Stop speeding

A SPEED indicating device to fight the battle against speeders has been installed on Arley Road in Appleton Thorn.

The speed tracker, which was purchased by Appleton Parish Council, has been brought in after concerns from residents.

There will also be a similar device put up in locations across Stretton but exact locations are yet to be determined.

Parking problems

WARRINGTON Borough Council is set to discuss the parking situation at Morrisons, on Greenalls Avenue, in a bid to figure out a solution that suits all.

The store introduced measures in January which has limited parking for shoppers to two hours, after which an £85 fine will be imposed.

Since the move, vehicles have parked on streets close to the supermarket and a bin collection on Stafford Road was missed.

But the problem is on the council's agenda, with hopes the matter can be resolved in the near future.

"The council is arranging talks with Morrisons about parking so something may come from it," said Cllr Peter Walker (LD - Appleton).

Parish councillor resigns

A STOCKTON Heath Parish councillor has tendered his resignation after 18 years of service due to health issues.

Graham Roughsedge, formerly of the St Thomas' ward, is stepping down immediately but was urged to return to the post after treatment.

He said: "I am not taking  a leave of absence and will look at the situation after."

"We are sorry that we have received this letter of resignation," said Stockton Heath Parish Council chairman, Helen Dutton.

"Thank you for your service to Stockton Heath, not just as a parish councillor, but also as a policeman."

Art sessions launched

A 10-WEEK programme of arts themed activities will get under way at Appleton church, St Mary Magdalene's, today, March 19.

The church, on Dingleway, will host sessions ranging from photography to arts and crafts for residents aged over 18.

The scheme has been set up by Creative Remedies, a council supported group which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Warrington.

Cllr Pat Wright, executive board member for health, wellbeing and adult services, said: “Creative Remedies is such a vital service that provides support to some of our most vulnerable residents.

"It’s great to see that they’re running another ten week course as I’ve seen first hand the positive impact that the courses can have on people."

Photography sessions will take place today from 10am to 12pm, as well as next Thursday.

All sessions are free and equipment will be provided. For further information call 573489.

Lib Dem surgery

LIBERAL Democrat councillors will be on hand to speak to residents when they hold their monthly street surgery in Stockton Heath on Saturday, March 21.

It will take place from 11am to 12pm at the entrance to The Forge and comes less than seven weeks from election day.

An addition surgery will also be held at The Forge next Thursday from 12pm to 1pm, where Warrington South candidate, Bob Barr, will be answering questions.