Councillor’s Update

by Ryan Bate on 28 July, 2018

There are a number of issues which have arisen in the past few weeks; indeed things all seem to come along at once!   Thorn Cross Residents of Appleton Thorn and the surrounding area are rightly outraged that the Ministry of Justice has decided to place male sex offenders at Thorn Cross before the end […]

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Now to rethink

by Ryan Bate on 2 July, 2017

Thanks to some sterling work by residents, Warrington’s planning committee voted to defer the two HCA planning applications for Grappenhall Heys and Appleton Cross. The case made on the grounds of traffic, amenities and ecology all persuaded a majority of committee members that there were outstanding questions despite the large volume of planning materials submitted […]

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HCA Proposals in Appleton & Grappenhall Heys

by Ryan Bate on 16 October, 2016

Readers may well be aware of the substantial developments proposed in Appleton and Grappenhall Heys, on the land owned by the Homes & Communities Agency. This land has been in HCA ownership since Warrington New Town and indeed the current Grappenhall Heys community was developed as one of many phases on HCA land. The fact […]

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2016 Open Weekend

by Ryan Bate on 8 August, 2016

Here is a digital copy of our Open Weekend brochure. Plenty of activities to keep the family occupied on the 2nd and 3rd September. 2016 Brochure v3 – FINAL DIGITAL VERSION

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Thank You Focus – June 2016

by Ryan Bate on 4 June, 2016

We have just sent our next Focus leaflet for printing and will be delivering it over the next few weeks. You can also download it here: Grappenhall FOCUS Thank You 2016    

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Monthly Notes: May

by Ryan Bate on 20 May, 2016

As a new Borough Council I think that it is essential to communicate with residents about what I’m up to on their behalf. To this end I am aiming (emphasis on that word) to write some monthly notes to summarise what I’ve been doing. This first edition looks back over the election campaign and the […]

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Open Grappenhall & Thelwall

by Ryan Bate on 26 May, 2014

Tomorrow I will be chairing the third meeting of the Open Grappenhall & Thelwall working group. The eventual aim is to host a weekend festival which can showcase the amazing groups and activities which serve the communities of Grappenhall and Thelwall. Through providing such a showcase, we want to increase the awareness and participation of […]

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The plot thickens on Springfield Avenue

by Ryan Bate on 10 July, 2012

I have recently been approached by a resident of Springfield Avenue regarding the heavily overgrown land around the entrance to the clinic. After a visit to the site to witness what is, quite frankly, a total mess for myself, I have worked alongside Grappenhall & Thelwall Parish Council staff to pursue a solution to the […]

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With the unique event of a Diamond Jubilee to celebrate, I was absolutely delighted to see so many people spending time with families and communities as a mark of respect to Her Majesty the Queen. Not only did the weather do its best to dampen our spirits, but in the economically challenging times in which […]

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Thank you!

by Ryan Bate on 30 May, 2012

I would like to give a sincere and somewhat belated thanks to the voters of Grappenhall & Thelwall North who elected me on 3rd May. To represent and serve the area in which I have lived most of my life is a great privalege. I am keen on ensuringthat our community continues to thrive as […]

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