Parish council

Barratt Homes Manchester has funded a new noticeboard for Stretton Parish Council so that residents are able to stay in touch with their community in Warrington.

A spokesperson from Stretton Parish Council, said: “We were very pleased to have our application for a new noticeboard approved by the Barratt Legacy Scheme.

“It’s a great idea to have something beneficial to the residents of Stretton which helps to further integrate Barratt Homes into the local community.”

Notice boards are not only a fantastic way of keeping the community informed of council activity but also a great way of bringing the residents of Stretton together and creating a vibrant community.

Stretton Parish Council continue to enforce the village community it already enjoys, and these noticeboards are part and parcel of this, advertising not only Parish Council information but wider support groups, events and activities available to all residents.

The spokesperson from Stretton Parish Council continued: “It is very important for rural villages to have noticeboards situated locally, as we have a diverse community and not everyone has internet access. “We would like to say a big thank you to Barratt Homes for the kind donation in helping Stretton keep residents informed of Parish Council work. “It is very important for everyone, be it companies, organisations or individuals to invest locally in order to create a supportive and positive community.”

The residents of Stretton are a community who are interested in their surroundings and the noticeboards have proven an effective method of communication in the area, especially with the elderly members of the community who do not have internet access and those living in secluded areas of the Warrington countryside.

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “It’s always a privilege to work closely with communities to enable us to make a positive contribution in the long term.

“Our nearby development Saviours Place is now sold out, so it’s fantastic that we could leave a lasting legacy in Warrington.”

Stretton is just 10 miles from Warrington centre and is surrounded by peaceful countryside, so residents enjoy the best of both town and country living in the beautiful village.