AFTER an unprecedented 18 months things appear to be gradually returning to normal, although in some cases it remains the new normal.
As we head towards the winter months we still face uncertain times and while life goes on we must respect those who still feel vulnerable and do our best to understand that there are still many people who wish to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Even if you have been double jabbed the science tells us you can still catch COVID and you can most certainly still spread it unknowingly, so regular testing is important if you are out and about in the community.
Live entertainment at theatres and concerts is one of the things I have missed throughout the pandemic so it is fantastic to see the Pyramid & Parr Hall re-opening at long last. Let’s hope they can stay open throughout the autumn and winter season which is traditionally a busy time for concerts.
I’ve had plenty of memorable nights at the Parr Hall over many years and look forward to plenty more.
Meanwhile, it has been humbling to receive applications for our Legacy Project Awards which we launched last month, with the Litter Network becoming the first recipients of a £500 donation to help them continue their great work in the community.
The work these volunteers do is truly amazing and long may it continue – see page 16 for more details.
We have already chosen our second legacy project and more will be revealed online in the coming weeks and in next month’s issue.
In the meantime let’s all do our best to help support the many organisations and businesses that have suffered during the last 18 months and while online shopping has helped many during lockdown it is more important than ever we support our local high street.
We have a town centre that is starting to take shape as a go-to destination and I look forward to my regular trips to Warrington Market.
While Warrington Borough Council doesn’t always get things right – and I do hope the council accounts can be signed off sooner rather than later, the redevelopment of the town centre, especially the market – is first class.