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February 2024

First package of St Helens town centre regeneration work to begin

Exploratory surveys are set to take place in and around the Hardshaw Shopping Centre this week as the countdown to its demolition begins.

Historic glass industry site the future of sustainable energy?

An historic glass industry landmark could be revived to provide cheap and sustainable energy for the future, a new study will explore.

Plan puts children's priorities first

A plan which sets out the priorities that will give children and young people across St Helens Borough the best start in life has been launched.

Parkside Link Road landscaping and biodiversity plans approved

A planning condition to deliver a high-quality landscaping and biodiversity environment as part of St Helens Borough Council's Parkside Link Road project has been approved.

Major improvements made to drive up safety standard on the borough's roads

As part of an ongoing commitment to road safety, St Helens Borough Council has carried out a number of successful schemes over the past 12-months to improve infrastructure and conditions on the local highway network for the benefit of all road users - whether you drive, walk or cycle.

Grant funding secured to grow borough back greener

St Helens Borough will join towns and cities across the North of England in creating a new Northern Forest, where 50 million new trees are to be planted.

Disposable vapes ban announcement welcomed in St Helens Borough

Disposable vapes are set to be banned as part of Government plans to tackle the rising number of young people taking up vaping.

Electric vehicle charging network plan greenlit by Cabinet

The road map for electric vehicle use in St Helens Borough has been set, as Cabinet approves a new charging network strategy following public consultation.

Young highways graduates and apprentices hit the ground running

Meet the fresh-faced recruits who have hit the ground running in St Helens Borough Council's Highways and Infrastructure department.

St Helens Santa Dash runs up charity's income

A St Helens charity has received a much-needed boost following the success of the St Helens Santa Dash event last month.