All set for Padgate & Woolston Walking Day after successful training day


PADGATE & Woolston Walking Day will take place next Saturday, June 22, following a successful training day yesterday, Saturday.

Approximately 60 local people attended a training/briefing session at Fearnhead Community Centre to ensure the event can take place.

While the parade is smaller than previous years with some churches and schools declining the opportunity to take part, there is more community involvement, with non-faith groups walking for the first time.
Local residents took to social media outraged that the event had been cancelled following a meeting of local church and school leaders.

Local Cllr, who helped co-ordinate the campaign to save the walking day said: “The event was a great success. We have five teams of marshalls who each nominated their own team leaders. The teams will be spread across the full length of the walk which will start at Bennett’s Recreation Ground at 2.30 pm.
“The procession will walk down Padgate Lane to St Oswald’s where the pipe band, school and other parishioners plus Oakwood, their band and others will take the lead.
“All Health and safety measures are in place, traffic management has been provided by Warrington Borough Council, and first aid has been bought in.

Sue added: “Padgate and Woolston Walking Day is known by our Churches as the walk of faith, which includes spreading faith, kindness and respect amongst our community. This year will be the first time that non-faith community groups will be included in the walk.
“Without the support of the wider community and their belief in tradition and family values would not be taking place.”
For future events the Parish Council will now be taking over organising the annual event to ensure it can continue.

Padgate & Woolston Walking Day saved thanks to people power


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