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December 2023

St Helens' year as Borough of Culture hailed a success

The curtain may have come down on St Helens' time as Liverpool City Region 'Borough of Culture' but the impact will last for years to come.

Air your views on ambitious draft air quality improvements

An ambitious five-year plan to improve air quality has been proposed by St Helens Borough Council, with residents invited to share their views in a public consultation launching today (Friday 22 December).

Leader speaks out on Local Government Settlement

The Leader of St Helens Borough Council has spoken out about the Local Government Settlement, which was announced by Government earlier this week.

£200,000 secured to fund Safer Streets in St Helens Borough

More than £200,000 of funding has been awarded to St Helens Borough Council by Merseyside's Police Commissioner to improve safety and protect women and girls in the night time economy.

Taxi driver prosecuted for refusing guide dog

A private hire taxi driver has been prosecuted for refusing to allow a guide dog into his vehicle.

Double success for adult learning team

The Adult and Community Learning service (ACL) is celebrating double success for its service and learners.

Community rallies around replacement defibrillator fundraiser after theft

The theft of a community-funded defibrillator has triggered public outcry, with residents rallying to help fund its replacement.

St Helens Library Service donates 250 festive books packs to foodbanks and pantries

During the season of goodwill, St Helens Library Service has donated more than 200 festive packs to local right to food organisations to spread some joy to families through the magic of books this Christmas.

Top marks for early years offer as 100 per cent of nurseries and childminders achieve Good or Outstanding Ofsted ratings

St Helens Borough is bucking the trend when it comes to quality early years education provision, with 100 per cent of nurseries and childminders rated either Outstanding or Good by Ofsted.

Christmas celebrations under way

The Christmas countdown is truly on as St Helens and Earlestown are sparkling with festive joy.

Sustainable future at heart of St Helens town centre planning application

A landmark project drawing on an ambitious vision to create a more vibrant, sustainable, and people-friendly town centre for St Helens has been formally submitted for a reserved matters planning consent today.

Domestic abuse survivors to make their voices heard at relaunched forum

The local forum that gives survivors of domestic abuse a safe space to make their voices heard is relaunching with an event at St Helens Town Hall.