EVENTS are set to take place online and in the town centre to find out what resident's views are of the council’s Borough Strategy, which is currently being developed.

On Friday, August 7, the former Burton’s store in St Helens will be the venue for a socially distanced consultation event, with residents encouraged to write and sketch their thoughts and ideas on windows and sticky notes.

Drop in on the day will be between 11am and 3pm.

Please wear a face covering as you would when entering a shop.

There will also be two online sessions hosted via Zoom, on Friday, August 14 at 11am and Tuesday, August 25 at 6pm.

The sessions will be interactive and open, but people are asked to commit to attending the full 90 minutes.

Booking is essential to receive joining instructions.

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The Borough Strategy consultation launched on July 16 and puts residents’ voices at the fore, giving residents the opportunity to help determine the long-term vision for the borough, asking them how they think services could be delivered and what role residents could play in this delivery.

The consultation also asks people about their experiences over the last few months of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and how we can all build a future that will put the borough on track and support the changing needs of its communities.

Cllr David Baines, Leader of St Helens Council, said: “In the development of our Borough Strategy, we are keen to listen and learn from our communities, so that we can refocus our resources in the areas that best meet the needs of our residents. Your answers will help inform what our priorities will be and by working together we will achieve our goals and unlock St Helens Borough’s full potential.

“These additional engagement events will further support our interactive consultation and our developing strategy, and are your opportunity to shape the story of our borough and help write its future.”

Those who take part are also in with a chance of winning a £100 high street shopping voucher by completing the survey online at