St Helens to take part in nationwide ‘Great Get Together event’

St Helens will join the rest of the United Kingdom in marking the one year anniversary of MP Jo Cox’s death by holding a ‘Great Get Together’ event in Victoria Park. Speaking out ahead of the anniversary on 16 June, Jo’s husband Brendan Cox has called on communities and neighbours to come together to celebrate … Read more

Tenants warned to treat neighbours with respect or face eviction

West Lancashire Borough Council tenants are being warned they could lose their homes if they behave in a racist or abusive manner towards their neighbours. The message is being issued after a tenant, Keith Edwards, aged 51, of Alma Court, Up Holland, faced eviction proceedings after being convicted of  racially aggravated public order, and resisting a … Read more

‘Cold war’ brews between neighbours over poor parking at home

14% describe their neighbour’s parking as ‘poor’ or ‘appalling’ Some stop speaking or fall out because of bad parking practice Parking is an emotive subject at the best of times, whether that’s how much it costs, its availability or the size of the space when you eventually find one, but ask a motorist about someone … Read more

New £1.5 million funding to bring communities together

The Near Neighbours programme has been awarded an additional £1.5 million of funding. The Near Neighbours programme – that brings together diverse communities and different faiths through a range of activities – has been awarded an additional £1.5 million of funding, Baroness Williams of Trafford announced today (4 April 2016). Using the infrastructure of the … Read more

Have your say on how West Lancashire Borough Council consults on planning matters

Do you have views on how West Lancashire Borough Council should consult people on planning matters? West Lancashire Borough Council is required by law to consult various people on various different aspects of planning. For example, the Council needs to notify neighbours about planning applications, and to gauge the views of local residents and other interested people when … Read more