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Serving Rainhill community
since 1894

2019/20 Good Citizenship Award

Rainhill Parish Council would like to invite nominations for the Good Citizenship Award. This year the Parish Council have amended the qualifying criteria so that those living outside of Rainhill, but making a contribution to our community can be nominated.
Also, a new category has been introduced encouraging nominations for younger people too.
If you would like to nominate someone please down load a form here.
If you would like a paper copy of the form please contact the Clerk on rainhillpc@hotmail.co.uk

2019 Merchant Navy Day Event

On 3rd September, 6.00pm, Rainhill Parish Council hosted a flag hoisting ceremony to mark Merchant Navy Day. The ceremony was held around the flag pole at St.Ann’s Church, View Road, Rainhill. Donation raised from Tea & Coffee raised £30 and was donated to Liverpool Seafarers Centre.
If you would like further details about the campaign please click here.

2019 Notice of Conclusion of Audit

Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year end 31 March 2019 was completed on 20 August 2019. Electors have the opportunity to inspect the accounts and other documents.
Annual Governance Statement & Accounting Statement
External Auditors Report & Certificate
Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019

Bringing the Rocket Home - Support it at the Coop

We hope everyone enjoyed the weekend of celebrations to commemorate the 190th Anniversary of the Rainhill Locomotive Trials. The spectacular event over bank holiday weekend 25th – 27th May 2019 attracted crowds of locals and tourists to the village.
The event received support from The Cooperative Society who selected Bringing the Rocket Home as one of their causes to receive money through the Local Community Fund. If you are a Coop member you can ensure this project receives your support by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/26727.
Any money received from the Coop will be held by the Rainhill Trials Commemoration Society to fund the 2019 celebration and ensure the 200th Anniversary is celebrated in 2029, so please continue to support it. If you would like to become involved in this exciting opportunity to celebrate Rainhill’s unique place in history, through the 200th Anniversary Celebration please contact Gillian, the Parish Clerk, on 07565 524414 or rainhillpc@hotmail.co.uk.

Police Launch Messaging Service

The Police and Crime Commissioner has launched a new free community messaging service which allows the public to receive personalised news and crime updates in their local area. 'MerseyNow' will be used to send out appeals, crime prevention messages, offer support to victims and give advice about ongoing incidents.
Members of the public can register for the free service and then control the way in which they receive messages - either via text, email or voice message. They can also choose which updates they receive based on the topics that are of interest to them, such as crime prevention and burglaries.
It is also possible to choose how many areas they wish to receive information about such as where a relative lives, a school or workplace.
Accounts can be managed online so preferences and information access can by updated any time. To register all that is needed is either an email address or a mobile number. Register for free today: (http://www.merseynow.org)

Election of Parish Councillors 2019

The Returning Officer for St Helens has confirmed that the following candidates nominated for each of the Wards covered by Rainhill Civil Parish have been elected as Parish Councillors. The relevant notice for each ward has been displayed on the Parish Council Noticeboard and is available here by clicking on the link.

Rainhill declarations

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Rainhill Parish Council has signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant. Copies are available by contacting the Clerk. Rainhill Parish Council also supports Armed Forces Day, for further information on events and how you can support Armed Forces Day go to: (www.armedforcesday.org.uk)

Rainhill Sustainable ECO Garden Project

Rainhill ECO community group secured funding for the development with significant grants from Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority/Veolia Environmental Services and Cory Environmental Trust, along with funding from Rainhill Rotary, Rainhill Parish Council, Rainhill Councillor Improvement Fund and others.

The garden was officially opened on Sunday 2nd November 2014 by Mr Andy Reid, and is now available for use. Rainhill ECO are always looking for more volunteers to help with the garden project, so please get in touch if you would like to find out how to get involved. Their email address is rainhillecogarden@outlook.com

Selected Older News

Cathy Wilson Memorial Plaque

A short ceremony took place at the disabled access gate at Rainhill Railway Station on Friday 21st September 2012 to unveil a plaque placed on the disabled access gate in memory of the late Cllr Cathy Wilson and of her work on behalf of the disabled and in particular in improving disabled access at the station. Cllr Lynn Glover said a few words by the plaque where family members had gathered together with other members of the Parish Council and representatives of local groups that Cathy had been associated with.

Mike Doyle Arts Centre

Cllr Julia Doyle was guest of honour and opened the Mike Doyle Arts Centre at Rainhill High School on 19th October 2011. The Parish Council Chair, Cllr Lynn Glover, and other members of the Parish Council also attended the event.

Water Tower at Turris Heah

On 15th October 2010 the Parish Council was successful in preventing the loss of part of Rainhill's heritage by getting the Water Tower at Turris Heah listed, at designation Grade II, by English Heritage.

Rainhill War Memorial

On 21st August 2010 representatives of the Parish Council attended a rededication service at Rainhill War Memorial. The Parish Council has provided a new plaque to remember those who have died while serving in the forces since WWII. The name of A/CPO Simon Roger Owen, who died while serving in The Gulf in 2004, has been included on the plaque.