Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, throughout the past year, some of the information provided in the Gateway website may be outdated or changed. We are trying to resolve this for all organisations; apologies if you have been affected.

How can I get involved with the environmental and local environmental projects?

St Helens Parks & Ranger Service manage all the local parks and habitats in the borough. There is information about all parks, walks, trails and countryside attractions on their website. Click here to visit the Sankey Valley Country Park website.

The Friends of Griffin Wood, established in 2007, is a community group of volunteers who work to celebrate and care for Griffin Wood, to the south of St Helens. The group have previously held tree/bulb planting events, helped build a bird hide and sown wildflower seeds.

The St Helens Ramblers Association offers a varied programme of Saturday and Sunday walks in the north of England and Wales (such as Delamere Forest, south Lancashire), many of which have a private coach organised as transportation – the group is a friendly mix of people from the St Helens area, and any newcomers are always made welcome. There is also a ramblers group for users of power wheelchairs/mobility scooters called Wheelie Walkers.

Ashtons Green Community Allotments has an extended community area to help children and young people learn more about healthy eating and growing food.

Planet St Helens is a community network and forum promoting local action in support of sustainable development., educating people about the environment and its protection.