Warrington Start of Spring Roundup

As part of the Clean for the Queen campaign, as mentioned in my Mid February post, I organised a litter pick along Winwick Road on the 12th and 13th March. I had two willing Volunteers join on Sunday 13th with John Shipley (Chair of Warrington Civic Society) and Joan Gascoigne from Lymm. Altogther we collected over 10 bags on  a grass verge near to Toby Carvery and Warrington Collegiate. It was a sunny day and I felt we cleared most of the verge and proud of what we achieved. I have litter pickers and bags to now use for future litter picks in the coming months.

Yesterday (20th March) marked the 23rd anniversary of the Bridge Street bombing which claimed the lives of his son Tim Parry, aged 12 and three-year-old Johnathan Ball, and injured Bronwen Vickers who later died.  Mr Parry, Tim’s father says the financial security of the Peace Centre, created as a living memorial to the two boys, are as “secure as they have ever been.”

“We have funding in place for around nine months whereas in the past we have been down to just three months. I would like us to have more but we can’t complain as we have consistent support from the government and other organisations,” he added. More on the service can be seen at:

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2016/03/20/peace-centres-work-will-continue-for-many-more-years/ 

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The service of remembrance and celebration was led by the Rev Stephen Kingsnorth, who has himself been a leader in the peace and reconciliation work of the town since that fateful day on March 20 1993. This was his last service of remembering the tragedy before retiring in June.

I have visited and helped out a few times at the peace centre and know what fantastic work it does. the town may be War-rington by name but is definitely a town of peace.

 

The new branding for the new Warrington Market area has been unveiled keeping the existing Time Square name but adding a new logo and visual identity. This can be seen on the hoarding panels around the construction site, and was created by the partnership of Warrington Borough council, Warrington & Co, Muse Developments and D.S Emotion. Pictured is Leader of WBC Terry O’Neill and Deputy Leader of WBC Councillor Mike Hannon:

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2016/03/18/new-time-square-branding-unveiled/

time-square

The business park Omega South by junction 8 of the M62 run by Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL) has a planning application for a £30 million Dominoes Pizza production, storage and distribution site. Andrew Sutherland, joint MD of Miller Developments, a partner in OWL, said: “Pending a positive planning determination and the completion of legal agreements, we look forward to welcoming another big brand to Omega South.

This would add a second manufacturer to the site with the French car parts production firm; Plastic Omnium. The site does seem to be moving forward in a positive direction for Warrington:

http://www.warrington-worldwide.co.uk/2016/03/19/pizza-plan-pending-for-omega-development-site/

Lastly I will mention our two Sport teams Warrington Town for Football and Warrington Wolves for rugby league, who both had big wins over the weekend. Skipper Ciaran Kilheeney scored Warrington Town’s 100th league goal of the season in a 3-0 win at Prescot Cables on Saturday 19th. For rugby fans the Wolves produced an outstanding performance on Friday 18th, to move joint-top of the First Utility Super League beating Castleford 56-12 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

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