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Delivering Wellbeing in Bewsey and Dallam Project

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​a group of people in high vis vests posing on a building siteWe are working with the Warrington Partnership, Helena Partnerships on the 'Delivering Wellbeing in Bewsey and Dallam’ 
project which is looking to revitalise the area.  

The vision for Bewsey and Dallam is to transform the area and the services available there, to deliver sustainable change for residents. We want to build stronger, more resilient and more ac​​tive communities. ​​


You Said, We Did...

Since the project started in 2013, it has achieved a lot in relation to sports, recreation, flooding, anti-social behaviour, drugs, police, traffic, activities, community, employment, pets -  find out more on the ​​​project's website​ or in the 'You Said We Did' leaflets.

Community Survey Results 2016:


Here are just a few examples or activities and key projects:

  
  
  
DWBD news update July 2016.pdf
  
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DWBD Update May 2016.pdf
  
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DWBD Update September 2015.pdf
  
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Harrison Square Development...
Warrington Borough Council and Torus (Helena Partnerships/Golden Gates Housing Trust) have created plans for a residential social housing scheme on Harrison Square.  The scheme will also see a much needed pharmacy located on vacant land immediately opposite Harrison Square and will provide a new retail facility for the existing shop unit and post office.

The redevelopment of Harrison Square had been a long held ambition for the community who called for the demolition of the derelict shops and for new retail provision to be sited in the area for a number of years.

We are pleased to announce the start on site at Harrison Square in autumn 2016 for the development which will include 18 x 2 bedroom houses, 6 2 x bedroom bungalows and 2 new retail units.​

Bewsey and Dallam Hub...

The Hub in Bewsey and Dallam is an exciting new build facility that LiveWire are delivering in
Hub viewed from Longshaw Streetpartnership with Warrington Borough Council, Torus, Sport England and other local partners in the Warrington area.

The facility will provide open, public access community space all day, with access to modern IT services, a smart library, small drop in / meeting rooms, and snacks and hot drinks all available on the ground floor. This will also interact with the external facilities such as the playground, recreation space and access to Bewsey Meadows. 

There will also be a staffed health and fitness suite delivered by LiveWire on the first floor, with static equipment and opportunity for health based exercise programmes. A pre bookable multi-purpose studio will be situated on the second floor, suitable for a wide range of community groups, as well as children’s activities, fitness classes, training, learning and birthday parties to mention a few.people exercising

Funding for the building is secured and planning permission was granted on the 28 April 2016. The initial plans were drafted in response to various consultations, public surveys and stakeholder groups that have taken place over the last two years and have changed over the course of this time. 

Enabling works to remove Japanese Knotweed and conduct sample tests on the ground conditions started in March 2016. A final contractor will be selected by September 2017, with building work commencing in early Autumn. The facility will be open for use in Autumn / Winter 2017.

Should you require any further information on this project, please visit the LiveWire website.

Grey to Green Project...

Over the next few years WBC are going to deliver a programme of regeneration in Bewsey and Dallam that will improve the physical environment of the whole estate. It's major aim is to improve the social wellbeing of local residents!  The scope of works for the Bewsey and Dallam Grey to Green project are as follows;  
  • improvements to the street scenes (footway and carriageway) including new planting / signage, leisure and resident parking
  • improvements to key entrance locations
  • improvements to junction realignment, as part of local safety initiative
  • improvements to cycle routes through the estate, as part of the east to west corridor

Find out more about the Grey to Green project on the WBC website.
  
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  • ​​​Improvements to Dallam Recreational Ground to include a new tree line, new fencing
  • with better and safer access onto Longshaw Street.
  • Improvements to the current rugby pitches with at least two small football pitches on Dallam Recreational planned.
  • New play facility next to St. Mark’s Church. 
  • A new Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) has been built and is now open for use.
  

​​New flood alert signage has now been erected at key points to alert l​ocal residents of Bewsey and Dallam of road closure due to flooding.

  
  • ​​Looking at traffic calming along Longshaw Street opposite Dallam Recreational Ground.
  
  • ​​​GGHT together with WBC have funded two posts an Employment Engagement Officer to support businesses to employ local people and a Employment Officer to support residents into work.
  • GGHT together with a range of partners have hosted Jobs Fairs at Bewsey
  • Community Park Centre. 
  
  • ​Opened B.I.T.S (Bewsey IT Suite) at Bewsey Community Park Centre to provide support to residents to get online and access employment and other opportunities, check out B.I.T.S here.
  • They are also working on a series of exciting opportunities to help you get on-line for the first time or improve your skills, including launching our Digital Champions, a group of local volunteers who are committed to helping you take advantage of the benefits from being online.
  • Summer 2015: Launching a new digital project, to support 20 older tenants in Bewsey and Dallam to learn how to use the Internet.  Support will be given by Digital Champions, through  Warrington Voluntary Action, supporting individuals to become confident internet users.
  

​​Worked with colleagues from Health & Wellbeing and have supported a ‘Winter Warm campaign’, medicine reviews, Wellbeing Connectors who work with those feeling isolated to link them to activities and people.

  
​​Worked with our changing communities we have:
  • Employed bi-lingual staff who can help support customers.
  • Surveyed Polish residents to see if there is an appetite for a local Polish group to be set up.
  • GGHT, WBC & partners have come together to look at the challenges facing these new communities. They are looking at subjects such as language barriers, health and community cohesion.
  • GGHT has been supporting the local Polish Saturday school based in Bewsey. We have done this through helping with fun activities for the children, supporting events and offering funding and staff time.
  
  • ​​​​Tier 1 Community Group, chaired by Cllr Pat Wright, have developed an action plan to address issues that matter to them and their area.
  • Friends & Parents of Bewsey are a new group who have formed to support parents and children in the area.
  • Polonia Bewsey and Dallam have establish a new Facebook group which currently has over 60 members.
  

​​Described as an eyesore by some residents, the area was being underused and suffering from a number of issues including ASB, fly tipping and dilapidation of surfacing and edgings, which were causing concerns for residents.


The development will see the us working with Groundwork Cheshire and Holmes Design Studio, with the physical improvements being carried out by David Webster & Sons and Warrington Borough Council (WBC) Lighting Engineers.

The refurbishment work to the triangle will see £50,000 worth of investment taking place forming part of plans to environmentally improve the look and feel of the whole area. 

Plans include a remodelled grass area with new pathways and edging. An ‘imaginative’ informal play area created with stepping stones and boulders. Additional green elements will be added with trees and hedges, improving biodiversity of the area whilst at the same time having a positive impact on the whole community.

High level of sustainability and ensuring value for money is achieved will also be a key objective to the project. Existing paving slabs will be retained and re-used as hard core stone sub base layers, below new hard surfaces. New energy efficient lighting will be installed to replace the old lamps and soft landscape elements to maximise Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SUDS). The project will also include the re-working of existing mounded areas, rather than complete excavation and removal to landfill or other use to minimise waste and transport miles.​

  

map showing the boundaries of the bewsey and dallam project

Want to know more?

For further information on the Bewsey and Dallam Project contact Deborah McArdle​, Senior Partnership and Project Manager on 01925 442149.​