Posted by Neil on Monday, 27 October 2014 at 15:18:24
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Interview, Landmarks
Visitors to the centre of Lymm have a new reason to get the most out of the visit. Lymm Parish Council has launched a new Guide to Lymm.
It contains a brief history of the village, a description of its main features and details of the festivals and events that are held each year. The 12 page booklet has been compiled by last year’s parish council chairman, Councillor Ian Marks.
Clr Marks said: “Lymm has a great deal to offer visitors and I felt we needed a booklet that brought it all together. "Its main purpose is to attract people to visit our village or to encourage people already here to stay for longer.
"The more people who visit and the longer they stay, the more likely they are to spend money and benefit our local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. "I hope it will also serve as a handy reference for local people who want to know more about our village.
"My thanks to the Local History Society for providing source documents for some of the material, to the local Photographic Society for some of the photographs, to Lymm Life for printing and to everyone else who has contributed in some way.”
This year’s chairman, Clr Kath Buckley added, “l am delighted to promote this informative guide to Lymm and its history. I have found out some interesting and intriguing information about the village that l live in.”
Copies of the Guide will be put in outlets in Lymm where visitors are likely to go and in locations outside the village to tempt them to come to the village. Shortly it will also be available to download from the parish council’s website.
Meanwhile a further boost to tourism could come in the form of a proposed new information and heritage centre. A working party has been set up to look at the viability of a heritage centre in Lymm and see if grant funding would be available to make it happen.
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Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 at 08:44:08
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Lymm, Photography, Landmarks, Surrounding areas, Village centre
Check out this amazing video of Lymm from above!
We *love* it. What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Courtesy of David Fox.
Tags: video, lymm, sky, arial
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 09:26:39
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Political, Landmarks
Plans for a new fire station and safety centre in Lymm have been submitted despite opposition from the Cheshire Fire Brigade Union.
Members have said the proposals for the site on Cliff Lane will be of little benefit to residents and are angry more than £4m is being spent on a safety centre at a time when 160 fulltime firefighter posts have been cut in Cheshire.
But Cheshire Fire chiefs have said the new station, formerly a truck stop located near the M56/M6 interchange, will help improve response times and the centre will provide important education and prevention programmes.
The safety centre, which will cost 500,000 a year to run, includes a 360° ‘immersive virtual learning zone’ as well as a ‘lifesize three-bedroom house’ and will be targeted at schools to reduce accidental deaths and injuries due to fire.
Dave Williams, Cheshire Brigade Union secretary, said: “There are a couple of centres like this up and down the country but I don’t believe they have been as successful as everyone hoped.
“In the present climate it seems the wrong time to be spending more than £4m and it could be difficult for schools to access this building rather than firefighters visiting schools. It’s very frustrating when we’re told nothing can be done about posts being lost but £4m can be found for a safety centre.”
Keith Brooks, Cheshire Fire’s head of prevention and protection, said the number of fires across Cheshire has fallen to an ‘all time low’ due to investment in prevention work.
He added: “This investment must continue if we are to achieve our vision of a Cheshire where there are no deaths, injuries or damage from fires and other emergencies. This will be a fantastic facility that will help us engage with people of all ages for generations to come and equipping people with the skills they need to stay safe. The messages this centre will help us deliver will undoubtedly save lives – something we feel is worth investing in.”
The suggestion the safety centre could have been included in the recently built fire control centre at Lingley Mere, Great Sankey was also dismissed as it is a ‘purpose-built centre’ and not a ‘venue meant for public access’.
Article courtesy of Warrington Guardian.
Posted by Neil on Sunday, 18 May 2014 at 06:41:28
Filed under: Announcements, Openings, Lymm, Landmarks, General, Shopping
Plans for a new food store on the former Rushgreen Service Station site in Lymm will be revealed to the public on Friday, May 23.
Developers The Brookhouse Group say it will create 35 jobs and have space for 57 cars.
A public exhibition will take place from 1pm to 8pm in the main hall at the Lymm Youth and Community Centre in Bridgewater Street.
Mike Nuttall, property director at Brookhouse Group said: “Our proposal is aimed at bringing this redundant, brownfield land back into use and offering the local community a number of benefits.
“As well as new job opportunities, the store would provide local residents with more shopping choice and convenience, reducing the need for them to travel out of Lymm for their grocery shopping.
“We have developed a design that uses natural materials and landscaping to complement the semi-rural surroundings and are in discussions with high-quality retailers who have expressed a strong interest in the site.
“We want to find out what local people think about our plans so hope that they will come and talk to us on May 23.
“There will be the opportunity to see visuals, ask questions and provide feedback.”
If planning approval is granted, an occupier would then be confirmed and the store expected to open in 2015.
Article Courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: rushgreen, shop
Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 at 18:53:10
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Political, Landmarks, Village centre
An exhibition will be held on Friday to showcase proposals for a new fire station and safety centre in Lymm.
Visitors will get the chance to view the plans at the former truck stop site on Cliff Lane and chat to the designers from 2.30pm until 6pm at Lymm Village Hall on Pepper Street.
The building is part of plans to improve response times across the town but has been criticised by the Cheshire Fire Brigade Union.
For more information about the event, call 01606 868305 or email email@example.com.
Tags: fire, station, plans