COUNCILLOR SUE MURPHY NAMED MAYOR OF ST HELENS BOROUGH FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Councillor Sue Murphy has spoken of her pride after being selected to serve as Mayor of St Helens Borough Council for another year. At Annual Council, held in St Helens Town Hall today (Wednesday 25 May), Councillor Murphy – who represents Billinge and Seneley Green ward – was formally sworn in for 2022-23.  Despite not being […]

ST HELENS RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE IF VISITING VULNERABLE LOVED ONES

Residents in St Helens are being encouraged to take extra care if visiting vulnerable loved ones in the borough as we learn to live with Covid-19. Although case rates in the borough have been reducing recently there are still high case rates in those residents aged over 70 years Anyone planning to visit a relative […]

Monkeypox Cases in England

Several cases of monkeypox have been identified in England over the last fortnight, although to date none have been identified in Liverpool. Monkeypox is rare in this country. It is a viral infection which mainly occurs in Central and West Africa and is occasionally reported in people who have travelled from these areas. The UK […]

Have your say on active travel plans

Warrington residents are being invited to share their views on a number of schemes aimed at reducing town centre traffic and encouraging more people to walk and cycle. In summer 2020, the council – as part of the Covid-19 response – introduced a number of measures to reduce the amount of through traffic and rat […]

Worrying Milestones – Covid-19

Worrying Milestones – Covid-19 On the back of today’s news that London has reached the very sad milestone of 20,000 deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test result, Liverpool reflects on the importance of vaccination and the number of residents who have lost their lives due to Coronavirus. Overall, and up to today […]

£5.3m available in Warrington to support business impacted by COVID-19

The deadline for businesses impacted by the pandemic, to claim their share of over £5m of financial help with business rates is approaching and hundreds of businesses across Warrington have yet to apply.   The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) could pay 20% of your Business Rates bills for last year – and can also be used to offset the […]

Heroes Pathway provides boost to local charities

The first stones laid in Warrington’s Heroes Pathway at Marshall Gardens have provided a cash boost to Warrington Wolves Foundation and St Rocco’s Hospice. The pathway, which is an integral part of the newly-rejuvenated gardens, gives everyone the opportunity to create a lasting tribute to their own hero by purchasing a stone. Profits from each […]

ST HELENS RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO GET THEIR SPRING COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINATIONS

Eligible residents in St Helens are being encouraged to get their Spring booster COVID-19 vaccinations to help bolster their defence against the virus in the coming months. Article date: 28 April 2022 Older residents, those who are vulnerable or have existing health conditions are being urged to get their Spring booster jab as soon as […]

Covid response to support hospitality hotspots wins highways award

Liverpool City Council has won a prestigious highways award for its support of two hospitality hotspots through the Covid-19 lockdown. Lark Lane, situated in the Aigburth area of south Liverpool, and Castle Street in the city centre are home to numerous bars, cafes and restaurants – almost all of which operate indoors – and because […]

Director of public health praises Warrington’s spirit and commitment in annual report

Warrington’s Director of Public Health, Thara Raj, has published her first Public Health Annual Report (PHAR) for Warrington. The report predominantly focuses on the local impact of COVID-19, the longer-term impacts of the pandemic, and the resilience and spirit of Warrington’s residents and organisations despite the challenges of the last two years. Producing an annual […]