles services

The process of bringing Warrington’s leisure, library and lifestyles services back in-house is to begin, after the council’s Cabinet approved ‘insourcing’ proposals at its meeting of Monday 10 July.

Community | Leisure

It’s time for summer in Warrington

Time Square and Warrington town centre will come alive with fun and activity this summer with a packed calendar of live performances, art, music, activity and colour.

Events | Leisure | Town Centre

Carer wellbeing recognised as part of Disability Awareness Day celebrations

Disability Awareness Day takes place at Walton Hall and Gardens this weekend (Sunday 16 July), with activities in the run up to the big day taking place this week, including the return of the Carers Wellbeing Festival.

Community

Time Square praised

The vision, design and ambition behind the Time Square development – which has revitalised Warrington town centre - has been recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Town Centre

Order placed for new all-electric bus fleet

The future of zero emissions bus travel in Warrington is a step closer – with the contract awarded for the town’s all-electric fleet.

Climate | Transport

Still time to have your say on Dakota Park pump track plans

Great Sankey residents are being reminded that there’s still time to share your views on plans for a new cycling facility in the area.

Health | Leisure

Proposals set out for future delivery of leisure, library and lifestyles services

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet will be asked to consider proposals at its meeting on Monday 10 July to bring the borough’s leisure, library and lifestyles services back in-house.

Community | Leisure

Major improvements show it's Better By Bus

Warrington’s latest bus improvements are under way from Saturday 1 July, with continued low fares capped at £2 for a single adult journey and the introduction of capped £1 single fares for young people aged 5-18.

Transport

Plans for additional school places for Warrington

The council’s cabinet recently approved plans for increasing the number of school places in Warrington in order to meet increased demand.

Community

Have your say on traffic calming plans

Local people are being invited to share their views on plans to implement new traffic calming measures on Gainsborough Road.

Community | Transport

Directors of Public Health condemn harmful disposable vapes

Directors of Public Health in nine local council areas have issued a statement expressing their concern about the increase of the use of vapes in the subregion.

Health

Hotpod Yoga joins Time Square

Time Square continues to go from strength to strength as Hotpod Yoga is set to open in Warrington town centre. 

Leisure | Town Centre

Westy LTN to be removed

Warrington Borough Council has confirmed that, following the conclusion of the trial period, the Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in Westy, Latchford will be removed.

Climate | Transport

Cookhouse Comedy Club returns to Warrington Market

The next instalment of the Cookhouse Comedy Club returns this month as part of Warrington’s Pride celebrations.

Events | Leisure | Town Centre

Bus transformation journey continues

The next phase of the ambitious plans to transform bus services in Warrington - with cheaper fares, increased reliability and high quality, accessible vehicles - is under way.

Transport

Cabinet approves new care facility

A new intermediate care facility is to be developed on the previous Bewsey Old School site in Warrington, following approval at a meeting of the council’s cabinet.

Community | Health

Warrington sets out plans for bright future for libraries

A new vision has been launched to make Warrington’s libraries inclusive, creative, modern and attractive places for the whole community, now and in the future.

Community | Leisure

Complete the Warrington health and wellbeing survey

There is still time to take part in the borough-wide health and wellbeing survey as invitations have been received by a sample of Warrington residents.

Community | Health

Enforcement begins on Academy Way bus lane

Motorists are being warned that from Monday 12 June, they will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice for unauthorised use of the Academy Way bus lane in the town centre.

Share your views on new pump track for Dakota Park

Plans are being developed for an exciting new cycling facility in Great Sankey – and local people are being invited to have their say.

Carnival time!

East Warrington will be alive with music, colour and excitement on Sunday 11 June for Birchwood Carnival 2023.

Recognising carers in Warrington this Carers Week

Next week, the council and its partners are providing a week of activities to support carers and to raise awareness of hidden carers and the challenges faced by unpaid carers.

Talking Point launches in Penketh

A new Talking Point is launching at The Oaks Centre in Penketh on Tuesday 6 June to provide advice and support to local residents.

Parents urged to check children's MMR vaccine records

Warrington Borough Council is urging parents to check their children's MMR vaccine records following a rise in measles cases across the North West.

Work begins on new Living Well Hub in Warrington town centre

Work is under way on pioneering plans for a health and wellbeing ‘one-stop shop’ in Warrington town centre aimed at helping people live as happily, healthily and independently as possible.

Raising a cuppa to Fostering communities

To kick off Foster Care Fortnight, Foster4 hosted a special afternoon tea event last week celebrating the fostering community across Halton, Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester.

Additional six-week consultation to take place on Local Plan Modifications

The council has re-opened its consultation about modifications the independent Planning Inspectors consider are required to ensure Warrington’s Local Plan is ‘sound’.

Warrington secures funding for key active travel projects

Warrington Borough Council has been successful in obtaining over £1 million funding from the government’s ring fenced Active Travel Fund.

 

Young Traders Market returns to Time Square this weekend

A pop-up event featuring the next generation of entrepreneurs is coming to Warrington this Saturday (20 May), 9am to 5pm.

Know how to access local mental health support this Mental Health Awareness Week

The council is making sure people know where and how to access mental health support locally this Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW), which takes place from Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May.

Six56 public inquiry adjourned

The public inquiry in to the planning application for a proposed major logistics development known as Six56, has been adjourned.

Celebrate the Coronation in Warrington

Join us to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III with special events and activities taking place across Warrington this bank holiday weekend.

Report praises work to empower young people with SEND

The voices of young people with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) matter in Warrington, according to a new report.

Landmark Annual Property Review celebrates success

The 25th Warrington Annual Property Review has seen business leaders coming together to find out more about the continued success of the town’s commercial property market.

Council taking action on fraud

Warrington Borough Council continues to take strong action against fraud, bribery and corruption, a new report shows.

New bus lane camera to come into force

Motorists are being advised that a new bus lane camera will be activated on Academy Way in May.

#CelebratingSocialCare in Warrington

This month, the council is shining a spotlight on social care and recognising the people who work in the sector and the positive impact they have on Warrington residents.

Community

Get closer to nature at Whittle Hall Environment Day

Local people are being invited to enjoy a fun-filled day for the whole family at Whittle Hall this bank holiday weekend.

Community comes together as new social supermarket opens its doors in Bewsey

Company Shop Group’s award-winning social enterprise, Community Shop, has opened the doors of its 11th social supermarket on in Bewsey, Warrington.

Community

Road closure required for Parkside Link Road project

Progress is being made to construct a new link road in Newton-le-Willows, as part of the Parkside development which will deliver much-needed investment and jobs for local residents. 

Visit your local Talking Point

Get face-to-face advice and support to help you to live and stay well by visiting your local Talking Point.

New bus depot opens to help drive forward Warrington’s bus vision

Warrington’s Own Buses has now officially moved into its new home, following the completion of the town’s new, state-of-the-art bus depot on Dallam Lane.

The Living Well bus returns to Warrington

Spring booster vaccines and health checks are available as the Living Well bus makes a stop in Winwick.

Complete the Warrington health and wellbeing survey

Invitations are being sent out to a sample of Warrington residents asking them to complete a borough-wide health and wellbeing survey.

Council sets out next steps for Pepper Street refurbishment

The council has thanked residents for helping to shape plans for the refurbishment of the stone setts on Pepper Street in Lymm, and has laid out next steps.

Council accounts signed off

The council’s 2017/18 accounts have been signed off.

Next steps for Westy LTN consultation confirmed

The council has confirmed the next steps linked to the low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) consultation in Westy, with a view to a final phase of consultation commencing in April.

Celebrating Warrington’s social workers this World Social Work Day

To mark World Social Work Day, Warrington Borough Council is recognising the important role of its social workers.

Early detect, Early protect – New cancer screening website launched

A new website to support healthcare and community professionals in starting conversations about screening for breast, bowel and cervical cancers with people living in Cheshire and Merseyside has been launched. 

New football hub at Cardinal Newman officially opens

Work has been completed on a new 3G pitch at Cardinal Newman High School, helping create a new football hub for students, local sports clubs and the wider community.

Consultation on Local Plan Main Modifications begins

The council has launched an online consultation about modifications the independent Planning Inspectors consider are required to ensure Warrington’s Local Plan is ‘sound’.

Celebrating young carers in Warrington

The council and its partners are marking Young Carers Action Day by celebrating young carers across Warrington.

Community

What skills does Warrington need for the future?

Warrington’s Skills Commission has launched a public survey to assess employability and skills across the borough.

Totally Locally Fiver Fest

Warrington Market is joining over 100 high streets across the UK in the national Totally Locally Fiver Fest campaign.

Town Centre

Public health chiefs call on workers to step up handwashing after workplace kitchen swabbing

Public health leaders are warning workers to improve their hand hygiene, after scientists unveiled large numbers of potentially dangerous bacteria and fungi living in communal workplace kitchens.

Minister Helen Whately visits Health and Social Care Academy

On Thursday 9 February, Helen Whately MP, was welcomed to the Warrington and Vale Royal College campus to tour the brand-new Health and Social Care Academy.

Health

Amended ZEBRA plans given go ahead

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet has given the green light to amended plans for the town’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Area (ZEBRA) scheme.

Town Hall flag flying at half-mast in memory of Brianna

The Town Hall flag is flying at half-mast from this afternoon in memory of Brianna Ghey.

Mayor of Warrington hosts Heritage Breakfast event

Join the Mayor, Cllr Jean Flaherty, to learn about Warrington’s past in the third Heritage Breakfast event at the Town Hall.

Warrington Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair is back for 2023

Back by popular demand, the ninth Apprenticeships and Jobs Fair returns to Warrington Youth Zone next week.

Council to host budget breakfast event

Update 7 February: Unfortunately, this meeting has been cancelled

The council is hosting a special event to tell local businesses, voluntary and community organisations and residents about its budget plans for the financial year ahead.

Council to discuss financial approach

The council has today confirmed that it will be beginning talks with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Uniting against hate on National Holocaust Memorial Day

Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, is urging everyone to stand together against hatred on Holocaust Memorial Day.

Skills Commission to help boost employment skills and economy

Work is under way on a new strategic review of employment skills in Warrington, to help secure the economic success of the borough for decades to come.

Remembering “true community champion” Cllr Les Morgan

Cllr Les Morgan, Latchford West councillor since 2014 and former Mayor of Warrington in 2017/18, has sadly passed away.

Rugby legend launches electric vehicle revolution in Warrington

Former England and Wigan Warriors rugby great Martin Offiah was in Warrington on 18 January to launch a new network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the town.

Praise for Warrington’s litter heroes

The council has praised its hard-working and selfless communities and litter networks in response to findings from Keep Britain Tidy - an independent charity that works to eliminate litter and waste - which shows Warrington is leading the way in eliminating litter.

Pop up repair shop launched at Warrington Market

A pop up repair shop will be open from Saturday 21 January, followed by alternate Fridays from Friday 3 February at the entrance to Warrington Market.
 

Have your say and help Warrington's cultural scene thrive

Would you like to help shape the future of culture, arts and heritage in Warrington? A new survey has been launched to give everyone the chance to share their views.

Continued cost of living support available for residents

The council has issued a rallying call to residents to make clear that support is still available to them in response to the cost of living crisis.

Share your views on the future of Penketh Parish Council

Penketh residents are being urged to share their views following the launch of a community governance review of Penketh Parish Council.

Don’t ignore your cervical screening invite this New Year

This New Year, make sure booking your cervical screening test is top of your to do list!

Apply before the deadline for September 2023 Reception class admissions

Parents and carers are being reminded to submit their applications for their child’s place in September 2023 Reception class by the deadline.

Burns Night supper with the Mayor of Warrington

Join the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty, at a Burns Night supper from 7pm on Friday 20 January at the Town Hall.

Bring proof of ID to our community recycling centres this Christmas

When visiting community recycling centres (CRCs) over Christmas, you must bring proof that you live in Warrington such as a driving licence, council tax bill, or utility bill.

It’s ‘Better By Bus’ in Warrington

The major improvements to Warrington’s buses are continuing, with enhanced timetables, cheaper fares, and no limits for concessionary card holders.

Local Plan progresses

Following the Examination in Public of Warrington’s Proposed Submission Version Local Plan (“draft Local Plan”), the Planning Inspectorate have set out their initial views in a post-hearing letter.

Travel with confidence by taxi this Christmas

Warrington residents who are out and about for the festive season are being encouraged to keep themselves safe by following the ‘taxi travel checklist’.

New partnership to help boost outdoor events in Warrington

Warrington Borough Council, working in close partnership with Culture Warrington, will be joining the Without Walls’ Creative Development Network in 2023, a consortium of festivals and organisations committed to excellence in outdoor arts.

£600,000 in Household Support Fund payments provided to 14,000 Warrington households since October 2022

The council is reminding residents who receive Household Support Fund payments that their next award will be in bank accounts before Christmas.

Honorary Alderman recognition for Mike Biggin

Former borough councillor Mike Biggin has been awarded the title of Honorary Alderman.

Help prevent the spread of Group A Strep this winter

Warrington’s public health team is urging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of Group A Strep to help prevent the spread of the infection.

Longbarn Park receives a Queen's Green Canopy tree

A tree from the national ‘Tree of Trees’ from the queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations has been planted at Longbarn Park by The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.

Council warns of delays in the delivery of postal vote packs

As a result of the Royal Mail Communication Workers Union strike action, there are delays in the delivery of postal vote packs for the Winwick Parish Council (Peel Hall ward) upcoming election.

 

Watch out for rogue textiles banks

Warrington Borough Council is advising people who wish to donate clothes to charities to check closely that the textiles bank they're using is genuine.

New community garden opens in Greenwood

A run-down children’s play area at Greenwood Community Centre has been transformed into a community garden.

Warrington reflects on Rugby League World Cup success

With the final whistle now blown on RLWC 2021, Warrington is looking back on a tournament which has been a real game-changer, particularly for disability sport.

White Ribbon Day 2022 – raising awareness of domestic abuse

Warrington Borough Council is supporting this year’s White Ribbon Campaign by sharing a commitment to end domestic abuse in Warrington.

Landlord who failed to comply with legal notices is prosecuted

The council has brought a successful prosecution against Mr Younas, who had not complied with a legal health and safety notice on a property he owned in Warrington.

Council warns of postal strike during upcoming election

Royal Mail has advised that the Communication Workers Union is planning to carry out strike action on Thursday 24 November 2022.

Traffic calming for Hallfields Road alongside smaller Orford LTN

Warrington Borough Council is to introduce traffic calming measures on Hallfields Road, along with new proposals for a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in Orford.

Be a star and help give Warrington children a Christmas to remember!

Warrington Borough Council’s neighbourhoods team is running its Christmas Toy Appeal again this year, making it the tenth year of supporting families in need at Christmas.

Cost of living support for Warrington residents

The council has confirmed a series of initiatives to support residents during the cost of living crisis, connecting them with the support and guidance they need.

Remembrance Sunday 2022

The annual event honouring those who have fallen in war, takes place at the cenotaph, Bridge Foot, on Sunday 13 November.

Have your say on next phase of Trans Pennine Trail upgrade

The next phase of improvements to the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) in Lymm is about to get under way – and the council is seeking the views of local people on the plans.

Mayor's charity appeal raises thousands for local charities

The former Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan, invited representatives from her chosen charities to the Town Hall on Wednesday 26 October to announce the distribution of funds from her mayoral year.

Mayor

Strict rules to combat unprecedented bird flu outbreak

The government is introducing stringent measures in response to the country’s largest ever outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu).

Warrington Market Manager scoops prestigious national award

Andy Ward, Manager at Warrington Market, has been recognised with another prestigious national award.

Celebrate bonfire night safely

Bonfire night can be an exciting time of the year, but please remember to celebrate safely.  

Walton zoo ranger celebrates 40th anniversary

Peter Cookson-Dean has worked at Walton Hall and Gardens Children’s Zoo since 1982.

Walton Hall and Gardens celebrated on new Monopoly Warrington edition game

The new Warrington edition of Monopoly has officially launched with the first look of the long-awaited board game revealed at a special event at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Revised plans for Westy Low Traffic Neighbourhood

Warrington Borough Council is making changes to the experimental Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) scheme in the Westy area of Latchford, following public feedback.

Work begins on new football hub at Cardinal Newman

Work is under way on a new 3G pitch at Cardinal Newman High School, to replace the existing artificial grass pitch which has been out of operation for a number of years. 

Discretionary energy rebate scheme open for applications

Warrington residents who live in council tax bands E-H are being encouraged to apply for the discretionary tax energy rebate.

Young people most fearful of infectious disease outbreaks this winter

Younger people are most concerned about new outbreaks of illnesses such as COVID-19 and flu this winter, new research has found.

Whittle Hall Environment Day is a big success

A special community event at Whittle Hall has been hailed a big success, with more than 250 people coming together find out more about improving the local environment.

Fine for Facebook fly-tipper caught dumping rubbish outside Noggin Inn

A man who advertised himself as a ‘man with van’ on Facebook has been for fined for fly-tipping outside an electricity substation close to the Noggin Inn pub on Warrington Road, Risley.

Torus opens its largest Warrington scheme with council

Torus has celebrated the completion of its largest housing development in Warrington, to date, Roebuck Plaza on Academy Way.

Warrington Health and Social Care Academy celebrates opening

The brand-new addition to Warrington & Vale Royal College officially opened its doors on Monday 3 October.

Business Conference showcases 'World Class Warrington'

Time Square will play host to businesses from across the borough on Friday 14 October for the Warrington Business Conference 2022.

Warrington Fair – Your Future, Your Choice, Move On!

Whether you are deciding on which subjects to take, or which careers to pursue, Warrington’s ‘one-stop-shop’ careers fair is a great place to explore your options.

Family fun at Whittle Hall Environment Day

Have you ever wondered what lies beneath the surface of Whittle Hall duck pond? Here’s your chance to find out!

Leisure

Warrington unites to support "Debate Not Hate" campaign

Debating and disagreeing with one another is a healthy part of democracy, but abuse and intimidation crosses the line into dangerous territory, particularly when it is frequent and constant.

Have your say on Pepper Street refurbishment

Local people are being asked to share their views on refurbishment plans for the stone setts on Pepper Street in Lymm.

Outdoor cinema screening of Grease at Walton Hall and Gardens postponed due to bad weather

Unfortunately, Walton Hall and Gardens has announced it has had to postpone this evening’s planned screening of Grease.

Commission launches climate emergency strategy for Warrington

Warrington’s Climate Emergency Commission has launched a bold new Climate Emergency Strategy for Warrington and is holding its first pop up event at Golden Square during the nationwide ‘Great Big Green Week’, on Thursday 29 September.

Ten things you can do to celebrate the Rugby League World Cup!

Warrington town centre will come alive with activity and celebration as part of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC), which the town is a host venue for.

Electric vehicle boost for Warrington

Warrington Borough Council’s work to support people to make the switch from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric has been given a boost, thanks to new government funding.

Just four weeks to 'Go' until the Warrington Monopoly launch

...and Warrington Transporter Bridge will become ‘The Old Kent Road of Warrington’.

Peer review praise for council’s children’s services

An external peer review team has praised the council’s children’s services, following an independent four-day review in June.

Mayor joins care home residents to remember the Queen

The Mayor of Warrington has been visiting care homes across the town this week, to share memories and reflect with residents on the life and service of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Bank holiday – council services

The day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral, Monday 19 September, is also a bank holiday, many of our services will close for the day.

National Moment of Reflection

You are invited to join a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II outside Warrington Town Hall on Sunday 18 September at 8pm.

Urgent notice – voter registration, Grappenhall by-elections

Urgent notice concerning the by-elections for the borough ward of Grappenhall and the Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council, from returning officer Professor Steven Broomhead MBE

Proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III

Warrington Borough Council will hold its official proclamation announcing the succession of King Charles III on Sunday 11 September.

Book of condolence opens at the Town Hall

Following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, a book of condolence has opened at the Town Hall.

Warrington joins period of national mourning

Following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, a period of national mourning and reflection has begun.

A statement from Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Jean Flaherty

Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace has announced.

Council encourages schools to sign up to the Let’s Go Zero campaign

The council has pledged its support for the Let’s Go Zero campaign which works with schools to help them progress towards zero carbon emissions by 2030.

Local Plan examination hearings begin

The public hearings into Warrington’s Local Plan get under way on Tuesday 6 September.

Accessing NHS services over the August Bank Holiday

The NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside continues to see much higher levels of activity than normal for this time of year.

GCSE and A-Level success for Warrington

The publication of the 2022 GCSE and A-level results has brought excellent news for Warrington students. 

50 days to go until Rugby League World Cup 2021 kicks off

Rugby League World Cup 2021 is celebrating 50 days to go until the biggest, best and most inclusive tournament kicks off in Newcastle on 15 October.

New Senior Coroner for Cheshire

Jacqueline Devonish has formally taken up her role as the new Senior Coroner for Cheshire.

Could a career in care be for you?

If you want to make a difference to the lives of people in Warrington, then a career in care could be for you.

Charity special outdoor cinema screening of Grease at Walton

Walton Hall and Gardens will be celebrating and honouring the passing of Dame Olivia Newton-John by showing a special outdoor cinema screening of Grease, with all profits from ticket sales going to St Rocco’s Hospice.

Your 'Chance' to be a Warrington VIP!

Here’s your ‘Chance’ to be a Warrington ‘VIP for the Day’, later this year.

Celebrations for new, improved Lymm trail

Local people celebrated access improvements and an innovative new surface on the Trans Pennine Trail at Lymm as part of a free event on Saturday 6 August.

Together Energy

Warrington submits £47m Levelling Up bid

Warrington has set out ambitious plans to deliver a number of transformational projects, aimed at improving health and wellbeing and boosting sustainable transport, across the borough.

Warrington submits plans for Shared Prosperity Fund

Warrington has set out its vision for supporting communities, growing business and improving the skills of local people, as part of a key government investment programme.

Still time to claim your energy rebate

Warrington Borough Council is continuing to process thousands of applications for the Government’s council tax energy rebate – and there’s still time to apply.

Town Hall flag honours victorious Lionesses

Warrington Borough Council is paying tribute to England’s Lionesses, following their historic victory at Euro 2022.

Junior safety officers win award

Junior safety officers from two Warrington schools have received an award for their success in ensuring their school friends are ‘safety smart’.

Redwood Bank announces first profit

Award-winning Redwood Bank, which has continued to lend to British businesses throughout the pandemic, has reported its first profit.

New cycling and orienteering trails launch in Warrington

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 themed cycling and orienteering trails will launch on Monday 25 July and will give residents and visitors a chance to win tickets to RLWC2021 games.

Young Traders Market success for Warrington businesses

Warrington’s young traders came out on top at the North West regional final which took place in Bolton on Saturday 16 July.

Warrington Food and Drink Festival launched at Time Square

Thousands of people enjoyed the tasty treats on offer at Time Square’s first ever Food and Drink Festival.

Have your say on licenced premises policy

Local people, businesses and regulators with an interest in the night-time economy are being asked for their views on whether the council’s current licensing policy is still the right fit for the town.

Council urges residents to help to keep streets cleaner

Warrington Borough Council is working in a number of locations across the town to ensure that bins are taken in by residents after collection.

Don’t lose your vote

Residents in Warrington are being urged to check their voter registration details as part of the annual canvass.

Big boost for buses with 'Super Summer Service'

Warrington’s buses will be pulling out all the stops this summer, with major improvements to evening timetables, cheaper fares and no limits for concessionary card holders.

Community safety partnership campaign launched to keep young people safe

Warrington Community Safety Partnership - a group of organisations who tackle crime and disorder across the borough - has commissioned a ‘stay safe’ project to safeguard vulnerable children and teenagers.

Enjoy the sun and stay protected

Areas around England may experience heatwave conditions over the next few days up to Tuesday 19 July, according to Met Office forecasts, and the council is reminding residents to be prepared.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods - Westy scheme update

Following the implementation of trial low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) measures in Westy, the council has published a survey for residents to share their feedback and views about the scheme so far.

100 days to go until the record breaking Rugby League World Cup begins

Fans of rugby league are being urged to ensure they get the best seats in the house for Rugby League World Cup 2021.

Great British Railways National Headquarters

Following applications from 42 councils across Britain in the competition to find a location for the headquarters of Great British Railways (GBR), six locations have been shortlisted.

Summer activities lead to a surge in COVID cases

The number of COVID-19 cases in Warrington is continuing to increase week on week. The number of people in Warrington Hospital with COVID-19 is also on the rise.

Residents urged to claim energy rebate

Warrington residents are being reminded to make sure they don’t miss out on the Government’s council tax energy rebate, by applying to the council now.

Council to host social work apprenticeship events

Warrington Borough Council will be holding two events in July to showcase opportunities for people to join its social work apprenticeship programme.

New 3G pitch to help create football hub at Cardinal Newman

Plans for a new 3G pitch at Cardinal Newman High School have been approved by Warrington Borough Council.

Young Traders Market returns to Time Square

The award-winning Warrington Market is set to once again offer support and a platform for budding entrepreneurs aged 16 to 30, with the return of Warrington’s Young Traders Market.

Free information event for people from Hong Kong

People who have recently moved to Warrington from Hong Kong are being invited to an event providing information about employment, health, leisure and more.

Date set for Local Plan examination hearings

The public hearings into Warrington’s Local Plan will begin in September.

Have your say on Trans Pennine Trail improvements

Local people are being invited to share their views on a key Warrington Town Deal project - the upgrade of the Trans Pennine Trail Greenall’s Avenue path.

COVID rates increase in Warrington

Warrington’s Director of Public Health reminds residents to not let their guard down as the number of cases rises locally.

Neighbourhood Weekender a success for Warrington

The Neighbourhood Weekender took place on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May, with an additional performance on Friday 27 May at Victoria Park.

Warrington launches new on-line planning system

Warrington Borough Council’s new on-line planning system, which aims to bring significant improvements for applicants, residents and staff, has officially launched.

Success for Warrington Speak Up

Local advocacy organisation Warrington Speak Up has received praise for their work on a recent national project with the British Institute for Human Rights (BIHR).

Council pledges support for Ten by Ten scheme

The council has pledged to support children to learn, discover and explore in even more ways, as part of a borough-wide initiative.

Peace Centre to become hub to support young people with SEND

A dedicated space at the Peace Centre will be created for young people aged 16 and over with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Warrington supports Clean Air Day 2022

On Thursday 16 June Clean Air Day will see schools, workplaces and communities across the UK running activities and taking action to inspire people to act and cut down the air pollution we cause.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods

An open letter to our residents, from Leader of the Council, Cllr Russ Bowden

Carnival time in Birchwood

East Warrington is set to spring to life with music, colour and excitement on Sunday 12 June for Birchwood Carnival 2022.

Don Billington wins his tenth Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

World-renowned horticulturalist and Bromeliad expert, Don Billington, has won another Gold Medal this week for his collection of plants from the glasshouses at Walton Hall and Gardens.

Council approves grant for Penketh School rebuild

Warrington Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved a £2.4m grant contribution for a major rebuilding programme at Penketh High School.

Council welcomes removal of Golborne Link from High Speed Rail plans

The council has welcomed plans to remove the controversial Golborne Link from the High Speed Rail (Crewe to Manchester) programme.

Join the Mayor to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Warrington’s new Mayor, Cllr Jean Flaherty, will be joined by chronicler, Janice Hayes, to celebrate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

New trial to reduce inner ward traffic

New experimental measures are being put in place in two inner town wards, aimed at reducing traffic and improving conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.

Communities to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

Warrington’s communities are being invited to join a right royal celebration for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

LiveWire grant to help safeguard services

Warrington Borough Council is to provide financial support to LiveWire to help safeguard the future of the organisation and the valuable services it provides to residents.

New council offices bring financial benefits

Warrington Borough Council’s move into its offices in Time Square is bringing significant savings for the local authority, new figures show.

Warrington welcomes new Mayor

Cllr Jean Flaherty is the 138th Mayor and First Citizen of Warrington. She was sworn in during a Mayor Making ceremony at the Annual Meeting of the Council on Monday 23 May.

Mayor

Outdoor theatre returns to Walton Hall and Gardens

The incredibly popular Heartbreak Productions are back at Walton with three fabulous outdoor plays this summer.

Warrington prepares for launch of new online planning system

Warrington Borough Council is gearing up for the introduction of a new on-line planning system, which will bring significant improvements for applicants, residents and staff.

Celebrate the Queen’s platinum Jubilee at Walton Hall and Gardens

Join the nation in celebrating at Walton Hall and Gardens’ Big Jubilee Lunch on Sunday 5 June.
 

Have your say on active travel plans

Warrington residents are being invited to share their views on a number of schemes aimed at reducing town centre traffic and encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

Foster4 launch sector-leading support packages

To mark the start of Foster Care Fortnight 2022, Foster4 has launched three sector-leading support packages for families who foster with Warrington.

£5.3million available in Warrington to support business impacted by COVID-19

The deadline for businesses impacted by the pandemic, to claim their share of over £5million of financial help with business rates is approaching and hundreds of businesses across Warrington have yet to apply.  

Create your perfect wedding day at Walton Hall and Gardens

The charming Woodland Hideaway is the newest addition to Walton’s range of wedding locations, providing the perfect outdoor setting for your wedding day.

Have your say on proposed dog control in Warrington public spaces

The council has opened a survey for residents to have their say on ways to control dog related issues.

Community

Help combat loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) 2022 runs from Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May.

'My Things Matter' campaign

Warrington Borough Council has signed a pledge to ensure that children in care have their belongings treated with respect.

Warrington celebrates Eid

More than 1,000 people attended Victoria Park on Monday 2 May to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Fitr.

Heroes Pathway provides boost to local charities

The first stones laid in Warrington’s Heroes Pathway at Marshall Gardens have provided a cash boost to Warrington Wolves Foundation and St Rocco’s Hospice.

Director of public health praises Warrington’s spirit and commitment in annual report

Warrington’s Director of Public Health, Thara Raj, has published her first Public Health Annual Report (PHAR) for Warrington.

Two exciting Rugby League World Cup drawing competitions launched

Young artists are being urged to get creative and design a new mascot for RLWC2021 or design a rugby ball that will be used to decorate the town centre during the tournament!

Events

Have your say on Warrington’s nightlife

Warrington people are being asked to share their views on experiencing a safe, vibrant night time economy with a broad cultural appeal.

Warrington’s growth showcased at Annual Property Review

Business leaders have been learning more about Warrington’s growth, resilience, community spirit, partnerships and confidence for the future.

Two weeks to go until Walton Film Festival returns

There’s still time to get your tickets to watch a movie under the stars at Walton’s open-air cinema this May!

Fly-tipping funding boost for Warrington

A £35,000 funding boost has been granted to Warrington help tackle fly-tipping in the borough.

Climate Emergency leader sets new challenge for Warrington

The man charged with helping lead the drive to tackle the Climate Emergency in Warrington is calling on local people to play their part in creating a greener future for the borough.

Electrifying isn’t terrifying! Transform your business fleet with help from industry experts

Businesses will have the opportunity to explore the practicalities of changing from petrol and diesel to electric vehicles as part of a partnership event on Tuesday 19 April.

Warrington secures £16m in Bus Back Better funding

The Government has announced that Warrington is to receive more than £16m in funding to reduce bus fares and drive up the quality of bus services in the borough.

Local Plan submission approved

The plan to drive forward Warrington’s future growth and development has been given the go-ahead for submission to the government.

Community Leader made Honorary Citizen of Warrington

A man who has dedicated more than 20 years to bringing Warrington communities together, after arriving in the town from India, has received a special accolade.

Honorary Freeman award for former Mayor

Former Mayor and councillor, Mike Hannon, has received the prestigious award of Honorary Freeman of Warrington, for almost 40 years of eminent services to the borough.

Have your say on pharmacy services in Warrington

Residents are being asked for their views on Warrington’s Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (2022-25).

Warrington Museum and Library to relaunch after £360k renovation

A reopening date has been set following essential roof repairs which will protect the cultural and educational hub for generations to come

Service provider change to council textile banks

Changes to service provider for the council textiles banks are in the process of being made.

Council hails “outstanding” Warrington Youth Zone

Warrington Borough Council’s children’s services leaders have hailed the outstanding Warrington Youth Zone, following a tour of the new facility which is due to open in summer.

New arrival at Walton’s Children’s Zoo

The Children’s Zoo at Walton Hall and Gardens has welcomed a new baby African pygmy goat.

Go all-electric with Warrington’s new Car Club

Warrington residents will soon be able to take advantage of pay-as-you-go electric vehicles for their trips in and around the town.

Residents urged to look after themselves as coronavirus cases continue to increase

Warrington’s health leaders are reminding people that the coronavirus pandemic is definitely not over as case numbers increase across the borough.

Tee time with the Mayor

Join the Mayor of Warrington on the green at Walton Hall Golf Course and help raise vital funds to support her charity appeal.

Walton Film Festival is back for 2022!

Walton’s open-air cinema returns this May with two show stopping films – Rocket Man and Pulp Fiction – which will be shown against the stunning backdrop of Walton Hall and Gardens.

Statement: Solnyshko Russian Saturday school

Statement from Cllr Sarah Hall, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Warrington Borough Council:

Warrington apprenticeships and jobs fair is back

The event, organised and sponsored by Warrington Borough Council, Warrington & Co and The Cheshire & Warrington Pledge, will host numerous exhibits from various sectors and businesses.

Safer Streets - survey

Following recent funding bid successes which led to the Safer Streets campaigns currently being rolled out in Warrington, a new survey asking people across Cheshire for their views on the safety of women in public places across the county has been launched.

Stockton Heath swing bridge set for refurbishment

Plans continue to develop for the full refurbishment of Stockton Heath swing bridge, with works targeted to take place next year.

Warrington Market launches non-stop music quiz night

Following the sell-out Cookhouse Comedy Club events, Warrington Market has announced their latest addition to their Cookhouse Live events programme, the non-stop music quiz!

Revitalised Marshall Gardens officially opens

The community project to breathe new life into Marshall Gardens in the town centre, transforming it into a beautiful memorial garden, is officially complete.

Council awarded Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation accreditation

The council has been awarded a Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation by The Carbon Literacy Trust.

Warrington for peace

The Mayor of Warrington will lead reflections as local residents, political and community leaders, businesses and faith groups are set to gather for a ‘Warrington for peace’ event on Monday 7 March, 5pm, outside the Town Hall.

New de-defibrillator installed at Time Square

Warrington town centre’s first outdoor defibrillator has been installed at Time Square thanks to the phenomenal fund-raising efforts of Aidan Jackson.

'One-stop-shop' launched for care sector careers in Warrington

A brand new website, providing information about the various adult social care roles available with care providers across Warrington, has been launched.

Success for Warrington transport schemes

Warrington Borough Council members have visited Centre Park Link in the town centre to mark its first successful year of transforming journeys around one of the busiest sections of the borough’s road network.

Warrington to get its own official MONOPOLY game

Palm Springs, Dubai, Sydney – they are amongst the most glamorous places on earth and each has been honoured with its very own official MONOPOLY game. Now the company with the license to produce these unique editions is bestowing the same honour on Warrington.

The coronavirus pandemic “is not over”

Following the government’s ‘Living with COVID-19’ announcement and plans, Warrington’s public health leaders have offered advice to keep residents and families safe, stressing that the pandemic is not over and we are still living with the virus.

Blue bins removed from The Forge car park

Warrington Borough Council is advising the public that the blue recycling bins at The Forge car park, Stockton Heath have been removed.

New database to connect creatives

Creative practitioners in Warrington are being given a new way to connect with local arts professionals and access a range of opportunities.

£22m Town Deal funding approved

Warrington’s ambitious Town Deal programme has taken a huge step forward, with confirmation that funding for all seven projects have now been given the go-ahead by the Government.

Motorists warned over Scotland Road bus gate

Motorists are being reminded that bus gate cameras remain in force on Scotland Road in the town centre.

New depot to help transform future of bus services in Warrington

Work is officially under way on Warrington’s brand new bus depot, paving the way to the introduction of one of the largest fleets of all-electric buses in the UK.

‘Safer Streets’ campaign rolled out in Warrington

A Warrington-wide campaign has launched to tackle behaviours linked to violence and harassment against women and girls.

Warrington Market scoops national award

Warrington Market has added another accolade to the collection, after winning the Best Large Indoor Market category at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Great British Market Awards 2022.

Sold out Cookhouse Comedy Club adds extra date

After a record breaking sell out following the release of tickets for the debut date for 2022, Warrington Market has announced that they have added an extra date for their popular new comedy night.

Bus Back Better boost for Warrington

Warrington’s plans to transform bus services have received a huge boost, with the Government announcing that the town is in-line to receive significant Bus Back Better funding.

Help build Warrington’s Heroes Pathway

Local people are being encouraged to play their part in creating a ‘Heroes Pathway’ at Marshall Gardens – and help support Warrington Wolves Foundation and St Rocco’s Hospice too.

Children’s social care continues to perform well in Warrington

Following a focused visit in December 2021 of children’s services at Warrington Borough Council, Ofsted has recently published its findings.

Warrington’s high street remains resilient

A new report has found that the resilience of high street spending in Warrington during the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the town outperform most other big cities and towns.

Pioneering fostering programme supports families in Warrington

The Mockingbird Programme supports 32 looked after children and their foster carers in Warrington.

First phases of green housing schemes fully let

The £28m scheme to deliver 161 new, low carbon homes in Great Sankey and Birchwood is moving forward, with all available houses already let.

Council confirms opposition to Warburton Toll Bridge proposals

An Extraordinary Council Meeting which took place yesterday, Monday 17 January, passed a motion to oppose the proposals by Peel Ports to increase tolls on Warburton & Rixton Toll Bridge.

Cookhouse Comedy Club returns to Warrington Market

The next Cookhouse Comedy Club will take place on Thursday 10 February.

Positive start to 2022 for Time Square, as Parlour signs up

New York neighbourhood-inspired restaurant and bar concept, Parlour, has become the first operator in 2022 to sign up and take space at Time Square.

Christmas and New Year challenges for adult care services

Warrington Borough Council, like many local authorities, is advising of possible delays and disruption to care services over the coming weeks.

Final chance to have your say on pharmacy services

Residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in Warrington.

Green waste subscriptions launched

Warrington’s green waste subscriptions for 2022 will be launched on Monday 13 December, allowing people to buy their licences to have their garden waste collected by the council.

Residents urged to keep themselves and others safe as COVID-19 rates continue to increase and first Omicron cases linked to Warrington

The total number of new COVID-19 cases in Warrington over the last 7 days has increased to 1,133 (to 2 December), and a small number of suspected Omicron cases linked to Warrington have been identified.

Give the perfect gift for animal lovers this Christmas

Adopt one of the incredible animals from the Walton Hall and Gardens children’s zoo.

Youth Justice Service rated ‘Good’

Cheshire Youth Justice Service – which provides support for young people at risk of committing crime, those who have been convicted and victims – has been praised by government inspectors.

Climate emergency group launches Warrington-wide consultation to shape local action

In the wake of the UN’s climate conference in Glasgow, Warrington’s Climate Emergency Commission has launched a consultation to help shape a borough-wide strategy to encourage and guide action by people and organisations locally.

Councils band together to call for extra funding

A cross-party group of the lowest funded councils across the country is joining forces to call for a £300 million temporary fix to level up local government finance.

Council raises concerns over rail timetable changes

Warrington Borough Council has expressed its strong opposition to proposed changes to train timetables, which would have significant implications for services that call at stations in the borough.

Collaboration leads to fitting commemoration

Two bespoke commemorative benches have been installed at Airlift Hill, Great Sankey.

Warrington marks World AIDS Day

Warrington is marking World AIDS Day by lighting the Town Hall red and encouraging partners across the borough to #rocktheribbon – wearing the iconic World AIDS Day red ribbon – on Wednesday 1 December.

Joint statement from the Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside on the emergence of the new Omicron variant

The ‘difficult winter’ has arrived, here’s what you need to do – joint statement from the Directors of Public Health in Cheshire and Merseyside on the emergence of the new Omicron variant

Laptops for Kids scoops prestigious award

The partnership has won a prestigious High Sheriff of Cheshire Award which will be presented by the High Sheriff, Robert Mee DL, on Tuesday 7 December.

Enjoy a safe festive season in Warrington

Residents have lots to look forward to in Warrington town centre and beyond this festive season, but are being reminded to stay safe and be vigilant due to a rise in COVID cases and the Omicron variant.

Council to set out plans for future of housing

Warrington Borough Council is to begin work on a new strategy, identifying the type of housing needed in the borough in the coming years.

Enhanced Bird Flu restrictions in force from Monday

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds.

Experts warning of unsafe toys sold online ahead of Christmas

Experts and toy associations have raised concerns about the safety of toys purchased through third-party sellers on online marketplaces.

Mayor welcomes children to Luminate

The Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Maureen Creaghan, hosted an enchanting evening for children and families supported by one of the Mayor’s charities, JUMP.

Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas

The council’s neighbourhoods in Warrington team is running its Christmas Toy Appeal for the ninth year.

Residents called on to boost recycling rates

The council has asked residents to double-check what they are putting in each bin after a rise in recycling contamination rates.

Council’s “mixed reaction” to the Integrated Rail Plan (IRP)

The council has welcomed parts of the national Integrated Rail Plan published today, Thursday 18 November, but is disappointed with the cuts made to High Speed 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals across the north of England. The council is also cautious about the phasing and delivery timescales of the IRP.

Have your say on Trans Pennine Trail upgrade

Warrington Borough Council is seeking the views of local people and path users on plans to upgrade part of the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) and National Cycle Network Route 62 in Lymm.

Business conference is a big success

Business leaders from across the borough converged on Time Square on Friday 12 November for the Warrington Business Conference 2021.

Wire Works exhibition draws to a close with Wolves visit

Warrington’s Wire Works exhibition has attracted over 1,000 visitors since opening in October – and the exhibition will come to an end this weekend with some very special guests from Warrington Wolves (‘The Wire’) past and present.

Peel Hall - council position

Warrington Borough Council is currently taking Queen’s Counsel legal advice on the Secretary of State’s decision to allow Satnam Limited’s proposed development of Peel Hall.

Bird keepers urged to take precautions following confirmed avian flu cases

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across the country.

A ‘momentous month’ for Warrington’s Town Deal aspirations

The chair of the Warrington Town Deal has expressed pride and delight at the ‘momentous’ progress the Warrington Town Deal has made in recent weeks.

Have your say on electric vehicle plans

Warrington Borough Council is seeking local people’s views on the future of electric vehicles.

Health and Wellbeing Hub plans make progress

Cabinet has approved the business case to support the development of a Health and Wellbeing Hub in the town centre, as part of the Warrington Town Deal.

Pyramid Town Deal proposals approved

A ‘remastered cultural hub’ at Pyramid Arts Centre, as part of the Warrington Town Deal, is another step closer following Cabinet approval.

Construction centre granted Cabinet approval

Cabinet has approved the business case to support the delivery of an Advanced Construction & Civil Engineering (ACCE) Centre as part of the Warrington Town Deal.

New project to tackle flooding in Reddish Lane, Lymm

Residents in Reddish Lane, Lymm who have suffered a long history of flooding incidents are receiving a major boost, thanks to a new project.

Plans for ‘sector-leading’ digital hub move forward

Cabinet has approved the business case to support the development of a Digital Enterprise Hub in the town centre, as part of the Warrington Town Deal.

City status bid “a huge opportunity for the next generation”

Warrington will formally bid for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, following Cabinet approval.

Celebrate Bonfire Night safely

Bonfire night can be an exciting time of the year, but it is important to remember to celebrate safely and protect yourself and others around you.

Have your say on pharmacy services

Residents are being asked for their views on pharmacy services in Warrington.

Make your pledge to combat the climate emergency

People and organisations in Warrington are being asked to show their commitment to combat the climate emergency in the run up to the UN’s latest climate conference to be held later this year.

Calling all Home Based Heroes!

Always wanted to foster? Life more flexible now?

Free allergens workshop for Warrington food businesses

Local businesses are being invited to join a free online workshop about the law change to labelling pre-packed food items that took effect in early October.

New traffic scheme to be introduced at Thelwall Community Junior School

A part-time 20mph speed limit will be applied during school traffic hours from Monday 1 November.

Warrington Food Pantry reopens its doors

The Food Pantry is now open after being closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Boost your immunity this winter

Everyone who is eligible is being encouraged to get two essential vaccines to protect themselves this winter – flu and the COVID-19 booster.

ZEBRA funding paves way to all-electric bus fleet

Warrington Borough Council has secured more than £20m in Government funding to transform bus travel in the borough.

Ranger centre and café re-opens following refurbishment

A full refurbishment of the ranger centre, changing room facilities and café at Birchwood Forest Park has been completed.

GRIDSERVE completes game changing hybrid solar farm for Warrington Borough Council

The UK’s largest and most technically advanced solar + battery storage project is delivering power day and night and providing multiple services to help keep the grid reliable.