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July 2023

Computer fund extended for community groups

Community groups across St Helens Borough are encouraged to apply for VOLA UK Share Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) Digital Connectivity for Community Facilities Grants Programme.

Strategy aiming to eliminate suicides in St Helens Borough

A renewed call for action across the borough to help eliminate suicide is the focus of a new strategy focused on suicide prevention.

Safe and accessible homes for all with Housing Capital Programme

Quality homes where people can live well, as Cabinet approves the latest Housing Capital Programme.

Council's fleet modernisation continues to cut carbon and costs

This year the council will replace 45 vehicles and equipment from mowers, sweepers and small vans to trailers and tools with sustainable alternatives.

Consultation on new parish boundary recommendations approved by council

Part of an ongoing review to ensure that parish councils continue to reflect the identity and interests of their communities.

New recycling bank trial to tackle textiles waste

A six-month trial to prevent clothes, shoes and recyclable materials from ending up in landfill.

Government inaction puts climate goals at risk, warns LCR leaders

Liverpool City Region leaders have warned the country risks missing its climate targets because of government 'backsliding' on its environmental pledges.

Temporary traffic lights and upcoming road closure required for Parkside Link Road project

Progress is being made to construct a new link road in Newton-le-Willows, seen as the key to unlocking the full potential of the ambitious Parkside development which will deliver much-needed investment and jobs for local residents.

Councillor calls on government to reconsider railway ticket office closure plans

A senior St Helens Borough Councillor has expressed concerns over central government proposals to close a number of railway ticket offices in the borough.

Top award for community commission tackling inequalities

A community-focused commission targeting inequalities across St Helens Borough has clinched a top national award.

Magnificent seven consecutive Outstanding Ofsted reports for Abbeyford Children's Home

Abbeyford Children's Home celebrated its most recent impressive Ofsted report in outstanding fashion over the weekend by throwing a garden party - with Disney characters, superheroes and farmyard animals in tow.

New Longton Lane Community Primary School given green light by St Helens Borough Council's Planning Committee

At a meeting of St Helens Borough Council Planning Committee this week, approval was granted for the redevelopment of Longton Lane Community Primary School in Rainhill.