The main access routes that link windle to St. Helens town centre is the A570 (Rainford Road), the area is also within walking distance of the A580 (East Lancashire Road), that links Liverpool and Manchester. The A580 is renowned for its traffic problems particularly at the Windle Island junction, where during rush hour traffic congestion can be expected, it has also been the site of numerous car accidents.
The only schools that fall within the boundaries of Windle are St. Thomas of Canterbury and Bleak Hill primary schools. All other nearby schools are classed as under Eccleston or Dentons Green.
Windle is home to Liverpool St. Helens FC