Pavement problems

A STOCKTON Heath parish councillor has called for the forthcoming ranger to address pavement problems in the area.

There has been no village ranger since March 13 but it is a matter that was discussed at last Tuesday's parish council meeting.

Cllr Sonia Boggan (Latchford without ward), who has continually addressed the pavement issue in recent months, highlighted the matter again to her fellow parish councillors.

"We need the new ranger - perhaps that will be his first port of call," she said.

Deputy chairman, Stephen Taylor, advised Cllr Boggan to report the problem to the council's highways department.

Promote Stockton Heath

A COMMUNITY group is calling for support to help improve the state of Stockton Heath.

Promote Stockton Heath, set up by Karen Hodgkins, owner of Pets Pantry, on London Road, has received the backing of a number of small businesses in the village.

The group organised this month's bunny hop in the area to help improve interaction with members of the community.

Anybody is invited to get involved. For further information call 398598.

Town centre help

A PCSO who patrols the Appleton area was called upon to help assist traffic in the town centre last Wednesday following the fire at the former Mr Smith’s nightclub.

PCSO Linda Garner was operating just off Bridge Street, yards from the Warrington Guardian office, during the evening rush.

The blaze affected drivers for a number of days and diversions were introduced while demolition work on the iconic site took place.

Hatton clean-up

VOLUNTEERS braved the windy conditions in Hatton last Saturday to collect 41 bags of rubbish during a community clean-up operation.

Residents of all ages met in the village at 10am before embarking on the challenge to improve the outlook of the area.

The youngsters were rewarded with chocolate eggs after the event, while the older generation opted for a drink at the Hatton Arms, on Hatton Lane.

Chairman of Hatton Parish Council, Margaret Winstanley, wished to thank those who took part for their impressive efforts.

"It's great to see what can be achieved with one and a half hours of effort and a good community spirit," she said.

Bike ride fun

A STOCKTON Heath bike store is inviting the community to get involved in a weekly cycle.

Wild Bikes, on London Road, holds a bike ride every Sunday at 8.30am.

It begins from outside the store. For further information or to get involved call 211585.