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

Well Done Rainford High

The school’s science department gathered the available aprons, goggles and gloves, and has given them to the North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where one student’s parent works.

The donation will help support the NHS staff in Greater Manchester, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan.

Ian Young, principal of Rainford High said: “We are so grateful for the all the hard work of NHS staff during the pandemic. Currently our PPE supplies are not required and so we are delighted to help those on the frontline who are saving lives.”

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

Chairman’s Announcement

We want to inform you of the steps we are taking to help our community through these unprecedented times.
We aim to have our Volunteer Service up and running within the next few days and will update you all on how and when to register as volunteers or if you are someone who needs assistance. Our concern is the safeguarding of both the volunteer and the vulnerable.
It is important that those requiring help do not engage anyone not known to them unless they are in possession of Identification.
Some local businesses are providing a home delivery service and we will shortly be publishing their details.
We will continue to follow Government advice as the situation develops and keep you updated on any changes that affect our community.
Please contact us 01744 884709 or 07410 132 073 if you have any particular concerns and, in the meantime, we wish you well.

Councillor D Monk
Chairman of Rainford Parish Council


Please note that the following have been cancelled until further notice in the Village Hall, we will update as we have confirmation.
Moo Music
Tai Chi
Fitness Beyond the Bump
Coffee & Chat
Exercise Class – Wednesday & Thursday Sessions
Pitter Patter – Baby Massage and Baby Yoga
Move it or Lose it
Indoor Bowls
Luncheon Club



With the ongoing concerns over the virus can we please ask you try and limit your visits to the Village Hall. There are a number of ways that you can contact Council and Village Hall staff, main office number is 01744 884709, through both of our social media pages, email us at and our mobile which is 07410 132073.


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.

Why become a Parish Councillor?

Why become a Parish Councillor?

If you’ve never been to a Parish Council meeting, you may be forgiven for  thinking that Parish Councillors are a group of (probably older) people who meet now and then in the Village Hall to have a chat about what’s going on in the Village.  However, the Parish Council in Rainford, for example, played a pivotal role in the Village Centre Improvement Scheme, providing funds and advice along with the Borough Councillors.  It has also assisted in recent years the formation of Rainford Heritage Society and Rainford in Bloom.  The Rainford Hub, the Beer Festival and the Community Cinema are all initiatives of the Parish Council.  It has also supported Rainford Action Group.

Parish Councillors are people that the community can look to for help, guidance and support; community leaders with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people they serve.  Seeing your community change for the better, as a result of decisions you have helped make, gives Councillors a sense of achievement and pride