Leader Completes Lap Of Warrington

Leader Completes Lap Of Warrington


Sunday 5th Apr 2020


Council Leader Cllr Russ Bowden is set to complete his ambition to visit every part of the borough through his Leader’s forum meetings.

Cllr Bowden’s latest sessions in Poulton and Fairfield and Howley will mean he has achieved his goal to bring open, accessible meetings to communities across the borough - and it’s taken him just over a year to do it.

The forum meetings are a chance for residents to question Cllr Bowden and put forward their own suggestions and ideas. The meetings are informal, drop-in sessions and relaxed spaces where residents can come along and discuss their issues and priorities.

Cllr Bowden said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my forum meetings and I’m pleased to announce these new meeting dates. When I embarked on my first forum back in February 2019, I didn’t expect that I’d manage to speak to hundreds of residents across the borough, covering so many different parts of Warrington.

“The conversations I’ve had with residents has been so worthwhile. I’ve listened to ideas, had some good debate and learned a great deal by getting out and speaking to people about the community issues that matter most.

“I look forward to meeting even more residents at the new two meetings, alongside the already-announced forum at Burtonwood.”

The remaining forum meetings are:

  • Burtonwood: Monday 17 February, 6.30pm-7.45pm – Burtonwood Catholic Club
  • Fairfield and Howley: Thursday 27 February, 6.30pm-7.45pm – St Elphin’s (Fairfield) CE (VA) Primary School
  • Poulton North/Poulton South: Wednesday 4 March, 6.30pm-7.45pm – Fearnhead Cross Community and Youth Centre, Insall Road, Padgate