YOU hear a lot of people moaning about St Helens. 

They focus on what we haven’t got, rather than what we have.

I believe a lot of the time the views are from people who have never moved away from the borough.

But it’s interesting to see a different perspective.

I was recently chatting to someone who had moved up to St Helens from down south for work reasons.

They spoke very passionately about St Helens, reflecting on the lovely appearance of the town, its historic buildings and green spaces. It made a refreshing change.

I wonder how many other people share these views – and whether they just get drowned out by the whingers.

Proud Sintelliner, Rainford