Tips to look after yourself this bank holiday

Many of us may be making plans for the bank holiday on Monday 26 August. If you are unfortunate enough to have an illness or injury over the long weekend, this information could help you get back on your feet in no time. NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG suggest you could be getting better sooner if you see your local pharmacist or contact NHS 111 (by phone or online.) Some local pharmacies are open on bank holiday Monday and may be able to give you the advice and medication you need, without ...
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August Bank Holiday: All You Need To Know In #MySefton

Thousands of people are expected to visit beautiful Sefton this Bank Holiday weekend (August 23-26) and we've put together a list of helpful tips to make the most out of the borough. Transport People are strongly advised to plan their journeys as roads are expected to be much busier than normal and we are urging as many people as possible to consider using public transport where available. There is some planned disruption to rail services on Saturday August 24 due to strike action. For more information about train times please visit Merseyrail's website. If you are driving through #MySefton, make ...
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Sefton welcomes sentencing of unlicensed Netherton dog breeder

Sefton Council has welcomed the sentencing of an unlicensed dog breeder from Netherton after an investigation by the borough's Trading Standards team. Lawrence Moran of Chapel Lane, Netherton pleaded guilty to breeding dogs without a licence after 44 dogs, including several puppies, were found at his home address in December 2018. Further investigations by Sefton Council's Trading Standards team uncovered that Moran, 31, has also been responsible for at least 17 litters and 49 puppies in 2018. He was just sentenced at Sefton Magistrates court (Friday, August 16) following a guilty plea to the offence of breeding dogs without a ...
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Sefton Council asked to fell diseased tree on Chapel Lane, Formby

Sefton Council has been contacted by Formby Parish Council and requested to fell a diseased tree in the village. The horse chestnut tree, located outside Cassidys on Chapel Lane, was earmarked to be removed last year for the health and safety of the local community. As part of a compromise, Sefton Council asked Formby Parish Council to agree to a number of conditions and allowed them to carry out further works on the tree in the hope of saving it. Unfortunately, the Parish Council has since contacted Sefton Council's Tree and Woodland Team asking them to now remove the tree ...
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Bootle business bestowed with prestigious Queens Award

A business reception was held to celebrate the presentation of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise to a Bootle business supported by InvestSefton. The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell, in recognition of Richardsons Healthcare Ltd outstanding growth in its exports. The family owned private business, which is based in Bootle, started trading in 1988 and designs and manufactures operating table and birthing mattresses. Richardsons Healthcare Ltd, has championed British-made manufacturing and exporting in Sefton for many years. This includes working with InvestSefton, Sefton Council’s enterprise and inward investment service on initiatives including chairing the ...
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Get active on the beach this summer!

Sefton Council is offering an exciting programme of events this summer as part of a regional campaign to get people active on the beach, and improve their health and wellbeing. The North West’s Active Coast programme will showcase a diverse range of activities that cater for everyone, no matter their age, ability or interests including stand-up paddleboard yoga, nordic walking, beach clean-ups, boot camps and more. Research shows that getting out, connecting with the natural environment and being active regularly can have multiple health benefits, from losing weight to improving heart function and relieving anxiety and depression. Sefton’s beaches are ...
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Macmillan to hold event for people affected by cancer

Southport Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre will be holding its second ‘Health and Wellbeing Event’ of the year on Thursday 12th September at the Royal Clifton Hotel in Southport and anyone who has been affected by cancer, whether directly or through supporting someone is invited to come along. The Centre, a joint partnership set up by Macmillan and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), is holding the event in partnership with Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, at the Royal Clifton Hotel from 2pm – 4.30pm. On the day there will be around 40 local organisations, clinical ...
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Police continue to appeal to trace missing Peter Kerevan

Officers searching for missing 76-year-old Peter Kerevan are continuing to appeal for information on his whereabouts 17 days after the last confirmed sighting. Peter, who is from the Aintree area, has been missing from home since Monday 29 July. Following enquiries, he was captured on CCTV that morning on Wango Lane and later seen at around 3pm the same day outside Maghull Chiropodists near the junction of Sefton Lane and Liverpool Road. Officers have focused their search on the surrounding areas, but there have been no confirmed sightings since. Detective Inspector Gary Stratton said: “We have dedicated extensive resources, with ...
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A community festival in Sefton to show residents are standing together against crime

Sefton Council and residents from Thornton and Netherton are bringing communities together at a special music festival to show how they want to make positive changes in their area and stand together in the fight against crime. In light of recent incidents in the area, Thornton Family Wellbeing Centre wanted to show all the positive activities happening locally and has joined forces with the community, volunteers and partner agencies to start up the Sefton Families Fighting Against Crime group. As music is a great way to bring communities together, the group decided to organise their very first festival on August ...
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Marine Way Bridge to close for routine maintenance works

Routine maintenance works are set to take place on Marine Way Bridge, Southport next month. The extensive works are scheduled to begin on the bridge, which is now fifteen years old, from Monday, September 9 and take up to three weeks to complete. In order to carry out the works safely and to allow for access for large equipment, Marine Way Bridge will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrians during weekdays. However to compensate for increased traffic on weekends, the bridge will be reopened temporarily for both weekends commencing September 14 and September 21. Diversions will be in place ...
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