• Famous faces join in well wishes as Bootle turns 150!

    Famous faces join in well wishes as Bootle turns 150!

    A host of famous faces are set to join residents across Sefton in wishing Bootle a very happy 150th birthday. From Monday October 22 to Saturday October 27 all eyes will be on Bootle as the town celebrates its 150th year of incorporation with a week long series of events, talks, celebratory party and the unveiling of a special exhibition.…

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  • Ditch Those Stabilisers back by popular demand!

    Ditch Those Stabilisers back by popular demand!

    Back by popular demand during the October half term school holidays, Sefton Council is proud to offer a number of 'Ditch Those Stabilisers' cycling events. Children aged four and above can learn to ride a bike unaided at sessions in both Litherland and Southport. The events, which take place a number of times throughout the year, always have a very…

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  • Change of venue for Sefton's Planning Committee (Sept 26)

    Change of venue for Sefton's Planning Committee (Sept 26)

    The venue for the Wednesday, September 26 meeting of Sefton Council's Planning Committee has been changed. As a large number of people attending this committee is anticipated, the venue has been changed from Southport Town Hall to Bootle Town Hall in order to accommodate this. Bootle Town Hall is easily accessible via public transport and is just a short walk…

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  • Don't be afraid to ask when it comes to sexual health advice

    Don't be afraid to ask when it comes to sexual health advice

    This week (24–30 September 2018) is Sexual Health Week, with the local NHS telling us to ask for advice if we have questions or concerns. In 2017, there were more than 400,000 diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) made in England.  During the same time, one in 10 sexually active 16-24 year olds also admitted that they never used a…

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  • Counterfeit One Direction perfume case ends in successful prosecution

    Counterfeit One Direction perfume case ends in successful prosecution

    A recent court case involving counterfeit goods seized in Sefton was only ever going to end in one direction, thanks to the dedicated work of the local authority's Trading Standards team. Sefton has welcomed the successful prosecution of a Formby man after he plead guilty to the manufacture and possession of counterfeit goods potentially worth around £1million. In 2016, Sefton…

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  • Next phase of Southport Pier improvement works set to begin

    Next phase of Southport Pier improvement works set to begin

    The next phase of multi-million pound improvement works on Southport Pier is set to start in October. Phases one and two of the Pier project are now complete which includes extensive structural repairs and painting - all completed ahead of programme and below budget. More than 800 individual repairs have been completed by a specialist contractor and the work has also…

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  • Get a first look: full-size replica of new Merseyrail trains on public display

    Get a first look: full-size replica of new Merseyrail trains on public display

    People from across the Liverpool City Region are being invited to come and experience the new trains coming to the Merseyrail network. A realistic, full-scale mock-up of one of the train carriages will be on public view on the Wirral and in Liverpool City Centre. The detailed and lifelike replica train is fully interactive, with working doors and an automatic…

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  • Take control of your energy bills with the Merseyside Collective Switch

    Take control of your energy bills with the Merseyside Collective Switch

    Switching your energy tariff with the Merseyside Collective Switch is both quick and easy, and it could save you hundreds of pounds a year. Run by local charity Energy Project Plus, in partnership with your local authority, the Merseyside Collective Switch aims to negotiate the cheapest energy tariff on the market, available exclusively to its members. Once you’ve registered, you…

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