Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Village Update

The village refurbishment is well on the way now, and overall, the traffic has been flowing around the diversion without too much difficulty. The wide pedestrian walkway outside Somerfields store is receiving the footings for benches and hopefully some floral displays. No longer will the white vans be able to mount the kurb and park there. Posted by Picasa

Friday, August 26, 2005


For once there was a reduction in house burglaries in Rainhill in July. There were THREE burglaries compared to SIX in May 2005.

Car crime continues to be at a high level though, and with TWO cars stolen (three in May 2005) and SIXTEEN cars broken into (twelve in May 2005), the levels are still very worrying. In summertime, it's easy to forget to re-secure you house/car windows and doors, please don't be a victim. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Merseyfest is an organisation bringing together the youth of Merseyside with others from further afield. Actively sponsored by the churches and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, projects were recently completed over a week long period.

On Tuesday 16th August, a team arrived to work in Rainhill. St Benedicts Wood, on the old hospital grounds, is a well used area which had become badly overgrown and was in need of a good clear up. Along with local youth volunteers and your local councillors, a team of youth volunteers from Shropshire came to give a helping hand.

Co-ordinated and helped by a large contingent from the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, a large skip was quickly filled with rubbish and weeds. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves with much banter and joking and a rare quiet period took place when the arrival of Macdonalds food was spotted. No sooner had the food arrived when a fire tender duly pulled up and everyone was given a full demonstration of the workings. Unbelievably soon after, dark plumes of smoke could be seen over the treetops and the fire team departed sirens roaring to assist.

As a finale, everone assisted in the planting of flower seeds at the entrance to the wood and we look forward to seeing them bloom in the future.

The local youths who took part worked really hard and a special thanks must go to them. Please take time out to have a walk in the wood to see their efforts.

Some of the volunteers ready for a hard afternoons work Posted by Picasa

All the undergrowth is chopped back and binned, enough to fill a skip. Posted by Picasa

Everyone finds out just how a fire tender works. Notice the dark plooms of smoke behind the trees, soon to be dealt with by our crew. Posted by Picasa

Just after planting the flower seeds, the group get together for a photo before a well earned rest. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 22, 2005

Planning Issues

0772 26 Dee Road - Single storey rear extension - granted
0776 1 Birnham Drive - Two storey side extension and detatched garage - granted
0783 645 Warrington Road - Work to trees - granted
0796 26 Galston Avenue - WITHDRAWN
0797 15 Croston Avenue - Conversion of garage to living accomodation
0819 22 Knowsley Road - Single storey rear and side extensions - granted
0756 223 Longton Lane - Two storey side extension - granted
0766 110 Longton Lane - Two storey side extension - granted
0798 15 St James Road - Two storey side extension - granted

0804 Rockland Day Nursery, View Road - Erection of covered play area - granted

0901 0 Dane Court - Erection of directional sign
0931 13 Garsdale Avenue - Conservatory
0933 Land rear of 56/66 Longtons Lane - Temporary contractors compound
0951 20 View Road - Demolition of conservatory, single storey rear extension and garage conversion
0961 The Rocket, Warrington Road - Single storey rear extension
0964 22 Calder Drive - Conservatory
0966 8 Stapleton Road - Two storey and single storey extension0977 4 Ashley Close - Single storey rear extension
0983 4 Stonecross Drive - First floor front and side extension
0987 King Edward Estate - Front boundary walls
0992 5 Whitmore Close - Conservatory
0999 1 Bishopdale Drive - First floor side extension
1002 Orchard Dean, Craven Road - Removal of protected tree
1010 32 Fairlie Drive - Erection of garage and sanitary accomodation

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Merseyside Ambulance Service want to tell you about their "ICE" campaign. The idea is that you store the word ICE in your mobile phone address book and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency", so that hospital and ambulance staff will then be able to quickly contact your next of kin. It's so simple ------ everyone can do it. Pass it on, it could save your life. Posted by Picasa

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