Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Free Christmas Day TransportMerseytravel is offering a seasonal present of free bus services on Christmas Day designed to help hospital staff and visitors.
Free buses will operate a limited service on routes including 10A, 20A, 92A, 102, 201 and 212 in Liverpool, 110 and 118 in Wirral and the 10A, 24X and 194/195 St Helens Circulars. First buses go from around 12 noon and run until around 6pm-6.30pm.
Hospitals served include the Royal Liverpool, Liverpool Women`s, Whiston, Walton, Alder Hey, Broadgreen, Fazakerley, Clatterbridge and Arrowe Park.
A limited network of bus services on all major corridors will also run throughout the region on Boxing Day and New Year`s Day, with most services operating from around 10am.
Merseytravel Traveline - 0871 200 22 33 - is also open throughout the holidays except Christmas Day. Opening hours are between 8am and 8pm, except Christmas Eve (7am-6pm), Boxing Day (9am-6pm) and New Year`s Eve (7am-6pm).
STOPPING KIDS BUYING ALCOHOLYour councillors are constantly being told that Off Licenses are continuing to sell alcohol to under age youths and that Rainhill suffers badly from the behaviour of these intoxicated young members of our community. We continue to press for Off Licenses that sell this alcohol to be harshly dealt with and recently the Police alongside Trading Standards have held two targeted under-age drinking initiatives involving more than a dozen approaches to various off licenses.
We are pleased to report that EVERY OFF LICENSE THAT WAS APPROACHED REFUSED TO SELL ANY ALCOHOL.
Clearly the shops are getting more wise to the attempt by under age youths to buy alcohol and we must now campaign to stop adults from buying alcohol on their behalf.
Grab a Purse Chain - but be quick...!!!
Merseyside Police in St Helens has joined forces with St Helens Council's Safer Communities Team and St Helens Chamber to raise awareness of purse-dipping by handing out free purse chains to the Town's shoppers.
Purse-dipping incidents tend to increase in the run up to Christmas where opportunist thieves take purses and wallets from open shopping bags. The Council's Safer Communities Team and St Helens Chamber has funded over 1300 purse chains which are being distributed by the Town Centre Neighbourhood's Community Support Officers.
Shoppers can also call into St Helens Police Station to collect a chain.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Local Planning IssuesAPPLICATIONS RECENTLY REVIEWED
1169 1 BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE - Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of single storey rear extension - Granted.
1259 BRIARS HEY, MILL LANE - Works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order - Withdrawn.
1184 22 DEE ROAD - Demolition of existing conservatory and erection of a single storey side and rear extension - Granted.
1222 3A & 5 HEYES MOUNT - Works to trees within Rainhill Conservation Area - Withdrawn.
1003 5 SEVERN ROAD - Retrospective application for retention of single storey rear extension - Granted.
1180 810 WARRINGTON ROAD - Demolition of existing rear extension and the erection of new extension to rear - Granted.
1190 RAINHILL SUB POST OFFICE 509 WARRINGTON ROAD - Installation of an ATM machine to shop front and associated works - Refused.
1193 6 ELGIN COURT, DUNBEATH AVENUE - Installation of roller shutters and 6 bollards - Granted.
1086 21 RITHERUP LANE - Demolition of existing bungalow and erection of two storey replacement dwelling - Granted.
1289 TOWER COLLEGE, MILL LANE - Works to trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order.
1293 8 VIEW ROAD - Demolition of existing conservatory and the erection of new conservatory to the rear.
1303 377 - 379 WARRINGTON ROAD - The installation of an Automated Teller Machine to front elevation.
1304 379 WARRINGTON ROAD - Erection of an illuminated advertisement sign.
1311 115 STONEY LANE - Two storey side extension.
1323 OAKDENE PRIMARY SCHOOL - Creation of hardstanding to front of building.
1360 44 WEAVER AVENUE - Erection of new utility space to the side elevation.
1379 7 LONGTON LANE - Conservatory to the rear.
1390 12 JACKSON CLOSE - To replace existing flat roof with pitched roof on rear elevation.
1396 HEATHERLANDS, MILL LANE - Loft conversion with 3 dormer windows.
1425 ROCKLANDS DAY NUSERY, VIEW ROAD - Erection of single storey covered play area and conversion of existing flat roof to pitched.
493 405 WARRINGTON ROAD -Erection of fence.
346 31 DEEPDALE DRIVE - Untidy Land - Ongoing dispute. Two successful prosecutions - Awaiting Members Decision on proceeding dispute.
409 9 STATION STREET - Installation of Roller Shutters - Notice given to remove - awaiting appeal decision.