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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (KMBC) is responsible for a range of services in Cronton, which include roads, planning, housing, libraries, schools, benefits, waste and environment. They have a comprehensive internet site which provides access for ratepayers to a range of departments. We recommend, in the first instance, that people use the web site route for all enquiries and complaints .

The main site address for residents is : www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents.

The following site address should be used for on-line services such as reporting fly tipping : https://www.knowsley.gov.uk/online-services

If a resident has difficulty using this technology or cannot resolve a problem with the department concerned, a parish councillor may be able to help.

SUMMER YOUTH DIVERSION FUND

Details of Emily Spurrell's fund can be found at the following link

Summer Youth Diversion Fund to run for second year to keep young people safe

WORK WORLD - Adult and Community Learning

Please use the following link to details of various courses

WorkWorld Courses at St Helens College - Flyer - 2023 - LINKS

COST OF LIVING SUPPORT

ADULT LEARNING

Please follow the link to access information about grants for adult learning

Adult Learning

KNOWSLEY FAMILY INFORMATION SERVICE

The Knowsley Family Information Service hosts a website where you can find information, advice and guidance for a number of services within Knowsley and nationally. There are sections covering Childcare and Early Education; Education, Employment and Learning; Health, Wellbeing and Care among other services.

Please use the following link to the website www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk

KNOWSLEY EARLY YEARS SERVICE

Do you have a child under 5? Are you registered with Knowsley Early Years Service?

The Early Years Service brings together a range of services that work in partnership to improve the lives of all young children aged 0-5 and their families.  Working from Children’s Centres and within your community offering online courses for babies, toddlers and young children using activities such as Baby Massage, Sensory Play, Song Time, etc. We also use these activities to support with Speech & Language skills.  There are also parenting workshops in partnership with health practitioners.

For further information about the Service, including how to register visit Knowsley’s Early Years website www.knowsleyearlyyears.co.uk/

EXTRA FUNDING for EARLY YEARS PROVIDERS

Extra funding may apply to those who have children aged 3 or 4 and with a childcare provider. 

If they fit the criteria for the Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) they could get up to £302 per year paid to their provider to support their child.  They may even get up to £615 per year via the Disability Access Fund (DAF) fund if their child has a disability or special educational need and they meet that criteria.

Full details can be found here:

EYPP – https://www.gov.uk/get-extra-early-years-funding

DAF - https://www.knowsleyinfo.co.uk/content/what-disability-access-fund-daf

DOG CONTROL ORDERS

Knowsley Council has introduced a range of measures to promote responsible dog ownership in the borough following feedback from the public.

People who fail to comply with the new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) face fines of up to £100.

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By introducing the order it is believed that it will strengthen existing powers and enable dedicated officers to deal with offences in a timely manner to the benefit of local communities across Knowsley.

The PSPO requires people in charge of dogs to:

  • Always carry with them a bag or other means of cleaning up after their dog at all times;
  • Keep their dog on a lead at all times in council-owned cemeteries, allotments and golf courses; and
  • Not take their dog into certain enclosed children’s play areas, games areas or areas used for sport and leisure.
  • Remove their dog’s mess if it fouls; and
  • Put their dog on a lead if instructed to do so by an authorised officer.

The order will be in place for a period of three years from the commencement date.

Anyone found guilty of breaching the order is liable on summary conviction to a fine of up to £1,000.  Depending on the behaviour in question, the enforcing officer could decide that a fixed penalty notice of £100 would be most appropriate sanction.

The new order came into force on Monday 15 March 2021 and follows a public consultation carried out by Knowsley Council.

KNOWSLEY OLDER PEOPLES’ Fun OLYMPICS

May we introduce ourselves. We are Knowsley Older Peoples Fun Olympics. We are a Charity (1145413)

We are open to any resident of Knowsley 50+. Are aim is to encourage residents of Knowsley 50+ to come along to one our sessions and take part in fun games and make new friends.

At these weekly sessions we play such games as indoor kurling

Boccia as indoor bowls table tennis badminton and many more.

Each year all 3 centres meet up at one centre to take part in our annual event, where they compete for the KOPFO Ltd shield.

We return to our weekly sessions as follows:

  • Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park Longview Drive Huyton: 26/8/2021 1-30pm-3-30pm
  • Kirkby leisure Centre: Cherryfield Drive Kirkby 8/9/2021 1-4PM
  • Halewood Leisure Centre Bailey’s Lane Halewood 16/9/2021 10-30am-12-30p

Further details from Geoff Lyon 0151 430 7710

Geoff.lyon1@virginmedia.com