Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Multi Storey Car Park at Whiston Hospital Opens
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Monday 20th February and the new Multi Storey Car Park is open!! and I noticed on Wednesday afternoon when I passed that very few spaces were being used.
Parking charges remain unaltered:- 50p for up to one hour and then £1.50 for longer. There is now a FREE COURTESY BUS to all wards and departments (pick up / drop off points are marked A, B, C, D, E and F on the map)
PLEASE NOTE: We have been informed that PARKING ON THE HOSPITAL SOUTH SITE IS ONLY FOR DISABLED AND STAFF AND PATIENT DROP OFF
Come along to the next public meeting to discuss ideas concerning Rainhill Village Conservation Area Review. It will be held next Tuesday, 21st February 2006, in the Village Hall between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Situated in the Main Hall, staff will be available to answer questions and discuss issues which are important to YOU.
Attention all Rainhill gardeners, St Helens Council are again giving away FREE compost, first come first served.
Come along to ClockFaceCollieryCountryPark, Gorsey Lane on Sunday 19th March 2006 between with your empty bags and fill them with FREE compost.
But supplies are limited so be early. Compost will be limited to 60 litres per person (2 mediums).
The event has been organised following the great success of the autumn give away which resulted in over 500 lucky St.Helens residents filling their bags with ‘free’ compost (peat free soil improver) from the 30 tonnes provided on the day.
The events are organised by St.Helens Council as part of the Merseyside Composting Network to promote good composting practice within Merseyside.
Cllr Steve Glover says ‘The compost is good example of the quality of material that can be produced from your garden waste, a number of people were amazed when informed that the ‘compost’ contained ‘garden waste’ from the St.Helens ‘green waste collection’ which previously would have gone to landfill (tip) and that a similar results can be achieved by a home Composter."
For further information on this event or recycling services Tel; 01744 456449
Many residents have complained to us lately about the state of the motorway island at the Stoops, "an overgrown mess" was a common description. Your Labour councillors made representatons to tidy the place up but were met with resistance due to the pending improvement programme for the island. We have continued to complain and there was eventually an extensive pruning and cutting back of the trees, shrubs and weeds a couple of weeks ago.
The contract for the M62 Junction 7 Improvement Scheme has, this week, been awarded to Birse Civils Ltd and the construction stage can now commence. The scheme will cost in excess of £1.5 million and will be a major imrovement to improve traffic flows and increase safety. The work involves widening of the existing roundabout to provide additional lanes and a dedicated slip road for road traffic travelling along St Helens Linkway and wanting to travel in an easterly direction towards Manchester.
Alleygates have proved a huge success throughout St. Helens. They restrict access and have been responsible for reducing crime, for example house buglaries, by up to 30% in certain areas. They can also reduce anti-social behavior and give residents ownership and help reduce flytipping.
Residents in Rainhill Road / Park Avenue area have been identified as an area appropriate for these gates and shortly they will be installed. As you can see from the photographs, the local residents, ably led by Kevin Wilkes, have done a wonderful job in transforming the series of alley ways. Numerous paving stones have been layed to provide excellent walkways. Kevin advertised locally that he was looking for old paving and was astonished over the positive response. As well as this clever use of old materials, it has saved the residents of St Helens monies it would have been charged in landfill taxes.
The next task for the local residents is to try and plant some shrubs and flowers to brighten up the stark walls and fences. We wish you well and feel sure that you will achieve your aims.WELL DONE
Phil Corris, Crime Prevention Officer, Lancashire Police, has details of the latest mobile phone scam which will cost you dear if you are caught out.
Subject: Mobile Phones Alert
If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that, he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they're checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other number, end this call immediately without pressing any numbers. There is a fraud company using a device that once you press #90 or #09 they can access your "SIM" card and make calls at your expense. Forward this message to as many colleagues, relatives and friends as you can, to stop it.
Many thanks for your time regarding this matter, take care and regards.
RECENT SUBMISSIONS 0081 Chapel House Farm, Chapel Lane - Retrospective application for change of use of land and building. 0053 11 Mooreway - Single storey extension 0065 31 View Road - Work to protected trees 0023 36 Ritherup Lane - Detatched garage 0028 Blundells Hill Golf Club - Extension to green keepers shed
SCHEDULE OF APPEALS 05/0113 Single storey detatched dwelling on land south of 34-36 Rainhill Road - - Awaiting hearing date 04/00478 Breach of planning control on land South of Fairchilds Farm, Foxs Bank Lane - Awaiting statement 04/00104 Breach of planning control on Fairchilds Farm, Foxs Bank Lane - Awaiting statement
Following extensive examinations of your Parish Councils income and expenditure commitments, the Labour controlled council have agreed a 3% reduction for the year 2006/07. This follows 5 consecutive years of nil increase.
DO YOU NEED A POSTAL VOTE ?? Please contact me and I will ensure that you receive the paperwork. Cllr Steve Glover 01744 678947
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