Halton Borough Council has confirmed payments of grants to local businesses of more than £20 million up to and including the latest round of payment schemes issued by central Government and Liverpool City Region. The grant payments have all been made within the set time limits enabling businesses to continue to operate or stay closed […]


Halton Trading Standards is warning consumers of a scam email circulating regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. The email (see pic) at the bottom of the page is a scam, it is from an email address which states ‘tax’ within it, it also addresses the consumer by their email address, rather than their name. This is a […]

“Be the light in the darkness” – Mayor marks World Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day, today, Wednesday 27 January, is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. This year marks the 76th anniversary of the liberation by the Red Army of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi […]

Public events scheduled for care service consultation by Warrington Borough Council and NHS

Warrington Borough Council and NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are hosting two public engagement sessions to discuss the ongoing intermediate care service consultation. The sessions, set to be held via Microsoft Teams, will be an opportunity for residents and communities to discuss the borough’s current intermediate care provision and raise their ideas and suggestions for […]

St Helens Borough Council warns of potential service impact as COVID staff absences rise

Impact on vital services could be unavoidable St Helens Borough Council says as staff absences due to COVID-19 increase. The services suffering include Careline monitoring service for older and vulnerable people, and the security team which monitors CCTV and public buildings, while high numbers of school cleaners, caretakers and catering staff – vital in the […]

50,000 symptom free tests completed in St Helens

More than 50,000 symptom free tests have now been carried out across St Helens Borough. The milestone was hit today, Tuesday 26 January, after three symptom free testing sites launched on December 7th. Through the testing it has helped find 956 cases in people who did not display symptoms and would otherwise have continued to […]

Subscribe today for new 2021 garden waste services for St Helens Borough residents

St Helens Borough residents are now able to subscribe to this year’s garden waste collection service, due to relaunch on Monday 1 March. The 40-week subscription will run until Friday 3 December, providing 20 collections at a cost of £37, equating to just £1.85 per fortnightly collection. Residents can subscribe from Tuesday 26 January. Subscribe […]

Blog: My Covid Vaccine Experience

Mike Allanson is a member of the City Council Communications Team and has over 35 years of Council service to his name. He’s been shielding whilst working from home and recently got the call to go for his Covid vaccine. “As someone who has always felt pretty resilient during ‘normal’ times, I like to think I […]

£1M action plan launched to boost Walton community

A £1 Million pound stimulus programme has been launched to help regenerate a key area of North Liverpool in a unique partnership involving Everton Football Club and Merseyside Police. Liverpool City Council has set out a 10-year masterplan for the County District Centre, the historical retail heart of the Walton community, after it was awarded £1million […]