Spotlight on Rainford

A previous Rainford Walking Day
A previous Rainford Walking Day
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Rainford Walking Day takes place this Saturday, June 21 starting with a short service in the Parish church at 2pm.

It’s a village institution, which first took place in the 1860s, as a treat for the children of All Saints Day and Sunday school.

This week at Rainford CR Primary School all 300 pupils flew off to four different destinations – in their very own cardboard plane! The hall and classrooms were transformed into Rainford Airlines and the staff in school became ground and air crew for the beginning of a three day event.

Last month your local St Helens Reporter told you about the new Rainford Business Hub. It was officially launched at a “Business Breakfast” at Rainford Village Hall on Wednesday, June 11.

Over 60 businesses attended with many offers of support from others that could not attend.

Rainford HUB is a voluntary, non-political group of local business people working together to help make Rainford a thriving, more sustainable community and a better place for everyone to live and work.

The steering committee set our plans and Simon Rigby from Rigby Insurance explained how they see the Hub evolving in the future. In particular its involvement in acting as a major force and communications hub for local projects and providing an opportunity for local businesses large and small to help each other and exchange information.

The meeting ended with a resounding commitment to set up a formal membership and once all the feedback information is analysed membership forms will be sent out along with a full programme of future meetings and events.

Other business in Rainford include:

Wendy’s Florists will celebrate 30 years in business in 2014. The owner Wendy Downey has been a professional florist for over 40 years. Join them for a family day at Green Acres Woodland, Blindfoot Road. Rainford on Saturday, July 5.

Ling Physiotherapy has over 25 years’ experience helping patients from Wigan, St Helens, Leigh, Newton-le-Willows, Warrington and many other parts of the North West.

Alpine Podiatry offer all aspects of chiropody in addition to nail surgery, verrucae treatments, fungal skin and nail advice, diabetic/ rheumatoid and bio mechanical assessments.

Rainford High as been transformed over the past year to a modern state of art education place of excellence.

Corpus Christi RC School is a happy, successful primary school in Rainford. They have four junior and two infant classrooms and a Foundation Unit which combines reception and nursery pupils.

Rainford CE Primary School who is committed to developing Christian values. Their Mission Statement underpins everything they do.

Daily Poppins started in 1997, they provide well in excess of a million hours of cleaning service across the UK.

Rutland House Veterinary Care and Hospital are not a corporate company but a Veterinary Hospital owned by three veterinary surgeons.

Dagnalls a family business have owned Central Garage for many years and sell a huge range of quality used cars.

On Sandwash Industrial estate is Sylvan Pine a family run business for 14 years with most of their orders coming from recommendation and repeat customers.

Ultimate Tinting opened its doors last month headed by Phil Hill they aim to supply all clients professional window tinting and vinyl wrapping services, to vehicles shop windows and homes.

In the village is Unisex Hairdressers J Lowes who styles the hair of the men and women. J Lowes salon have special offers ongoing in both Billinge and Rainford salons.

Willowbrook Hospice offers care and support for adults with life-limiting illnesses in the St Helens and Knowsley area.

Rainford has many noted public houses, including the Bottle and Glass, the Junction Hotel, the Star Inn, the Derby Arms, the Golden Lion and the Eagle and Child.

Fir Tree Farm is owned by Alan and Edwina Abbott and has been in the Abbott family for over one hundred years. Rainford Supper Bar is a Takeaway in Rainford. A chippy and take away foods with a difference they are open when you need them.

The Junction Pub is based next to the Rainford Junction Railway station. The Derby Arms Returns for Rainford in 1662 name it as John Berrington’s residence.

Plan to Build are a Professional, forward thinking Design Company with a wealth of experience within the world of architecture and project management.

The Cottage Tandoori Rainford pride themselves on a tradition of providing excellent quality food and a friendly, comfortable environment where customers can enjoy real, freshly cooked, authentic Indian food.

So ensure you make a trip to Rainford and see all that it has to offer. You will be glad you did. Make sure you tell the traders you visit you saw the Rainford feature in your trusted St Helens Reporter bringing you the news for over 157 years.