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May 2024

Chair appointed for Newton-le-Willows Town Board

A new board focused on delivering investment in Newton-le-Willows has taken a step forward with the appointment of its chair.

Annual Report highlights safeguarding for vulnerable adults as going from strength to strength

At a cabinet meeting held in St Helens town hall this week, senior councillors heard how safeguarding vulnerable adults in the borough continues to go from strength to strength, as a number of new strategic objectives are set out to make further improvements over the next three-years.

Changes to Hackney taxi ranks to support St Helens town centre economy

A number of new black cab taxi ranks will be created across St Helens town centre as part of the exciting regeneration programme.

Creative writing courses for young climate activists

A series of free writing courses in schools, libraries and online to help young people aged 9-13 write powerful and inspiring stories about climate change.

Councillor Jeanette Banks named Mayor of St Helens Borough

Councillor Jeanette Banks has spoken of her pride after being selected to serve as Mayor of St Helens Borough.

New leader and Cabinet announced at St Helens Borough Council

The new council leader for St Helens Borough Council, Councillor Anthony Burns, and his cabinet have been officially announced.

Measles vaccinations up among residents but more needed as national cases persist

Encouraging uptake of the MMR vaccine locally, but with national cases persisting the Public Health recommendation to vaccinate remains.

Council highlights need for foster carers during national campaign

As the UK's biggest foster care awareness-raising campaign gets underway for the next two-weeks with the theme #FosteringMoments, one St Helens resident has shared her experiences during the past 18-years in a bid to encourage more people to come forward as foster carers.

Leisure centre staff in training to support our mental health

Moving more is a great way to improve our mental health, but it can be difficult when we are struggling with our mental health to find the motivation and to get active.

Results for the Combined Authority Mayoral and Police & Crime Commissioner elections

On Thursday 2 May voters in St Helens Borough and across the region went to the polls for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) Mayoral and Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

Planning application submitted for the revival of Earlestown Town Hall

A full planning application and Listed Building Consent for the refurbishment and revival of Earlestown's Grade II Listed Town Hall has now been submitted by St Helens Borough Council and its development partner ECF.

St Helens Heritage Festival to return this May

Following the success of an inaugural event held last year during Borough of Culture celebrations, St Helens Heritage Festival is set to return to St Helens Town Hall this May.

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