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You can now find all our latest news stories on the Council website at www.sefton.gov.uk/mysefton-news

We have now moved all latest news to the main Sefton Council website at www.sefton.gov.uk/mysefton-news. This will help make it easier for everyone to find the information they need in an accessible format. By turning on the site's Recite Me, you can use the service to read website pages out loud in different voices and languages, increase and decrease the size of the text and change the type-style – including into a Dyslexic-friendly font. This site will continue as a searchable news archive. See you at the new MySefton-News! ...

Nominations now open for the best building designs & architecture in Sefton

Outstanding architecture and design across Sefton will be celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony later this year. Property owners, agents, architects and developers to nominate their favourite scheme from the last decade for Sefton Council’s 2023 Sefton Design Awards. The awards have been created by the Council to celebrate outstanding architecture, urban planning, and building projects across the Borough over the past 10 years. Scheduled for October, the awards ceremony, at a venue in Southport. Nominations are being welcomed in 11 categories. They are: • Best heritage scheme • Best small housing scheme (under 10 houses) • Best individual new ...
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Today is LAST CHANCE to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate

Just a few hours left for people to apply for the new, free Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm today (Tuesday 25th April). National legislation means that from Thursday 4th May, anyone who wanting to vote in person at a polling station is legally required to bring with them valid Photo ID. Those who do not have one of the documents specified, which include passports, driving licences and other Blue Badges and national concessionary travel passes, need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, which they can use when they cast their vote. However, in Sefton, just 400 people have applied ...
Margaret Jones, Sefton Council's Director of Public Health

World Immunisation Week is opportunity to ensure you are up to date with all vaccinations says Sefton Health Chief

As World Immunisation Week gets underway Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health Margaret Jones is urging people across the Borough to ensure they are up to date with their routine vaccines. Limelight She said: “Over the past few years as a result of COVID, vaccines have been very much in the limelight and quite rightly so as during the pandemic they have saved many thousands of lives. “It is now important that we think about all those other vaccines that provide us with day-to-day protection from serious illnesses and suffering. “That means checking that we and, importantly, our children are ...

Have your say on Sefton’s brand new Physical Activity Strategy

Residents across Sefton are being asked to share their physical activity lifestyle habits as part of a new consultation. As part of a project to create its Physical Activity Strategy, Sefton Council’s is asking people to reveal, anonymously, the physical activity they take part in. The Council is keen to know the current levels of physical activity in Sefton’s. It also wants to identify any barriers that may be preventing people from taking part in activities that help their physical and mental wellbeing. Results from the consultation, which runs until Friday 30th June, will be used to develop a special ...

Sefton Council announces Philip Porter as new Chief Executive

Sefton Council has tonight (20th April 2023) announced Philip Porter as its new Chief Executive. Recommendation Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Maher, as Chair of the Employment Procedure Committee provided Sefton’s Councillors with a briefing and recommendation that the Council approve the appointment of Philip Porter as Chief Executive. Philip is currently Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Health for Brent Council. He has worked for Brent Council since 2011 and has carried out several senior management roles. Philip will be relocating to take the helm at Sefton once the current Chief Executive, Dwayne Johnson, retires over the ...
The Atkinson Southport

The Atkinson to light up in Union Flag colours to celebrate King’s Coronation

Communities across Sefton will be flying the flag and raising a tea cup or glass for the King’s Coronation next month, with more than 40 community-led street parties around the Borough. Union flags will also fly from Southport, Waterloo and Bootle Town Halls while The Atkinson, Southport will be illuminated in the iconic red, white and blue colours of the UK. Forty-eight of Sefton’s residential streets will be closed off as neighbourhoods come together in a show of community spirit to mark the Coronation of King Charles III. From Southport to Seaforth and Blowick to Bootle, streets will be decorated ...
Living Well Bus information panel

May Living Well bus stop in Sefton mean more chances to get a free health check and COVID-19 vaccine

The ‘Living Well’ bus service is returning to Sefton this month to offer residents a free health check and the opportunity to catch up on first and second COVID-19 vaccines. Third primary doses will also be available for people who are immunosuppressed. Operating as a drop-in service, the bus offers a range of physical health checks, COVID-19 vaccinations, and referrals to talking therapies. No appointment needed The bus will be at the following location from 10:30am-4pm, with no appointment needed: Former H Samuel unit - Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle - Friday 28 April. Maghull Lidl Car Park, North way, Maghull ...
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Sefton residents being urged to apply to Open Access Household Support Fund

Sefton residents struggling to afford energy, food and water bills are being urged to apply to the Open Access Household Support Fund. Financial help Open to low income households, the Open Access Household Support Fund can provide financial help which does not have to be paid back. Neither will it be treated as income for tax or benefit purposes. To apply, households have to show they need immediate financial help towards energy, food, and essential household bills. This means showing they are on a low-income and are struggling to pay their bills. Utility bills Applicants must be able to show ...
Advert telling people about the need for ID to vote at polling stations.

Just over a week left to apply, for anyone who needs new, free Voter Authority Certificate as ID to vote at polling station

Just over a week is left for anyone who doesn't have the photo ID required by new legislation to vote at a polling station, to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. Applications must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April. Changes Changes by the UK Government to the UK electoral system through The Elections Act, mean you will need to show an accepted form of photographic identification to vote at a polling station in the local elections on Thursday 4th May 2023. If you are voting at a polling station on election day, Thursday 4th May 2023, you ...
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