• A consultation on the proposed closure of Sand Dunes nursery school, Seaforth has begun.

    An 8-week consultation regarding the proposed closure of Sand Dunes nursery school, Seaforth is set to start.  Sefton Council was formally asked by the governing body at Sand Dunes to start a statutory consultation on proposals to close the nursery from August, 2019. This was agreed at a Cabinet meeting held on July 26, at Bootle Town Hall.  Sefton Council's

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  • Switch Island works may affect traffic light sequencing

    Switch Island works may affect traffic light sequencing

    Improvement works by Highways England at Switch Island may affect traffic light sequencing and have an impact on journey times. The improvement scheme at Switch Island looks to provide additional Traffic Signals as well as  resurfacing the carriageway. However during the resurfacing the contractor will unfortunately have to remove Traffic Signal Detection, which is used to monitor and adjust timings

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  • Sefton’s Community Learning Service celebrate learners and staff!

    Sefton’s Community Learning Service celebrate learners and staff!

    Sefton’s Community Learning Service held its annual awards ceremony on Tuesday (August 7) to celebrate the hard work and dedication of both its learners and staff. Now in its 15th year, the awards are seeing an increase in the number of participants achieving qualifications. This year 40 residents achieved a recognised qualification this year with over 400 qualifications between them.

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  • Patients and families praise ‘invaluable’ Southport cancer event

    Patients and families praise ‘invaluable’ Southport cancer event

    Over 100 people whose lives have been affected by cancer have been learning about the local support available to them at an ‘invaluable’ event in Southport. The health and wellbeing event was organised by the Southport Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre in conjunction with NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust,

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  • ‘Big Chat’ about health in south Sefton

    ‘Big Chat’ about health in south Sefton

    Health commissioners are inviting south Sefton residents to come to their ‘Annual Review meets Big Chat’ event on Thursday 27 September 2018.  NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is combining its annual review meeting with a ‘Big Chat’ style event, and this year will also be celebrating 70 years of the NHS. So, as well as finding out about

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  • Help name Southport's new mental health hospital

    Help name Southport's new mental health hospital

    As work progresses on a £20 million new mental health hospital in Southport Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is keen to hear from members of the local community their ideas to help name it. Currently being built off Scarisbrick New Road and due to open in early 2020, its project team will be sharing latest images and designs at local

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  • Signs go up in Sefton parks to reiterate PSPO rules

    Signs go up in Sefton parks to reiterate PSPO rules

    Signs have gone up around parks and greenspaces in Sefton to let dog walkers know about a Public Space Protection Order which is now in full force. Traffic light style signs have been installed in parks and greenspaces across the borough to let people know which areas are designated as either off-lead, on-lead or no dog zones.  Failure to comply

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  • Animal volunteers reveal secrets behind caring for creatures great and small

    Animal volunteers reveal secrets behind caring for creatures great and small

    Volunteers at an animal rescue centre in Sefton have revealed the secrets of what it's like to help and support a vital service as part of the Year Of The Volunteer. August is Animals month in Sefton's Year Of The Volunteer campaign we met with a number of volunteers at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre who told us that they absolutely

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