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OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

DELIVERING MAJOR PROJECTS AND REGENERATION TO HALTON AND BEYOND

Widnes和Runcorn这两个城镇之间的联系可以追溯到900年前的12世纪初,当时河两岸的土地是Halton男爵领地的一部分. Around the mid-19th century, the British chemical industry began in Widnes utilising Lancashire coal and Cheshire salt. Factories developed on both sides of the river and trade, labour and skills quickly became interlinked. Because of this, 1868年,伦敦到利物浦的铁路开通,1905年,一座运输桥建成,用于运输道路交通和行人. 这些建筑加强了两个城镇之间的联系,当自治市镇成为目前的主要地标时,这种联系进一步增加, the Silver Jubilee Bridge, opened in 1961. 这座桥因其建筑重要性而被列入名单,让人想起悉尼海港大桥!

Halton has a track record of delivering major projects and regeneration initiatives. The most recent and perhaps the most significant is the Mersey Gateway Bridge. The bridge opened in October 2017, 这是一个重大的区域基础设施项目,也是该国第四大单一政府的重大成就. The Mersey Gateway Bridge not only eases congestion for the Borough and the wider region, it also provides further opportunity for significant development.

Housing in Halton

该区提供丰富的住房,以满足各种预算,从公寓和较小的2/3卧室住宅到提供3和4卧室豪华独立式住宅的新建筑.

霍尔顿的房价远低于英格兰的全国平均水平,也低于整个西北地区的平均水平,这使得霍尔顿成为买房时一个有吸引力的选择. The average price of a house overall in Halton is £143,400, with the Council ward of Riverside in Widnes providing the cheapest at an average of £68,300 for a terraced house, and Birchfield ward, also in Widnes, providing the most expensive at an average of £268,700 for a detached.

一个活跃的租赁市场也存在,从一个2卧室的排屋每月400英镑左右到一个家庭大小的3卧室半独立式房屋每月800英镑. 霍尔顿有一个全面的社会住房战略,有许多注册社会房东(RSL)。.

Halton Housing Trust (HHT) is the largest RSL in the Borough. This forward thinking and dynamic not-for-profit housing association owns and manages 6,400 homes throughout Runcorn and Widnes. It provides many different types of homes ranging from semi-detached houses, flats and maisonettes to more specialist bungalows specifically designed for older people.

Education in Halton

All age groups are well provided for within the education system in Halton. 从孩子们踏进托儿所的第一步,到大学生们决定自己未来的职业生涯,这是一条公认的道路.

Nurseries

There are over 30 day nurseries spread across Widnes and Runcorn.

Schools

Halton excels at providing good education for young people of all ages.

Colleges

Further education college serving the borough of Halton and the surrounding areas.

Help for employers and employees

豪顿就业伙伴关系(HEP)是一个战略层面的伙伴关系,汇集了来自不同就业领域的专业知识, 在霍尔顿的学习和技能发展机构,可以为外来投资者和当地企业提供“完整的就业机会”. 一个主要目标是协助招聘和培训,并为大型和小型招聘项目提供量身定制的支持. 它还制定了一项纲要,以确保外来投资者和本地企业拥有现成的熟练劳动力.

Additionally, entrepreneurs can be assisted with business start-up support. HEP includes various Halton Borough Council departments, Job Centre Plus, Riverside College, the Chamber of Commerce, Local Housing Trust, private and voluntary sector training providers, National Apprenticeship Service and Skills Funding Agency.

Lifestyle in Halton

那些在霍尔顿生活或工作的人有丰富的设施、景点和活动. The area offers endless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, with three canals and miles of footpaths right on the doorstep. From shopping parks to Green Flag award winning parks, rugby to rambling, medieval ruins to a state of the art theatre, there are certainly many diverse opportunities to be explored throughout the area. There is no need to go out of the borough to find ideas to fill valuable leisure time.

In Widnes, Hive是一个巨大的成功,将棕地改造成一个高品质的休闲公园,拥有5个屏幕的电影院, bowling alley, ice rink and restaurants. At DCBL Stadium, rugby fans can enjoy watching Widnes Vikings, a club with a long and proud heritage in rugby league.

在伦考恩,有一家电影院,屡获殊荣的布林德利剧院,甚至还有一个雪地运动中心.

The picturesque villages of Hale and Daresbury hold their own surprises; one of the thatched cottages in Hale was once home to England’s tallest man, 9 3” John Middleton and Daresbury’s most famous resident was the famous children’s author, Lewis Carroll. Both areas also offer scenic walks; ambling along the Mersey coastline at Hale or wandering through the lush Cheshire countryside surrounding Daresbury.

For those who do want to venture further afield, the stunning scenery of North Wales and the Lake District is within one hour’s drive. Chester, Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester can all be reached in half an hour and offer their own sporting, shopping and cultural opportunities.

Calling all nature lovers

Nature lovers are catered for with plenty of bird watching locations, nature reserves and sites of special scientific interest (SSI’s) on both sides of the bridge. 文化爱好者可以在诺顿修道院博物馆和花园的中世纪遗迹中漫步在古代修道院院长的足迹中,也可以在催化剂科学发现中心体验复杂的科学.

For the foodies

Eating out is easy, with plenty of options for all ages, budgets and tastes. National chains such as Nando’s and Brewer’s Fayre can be found at The Hive, with lots of smaller, independent cafes and restaurants dotted throughout. The Brindley café, overlooks the Bridgewater Canal and is a great place to relax, enjoy a homemade cake and watch the boats pass by. The Prospect in Runcorn, 他们的美食在当地享有盛名,并定期举办特别的主题之夜,提供不同的美食.

Lots of places to shop

Shopping options are plentiful. 伦考恩购物城和威德尼斯购物公园都有大品牌,两个镇中心都有无数的独立商人. 伦康每周都有一个户外市场,而威德斯市场以其友好的氛围和各种摊位而闻名, both indoor and out.