Be the Good Guy!

Residents across St Helens are being urged to report bonfire build-ups as 5 November approaches.

It’s all part of this year’s Good Guy campaign, a joint effort, which aims to keep the borough safe and clean in the lead up and over the bonfire period, by encouraging residents to report the build up of combustible waste and street bonfires to the council’s Contact Centre on 01744 676789.

It involves the council and its Community Safety Partners - including Helena Partnerships, Riverside, Arena, Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Safer Communities and Youth, Councillor Sue Murphy said: “The key to a safe bonfire evening is attending organised displays. And our Spark in the Park event at Sherdley Park is one of the best you’ll be able to see for miles around.”

Spark in The Park takes place in Sherdley Park on Saturday 5 November at 6:15pm. It starts with a children's firework display and ends with a grand firework display at 7pm. There will also be a family funfair from 5pm to 9pm. Car parking (£3 per vehicle) is available at Sutton Leisure Centre, Sherdley Park and Lea Green Train Station.

To report the build-up of combustible waste and street bonfires call 01744 676789 or visit

Good Guy Partners 2011

Caption: Good guys…Councillor Sue Murphy and Safer St.Helens Community Safety Partner agencies aim to make it a safe bonfire night.