Fairfield and Howley

Your Labour Councillors for Fairfield and Howley

Councillor Tony Higgins

Tony was first elected to represent Fairfield and Howley on Warrington Borough Council in May 2010.

Contact Details

Email: thiggins@warrington.gov.uk  
Phone: 01925 825 094
Mobile: 07748 473 380

Councillor Peter Carey  

Peter was first elected to represent Fairfield and Howley on Warrington Borough Council in May 2010.

Contact Details

Email: petercarey@warrington.gov.uk 

Phone: 01925 726 008


Surgeries are held on the first Saturday of the month at the Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Centre, Fairfield Street between 10am - 11am.

Latest Local News

-  MP asks Council to review traffic light sequencing on Orford Lane to help ease congestion

Warrington North MP Helen Jones is calling on Warrington Borough Council to review the sequencing of the traffic lights at the Orford Lane/Winwick Road junction following complaints from constituents.

Helen Jones MP said:

"For sometime now, there has been significant delays, at busy times, at this junction for vehicles travelling down Orford Lane. The current sequencing of the traffic lights often results in as few as six vehicles being able to proceed before the lights change back to red. Queues stretch all the way down Orford Lane, causing congestion, on what is a narrow road because of the parking bays down one side of the street.
"This issue has been brought to my attention by a number of constituents and I have experienced the problem myself. I am asking the council to review the sequencing to see if it can be adjusted to help ease the traffic congestion in the area."

Credit Unions - 8th April 2013

Cllrs Tony Higgins and Peter Carey have been voted onto the board of the Credit Union in Fairfield and Howley at their AGM. Cllr Tony Higgins has been a long-standing supporter of the work undertaken by Credit Unions in the town.

He said: "With all the difficulties being faced by the people of Fairfield and Howley, it is good to know that instead of being forced to go to legal loan sharks, they have a successful Credit Union to turn to. The Credit Union has new collection points, such as the one being run at the Fairfield hub. I hope that we cna start to drive legal or illegal loan sharks out of business and I urge everyone out there to contact your local Credit Union. It is a great place to come, even if its just for a cup of tea and a chat."

St Peter's Park Update - 8th April 2013

There is great news for SPARTA this month. Your local councillors held a progress meeting at the Town Hall will David Cotterill (Warrington Borough Council Parks Manager) and park achitect Dan Hughes, who was able to show them the new designs for the much awaited community hub which will be based at St. Peter's Park.

Your local councillors have been tireless campaigners for a community hub in this part of the ward. We hope that the new hub will provide excellent facilities for local community groups.

Supporting the unsung heroes of Fairfield and Howley - 8th April 2013

On March 16th this year, Cllrs Tony Higgins and Peter Carey attended a social event at the Fairfield Hub to give a big "thank you" to all the unsung community volunteer groups in Fairfield and Howley.

The event was organised by Terry and Jean Flaherty with help from Stronger Together. With great music, entertainment, and a hot pot supper, the event was a huge success and attended by over 70 people.

Your local councillors supplied wine and chocolates as raffle prizes.

Time for Tea - 23rd October 2012

A new memories group has started in Howley for pensioners to get together and reminisce. Launched by Fairfield and Howley councillor Tony Higgins, the event will take place regularly and aims to allow the older members of the area to talk about old times over a cup of tea and a scone.

Vascular Services decision referred to Secretary of State - 2nd October 2012

Councillor Tony Higgins, in his position as Chair of the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee, has referred the decision to remove vascular services from Warrington Hospital to the Secretary of State for Health. The Secretary of State will now scrutinise the decision.

Cllr Higgins said: "We had to make sure we had all the evidence, everyone was happy and that we had a concrete case. We believe strongly that the removal of that service from Warrington Hospital is wrong and that this is the right action to take and as soon as the meeting was finished in July we started working on putting our argument together.”

Councillor Higgins welcomes more defibrillators in Warrington schools - 1st October 2012

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-  Councillors proud to support the Howley Carnival - 14th July 2012

Councillor Tony Higgins and Councillor Peter Carey were pleased yet again to support the Howley Residents Carnival and donated a hamper of chocolate goodies to help raise funds for next years event. Hundreds turned out and thankfully the weather stayed bright and sunny.

-  Councillor Higgins to be 'Hand on Heart' Ambassador

Councillor Tony Higgins has been asked to be a 'Hand on Heart' charity ambassador to help raise awareness for the need for defibrillators in schools. Tony said: "I'm working hard to get these much needed pieces of life saving equipment in all public places. This is a long term project and I've had several meetings and offers of help from companies such as Sainsbury's."

-  Cllr Higgins continues 'End Legal Loan Sharking' Campaign

Cllr Tony Higgins has continued his campaign to improve residents' knowledge of credit unions and safe ways to get help with their finances.

On a recent visit to the Faifield and Howley Credit Union on Nora Street, Tony said: "The Labour-run Council is investing time and money in promoting credit unions. We are trying to stop what I would call legal loan sharks. Due to the credit crunch, people are turning to these loan companies who are charging astronomical rates.

"Credit unions have low interest rates, you don't need credit checks and they are a friendly way of getting financial loans. It helps the community because the interest goes back in the pot."

To find out more about the Fairfield and Howley Credit Union call 01925 656968 or email fhl@fairfieldhowley.org.uk more information can also be found at www.warringtoncreditunions.co.uk.

-  Cllr Tony Higgins slams plans to move vascular services from Warrington Hospital

In his role as Chair of the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Health and Well-being, Fairfield and Howley councillor Tony Higgins has slammed plans to move essential vascular services from Warrington Hospital to Chester.

Tony said: "I am determined to get the best services for the town and I am concerned about the future of Warrington Hospital if vascular services are moved to Chester. This affects 200,000 people in Warrington, 187,000 people in St Helens and 120,000 people in Halton. I will not accept the changes under any circumstances. It might work on paper but it won’t work in practice.  We’re talking about people in an area of poverty travelling to Chester, an affluent town. This is wrong."

Add your name to Helen Jones MP's campaign against the removal of vascular services from Warrington Hospital by clicking here.

-  Parking restrictions to solve bin saga

Fairfield and Howley Councillors have worked together to find a solution to the long-running problem of parking on bin collection days in Leonard Street and Forshaw Street.

Residents on Leonard Street and Forshaw Street have waited up to six weeks to have bins collected because parked cars have blocked the entrance to the alleyway between the two streets.

However, following pressure from councillors, parking restrictions have been introduced. Parking next to the entrance is now banned between 8am and 1pm on a Thursday, to allow waste collections.

Fairfield and Howley Councillor Tony Higgins has been pushing for action and said: “There was too much lip service being paid and not enough being done. I am pleased that we have been able to work with the Council to resolve this problem.”
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