On behalf of the Parish Council, Groves Town Planning have now submitted a response to the Planning Inspectorate. A copy of the response can be found below. Note that a decision on the appeal is not expected for some time.
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 email@example.com 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
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Over the last week a number of black bin bags have been left behind the Blue Bin Skip on the pub car park. This is not the correct use of this recycling area. Any recyclable waste must be sorted into the correct skip. There are no means of disposing of non-recyclable household waste from this location. When left outside of an appropriate storage skip it attracts vermin into the area which creates a health hazard, especially to those living in the immediate vicinity. Additionally at this time there is a risk that Covid 19 could be spread via the household waste to the volunteers within the community who must step in to remove it to an appropriate disposal facility.
If an excess of household waste is created that can’t be managed through normal routine collection services it should be taken to the WBC Recycling Centre at Stockton Heath (Map Below). If anybody is struggling to manage household waste collections due to shielding or self-isolation please inform a member of the Parish Council via the contact details on the village website and we will provide whatever assistance we can. Alternatively if you are a member of the village WhatsApp group created early in the pandemic so that neighbours can provide support to each other, please don’t hesitate to seek assistance on there.
Should anybody observe unfamiliar people travelling into the village by car to dump household waste in this location please forward vehicle registration numbers to the Parish Council via email@example.com and we’ll collate and forward these to WBC who have investigation and enforcement powers for these offences. We’ll be reviewing signage in the area to ensure people are not mistaken as to the purpose of this facility.
New House Farm Development
The Application to build 31 new houses was refused by the Borough Council Development Committee on the grounds of the lack of sustainability especially the affordable housing content of the scheme. During the meeting it was pointed out by a Councillor that Hatton is a remote location and in the main residents need to use private cars to access schools, shops and other amenities.
Warrington Local Plan
There have been two on-line presentations of the alternative Local Plan being promoted by the South Warrington Parish Council Group. Entitled “A New Plan for a Changing World” both presentations attracted a substantial audience. Further information can be seen on the Grappenhall and Thelwall Parish Council website
Jayne Power and Fiona Burton have joined the Parish Council taking us back up to full strength. They are very much welcomed, attending their first online meeting on Monday 12th October and will be a fantastic addition to the team.
Message from the new Parish Council Chairman – Paul Molphy
The Parish Council membership and positions have recently undergone significant change. A message from the new Chairman providing an insight into the changes can be found in the document in the link below.