A special memorial service will take place to remember victims of the Holocaust

A special ceremony will be held for Holocaust Memorial Day. The service, which is open to the public will be attended by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns on Sunday, January 26, at Christ Church, Lord Street, Southport at 1.30pm. The Council acknowledges this milestone year as 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz -Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. Councillors and council officers will attend the memorial ceremony in Southport as well as members of the public. All will take part in a minute’s silence. The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, said: “It is so ...
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Important information: temporary limit to paying for council services

In order to carry out an essential security upgrade on the council’s payment system there will be restricted access to Sefton’s online, telephone and face to face payments on Wednesday, January 22. The payments system is expected to be unavailable from 10am on Wednesday, January 22 and it is anticipated that all the upgrade work and testing should be completed by 3pm. Please make any necessary arrangements to pay for your council services in advance of this or for anyone who normally uses the self-service payment kiosks at Bootle or Southport One Stop Shop’s, you can continue to do so ...
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Get fit this January with Sefton’s Couch 2 5K Programme

Active Sefton has announced that its hugely successful Couch to 5K programme will be returning to Litherland from Monday 13th January. Taking place every Monday and Wednesday, at Litherland Sports Park, the coach-led crash courses aim to help you get back into shape or rediscover your love of running over a number of weeks. while The 10 week Litherland course, starting January 13, is priced at £10. The sessions are perfect training for those looking to get fit, find a love of running or build up stamina. Classes are drop in, drop out but it is recommended that runners take ...
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Take control of your health this New Year

After all the indulgence of the festive season, health professionals and Sefton Council are encouraging you get the New Year off to the right start by taking better control of your health. NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are reminding you about the number of great resources available to people living in Sefton who are looking to make positive changes to their lifestyle. Living Well Sefton enables people to make small changes to their lives that can have a big impact on their wellbeing. It offers individual and group support around a broad ...
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Sefton’s adult social care service shortlisted for national award

Sefton’s Supported Living Service is a finalist in the Health and Social Care category at the 2020 LGC Awards. The service has been shortlisted thanks to its innovative Individual Service Fund (ISF) Model which has given local people with learning disabilities more control over their own lives and a greater choice of how they’d like to receive their care. The ISF model was developed by Sefton Council in partnership with NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG as a way to improve outcomes for people in need of complex care. This came as a ...
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Road Safety, Traffic Management and Enforcement – Keeping the city moving in the run up to Christmas

Merseytravel, Stagecoach and Arriva buses, Liverpool City Council, Merseyside Police and Halton Transport are working together once again to reduce traffic congestion and keep the city centre moving in the lead up to Christmas and throughout December. The aim is to support the city region’s economy by reducing illegal parking and monitoring traffic flow to prevent gridlock and make sure that bus services remain as punctual as possible. By working together in this way last year, congestion-causing incidents fell by more than a third (38 per cent) compared with the same period the previous year. Illegal parking, which causes traffic ...
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Vote now for your favourite famous Sefton story

Ahead of Sefton’s Borough of Culture year, we want residents and visitors to tell us what stories they want us to celebrate throughout 2020. After much deliberation, a list of 10 stories has been chosen to vote on with at least 4 more being added to the final list. A blank box has also been added enabling people to champion stories or individuals they think we have missed and one of these will be included as well. Vote now! ...
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Montessori nursey Natural Beginnings opens in Bootle with support of InvestSefton

One of the few Montessori nurseries in the North of England has opened in Bootle with the support of InvestSefton. Natural Beginnings on Merton Road was officially opened by Mayor of Sefton Cllr June Burns. Natural Beginnings, who offer childcare for children from six months to five-years-old, were supported by InvestSefton when they opened their first nursery in 2016 and in putting a business plan together for the new operation. Cheryl Grogan, Director of Natural Beginnings, said: “The free support we have had from InvestSefton in getting things off the ground has been invaluable. Having support from a business growth ...
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Funding bids now live for Borough of Culture projects

Community groups and local organisations can now apply for support to help run projects as part of Sefton’s Borough of Culture year. The Borough of Culture initiative is part of the Metro Mayor’s Culture programme which saw Liverpool City Region become the first in the country to commit to spending the equivalent of 1% of its annual £30 million devolution funding from government to stimulate cultural and creative activities. Groups can now express interest in securing support from Sefton Council with their proposals. This may include bidding for money to help them organize events throughout 2020 with two different tiers ...
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Help us help you to stay well this winter

With Christmas just around the corner, health experts in Sefton are urging local patients to make sure they’re fully prepared should they become unwell in the holiday season. NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG want to make sure residents know the steps they can take and which services to use should they become unwell. Dr Craig Gillespie, chair of NHS South Sefton CCG says: “All GP practices in Sefton will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. However, if you need urgent care or advice over the festive period, ...
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