Have your say on street trading

Local people are being invited to share their views on improving the street trading environment in Warrington The council’s Street Trading Policy aims to encourage street trading practices which are sensitive to the needs of local residents and traders, provide diversity and consumer choice and enhance the character, ambience and safety of the local environment. […]

Alfie ‘nose’ best when it comes to finding illegal tobacco

Alfie, a tobacco detection dog. A clever sniffer dog was on the money when his keen nose helped uncover a haul of counterfeit cigarettes from a Harpurhey newsagent.  In September 2018 Manchester City Council Trading Standards Officers carried out an inspection at Miad News, in the North City Shopping Centre, acting on information illegal tobacco […]

MERSEY GATEWAY BRIDGE LIT ORANGE IN CALL TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

#Oranegetheworld Halton’s Mersey Gateway Bridge and other iconic landmarks across the Liverpool City Region was illuminated bright orange tonight [Wednesday November], as part of an international campaign aimed at tackling violence against women. supported by Halton Borough Council. Liverpool Town Hall, St George’s Hall, World Museum Liverpool, Merseyside Police Headquarters, the Greystone Footbridge in Knowsley […]

Carers Pathway launched to mark National Carers Rights Day

The way in which carers can access information, help and support has been brought together under the umbrella of Manchester Carers Pathway. This year’s Carers Rights Day theme, Know Your Rights, is at the heart of what Manchester is doing to improve access to information, advice, training, and community-based support for the city’s estimated 60,000 […]

Campaigns against domestic abuse by Warrington Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council and partners are asking the public to show support for domestic abuse victims. The annual White Ribbon 16 Days of Action campaign runs from Wednesday 25 November through until Thursday 10 December. The initiative is a worldwide movement that promotes an end to domestic abuse. In the UK, 3 women are killed each […]

Steve Prescott Bridge to glow orange in support of domestic abuse awareness campaign

The Steve Prescott Bridge will glow orange tomorrow (Wednesday 25 November) in support of a local domestic abuse awareness and training campaign and a major international awareness day. The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women calls for all countries to ‘Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!’ and will […]

HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW SOCIAL HOUSING IS ALLOCATED IN HALTON

Residents and organisations are being asked to have their say on how social housing in Halton is allocated in the future. The consultation invites tenants or future tenants of social housing, residents, landlords, voluntary organisations, and housing associations to comment on proposed changes to how social housing is provided to people, through ‘Property Pool Plus’. […]

College Street desilting work to reduce flood risk completed

The completion of a project to help reduce flood risk at one of St Helens’ flooding hotspots – Gerards Bridge, College Street, has been welcomed. In February this year after St Helens Borough Council secured funding from the Liverpool City Region (Transforming Cities Fund) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Environment Agency and their framework […]

HALTON COUNCIL WILL NO LONGER CHARGE FOR CHILD BURIAL OR CREMATION

Halton’s bereaved parents will no longer have the burden of having to pay the cost of their child’s burial or cremation. From Monday (23 November) Halton Borough Council will offer free burial and cremation through the Government funded Children’s Funeral Fund for England, saving the families thousands of pounds and taking away some of the financial stress. […]