Please be aware that the next Parish Council meeting is due to take place on Wednesday 8th September 2021 at 7.30pm at BMSI Ltd, 7500 Daresbury Park, Daresbury WA4 4BS. If anybody wishes to attend please contact the Parish Clerk via email at email@example.com and note that it is being held at a different venue than usual. The Agenda can be found here:
The Parish Council are now working with Warrington South MP Andy Carter and Creamfields Festival Director John Probyn to improve the planning of the event in subsequent years. Andy has visited Hatton to understand the concerns of both Parish Councillors and local residents, as well as the issues encountered in the village so far. He is very sympathetic and has advised Creamfields that he will be organising a full debrief soon after the event. Cllrs Robin Brocklehust and Paul Molphy PC Chair will attend this session to ensure the issues are fully understood adequately dealt with in future event planning.
Andy has promised to do everything in his power to ensure the issues are resolved. He will also attend the next Parish Council meeting to enable a close working relationship to be maintained.
The Parish Council continues to keep a log of all major issues and is working with the Traffic Management and Security Operation on the ground to ensure appropriate short term measures are taken where possible.
The Parish Council have informed the head of the external Creamfields security operation about shortcomings observed on Thursday and they are being investigated.
Creamfields advise that there is Security patrol the perimeter in vehicles and there are 6 patrol/ response teams active at any time. The Creamfields staff manning various locations are mostly Traffic Marshals. Warrington road is planned to remain open to non-festival traffic this year with Marshals redirecting any waifs and strays. Previous traffic cone set up has been decided against by WBC during traffic planning apparently as it can create dangerous/ frustrating traffic build ups as was reported Thursday afternoon.
Warrington road car park for early campers will be full now so all festival traffic will be directed to South car parks off Daresbury lane via Daresbury official access route meaning Hatton shouldn’t experience festival related traffic tomorrow onwards. Only potential situation Friday is a ‘relief valve’ protocol if traffic backs up to A56 some will be marshaled via summer/ pilmoss lane round to daresbury lane. Warrington road car park vehicles will be directed out via Park lane splash on Monday.
The Parish Council remain in close contact with Festival Security and Event Organisers. All issues will be reinforced during debrief sessions so that they can be fed into future planning.
Saturday 3rd July 2021
2.00 – 4.00 pm
**Event Postponed due to Covid**
The Hatton Fun day is back! To ensure it is a great success and plenty of money is raised for charity, we need your help. Please contact Margaret on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help on the day, or if you have a particular charity you would like funds to go to.
Come along and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. Attractions include:
Play Your Cards Right
Photo Booth Dice Game Clown
Wheel of Fortune
Rolling Alley Spill the Beanz
Hatton Penalty Shoot Out
Race Track Buzz Wire Clown
Cake and Bread Stall
and lots more…….
Cake and Bread Stall – If you would like to contribute a delicious creation of your own, please contact Angela at
email@example.com, by 18th June to let her know what you are making. This will avoid duplication and wastage.
Tombola/Raffle – If you would like to donate prizes please deliver them to Jane and Robin at Goose Cottage.
Richard and Phil strike again, is there nothing they can’t do! A new bin for dog waste has now been installed at the end of Goose Lane, at the start of the track. Let’s hope that dog walkers make use of this instead of leaving their dog mess along Goose Lane.
The work to the ginnel has now been completed, thanks to Richard and Phil for laying a path leading from the ginnel, you can now walk safely through this area without having to navigate through the very muddy and slippy ground.
As the current lockdown continues the community can be proud of how the vulnerable and less mobile members of the village are looked out for. It is apparent that there are a number of unsung heroes within the village who go out of their way to help by picking up shopping or walking a dog etc.
Thank you to all who take the time to do this.
Hatton have a WhatsApp group which helps villagers to keep in touch and ask for help when needed. If you would like to join the group please contact Margaret Winstanley on 07947 137349, who will happily add you to the chat group.