Call at the Hall

Sadly, due to the Very High Local COVID Alert which comes into force on 14.10.2020, the bar at the Village Hall cannot continue to open on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Thanks to everyone who supported the Friday quizzes; they will be back as soon as possible.



As a Village we are known for pulling together when times get a little hard. Rainford Village has a number of shops, cafes, takeaways and bars. We are also home to a number of businesses, with this in mind we are starting a campaign “Be Local, Buy Local” We are inviting all local businesses to get in touch so that we can promote their business, shop, cafe, bar etc…Tell us what you do, about your staff and how things have changed for you. This is a great way to get to know what is available locally. Please email your details to

Bin/Waste Collections

As normal around the Bank Holidays, we won’t be collecting bins on Good Friday or Easter Monday.

We’ll simply collect your bins one day later than usual.

If your collection is due on Friday 10th April, it will be collected on Saturday 11th.

The same for Easter Week, beginning Monday 13th April – one day later than your usual collection day, including Friday 17th, when collections take place Saturday 18th.

Remember, due to increased pressure on our staffing levels from Covid-19 we’re only collecting brown bins and medical waste (where applicable) currently. Please place your recycling in your brown bin.

Support our crews by cleaning your bin handles before and after use, ensuring your bin lid can be closed, and not leaving additional bags of waste out. These can’t be taken to reduce the amount of potentially contaminated surfaces our crews touch.

St Helens Food Bank Appeal

St Helens Food Bank Appeal

UHT Milk

Long Life Orange Juice/ Cordial


Tinned Rice Pudding/ Custard

Tinned Tomatoes

Tinned Vegetables

Tinned Potatoes

Instant Mash

Tinned Fish

Long Grain Rice

Tinned Meat

Instant Coffee


Packets of Savoury Rice/Pasta in Sauce/ Super Noodles

Tea Bags


If you can help Our Warm Welcome local charity based at Corpus Christi Church are accepting donations at the church garden Tuesday 7th April 2020 1-3 pm and 6-8pm

Cemeteries and Crematrouims

Restrictions in place at crematorium and cemeteries

In the interest of public health, St Helens Council has taken the decision to put restrictions in place at the borough’s crematorium and cemeteries.

St Helens Borough has two cemeteries – one on Rainford Road, St Helens, which has a crematorium – with the other in Park Road South, Newton-Willows, for burials only.

Funerals and burials will still go ahead as planned, with a current limit of no more than ten immediate family members permitted to attend, in accordance to government social gathering and distancing guidelines.

While public access to both cemeteries is still available, it is asked that residents refrain from visiting the grounds until it is safe to do so.

St Helens Council’s cabinet member for environmental services, Councillor Andy Bowden, said:

“The council is having to make some really difficult decisions in light of the rapidly-changing developments around Covid-19, and given the sensitivity linked to this particular service – this was one of the harder decisions we’ve had to make, but i hope an understandable one if we are to do what we can to stop the spread of this deadly virus.

“It is extremely important that we consider the health of both mourners and staff – but we will continue to work closely with funeral directors and monitor how we continue to deliver services as respectfully as possible at this difficult time.”

The main office on site has been closed until further notice – however the Bereavement Service team can still be contacted by calling 01744 677101 or emailing


As a Council we have noticed a swell of volunteers offering support and help to vulnerable residents. With this in mind we are registering with the correct authorities as a volunteer group. In the coming days we will be asking for volunteers to come and register with us. This is to safeguard yourselves and the residents that are in need of assistance. We will be working with all our Village Groups to identify vulnerable people. You will be asked to bring ID with you and will be issued with a photographic ID badge to wear when you are visiting and helping. Again this is to Safeguard all involved.