Council report into year

ST Helens Council has published its annual report online.

It looks back over 2010/11, a challenging year in which many difficult decisions had to be made following the cuts in funding imposed by government.

But despite the severity of the cuts, the worst in living memory, the report highlights the council’s positive response

A council spokeswoman said: “The report highlights many strong achievements and progress across key service areas, which given the difficult circumstances is a testament to the hard work and dedication of council staff, Members, partners and the community alike.”