Green Sefton worker at Southport Crem

Southport Crematorium partly closed to the public this weekend

Southport Crematoriumā€™s grounds will be partly closed to the public this weekend (Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th August) while essential tree maintenance works are carried out. Health and safety works have been identified on a small number of trees in the surrounding woodland area of Southport Crematorium and intervention is required to prevent any future risks to both visitors and staff. While no funerals take place at the Crematorium on weekends the Garden of Remembrance will be closed temporarily to visitors between 8am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. It will reopen to the public both days from 4pm to ...
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Sefton Council is putting people at the heart of plans for Bootle

Town planners in Sefton will be out and about next week to gather your views on the ongoing regeneration of Bootle. Bootle, as one of the hardest hit towns during the pandemic, is the focus of major regeneration and transformation work and has been chosen as one of the areas to test the Governmentā€™s new ā€˜National Model Design Codeā€™. To help test the code, the team are seeking views on what people like about Bootle, what they want to see improved and how they like to see new places designed. This work is part of a series of opportunities to ...
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Fire damaged toilets at Crosby beach car park

No BBQs reminder for Sefton beaches after toilets burnt down at Crosby beach

Sefton Councilā€™s Green Sefton officers, alongside Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, are reminding beach goers that BBQs and fires are not allowed anywhere at the Sefton coast. Last week two portaloos were burnt down at Crosby beach. Itā€™s thought that a hot BBQ was disposed of in a wheelie bin causing the damage. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Councilā€™s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: ā€œItā€™s incredibly disappointing to see the damage that occurred to our facilities at Crosby. Not only does this now reduce the number of toilets available for the public to use on busy days, the Council ...
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Sefton Council & health organisations reminding new parents infant feeding support is available

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August), health organisations in Sefton are working with Sefton Council to reassure new parents that there is still infant feeding support available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and that group sessions and one to one support are now back up and running. They are also raising awareness of the health and wellbeing outcomes of breastfeeding around the world supporting mothers to breastfeed. Breastfeeding is scientifically proven to improve outcomes to both mother and baby. Studies show that breastfeeding can: help babies fight infections and illnesses help strengthen the bond between mother and baby lower the ...
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Paul Curtis next to his Red Rum mural in Southport, commissioned as part of Seftonā€™s Borough of Culture celebrations for 2020.

Sefton Council commissions artist Paul Curtis for Toad Hall transformation

Award-winning street artist Paul Curtis starts work on his largest ever mural this week, to brighten up Ainsdaleā€™s Toad Hall. Sefton Council has commissioned Paul, who last year created a huge image of Red Rum in Southport, to carry out the work as part of its plans to invest in and develop the Ainsdale-on-Sea coastal area. Paul, who burst onto the street art scene around three years ago, is due to start on the 780m2 mural, the equivalent size of about four tennis courts, this week. The ā€˜coastally appropriateā€™ design is being kept under wraps for now and is expected ...
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Professor Eunice Simmons

Chester Vice Chancellor welcomed as new Chair of The Mersey Forest

Professor Eunice Simmons, Vice Chancellor at the University of Chester, has been appointed as the new Steering Group Chair for The Mersey Forest Partnership. With a strong background in forestry and conservation, Professor Simmons takes over the reins of the Steering Group at a time of increased woodland establishment and a wide range of exciting health, education and climate change projects that are already underway across the Mersey Forest. In early 2020, Professor Simmons became Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Chester after an illustrious career that has taken her from research to head the National School of ...
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Winnie the Pug is help by her owner who are holding up a rainbow Pride flag

Sefton Proudly MarchONline

For the second year running, staff from across Sefton Council have taken part in Liverpool City Regionā€™s virtual Pride celebrations, MarchONline. The virtual march took place on Saturday 31 July, on what would have been the day of the City Regionā€™s Pride celebrations ā€“ the March with Pride and Pride in Liverpool, organised by the LCR Pride Foundation. Unfortunately, this yearā€™s celebrations had to be cancelled due to the ongoing uncertainty and risks around mass public gatherings and the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, over 30 staff (and a cheeky pug named Winnie!) clapped, danced and marched in their own homes ...
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Tackling modern slavery poster

Council using World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to remind people about tackling modern slavery

To mark todayā€™s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons Day, Sefton Council is reminding people about its commitment to tackling modern slavery. Exploitation Individuals have been trafficked into, out of or within the UK for a number of reasons including sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude and organ harvesting. There are thought to be around 13,000 victims and survivors of modern slavery in the UK. People can visit to find out more about modern slavery and how they can spot the signs of it. Remain alert Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Councilā€™s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: ā€œExamples ...
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Swab testing for Covid 19 in Sefton

Mobile COVID testing – August 2021

Throughout August, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough.These sites are for people with symptoms ā€“ a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell ā€“ and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations: Dates and locations for August 2021 Sunday 1 Maghull Town Hall Monday 2 Maghull Town Hall Tuesday 3 Southport Eco Centre Wednesday 4 Southport Eco Centre Thursday 5 NO MOBILE TESTING Friday 6 Litherland SP Saturday 7 NO MOBILE ...
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Seftonā€™s Fostering Team put their best feet forward to take part in a national TikTok challenge

Sefton Councilā€™s Fostering Service have put on their dancing shoes and taken on the ā€˜Jerusalema Dance Challengeā€™. The challenge originated as a TikTok video, but it went viral last year and is now a global sensation. Fostering teams all over England are now taking part in the dance which is creating a wave of awareness across the country about fostering and the vital role it plays in so many childrenā€™s and young peopleā€™s lives. Northumberlandā€™s Foster Care team kickedā€¦or danced off the challenge in May and other local authorities including Sefton, followed in their footsteps. Lisa Lyons Interim Executive Director ...
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