Care home staff urged to get their vaccine ahead of planned changes

Staff who work in Liverpool’s care homes – who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 –  are being urged to get their jabs as soon as possible. It follows an announcement that vaccinations are to become compulsory for staff at English care homes, for those who provide nursing or personal work for elderly or […]

BRIDGE TAKEOVER EVENT POSTPONED

It is with much regret that, following advice from Public Health, Halton Borough Council has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Borough of Culture Bridge Takeover event on Saturday 26 June. Halton, along with the other areas of the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and much of the North West, is currently a Covid ‘Enhanced […]

VITAL LIFESAVING SKILLS FOR HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

This weekend sees the start of Drowning Prevention Week (19 to 26 June) and Active Halton will focus swimming lessons on water safety to provide children and young people with the skills and knowledge to keep themselves and others safe while enjoying the water. From the very youngest ‘ducklings’ who are just learning to swim, […]

Volunteers in Wargrave working together to help tackle a rise in Covid-19 cases

Residents across the borough are being advised to carry out symptom free testing twice weekly and to attend for vaccination as soon as they are eligible as part of measures to contain rising Covid-19 cases. The Wargrave community, which has had some of the highest rates in recent weeks in the borough, will also be […]

Food Insecurity Task Force announces development of Liverpool’s ‘Good Food Plan’

Residents and community organisations are invited to take part in the research, mapping and listening phase of the project. Liverpool’s Food Insecurity Task Force has announced the development of Liverpool’s Good Food Plan, a strategy to create a city “where everyone can eat good food.” The actions in Liverpool’s ‘Good Food Plan’ – slated to be […]

OFFIAH BACK IN TOWN TO LAUNCH ‘GREEN’ CAR SCHEME

Rugby League legend Martin Offiah MBE was back in Widnes today to help launch Halton Borough Council’s electric car-charging scheme. The former Widnes star, Great Britain and England international, joined Council representatives to see the new residential on-street charging points at Routledge Street, one of five locations in the borough. Offiah, 54, became passionate about […]

HALTON’S SOLAR FARM IS FIRST PHASE OF ECO PARK

Halton’s solar farm, built on former derelict brownfield land in Widnes, has now been running for almost 12 months, producing renewable energy and saving money. The one megawatt solar farm has more than 3,000 panels and will generate approximately 850,000kwh of electricity a year. It is connected via a private wire to the DCBL Stadium […]

REGISTER FOR GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME AT RUNCORN LIBRARY

Register for Gardeners’ Question Time at Runcorn Library on Wednesday 23 June, 2 – 3pm as part of the Let’s Go Green Festival.  What are the best plants for garden pots?  How often should I water my plants? How do I get rid of weeds?  Do you have a gardening question?  Well, this is the […]

Do what you can to support #CleanAirDay

Clean Air Day is the UK’s largest air pollution campaign, aiming to raise awareness of air quality issues and the impact they have on our everyday lives. This year’s day of action is taking place on Thursday 17 June and residents are being urged to take steps to improve air quality. Poor air quality is […]