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July 2022

Stuttgart students visit St Helens as part of Europe's oldest town twinning partnership

A group of students from Stuttgart, Germany, visited St Helens recently as part of a town twinning partnership believed to be the oldest in Europe.

Gruffalo to visit Central Link Children's Centre

Children's favourite The Gruffalo will visit St Helens next week when a pop-up library comes to Central Link Children's Centre.

Adult learners praised at awards evening

A special presentation event was held at the World of Glass in St Helens recently to celebrate the achievements of adult learners who have used learning to transform and improve their lives.

External works to restore 'jewel in the crown' Gamble Building to finish this month

A senior St Helens Borough councillor has hailed the progress made to restore one of St Helens' most iconic buildings, as external work nears an end.

Fair and robust housing allocation policy adopted following consultation

A robust policy setting out how the borough's social and affordable rented housing is allocated to residents has been adopted.

First six projects submitted for final St Helens Towns Fund approval

Six projects delivering new jobs, new homes, greener transport links, protecting heritage and supporting businesses to grow in St Helens will go forward to Government for the release of round one Town Deal funding.

Library Strategy approved

The plan to deliver a modern St Helens Library Service that is inclusive, vibrant, modern, excellent, responsive to customer needs and at the heart of communities has been approved.

Ambitious Local Plan agreed for new homes, jobs, opportunities and growth

The St Helens Borough Local Plan has been officially adopted with approval by members at a meeting of the Full Council today (Tuesday 12 July).

Work to start this August on new decked car park and booking office at Lea Green Station

Commuters who use park and ride facilities at Lea Green Railway Station in St Helens are being asked to look at how they use the station ahead of work to build a new decked car park and ticket booking office.

Sessions planned to shape St Helens' status as Borough of Culture for 2023

As part of St Helens' status as the Liverpool City Region's Borough of Culture (BoC) in 2023, residents with a passion for the arts are invited to have their say on how to make the most of the year - and shout about how great our borough is.

Residents urged to Covid test before attending festival events

Music fans in St Helens planning to attend festival events during the summer break are being urged to make sure they Covid-19 test before setting off in light of local infections rising sharply again.

100 days to go until record-breaking Rugby League World Cup begins

Fans of rugby league are being urged to ensure they get the best seats in the house for Rugby League World Cup 2021 with just 100 days to go until the tournament kicks off at St James' Park as England men take on Samoa men on 15 October.