Steve Prescott Bridge goes blue for Dementia Awareness Week

This Dementia Awareness Week the Steve Prescott Bridge will be going blue in support for those living with and supporting people with dementia. This year there are a wealth of sessions being run virtually by Liverpool City Region Dementia Advisory Group. The group is working towards making the entire region a dementia friendly community and […]

More libraries to reopen for essential computer use and click and collect service

From Monday 29 March, more St Helen Borough libraries will reopen for essential computer access and a click and collect book service. Parr, Eccleston, and Newton-le-Willows libraries will join St Helens and Chester Lane libraries in offering IT support, available to book by appointment for up to 45 minutes at a time during opening hours […]

Local businesses donate old laptops to support children in Warrington

Companies big and small are being urged to donate unused computers to support disadvantaged children and young people to do their school work. During the coronavirus pandemic, Warrington Borough Council has joined forces with Laptops for Kids – a charitable organisation that facilitates the donation, secure erasure, and distribution of used digital devices – to […]

CATCH-UP WITH ‘COBWEBS’ ON THE WEB, AS LIBRARIES GO LIVESTREAM

Halton Libraries are hosting an author event as part of the New Words Festival, a virtual book festival organised by Time To Read. Author J.A. Mensah joins Halton Borough Council, for a discussion about her debut – Winner of the NorthBound Book Award –  Castles from Cobwebs. The event will take place as a live […]

Apprenticeships Fair is just the job

Warrington & Co. is gearing up to host the seventh annual Apprenticeships & Jobs Fair. Always hugely popular, and regularly attracting around 900 young people, the event is usually held at the Engine Rooms at Birchwood Park. However, the current restrictions mean things will be done differently this year, with a special online event.  Hosted on […]

Free digital skills training sessions launched

The Women’s Organisation has launched a new series of fully funded, accredited training courses, open to men and women living within the Liverpool City Region. Funded by The European Social Fund, the level 2 and 3 training courses, such as Digital Marketing, Stepping into Management, Resilience, and Presenting Online, are accredited meaning participants will gain […]

‘READING FRIENDS’, VIRTUAL READING IN LOCKDOWN

Halton Borough Council is excited to announce it is starting two Reading Friends Groups,  from our libraries. They bring people together to read, share stories, meet new friends and have fun. Library staff use reading – whether books, magazines, newspapers, or anything else – to start everyone chatting. There are two groups starting in February […]

JOINT WEBINAR ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, MONEY AND DEBT

Halton and Warrington Borough Councils will be holding a joint webinar about mental health, money and debt on Wednesday 17 February.One in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year, a significant number of us will also experience money problems. Many of us are too afraid to talk about this.  The free webinar […]

Liverpool City leaders thank parents and carers for work during lockdown

Paper chain family held up to sunset City leaders have written to parents and carers in Liverpool to thank them for their work during lockdown. In it, acting mayor, Cllr Wendy Simon and Cabinet member for education, Cllr Barbara Murray, acknowledge the “exceptional demands” being placed on them trying to hold down a job and […]