They think it’s all over… Not at The Brindley it isn’t!

Lee Hurst, one of Britain’s most-loved comedians, and one of the sexiest men of 1999, is back at the Brindley Theatre with an all-new show on Thursday 23 February. The audience turn up. Everyone laughs. Everyone goes home happy. Having earned his stripes over twenty...

Find out your rights as a carer

Are you a carer? Want to know what your rights are and what help you can get from Halton Borough Council? Halton Borough Council staff alongside Halton Carers Centre will be in Widnes Market on Carers' Rights Day from 10am to 2pm on Friday 25 November to offer help....

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week

Halton Borough Council is supporting Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2016, which takes place from Monday 21 to Sunday 27 November. Carbon Monoxide has no smell, taste or colour - that is why it is sometimes called the 'Silent Killer'. A highly poisonous gas, carbon...

‘Woof’ justice as barking dog woman gets prosecuted by council

A woman whose dog barked more than 1,000 times in two hours has been convicted of noise nuisance after a successful prosecution by Halton Borough Council Natalie Tomlinson, 25, of Parbold Court, Widnes convicted on two counts of breaching a noise abatement notice on...

Halton MYP Thomas takes on Parliament

Forget  the US election and 'Brexit'  the real debate took place in London where Halton Borough Council's Member of Youth Parliament Thomas Norris joined young representatives from around the country debate in the House of Commons. The annual UK Youth Parliament...

Dame for a laugh!

Anyone reading the CV of Peter Kosta, who will play one of our ugly sisters, could easily mistake it for a menagerie listing! Peter appeared as Freddie Fox in ‘The Rupert Bear Show’, Puss in ‘Puss in Boots’, Mother in ‘Mother Goose’, Dick Whittington’s Cat. In ‘Jack...

Help us give hardworking young carers a better Christmas 🗓

Halton Borough Council and Halton Carers' Centre have organised a Christmas Party for young carers, many for whom, Christmas is just another day - and you can help by donating cash. The event will take place from 6pm to 8 pm on Thursday 15 December at CRMZ in Widnes....

Save the Date for the 2017 Wedding Fayre

19 February 2017 once again Runcorn Town Hall will play host to its annual Wedding Fayre. Lots of exhibitors including photographers, party and entertainment organisors, car hire, cakes  and much more, plus your chance to see the Registry Offices and Town Hall rooms...

Table top sale raised cash for Mayor’s charities

A table top sale at Castlefields Community Centre raised more than £175 for Halton Borough Council's Mayor's Charities, the Let's Go Stroke Club and Child Bereavement UK.. Mayor Cllr Ged Philbin said: "I want to thank everyone who organised the event and supported...

Girl’s and Women’s Health in Halton 🗓

Halton Borough Council’s Public Health team is holding an an event to talk about the health of girls & women living in Halton: Girl’s and Women’s Health in Halton Tuesday 24th January 2017 1.30pm to 4.30pm Karalius Suite, Select Security Stadium Widnes, WA8 7DZ...

Council warns of BT scam

A Halton resident was called at 8am yesterday morning from someone claiming to be from BT. The caller asked the resident to sit at her laptop whilst they checked her computer because there are hackers in this area trying to access her computer. The resident explained...

Big hearted Brookvale’s Christmas gifts for children in care

A Halton Borough Council recreation centre has collected more than 100 presents from staff and customers to give to children in care in Widnes and Runcorn. Brookvale Recreation Centre also raised £170 for the mayor's charities, Child Bereavement UK and Let's Go Stoke...

Warning over ‘Lifeline’ scam attempt

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after an elderly Runcorn resident who uses the Lifeline personal alarm system received a call yesterday from somebody pretending to be from Lifeline. The caller said that the man’s monthly payment was due and he would be...

Shetland ponies to be ‘mane’ attraction at panto

Our panto has two four legged stars this year. The two ponies are set to be the 'mane' attraction in Cinderella at The Brindley when they pull the magic coach. White Shetlands - Polly and Sunny - are owned by Ian Luckens who has been supplying panto ponies for more...

Can you help make Christmas special for the area’s elderly? 🗓

Halton Borough Council is  organising a Christmas Party on Sunday 11 December at Grangeway Community Centre for Sure Start To Later Life clients,  and needs tinned goods and food items to make hampers for raffle prizes. Organisers expect about 150 people and are...

Send off the ‘cheat in your street’, urges Halton Borough Council

Halton Borough Council has launched a local fraud awareness campaign, which highlights the Council’s zero tolerance approach to fraud. A studyestimated the cost of fraud to local government is £7.3bn per year. Whilst levels of fraud in Halton have historically been...

Open day raised more than £1k for charities

Runcorn Town Hall Open Day raised £1,065 for the Mayor’s Charities when the historic building was open to the public on Saturday 3 December. Members of the Mayor’s Fund Raising Team arranged various stalls while Father Christmas was in his grotto to give presents to...

Rehearsals have started – Oh yes they have!

The finishing touches are being put to the set, actors are polishing up their scenes and the technical crew is learning its cues. And of course everything is being covered in sparkly panto magic as everyone prepares for the opening night at The Brindley. Cinderella...

Halton schools’ OFSTED joy

More and more children in Halton are in good or outstanding schools, according a national report. Halton's schools yet again outperform many key indicators with the percentages of children in the top categories increasing again in 2016 and showing significant rises in...

Libaries host FREE ‘Christmas’ Cracker event

Halton Borough Council has organised a FREE  'Christmas Cracker' of an event, taking place jointly in Widnes and Halton Lea Libraires,  which will showcase library activities, in a festive way. It takes place on Monday 19 December at Widnes library and Tuesday 20...

Halton’s suicide rates lowest in area

Halton has again got the lowest suicide rate in Merseyside and Cheshire last year, according to new Government figures with just 12 in the last two years. This compared favourable to neighbouring authorities which saw 85 in Cheshire East, 59 in Sefton, 44 in...

Thousands enjoy ‘Panto In The Park’

Around ten thousand festive visitors flocked to Victoria Park for Halton Borough Council’s Panto in the Park event. (Oh yes they did!) The main attraction was Cinderella arriving in her very own glass carriage accompanied by Santa himself. She was welcomed by Mayor...

Panto has started! (Oh yes it has)

Scenery is in place, ponies groomed and the actors are literally 'made-up' as our glittering panto Cinderella has started its run at The Brindley, bringing a little Christmas magic to Runcorn and the surrounding areas. The rags to riches tale is staged until 15...

Tinsel and turkey – A Runcorn Christmas at The Brindley

Runcorn born playwright Matthew Roberts, the man behind ‘Sunny Runny Runcorn’ is bringing his Christmas play ‘Turkey Tinsel’ to the Brindley Theatre on Thursday 29 December. Think of The Exotic Marigold Hotel but in Runcorn at Christmas time! Turkey Tinsel, tells the...

Warning after ‘Scottish Power’ scam attempt

A Widnes resident got a visit last week from a man pretending to work for Scottish Power and claiming he was visiting to swap the electric card meter to a smart meter. The man was smartly dressed and had an electricity meter cupboard key and a clipboard with lots of...

Don’t get bitten by a loan shark, warns Halton Borough Council

VIDEO - This may be a bit of fun, but there's nothing funny about loan sharks An estimated 310,000 households, including those in Widnes and Runcorn, borrowed from a loan shark this year, with some victims saying they took out a loan to pay for Christmas. Halton...

Big hearted Brookvale’s gifts for children in care

A Halton Borough Council recreation centre collected more than 200 presents from staff and customers to give to children in care in Widnes and Runcorn. It means children who would otherwise have had little to celebrate this year, would get gifts to open on Christmas...

Campaign cracks down on dodgy dealing on Facebook

Two Widnes residents who had been selling counterfeit goods on Facebook and were found with more than 12,000 cigarettes with a value of more than £4,500 in their car, narrowly escaped jail, after a successful prosecution by Halton Borough Council’s Trading Standards...

Make a new year resolution to help others this year?

Why not make a new year resolution to help others this year? Halton Borough Council's Sure Start to Later Life is looking for volunteers in Widnes and Runcorn. It needs people  to help older people in a number of areas including : - IT volunteers - Befriending -...

Have you got the ‘X’ factor? Why not stand to be our next MYP

Are you young and interested in politics? Fancy making a difference? Time is running out for candidates to declare their interest in standing for election as Member Of Youth Parliament for Halton. 2016 was an interesting one in politics. And who knows you could be the...

Runcorn to host Celtic Fiddle Festival

Three of the finest folk violinist in the world are  coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, in February for our Celtic Fiddle Festival, it has been revealed. The folk celebration will come to Hallton Borough Council's flagship venue on Wednesday 22 February. The...

Young carers have festive evening to remember

Thirty-five young carers from Widnes and Runcorn had a night to remember at their annual Christmas party at CRMZ, which included a visit from Father Christmas himself. Organisers Halton Carers' Centre and Halton Borough Council would like to thank volunteers who...

Panto looks to set to break box office records

This year’s Brindley pantomime Cinderella starring Sonia at Fairy Superior and Rebecca Lake as Cinderella looks set to break all box office records, thanks to spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, hilarious jokes, singlalong songs and fun for all the family. It’s...

Competition: Make a video for Sir Elton John

Sir Elton John has launched a contest to win the chance to make videos for Bennie & The Jets, Tiny Dancer and Rocket Man, supported by You Tube, ahead of his Widnes gig on June 18. In celebration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s 50th anniversary of their songwriting...

Pupils teach parents about road safety

Pupils from a Widnes school have been working to reduce illegal and dangerous parking outside the school. Halton Council’s Road Safety Team, Cheshire Police and Spinney Avenue School have formed a partnership aimed at changing parents attitudes and habits to reduce...

New memorial to local war hero 🗓

A commemorative paving stone in honour of Widnes’ First World War Victoria Cross hero, Thomas Mottershead, will be unveiled in Victoria Park on Sunday 15 January. There will be a parade and service in Victoria Park starting at 11am prior to the unveiling of the stone...

‘Cracker’ event attracts more than 500 people to libraries

More than 500 people got into the festive spirit at Halton Lea and Widnes libraries’ Christmas Cracker events Children took part in Christmas crafts, making cards and lanterns, while the Mersey Wave choir serenaded library visitors with carols. There was also the...

Bridging the gap for Halton’s young artists

Creative Connections 2,  a special programme of arts by Halton's primary schools  is coming to The Brindley  from 14 January to 18 February. This exhibition is the culmination activity in a special programme for Halton primary schools developed in partnership with the...

School fees scam warning

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after a resident received a scam email (attached) claiming to be a payment confirmation for their child’s school fees. The recipient knew that it was a scam because she doesn’t have any children at private school. On this...

International families look forward to 2017

Halton's Mayor and Mayoress had a taste of Christmas from other cultures when they attended the International Family Club Christmas Party. at St John's Church Hall, Greenway Road. They chatted with the families, listened to the children (and some of the parents)...

Last chance to catch ‘Cinders’ at The Brindley 🗓

It's the last chance to catch our panto as this year’s record-breaking Brindley pantomime Cinderella, starring Sonia at Fairy Superior and Rebecca Lake ends its run on Sunday. It’s not too late to give your family a brilliant Christmas treat as Cinderella runs until...

Best-selling author coming to library 🗓

Come and meet MANDASUE HELLER author of the Sunday Times top ten bestseller AFRAID as she talks about her 15th book book – a gripping urban thriller set in Manchester’s gritty criminal underworld – RUN - here in Halton. She is coming to Widnes Library on Thursday 9...

Car tax renewal scam alert

A Widnes resident has received a scam email about her car tax renewal even though she doesn’t drive and has never owned a car, prompting a warning from Halton Borough Council. If you receive the email (attached), delete it without opening and do not click on any...

Spring into the new season at The Brindley

The Brindley, Halton’s Borough Council's multi-award winning theatre is gearing up for another big season in Spring 2017, including a star of Strictly Come Dancing and a Game of Thrones favourite. We also have folk, rock. opera, comedy, drama and a sprinkling of...

One of Aesop’s fables is being brought to life at The Brindley 🗓

One of Aesop's fables is being brought to life at The Brindley Theatre next month. On Saturday 25 February, Halton Borough Council, presents, The Boy Who Cried Wolf in the Brindley Studio. Jamie has a big imagination. When a tiny bird lands in the forest, Jamie...

Road closure cancelled

Due to weather conditions the closure of Victoria Rd / Waterloo Rd has been cancelled for this weekend.  All stops are open as normal and the closure will take place from Friday 20 January at 7.30pm to Monday 23/  at  5sm.    ...

Let’s support young carers 🗓

Halton Borough Council and Halton Carers' Centre are aiming to make sure young carers get the help they need and deserve, in the lead up to Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 26 January. All Halton schools are being sent awareness posters and information to be put...

Yet another top author coming to Halton 🗓

Author Joseph Delaney of 'The Spook's Apprentice' books fame is coming to Halton. He will be coming to Halton Lea Library on Thursday 2 February and Widnes Library on Friday 10 February both sessions are 10-12pm. Schools are being invited to bring year six or seven...

Sherlock – A great play to investigate, here in Runcorn 🗓

Sherlock is captivating television audiences and the Brindley Theatre Runcorn presents its own version of the Conan-Doyle classic when Jonathan Goodwin stars as the Baker Street sleuth in The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes on Thursday 16 March. The show features...

Furey-nuff, come and see Irish legends, here in Runcorn 🗓

Irish legends of music and song The Fureys are returning to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Tuesday 14 March. For almost 40 years The Fureys have been selling out concerts worldwide. After their sell out show here in 2015, they return for a great night of Irish...

See some of Europe’s best young musicians 🗓

More than 60 of the most talented young musicians in Europe are coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn when The Chamber Philharmonic Europe performs at the multi award-winning venue in March. The Chamber Philharmonic Europe was founded in 2006 in Cologne, Germany and...

Calling brides and grooms-to-be

Halton Borough Council is inviting soon-to-be brides and grooms, along with their friends and families, to the 2017 Wedding and Partnership Fayre and its free admission! The annual event will take place on Sunday 19 February from 12noon to 4pm at Runcorn Town Hall,...

Come and see David Bowie’s backing group play his hits 🗓

You obviously can't see the real thing, but we have the closest you'll come. The UK’s top David Bowie tribute Jean Genie is coming to the Brindley on Saturday 18 March., with the original Spiders From Mars as his backing group. Jean Genie was created by John...

Council workers put best feet forward for charity 🗓

Halton Borough Council caretaker Colin Poole has set himself a charity challenge over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, May 27-29 when he is going to walk from Leeds to Widnes, with a little help from his friends! As a Leeds Rhinos fan (well, someone has to be) Colin...

Manfreds man-age Runcorn date to latest tour 🗓

Paul Jones brings his legendary band The Manfreds back to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 25 March. The '60s group Manfred Mann is now considered, more than ever, one of the finest and most respected bands from that era. Their numerous hits were R&B based...

It’s time to save cash on your gas/electricity

We all need gas and electricity to run our homes and to keep ourselves warm, yet some of us in Halton are paying more than others for the exact same product. The price of energy varies by region, and Merseyside, along with North Wales, have the highest average cost in...

Who cares for the young carers?

Halton Borough Council and Halton Carers' Centre marked Young Carers' Awareness Day with events in schools, consultation between teenagers and council officers and a stall in Runcorn ASDA where young people chatted to shoppers about what they do. All Halton schools...

What are your most borrowed books? We have the answers!

Figures released this month show that Halton’s readers just can’t get enough of thriller novels. Halton Borough Council has published its libraries' most borrowed books for 2015/16 (data compiled by the PLR, the UK Public Lending Right Office) and 18 of the top 20...

Get ready for a night of legends 🗓

There is a 'legendary' evening of entertainment in the name of several good causes promised, when the Mayor’s Civic Variety Night take place at The Brindley in March. The title of this year’s event, on Thursday 16 March, is ‘Legends’ and finalists from Halton’s Got...

We’re going on a bear hunt. Are you coming with us?

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, the perfect theatrical outing for any young family is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on 1 and 2 July, direct from smash-hit West End and international tours. The show features music, laughter, songs, rhythms, rhymes and repetitions...

See Game of Thrones star appear as Richard Burton at The Brindley 🗓

A fascinating one-man show about the life of the great Welsh actor Richard Burton, performed by acclaimed actor Rhodri Miles whose credits include Game of Thrones and Atlantis is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Friday 31 March. The play Burton, written by Gwynne...

Roll down to The Brindley and see Les and his Bay City friends 🗓

There’s a chance to don your tartan and catch some real life seventies legends when and The Bay City Rollers, starring Les McKeow, returns to The Brindley by popular demand. The band comes to Halton Borough Council's mulit-award winning venue on Sunday 2 April. The...

Crooner Tommy coming to Castlefields 🗓

Halton Borough Council has organised a social evening at Castlefields Community Centre with hotpot supper and entertainment by a man describing himself as 'Scotland's top crooner'. Singer Tommy Twigg has been entertaining at bowling clubs, nursing homes and charity...

It’s not too soon to get egg-cited about our Easter show 🗓

It's never too early to get egg-cited about Easter. The team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and The Santa Shows is bringing the most chocolatey Easter show ever Easter Bunny’s Eggs-ellent Adventure to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn. The show comes to Halton Borough...

Matt Monro Jnr brings his father’s songs to The Brindley 🗓

The life and music of music legend Matt Monro is to be celebrated at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, by his son. The Matt Monro Story, starring Matt Monro Jnr, comes to the multi-award winning Halton Borough Council venue on Wednesday 12 April. It is a described as an...

Free wedding fayre attracts hundreds of happy couples and relatives

Hundreds enjoyed Halton Borough Council's seventh free Wedding Fayre on Sunday (19 February) with 45 exhibitors on hand to offer advice to potential brides and grooms. It took place in Runcorn Town Hall, a  grade II listed building set in landscape grounds which was...

Stub it out on National No Smoking Day 🗓

It's National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 8 March and Halton Borough Council has experts on hand to help you stub out the habit for good, save up to £2,500 in a year and perhaps save your life. In life we’re told never to give up, to keep going – but when it comes to...

Change4Life helps families Be Food Smart ‘app’y

Families in Halton were invited to “Be Food Smart” when Public Health England’s (PHE) Change4Life roadshow came to Runcorn Shopping Centre, supported by Halton Borough Council. PHEs new Change4Life campaign urges parents to ‘Be Food Smart’ and take more control of...

Say ‘ello to ELO 🗓

The ELO Experience, a tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, returnsto Halton Borough Councils Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 15 April. The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra barely needs any introduction – suffice to say that between...

Vote for the next young May, Corbyn, Farron, Lucas or Nuttall 🗓

Schools across Halton are being urged to ensure that their students have a chance to vote for Halton’s next Member of Youth Parliament - as budding Mays, Corbyns, Farrons, Lucas, or Nuttalls battle to represent Halton on the national stage. Elections are being held by...

Halton Council staff meet the challenge of Storm Doris

Halton Borough Council staff stepped up to the mark during Storm Doris, dealing with 70 road closures, 666 calls to the call centre, opening up a rest centre as a place of safety for displaced families and clearing trees from highways, on Thursday 23 February....

Council warning over firms claiming to help you avoid care home charges

Halton Borough Council is warning of firms asking people to pay up to £3,000 to draw up a will and create a trust to stop your home and savings being used to pay for your social care, but they may not be legally valid and may carry risks that you’re not aware of....

Alice in Brindley-land 🗓

With Easter just around the corner, it's time for a white rabbit, of course it is! Come with Alice on a magical adventure as she tumbles into Wonderland when Ballet Theatre UK brings Alice in Wonderland to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on...

Showaddywaddy – Back to The Brindley 🗓

Showaddywaddy is  back at the Brindley Theatre on Friday 21 April by popular request after a previous fantastic sell-out shows in Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning venue. Formed in Leicester in the 1970s, the band has sold more than 20 million records...

Come and enjoy some nostalgia 🗓

One of the finest nostalgia shows around returns to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Tuesday 25 April when Timeless Productions presents Memory Lane. It is based on the original show from 2009, and now touring with a host of new songs, costumes...

By George! Come and see Sooty on April 23 🗓

After kicking off the festivities at London’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ in Hyde Park this Christmas, Sooty and Friends will be heading out on an equally wonderful tour this Spring and come to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on  Sunday 23 April. What better way to spend St...

Primary school pupils get life-saving lessons 🗓

More than 1,500 pupils will have enjoyed Halton Borough Council's annual safety-fest, Crucial Crew, by the end of the week (10 March), with 46 primary schools taking part. Pupils flocked to the Select Security Stadium to take part in s scenarios which aimed to present...

Table top sale raises £150 for Mayor’s charities

Our table top sale at Castlefields Community Centre raised £150.10 for The Mayors charities on Saturday. What are you doing on the morning of Saturday 1 July?  Why not do a summer clean, get rid of some of that clutter, with our next one? Tables are £10 and cash goes...

Come and see some time travelling magicians 🗓

It's like Doctor Who meets Paul Daniels! Fresh from their appearance on ITV 1’s The Next Great Magician, the time-travelling magicians Morgan & West are off on a tour of the country with their critically acclaimed show Parlour Tricks. The show comes to the Brindley...

The life of ‘Brian’ changed by art

55-year-old Widnes man has told how an adult arts class, provided by Halton Borough Council has allowed his talents to blossom. Brian Smith, who developed his skills under the watchful eye of art tutor Sara Gillies, has now had work displayed in a local exhibition and...

Strategy launched to help residents to stay warm

Halton Borough Council and its partners launched an Affordable Warmth Strategy to tackle ill-health and excess winter deaths caused by fuel poverty and living in cold homes. The launch event was opened by the Mayor of Halton, Cllr Ged Philbin, joined by other local...

‘Let’s Go’ and play Bingo 🗓

The Mayor, Cllr Ged Philbin, will be hosting an Easter Bingo at the Select Security Services Stadium, Widnes to raise money for his chosen charities: • Child Bereavement UK • The Lets Go Stroke Club The event takes place on Wednesday 12 April, at 7.30pm. If you have...

BT scam warning from Trading Standards

A Halton resident has received a fake email (attached) claiming that her direct debit payment to BT has been declined. The email provides a link and asks the recipient to review her account information. This email is a fake – see the text in the red boxes to see how...

Got time on your hands to help others? Come to our open day 🗓

Could you help lonely/vulnerable people in Runcorn and Widnes? Halton Borough Council needs people to volunteer, if it's a chat over a cuppa, some IT help or volunteer driving, you could brighten up someone's day. Sure Start to Later Life is holding its first...

Council tax scam alert

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after residents reported receiving telephone calls offering to help them make claims to reduce their council tax banding. One calling himself 'Peter' called an elderly lady asking questions about her council tax banding and...

Halton singer/songwriter announces Brindley gig 🗓

Respected singer-songwriter Liam McGenity plays a homecoming gig at Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning The Brindley on Friday 5 May. Liam is well-travelled, having lived in China, Montana, Amsterdam and Virginia. His songs are stories of real-life...

Step up to social work

Step Up to social work and be the difference Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and...

New campaign launched to try and help combat ASB

Halton Borough Council, Cheshire Police and partners have installed a mobile CCTV unit covering Halton Lea, Trident Retail Park and Asda Car Park, West Lane, in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour in the area. It is hoped the camera, which is being monitored by...

Mercury nominated darlings of the folk scene announce Runcorn gig 🗓

The Mercury-nominated mavericks of British folk music The Unthanks will be performing How Wild The Wind Blows - the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake (Nick's mum!) at the award winning Halton Borough Council venue, The Brindley, Runcorn, on Wednesday 10 May. A wistful...

See some of your 60s favourites at The Brindley 🗓

If you were around in the 60s you may remember some of the names on stage as Bringing On Back The 60’s starring the New Amen Corner with special guests comes to the Brindley Theatre on Thursday 11 May. This fast moving show is a must for lovers of 60’s music, with its...

From The Jam – Now ‘That’s Entertainment’ 🗓

From the Jam featuring former The Jam bassist Bruce Foxton, legendary vocalist and guitarist Russell Hastings is touring its ‘That’s Entertainment’ show and has announced a date at The Brindley on Tuesday 23 May. This special series of shows will see the band perform...

Prepared to be ‘Space’d out at Widnes v Warrington 🗓

Legendary Liverpool band Space is appearing at Halton Borough Council's Select Security Stadium as part of the entertainment for the big derby game between Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves on Thursday 13 April. The band will perform in the South Stand from around...

Join our drive to help senior motorists

Halton Borough Council Road Safety Team is running a scheme which aims to help senior road users driving safely for longer. The FREE two hour course is run by approved driving instructors to enhance drivers’ practical skills, gives drivers aged 65 and over the chance...

A Night At The Opera – On your doorstep here in Runcorn 🗓

Runcorn gets some high culture when A Night at the Opera comes to The Brindley Theatre on Wednesday 24 May. London Festival Opera returns to the Brindley Theatre with a brand new programme of passion, drama, wit and audience interaction. Featuring stars from the major...

Have a fright night with Frankenstein at The Brindley 🗓

Saturday night's alright for frightening! Don’t Go Into The Cellar! Theatre Company, which describes itself as 'the British Empire’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein presents Frankenstein 1899 at the Brindley Theatre on Saturday 20 May....

Record Store Day celebrates legend Elton ahead of Widnes gig 🗓

Elton John has been commemorated as the first ever, worldwide record store day legend, as he prepares to play Widnes's Select Security Stadium in June - and will release a live album to mark the occasion (April 22), it has been revealed. ‘17.11.70+’ (recorded in 1970...

God for Harry, England and St George

God for Harry, England and St George! The Mayor is hosting a post-St George's Day event on Friday 28 April at The Select Security Stadium, featuring three course meal, singer Dave Osborne and DJ Roy Basnett. Tickets: £18 each available From Cllr Marie Wright:...

Don’t have a ‘Blue Monday’.. Come and see True Order 🗓

Make it less of a Blue Monday today and order tickets for True Order, Europe's only tribute to the iconic Manchester band New Order, coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Thursday 15 June. The band is considered by many to be the next best thing to watching the...

Halton Against Hate 2017 – Get involved 🗓

Halton Borough Council and partners sent a clear message that hate has no home in Halton after a lively mini-festival at Runcorn Shopping Centre last year, now plans are afoot to have another event. And we need your help. Last year’s Member of Youth Parliament, Thomas...

It would be a ‘Tragedy’ to miss this Bee Gees tribute 🗓

A top tribute to the Bee Gees is coming to the Select Security Stadium, Widnes, on Friday 2 June. It would be a 'Tragedy' not to get tickets.You Should Be Dancing and many many more. Now in its 20th year, Stayin Alive continue to tour all corners of the globe with the...

UFO Museum – The truth is out there, in Runcorn 🗓

Halton is out of this world (but you already knew that) - But don't be shocked if you see alien parades around a mini-pop up flying saucer museum at Runcorn Shopping Centre (yes you read that right!) and people with Lego and UFO books wandering around its library. The...

We have a new politician representing our young people

Halton has a new Member of the Youth Parliament after young people voted in elections organised by Halton Borough Council. Ewan Jago, aged 14, from Runcorn, a student at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, takes over the role after seeing off stiff competition from other...

Thank your ‘Lucky Stars’ Dean is coming! 🗓

Legendary singer/songwriter Dean Friedman is coming to Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 19 May. Dean Friedman first delighted UK and Ireland audiences with his chart-topping hit, Lucky Stars. The now classic single, paved...

Strictly Halton – Coming to Widnes this summer 🗓

Experience the glamour and excitement of Halton’s own ‘Strictly’ style event right here in Widnes as Strictly Halton’ is coming to the Select Security Stadium, Widnes on Saturday 12 August. The ten piece band Five Star Swing present its unique ‘feelgood’ Big Band...

Have you a grassroots project needing a funding boost? 🗓

Have you a grassroots or community activity which could benefit from up to £10k funding? Then a funding event, organised by Halton Borough Council could be just what you need to give your initiative a boost. The Council's External Funding Team is holding a Meet the...

If The Shoe Fits…. 🗓

Love comedy and shoes? A tale of 'sex n booze and Jimmy Choos' coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre when the hilarious comedy 'If The Shoe Fits' comes to the award-winning venue on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June. Boom Boom Productions received a 'Best...

See your favourite West End songs, performed live in Runcorn 🗓

Beyond the Barricade continues to delight audiences throughout the UK and Europe with its exciting portrayal of the greatest songs in Musical Theatre. You can see the show at The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Sunday 28 May. Recreating West End and Broadway hit songs...

Scammers choose wrong man to target – our trading standards spokesman!

Halton's Borough Councillor whose portfolio covers trading standards, has been  targeted by scammers, claiming he had made a PayPal payment to someone he doesn't know. But he noticed it and reported it to officers. Cllr Dave Cargill got a fake email (PICTURED) wanting...

Mayoral Easter Bingo success

Halton Borough Council Mayor Cllr Ged Philbin and Mayoress Rosalin Wong, would like to thank everyone for their kind donations for the Easter Bingo event. They said it was a great night, which raised  £600 for their chosen charities.

Egg-stra help for Alder Hey, from Widnes Market

Leftover eggs from Halton Borough Council's Widnes Market's Easter Egg Hunt have been given to Alder Hey, for treats for children having to spend Easter in hospital. More than 350 children completed the treasure hunt and 150 eggs were delivered to the kids in Alder...

Christmas panto revealed! 🗓

Following the success of the pantomime Cinderella at The Brindley, Runcorn last December and January, Polka Dot Pantomimes and Halton Borough Council announce this year's spectacular will be Sleeping Beauty. The Brindley promises to bring you everything you’d expect...

Car clockers sentenced

Individuals responsible for car clocking offences amounting to more than seven million miles have been sentenced, following action taken by Warrington and Halton Councils. John Murphy, 67, Conwy, Paul Arslanian, 38, Conwy; Christopher Graham Lunt, 39, Long Lane,...

Election of a Mayor for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Voting for the election of the first Mayor for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority took place on 4 May 2017. The Liverpool City Region Mayor will have the responsibility (decision making and funding control) for a number of priority areas across the Liverpool...

Come and hear Dolly Parton’s hits 🗓

Fans of Country and Western are in for a treat when The Country Superstars Experience, Europe’s leading Country multi-tribute show comes to the Brindley on Wednesday Thursday 13 July. The show is hosted by Sarah Jayne, who has been performing as Dolly Parton for over...

Glitz and glamour comes to Runcorn (direct from Thailand!) 🗓

PIC ATTACHED It just couldn’t be more fabulous! It’s the show everyone is talking about. Hotter, cheekier, funnier than ever – the country’s number one touring cabaret show The Lady Boys of Bangkok return to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Monday 10 July with a...

Support act announced for Widnes Elton John gig 🗓

Applauded singer/songwriter Jake Isaac has been announced as the support for pop icon Elton John’s upcoming UK stadium tour dates. Hailing from South London with Caribbean Roots, Isaac released his debut album ‘Our Lives’ last week, and has received support all over...

Get a free step-o-meter during National Walking Month 🗓

May is National Walking Month. Try a free step-o-metre and walk and walk your way to health, through Halton Borough Council. Halton’s Walking for Health scheme, is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks throughout May, and giving...

Open market for voluntary organisations, as we #LYLM17! 🗓

Widnes and Runcorn Markets are opening their doors to voluntary organisations for two weeks to mark this year's Love Your Local Market fortnight - the national celebration of your favourite stalls and stallholders. Charities and local wellbeing groups will be on hand...

Net yourself a new hobby – No running needed (or allowed!)

PICS ATTACHED Would you love to play netball but feel you no longer have the stamina or knees to keep up with the pace? Did you previously enjoy netball, would like to play the game again, get a bit fitter or just meet new people? Halton Borough Council can help! You...

Ladies – Enjoy a night of music, muscle, magic and mayhem 🗓

The Dreamboys are back at the Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn and hotter than ever with a brand new show for 2017. The group is said to be the UK's top Male Strip Show, perfect for a girls night out with all your friends. IT comes to Runcorn's...

Sex ‘n’ booze, Jimmy Choos and Charlie!

Love comedy and shoes? A tale of 'sex n booze and Jimmy Choos' coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre when the hilarious comedy 'If The Shoe Fits' comes to the award-winning venue on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June. Boom Boom Productions received a 'Best...

Find out the ‘Corrs’ of breathlessness, as we launch new campaign

The Corrs may haven famously sung about being left 'Breathless' but people are being urged to go the doctors to find out the cause of the condition. From Thursday 18 May, the Be Clear on Cancer respiratory symptoms campaign will run across England with the aim of...

More than 1,300 engage during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week has been hailed as a success, with more than 1,300 people directly interacting with events, organised by Halton Borough Council and partners. Events included a UK first with an innovative #SidewalkTalk project never before seen in the...

Get Active – with Bill and John!

Halton Borough Council has presented its annual Get Active awards to support people who represent community activity groups in Halton, which encourage people to be more active and lead healthier lifestyles. John Timms, aged 76, of Runcorn, a Health Walks Leader ,was...

Pupils from St Mary’s live up to their name

A Halton School has won a prize for participation and behaviour at the recent ‘Crucial Crew’ event, organised by Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team at the Select Security Stadium. Year five pupils from St Marys Primary School Runcorn were presented with the...

Are you a teen who needs to chillax? Why not give yoga a go? 🗓

Hot on the heels of Mental Health Awareness Week, Halton Borough Council is offering free yoga sessions, after positive feedback after a recent taster session. Classes for girls aged 13 to 16-years-old take place on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm, for six weeks starting...

Start your toddlers early with Bookstart 🗓

Bookstart Week starts on Tuesday with FREE  book related activities at your local library to keep your young  readers entertained. There will be themed stories form 0 to four-year-olds, at Runcorn and Ditton Libraries on Tuesday 6 June from 11am to 11.45am. Events...

Fan of Big Brother? The REAL one, not the TV show! #1984 🗓

As part of the Orwell Prize for politically writing, Halton Libraries will be live streaming a reading of George Orwell's 1984 - Just two days before the General Election It takes place in Widnes and Halton Lea Library, on Tuesday 6 June from 9am to 7pm. Orwell's...

Halton’s ‘outstanding’ youth provision

A report has praised Halton Borough Council's youth provision, identifying areas of outstanding best practice. The youth service gives specialist substance misuse support, and early intervention and prevention services within schools, colleges and the wider community....

D of E Awards winners meet…The D of E!

Young people on Halton Borough Council's Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme collected their Gold Awards at a special garden party at Buckingham Palace, where they got their awards from the D of E himself. It was a momentous day which was also attended by lots of...

Have a spring clean – in July! 🗓

What are you doing on the morning of Saturday 1 ?July? Why not do a spring clean, get rid of some of that clutter, with a table top sale at Castlefields Community Centre. Tables are £10 and cash goes to The Mayors' charities, Speak Out and H.E.A.R.T.S. Why not come...

Best-selling children’s author to come to Halton 🗓

Best-selling author Jeremy Strong will be talking to young people about his latest new book, My Brother’s Famous Bottom Makes a Splash! published by Puffin on 1st June and will be inspiring them in their own story writing. There will be approximately 600 children from...

Halton Election Results

Election Results for Halton Constituency: [table id=2 /] Weaver Vale Constituency Further information about the Weaver Vale Election can be found from Cheshire West & Chester Council Halton BC TwitterWall Halton Constituency [table id=2 /] Weaver Vale Constituency...

Advantages of getting married in Runcorn

A recent study by Halton Borough Council's Registration Service found that a lot of couples had not considered the benefits of a wedding at Runcorn Town Hall against other venues when making the decision for the big day. And were pleasantly surprised when they found...

Joseph, a hundred years on…. 🗓

Halton Lea Library is hosting a talk by local North West author, David Hewitt, to mark the centenary of events in WWI. He comes to the Halton Borough Council venue on Thursday 29 June, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. In his book, Joseph, 1917, David uncovers a secret history...

Runcorn cowboy builders go to court

Two Runcorn men duped elderly residents into paying upfront for building and glazing work, which they never carried out, Liverpool Crown Court heard. But because of a brain injury to a defendant, the judge's sentencing powers were limited, despite some offences...

App winners announced

A new health app is now available for young people to quickly access support and information - meaning they should never be 'bored' again! A prize draw has been made of the first people downloading it and the winners have been announced as Alex Brazil, Tommy Lee,  and...

Former Widnes woman’s benefit fraud

A St Helens woman claimed she was paying rent and failed to disclose £15k deposited into a bank account, while living in Widnes, a court heard. Natalie Hallwood, aged 31, of Anne Grove, St Helens, pleaded guilty at three offences after a prosecution by Halton Borough...

Road closures for Sir Elton John’s concert 🗓

There are a number of road closures for the Sir Elton John gig in Widnes on Sunday (18 June). Lower House Lane between Liverpool Road and Milton Road will be closed northbound between 2pm and 9pm during this time southbound will be open for drop off at The Stadium and...

DVLA scam alert from Halton Borough Council

An Halton Borough Council female employee received a text message about overdue car tax which pretended to be from the DVLA, prompting a scam warning from Trading Standards. The DVLA said scammers are sending emails and texts and making phone calls claiming to be from...

‘Halton’ John, Elton rocks Widnes!

Sir Elton John's Select Security Stadium gig has been hailed as a success, with people taking to social media to praise the event, organised by Halton Borough Council,  Marshall Arts Ltd and Orchard Entertainment More than 14,000 packed the venue to hear the legendary...

Young actor Jake ‘Ware’s his new role well 🗓

PIC: JAKE WARE FROM RUNCORN Talented local young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from throughout the North West, to secure coveted roles in an eagerly awaited musical visiting The Brindley, Runcorn. They will appear when...

Sponsored cycle for CF – In memory of Cath 🗓

Staff and users at Halton Borough Council Day Services, will be 'tyre'-lessly raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis by doing a 100 mile cycle challenge at Kingsway Leisure Centre on Friday 14 July. The event is to commemorate the recent loss of colleague Cath Mackrell and...

Warning after Halton resident caught out by eBay scam

Halton Borough Council's Trading Standards officers have issued a warning after a resident was  caught out by a scammer posing as legitimate buyer. The 30-year-old Widnes man advertised his Apple Watch on eBay and was contacted via his account by a potential buyer who...

Widnes school’s siblings get ‘Hook’ed on acting

Here is a story with a real 'hook'! Talented local young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from throughout the North West, to secure coveted lead juvenile roles in the most eagerly awaited musical visiting The Brindley,...

Yasmin ‘Hook’ed on acting role

Talented local young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from throughout the North West, to secure coveted juvenile roles in the most eagerly awaited musical visiting The Brindley, Runcorn. They will appear when ABD’s...

Sefton actors ‘Hook’ed on Peter Pan roles

Talented local young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from throughout the North West, to secure coveted lead juvenile roles in the most eagerly awaited musical visiting The Brindley, Runcorn. They will appear when ABD’s...

School has the (don)key to fundraising 🗓

A Widnes school is hoping a fun day will be the (don)key to raise funds for school trips. There will be also be ponies and a host of 'mane' attractions at St Michaels Primary School Widnes for its  Annual Fun Day on Saturday 1 July - 10am to 4pm Attractions include:...

Drift down to Runcorn to see this soulful legend 🗓

Come and 'drift into Runcorn where there  is a treat for lovers of soul music when Roy G Hemmings appears at Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in September on Friday 1 September. The longest serving former member of legendary group, The Drifters, Roy has...

It’s healthy to be married – So why not tie the knot in Halton?

Couples are often better off than single people, due to reasons such as government policy like tax breaks. But marriage now appears to be good for your health, according to new research. So there has never been a better reason to get married in Halton. A loving spouse...

Long term health condition? We have books for you! 🗓

Halton Borough Council is launching a Books on Prescription collection for long term health conditions on Wednesday 5 July. at Kingsway Learning Centre Widnes (Room 11) between 2pm and 4pm, come along and see what we have to offer. The National Reading Well Books on...

Tell us about our market opening hours – And you could win £50

In the ever changing world of retail and shopping, Widnes Market is looking at its opening hours reflect the needs of the current and future shoppers. The Halton Borough Council Market is looking for your views regarding the days its open and also if the opening times...

Seb is a real ‘Darling’

Talented local young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of other youngsters from throughout the North West, to secure coveted juvenile roles in the most eagerly awaited musical visiting The Brindley, Runcorn. They will appear when ABD’s...

Maastricht maestro to waltz into The Brindley – by satellite 🗓

Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, Durchman André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists.  His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year. You can see a screening of this year’s Maastricht concert...

Walkers’ award success. What a ‘feet’!

Three members of the same walking group have won awards for encouraging people to take up physical activity. Every year Halton Borough Council acknowledges a volunteer with its Get Active forums awards evening This year John Timms, aged 76, from Runcorn, a volunteer...

Play your part, act on scams – During SAM! 🗓

Halton Borough Council is warning scammers come in all different shapes and sizes – they can be male, female, young or old and from any country in the world – but what they all have in common is that they’re very skilled at persuading people to part with their money....

Windmill Hill and The Vikings featured in new exhibition 🗓

Widnes Vikings Golden Generation group and the 'Women of Windmill Hill' are the subjects of an ‘As and When’, community photography exhibition at Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn The new project runs until Saturday 2 September. The show reflects on...

Claim your free childcare

Halton Borough Council is reminding parents, all three and four-year-olds are entitled to 15 hours free childcare from the term after their 3rd birthday. And From September 2017, three and four-year-olds of working parents will be entitled to an additional 15 hours...

Have a (micro)bit of fun with programming 🗓

Halton Borough Council is part of an innovative pilot in partnership with the Micro:bit Foundation to increase enhance digital skills for communities, one of only six authorities nationwide to be chosen. The Micro:bit Foundation has donated a number of micro:bits to...

What a ‘feet’ – Traders put best feet forward for charity

Halton Borough Council Market traders have completed a walk from Otterspool to Pier Head and back again, approximately ten miles raising £1,500 for charity, quite a 'feet' for the big-hearted stallholders. They presented a cheque with money raised up to now £1,500 to...

A ‘Littler’ respect as local groups rock The Brindley

More than 400 performers from local arts and drama groups, showed their talents in the annual Summer Song show at The Brindley - including a 'fat' version of the UK's most famous boy band. The show, commissioned by Halton Borough Council was put together by Victoria...

Accolade for Halton Council and partners for infant mental health care

Halton Borough Council and partners are celebrating after winning a prestigious national PIPUK (Parent Infant Partnership) Infant Mental Health award.  Halton's Health in Early Years Group, which consists of staff from Halton Borough Council, Bridgewater Community...

Join one of our FREE picnics in the park 🗓

There is a host of outdoor entertainment  lined-up both sides of the river this summer. Halton Borough Council has arranged events at Victoria park, Heath Park, Upton rocks and Phoenix Park on a variety of days from 5pm to 8pm finishing on Saturday 26 August. There...

Halton Foster Carers praised for their compassion and contribution

At their annual awards ceremony, Halton Borough Council’s Foster Carer’s were praised for years of service and contribution. Both new and long serving carers came together with their families for a fun filled celebration. The event, hosted by Children’s Services at...

Runcorn volunteers show pride in their town with litter blitz

A group of environmentally conscious residents have shown a 'litter respect' by completing a litter pick through Runcorn Town Centre. And you can get involved in the next one! Halton Borough Council Community Development Team established a group of volunteers in...

Why not learn how to do fantastic graffiti art, for free

Want to use graffiti for art rather than vandalism? We have classes every Monday until 7 August from 6pm to 8pm at Halebank Park, as part of our Summer Schedule for young people in Halton. Visitors to the park can also enjoy outdoor games, target golf, fun and...

Celebrate our women coaches, here in Halton 🗓

FLYER AND PIC ATTACHED With the new Dr Who revealed to be a woman we are keen to show what amazing stuff women are ALREADY doing  in Halton. Not fighting Daleks and Cybermen, but obesity, by leading coaching sessions. Halton Borough Council is celebrating 'brilliant...

Council and MYP support votes for 16-year-olds

Halton Borough Council voted overwhelmingly last Wednesday to support the UK Youth Parliament’s Campaign to lower the voting age to 16-years-old in all elections across the country, a move welcomed by it's Member of the Youth Parliament Cllr Stef Nelson proposed the...

Rebecca will be our panto princess!

Rebecca Lake has been revealed as Sleeping Beauty in our #BrindleyPanto this year. Last year's Cinderella will play Princess Aurora. It is her third year in a row appearing in Halton Borough Council's panto. Two years ago she was 'Slave of the Ring' in Aladdin and has...

Yoga for teens – Extended for the summer

Halton Borough Council is EXTENDING its free yoga sessions for teens, after positive feedback from those who took part. Classes for girls aged 13 to 16-years-old take place on Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm, for six weeks starting Thursday 20 July to Thursday 24 August at...

Authorised charity house to house collections for August

  1st – 31st August 2017 NSPCC Halton 1st – 31st August 2017 The Childrens Air Ambulance Halton 1st – 31st August 2017 MacMillan Cancer Support Halton 1st – 31st August 2017 Against Breast Cancer Halton 1st – 31st August 2017 Age UK Halton 1st – 31st August 2017...

Be part of Hale Village History – As its new hall nears completion

Hale Village Hall is being completely rebuilt after Halton Borough Council worked with Hale Parish Council to secure almost £500k from the Big Lottery Fund. Now you can be a part of it, forever. People are being encouraged to buy-a-brick in support of this new village...

Table top sale raises £150

A table top sale at Castlefields Community Centre raised £150 for Mayors' charities, Speak Out and H.E.A.R.T.S. The groups, nominated by Cllr Alan Lowe, were HALTON SPEAK OUT Halton Speak Out was founded in 2001. The main function of the group is to support...

Fancy seeing a ‘Murder by Gaslight’? – Come to The Brindley 🗓

Are you a fan of Gothic macabre Victoriana? Of course you are. Well we have a treat for you here at The Brindley Theatre in Runcorn. Don't Go Into The Cellar! Theatre, the British Empire's leading practitioners of the genre,  returns to the Halton Borough Council...

Irish legend announces Brindley gig 🗓

Arguably one of Ireland’s greatest ever entertainers, Dominic Kirwan hits the road again this autumn with a brand new show and returns to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn. Accompanying Dominic will be Lisa Stanly, one of Ireland’s top female vocalists and star of TV...

Animal Agents needed at your library

Is your child a fan of all things furry, scaly and slippery? Then Halton Borough Council has a challenge for you! The borough's libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. The...

They tried to make her go to Runcorn, she said ‘yes, yes, yes’ 🗓

There is an authentic tribute to precocious talent of Amy Winehouse when TV’s ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ finalist Emma Wright presents Lioness- The Amy Winehouse Experience at the Brindley Theatre on Friday 22 September. In her short career, the talent of Amy Winehouse...

Princess Anne meets unsung heroes in Runcorn

HRH The Princess Royal visited Halton Carers Centre in Runcorn on Tuesday to see first-hand the work carried out by the team and meet some of the people who have benefitted from the service. During her tour of the facilities, Princess Anne listened to a performance of...

Crisssy set to ‘Rock’ our panto 🗓

Scouse legend 'Benidorm' and 'I'm A Celebrity' star Crissy Rock has been announced as 'Fairy Nuff' in our upcoming #BrindleyPanto. She joins Rebecca Lake (Princess Aurora) and Christopher Pym (Prince Harry) who will return to Halton Borough Council venue in Sleeping...

Make your friends ‘Green’ with envy – Go and see Stipe! 🗓

There is a definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock music when Stipe recreates the alt-rock, awesomeness of R.E.M. at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 23 September. As regular visitors to the festival scene, leading venues and with gigs into...

Thousands enjoy Summer Fete in Runcorn

More than 10,000 visitors gathered at Runcorn Hill Park to enjoy a weekend full of entertainment during this year’s Summer Fete, organised by Halton Borough Council last weekend (29/30 July) Motorcycle stunts from Xtreme Stunt Team and aerial displays from Vale Royal...

Andrew returns by popular demand, to play the fool

Halton born and bred actor, director, and youth theatre creator Andrew Curphey has been revealed as another star of this year's Halton Borough Council Brindley Panto. After rave reviews playing Dandini in last years production of Cinderella, Andrew is returning to...

Family festival fun at Victoria Park

Who needs Creamfields? Halton Borough Council held a children's festival in Victoria Park on Wednesday with everything from circus skills, a Samba bands arts, craft and a chill-out 'camping' area for babies. And according to attendees, it was a resounding success!...

Do you dare to enter the…Red Room? 🗓

spine-chilling new play based on the classic ghost story by H G Wells, the Red Room comes to Halton Borough Councils Brindley Theatre on Friday 29 September. Everyone warned against it, but stubbornness is a curious thing … one night, entirely alone in an apparently...

Tell your children, Milkshake! Live is coming to Halton this autumn 🗓

A word of warning. Your little ones will be quite excited when you tell them Milkshake! Live ‘The Magic Story Book’ is coming the Brindley Theatre Runcorn this autumn. We can now reveal it is coming to the multi-award winning Halton Borough Council venue on Sunday 1...

Oh! Carol. The Neil and ‘Howie’ story 🗓

Oh! Carol - The Musical Story of Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn next month, It hits Halton Borough Council's mult-awards winning venue on Sunday 24 September. From their humble beginnings in Brooklyn to the dizzying...

Halton Fostering Team announce drop in dates for 2017

The Halton Fostering Service have announced dates for their Drop In Events, with one taking place each month until November at both Runcorn and Widnes venues. Following the success of their one off June event, which took place at Runcorn Library they have made...

We have a ‘Squire’ as our Dame (Oh yes we have!)

Our 'Dame' for a laugh this year has been revealed as a versatile actor, manager and graphic designer, a veteran of countless pantos, productions and costume changes (oh yes he is!) Robert Square, who will don the wigs as Nanny Nora Knickerdrawer has worked with...

Make September 28 your Sabbath 🗓

There’s a treat for heavy rock and metal fans in September when the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn presents a special screening of the film The End of The End featuring Black Sabbath. The film chronicles the final tour from the band who forged the sound of metal. On 4...

Come and see an ‘Eller’ of a banjo player 🗓

Curtis Eller, the veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances brings his brutish rock & roll ensemble to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Thursday 7 September. His band Curtis Eller’s American Circus,...

Let’s swing on a Sunday 🗓

Fancy a Sunday night of swinging? The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular Show is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Sunday 17 September. Featuring the Greatest Music of the 20th Century and wonderful memories of the classic Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra – Dean Martin &...

Our panto’s ‘Desperate Scousewife’ back by popular demand!

Halton Borough Council has landed a real local talent to play Carabosse in its forthcoming panto, Sleeping Beauty. Oh yes it has! Charlie Griffiths is the latest star to be added to the glittering cast Actress/singer Charlie Griffiths will join TV's Crissy Rock, from...

Wishbone Ash founder announces Runcorn gig 🗓

Martin Turner, founder of the legendary Wishbone Ash, one of Britain’s most enduring and best loved melodic rock acts, continues his 33-date The Beauty of Chaos tour with a show at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Thursday 5 October. The performance will include rare...

Grangeway here we come! 🗓

Halton Borough Council is hosting a table top sale at Grangeway Community Centre on Sunday 3 September from 9am to 1pm. You can pre-book tables for £10 on 0151 511 8610 or email Grangeway.Communitycentre@halton.gov.uk. Cash will go to the Mayor's...

Tickets sure to go like a ‘Flash’ for this Queen tribute 🗓

Who doesn't love playing the air guitar to Brian May or singing along in the bath to Freddie Mercury? Well you will love a  Queen tribute band coming to Widnes, when 'Flash – A tribute to Queen' appears at the Select Security Stadium on Friday 29 September. Expect all...

Mock The Week star announces Brindley gig 🗓

Comedian and regular on Mock The Week, Gary Delaney returns to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn with his show ‘There’s Something About Gary’ on Monday 2 October. …and that something is he likes to write and perform jokes. An awful lot of them. Gary thinks a good joke...

Aloha Upton! 🗓

Halton Borough Council has organised a FREE fancy dress party for young people at Upton Children's Centre on Wednesday 30 August. The event, running from , 12noon to 3pm is Hawaiian themed. There will also be a  skylight circus skills workshop, a bounce soft play,...

Ewan gets Halton’s voice heard on the national stage

Halton Borough Council's Member of Youth Parliament, Ewan Jago went to the UK Youth Parliament Annual Sitting ensuring that Halton’s young people had a say in the group’s policy making processes. More than 250 Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK gathered at...

Rockin’ All Over The Brindley 🗓

There is a special treat for fans of Status Quo and rock and roll when The Quo Experience come to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre this October providing 'Whatever You Want' for lovers of the genre. The band will be Rockin' All Over The (theatre) World and...

Come to St Patrick’s fayre 🗓

What are you doing on Saturday? There is fun for the whole family- raffle, tombola, children games, coffee, tea,  and Irish band The Crew at St Patrick's Care Home in Widnes. The fun lasts from 1pm to 4pm.

Nominate your sporting hero

Do you know a sporting hero in your community? Halton Borough Council is looking for nominations for its first 'Sports Got Talent' event this November. Halton Sports Partnerships annual awards ceremony - re-named ‘Sports Got Talent’ for this year - will take place on...

Come and hear the hits of Frankie 🗓

Let’s Hang On featuring the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons is returning to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn by popular demand in October. It comes to the award winning Halton Borough Council venue on Friday 6 October. This  production, endorsed by Frankie...

Historian David Starkey on Brexit and Henry VIII Who could resist! 🗓

Who do you think was The First Brexiteer? No, not Nigel Farage, Michael Gove, Frank Field or even Tony Benn? A famous historian is coming to Halton with his theory! The UK’s leading constitutional historian David Starkey returns to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on 9...

Gimme Gimme Gimme tickets to this ABBA show 🗓

Mamma Mia - 'Does Your Mother Know' what we have coming to Runcorn in October?  Gimme Gimme Gimme tickets asap! Following a four month run in London’s West End and successful International tours selling out theatres, stadiums and concert halls, the award winning,...

CITV and Father Ted actor joins panto cast

We have a star of CITV joining our Sleeping Beauty panto cast this year - You may also recognise theatre stalwart Nick Wymer from parts in Father Ted, Paul Merton The Series and The Bill. The all-rounder, who will play our King,  has also appeared in ads for Weetabix...

Opera Boys – The thinking woman’s boy band 🗓

They've been described as looking like 'Reservoir Dogs if they had gone to Eton', leading men from London's West End are coming to Runcorn when the Opera Boys appear at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Thursday 12 October. Featuring vocalists direct from Les...

New Mersey Gateway Bridge could open as early as mid-September

New Mersey Gateway Bridge could open as early as mid-September The new Mersey Gateway Bridge could open to traffic as early as mid-September. Merseylink, the construction consortium building the new bridge, has re-assessed the programme for the remaining works and has...

Halton pupils celebrate GCSE successes

Students across the borough are celebrating their GCSE Level examination results. This is the first set of GCSE level results under the new assessment system, where  Maths and English GCSEs in England will have a new 9 to 1 grading scale. Grade 9 is the highest grade...

The countdown the opening of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge has begun

Get ready for a fantastic evening of spectacular fireworks launched from Halton’s brand new bridge. Halton Borough Council, the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and the consortium, Merseylink, are inviting the public to join them in celebrating the completion of the new...

Sure Start is ten years young

PICS ATTACHED Halton Borough Council's Sure Start To Life celebrated its tenth anniversary with a FREE afternoon tea event, attended by almost 100 local people from the Runcorn and Widnes areas as well as the Mayor and Mayoress. The Sure Start to Later Life team hosts...

Conman who duped the elderly jailed after Council prosecution

A Runcorn 'rogue trader' has been jailed for 19 months for duping elderly residents into paying for work that was never carried out. In a case brought by Halton Borough Council. Keith Gilbert, aged 39, of Newmore Lane, Sandymoor was sentenced after pleading guilty at...

Sankey Canal clean-up begins…

Last week Halton Borough Council brought in a specialist contractor  to help clean up the Sankey Canal in Widnes. They have removed several tons of Canadian Pondweed and Duckweed (see photo). Experts cleared a section of canal from Carterhouse Bridge to Johnsons Lane....

HMRC scam warning, issued by Council

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after a resident received a scam email pretending to be from HMRC A Widnes woman received the scam email below which claims to be from HMRC and states that she will receive a refund if she completes the online form. This...

Norman invasion – at our Vintage Rally! 🗓

Widnes may be famous for its Vikings - but this year's North West Vintage Steam Rally, which will take place on September 23 and 24 this year, will take a Norman theme. Thousands are expected to flock to Victoria Park as Halton Borough Council hosted the 17th annual...

Mayor attends care home fete, raising cash for dementia care

A summer fete at St Patrick's Care Home in Widnes has been hailed as a success with £576 raised. Halton's Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Alan and Joan Lowe were special guests at the event which featured Irish band The Crew. Activity Coordinator at St. Patrick's, Ela...

Band to bring the ‘Hope’ and get ‘Social’ at The Brindley 🗓

Darlings of the Leeds’ DIY music scene Hope and Social come to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn to promote the band's acclaimed new studio album Feel. The band hits Halton Borough Council's multi award-winning venue on Wednesday 18 October. Hope and Social is prolific....

‘Make Your Mark’ – Council urges young people

Halton Borough Council's  Member of the UK Youth Parliament, is urging all young people aged 11 – 18 across Halton to get involved in Make Your Mark – the largest survey of young people across the country. The UK Youth Parliament’s 'Make Your Mar'k ballot will see...

FREE refresher course for older drivers

Are you an older person, who wants a refresher driving course to help you drive safely for longer. Halton Borough Council has 50 places left for a  FREE two hour refresher driving course for over 65’s. The scheme was launched in March this year with the aim of...

Fizz-whizzing experimentations at your library!

Young Halton human beans and chiddlers Roald Dahl fans are set to enjoy an afternoon of 'George's Marvellous Experiments' at Widnes and Halton Lea Libraries. (Wednesday 13 September) Halton Borough Council staff are organising a host of 'fizz-whizzing...

Panto star brings one man show to The Brindley 🗓

Get a taste of the talent appearing in our panto when singer, performer and all round entertainer Andrew Curphey brings his one man show to The Brindley next month. 'A Mic, Music & Me' takes place on Saturday 14 October starting at 7.30pm at Halton Borough Council's...

Mental health hubs open in Halton

Halton Borough Council and partners have launched the borough's first monthly Mental Health Hubs in Runcorn and Widnes. The unique concept is the culmination of Halton Health Improvement Team's work over the past 18 months to bring local support organisations together...

Drift on down to The Brindley for a night of soul 🗓

Stand by Me is the phenomenal musical history of The Drifters, a group that helped to define Atlantic Records, inspired early rock and roll and was a forerunner to both the black music movement in 1950’s America and even early Motown. . The show is coming to the...

Motivational classes offered for National Fitness Day 🗓

Halton Borough Council is celebrating National Fitness Day on Wednesday 27 September with classes and events to encourage you to take up group exercise. Research shows that if you exercise with company, you are more likely to stick to it as the social atmosphere...

Get a blood pressure check – It could save your life 🗓

FREE blood pressure testing is being offered in Halton as part of Know Your Numbers! Week - It is easy, painless and could save your life. Recent estimates by Public Health England suggest that more than 13,000 people in Halton (ten per cent of the population) could...

Catch panto star Crissy in ‘Dirty Dusting’ 🗓

You can get a glimpse of our panto star Crissy Rock when she comes to The Brindley for an evening of 'Dirty Dusting - described as an 'evening of pure theatrical Viagra'  - (Make of that what you will!) After a sell-out UK tour in 2016, Dirty Dusting returns to the...

Mamma Mia! Victoria Park coffee shop now re-open after £110k facelift

La Dolce Vita has arrived in an award-winning Widnes park! Victoria Park's re-vamped cafe has re-opened after a £110,000 Italian themed facelife, with food cooked on the premises, real gelato and a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. Esposito's, which won the...

Roald event sees 40 young people enjoy Dahl based fun

PIC : Scarlett, Ebony and Teddy Johnson (aged seven, six and three) enjoy Roald Dahl Day at Halton Lea Library More than 40 young Halton 'human beans and chiddlers' enjoyed an enjoy an afternoon of 'George's Marvellous Experiments' at Widnes and Halton Lea Libraries,...

Aloha! Upton rocks with Hawaiian themed party!

Aloha Upton, More than 120  people at an Hawaiian event at a Halton Borough Council children's centre. Organisers of the event at Upton Children's Centre said it was a great success with parents and children getting into the spirit and enjoying 'tropical' activities....

Ahoy me shipmates. It be Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Bagad! Avast and ahoy! Shiver me timbers, have yer a land-lubbing youngster or a budding salty seadog? If they be not too lily-livered, get them down to one of our libraries to feast their beady eyes on a booty of pirate books to celebrate International Talk Like A...

Facebook scam alert from Halton Borough Council

An Halton resident has narrowly escaped being scammed when she received a Facebook friend request from a distant relative. The woman has a cousin living in America with whom she occasionally has contact. The lady received a friend request from her American cousin...

Halton men make a splash at Special Olympics

A Runcorn swimmer who volunteers at Norton Priory Café has made a splash after winning a gold, three bronzes and getting a fourth in the British Special Olympics. Richard Lewis, aged 32 who has physical/learning disabilities and Autism competed in five swimming events...

Come and see ‘Breaking Glass’ Hazel at The Brindley 🗓

Hazel O' Connor has fast established herself as a concert artist and performer to be reckoned with and you can catch her live in Halton. From initially catapulting to stardom with the starring role in Breaking Glass and the ensuing hits that followed, Hazel continues...

Gimme shelter! New covered stops approved so people can wait in comfort

Plans have been approved  by Halton Borough Council's Executive Board for two bus shelters with seating on Clifton Road in Runcorn (at the junction of Malpas Road) at a total cost of £4k to help make life easier for residents waiting for public transport in the area....

‘Residents’ funeral scheme to help keep costs down for the bereaved

Halton Borough Council is planning an innovative scheme that would enable residents to have a fixed cost funeral for a fixed cost that would be lower than the national average, helping ease the financial pain following a bereavement. The 'residents’ funeral's would...

Give My Regards to Runcorn 🗓

Give My Regards To Runcorn! A celebration of the life of Paul McCartney hits the town. On Sunday 29 October, Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre presents Macca: The Concert, cCelebrating the Music of Paul McCartney. Starring West End leading man Emanuele...

Street lighting years! Illuminating contract approved

Halton Borough Council has extended Tarmac's street £1m lighting contract for another year. Executive Board Members were told the contractor provides a good service and was responsive to the Council’s needs. It meets the performance indicator for repairs, which is...

Re-live the 1980s at The Brindley – including Mike Read! 🗓

Fancy a Saturday time trip to the age of big hair, big tunes and even bigger phones? Tribute Concert 80’s Mania starring the legendary Top of the Pops and Radio One DJ/Presenter Mike Read as your video roadshow host is coming to The Brindley Theatre on Saturday 28...

Council tax bonus for care leavers

Care leavers aged 18 to 25 will pay no council tax, in a bid to ease their transition into adulthood, after moves were approved by Halton Borough Council's Executive Board. It is after a Children’s Society campaign, which identified a range of disadvantages that Care...

Enjoy a different sort of ‘interval’ at your theatre 🗓

‘Interval’ an exhibition by artists group Markmakers, Halton's contemporary arts collective, is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, from Monday (2 October) Members of the group have exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally with...

Come and see Britain’s second favourite Winston 🗓

Possibly the second most famous British Winston, Professor Robert, is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Monday 6 November with his new lecture Improve Your Learning. The Labour life peer is one of the most instantly recognisable scientists in the country and...

A very special brew, toasting a very special hero

A new beer brewed by people with learning disabilities and named after Widnes Victoria Cross recipient, Sergeant Thomas Mottershead, to mark the centenary of his act of bravery, has gone on tap in four of Halton's pubs. It comes as a statue to mark his achievement...

Mayor opens new sensory room in care home

Halton Borough Council's Mayor has opened a 'sensory room' at a Widnes care home, after staff and relatives raised the funds including a seven mile hike from St Helen's to Widnes rugby stadium (in fancy dress) Staff at St Patrick's spent £2,000  to completely redo the...

Your FREE Local Fun Palace 🗓

Where can 'Uke' hear a band, see a story-telling 'wizard', learn coding or bang some drums at a picnic? At one of our 'Fun Palaces' this Saturday of course. Runcorn Town Centre, Halton Lea Library , Runcorn Library and Ditton Library will join 300+ Fun Palaces across...

Paypal scam alert from Halton’s Trading Standards

A Widnes resident has received the scam email (attached), pretending to be from PayPal,  which could easily catch people off guard. The first sender’s address is a genuine PayPal one, followed by the scammer’s email address. People who skim read are likely to see the...

‘Dough’ miss our Widnes Market Bake Off! 🗓

We may not have Paul Hollywood. but we have plenty of enthusiastic bakers, a host of fun, judging panel (Halton's Mayor and Mayoress) and the icing on the cake is, it is all raising cash for charity. The Great Widnes Market Bake-Off takes place at Widnes Market,...

Panto stars shine around Halton

Halton Borough Council panto actors, including Benidorm legend Crissy Rock, took to the streets, in costume, at Runcorn Hill Park and Shopping City, meeting shoppers and families - giving out flyers and posing for 'selfies' 'I'm A Celebrity' star Crissy stars in our...

Roll With It and get tickets to our stadium Oasis tribute 🗓

What's the story (morning glory?) - The self-proclaimed 'nation's favourite Oasis tribute band'  Noasis is coming to the Select Security Stadium on Friday 3 November. Noasis is said to bethe definitive tribute band to Manchester's five piece super group Oasis. Formed...

No half-baked effort as Runcorn centre raises £500 for cancer appeal

Halton Borough Council's MacMillan Coffee Morning at Castlefileds Community Centre raised £510.15 for Cancer Support at it's event last week. Staff at the centre sold biscuit and cakes, had a 'guess the name of the bear' competition and raffled a large cake off as...

BT scam alert

A Runcorn resident has received the email (attached) which is a convincing scam, leading to a warning from experts at Halton Borough Council The email gives 24 hours’ notice that your email address will stop working unless you add it to your Broadband account at the...

#Haltonreads during National Libraries Week 🗓

Halton Borough Council is celebrating National Libraries Week (October 9-14) by promoting the great services that we offer for residents in the borough. Did you know 250 million visits were made to public libraries in Great Britain last year – that’s more than cinema...

Big-hearted traders ‘raise’ £350 in charity dough, with Bake Off

A 'Berry' popular bake off competition at Widnes Market raised more than £350 for a children's cancer charity, pushing the figure raised to more than £4,000 for the year so far for Clic Sargant by the big hearted traders. We may not have had Paul Hollywood. but we had...

Medusa – Let our production turn you to stone 🗓

Following the success of Nosferatu, innovative storytellers and theatre-makers Proper Job Theatre returns to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn with Medusa on Tuesday 7 November. This is a collaboration with award-winning writer Helen Mort to re-tell...

Jane Eyre – Get to know her at The Brindley 🗓

Following its sell out performance of Christmas Gothic, Dyad Productions is back at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn with Jane Eyre: An Autobiography on Wednesday 8 November. Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and...

Widnes blind company’s work created strangulation risk

A Widnes trader, in a case brought by Halton Borough Council's Trading Standards, has been prosecuted for selling and fitting unsafe window blinds, which posed a strangulation risk for children. Graeme Murray trading as Premier Blinds of Everite Road Industrial...

Mersey Gateway Celebration Event

Mersey Gateway Opening Celebration - Friday 13 October 2017 What’s happening? It has now been confirmed that the Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to vehicles at just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14 October. The new bridge will be lit up with a spectacular...

CAB scam alert

A Runcorn man has received two phone calls from two different mobile numbers, both claiming to be from the Citizens Advice Bureau. The callers have both said that they’re contacting the man over an outstanding debt that he has. The resident knew that the calls were...

Memories Are Made Of….Runcorn 🗓

Memories Are Made of This, the ultimate feel good show is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Wednesday 8 November. This fast moving, roller coaster of a journey through some of the greatest songs of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s, will be a show you are sure to...

The Mersey Gateway Bridge is now open!

Mersey Gateway Bridge is now open Halton’s iconic new crossing of the river, the Mersey Gateway Bridge, has now opened to the public. Following a spectacular fireworks display on Friday night, the bridge opened at 00:01 hours on Saturday 14th October. This short video...

One-to-one support for people with learning disabilities

One-to-one support for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions is set to be trialled in Halton as part of a £400,000 Government investment. For the next six months, people with these conditions will be given one primary point of contact...

Citizenship is just what the doctor ordered for talented Ratna!

A Widnes doctor was one of seven people who became British citizens at a ceremony Runcorn Town Hall. The prestigious occasion took place in from of Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire Dr Peter Cook, and Halton Borough Council's Mayor & Mayoress attended. The Mayor,...

Let your children go ‘wild’ – in your library 🗓

Scratching your head thinking of ways to keep the kids occupied during half term that won't cost a fortune? Come along to our FREE drop-in events at Halton Libraries and let them go 'wild'. Chester Zoo Safari Rangers workshops take place on Tuesday 24 October. Halton...

Mersey Gateway: Come and celebrate with a free family fun day 🗓

There will be FREE fairground rides, a circus big top, circus skills workshops, a  guided bus trip across the Mersey Gateway Bridge and a tour around the new road network on Saturday [21 October] as part of a community day, celebrating the opening of the new bridge....

What if Jane Austen had Twitter? 🗓

What would have happened if Jane Austen had a Twitter account? Find out and have the chance to write letter about what it is like to live in the North West in a series of events across the region’s libraries this year. It hits Widnes library on Wednesday 1 November,...

Fancy a bowl (or a ball)? Stay out of mischief on 30 October 🗓

Live in Halton? Aged between 10-19years old? Fancy a game of five-a-side football or want to go bowling for FREE with drinks and snacks provided. Both Halton Borough Council events take place on October 30 from 6pm to 8.30pm. To book and get your pizza and play...

Come ‘Uptown’ to see Billy Joel tribute in Runcorn 🗓

Come 'Just The Way You Are' , 'Uptown' across the 'River Of Dreams' to see 'Piano Man' Billy Joel tribute at The Brindley Following on from his highly-acclaimed reunion concerts in the USA with Billy Joel’s original touring band, Elio Pace returns to Halton Borough...

Ghoulish goings on in a Halton church hall

There were spooky goings on at St John's Church Hall, in Widnes, as local children enjoyed a Halton Borough Council supported Hallowe'en party - And the families had a 'ghost' of the time. The International Family Club - Rainbow Umbrella (Teczowy Parasol) - meets once...

Schoolchildren to get special Mersey Gateway coins

Local school children in the borough are to be given a special commemorative coin to mark the historic opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Schools in Halton have been closely involved throughout the duration of the Project with youngsters across our primary and...

Come and see some Desperate Scousewives – here in Halton! 🗓

The rumours are true! Lock up those rollers and get out that scouse. The Desperate Scousewives are back at Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 November. So get those tickets la! This play tells the tale of four ordinary...

Here is the latest panto ‘Glossop’

Halton Borough Council is welcoming two of the county's top dancers back to our panto this year, after proving so popular last year. Choreographer/ lead dancer Lindsey Alexander and lead dancer Hollie Glossip, with years of international experience between them, with...

Bridge celebrations continue at community day

Free guided bus trips across the Mersey Gateway Bridge proved hugely popular with visitors to Halton Borough Council’s community celebration day on Saturday. Passengers could hop and on and off the buses at The Brindley and at the Select Security Stadium for a ride...

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (to The Stadium) 🗓

There is a chance to dig out your leg-warmers and headbands for fantastic trip back to the 80’s when the Select Security Stadium present an 80’s Night on Friday 17 November The event features the top 80’s tribute band Wham Duran. It is described as an unique, highly...

Need a health check? Should’ve gone to Specsavers.. ..

Runcorn residents over 40-years-old will soon be able to pop into their local Specsavers for a check-up on their general health, and not just their eyes. It is all thanks to a new partnership between the opticians and Halton Borough Council. Striving for a healthier...

Warning over illegal fireworks sales

Halton Borough Council is warning of the dangers of buyng fireworks from unlicensed retailers. Trading Standards officers are advising residents to be make sure that they are buying fireworks from licensed firework shops. These shops are visited by trading standards...

Come and try our children’s centres – FREE open days 🗓

Have your children ever enjoyed the fun sessions offered at our children's centres? Halton Borough Council is holding a welcome morning at Ditton Childrens Centre Monday 13 November 10am to 12noon and at Kingsway Childrens Centre on Monday 20 November from 1pm to 3pm....

Carpenters tribute at The Brindley 🗓

The Carpenters Story is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn on Sunday 26 November. This highly acclaimed concert-style production celebrates the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter....

The Big ‘O’ – or the next best thing 🗓

Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison and he is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 24 November. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to...

Young safety stars honoured in Halton

Almost 100 children from Halton primary schools attended an event that launched the Junior Safety Officer Scheme, a new initiative encouraging children to promote safety to their peers. Winners from Farnworth Primary School attended the event to receive the winner’s...

Kaz will leave you ‘Feelin’ good’ 🗓

Northern Ireland’s multi award winning, songwriting songstress Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret and she is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre on Friday 10 November. With her unique with 'knock your socks off' vocals, character,...

Our Youth Justice Service has been praised in an independent inspection

Halton's Youth Justice Service has been praised in a national report. The YJS was inspected as part of the HMIP Youth Public Protection Thematic Inspection in May 2017. The Inspector said he 'saw evidence of well-managed cases, with staff having a good understanding...

Special panto performances announced 🗓

Halton Borough Council has announced a specially adapted and relaxed performance of Sleeping Beauty and a performance of the much loved pantomime with British Sign Language this festive season. Designed to welcome in people with an autistic spectrum condition,...

Jamie ‘STEPS’ out in panto

Our male principal dancer, Jamie Luke, will be 'STEPS'ing out in our panto, which stars Crissy Rock, at The Brindley, after roles with H from the pop band, and Disneyland Paris. Agile Jamie from Great Grimsby,has been dancing since the age of 14 where he began to go...

Hundreds enjoy our Halton Against Hate festival

Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists performed at Halton Borough Council and partners’ annual event celebrating diversity in Halton, which took place on Thursday. Hundreds enjoyed the Widnes event. Stemming from an idea from Halton Youth Cabinet, Halton Against Hate is...

Get some early Christmas presents 🗓

Flyer attached. What are you doing on the morning of Saturday 18 November? Why not go Christmas shopping? You are guaranteed to pick up some bargains, with a table top sale at Castlefields Community Centre. The FREE event takes place from 9am to 1pm. Why not come...

We are encouraging you to make people laugh in our libraries 🗓

We like to do things a bit differently in Halton. Instead of asking people to 'sshhhh' in Halton Lea Library we are encouraging teenagers to come and make people laugh! Have you ever been told you’re funny? Or if not, dreamed that you were? Well it’s time to ‘stand...

Learn more about ‘Dementia Friends’ at your library 🗓

Want to know more about being a 'Dementia Friend' - We have an event at Halton Lea Library which, where people can find out how to become one, and what is entails. It's FREE but you need to sign up at halton.gov.uk/libraries - Tuesday 14 November from 10am to 11.30am....

In the mood for some tales of the macabre? 🗓

Are you a fan of the Gothic, macabre and all things ghostly? We have a pre-Christmas treat for you! Don't Go Into The Cellar!, said to be the UK’s finest practitioners of theatrical Victoriana in a macabre vein, is back at Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning...

Fireworks display hailed as a success

The skies over Widnes and Runcorn were set alight by streams of colour to match any Oscar winning movie, as our Hollywood themed fireworks display to mark Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night thrilled the crowds. And residents were quick to flood onto social media to praise the...

The South announces a gig up north! 🗓

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, some members of the band didn’t feel ready to hang up their microphones or instruments just yet, and you can see The South at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Wednesday 29 November. The South...

What’s new at the Brindley November

What's new at the Brindley November Click here to read about the latest shows, updates & announcements! Highlights include: La Boheme, Kaz WIlliams, Alma Fiddles  & Festive Shows. To receive regular updates, announcements & special offers from the Brindley...

Art classes appeal – Come along and have a go!

An arts and crafts workshop for the over-50s is looking forward to celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 and is appealing for more members. The group is active in Widnes and Runcorn and you can pop along to Ditton Community Centre, Dundalk Road, Widnes on Wednesday...

Star of the West End announced for panto

We have announced another cast member for our Christmas panto, and he has a long string of shows behind him including a run in the West End. Joseph Foyster, who joins Sleeping Beauty as a principal dancer, trained at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre...

Project to help teenage mums celebrates its birthday

An NHS Service which supports local first time teenage parents celebrated its third anniversary on 24 October with events at both Kingsway Children’s Centre in Widnes and Halton Lodge Children’s Centre in Runcorn. Staff and local families were invited to the...

Fan of the X-Factor? Why not join our singing group? 🗓

With The Voice,  The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and even an NHS choir having topped the charts, singing has never been so popular, and Halton Borough Council is calling on people to join classes at The Brindley. Halton's own version of Gareth Malone, Rob Littler,...

Fancy a ‘swinging’ Christmas with our jazz band? 🗓

Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn invites you to ‘Swing Those Jingle Bells’ when the Five Star Swing Big Band presents its  ‘The Big Band at Christmas’ at the award winning venue on Monday 18 December. The Five Star Swing Big Band has featured at...

What does Santa want for Christmas? Find out at The Brindley 🗓

Following last year’s hugely successful sell-out performances, The Santa Show 2017: Santa’s Christmas Wish is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn Friday 15 December to Monday 18 December. Christmas is a season of joy, love and sharing, a time...

Join Brit winners Blake for a Christmas treat 🗓

Join Brit-Award winning vocalists Blake for its celebrated Christmas show Christmas with Blake at The Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Sunday 17 December. The show features festive songs in beautiful trio harmony, video projections & the group’s famous fast-paced comedy...

BBC toy appeal comes to Widnes Market 🗓

The BBC Radio Merseyside bus will be collecting toys at Widnes Market on Saturday 2 December from around 10am. Organisers requested The Market as a venue because in the past it has been one of the most successful on its tour of Merseyside. Andy Ball, presenter for...

Registrars celebrate after qualification first!

Halton Borough Council Registration Service is used to helping people celebrate, but it has its own reason to celebrate today! All registrars have completed and passed the Registrar General’s nationally accredited City and Guilds certificate Level 4.  Halton now only...

Drama with a Bowie soundtrack coming to The Brindley 🗓

Do you like David Bowie, road movies and drama? If so we you would be 'Aladdin Sane' to miss this show. Runcorn's flagship venue presents From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a contemporary theatrical road movie with a host of characters, songs, humour and a brilliant...

Top psychic coming to The Brindley 🗓

TJ Higgs, one of the UK’s best-known psychic mediums is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre on Wednesday 17 January. With her natural, unique and accurate presentation, her broad appeal allows her to support private readings, live theatre appearances...

Western Union scam refund hope

Did you lose money to a scammer who had you pay using Western Union between January 1, 2004 and January 19, 2017? If so, you can now ask for your money back – and you have until February 12, 2018 to file your claim. Halton Borough Council Trading Standards officers...

Panto In The Park – Coming soon, to Widnes 🗓

Visitors are expected to flock to Victoria Park in the Appleton Ward, for Halton Borough Council’s Panto in the Park event on Sunday 3 December from noon to 3pm. Princess Aurora will arrive at the bandstand in a glittering glass carriage with Santa himself. She will...

Cllr Arthur Cole

It is with great sadness that Halton Borough Council announced the death of long-serving councillor, Arthur Cole. Cllr Cole, who represented Halton Castle ward in Runcorn, passed away on Friday aged 82. Cllr Cole leaves his wife of 56 years, Teddie, three children,...

Car clocking firm fined quarter of a million pounds

A high-profile Runcorn chauffeur company responsible for millions of miles of car clocking offences has been found guilty of fraud and fined £250,000. The sentence follows a three-year investigation by Halton and Warrington Borough Councils – the biggest probe of its...

Father Christmas and loads of fun at Runcorn Town Hall 🗓

Halton Borough Council's Town Hall Open Day is taking place on Saturday 2 December from 10am until 4pm. Members of the Mayor’s fundraising team will be doing fundraising activities for Halton Speak Out and HEARTS (Halton Entertainment Arts Regional Theatre School)....

Festive street entertainment 🗓

  This week’s Christmas entertainment in Widnes town centre, provided by organiser David Mather, Saturday December 2, features various street entertainers. They are The Brass Brothers, performing seasonal song and carols on brass instruments, the colourful and...

Fancy a second helping of The Scousewives? 🗓

Just when you though it was safe to go back to The Brindley. The Desperate Scousewives announce a return trip to the Halton Borough Council venue, when they bring sequal   Desperate Scousewives 2 – Pullin’ A Christmas Cracker comes to the venue. The ladies come return...

Come to our free grotto – and meet Father Christmas 🗓

Have you made that list, checked it twice, he's going find out who's naughty and nice in Halton as Santa Claus is coming to town. Once again Widnes Market Traders, supported by Halton Borough Council, have brought Father Christmas and a a free grotto to The Market to...

A Christmas Eve treat 🗓

There’s a chance to spend a part of your Christmas Eve in a lovely festive environment when the Brindley Theatre screens It’s A Wonderful Life in the festively decorated studio on Sunday 24 December. The film starring James Stewart, who was nominated for ‘Best Actor’...

Lorinda King is the Queen of Panto

With rehearsals starting for this year's glittering panto tomorrow (Saturday 2 December) we reveal our director. And she is one the very best around, a seasoned pro, with numerous acclaimed productions under her belt. Lorinda King was born in Hornchurch, Essex and has...

Mayor’s Bingo raises more than £700 for good causes

Eyes down! A bingo night hosted by Halton Borough Council's Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Alan and Cllr Joan Lowe at the Select Security Stadium raised £711.00 for charity. The cash will go to theatre group H.E.A.R.T.S and Halton Speak Out.

Open day success

Mayor & Mayoress, Cllr Alan Lowe and Cllr Joan Lowe would like to thank Halton Borough Council staff, members and the public for supporting and donations for their Town Hall Open Day. The event this weekend raised a fantastic £1,011.68. This year the Mayor is...

IT project aims to get Merseyside on line

Are you an over-45 looking for work, or looking to move career, but finding a lack of computer knowledge is holding you back? Halton Borough Council is one of the Liverpool City Region Partners providing skills training and employment support for local, unemployed...

Residents get crafty, courtesy of Halton Borough Council

Parents across Halton have been enjoying learning new craft skills with the help of tutors from Halton Borough Council. Why not join them in the new year? Courses such as Babygro Keepsakes are held in the children’s centres across the borough, courtesy of the Adult...

Athletics legend Colin Jackson praises our adult services fundraisers

A team from Halton Borough Council Day Services has been congratulated by sprint legend Colin Jackson, winning runner-up in the 'Your Champion' awards at an awards ceremony in Chester. Staff and users at Halton Borough Council Day Services, were 'tyre'-lessly raising...

UK first for Widnes Market

Widnes has what is thought to be a first for local markets, an estate agents on a stall. Open House is part of an online estate agents network providing many property services as well as selling or letting houses. In what is thought to be a first for a traditional...

Counterfeit goods warning

Jingle bells, this deal smells “Strolling through the stalls, Five presents on each arm. You’re almost done, but then you see, A steal, so what’s the harm? Perfume that‘s just cheap, A really cute keepsake These prices are too good to miss, But are these just a fake?...

Thousands enjoy ‘Panto In The Park’

Visitors flocked to Victoria Park in the Appleton Ward, for Halton Borough Council’s Panto in the Park event, with about 5,000 estimated to have braved the cold. Princess Aurora arrived at the bandstand in a glittering glass carriage with Santa himself. She was...

Residents brave the snow to enjoy Runcorn Hill Christmas event

More than 400 people braved the weather to come along for Christmas crafts, donkey rides, willow weaving and Santa’s grotto at Runcorn Hill Park, organised by Halton Borough Council. Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for Events, Cllr Eddie Jones, said:...

Police target organised crime gangs in early morning drugs raids

Early-morning raids today (Thursday, 14 December) saw police take action against organised crime groups suspected of exploiting vulnerable people to deal drugs in Widnes. More than 340 officers were involved in the high-profile operation with 12 houses targeted in...

Chambermaids go on tour!

A group, made up of female councillors, is taking the care home world by storm, entertaining with carols and well known songs residents can sing along to. Cllrs Sandra Baker, Val Hill, June Roberts, Pauline Sinnott, Marie Wright, also known as The Chambermaids,...

Billy Fury tribute, here in Runcorn 🗓

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s is celebrated at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Tuesday 20 February when Michael Kings presents the ‘Billy Fury Years’. One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit...

Musical legend Joe Brown comes to The Brindley 🗓

A music legend returns to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn when Joe Brown presents his show ‘Just Joe’ at the award-winning venue on Monday 19 February. Joe Brown MBE is unique, a genuine one off. With a history that spans music hall, skiffle, Rock & Roll, Theatre, Films,...

Fly down to The Brindley to see top Eagles band 🗓

A group claiming to be 'The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute band', The Illegal Eagles, returns to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Wednesday 31 January and Thursday 1 February. This promises to be another outstanding show with more of trademark musical prowess,...

Cabaret from The Shadows 🗓

Cabaret From The Shadows, was Brighton Fringe Award Winner in 2017 and following a sell-out homecoming show at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool, the actors are taking the show to The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on 2 February 2018. Political, comic, sexy and strange,...

Festive fun with Father Christmas – Wesołych Świąt from Umbrella!

There was festive fun at St John's Church Hall, in Widnes, as local children enjoyed a Halton Borough Council supported Christmas Party - with the REAL Father Christmas, who took a break from supervising his elves to make a personal appearance! The International...

Christmas Jumper Day raises charity cash

Halton Borough Council's Mayor and Mayoress , Cllrs Alan and Joan Lowe, would like to thank Council employees who raised £531 from a Christmas Jumper day for their chosen charities on Friday 15 December. Photos taken during the collection and can be found on the...

Looking for last minute Christmas presents? How about panto tickets!

It's not too late to get the panto lover in your life tickets to see Sleeping Beauty at The Brindley. Heading the cast this year is Crissy Rock, star of TV’s Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity as Fairy Nuff. Rebecca Lake, returns by popular request as Princess Aurora and...

Social media praise for panto

The sparkling seasonal pantomime Sleeping Beauty is in full swing and runs until Sunday 14 January, so still time to book for this festive treat. People have been taking to social media to praise the production. Sleeping Beauty stars Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I'm A...

New Runcorn Station Quarter will help transform town

Plans are underway to remove unused roads on the Runcorn side of the Silver Jubilee Bridge to allow the regeneration of the area around the town’s mainline station. The scheme will see the removal of the ‘trumpet loop’ which will be replaced by a new roundabout...

Let a Dracula story chill your blood this winter 🗓

Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company returns to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 9 February with 'Dracula’s Ghost'. When Bram Stoker's widow welcomes lawyer Mr Leech into her home, there begins a tale of the most feared vampire of all time, of his un-dead...

Back to Bacharach 🗓

A fantastic celebration of the music of Burt Bacharach is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 2 February when Back to Bacharach comes to the award-winning venue. Back to Bacharach celebrates the magical music of Burt Bacharach, one of the most...

Young Carers Awareness Day events in Runcorn and Widnes 🗓

To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, Halton is holding an event to raise awareness with professionals, on Thursday25 January There will be two venues Runcorn, the Heath Conference Centre, (WA74QX) 10am to 12noon in the morning and Widnes, Select Stadium (WA87DZ), 1-3pm...

BBC R2 Folk Musician Of The Year announces Halton gig 🗓

Folk artist Rachel Newton, who was awarded ‘Musician of the Year’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2017 is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Monday 19 February. Singer and harpist Rachel Newton, specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and...

Up-and-coming singer/songwriter to gig at The Brindley 🗓

Fancy hearing a voice likened to both whiskey and chocolate? Well now you can! The award-winning singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Thursday 8 February. She is coming to Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning venue to...

Cult legend Count Arthur Strong announces Brindley show 🗓

Count Arthur Strong - TV and radio cult hero - has announced a Brindley gig. He hits the Halton Borough Council venue on Thursday 24 May. Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him, the show business Colossasus (check that) takes us back on a journey through his...

Brush up on your IT for free

If you are unemployed and in need of some IT skills to help with your job search then this FREE course from Halton Borough Council is for you! A fun, friendly and relaxed course from the Adult Learning team shows you how to get online to shop, use social media, report...

Halton Fostering drop in events announced for 2018

If you’re thinking about becoming a Foster Carer in 2018, Halton’s fostering service can offer advice and answer any questions at pop up drop in events in the borough this year. Meet experienced Foster Carers, members of the fostering team and take away information...

‘Write Time, Write Place’ in our libraries 🗓

Halton Borough Council has secured funding from the Arts Council to run a series of free creative writing workshops for adults at its libraries starting this month (January) Organisers say this this is an exciting opportunity for adults across Halton to develop their...

Suspected loan shark arrested in Runcorn

A 52 year-old man was arrested this morning (10 January 2018) on suspicion of illegal money lending and money laundering, following an operation in Runcorn. The Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) working in partnership with Halton Borough Council Trading Standards and...

G’day sport. The Aussies love our walking football!

Looking to shed those Christmas pounds and don't fancy going the gym, then why not try Walking Football? A volunteer on the Halton Borough Council project, took the passion for Walking Football all the way to Australia. Members are going to compete in Benidorm, but...

Ballet on your doorstep – Why not give it a go? 🗓

It's not often you can get to see world class ballet, here in Halton. Join Ballet Theatre UK as we enter the enchanting and magical realm of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Brindley Theatre on Tuesday 13 March. Following on from the company’s critically acclaimed...

Council shuts restaurant after cockroach infestation

Raj Tandoori takeaway on Warrington Road in Widnes has been closed after an inspection by Halton Borough Council environmental health officers found the premises was infested with cockroaches. Following the inspection on 19 December 2017, officers were satisfied the...

Halton Council’s support for post-Christmas loan shark campaign

Halton Borough Council is supporting a new campaign designed to encourage victims to come forward and report loan sharks after the Christmas period. The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) - a specialist team that investigate and prosecute loan sharks – has...

Top author announces talk in Widnes Library 🗓

A best-selling writer is coming to Widnes Library next week and you can 'book' a place at the event. Sarah Ward will talk about her books at 7pm on Thursday 25 January The event is bookable online here...

Romance scam warning after Runcorn residents reports email

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning about the scam email below, clearly written with a male recipient in mind, has been received by a female Runcorn resident who does not, and has never, belonged to a dating website. The scammer is pretending to be a young...

Make it an SOS to get tickets to this ABBA tribute 🗓

Why not make an 'SOS' to 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!' tickets to the closest thing you will get to seeing Swedish supergroup ABBA in its heyday. There’s a chance to grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when the band dominated the charts and ruled the...

Come and see ‘Boycie’ at The Brindley 🗓

There is a chance to see one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, when Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis comes to Runcorn, courtesy of Halton Borough Council. 'Boycie' comes to the Brindley Theatre on Monday...

Café culture comes to Grangeway 🗓

A café in a Runcorn community centre has been taken over by a former employee, who has self-funding a renovation, revamp and launch. Mandi McDonald is opening "Macy's" at Grangeway Community Centre, on Monday 29 January. The café will aim to offer the public, eat in...

Couch to 5km – Up and running for 2018

Yet to start that new year resolution to keep fit? Our 'Couch to 5k' is in its third year in Halton and it's not too late to join in. Halton Borough Council's first programme for 2018 started at the beginning of January and saw an unprecedented amount of people...

Rogue traders who then left false Tripadvisor reviews prosecuted

Halton Borough Council's Trading Standards officers have prosecuted three Runcorn rogue traders after they carried out poor quality and unfinished gardening and driveway work at the homes of Runcorn residents. Residents complained after they paid A D Fencing and...

Work to future-proof town centre’s gas pipes

• Gas pipe upgrade will keep energy flowing through Widnes town centre for 80+ years • One-lane of Deacon Road to be closed to traffic with diversion in place from 29 January The final stage of future-proofing gas pipes running under the roads of Widnes town centre is...

Cupid’s arrow set to fall on Runcorn 🗓

Love is in the air at Halton Borough Council's Grangeway Get-Together on Monday 12 February when older residents will be treated to a St Valentine's themed event at the Community Centre. Organisers Sure Start to Later Life holds regular tea socials event 2nd Monday of...

Big-hearted Widnes market traders raise £6k for children with cancer

Big-hearted Widnes Market traders have raised £6,244 in just one year for children's cancer charity, Clic Sargent. The donation was presented to Clic Sargent fundraiser Stefanie Underhill on Friday at the Halton Borough Council venue. Widnes Market has always been at...

Affordable warmth partnership launched

Halton Borough Council has partnered with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service to offer affordable warmth information to Halton residents as part of its Safe and Well scheme. 'Safe and Well' visits are offered to Halton residents over 65 and includes advice and...

Paul Daniels’ nephew brings show to The Brindley 🗓

A unique magical prank show that is both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny is coming to the Brindley Theatre when the amazing James Phelan: Trickester comes to Runcorn on Wednesday 28 March. It will be a night of light entertainment described as 'extraordinary' in...

Charity production to fund drop-in arts sessions 🗓

A charity which was formed to give access to the arts for all, is presenting 'The Rise And Fall of Little Voice' at The Brindley, with profits providing drop-in session in both Widnes and Runcorn, providing FREE refreshments, craft and music. Victoria Music Ltd...

Get some ‘Good Vibrations’ at The Brindley 🗓

There is a tribute to real music legends at Hallton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn when a Beach Boys sound-a-likes comes to the award-winning venue on Saturday 31 March. 'The Story of The Beach Boys' is described as 'a believable and memorable tribute...

Children in care give thanks to Foster Carers

  Children in care invited to make Valentines gifts for their Foster Carers and raise awareness about fostering in Halton. Looked after children in Halton will lend a hand to the fostering team this February, helping them to raise awareness about the difference Foster...

Folk heroes coming to The Brindley 🗓

 Folk music legends Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham are coming to the Brindley Theatre on Tuesday 27 March. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, they recorded their first album ‘The Pearl’ in 1994 and followed it with many more...

Time to dust down that tartan! 🗓

There’s a chance to don your tartan and catch some real life Seventies legends when and The Bay City Rollers starring Les McKeown return to Halton Borough Council's The Brindley by popular demand on Thursday 29 March. The music of the Bay City Rollers became the...

270 proud young people collect D of E and Mayor’s Awards

More than 270 young people collecting their Duke of Edinburgh and Mayor's Awards Mayor, Councillor Alan Lowe. at a celebration evening held at The Brindley last week. The evening was itself organised by young people current or past participants in the Duke of...

Over 50s arts club’s call for members

An arts and crafts organisation for the over-50s is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018 and is appealing for more members, as an exhibition of members' work has gone on show at The Brindley. You can see some of the art produced by the people who attend the Years...

Have you got the eggs-factor? Meet the Easter Bunny! 🗓

From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and Santa’s Christmas Wish comes the most chocolatey Easter show ever Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor which is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Saturday 31 March. Everyone is excited about the Easter Bunny’s singing competition...

Boost your confidence, take one of our courses

Now we are in February already, the days are still long and dark and you may be feeling a bit low. But the good news is Halton Borough Council has some courses you can join to lift your mood. Halton Borough Council's Adult Learning Service has a range of new courses...

Love is in the air…But beware of scams, warns Halton Borough Council

Love may be in the air, but while you’re doe-eyed over a new Valentine, something more sinister may be at work here, according to Halton Borough Council Trading Standards.  Around 200,000 people reportedly fell victim to a romance scam in the UK last year, according...

Take time out to ‘Read and Relax’

Fancy taking a break from your busy life for an hour? We have just the tonic, a read and relax session at one of Halton Borough Council's libraries, launched in partnership with a local charity. Groups take place on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am at Widnes Library....

Civilisations Festival at Norton Priory Museum & Gardens 🗓

Norton Priory is celebrating the launch of the BBC’s Civilisations Festival with a Chinese themed family event and the loan of a mysterious item from National Museums Liverpool.  On Sunday 4th March from 11am until 4pm, the Liverpool Hung Gar Kung Fu School will be...

Halton Castle Election

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Take part in NHS consultation on prescriptions

NHS England has launched a public consultation on proposals to rein in prescriptions for some ‘over the counter products’ and NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group is urging residents to take part. For more information and to get involved please visit...

Western Union refund extension

Last year Halton Borough Council's Trading Standards discovered that there was a pot of money in the USA available to people who had been scammed and who had paid the scammer using Western Union. Halton was featured in national publicity for spearheading this,...

Fancy Tea With Oscar Wilde? 🗓

There is a chat show with a difference coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn when Tea with Oscar Wilde comes to the award-winning venue on Friday 6 April. Join Oscar as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story...

Time travel with us at The Brindley 🗓

After the success of Christmas Gothic and Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dyad Productions, is bringing The Time Machine to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn, on Thursday 5 April. The programme notes say: "2018: In this age of uncertainty, where the shadows of tyranny,...

Western Union new scam alert

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after a resident has received a scam email (attached) which pretends to be from Western Union. It claims that the recipient has been selected by the United Nations Humanitarian/Poverty Alleviation Programme to receive $1.5...

You’ve Got A Friend at The Brindley 🗓

There is a celebration of the friendship and musical relationship of Carole King and James Taylor when the concert style show You've Got A Friend comes to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn on Wednesday 4 April. This is a heart-warming musical...

Telephone scam alert from Halton Council

Halton Borough Council's Trading Standards Officers have issued a warning after a Widnes resident received a scam phone call from somebody claiming to be from the home appliance insurance company, Domestic and General. The caller was phoning from 01246 208358 and he...

Skin Deep – The naked truth about body image 🗓

There is a real feel-good production coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn when LAMBCO Productions proudly present Skin Deep the Musical on Thursday 5 April. The show is a musical revue about body image, diets, the gym, selfies, Botox, nip ‘n’ tucks, photo-shopping...

Blues Brothers tribute coming to The Brindley 🗓

The award-winning, spectacular and Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Sunday 8 April. The Chicago Blues Brothers described as a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical...

Mental health boost for Runcorn

Halton Borough Council's Youth Cabinet has secured funding from a national charity to train twelve mental health champions - two for each high school in Runcorn. Members received £1,395 from The Community Foundation’s Alfred Shaw Trust Fund to train the young Mental...

Manc holiday weekend! Easter festival announced for Halton 🗓

You can re-live the heyday of baggy when a mini-music festival comes to Halton this Easter Weekend. Halton Borough Council's Select Security Stadium presents Mancholiday on Easter Saturday 31 March. Step On over and enjoy the vibes! The event is a celebration of the...

Did you hear the one about the Irish/Iranian who came to Runcorn?

Much loved comedian Patrick Monahan returns to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 7 April with his new show Rewind Selector 90s. This is a brand new stand up show from the multi award winning comedian who compares life as an Irish/Iranian...

He’s a real Dead Ringer for Meatloaf… 🗓

Are you a Meal Loaf fan? Well Friday 13 (April) could be your lucky night! Peter Young is a ‘dead ringer’ for Meat Loaf in Rock'n'Roll Dreams Came Truecoming to the Brindley Theatre on Friday 13 April 2018! Also starring Emma Parker as Meat Loaf's leading lady,...

BBC Civilisations Festival talks at Halton Libraries 🗓

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, Halton Libraries are hosting two fascinating talks on the local history and cultural identity of Widnes and Runcorn. The Architecture of Runcorn: a talk by Runcorn & District Historical Society,  Halton Lea Library, Tuesday...

‘Microsoft’ scam warning from Halton Borough Council

Halton Borough Council has put out a warning after a Widnes resident has this afternoon received a scam telephone call from somebody claiming to be from Microsoft. The caller, whose first language wasn't English, told the resident that his computer had been hacked....

Annual “Crucial Crew” event captivates year 5 pupils

Halton Borough Council are pleased to announce that Crucial Crew is taking place this year at Select Security Stadium. This annual event brings together key partners and local organisations to deliver vital safetey advice to young people. Sessions are delivered in a...

Business Improvement District (BID) Ballot Outcome 2018

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Enjoy ‘All Our Yesterdays’ at The Brindley 🗓

The ultimate feel good show All Our Yesterdays is coming to The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Tuesday 17 April. This is a another sensational show from the producers of Memory Lane, Rolling back the Years and Memories are made of This, coming courtesy of Halton...

Coronation Street and Emmerdale fans confirmed for Easter panto 🗓

Halton Borough Council is today announcing its wizardly wonderful Easter Pantomime adventure. The Wizard of Oz is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn from Monday 9 until Wednesday 11 April. The show features Coronation Street star Nick Cochrane as The Wizard of Oz,...

Never heard Welsh folk music. Here is your chance! 🗓

Everyone knows what to expect from English folk or traditional Irish music. But if you fancy something a little different we have just the thing at Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre. The international award winning folk band from the valleys Wales Calan is...

St Patrick’s event for older people at Grangeway 🗓

Part of Runcorn will become a bit Irish at  Halton Borough Council's Grangeway Get-Together on Monday 12 March when older residents will be treated to a St Patrick's Day themed event at the Community Centre, with Emerald Isle themed entertainment. Organisers. Halton...

Mayor’s Civic Variety night 🗓

This year's Mayor's Civic Variety Night, which takes place next week at The Brindley, reads like a Who's Who of Halton talent - and tickets are going fast so get yours before they sell out. There is a fantastic evening of entertainment in the name of several good...

Up-and-coming singer/pianist brings her talent to The Brindley 🗓

There is a very special evening with two of Halton's rising stars when An Audience with Lucy McDiarmid plus Special Guests comes to the Brindley Studio on Friday 13 April. Lucy’s musical talent has blossomed in recent years, passing ABRSM piano exams and Trinity...

The Man in Black is back 🗓

The Man in Black is back! Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre welcomes back the fabulous Johnny Cash Roadshow on Saturday 21 April. Johnny Cash Roadshow is billed as a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. The only show to be endorsed by the...

Egg-citing Mayor’s bingo event. We need your prizes! 🗓

Get egg-cited! Halton's Mayor Cllr Alan Lowe, will be holding an Easter Bingo, on Wednesday 28 March, at 7.30pm, at the Select Security Services Stadium, Widnes. And needs prizes! This year the Mayor is supporting the following organisations: Halton Speak Out, HEARTS...

Set the date and break the habit

Wednesday 14 March is No Smoking Day so if you’ve been thinking about quitting, today is the ideal time to start. Halton Borough Council’s Health Improvement Team advise that no matter how old you are, or how long you’ve been smoking, quitting today is by far the best...

See some Blockheads at The Brindley! 🗓

A legendary band behind a number of classic hits is coming to Runcorn when The Blockheads appears at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Friday 20 April Starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads has grown in stature from the early days of the Stiff tour in...

Eyes down on Wednesday 28 March – for charity 🗓

Get egg-cited! Halton's Mayor Cllr Alan Lowe, will be holding an Easter Bingo, on Wednesday 28 March, at 7.30pm, at the Select Security Stadium, Widnes. This year the Mayor is supporting the following organisations: Halton Speak Out, HEARTS (Halton Entertainment Arts...

Health and social care improving in Halton

Halton Borough Council's adult social care services are having a positive impact on people’s lives with an overall improvement in health, according to a new annual study. The Adult Social Care Annual Report shows an increase of 4.2 per cent in the number of people...

See Widnes singer/songwriter Greg, in The Brindley’s Studio 🗓

The popular Widnes born singer-songwriter Greg Oldfield returns to the intimate setting of Halton Borough Council's Brindley Studio on Saturday 28 April, The evening entitled An Audience with Greg Oldfield follows a successful show in 2016 and will be perfectly suited...

New roof tops off market improvements

Halton Borough Council is working with Cunard Construction to replace the roof at Widnes Market as part of the Council's Capital Works programme. But rest assured, the market will stay open throughout the proposed five-month work programme. The market hall was...

An evening of psychic mediumship 🗓

One of the country’s most well-known and respected mediums, Tony Stockwell, is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Tuesday 1 May. Spontaneous and totally up-front, the medium, healer and teacher from Wickford Essex hides nothing and reveals everything. During...

Irish classics from Dublin legends 🗓

The Dublin Legends (Formerly of The Dubliners) bring their ‘All the Hits and More Tour’ to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Monday 30 April. In 2012, The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road but following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna, and...

Step inside – love the Cilla show at The Brindley 🗓

In a show that's bound to be a lorra lorra fun, Cilla and the Shades of the 60s is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Thursday 3 May. This elegant review of the life of Cilla Black soars its way through the 60s. Starring Victoria Jones in the role of Cilla...

Strictly magic with Pasha 🗓

A dazzling evening of sequins glitz and glamour is guaranteed when Strictly Come Dancing Star Pasha Kovalev returns to The Brindley Theatre for two shows on Sunday 15 April and Wednesday 9 May. Pasha, who wowed Brindley audiences in a sell-out show at The Brindley two...

A thriller of a tribute night 🗓

Fans of the King of Pop get the chance to moonwalk their way to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, for the Michael Jackson- HIStory show on Friday 4 May. After a more than 5,000 performances worldwide in the past few years, the show has arrived in the UK by popular...

Beyond Faith – celebrating 30 years of landmark album 🗓

George Michael tribute concert, Beyond Faith, is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Thursday 10 May. This year is 30 years since the release of the late singer's landmark album Faith. Experience this multi-award winning recording played live, in full, along...

Special Educational Needs funding

A spokesperson for Halton Borough Council says: "The Council continues to fund all pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans, and remains committed to meeting its statutory duties. "Unfortunately, Government funding made available for supporting children and young...

Design workshops are a smart idea 🗓

Have a go at creating your own 3D designs at FREE smart materials workshops at Halton Lea Library, Runcorn, on Saturday 21 April, anytime from 11am-2pm. The workshops focus on using smart materials combined with traditional craft practices.  Children, young people and...

Drop in at Halton Healthy New Town event

There will be a drop-in event on Monday (16 April) for members of the public to find out more about Halton Healthy New Town. Halton Borough Council is holding the public consultation to let people know about the proposals for the Masterplan and Delivery Strategy for...

PPI scam alert

Halton Borough Council has urged people to be vigilant after reports a Widnes resident recently received a phone call from a scam Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) company asking her for payment up front in iTunes vouchers to release the money she was owed in PPI....

Celtic music fans can enjoy Roving Crows here in Halton 🗓

Powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms are coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn when Roving Crows appear on Friday 15 June. Roving Crows push the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre and play with genuine passion, energy and...

Investment scam alert from Halton Council

Halton Trading Standards is warning people to watch out for letters from fraudsters claiming to be employed by overseas banks. The scammer claims he works for the bank and puts forward an opportunity for the recipient (who has the same surname as a deceased person) to...

Cat Stevens tribute coming to Runcorn 🗓

A salute to Cat Stevens with Ron Vincent is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Thursday 7 June. Ron holds not only an uncanny resemblance to Cat Stevens, but his hauntingly beautiful vocals and performance style translates on stage to one of the most authentic and...

Crossing the bridge – Historical talks at our libraries 🗓

Runcorn’s railways Tuesday 8  May – 6pm – Halton Lea library Following on from their fascinating talk about Runcorn’s architecture in March, Runcorn Historical Society will be returning to Halton Lea library. This time their talk will be covering the history of...

Cult comic Count Arthur Strong announces Brindley gig 🗓

Count Arthur Strong brings his ‘Alive and Unplugged 2018 Tour’ to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Thursday 24 May. Alone, solo and by himself, with no one with him! Count Arthur Strong returns! This time ‘Alive and Unplugged’ (whatever that means?). In his first solo...

Teen pregnancies reach all time low

Halton had its lowest every teenage conception rate, with a reduction of 35 per cent, in a year. And almost halved in the last 20 years. The full year 2016 ONS data on Teenage Conceptions showed Halton had 23 less conceptions compared to 2015. Halton had 58...

Ella’s soulful evening at The Brindley 🗓

One of Halton's bright young stars takes to the stage at the Brindley Theatre on Friday 25 May in An Evening with Ella McKevitt. Following her recent winning performance on Halton's Got Talent, Ella invites you to an evening of music, old and new. At just 18 years...

Sew your own clothes – it’s the fashion!

Want to learn how to update your outfits, create a whole new wardrobe, or even pursue a career in fashion? Then take a sewing course run by Halton Borough Council. Three different 10-week courses in sewing skills start this week, but there’s still time to enrol, and...

Wannabe – Spice Girls tribute here in Halton 🗓

Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show, the only touring theatre production inspired by the ultimate girl power group is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Friday 22 June. The Spice Girls captured the World’s attention with their debut single...

Cloudbusting – Celebrate 40 years of Kate Bush 🗓

It's 40 years since The Kick Inside announced to the world the genius of Kate Bush and the Brindley Theatre Runcorn, is celebrating the anniversary with the show Cloudbusting – Forty Years of Kate Bush on Thursday 21 June. Since that debut, a series of ground-breaking...

Roy Orbison and Traveling Wilburys tribute 🗓

The Roy Orbison & the Traveling Wilburys Show is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Friday 15 June. Come and celebrate with the band as they commemorate 30 years since the Wilburys original album release and pay a special tribute to The...

Life with Jimi Hendrix – by his brother 🗓

Fans of legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix should make sure they're at The Brindley Theatre on Frdiay 8 June when his brother Leon presents a very special evening of music and memories. During his hugely successful, yet short career, Jimi Hendrix managed to shape...

‘Nuisance neighbour’ banned from keeping dogs at his property

Halton Borough Council has secured a Criminal Behaviour Order against a Widnes man for continually allowing his dogs to bark, almost a thousand times an hour at one point, in what is said to be worst case of noise nuisance that the council has ever had to deal with....

Celebrity Juice regular announces Brindley gig 🗓

Award-winning stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular and host of The Chris Ramsey Show and Stand Up Central (Comedy Central), Chris Ramsey is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Wednesday 27 June. Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out of the...

Family-sized industrial folk at The Brindley 🗓

For toe-tapplingly good music and lots of fun, experience the Jar Family at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 26 May. The Hartlepool based band are individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would...

Luther tribute promises no dross 🗓

There is a tribute to Luther Vandross when the show If Only For One Night comes to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre on Thursday 5 July. Steve Williamson's musical journey started, aged eight, as a drummer in his hometown of Sheffield. Singing came later due...

National organisation backs our claim-back campaign

The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI), the national body representing Trading Standards Officers, has thrown its weight behind a Halton Borough Council campaign to raise awareness of a Western Union refund scheme as the deadline for applications nears....

Swing into The Brindley for a musical treat 🗓

Fans of swing and hot jazz are in for a treat when the Pasadena Roof Orchestra come to The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, on Sunday 3 June at 7.30pm. The Pasadena Roof Orchestra was formed 50 years ago and is still going strong. Their show includes famous tunes such as...

Come and meet some real northern pub characters, here in Runcorn 🗓

The play TWO, a sharp and touching slice of English life set in a Northern pub is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Wednesday 20 June. Starring friends Louis Emerick (Brookside, Layer Cake, Zapped) and writer and actress Lynne Fitzgerald (Desperate Scousewives, Bunty...

Feel the ‘Rhythm of the Dance’ in Runcorn 🗓

The stunning Irish spectacular that is Rhythm of the Dance is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Wednesday 4 July, so it is! This is a fully live show that celebrates Irish culture through music and dance, featuring world champion dancers,...

Put your best foot forward for National Walking Month

May is National Walking Month. Try a free health, get a free step-o-meter and walk your way to health with schemed offered by Halton Borough Council. Halton’s Walking for Health scheme, is supporting National Walking Month by offering free, friendly health walks...

Blowin’ in the Wind – Here at The Brindley 🗓

Where can you see the show about protest singers, Blowin’ In The Wind? The answer my friend is at The Brindley! It is coming to Halton Borough Council's Runcorn venue on Friday 13 July with songs of peace, love and politics. Return to the 60s  with uniquely arranged...

Come and see ‘The King’ 🗓

Is 'The King' always on your mind? You must have a 'wooden heart' if you pass this opportunity to see a top class tribute! Sixty-five years after a young Elvis walked into the offices of Sun Records with a guitar and a dream, the spirit of the King of Rock & Roll is...

Liverpool actress Charlie confirmed for panto

Halton Borough Council has landed a real local talent to play Grimalkin in its forthcoming panto, Beauty and the Beast. Oh yes it has! Charlie Griffiths is the latest star to be revealed as returning to the glittering cast, for the magical tale. Actress/singer Charlie...

Visit hubs and raise awareness of mental health

Halton’s Health Improvement Team is marking Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-18) by extending their monthly mental health hubs held in Runcorn and Widnes. Located in Widnes Indoor Market, the Widnes Hub will be open all this week (except Tuesday) from 9am to 5pm,...

Team gets muddy at Race For Life

Halton Borough Council's  Adult Learning Team took part in the Cancer Research Race for Life Pretty Muddy event at Victoria Park Warrington on Sunday 7 May Left to right: Jenny Lawson, Debbie Speakman, Sue Sefton, Jenny McMullen, Sandra Spencer-Duggan, Lorraine...

Meet Dolly Doughnut! We have a ‘Squire’ as our Dame

Our 'Dame' for a laugh this year has been revealed as a versatile actor, manager and graphic designer, a veteran of countless pantos, productions and costume changes (oh yes he is!) And he was one of the most popular stars of last year's panto Sleeping Beauty. Robert...

Brit Award winning band coming to The Brindley 🗓

Brit-Award-winning vocal trio Blake return to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Tuesday 4 September as part of a special UK tour, celebrating a decade together. The show features songs from their brand-new 10th anniversary album including Elgar's...

Come and enjoy a farmyard of fun 🗓

There will be two crafty robbers coming to Runcorn.... as well as one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun! Prepare for mayhem at Halton Borough Councii's Brindley Theatre when the hit family show What The Ladybird Heard comes to Runcorn on Saturday 28 and...

Bobbie’s ‘above par’ performance is the ‘Wright’ stuff

PICS ATTACHED A Widnes man put on a distinctly above par performance to get a silver medal in a world disability golf tournament. Bobbie Wright, aged 23, from Widnes, came second and brought home a silver medal from the three-day Macau Golf Masters. He travelled to...

Say ELO, Halton! 🗓

ELO Again is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Sunday 2 September to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ELO's iconic album Out of the Blue. ELO Again tries give fans a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO members were  like in their heyday. The whole experience is a...

Council ends ‘Search’ for way to honour Linnets player

Halton Borough Council is looking to mark the history of Runcorn FC by naming the road into the development after one of the clubs legends, Jack Search. The Millbank Linnets Stadium in Murdishaw, home to Runcorn Linnets FC, opened its doors to a new era in the clubs...

Life’s a beach at Grangeway 🗓

Life's a beach for Runcorn residents. Or it will be when Halton Borough Council hosts it's monthly get-together at Grangeway Community Centre, this time with a summer theme. Grangeway-on-Sea, on Monday 11 June, will include live entertainment, a sand pit (complete...

See Muse on the big screen…at The Brindley

Muse – Drones World Tour live screening is coming to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Thursday 12 July. Muse, the world renowned multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning band, embarked on their ambitious Drones World Tour in 2015-16, playing over 130 dates across...

Paul Daniels’ nephew with a show at The Brindley 🗓

An unique magical prank show that claims to be both jaw-dropping and laugh out loud funny is coming to the Brindley Theatre when the amazing James Phelan: Trickester comes to the Halton Borough Council venue on Wednesday 5 September. It will be a night of light...

‘Dare’ to see Human League tribute 🗓

Dare, the amazing tribute to The Human League is coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre Runcorn on Thursday 6 September. The act promises to bring you the ultimate Human League experience in a guaranteed top class show with all round authenticity. Be...

Hundreds of young people expected to ‘Run For Fun’ in Widnes 🗓

About 800 pupils are expected to be running for fun, in WIdnes, on Thursday 7 June. Go Run For Fun at Victoria Park will see pupils from 12 primary schools running the 2km course. The events is organised by Halton Borough Council's Sports Development Team in...

Cancer coffee morning offering health advice

A ‘Let’s Talk about cancer’ event at Macy's Café (Grangeway Community Centre) organised by Halton Borough Council and partners has been hailed as a success. Thee event on Wednesday 9 May at Macy’s Café saw teams from Halton Borough Council's Health Improvement Team, ...

Stipe – Re-creating the hits of REM 🗓

There is a definitive tribute to one of the biggest bands in rock when Stipe recreates the alt-rock, awesomeness of R.E.M. at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 8 September. The band has performed the songs of R.E.M. to thousands of people worldwide. R.E.M....

Fun with a driving themed safety event, aimed at older people 🗓

Halton Borough Council’s Road Safety Team is hosting a theatre production and awareness event, to engage older people in road safety techniques Everyone aged 60+ is welcome to attend the day, on Monday 2 July,  in the Brindley Theatre, High Street, Runcorn WA7 1BG....

See ‘The King of The Waltz’ on the big screen 🗓

One of the most popular live acts in the world, the King of the Waltz, André Rieu has announced that his 2018 Maastricht concerts will be screened in over 2000 cinemas and theatres worldwide across the weekend of 28th – 29th July. The good news for the people of...

Council and partners start work on £111k facelift for Runcorn park

Halton Borough Council has started a scheme to refurbish the children’s play area at Phoenix Park, Runcorn. The re-vamp of the twelve-year-old playground will include the provision of more accessible play equipment for children of all ages and abilities. The new kit...

Registration Service’s success

(L to r) Andrew Dent, MVO Deputy Registrar General Yvonne Macleod, Christine Ditchfield and Pamela Moore Senior Registration Officers Kevin Lewis Chairman Local Registration Service Association Halton Borough Council Registration Service has recently been highly rated...

Nine hundred Halton children join champion long-jumper for run for fun

More than 900 pupils enjoyed the sun in Victoria Park, Widnes, on Thursday, joined by Olympic, Commonwealth Games (and The Voice) star Jazmin Sawyers to 'Go Run For Fun' Go Run For Fun at Victoria Park saw pupils from 12 primary schools running the 2km course. The...

Come and see ‘The Real Thing’, really. In Runcorn 🗓

The UK’s number one soul band The Real Thing is returning to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Saturday 8 September. Following the sad passing of Eddy Amoo, his brother Chris and Dave Smith have decided to continue as a duo backed by The Real Thing band. The show will...

More details revealed about Royal Visit to Halton

As excitement builds in anticipation of the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex, Halton Borough Council is revealing more details about the event and how young people will be at the centre of the celebrations. On the morning of Thursday 14 June,...

Council and partners work to help children at risk from gangs

Drug and alcohol charity Addaction and Halton Borough Council are  working together  to prevent young people being trapped in lives of crime and exploitation. New project ‘Risk and Resilience’ is supporting children in Runcorn, Cheshire who are at risk of being drawn...

Halton John! Stadium feels the Elton factor

It’s a year since Sir Elton John’s sensational concert at the Halton Stadium, Widnes, which brought thousands of people together for a brilliant celebration of music and created a feel-good factor right across the borough. Twelve months on and the Halton Stadium can...

Ambitious plans to transform Astmoor Industrial Estate

Halton Borough Council has given the go-ahead for the regeneration of one of the city-region’s largest dedicated industrial areas. A report before the Council’s Executive Board on Thursday (14 June), recommended the preparation of a masterplan and delivery strategy to...

White goods scam alert

A Halton resident has recently received several scam phone calls telling him that the insurance cover on his washing machine was due to expire. Luckily, in this case, the person receiving the call became suspicious it was a scam and did not give out any payment...

Upgrade for Halton’s wedding facilities

The Boston Suite and parking for bridal and disabled visitors at Halton Borough Council's Runcorn Town Hall have been improved and couples can now book into any of the five suites available for the big day. An upgrade and decoration of the Boston Suite has created a...

Funeral plan scam alert

Halton Borough Council has issued a warning after a Widnes resident was scammed out of thousands of pounds after investing in a pre-paid funeral care plan. The resident was cold called by a company offering funeral plans and he agreed to them visiting him in his home,...

Education projects kicks off with World Cup theme

It's coming home, it's coming home, it's coming, learning's coming home! Halton Borough Council has launched a new scheme for parents and children to learn together. And participants at one school found a World Cup workshop scored with parents and pupils alike. The...

More FREE childcare for Halton young people

Halton Borough Council wants to remind parents that free early years entitlement for three and four year olds changed in September 2017. In addition to the universal offer of 15 hours free hours per week (which all three and four year olds are entitled to from the...

Have you got time to help older people in your community?

Would you like to offer some of your free time or know someone who might? Halton Borough Council needs you! And it could lead to a full time paid role. Sure Start to Later Life is currently looking for new volunteers to support older vulnerable people by befriending,...

Recycling roadshow

Halton Borough Council has taken a roadshow around the borough to encourage people to use the right bins for the right waste. It comes on the back of a campaign to get people to recycle more. Recycle Right Campaign was run in partnership with Veolia and MRWA. The aim...

Local Government Boundary Commission Review

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking local people for their help to draw up a new pattern of council wards for Halton Borough Council. The consultation is the first part of an electoral review which will re-draw ward boundaries...

Fake Council ID scam warning

A recent report has been received by the police that a man wearing local government ID has been knocking on doors and offering to buy gold. The man says he is a jeweller and that the council is charging too much rent so in the mean time they were going door to door to...

Fancy auditioning for our panto? 🗓

Aged between nine and 18-years-old? Do you want to be part of the most spectacular pantomime that has ever been staged at Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre in Runcorn? Perhaps you’d like to perform alongside our professional West End and Celebrity cast? We...

‘Ever Wondered Why?’ New safeguarding campaign launch

Halton Borough Council and partners at Halton Safeguarding Board  launched an awareness campaign today (June 29) The aim of the “Have you ever wondered why“ campaign is to enable greater awareness of safeguarding adults to prevent abuse and neglect and help protect...

Mayor supports school’s war on plastics

A Halton primary school is taking steps to look after their world and drastically reduce consumption of single use plastic. Lunt’s Heath School Council realised plastic pollution is damaging our oceans and hurting the environment, as it is not naturally bio-degradable...

Castlefields summer fayre 🗓

Put a note in your diary. There will be a summer fun day at Castlefields Community Centre Tuesday 14 August 2pm to 5pm There will be a tombola, crafts, stalls, face painting, refreshments and all sorts of fun. All are welcome!

NEW health walks launched today 🗓

Join a free and friendly hour long weekly health walk, which starts at Hallwood Health Centre, Hospital Way, Runcorn from Monday 2 July at 11am. It is a partnership between Weaver Vale Practice and Halton Borough Council. MP Mike Amesbury and local councillors will be...

Have your say, make sure you are registered to vote 🗓

Not sure if you are registered to vote? We are bringing a 'democracy roadshow' to Widnes Market this Friday, where Halton Borough Council officers will be there to answer all your questions. The inaugural National Democracy Week kicks off on Monday 2 July 2018, the...

Write Time, Write Place for Halton writers

(L to R) Rebecca Jones, Charlie Lea (Creative Writing Tutor) and Kate Strickland-Wright Dozens of budding writers attended the launch of an anthology of short stories written by new writers at Halton Lea Library last Saturday, 30 June 2018. The anthology was the...

Halton’s top business talent celebrated

Organisations from across the borough came to Halton Stadium to celebrate business success at the Halton Business Awards Gala Dinner, 2018. This Halton Borough Council sponsored annual event recognises exceptional performance with organisations and business...

Widnes health event hailed as a success

Halton Borough Council's Health Improvement Team’s FREE ‘Health Fair’ in Widnes on Saturday hailed as a success with 151 blood pressure checks and 100 lung age checks completed and lots of health advice given out. High blood pressure affects more than one in four...

Your views wanted on dog control orders

Halton Borough Council is consulting local people on proposals to create a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to help increase its powers to promote responsible dog ownership. You are invited to share your views on these proposals by completing a survey online...

Older people play it for safety at The Brindley

Older people in Halton were treated to a fun packed road safety event at the Brindley Theatre on Monday (1 July) aimed at helping reduce traffic collisions. More than 80 took part in the ‘Senior Road User’ event at Halton Borough Council's flagship venue. The...

FREE Pilates classes here in Halton 🗓

Halton Borough Council has launched a FREE Pilates course, which runs weekly fromWednesday July 11 to August 29. It takes place at 9.30am at the Frank Myler Pavilion. The exercises are slow and controlled (no sweating!) with work to strengthen the core, creating a...

Energy supplier conman reported in Widnes

Widnes resident reported a man in his 20s had called at his house claiming to be reading their smart meter for Economy Energy. Halton Borough Council  Trading Standards Officers have put a warning out for residents to be vigilant. He  asked the man for ID. When the...

Record attendance panto auditions

Almost 100 young hopefuls came to panto auditions at our Brindley Theatre, all hoping to tread the boards with the stars of Beauty and the Beast. This is believed to be the largest ever turn out for a #Brindleypanto auditions. Dazzling costumes, fabulous scenery and...

Get yourself connected!

Want to make new friends and improve your social life? Halton Borough Council has set up a brand new team designed to help to connect the local community and help residents avoid crisis. Community Connectors will meet with groups and individuals and signpost...

Warning over door-to-door fish man

Two men in white coats have been calling door to door selling fish from a white van in Runcorn, prompting a warning from Halton Borough Council. It is suspected the fish is sold at over- inflated prices. If you have purchased from these sellers please report it to the...

New campaign targets parent victims of loan sharks

Halton Borough Council is supporting an anti-loan shark campaign, after research shows half of loan shark victims are parents. A new video shows the distressing impact of illegal money lending on parents and children. It was released to coincide with #mymoneyweek. The...

Business boost as co-working space to open in Widnes Business Park

Developer Thrive has announced it has started building work to convert Foundry House, Foundry Lane, Widnes Business Park, into a new co-working space, which will feature 36 office suites and will open in autumn this year. The renovation will see the 19,000 sq ft...

A story which needs no ‘spin’ (but it helps!)

Did you know table tennis is good for the mind as well as the body? Halton Borough Council and Halton Table Tennis Club are celebrating national #tabletennisday on Wednesday, serving up the benefits of ping ponging your way to health. On the day itself there is an...

Young people and Halton Council make stand against mental health stigma

Halton students have become ‘mental health champions’ for their schools, supporting their fellow pupils and raising awareness of emotional well being. The pioneering new Halton Borough Council programme implemented by Young Addaction comes amid warnings of a national...

Support a show which supports the community 🗓

Fancy seeing a feel good show, put on by local people to fund wellbeing workshops and children's performance sessions here in Halton? Victoria Music is presenting 'The Sixties Are Back', a charity 60s show at the Brindley on Monday 3 September with all proceeds going...

‘Smashing’ event as Halton celebrates #Tabletennisday

More than 100 people enjoyed 'smashing' taster sessions as Halton Borough Council and Halton Table Tennis Club served up a number of events for national #TableTennisDay on Wednesday. Sixty pupils and staff from Augustine's played at the opening of the new Outdoor...

Summer Fete – Donkeys, medieval re-enactment and a fairground 🗓

The annual Halton Borough Council Runcorn Hill Park spectacular takes place next weekend (Saturday 28 and Sunday 29) from 11am to 4pm. There will be medieval re-enactment, classic vehicles, mini steam engines, Active Nation Bootcamp. model boat display, duck race, a...

Come and meet some creepy crawlies, here in Castlefields 🗓

Does your child love creepy crawlies? Halton Borough Council has more than 45 coming to Castlefields Community Centre on Tuesday 7 August, with bug related arts and crafts. Tickets and booking for the event, which is £1 per child and takes place from 10am to 11.30amm...

Young safety officers of the year revealed

A Halton school has won a prize for participation and behaviour and activities carried out for the pupils in the school for the Junior Safety Officer scheme. The award was presented to four pupils from Oakfield Primary School George Hughes-Metcalf, Harriett Hughes,...

Top children’s author coming to Halton 🗓

Award winning children's author Melvin Burgess is coming to Halton for a free talk, courtesy of Halton Borough Council. This is the chance to come and meet Carnegie Medal winning author Melvin as he talks about his career and his books including best sellers 'Junk'...

DHL scam alert

A 77-year-old Widnes woman has received a scam email pretending to be from DHL about a delivery they were unable to make. The sender asks the recipient to click on a link in the email to schedule the delivery. Halton Borough Council's Executive Board Member for...

Volunteer opportunities to work with children

Your children's centres need you! Halton Borough Council has a number of volunteer opportunities in its award winning centres. All get free training and valuable experience which could set them up for a career with children. We need Childen's Centre Ambassador...

Man jailed for stealing £7,000 from elderly woman

A Runcorn man who befriended an elderly woman and stole up to £7,000 from her has been sentenced to eight months in prison, following investigations by Halton Borough Council and Cheshire Police. Ronald Travis, 71, of Charlton Close, was found guilty of theft at...

Celebrate The Sound of Silence 🗓

Has it really been 50 years since the most successful folk/rock duo of all time recorded their first no1 hit single 'The Sound of Silence'? Halton has a link of course to Simon and Garfunkel with Paul famously writing Homeward Bound in Widnes. Having performed to sold...

Thousands defy the weather to enjoy fete

PICS:(Except SJ Pure Dance) taken by Mike Goodwin Photography, of Runcorn. More than 5,000 defied the weather to enjoy the Halton Borough Council organised Runcorn Hill Fete There were classic vehicles, mini steam engines, Active Nation Boot Camp. model boat display,...

Get animated to stop loan sharks and other con artists

Halton Borough Council Trading Standards has launched a series of animations to raise awareness of issues that are affecting Halton residents: loan sharks, counterfeiting and situations where we can be taken advantage of when we’re experiencing difficulties. The...

Almost 25 percent increase in library borrowing

Halton Borough Council has seen a 24 per cent increase in people borrowing books, ebooks and eaudio over the last year. There are now 25k active members of the library, up from 11k in the previous year with 360k issues, up from 290k in 2016-17. Halton Borough...

‘Spokes’men (and women) in the frame for ‘tyre’less cycle 🗓

Halton Community Day Services, as a team, is cycling 192 miles (309Km) using three stationary spinning bikes at Kingsway Leisure Centre on Friday 10 August, and you can help them. The 309Km is the distance of Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk across England from the...

Murdishaw Family Fete – Come on down 🗓

Stuck for something to do in the school holidays ? Murdishaw Community Centre is hosting a summer fayre on Wednesday 15 August from 1pm to 4pm. Admission is FREE and there will be music, games and entertainment, bouncy castle, birds of prey and various stalls, The...

Phoenix Park play area completed 🗓

Halton Borough Council has finished a £111k refurbishment of the children’s play area at Phoenix Park, Runcorn. - It will be officially re-opened on Wednesday 8 August at 2pm. The re-vamp of the twelve-year-old playground includes the provision of more accessible play...

Takeaway closed for food hygiene breaches

Mama Mia Pizza of 61 High Street, Runcorn has been closed down by Environmental Health Officers from Halton Council following an inspection on Monday 30 July.  Officers closed the premises down immediately and applied for a court order to keep the premises closed...

We ‘Push(ed) The Button’ and got ourselves a Sugababe 🗓

PIC ATTACHED Halton's panto lead will be a Sugababe, we can reveal. 'Red Dress' singer Amelle Berrabah  joined the Sugababes in 2005 after their manager had seen her perform years earlier as a member of Amelle’s first band, Boo2. The Sugababes went onto worldwide...

Snakes and lads!

Does your child love creepy crawlies? Halton Borough Council had quite a few at  Castlefields Community Centre on Tuesday 7 August, with bug related arts and crafts. And it only cost £1 per child. They got up close and personal with a Tenrec (Lesser Hedgehog),...

Get a buzz out of a new hobby

Fancy doing something a little different? The Lottery funded BEE You project is coming to Runcorn to hold a free summer school. Halton Borough Council is looking for young people aged 15 to 24-years-old who would like to learn about the ancient art of Bee Keeping and...

MYP gets national support for defib call

Young people from Halton are calling for defibrillators to be available in every school — and now they’ve won the support of Members of Youth Parliament from across the UK. The members met at Nottingham University earlier this month for their annual conference....

Beano Bonanza Reading Challenge half way through

This year's Summer Reading Challenge at Halton libraries is now half way through! So far, more than 1,000 children have signed up to pledge to read six books over the summer. This year the challenge is Beano themed to celebrate the 80th anniversary of one of Britain’s...

NEW event for older people to be held in Widnes 🗓

Organisers Sure Start to Later Life holds regular tea socials event 2nd Monday of the month, from 1pm to 4pm, from February to November in Grangeway Community Centre Runcorn . And the project is now expanding to Widnes, in October, giving more people the opportunity...

Would you like a ‘chatty chair’?

Sometimes it seems like people are so busy rushing by or on their phones that people just don’t have the time to sit and talk anymore. Well Halton’s Borough Council Community Connectors hope to change that! We want the people of Halton to know there is always...

New season at The Brindley

Another brilliant season of entertainment is about to start at the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, Halton Borough Council's multi-award winning venue. The new Autumn/Winter 2018 Season feature several big names performing one-man shows such as Suggs from Madness and Pete...

Don’t weep. Come and see The Willows 🗓

Some of the most exciting musicians on the UK folk & roots scene are coming to Halton Borough Council's Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, when The Willows come to the award-winning Halton venue on Wednesday 19 September. The band is said to blue the boundaries between...

Pup Idol – Paw-ditions to be our panto pooches

Being an actor can be a dog's life. But dogs can actually be good actors, as anyone who has seen the Lassie films will testify. And we saw eight hopeful hounds attend 'paw'-ditions at The Brindley. Bone(a)-'Fido' four legged thespians Toby, Harris Tweed and Ness got...

Owling good fun in Murdishaw

Hundreds of residents of all ages supported a family event in Runcorn on Wednesday. There was archery, birds of prey and cakes, even The Studio Samba Band. What wasn't there to love about this annual family event held at Halton Borough Council's Murdishaw Community...

Honorary Alderman Reg Eastup

The funeral of Honorary Alderman Reg Eastup will take place on Wednesday 22 August, at 3pm, at Walton Lea Crematorium. Mr Eastup, a former councillor and Mayor of Halton, passed away on Wednesday 8 August aged 86. He leaves his wife Joan and their children and...

Students excel at A-Levels

Halton Borough Council is congratulating sixth form and college students on achieving fantastic A-Level and equivalent examination results, with students excelling across both academic and vocational subject areas. Results show students achieving success in a range of...

Open days for FREE adult learning classes

The autumn term term will soon be upon us, so why not embark on something new yourself with Halton Borough Council’s Adult Learning team? There are two enrolment days coming up where you can find out about the many courses on offer in the Autumn Prospectus and get...

Don’t be ‘latte’ for our charity coffee morning. 🗓

Fancy a natter, a coffee, community networking and raising money for a great cause? Well Halton Borough Council and a generous café, based in one of its community centres can help! Macy’s Café at Grangeway Community Centre, in Runcorn will be providing tea and coffee...

Rolling back the years 🗓

The ultimate feel good show Rolling Back the Years is coming to the Brindley Theatre on Tuesday 2 October. Come and join the cast of Rolling Back The Years as they take you on a roller coaster ride of music, dance and laughter through the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and more....

See some ‘Low’ life at The Brindley 🗓

There is a unique musical evening in store at the Brindley Theatre Runcorn when the legendary singer and songwriter Andy Fairweather Low appears on Wednesday 3 October. Andy Fairweather Low’s pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence...

The Gruffalo’s Child – Live 🗓

The much loved children’s story The Gruffalo’s Child is coming to the Brindley Theatre, Runcorn on Sunday 30 September and Monday 1 October. The adaptation from the award-winning book is presented by Tall Stories Theatre Company. Join the Gruffalo’s Child on her...

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