St Patrick’s care home in Widnes is one of only 300 places across the country to receive a special tree as part of the legacy to honour Queen Elizabeth II. A rowan tree was planted yesterday in the garden of the home as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ in memory of […]

Watch out for rogue textiles banks

Warrington Borough Council is advising people who wish to donate clothes to charities to check closely that the textiles bank they’re using is genuine. The council has seen a recent influx of rogue textiles recycling banks popping up across Warrington. These ‘rogue containers’ have been appearing all over the town, including in car parks and […]

The Desserts By Dre shop will be opening every weekend

Liverpool baking sensation Desserts by Dre will be opening his highly anticipated shop on Penny Lane in the next 2 weeks. ‘ I am very excited to be able to have my own premises in such an iconic area for independents too. I’ve worked really hard to develop my cakes & brand and the timing […]

Warrington Council warns of postal strike during upcoming election

Royal Mail has advised that the Communication Workers Union is planning to carry out strike action on Thursday 24 November 2022. The strike will result in no collection, sorting, or delivery of post on that date by Royal Mail. As this is the date of the local elections in the Rixton and Woolston ward, and […]

Pioneering hub in Gorton welcomes community as doors open for the first time

The first group of organisations will begin serving local people next week (Tuesday 15 November) as the new community, integrated health and learning hub is completed. The Gorton Hub on Garrett Way (off Hyde Road) will bring together a range of local services under the same roof for the first time, creating a one-stop-shop for […]

Cost of living support for Warrington residents

The council has confirmed a series of initiatives to support residents during the cost of living crisis, connecting them with the support and guidance they need. New directory of cost of living support Working with partners across town, the council has launched a new support directory, warrington.gov.uk/cost-living-support, which aims to make it easier for people who […]

Dog owners to face instant fines for foul play under new rules

Liverpool City Council is set to rein in dog owners who let their pets foul in public places – and then don’t bin it. The council is to introduce a city-wide Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that will see owners fined for failing to bag and dispose of dog mess. The proposals went out to public […]

BLOG: Youth work – behind the “magic curtain”…

Liverpool’s Young Inspectors meet Birmingham Youth Voice This week is National Youth Work Week. In this blog, Yvonne Maddocks team manager, targeted support, targeted services for young people, pulls back the “magic curtain” of what youth work is and reflects on the invaluable work that is done in Liverpool to support young people… Ask most people […]

Budget position and proposed savings set out

The challenging financial position facing the Council and proposed savings to close the budget gap are outlined in a series of reports to council committees this month (November 2022.) The predicted position  In common with local authorities across the country, Manchester City Council is facing a shortfall between the amount of money required to run […]