The next Parish Council Meeting T.B.C.
NEWSLETTER 13th May 2020
At these unprecedented times, “Normal” day to day running of the Parish Council is becoming increasingly difficult. Most projects are on hold until we are advised by Government, or Local Authorities. We will not be holding a meeting in April but hope to reinstate them in May. I will update when the situation is clearer.
The advice from Government and NHS continues to be keep indoors except for essential journeys, for provisions, work and exercise. It is important to remember that everyone must comply with these measures. There have been some changes to these rules, please continue to look on official site for up to date changes
The police are to be given the powers to enforce the powers, when it becomes necessary and proportionate to do so. Police officers will continue to provide a visible presence in the community. If you do need police help, then;
In an emergency, where there is a threat to life or a crime is taking place, please call 999.
If it isn’t an emergency it is possible to report incidents via police website, which I would encourage you to use when possible, or call 101.
If you need information and advice following on from the coronavirus announcement by the Prime Minister please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus
NHS and Social Care advice
Social Care provision is the responsibility of the local authority (HBC) all vulnerable (shielded) residents should have been contacted and there is advice within that letter about friend/family/neighbour help or access to volunteer services for food and medicines.
Anyone concerned they may be suffering from Coronavirus please visit the websites below which contain the most up to date advice and decision tools.
Please only call 111 if the website tells you to so, so those needing to get through can.
The Team at Sandymoor Parish Council
Simon Hurst – Chair
Adam Irvine – Vice Chair
Colin McNulty – Parish Councill
Steve Mahon – Parish Councillor
Tom Willett – Parish Councillor
Bernadette Tarry – Clerk to Sandymoor Parish Council
For further updates or queries, or to report any incidents please contact the clerk on the details below.
If you need/want help, please email me below and I will endeavour to direct your query to the right people. Or call me on 07742 499216.
Web Address www.sandymoorparishcouncil.gov.uk
Sandymoor is a civil parish in the borough of Halton, Cheshire, England. The parish lies in the eastern part of the town of Runcorn.
The Parish Council was formed to give all residents of Sandymoor a forum whereby they could have an input into the future development of the village and also raise any local issues or concerns.
Recent Parish Council meetings have seen many topics and issues discussed, and we hope that the level of attendance and community engagement will continue in 2019.
The Parish Council are seeking the views of all local residents on any future projects they would like to see, or suggestions to improve the facilities in and around Sandymoor.
If you would like to share your suggestions, and find out more information regarding how the Parish Council may be able to assist with funding for your future project or suggestion, please contact me, the Clerk, for a grant funding application form, via my email:
We also have a public meeting every month for you to air your views. The Agenda is posted on our notice boards prior to the meeting and also on our website
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Rule 8 of the Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) Rule 1986 the council are looking to fill casual vacancies by co-option.
Due to the Parish Council elections being cancelled in May 2020, Sandymoor Parish Council are looking for 3 residents who may be interested in joining the Team.
Parish Councillors are volunteers who give up their time to try and make the Parish a better place to live and work. They have a range of powers and duties over local facilities and make decisions, which affect Parishioner’s everyday lives.
Provided you satisfy at least ONE of the following you may apply.
- • You must be registered as a local government elector for the parish
- • You must, during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner or tenant, any land or premises in the parish
- • Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been in the parish
- • You must, during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
You must also be 18 years or older on the day they become nominated for election.
Please contact me via email for an application form alternatively call me on 07742 499216.
Written expressions of interest must be returned to the Clerk of the council.
The closing date for the written submission interest is 30th June 2020 and following that date the council will fill the casual vacancy by co-option.
Date 13th May 2020
Bernadette Tarry, Clerk to Sandymoor Parish Council
Address :18 Glastonbury Close, Sandymoor WA7 1QW
Each year the smaller authority’s Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR) needs to be reviewed by an external auditor appointed by Smaller Authorities’ Audit Appointments Ltd. The unaudited AGAR has been published with this notice. As it has yet to be reviewed by the appointed auditor, it is subject to change as a result of that review.
This video explains the process: https://vimeo.com/cdandpmedia/review/246314629/1e8bb9953c
The last Local Plan, the Halton Unitary Development Plan (UDP), was adopted in 2005. A Local Plan is a legally required plan that sets out how the Borough will look in 20 years’ time and is used to guide all town planning decisions made by the Council.
Over the last 12 years the UDP has been delivered, and the majority of the construction sites identified in the UDP have now become new housing, employment, retail & leisure. It is therefore time to prepare and adopt a new Local Plan to meet the Borough’s future needs.
The plan replacing the UDP will be called the “Delivery and Allocations Local Plan” (DALP). This plan contains the policies that guide development and a proposals map that shows different land uses across the Borough.
The first major step in preparing a new plan is to undertake a public consultation to seek the views of all interested parties on the draft policies and proposals map.
Suggested advice for constituents:
If residents contact you for information about the DALP, the key messages are as follows:
- The formal consultation period is from 4 January to 15 February 2018 (6 Weeks)
- All documentation is available on the Council’s website at www.halton.gov.uk/DALP and in Halton Direct Links and Libraries
- This is just a consultation, no final decisions have been made, all views and comments are welcome
- It is important that residents make their views known in writing via post or email
- Comments should be sent to or posted to Forward Planning, Halton Borough Council, Municipal Building, Kingsway, WIDNES WA8 7QF
- Suggest they watch the video – https://vimeo.com/cdandpmedia/review/246314629/1e8bb9953c
- Both the law and Government policy state that every Council must prepare a Local Plan to show how it will meet the needs of its residents
Once the Jan – Feb 2018 consultation is complete, all comments will be reviewed. A revised draft plan will then be prepared, and a second public consultation will happen in the second half of 2018. Following that second consultation, the draft plan is submitted to the Government for approval.
Sandymoor Parish Council & Sandymoor Ormiston Academy are delighted to announce that the Sandymoor Playing Field is Now Open
Headshots took by Alex Brundrett