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November 2022

Fears over debt as more people could turn to loan sharks to cover Christmas

Experts have warned that unscrupulous lenders could try to cash in on the festive period as households struggle to cope with rising costs.

Warm Spaces launch for residents to use across the borough

Residents in St Helens are to get important extra support during the current Cost of Living situation with the launch of special 'Warm Spaces' across the borough.

Rugby League World Cup hailed a success in St Helens

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 may be over but its impact on St Helens Borough will certainly last a lifetime.

St Helens Southern Gateway comes in for high praise

A pioneering project to make active travel safer and help achieve net zero targets by 2040, has come in for high praise during Road Safety Week.

St Helens Library Service secures National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to deliver ambitious project

St Helens Library Service has secured a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of almost £250,000 to deliver an ambitious new programme of work which will uncover the borough's rich heritage in the arts, culture and creativity industries.

St Helens Borough Council to introduce free Saturday car parking over Christmas period

In a bid to encourage residents to support the local economy over the Christmas period, free Saturday parking will be introduced on all Council-run car parks in St Helens Town Centre next week.

Getting more for communities through Social Value

Creating jobs and apprenticeships for residents, opportunities for local businesses to provide goods and supporting community projects and schools is the aim of a new Social Value Policy.

St Helens Borough Council Christmas lights switch on events 2022

Live Christmas lights switch-on events will be staged in St Helens and Earlestown town centres later this month (November) as the borough marks the countdown to the festive period.

Purple Flag success for St Helens town centre

St Helens town centre celebrates partnership working which has brought success to be awarded the prestigious Purple Flag accreditation.

Innovative health and youth offers make up Town Deal Bid

The final two projects that make up the St Helens Town Deal Board Town Investment Plan will be submitted to Government later this month after receiving Cabinet approval.

Pioneering CYCLOPS junction among schemes to improve St Helens Borough's highway network

Improvement schemes which will see millions of pounds invested in the local highway network to encourage active travel and boost the local economy have been welcomed by senior politicians.

On your marks - get set for Festive Fun Day in Victoria Park

St Helens Borough Council's Green Flag award-winning Victoria Park is set to host a day of festive fun this December for all the family to enjoy, featuring Father Christmas, real reindeer and the hugely popular Santa Dash.

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