Rainhill Village Life - Supported by your Labour Councillors

Monday, January 21, 2008


Cllr MIKE DOYLE was amongst the guests who recently celebrated the Fortieth Anniversary of Rainhill Library. On the day there were reminiscent sessions and various artifacts of the late 60's including a original mini skirt...!!!

Several photo displays were on show to illustrate exactly what has changed (and what has not..!!) within the last 40 years. Mike cut the cake with the help of Nora Duckett, above centre, and her team of librarians.

Asked to say a few words, Mike thanked all the staff and said "The Library continues to be at the hub of the Village as evidenced by the large numbers of residents who use the facility week in week out. Keep up the Good Work..!!"

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.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for 2008

1. Spend More Time with Family & Friends

2. Fit in Fitness

3. Tame the Bulge

4. Quit Smoking

5. Enjoy Life More

At least we all don't have to take on-board No 4 as we are all none smokers...!!!


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