Investment in school buildings, providing support for children and adults with additional needs, and continuing to regenerate the borough through large-scale transformation and infrastructure projects are just some of the capital schemes which will receive funding from St Helens Borough Council in the next year. The projects are part of the council’s medium-term financial plan […]

New street art unveiled in Levenshulme

Today (Wednesday 15 February) a new piece of street art, that will form part of a wider art project in the area, was unveiled in Levenshulme.   From kingfishers to all things Manchester, the neighbourhood in South Manchester is set to benefit from hand painted murals carefully planned and painted by local artist Richard Preston […]

How to donate to Turkey-Syria earthquake appeal

Aseries of devastating earthquakes have hit southern Turkey and north-west Syria killing over 20,000 people and injuring many more. An appeal has now been launched by the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria. People have been left without shelter in freezing […]

Land transfer of former Chorlton Leisure Centre to housing provider to build low carbon older persons’ affordable homes

The Council’s executive will be asked to approve the disposal of the former Chorlton Leisure Centre site to be used for affordable housing at a meeting of the executive next week (Weds 15 Feb). Subject to securing an appropriate planning consent, the site will be transferred to the housing provider Mosscare St Vincents (MSV) on a 999year lease after they were chosen as […]

Parking penalty notices information released

Liverpool City Council has released information about parking penalty notices issued to elected members that were cancelled between 2015 and 2020. The disclosure follows a Freedom of Information request. It has taken a considerable amount of time and effort to pull together the response due to gaps in records. Further work is ongoing to ensure […]


Halton’s magnificent Silver Jubilee Bridge is to be fitted with more modern architectural lighting to complement the Mersey Gateway. Work will soon start to replace the existing floodlighting system on the iconic structure, with an upgraded scheme. The switch-on is expected to be around May this year. The new system has been designed to provide […]

Mayor of Warrington hosts Heritage Breakfast event

Join the Mayor, Cllr Jean Flaherty, to learn about Warrington’s past in the third Heritage Breakfast event at the Town Hall. The event will cover a basic history of Warrington through popular maps, with Philip Jeffs from Warrington Museum. The event is on Friday 24 February, 9.30am to 11am, and tickets cost £10.95, which includes a breakfast barm […]

Council to discuss financial approach

The council has today confirmed that it will be beginning talks with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). This follows positive discussions about the council’s approach with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) over the last 12 months. The basis of discussions with CIPFA will be on the council’s […]

Fly-tipper caught on camera dumping rubbish in Birchwood

On Wednesday 18 January, a fly-tipper was fined and ordered to pay costs by Warrington Magistrates’ Court. Paul Hart, 42, of Munro Avenue, Wigan, pleaded guilty and was convicted of the offence after a vehicle registered to him was caught on camera fly-tipping the waste on Kingfisher Close, Birchwood. Mr Hart had allowed the motor […]