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March 2024

New grant scheme opens to support refugee integration

Community groups that could support refugees and local communities towards integration can apply for funding from a successful grant funding programme.

Easter recycling and refuse collections in St Helens Borough

With the long Easter weekend to look forward to, check ahead to see how the Bank Holidays may affect your recycling and refuse collections.

Council kicks on with sports pitch upgrade plans after cabinet approval

St Helens Borough Council's Cabinet has today (Wednesday 13 March) approved the next step of a scheme to refurbish a sports pitch at a council-run leisure centre.

Historic St Helens Town Hall joins heritage plaque trail

The seventh of 12 plaques that form part of a heritage trail around St Helens town centre has been unveiled at the town hall as part of an initiative to celebrate St Helens' proud history.


The chairman of Parkside Regeneration, the joint venture company tasked with delivering the redevelopment of Parkside Colliery in Newton-le-Willows, has welcomed approval of a 'reserved matters' application for the scheme's first phase.

Council charges towards net zero with electric fleet upgrade

A suite of new electric vehicles has joined the council's growing green fleet, from small vans to recycling collection vehicles.

Biggest ever girls' football festival held on International Women's Day to support #LetGirlsPlay campaign

St Helens Borough Council's Sports Development and Active Lives service helped kick-off International Women's Day celebrations today by hosting the biggest ever girls' football festival as part of a national initiative run by the Football Association (FA).

Budget approved for 2024/2025

Financial plans investing in schools, regeneration, highways across St Helens Borough have been approved.

St Helens Mayor's Questions of Sport event raises £5,289 for charity

A charity night which saw some familiar faces from the world of sport come together to put their knowledge to the test has helped raise more than £5,000 for the mayor's appeal.

Haydock sports facility receives makeover through £278,000 improvement scheme

The legacy of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC21) continues to live on in St Helens following the completion of an upgraded sports facility in Haydock, part funded by St Helens Borough Council.

Digital investment of £2.5m for St Helens town centre

A St Helens Town Deal project is set to support digital growth in St Helens town centre as councillors approve the next steps to support businesses with high-speed, high quality ultrafast digital connectivity.

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

There has been a significant increase in the number of children in St Helens borough securing a place at their first-choice secondary school for September.