• Baroness Newlove to visit Sefton school for anti-gang initiative

    Baroness Newlove to visit Sefton school for anti-gang initiative

    A scheme which sees schoolchildren across Sefton receive vital advice and tips on staying safe from gangs and crime is being honoured by the government's Victim's Commissioner. Baroness Helen Newlove will visit St Oswald's Primary in Netherton later this month to observe the successful partnership between Sefton Council and the Get Away 'N' Get Safe (GANGS) initiative. GANGS course leader

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  • Still time to give views about same day healthcare in south Sefton

    Still time to give views about same day healthcare in south Sefton

    NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people that there is still time to give their views and experiences about using and choosing different urgent care services when they need immediate or same day health advice or treatment. The commissioner, which plans and buys the majority of healthcare for south Sefton residents, has been out and about encouraging

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  • Is it time to ditch those stabilisers?

    Is it time to ditch those stabilisers?

    Sefton Council is excited to be bringing back our poplar, 'Ditch Those Stabilisers' cycling events. During the session, children aged for and above can learn to ride a bike unaided. Children who attend can have lots of fun, whilst learning lifelong cycling skills. The events, which take place a number of times throughout the year, always have a high success

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  • News that two-child benefit cap is to be scrapped is welcomed

    News that two-child benefit cap is to be scrapped is welcomed

    Plans to scrap extending a benefits cap on families of more than two children has been cautiously welcomed by Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, Cllr Trish Hardy - but she believes the move doesn’t go far enough. The Government has announced that those with children born before the Universal Credit system began in April 2017 would remain exempt,

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  • Free training programme for Sefton's budding fitness instructors

    Free training programme for Sefton's budding fitness instructors

    A training programme that will develop Sefton’s next generation of fitness instructors is set to return for 2019. Developed by Sefton Council and part funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Aspiring Instructors will help to improve the skills and employability for residents across the borough. Information sessions for the programme will take place at Crosby Lakeside Adventure

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  • Sefton reaffirms commitment to tackling homelessness with updated strategy

    Sefton reaffirms commitment to tackling homelessness with updated strategy

    Sefton Council's commitment to tackling homelessness has been reaffirmed with an updated Homelessness Strategy for 2018-23. The Homelessness Act 2002, requires every local authority to carry out a homelessness review in its borough every 5 years and use the results of this to develop and publish a Homelessness Strategy. This is Sefton’s fourth review and builds upon the work of

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  • Council to support those affected by decision to close Sand Dunes Nursery School

    Council to support those affected by decision to close Sand Dunes Nursery School

    Sefton Council has vowed to ensure pupils and staff are fully supported following the decision that Sand Dunes Nursery School in Seaforth will close this summer. The nursery has faced financial challenges for several years and the governing body at Sand Dunes felt they had no alternative but to formally ask Sefton Council to begin a statutory consultation to close

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  • £6m Combined Authority Funding Could Create More Than 500 Jobs

    £6m Combined Authority Funding Could Create More Than 500 Jobs

    Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has agreed to provide £6 million funding, from its Single Investment Fund, for two developments that could create more than 500 jobs. £5m was approved for a new Digital Innovation Factory on the University of Liverpool’s campus, which will serve as a centre of excellence in virtual reality. Through collaboration between business and academia, the

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