As the emphasis of the programme will be people and place driven, local communities are encouraged to get involved.

Any local community groups or associations looking to host an event in St Helens during 2018, whether it is sports, cultural, arts or community based, and are interested in linking their event to St Helens 150, can get in touch. St Helens Council would also like to hear from any groups who are interested in volunteering their help or who would like to get involved in some of the events taking place over the next year.

If you are looking to host an event in St Helens during 2018 and would like to link it to the borough’s 150th anniversary plans, or if you are interested in volunteering, you can express an interest and find out more by emailing

“These celebrations are really all about the borough’s heritage and innovation, and as such it is right that everyone can get involved and join in. We are particularly keen to encourage and support local community groups and associations with any local events that they may have planned for 2018.

“As the emphasis of these celebrations is to not only look back at our illustrious past, but to also look to our future and showcase the talents of our young people, we are particularly interested to hear from any youth groups or associations who would like to take part in the celebrations, either by holding a particular event in association with the St Helens 150 programme, or by volunteering to help and take part in some of the events.

“This programme of events promises to have something for everyone – and it would be great if local people got behind this, got involved and made 2018 a year to remember.”

Councillor Gill Neal
Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, with responsibility for Arts and Culture