Council announces £10 million pound fund to kickstart regeneration plans

St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved a £10m Land and Property Acquisition Fund and adopted a revised strategy to help deliver ambitious regeneration, economic development plans and priorities for the borough. The Land and Property Acquisition Strategy sets out the council’s objectives for acquiring land and property to drive and support key regeneration initiatives, […]

MOVING WITH DIGNITY – HALTON’S NEW APPROACH TO CARE.

Improved personal outcomes for adult residents with physical disabilities have led to new ways of working being adopted into everyday practice. Halton Council’s Adult Social Care services have completed a pilot of an innovative approach to meeting the needs of those adults in the borough who are unable to physically move themselves. People with physical […]

MAKEFEST MEANS FREE FAMILY FUN!

Halton MakeFest is back for 2021! This free festival is jam-packed with fun things to do for all the family. This year the festival will be online and runs between 16 and 19 February. It is part of the ‘Celebrate Halton’, Borough of Culture 2021 celebrations and includes crafts, music, writing and more. Each day of […]

Freeport impact will boost St Helens regeneration

St Helens Borough Council has given its backing to a bid that will put the borough at the forefront of a Liverpool City Region Freeport. The Government is creating Freeports across the country to establish a national hub for global trade and investment, promote regeneration and job creation and sustain innovation. The Liverpool City Region bid […]

MOVING WITH DIGNITY – NEW APPROACH TO CARE PUT INTO PRACTICE

Improved personal outcomes for adult residents with physical disabilities have led to new ways of working being adopted into everyday practice. Halton Council’s Adult Social Care services have completed a pilot of an innovative approach to meeting the needs of those adults in the borough who are unable to physically move themselves. People with physical […]

SILVER JUBILEE BRIDGE REOPENING MOVES CLOSER

Halton residents are advised that the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be open to traffic by the end of this month following completion of the refurbishment programme. When the Mersey Gateway opened in 2017, the iconic Silver Jubilee Bridge – a Grade II Listed Structure and the seventh largest steel arch bridge in the world – was […]

Meal voucher support to continue through half-term

OVER 20,000 children across Liverpool will continue to receive support next week as Liverpool City Council extends its meal voucher scheme during half-term. Liverpool City Council is using money from the government’s Covid Winter Grant Scheme to fund supermarket vouchers for families entitled to receive free school meals next week. Families will receive £15 of […]

Resident convicted for council tax fraud

The resident was prosecuted after wrongly claiming that he was living on his own to gain council tax benefits. Thomas Loco, 56, of Falcondale Road, Warrington, was convicted of council tax fraud. In October 2014, Mr Loco made false representation to the council that his wife was no longer living at the residence address and […]

New £10m Local Business Support Grants Launched for Liverpool City Region

Afurther £10m round of financial support has been announced for Liverpool City Region businesses. The new Local Business Support Grants, of between £3,750 and £13,500 per business, are aimed at businesses who have not yet accessed funding from the Liverpool City Region. The £10m fund is the latest round of the Liverpool City Region Combined […]

Additional support announced for Liverpool City Region taxi drivers

A further £2m fund, established by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to enable its six local authorities to contribute to the costs of taxi licences, has been announced, taking the total support package to £3.5 million. Established in October last year, the first round of the fund enabled the six local authorities to provide £100 […]