Latest News

Search

Search

User

User
  • All
  • Dale Solan-Cooper (18)
  • Leigh Jones (5)
  • Clerk (3)

Date

Date

PENKETH BEACON LIGHTING CEREMONY

Leigh Jones
May 26, 2022
No Comments
PENKETH BEACON LIGHTING CEREMONY THURSDAY 2ND JUNE, 8PM-10PM, PENKETH GARDENS FOR FULL DETAILS & TO RSVP, PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE: http://penkethparishcouncil.eventbrite.com/ As previously announced, we're hosting a Beacon Lighting Ceremony in Penketh Gardens on Thursday 2nd June, 8pm-10pm. This event forms part of the national Platinum Jubilee celebrations where over 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the nation, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth capitals in recognition of The Queen’s long and selfless service. Join us to celebrate the start of the Jubilee long weekend and enjoy an evening with live music, a bugler, a bagpiper, and witness the lighting of the permanent Jubilee Beacon structure that has been commissioned by Penekth Parish Council. Refreshments will be available to purchase on-site from Penketh Scouts. In order for us to best manage capacity, we are asking those that wish to attend to complete an RSVP registration via Eventbrite (link below). RSVP pre-registration is not a condition of entry, however - it is the only way to guarantee entry. The event does have a limited capacity to comply with licencing requirements. Non-registered guests will be welcomed, providing that capacity has not been reached. Those that have an RSVP registration will be guaranteed entry up until 21:00. FOR FULL DETAILS & TO RSVP, PLEASE VISIT OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE: http://penkethparishcouncil.eventbrite.com/

REFURBISHMENT WORKS START AT PENKETH POOL

Leigh Jones
March 14, 2022
No Comments
After many months of planning, work has started today, Monday 14th March, on the refurbishment of the existing pool at Penketh Pool & Community Centre, owned by Penketh Parish Council. The pool closed in March 2020, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It had been previously identified that there were several cracks/leaks in the pool walls and pipe infrastructure, and a failure of the filtration system. The pool was drained whilst investigative works were completed, which further highlighted several issues and defects relating to the pool and the associated plant and plumbing equipment. As such, the pool has remained closed. Penketh Parish Council have been working on a project to understand these issues and appoint an appropriate contractor to carry out remedial works, which was agreed at the last full council meeting in February. The appointed contractor has also completed similar work at other facilities in neighbouring boroughs and following site visits and meetings with other centres – the Council agreed that this work was completed to a high standard. The anticipated cost of this first phase of refurbishment work (circa £80,000 including VAT & contingency) is being wholly funded by the existing 2021/22 Council budget. This has been enabled by a number of cost efficiencies made by the Council following the May 2021 election. The refurbishment of the existing pool is also being complemented by an overall review of the business operating model. A new business plan and strategy has been devised (in draft format) by the Council’s Business Management Committee, which aims to streamline and improve the viability of the Pool and Community Centre and reduce the dependency on the local precept. Historically, the business of the pool was supported by around £120,000 a year from the main Council budget Councillor Kieran Layfield, Chair of the Business Management Committee said: “It’s great that after many months of hard work to get to this point, building works are commencing on the pool. After seeing first-hand the work that our appointed contractor has completed at other local centres, I’m really looking forward to seeing these works come to fruition over the coming weeks.” The Council have also conducted an optioneering study on different approaches to take with the overall centre, including the entrance and the changing rooms. Various options have been identified and subsequently costed. Once the remedial works to the pool have been completed, the Council will move into this next phase – and a public consultation process will be completed before any final decision is made. Councillor Dale Solan-Cooper, Chair of the Council, said: “I’m thrilled that works are starting at the pool. Whilst working from the centre over the past months, I’ve spoken to many passing residents who have asked when they are going to be able to come back for a swim. The pool is a fantastic asset for the people of Penketh – it provides vital swimming education to our local young people and serves as a leisure activity for the wider community. I’m really excited to finally be able to welcome back our previous service user groups and customers over the coming months. Whilst this milestone is hugely significant, I’m also looking forward to speaking with residents about further opportunities to enhance the offering of the Pool & Community centre, which we’ll deliver through public consultation led by our Business Management and Marketing & Communications committees. I really encourage the local community to get behind us as the centre reopens and help us to rebuild your asset.” The remedial works at the pool are planned to take around 8 weeks to be completed, and further updates regarding the progress and reopening of the pool will be provided as the project moves forward via our website and social media channels. In addition, members of the public are welcome to attend any Council meetings or watch from home on the live stream. If anyone has any questions or comments, these can be sent to the Clerk to the Council via email to clerk@penkethparishcouncil.org.uk

Queens Green Canopy Iniative comes to Penketh

Dale Solan-Cooper
February 21, 2022
No Comments
Penketh Parish Council have joined the Queens Green Canopy QGC initiative , a unique tree planting to mark Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, which invites people from across the UK to "Plant a tree for the Jubilee" Everyone from individual to scout & girl guiding groups, schools and corporates are encouraged to play their part to enhance our environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March, tree planting will commence again in October 2022 through to the end of the jubilee year. With a focus on planting sustainably the QGC will encourage planting of trees to create a legacy in honour of The Queens leadership of the Nation which will benefit future generations. The Queens Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the UK and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty's 70 years of service. Penketh Parish Council are supplying a number of trees via The tree conservation society and inviting individuals, groups, volunteers to get involved. you can photograph your jubilee tree and upload it onto the QGC virtual map. (Tress are not for private/individual planting. They can only be planted on publically accessible land with the landowners permission.) Please contact the clerk@penkethparishcouncil.org.uk if you would like to volunteer to plant a tree/s in our community🌲🌳🌱🌿   The species available will be: - English Oak. - Silver Birch - Aspen - Green Beech - Common Alder - Hornbeam - Rowan - Goat Willow

Load More

Website Design by