Leader's weekly column

Weekly columns from Council Leader David Baines:

Click here to read columns from 2021

Click here to read columns from 2022


3rd January: Our NHS in crisis

10th January: Tough decisions with our budget

17th January: Freeport status and Gamble funding confirmed

24th January: Levelling Up funding secured

31st January: Appeal for foster carers

7th February: Defending Health and Social Care services

21st February: Celebrating our Borough

28th February: Setting a balanced budget

7th March: Borough of Culture launch

14th March: Glass Futures handover

21st March: Mobile food pantry launch and cost of living latest

28th March: New waste strategy agreed

18th April: Regeneration latest

25th April: Putting St Helens on the map

2nd May: Taking decisions to support the most vulnerable

9th May: New Ashurst Primary School shows our commitment to children

16th May: Celebrating our World Champions

23rd May: Annual Council reflections

5th June: Defending the City Region

13th June: Large developments already delivering jobs and opportunities

20th June: Our new Climate Action Plan

27th June: Award win, exciting events and much more!

4th July: Achieving Net Zero is an environmental, economic and security opportunity

11th July: Everything we do is about giving children the best possible start in life and access to opportunity

18th July: Labour defending public services

5th September: Delivering progress for our Children’s Services

12th September: Supporting Right to Food Week

19th September: Our new waste and recycling strategy

26th September: Celebrating our Stuttgart twinning

3rd October: Bringing our buses back into public control

10th October: Tribute to James Roby and Saints

17th October: Lots of exciting local events to look forward to

24th October: Supporting local businesses, and regeneration latest

Read it first each week in the St Helens Star.

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