Big Local Chair Mike Shepherd

“It is with great pleasure that we present the Windmill Hill Big Local Newsletter. We intend to publish this newsletter quarterly and deliver a copy to every house on Windmill Hill. The aim is celebrate everything that is great about Windmill Hill and how we can work together to improve what isn’t so good. It is to be written by local people for local people.

We hope the newsletter will showcase the good work being carried by local individuals, local business and local organisations who aim to make a positive difference to the lives of the residents.”

Mike Shepherd — Chair of Big Local

Windmill Hill Big Local is always looking for local residents to help us make Windmill Hill the best it can be! Fancy planning fun days, helping at community events, designing the newsletter or being on the Partnership? Get in touch!

2017 Editions


Issue 07 (Winter 2017)

The festive edition of the Windmill Hill News magazine is now available for download. Inside you’ll find: all about the two new Defibrillators; a December Events calendar; a look into the BMX Track Consultation Report; news on what Windmill Hill Primary School have been doing; information on what’s happening at St Bert’s over the Christmas season and why Labour MP Mike Amesbury visited Windmill Hill.


Our features include ‘Windmill Hillians’ – which showcases local residents and their achievements, ‘Photographer’s Corner’ – a new feature showcasing local photos, ‘Poet’s Corner’ – a place for those talented wordsmiths, and ‘Local Schools’.


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Issue 06 (Spring 2017)

Inside you’ll find a calendar of events happening on Windmill Hill during the Big Week in August. We’ve also got and updates on: the closure of the Windmill Hill Medical Centre; why ITV News were broadcasting on the estate; the new Community Library; Power In Partnership (PIP); Women of Windmill Hill (WOW) and the ELLA performance group.


Our features include ‘Windmill Hillians’ – which showcases local residents and their achievements, ‘Poet’s Corner’ – a place for those talented wordsmiths, ‘Local Schools’, and details of what residents found inside the Windmill Hill Time Capsule.


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2016 Editions


Issue 05 (Winter 2016)

Our Windmill Hill website is now Live! The new website will be an online hub for the local community of Windmill Hill, with plenty of news, images and events showcased on the site. In other local news, Windmill Hill Primary School have a new website too! This edition of the Windmill Hill News talks about both of the new local websites and all the latest developments going on in and around the estate.


The new Norton Priory Natural Play area is installed, the ‘Women Of Windmill’ group have their grant accepted, The Woodland Trust reveal how dumped rubbish in the Windmill Hill woodland is costing a small fortune to clear up and much, much more!


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Issue 04 (Summer 2016)

The new museum is nearly complete! We are delighted with the new build – it looks fantastic, particularly now as the exhibition spaces are progressing well and the display cases are starting to be installed ready for the objects. Overall there will be more than four times the number of objects on display than there were previously and recent research has shed new light on many of them.


Back In Time – Windmill Hill’s time capsule, Parkrun comes to Phoenix park, Maximise your income with CAB, find out how the Windmill Hill Dragons are getting on and more dates for your diary!


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Issue 03 (Spring 2016)

The new museum is now taking shape with the steel work completed and the first floor gallery above the undercroft is well under-way. The roof framework above this new gallery has also now been installed and the link space between the undercroft and museum constructed. This link space will be the new reception, shop and event area and promises to be a light and airy space in which our new visitors will be welcomed.


Meet the new Vicar from St.Berteline’s Church, Catch up with Taylor, Learn about Healthwatch Halton, Dates for your Diary and find out what was going on when a shark came to Windmill Hill Primary School.


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2015 Editions


Issue 02 (Autumn 2015)

Taylor Goodall gets called up to the Great Britain Taekwondo Team! Taylor was approached by GB Taekwondo at the end of the summer and was asked to come and join the senior squad as a full time athlete. They said Taylor has been spotted as talent and has the potential to go and win medals on the big stage including 2020! She will now train full time at GB and also continue with her education too.


Norton Priory undergoes major refurbishment, Kristina Owens launches new indoor market, E.L.L.A. goes from strength to strength and find out who our local ‘Bobby on the Beat’ is!


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Issue 01 (Summer 2015)

Mike Shepherd was invited for a private audience with HRH Prince Charles for his role in Big Local! Mike was impressed that Prince Charles seemed genuinely interested in what was being done in Windmill Hill as he spent more time chatting with Mike than almost any of the business delegates. To our knowledge no other Big Local area has had an audience with Prince Charles — so a first for Windmill Hill!


The visit of Prince Charles, Jim’s Benches, A look ahead to the BIG WEEK, Big Local activities, LHT’s Windmill Hill Digital Project and an update on the Windmill Hill Dragons Junior Football Club.


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