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Bands with a bang wanted for Musical Fireworks Championship

*FRIDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCES AVAILABLE*

Bands from across Merseyside with that extra spark are being encouraged to fire up their amps and get involved with the 2018 British Musical Fireworks Championships.

The search is now on for talented musical groups to take part in a special pre-show gig ahead of all three nights of the annual awe inspiring fireworks competition.

Each year thousands of people visit Southport’s Victoria Park for the Sefton Council run British Musical Fireworks Championships.

This year however we are holding three pre-fireworks gigs (Friday September 28 – Sunday September 30) to entertain crowds before pyrotechnic companies battle it out for the coveted championship.

With Saturday’s and Sundays’s bands already signed up, places are still available on Friday night.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills said: “This is the perfect place for bands across Sefton and Liverpool to come along and showcase their talents in front of huge crowds.

“The British Musical Fireworks Championship is an amazing annual spectacle and this year will be even better than ever before with the addition of the pre-show gig!

“We’re delighted that we can provide a stage for local bands and for their music to be heard by thousands of people from across the North West.”

Bands must be able to perform a thirty minute set on either Friday September 28 or Sunday September 30 from 7pm.

For more information or to apply to perform please send a sample of your bands’ music to tourism@sefton.gov.uk

For tickets and more information about the British Musical Fireworks Championships visit www.visitsouthport.com

Police launch dispersal order to tackle anti social behaviour in Sefton

Merseyside Police is increasing police resources in the Copy Lane area of Sefton this weekend to combat anti social behaviour

A dispersal order will be in place until 9pm today (Friday September 7) giving powers to Police Officers or Police Community Support Officers to allow them to  direct any person to leave the area if they suspect they are causing or likely to cause crime, nuisance or anti-social behaviour.

They will have the power to demand names and addresses and it is an offence to fail to comply (Police Reform Act 2002).

If directed to leave then an offence is committed if you fail to comply or return within the specified period (Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014).

The area covered, as shown on the map, is bounded by Buckley Hill lane, Fleetwoods/Glovers lane, Browns lane, Copy Lane and Northern Perimeter Road.

Check out the August edition of the Sefton Community Newsletter

The August edition of the Sefton Community Newsletter, put together by Merseyside Police’s community engagement team, is now available to read online.

Highlights of this month’s newsletter include details on a special Older People’s Day at Southport & Formby District General Hospital on October 3, the latest on a host of activities at the Netherton Activity Centre and a detailed feature on Sefton Council’s Affordable Warmth scheme.

To read a digital copy of the newsletter click Newsletter August

Southport arts group to host Remembrance Weekend multimedia exhibition

As part of the ongoing 100 Years commemorations to mark the end of World War One, Southport based group Trinity Arts are putting together a special exhibition on the Great War.

This year marks the centenary of the end of World War One and, as a mark of remembrance, Trinity Arts, based at Holy Trinity Church on Hoghton Street, will be putting on a special display featuring Southport stories and photos of the time.

There will also be  dance, drama, talks, poetry, a special service, and silhouettes.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust granted the maximum number of Silhouettes for use, as part of its national aim to bring communities together to โ€œremember those who went to war and did not return.โ€

Taking place on the weekend of November 10 & 11, the exhibition also includes:

  • Live poetry readings with people dressed as WW1 soldiers.
  • Original artwork
  • Items from WW1 on display including original cigarette boxes, a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more.

Bob Ball, Secretary of Trinity Arts, said, โ€œObviously this Remembrance is especially important as it marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 and we wanted to do something special to commemorate that moment.

“We had men from Holy Trinity go to war, and not return, and so the award of the Silhouettes is really wonderful as this will bring home to people the poignancy of those times.โ€

For more information visit www.trinityarts.org.uk.

Sefton helps hundreds of families to access school uniform banks

Generous residents across Sefton have once again helped keep vital school uniform banks topped up with donations.

This is the sixteenth year that Swops, Sefton’s school uniform bank scheme, has been running and it continues to go from strength to strength thanks to donations from people across the borough.

Clothing items both old and new are accepted at Sefton run libraries and Town Halls throughout the year and are then distributed to families and children in need.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “In a perfect world we would not need food banks or school uniform banks but, sadly, they are a necessity.

“In the last academic year we helped over four hundred schoolchildren and their families get access to much needed uniforms, from shoes to summer dresses and shorts.

“This scheme would not be able to continue without the support of our kind hearted residents.

“Through their contribution we have been able to help those most in need and will continue to do so for as long as possible.”

To donate to Sefton’s uniform bank please visit one of the local authority’s library buildings or a Sefton Town Hall.

To access the scheme or for more information about uniform banks in Sefton please call 0151 934 3359.

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