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Crosby Library to host special community meal

One pot will be plenty for local residents as Crosby Library hosts a special community meal on Monday, 27 March.

If you have a glut of ingredients that you need to use or fantastic personal recipes that the world is missing out on, the Fairland Collective of professional artists, are inviting you to be part of the One Pot Project in Crosby Library to cook a meal for your local community. 

This unique event will give local residents insight into all aspects of food production, from how produce is made to getting the best from your ingredients to create delicious, nutritious meals.

The day will start at 11am, as participants make their own pasta, print food labels, share recipes and document those recipes in zines they will design with the help of artists from Fairland. This will be followed by an informal lunch for participants and library staff before the day is rounded off by making chutney, including chopping, cooking, jarring and labeling.

There is no need to book a place on the One Pot Project and you can turn up any time during the day.

 The partnership between the Fairland Collective and Sefton Library Service is part of At The Library, an Arts Council England funded programme of commissions, projects and residencies inviting artists and communities to be creative in Sefton’s libraries.

To learn more about At The Library, visit:

Art at the Library Facebook and Instagram

Alternatively, you can visit the Fairland Collective Tumblr page


Safer Sleep Week 2017 – 6 steps to keep children alive

Safer Sleep Week is taking place from 13-19 March. Organised by The Lullaby Trust and partners, the aim of Safer Sleep Week is to raise awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) so parents and carers can take action to avoid it.

Every year, 250-300 babies in the UK die suddenly and unexpectedly in their sleep as a result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The North West has the highest death rate in England and Wales.

Sefton Safeguarding Children Board will be supporting Safer Sleep week through various local promotional activities as part of Merseyside Safer Sleep for baby campaign

For more information about local activities and the Sefton Safer Sleep campaign contact your health visitor or local children’s centre.

Follow @seftoncouncil on Twitter at #SaferSleepWeek each day for more information about Sefton’s 6 steps to safer sleep for babies.

To find out more, visit the Sefton LSCB website or the Lullaby Trust website.

Battling Dog Fouling in Parks

Sefton Council’s Community Parks Team, in partnership with the Council’s enforcement contractor NSL, recently visited parks that have been experiencing issues with dog fouling and littering.

On February 28, Council officers spoke to local dog walkers and residents, handing out poop scoop bags and chatting about responsible dog ownership and litter. At Poets Park in Bootle, staff undertook a clean up, removing litter, tipping and dog fouling. Whilst at Broad Hey in Litherland, officers were looking at the possibility of developing a project to engage partners and the local community to tackle the issue of dog fouling, litter and tipping.

The following week, the Community Parks Team also visited Crossens Community Park in Southport in response to reports of high levels of dog fouling at the Park. Again, local dog walkers and residents responded positively to discussions with Council staff.

These sites will be continuously reviewed and the team will be visiting other sites throughout the year wherever a need is identified in partnership with the Council’s enforcement contractor NSL.

The Community Parks Team would like to say a big Thank You to the members of the Crossens Community Association for their kind hospitality whilst they were on site.

Industry leaders flock to Sefton

Yesterday Sefton Council, in partnership with Edge Hill University held a Child Criminal Exploitation conference, at Bootle Town Hall.

Industry leaders across Merseyside came together to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences about gangs, violence and exploitation.
The conference was a huge success and has continued this valuable conversation with the many partner organisations involved.

Klondyke Redevelopment

Sefton Council has announced that the Bellway Homes are set to commence work at the Klondyke Development on Monday, March 13.

The major milestone will see the construction of 142 homes on the site which has already been cleared and prepared for redevelopment.

 Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “I am delighted that work is finally set to start on this development, bringing much needed quality housing to the borough.

“Importantly this development will have wider reaching impact on regeneration with increased footfall for local shops and businesses.

“The new estate which has already been finished is an example of the future of the Klondyke and the future of Bootle. I look forward to seeing this final project completed.”

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