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BROWN’S FIELD UPDATE
Last night Prescot Town Council unanimously agreed to submit this response to Knowsley Council’s proposal for the creation of a Green Space Trust that would require the sale of Brown’s Field to fund it’s activities.
This is the third such submission the Town Council have made in our continuing efforts to agree a mutually satisfactory way forward with KMBC that does not see the sale of our much valued parks and green spaces.
PRESCOT COMMUNITY RECOGNITION AWARDS
Prescot has a rich tradition as a Town with a strong community, sometimes the efforts of particular individuals and groups stand out as being above and beyond that of a usual citizen. These groups and individuals are not always aware of the positive impact they can have, on both individuals and the wider community, and can go largely unsung for their actions.
In order to recognise these individuals and the positive contribution they make to the lives of others, the Town Council have introduced the Prescot Community Recognition Awards.
If there is somebody that you know, whom you believe has made a valuable difference, to you or the wider community in your area, please complete the nomination form below and return it to the Town Council by the 30th April 2018 or call in at the Town Hall to pick one up.
PRESCOT CARNIVAL – SUNDAY 24TH JUNE 2018
This year Prescot Carnival will take place on Sunday 24th June 2018 from 12.00pm – 4.00pm on Browns Field, Prescot.
If you would you like to apply for a stall at the carnival please complete the stall holder request form and e-mail or post to us.
Adventure Babies Story & Sensory Classes starting at Prescot Town Hall on Thursday 3rd May 2018
New classes starting on Thursday 3rd May 2018
- 10.15am – 11.00am – 0-12 months
- 11.15am – 12.00pm – 0-8 months
- 12.15pm – 1.00pm – 0-36 months
Bryer Road Community Centre Fundraising Night – 20th April 2018
Community Governance in Prescot – Have your Say
Knowsley Council has recently released its proposals for the Future Governance arrangements of Prescot Town Council for the next 10 to 15 years, with effect from May 2019. A working group of Knowsley Councillors has made recommendations that will change the number of wards and number of Councillors elected to those wards. Prescot Town Council submitted a proposal in November that it believes better represents the Town, particularly in light of the new Prescot Park Housing Development which will see an additional 700 -750 new homes. None of the Town Council’s proposals were held up by the working group who have recommended a reduction in the number of Councillors from 17 to 12 (based on a model of operation used in Halewood and in line with it’s own elected member reduction of 2016) and a split of the Town into two wards being north and south mirroring its warding arrangements for the Town.
The Town Council believe these recommendations to be floored;
Firstly – the reduction in the number of elected members serves no obvious purpose. The elected members of Prescot Town Council do not receive any monies what so ever for being a Councillor as the role is purely voluntary. There was a logic when Knowsley reduced its membership as it realised an annual saving of roughly £9,000 per elected member equating to around £162,000 a year in total, but there is simply no corresponding saving to be made at Town Council level so the logic of this recommendation remains veiled.
Secondly – Our town is growing, the addition of another 700-750 homes will likely see another 3,000 residents coming to Prescot in the near future however Knowsley’s agreed figures with the Boundary Commission of 2014 state that only 505 new electors will enter in the entirety of KMBC’s Prescot North ward, which also includes Knowsley Village. These figures simply do not add up unless the new housing development will be populated by single people and with just under a third of properties left vacant. All of those new homes will be located in the new Prescot North Ward, this will see a considerable variation in the number of electors to Councillors between the north and south wards, the Town Council believe being this to be around 775 to 1 in the north and 486 to 1 in the south.
Following its meeting in February the Town Council approved this response to the working group Prescot Town Council – Submission March 2018 along with supporting documentation Prescot TC 3 Ward Split Prescot Warding Arrangements – Current and Proposed
If you would like to support the Town Council’s view point and preserve the quality of democracy in Prescot as is then you can help by completing this proforma letter and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org . You don’t have to use this letter and well may use it as a basis for your own complaint, but if you do use it it is very important that each letter is treated separately and in its own right. In order to facilitate this you must include your name and address at the top, thereby making each letter individual.
All of the boards recommendations can be viewed on KMBC’s website via this link
Prescot – An award winning Town
Prescot was recently featured in the February edition of regional publication Lancashire Life & North West magazine. The article included among other things the origins of the town and the forthcoming developments of the new theatre and redevelopment of Market Place. It’s always nice to see the Town featured in such a positive light, a copy of the article is provided below.
URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE FRIENDS OF KGV PRESCOT (BROWNS FIELD) & CARR LANE WOODS
SAVE BROWN’S FIELD
Recent proposals from our principal authority Knowsley Council have identified 17 public open spaces across Knowsley for sale to housing developers. Included in the list of 17 is our much loved and well used Brown’s Field aka King Gerorge V Memorial Playing Fields Prescot.
The Town Council with the support of local residents have responded to KMBC’s proposal highlighting what it believes to be short comings in the overall approach and particularly the site selection process, a summary of which can be seen here Summary of Town Council response to KMBC , full version here Knowsley Greenspace Trust – Response Feb 2018
In order to protect the future of our parks we need you to voice your opinion and contact the decision makers at Knowsley Council to let them know how you feel about the loss of a vital part of Prescot’s Green Space. In order to support your complaint a proforma letter highlighting the short comings identified above is provided below. You don’t have to use this letter and well may use it as a basis for your own complaint, but if you do use it it is very important that each letter is treated separately and in its own right. In order to facilitate this you must include your name and address at the top, thereby making each letter individual. Once you have completed your letter you can send it to email@example.com or visit https://secured.knowsley.gov.uk/haveyoursayform and make your complaint there. The only way we will save our parks is by making KMBC aware of your opinion as a resident and elector.