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February 2023

National arts status boost to Borough of Culture plans

Fostering artistic talent across the borough will be the focus of St Helens Borough Council's Library Service.

Council sets out investment plans for year ahead

The projects are part of the council's medium-term financial plan which runs from 2023/24 to 2025/26 and sets out how it will spend both the revenue and capital budgets for the borough in that timeframe.

Inspectors herald colossal efforts of Youth Justice Service team

Inspectors singled out staff as the organisation's biggest asset, who are skilled and build positive relationships with young people.

Borough of Culture to kick off in style at packed activity event at World of Glass

St Helens will officially kick start its role as the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Culture next month in style with a packed day of family activities featuring some of the very best local and regional artistic and cultural talent.

Family Hub will support families who need help most

Families in need of support in St Helens Borough will look set to benefit from a new Family Hub in Sutton thanks to more than £2million in funding.

St Helens residents with Long COVID encouraged to seek local health support

St Helens borough residents suffering with the effects of Long COVID are being encouraged to seek out local support services to help them overcome the debilitating effects of the illness.

Parkside potential for international trade

Government officials driving international investment have heard how Parkside has the potential to be a key national development site.

Residents encouraged to give their views on town centre businesses review

Residents are being asked for their views on the latest review of licensed premises in St Helens town centre, which is looking to make sure the area stays vibrant and safe.

Virtual expedition to the North Pole sees pupils rack up the miles in the name of active travel

Three primary school pupils have been rewarded for putting their best foot forward after completing a challenge centred around active travel.

Foster Fest campaign launched to recruit more foster carers

In a bid to shine a light on fostering, St Helens Borough Council is launching a week-long campaign to drum up new recruits and celebrate the achievements of current carers who look after some of the borough's most vulnerable children and young people.

Wonderful Storytelling Festival to kick-off St Helens' year as Borough of Culture

The first chapter of St Helens' year as the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Culture for 2023 will begin with a wonderful collection of shows which will certainly keep the family entertained this February Half Term.