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Friday, September 08, 2006

The Heritage of St Helens

St.Helens will be throwing open the doors of its many heritage hotspots from 7 - 10 September, enabling residents and visitors to enjoy the Borough’s heritage for free.

The jewel in the crown of the weekend’s activities will be the long-awaited opening of the North West Museum of Road Transport. With one of the largest collections of historic passenger carrying vehicles in the country, the museum will have volunteers available to answer questions and will also offer visitors the opportunity to take a trip in some of its vehicles.

There will also be two heritage bus tours over the weekend. On the 9 September people can enjoy a three-hour tour of the listed buildings in St.Helens, and on the 10 September a three-hour tour will cover various key industrial heritage sites across the Borough. Places on the bus tours are limited, and can be booked by calling 01744 755150.

In the town centre area, the Town Hall, Society of Friends Meeting House and Mansion House will offer guided tours of the buildings. Meanwhile, local company Just Mackintosh has extended an invitation for the public to attend a series of free informal talks about Scottish Architect and Designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

The multi award winning World of Glass will offer free tours of its Victorian tunnels, including its glassmaking furnace, over the weekend.

And finally,

A special heritage rail trail tour will take place the following week, on 16th September, enabling rail enthusiasts to visit ten railway heritage sites including Rainhill Locomotive Trials exhibitions, Sankey Viaduct, Vulcan Village and the Huskisson Memorial.

Planning Issues

0744 21Fairclough Road - Conservatory - Granted
0809 156 Two Butt Lane - Single storey side extension - Granted
0822 4F Play Centre, Old Lane - Erection of play equipment - Granted
0832 23 King Edward Road - Single storey rear extension - Granted
0827 Chapel House Farm - Change of use of land and building to use as landscaping and agricultural business yard + new access track - Granted
0899 4 Kirkman Fold - Conservatory - Granted
0926 18 Coverdale Avenue - Conservatory - Granted

0938 1 Burnham Drive - Erection of wall to side of property.
0951 18 Owen Road - Erection of boundary wall and fence.
0965 20 View Road - Work to protected trees.
0969 21 Lowther Drive - Conservatory.
0979 32 Amanda Road - Demolish garage / two storey rear extension
0980 35 Ashton Avenue - Conservatory.
0983 100 Deepdale Drive - Single storey rear extension.
0984 1 Dorgan Close - Demolish garage / two storey side extension.
0988 66 Bishopdale Drive - Single storey rear extension.
0992 15 Mossdale Drive - Conservatory and pitched roof to garage.
0999 3 Malhamdale Avenue - Conservatory.
1016 34 Old Lane - Two storey side extension.
1022 4 Ribble Avenue - Single storey extensions to front and rear.
1031 Bryn Awel, Mill Lane - Two storey side extension.
1052 2 Stapleton Road - Single and two storey extensions.

00248 Land to entrance of Stratton Drive - Untidy land
00271 Land between Tower College and Ashton Avenue - Erection of fence.
00292 Plot 14 Bartholomew Close - Footings in wrong position
00322 Briars Hey - Fence above 2 metres high
00337 132 Rainhill Road - Erection of garage
00346 34 Chatsworth Road - Untidy land
00382 111 Stoney Lane - Untidy building
00388 6 Eden Close - Unauthorised development (room below conservatory)

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