Environment

Environment

Campaigners determined to fight on despite vote

Residents have lost their fight against plans for a £150m logistics development - but they insist the war is not over.

News

Rainford greenbelt protest group: Draft Local Plan is unworkable

A new protest group - set up to campaign against proposals to build on Rainford’s greenbelt land - have branded the council’s housing plan as “unworkable”.

Environment
Coun Seve Gomez-Aspron (left) with Graham Simmonds from Local Green Points with the effective service redesign and reform (ESR2) award

Town hall chiefs’ recycling success

Council chiefs in St Helens are celebrating after scooping a national award for its Recycling Rewards scheme.

Environment
Recent figures revealed there were thousands of incidents of fly-tipping in 2014/15

St Helens Council yet to implement new powers to tackle fly-tipping

Council chiefs in St Helens have yet to hand out a single “on the spot” fine for fly-tipping since they were given new powers last year, figures show.

Environment
Coun Gomez-Aspron presents the donations

Windfall for charities thanks to recycling

Recycling by residents in St Helens has really paid off for four charities.

Environment
Some of the gloves ready to be donated to housing shelters across the North West including Ravenhead Foyer

It’s a glove affair at Ravenhead Foyer

Ravenhead Foyer in St Helens have welcomed a donation of gloves from local Subway stores after over 10,000 were collected across the region in aid of its ‘Gloves for Subs’ day.

News
Garden waste collection service takes winter break

Garden waste collection service takes winter break

St Helens Council’s garden waste collection service will begin a winter break from December, when demand for the service reduces due to low levels of green waste produced.

News

Residents’ ‘disbelief’ at development plans

A residents’ group has reacted with fury to the scale of a proposed industrial development around the site of a former colliery.

Environment
Work begins on new station building

Work begins on new station building

Rail passengers in Newton-le-Willows are to benefit from new modern facilities with work getting under way on a new station building as part of the transformation of the site.

News
Watch: Wobbly grass at Sutton Park baffles the internet

Watch: Wobbly grass at Sutton Park baffles the internet

A dog-walker from St Helens has baffled the internet by posting a bizarre video showing the grass at a borough park appearing to wobble like jelly.

Environment

Picture gallery: St Helens remembers

Hundreds attended Remembrance Sunday in St Helens - here’s our round-up of a set of stunning images from last Sunday’s ceremony.

News
Boar’s Head win right to stay open until 1am on weekends

Boar’s Head win right to stay open until 1am on weekends

A popular St Helens pub has won a change in its licensing hours.

Environment
MP Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, pictured third from right, visits Haydock residents protesting on Liverpool Road, Haydock

Neighbouring council weighs in to Florida Farm row

A neighbouring council has recommended that the controversial Florida Farm development should get the go-ahead.

Environment
The New Fleece Hotel, Warrington Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield.

Police say rock pub should shut

Police officers are recommending a rock pub at the centre of a row over anti-social behaviour should be shut down.

News
Pictured at the cheque presentation, from left to right,: Barry Tither, fund-raiser; Val Mullarkey, Persimmon Homes; Kelly Wellens, founder of Jensons Twinkle Stars; Jeanette and Dave Banks, Mayor and Mayoress of St Helens; Carol Tither, fund-raiser.

Mayor’s charity receives £1,000 boost

The Mayor of St Helens has received a cheque for £1,000 from one of the UK’s largest housebuilders for his nominated charity, Jenson’s Twinkle Stars.

Environment
Urgent gas mains revamp following leaks

Urgent gas mains revamp following leaks

National Grid is advising residents and motorists of urgent work to replace a gas main in the Islands Brow area of St Helens.

Environment
Lost medication warning

Lost medication warning

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after medication was lost on a bus between Clinkham-wood and St Helens town centre yesterday, Wednesday, October 26.

Environment
Join Rangers on fungi forage

Join Rangers on fungi forage

St Helens Council’s Ranger Service is inviting residents to join members of the team on a short foray to hunt for local species of mushrooms.

Environment
£7 million M62 motorway trial to cut congestion

£7 million M62 motorway trial to cut congestion

Work on a £7 million pilot scheme to cut congestion along the M62 is to start next month.

Environment
St Helens Central Library at the Gamble Building

Historic library building celebration

The historic building housing St Helens’ main library will host a day of events to mark 120 years since it was built.

Environment
Load more