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April 2024

Councillor Anthony Burns designated as new St Helens Borough Council Leader

Councillor Anthony Burns has been designated as St Helens Borough Council Leader, after a vote at Labour's annual group meeting this evening.

On your marks - get set for the return of St Helens Colour Run

Following the success of an inaugural event held last year as part of Borough of Culture celebrations, St Helens Colour Run is returning to Victoria Park in June.

Young people set out their priorities in It's Our Borough Too declaration

Thousands of young people have helped set out six priorities that matter to them as part of a declaration focusing on the needs of the next generations of St Helens Borough.

Get your free voter authority certificate now if you don't have voter ID

Last year Government introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station.

Plans for affordable and build to rent homes approved

The next phase of the exciting brownfield development at Moss Nook in St Helens, delivering almost 300 new quality new homes, with a focus on supporting people to find homes through affordable homes and rental properties, has been approved.

Free fruit for junior pupils goes down a treat

A programme that has been delivering fruit to around 8,000 primary pupils has been renewed following a great response from schools.

By Ours Cowley Hill Liveable Neighbourhood project progresses as active travel route and pocket park plans approved

Proposals for a new open space and shared walking and cycling path have been given the green light as part of a pioneering community-led project to create safer, healthier, and more attractive streets in St Helens borough.

Majority of St Helens pupils allocated one of their parents' preferred primary schools for September 2024

Figures released from St Helens Borough Council's school admissions team today (Tuesday 16 April) show that more than 98 per cent of parents and carers have been successful in securing one of their preferred primary schools for their child this September.

BASH proves a hit with young book lovers

Bookworms from primary and secondary schools across the borough have been hard at it over the past few months, deciding on their favourite reads of the year.

St Helens Ways to Work and Barclays to hold Easter family fun day

St Helens Borough Council's Ways to Work team and Barclays have teamed up to put on an egg-citing family fun day over the Easter holidays that football fans won't want to miss out on.

Name a gritter competition winners rewarded by St Helens Borough Council

Saints skipper Jonny Lomax has given the seal of approval on a council gritter named in his honour.

Retiring children's home manager leaves on a high following eighth successive Outstanding Ofsted

A St Helens Borough Council-run facility which provides short-stay respite for children and young people with complex health, learning and social communication needs has come in for high praise after receiving an eighth consecutive Outstanding Ofsted report.