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 […]

BLOG: Food Bank Diary – January

Beryl Bellew is a founding volunteer at the North Liverpool Foodbank. In her first post of 2021 Beryl reflects on how the third national lockdown is affecting the service… I don’t think any of us if were surprised that we went into a national lockdown in January and as anticipated foodbanks and pantries were permitted to […]

Look after each other, but keep COVID secure

Following last week’s widespread flooding in Warrington and indeed the wider region, the council is urging people to keep COVID secure whilst communities are offering their support to one another. Many localities were hit hard by severe flooding in the borough, with river level gauges showing levels 450mm higher than ever previously recorded. With many residents offering […]

Get injected- not infected: Message from TV doc Chris Steele from Manchester

Dr. Chris Steele. TV regular Dr Chris Steele took his own advice recently -and had his Covid vaccination in Fallowfield, Manchester. Now aged 75, Chris is a regular face on daytime television offering down-to-earth medical advice based on his 35 years of healthcare experience. But, today the roles were reversed as Chris became the patient, […]