Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors

Monday, January 21, 2008

SNIPPITS - Bits and Pieces

The next WARD COMMITTEE is due to take place on Tuesday 29th January 2008 - starting at 7pm in the Village Hall. All residents most welcome.

COUNCIL TAX RATES are set to rise by a MAXIMUM of 2.5% this year following a remarkable Rate Support Grant Settlement to St Helens of 5.5%. This increase in funding by the Labour Government is most welcome and has been won chiefly by the sustained campaigning efforts of our 2 MP's Shaun Woodward and Dave Watts.

Last year with the help of local residents, we defeated the application to build a mobile telephone mast by Oak Tyres on the Warrington Road. T Mobile did appeal against that decision but the appeal has been REJECTED by Her Majesty's Inspectors.

The government has also announced an Area Based Grant of £19.637 million and a Ringfenced Grant of £19.423 million for St Helens.

At the recent Council Meeting held on Wednesday 16th January, Cllr Mike Doyle proposed a motion to the Council that all residents who want green bins be supplied with them.
He also proposed that PLASTIC RECYCLING be extended to the rest of the borough.

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