Victoria Park is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Victoria Park has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best green spaces in the world. The park is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, … Read more

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

Free Tree Scheme 2016

Keen gardeners can sign up for West Lancashire Borough Council’s successful Free Tree Scheme which is being launched again on Monday 17 October 2016. The Free Tree Scheme, first introduced in October 2008, aims to improve the Borough’s environment and attract more wildlife into local people’s gardens by encouraging residents to plant trees. Since then, … Read more

Boer War hero honoured with new plaque at special ceremony

Relatives of an Ormskirk solider who was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery met for the first time at a special ceremony in his honour. William Heaton was given the highest military award for gallantry for helping save the lives of many of his fellow soldiers during the 2nd Boer War. West Lancashire Borough Council received … Read more