Sefton Council is looking for people to run school crossing patrols

Sefton Council's School Crossing Service is currently recruiting people to help run school crossing patrols across the borough. The local authority is appealing to parents, carers, school staff or anyone who may have a few hours to spare each week. The school crossing patrols are there to provide a safe passage across the road at a designated site mainly outside or near schools. They operate at the start and end of each school day, mostly between 8 - 9am and 3 - 4pm, term time only. On offer for this much valued service is £9.43 per hour plus travelling expenses ...
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Transgender Employability Course to be piloted in Sefton

A bespoke initiative to help unemployed transgender and transitioning people back in to work is being piloted in Sefton. The Butterflies Programme, the first ever Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)-funded transgender eligibility course, will be held in Southport in July. The course has been commissioned by DWP following feedback from members of the transgender community and people undergoing transition, and will provide support and advice to address additional barriers faced by transgender people when looking for work. The free two-week programme involves one-to-one and group sessions to offer support with: Confidence building and personal development Employment skills and tools ...
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Next of kin appeal Kenneth Statham

Sefton Coroner’s Office are appealing for information to find the next of kin for a Southport man who was found deceased earlier this week. 67-year-old Kenneth Statham was found on Tuesday 11 June at his home address in Stamford Road. His death is not being treated as suspicious. Anyone who may be able to assist is asked to contact Coroners Investigation Officer Clair Sajewicz on 0151 777 3754 or via email at Sefton.coroners.office@merseyside.pnn.police.uk ...
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Sefton invests £320k to keep borough’s communities safe from crime

Sefton Council continues to help keep communities across the borough safe from crime and anti-social behaviour, a recent report has revealed. Throughout the past twelve months, Sefton's Safer Communities Partnership (SSCP) have invested in a number of initiatives, programmes and activities designed to disrupt and prevent disorder. Key targets for the SSCP include: Investing in community infrastructure projects Working with victims Combating domestic and sexual abuse Tackling serious and organised crime Improving youth offending services Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: "In the last financial year we have spent over £320,000 on helping to ...
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Six men arrested in connection with the murder of Miguel Reynolds

Detectives investigating the murder of Miguel Reynolds in Netherton last June have made six arrests in connection with the incident. This morning (Thursday, 13 June) officers attended addresses in Sefton and also produced four men from prisons in both the Merseyside and West Midlands area, resulting in six arrests. Searches of the properties are ongoing and officers remain at the scene. All six men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to rob. Those arrested are: A 20-year-old man from Sefton A 21-year-old man from Sefton A 30-year-old man from Sefton A 26-year-old man from Sefton A 20-year-old ...
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Girlguiding in Birkdale needs you!

Girl Guides Birkdale District is looking for adults over the age of 18 to run Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies (age 7-10) and Guides (age 10-14). If you live in the Southport area and are interested in volunteering with young people, then you could be just right for the guides. The right person will be willing to give up 1-2 hours per week to help girls reach their full potential in girlguiding by running meeting activities, helping out on trips and working towards badges. There is a particular need for people who are willing to take on the responsibility of running ...
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Diabetes programmes in Sefton gains accreditation

Programmes in Sefton that support people living with diabetes are the first in Merseyside to be recognised by a nationally respected institute in time for Diabetes Week 2019. The two patient education programmes offered by NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are Diabetes and You, which helps educate people that have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and Diabetes and More, which focuses on supporting those who have been living with diabetes for more than twelve months. Dr Nigel Taylor, diabetes lead for NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “Our diabetes programmes consist ...
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Council grants help high streets bloom

Sefton Council has delivered almost £9000 in grants to help community groups improve their local high street. Ainsdale in Bloom, Bootle in Bloom, Crosby and Waterloo in Bloom, Litherland in Bloom, Lord Street in Bloom and Maghull in Bloom have all benefited from a cash injection from the Council that will allow them to invest in new equipment, plants and greenery. This money was made available thanks to a Government grant aimed at helping local authorities clean up their high streets. In Bloom groups are volunteer led community gardening groups who dedicate their own time and resources to help improve ...
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Appeal for witnesses following firearms discharge at house in Bootle

Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in Bootle in the early hours of this morning, Monday 10th June. We were called at 12.15am following reports of damage caused to the windows of a house in Simons Croft. An examination of the damage to the living room window confirmed that it was consistent with a firearms discharge. Nobody was injured during the incident. An investigation is underway and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area. Police officers remain at the scene this morning. Detective Inspector Cat Walsh said: “I would appeal to anyone who ...
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Liverpool City Region Combined Authority launches £18 million skills capital fund

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has launched an £18m fund to enable local colleges and learning providers to improve their facilities. This is the third Liverpool City Region skills capital investment prospectus, with more than £30 million already invested in 40 schemes across the city region. Of the £18m available, it is expected that £8m will be invested in new sites and premises, up to £2m in learning and skills equipment, and £3.5m in improvements to existing learning facilities. The £18m funding comes from the Local Growth Fund. Local Growth Funding is awarded to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise ...
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