Borough of Culture Shines on Sefton!

Crosby Coastal Park is set to be lit up with an amazing light constellation and high-octane entertainment to signal the start of Sefton’s build up to the Borough of Culture. The Borough of Culture (BoC) title is awarded by the Liverpool City Region’s Combined Authority to one of its six local authorities (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) on a rotating, annual basis. 2019 is currently Wirral’s year while 2020 will be dedicated to Sefton with a raft of new, existing and community led events planned for the year. To start the build-up to Sefton’s year, a huge ...
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Sefton Council approve Santander’s multi-million pound investment in Bootle

Sefton Council has formally approved plans for a £75m investment in Bootle. The Council’s Planning Committee approved proposals by Santander UK to redevelop their Bootle campus and create a new, sustainable, state-of-the-art facility. The multi-million pound complex will be home to over 2,500 staff and become the contact centre and operations hub for Santander UK. A new public park and new pavilions will be created as part of the plans, which will be open to the local community. The new building has been designed to be environmentally sustainable and support the health and wellbeing of its users. The building will ...
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Sefton to host Battle of Mons exhibition as part of twinning programme

The Atkinson, Southport, will host an exhibition of the Battle of Mons during 2022. The announcement follows a visit from a delegation from Mons, Belguim, who are officially twinned with Sefton. Claudine Stuaert, President of Mons Twinning Committee, Corentin Rousman, Curator of Mons Museum, and Catherine Houdart, Deputy Mayor of Mons, visited Sefton to increase their knowledge of the borough and outline a five-year programme of twinning projects which will begin in 2020. As part of their visit the delegation toured The Atkinson where the exhibition will be housed. The visitors were also invited to Bootle Town Hall as guests ...
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Green volunteers sought to maintain Sefton’s coastline

Green Sefton are seeking volunteers to help preserve the borough’s unique coastline. Help is sought to cut and drag Sea Buckthorn out of an area of dunes beside Ainsdale Discovery Centre. Sea Buckthorn is not native to Sefton’s coastline and can shade out valuable habitats for rare plants, natterjack toads and sand lizards. It was originally planted to stop sand blowing across grazing areas, crops and tracks. Green Sefton will be staging three public ‘buckthorn bashing’ events in the coming weeks. Volunteers will need to wear old clothing, stout footwear and bring sturdy gardening gloves. The events will take place ...
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Next of Kin appeal – Barry Stott

We are appealing for help in tracing the next of kin of a man who died in Southport. Barry Stott, 70, was found deceased at his home address in Park Road on 3rd October 2019. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone who knows of Mr Stott’s next of kin or can help is asked to contact Coroner’s Investigation Officer Liam Moss on 0151 777 3752 or by emailing Liam.moss@merseyside.police.uk ...
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Next of kin: Ian Cook

Officers are appealing of behalf of the coroner’s office to trace the next of kin of 67 year old Ian Cook. Mr Cook sadly passed away at his home address on Knowsley Road, Southport on 27th September. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone that knows Mr Cook, his family members or next of kin should contact Coroners Investigation Officer on 01517773481 or email Albert.Howard-Murphy@merseyside.police.uk ...
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Food & drink traders wanted to support Sefton Constellations project

Sefton Council is looking for food and drink concessions to take part in a special event in Crosby from November 8-10 To coincide with Sefton being named Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2020, an awe inspiring arts display is coming to Crosby Coastal Park from November 8-10. The special arts project is designed to inspire local communities to rediscover their local neighbourhoods and spend time stargazing. Constellations Presents the Parabolic Lightcloud in Crosby and Sefton Council are appealing for local food and drink concessionaires to take part. While final details of the event are yet to be announced, ...
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Speak up this World Mental Health Day

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on 10 October, health experts in Sefton are encouraging people to look after themselves and open up about any issues they may be dealing with. Most people will confront some sort of mental health difficulty in their lifetime. The state of your mental health can be affected by factors such as drugs and alcohol, work-related stress and grief – among other things. Dr Craig Gillespie, local GP and chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “We need to look after our mental health just like our physical health. It’s really important that you ...
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Have your say on empty properties in Sefton

Sefton residents have until Friday 1st November to have their say on proposed changes to council tax discounts on empty properties. Sefton Council is proposing to reduce council tax discounts on empty properties, with the aim of bringing more homes into use across the borough. Properties that have been empty for less than one month would have the discount reduced from 100% to 50%. Complete the survey online or by visiting your nearest One Stop Shop ...
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Strengthening families and protecting children in Sefton

Sefton Council is rolling out pioneering new methods to support families of vulnerable children following a successful bid for Government funding. Sefton is one of 15 local authorities to be awarded a share of £84m of new Department for Education innovation funding, which will help to reduce the number of children entering care by improving family stability. Adopting the Family Valued model used so successfully by Leeds Council, Sefton and its partners  will work with families to encourage long term changes to keep children safe. The new project will see families receive person centred care and support at every step ...
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