Lymm and Warrington among best places to live

Warrington Guardian: The Cross in Lymm The Cross in Lymm

WARRINGTON and Lymm have been named in the list of the top places to live in Britain.

In the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain, Warrington and Lymm are just two of the places to be named in the list which contains 101 great cities, towns and villages.

Only 10 north west locations are listed. 

Clr Ian Marks (LYMM - LD) said he was delighted that Lymm and Warrington had been chosen.

“My wife Pam and I have lived here for over 40 years and we have no regrets about choosing Lymm for our home. 

“We are blessed with a very attractive village centre and an environment with plenty of excellent walks and places to see. 

“We have first class communications with motorways, railway stations and airports not to mention canals within easy distance. 

“We are fortunate in having a very active village  community with many highly successful annual events and festivals and voluntary organisations to cater for all tastes.”

Clr Terry O'Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Warrington.

"We are committed to driving the town forward not only through our big regeneration projects but by providing more affordable homes, enhancing our culture, and attracting new business and investment.

"Warrington’s economy is thriving and has a good variety of businesses, from global companies to local traders, but it is also a great place to live and visit and we are delighted it has been recognised.”

The guide combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance as well as the local knowledge from Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top 101 best locations to make your home.

The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.

Other north west locations to feature on the list are Garstang, Kendal, Northwich, Southport and West Kirby.

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5:47am Fri 14 Mar 14

MikeJT says...

Its all down to the efforts of Warrington Borough Council and the social campaigning of the Warrington Guardian.

Just thought I'd get that in before they both try and take the credit.

Once again (given its contrast to recent stories) proof that you can show anything given the right statistics.
Its all down to the efforts of Warrington Borough Council and the social campaigning of the Warrington Guardian. Just thought I'd get that in before they both try and take the credit. Once again (given its contrast to recent stories) proof that you can show anything given the right statistics. MikeJT
  • Score: -10

8:34am Fri 14 Mar 14

Reader says...

As Lymm is in Warrington how come it gets a special listing mention as surely it's already covered by the global tag and where and how did people vote ? Just wondered that's all.

Nice though I suppose and must be getting better as it was in the top 50 and got selected for the 'Crap Towns' book that came out just before xmas lol ;).
As Lymm is in Warrington how come it gets a special listing mention as surely it's already covered by the global tag and where and how did people vote ? Just wondered that's all. Nice though I suppose and must be getting better as it was in the top 50 and got selected for the 'Crap Towns' book that came out just before xmas lol ;). Reader
  • Score: 18

9:27am Fri 14 Mar 14

DrunkenMax says...

Having read the article, neither Lymm nor Warrington get a mention. Chester, Clitheroe, Crosby, Didsbury, Hale, Heswall, Longridge, Lytham, Northwich and Ramsbottom. in the Sunday Times online.
Having read the article, neither Lymm nor Warrington get a mention. Chester, Clitheroe, Crosby, Didsbury, Hale, Heswall, Longridge, Lytham, Northwich and Ramsbottom. in the Sunday Times online. DrunkenMax
  • Score: 13

3:36pm Fri 14 Mar 14

david james01 says...

I bet if they walked around the Town centre they would think it was the worse place to live. Bridge St, Horsemarket St, Buttermarket St disgusting. Apart from GS the town is dirty and decaying.
I bet if they walked around the Town centre they would think it was the worse place to live. Bridge St, Horsemarket St, Buttermarket St disgusting. Apart from GS the town is dirty and decaying. david james01
  • Score: 14

5:47pm Fri 14 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Reader wrote:
As Lymm is in Warrington how come it gets a special listing mention as surely it's already covered by the global tag and where and how did people vote ? Just wondered that's all.

Nice though I suppose and must be getting better as it was in the top 50 and got selected for the 'Crap Towns' book that came out just before xmas lol ;).
Quite rightly said, Lymm is in Warrington, I cant see why it gets a mention.
[quote][p][bold]Reader[/bold] wrote: As Lymm is in Warrington how come it gets a special listing mention as surely it's already covered by the global tag and where and how did people vote ? Just wondered that's all. Nice though I suppose and must be getting better as it was in the top 50 and got selected for the 'Crap Towns' book that came out just before xmas lol ;).[/p][/quote]Quite rightly said, Lymm is in Warrington, I cant see why it gets a mention. old-codger
  • Score: 7

7:46pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Freeborn John says...

I very much doubt that a Sunday Times journo could point to Lymm on a map, never mind judge how nice it is.
Nice chance for the usual suspects to get their names in the paper though, local elections and all that.
I very much doubt that a Sunday Times journo could point to Lymm on a map, never mind judge how nice it is. Nice chance for the usual suspects to get their names in the paper though, local elections and all that. Freeborn John
  • Score: 6

12:38pm Sun 16 Mar 14

montblanc says...

I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to !
I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to ! montblanc
  • Score: 9

12:08pm Mon 17 Mar 14

MrBenggo says...

Warrington No o o
Warrington No o o MrBenggo
  • Score: 2

5:59pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Karlar says...

montblanc wrote:
I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to !
I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set ....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall.
..Appleton...Culchet
h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love "the connections are second to none".
[quote][p][bold]montblanc[/bold] wrote: I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to ![/p][/quote]I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set [no mention of their haunts in Alderley Edge or Prestbury]....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall. ..Appleton...Culchet h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love [Warrington] "the connections are second to none". Karlar
  • Score: 2

3:47pm Tue 18 Mar 14

old-codger says...

Karlar wrote:
montblanc wrote:
I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to !
I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set ....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall.

..Appleton...Culchet

h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love "the connections are second to none".
Stickton Heath is my favourite :):):)
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montblanc[/bold] wrote: I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to ![/p][/quote]I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set [no mention of their haunts in Alderley Edge or Prestbury]....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall. ..Appleton...Culchet h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love [Warrington] "the connections are second to none".[/p][/quote]Stickton Heath is my favourite :):):) old-codger
  • Score: -1

12:21pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Penketh Pony says...

Karlar wrote:
montblanc wrote:
I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to !
I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set ....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall.

..Appleton...Culchet

h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love "the connections are second to none".
The connections ARE second to none. 20 minutes either way to Liverpool or Manchester, 1h52mins (or there abouts) and you're in London. M62, M6, M56... Manchester Ship Canal... cough cough, maybe not the last one.

Having said what I just said, I still wouldn't rate Warrington as a place to live, unless everywhere was like Penketh of course. Jokes.
[quote][p][bold]Karlar[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]montblanc[/bold] wrote: I am Warrington born and bred and i am totally embarrassed by my Town. Apart from Golden Square, the town centre is full of pound shops, betting shops and cheap junk shops. Bridge Street is a no go area for anyone over 30 after 9pm. Where are all the leisure and arts facilities for such a large town.? Too many councillors are paid too much for doing too little. Warrington`s population has probably doubled in the last 10 years or so, with a lot of big houses and large businesses moving to the area. Where has all this council tax and business rate money gone to ![/p][/quote]I agree with your cryptic description mb but none the less the Sunday Times, yesterday, described Warrington as "founded by the Romans and now desired by the great and the good of the smart Cheshire set [no mention of their haunts in Alderley Edge or Prestbury]....favourite suburbs include Stickton Heath...Grappenhall. ..Appleton...Culchet h..." The ST article ended by stating Why We Love [Warrington] "the connections are second to none".[/p][/quote]The connections ARE second to none. 20 minutes either way to Liverpool or Manchester, 1h52mins (or there abouts) and you're in London. M62, M6, M56... Manchester Ship Canal... cough cough, maybe not the last one. Having said what I just said, I still wouldn't rate Warrington as a place to live, unless everywhere was like Penketh of course. Jokes. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 1

2:49pm Wed 19 Mar 14

MrBenggo says...

Does Bewsey and Longford and Dallam come into the best place to live?
Does Bewsey and Longford and Dallam come into the best place to live? MrBenggo
  • Score: 0

3:27pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Penketh Pony says...

MrBenggo wrote:
Does Bewsey and Longford and Dallam come into the best place to live?
No they don't. Because they aren't.
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: Does Bewsey and Longford and Dallam come into the best place to live?[/p][/quote]No they don't. Because they aren't. Penketh Pony
  • Score: 0

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