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The Annual Parish Meeting for the Township of Rainhill will be held in Rainhill Village Hall on Wednesday 24th April 2013 at 7:30pm.
All Local Government electors living within the Parish of Rainhill will be entitled to attend and vote on any matters transacted thereat.
This is an opportunity to raise matters relating to Rainhill and the work of the Parish Council.
A Consultation Day took place in the Teak Room at Rainhill Village Hall from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
This was an opportunity for Rainhill residents to look at proposals being put forward for a public garden area in Exchange Place
and to make any suggestions and comments. The event was well attended and it was clear there was a massive support by members of
the local community to carry the ideas forward. From this further community meetings have been held and a group has been formed which
is currently undertaking the first steps of finalising plans, applying for planning permission and obtaining funding.
Rainhill Parish Council administers these awards on behalf of the residents of Rainhill. Nominations are not made by the Council, but are put forward by local residents
and organisations. In November 2012, the Parish Council considered nominations and selected Bill Humphreys, Colin Oldfield and Allen Walpole to receive the award.
The successful recipients and their families were invited to a reception at Rainhill Village Hall on 22nd February 2013 where Cllr James Carroll, Chair of the Parish Council,
presented the awards. If you feel someone deserves to be nominated for 2013 please contact the Clerk for a nomination form.
The Parish Council Chair, Cllr James Carroll, switched on the village Christmas tree lights at 4:30pm on Friday 30th November.
The Parish Council was delighted to receive the support of Longton Lane CP School Choir who performed following the switch on, with the kind permission of the landlady, in front of The Victoria.
Cllr Julia Doyle was delighted to present prizes at the Rainhill Music Festival presentation evening on Friday 9th November. This included presentation of the Mike Doyle Memorial Trophy to the winner of the Rainhill
Young Musician of the Year 2012. The Parish Council sponsored prizes and trophies for the event, which showcased the young musical talent in Rainhill.
At a presentation evening held by Rainhill Gala on Saturday 15th September the Parish Council Chair, Cllr James Carroll, received a plaque presented to the Parish Council in recognition of the support the
Council continues to give to the Gala and in particular in helping the Gala raise £8,000 in 2012.
The Parish Council Chair, Cllr James Carroll, presented Rainhill Civic Society's 'Rainhill in Bloom' award to Matt Gilsenan on 22nd September 2012. Mr Gilsenan also took first place in the Container category.
First prize in the Front Garden category went to Enid and Richie Mockford. Runners-up were Linda Whittle, Dawn Blackburn, John Atherton and Ray Rigby. There were also four highly commended entries.
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.
At the Parish Council AGM on 15th May 2012 Cllr Lynn Gover completed her one year term of office and handed over the Chain of Office to Cllr James Carroll. Cllr Glover was given a vote of thanks for her excellent work as Chair over the previous 12 months and Cllr Carroll was welcomed as the new Chair.
The Annual Parish Meeting for the Township of Rainhill was held in Rainhill Village Hall on Wednesday 25th April 2012.
A number of residents and representatives of local organisations attended the meeting together with Parish Councillors and a local police representative.
The meeting was chaired by the Chair of the Parish Council and there was a healthy exchange of information.
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.
The Returning Officer for St Helens has confirmed that all candidates for each of the Wards covered by Rainhill Civil Parish have been elected as Parish Councillors without contest.
The relevant notice for each ward has been displayed on the Parish Council Noticeboard and is available here by clicking on the link.
NORTH WARD NOTICE - CLICK HERE
SOUTH WARD NOTICE - CLICK HERE
WEST WARD NOTICE - CLICK HERE
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.
In October 2010 the Parish Council, in cooperation with Rainhill Ward Committee and St Helens Council, completed the refurbishment of the changing rooms at Holt
and Rainhill Park playing fields.
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.