``A Mayor that won Warrington people’s hearts.``

2016 / 17

Cllr Faisal Rashid

133rd Warrington Mayor and first citizen of Warrington

My love of Warrington and its beautiful people pushed me to bring the community closer, not only for the opportunity to bring people together but also for business initiatives.

With a young family at home and a full time job, I have still managed to dedicate myself to bring a smile on Warrington people’s faces.

My involvement with the community in Warrington, position as borough councillor since 2011 and current Mayoral year have enabled me to become a respected and well-known public figure across all the communities in the town.

Warrington Mayor

During the past year as Warrington Mayor, I have raised my profile significantly through various community initiatives (as can be seen on my social media). I have raised over £60k for my chosen Mayoral charities, significantly more than any of my predecessors.

Throughout my year as Warrington Mayor I have attended hundreds of community/civic engagements and events in every part of Warrington, engaging with residents of all ages and walks of life. For these, I have received many messages of appreciation.

I have greatly enjoyed all this diverse activity which I have shared with the community through my social media channels.


My Mayoral charities were aligned with my vision of bringing more prosperity and care to Warrington.
I feel great pride in picking up diverse charities which are supporting deserving people of Warrington.

I feel proud and blessed with the support I have received in raising record breaking amount of just under £70,000… The highest ever in any Mayoral year in Warrington.


When a child and family attends Brainwave, they spend two days at a centre being assessed by a dedicated team of physio, occupational and educational therapists.

They work to devise a unique programme designed to suit that child’s needs, which will help them to reach their individual milestones from feeding to walking.


A charity that works nationally and internationally for peace and non-violent resolution of conflict.

It delivers unique programmes that focus on young people, from offering general leadership development to working with those who may be vulnerable or at risk of being influenced by extremism.


St Rocco’s Hospice has cared for people with life limiting illnesses in Warrington and their families for more than thirty years.

They are dedicated to helping each patient live their life to the full with respect, dignity and choice and believe in making every day count for everyone – patients, carers, their families and loved ones.


Warrington charities trust aims to provide grant-aid to assist and support small needy charities and voluntary organisations which provide charitable activities in and for the benefit of the inhabitants of Warrington borough, their quality of life and their environment.


A voluntary organisation run predominately by disabled people with the aim of improving the quality of life for disabled people and their families through a range of direct and indirect services.


The Warrington foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area, but part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks.


Warrington’s YMCA is a local charity forming part of the national organisation, looking to help young people with various aspects of their life such as housing, education and advice.


Helping those in need wherever they are, working locally supporting families in crisis with practical aid, and partnering with groups around the country, ensuring all your donations go to the people who need them.


Over his mayoral year, Warrington Mayor Faisal Rashid created many great first of their kind initiatives.


Mayor’s Inaugural Charity Ball

Raising over 12K in one night.


Breaking the Barriers

A flagship event held at Parr Hall where all the mainstream religions and non-faith residents across Warrington attended and appreciated.

Warrington's Got Talent

Warrington’s Got Talent

To encourage Warrington’s gifted individuals and provide a platform to promote their talent.


Interfaith Prayer Event

Held first time at Warrington Town Hall to pray for world peace.


Queen 90th Birthday Garden Party at the Town Hall 

Residents were invited to a garden party at the Town Hall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.


Multi-Cultural Evening, Walton Hall

A SPECTACULAR evening of food and entertainment from around the world.


Christmas Dinner for the Vulnerable

A SPECIAL Christmas meal was staged for vulnerable ,  homeless and lonely residents at the Town Hall.

Circle future

Circle – The Future

An initiative by the Mayor to help turn Warrington into an entrepreneurs’ hub.


First ever Mayoral Business Seminar

To promote Warrington’s future regeneration and to share innovative business ideas for the town.


Mayor’s Achievement Awards

To recognise the work of unsung heroes of Warrington. This initiative will be a legacy of Cllr Faisal Rashid, Warrington Mayor, and a great gift to the people of Warrington.


Civic Charity Ball

May 12 – A night to remember with the Warrington Mayor.


A new initiative, focusing on Business, Culture & Sport and Charity.

Faisal's mayoral legacy

Circle - The Future

As Warrington Mayor, Faisal launched the initiative, inviting local businesses to sign up to The Circle, to create new opportunities and enhance existing ones while creating a culturally cohesive society.

With the help of business community engagements, it will include Start-up Club, CEO Club, Sector Clubs, Power Series, Social Events, Monthly Newsletter, Charity Events and Support.

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4 days ago

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Great launch of “Clean 19” this morning in Bewsey & Whitecross Ward. Well done to all the volunteers, council neighbourhood team and Cllr Sarah Hall, Cllr Steve Wright Cllr Tom Jennings. We must work together to keep our area clean and create awareness.

Secondly, another great session this morning of our “Community Action Month” in Great Sankey South Ward with our excellent labour activists and councillors. Labour on the doorstep working hard for communities and engaging with residents.

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5 days ago

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My latest Warrington Guardian column is now available on my website. READ HERE: bit.ly/fr-wgc-mar19

Across the country, we are facing an affordability crisis in housing that is hitting young people and families on low to middle incomes hardest. Many are struggling to afford to rent or to buy a decent home. This is leading to overcrowding, evictions, rent arrears and homelessness.
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6 days ago

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I criticised the Department for Housing Communities and Local Government over its record on the provision of social housing in Warrington.

Despite rising levels of demand, the Government is building over 30,000 fewer social-rented homes each year than in 2010.

Central government funding for building new homes for social rent has also reduced, replaced in part by funding for construction of homes for affordable rent, with rents up to 80 percent of market rates.

Over the last nine years under the Conservative Government private rents have soared, and the Government has failed to step in to provide better rights for private renters.

Home-ownership is also down sharply for young people, with almost 900,000 fewer young homeowners since 2010.

After 9 years of failure under Tory Government, we have a huge shortage of affordable homes with over a million people on council house waiting lists across England.

As demand vastly outstrips supply and the government fails to take action on land-banking, councils are pressured to build on Green Belt sites.

These are unsustainable levels of demand. The Government must do more to ensure that this housing crisis is properly addressed.

I have always supported efforts at the local council level to attach 30% of affordable housing to all new planning applications. I also support vastly increasing levels of social housing, but this is up to central government – they need to provide adequate funding to housing associations to build the social housing we so desperately need in my constituency. By any reasonable metric, the government’s record on this has been an abject failure.

In Warrington South, between 2016-2017 a total of 138 two-bedroom properties were let through the social rent scheme. Around 1,100 families bid for these properties – a clear indication of the unsustainably low levels of affordable housing in our town.

On Monday, I challenged Minister Kit Malthouse on this dismal record. His response was vague and unsatisfactory – typical of the complacency and incompetence which has characterised housing policy under this Tory Government.
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