First glimpse of the new Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre

Sefton council have released images of how the Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre could look following its £3million refurbishment later this year. The existing bistro, conference facilities and bedrooms will close from 1st April 2020 to refurbish the hospitality facilities and improve the accommodation. The leisure side of the CLAC, including the gym and the water sports activities, will be open for business as usual throughout the work. The artists impressions show how the brand new 120 capacity restaurant and coffee lounge will appear next to 4 new event spaces, outdoor decking areas and beautifully refurbished bedrooms once the centre relaunches ...
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Bootle electrical start-up praise InvestSefton for plugging in to growth opportunities

The owner of a Sefton business has praised the role of InvestSefton in helping his new venture become established. Service Electrical Distributors Limited opened in August 2019 in Bootle’s Kingfisher Business Park. The business, which currently employs 10 staff, was established by Marc Redfern, who has 23 years’ experience within the Electrical Wholesaling Industry. With the contacts and experience Marc has built up within the industry he has managed to establish a viable business, forming key partnerships with social housing providers, electrical contractors, hotels, commercial and industrial customers, end users, education providers and the general public. InvestSefton has supported Marc ...
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City Region’s young people invited to get creative for climate change

Better By Bus is teaming up with National Museums Liverpool to give young people of the Liverpool City Region the opportunity to be heard in the debate on climate change. Young people, aged 5-16, who are based in Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, or Wirral, are invited to submit an original artwork or poem which responds to themes and raises awareness of issues surrounding climate change, to be featured as part of an exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool in March. The initiative is part of a wider campaign from Better By Bus, entitled ‘We can’t wait to tackle ...
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Trio of buildings to light up for a Nightingale’s Song!

Three prominent buildings in Sefton will be lit up in a unique light extravaganza as part of Sefton’s Borough of Culture year. Waterloo and Bootle Town Halls along with The Atkinson in Southport will be the backdrop over 3 nights (March 13-15) as A Nightingale’s Song is projected on to them. A trilogy of large-scale video projections will be created on consecutive nights, each a chapter in an interwoven story that connects the coastal towns and people together by international projection artists, Illuminos. A Nightingale’s Song is a tale of magic and wonder, of myths and wondrous creatures, spectacular nature, ...
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Bootle firm secures letting at new Mersey Reach development

A Bootle-based precision blade manufacturer has secured a 22,000 sq ft letting at the new Mersey Reach development on Dunnings Bridge Road. Hardy UK, currently based on Fernhill Road in Bootle, designs and manufactures precision blades for the global leather industry. Work started on the Mersey Reach development in December and Hardy is scheduled to relocate to their new premises by August 2020. Mersey Reach is supported by Sefton Council’s business growth team, InvestSefton, and employment and training opportunities will be given to nearby residents through the Sefton@Work programme. Situated on a 13.5-acre site, the logistics park is strategically located ...
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Enjoy a night of entertainment at the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Gala Ball 2020

Join the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, for an evening of live entertainment at the 2020 Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Gala Ball. Taking place at the beautiful Southport Theatre and Convention Centre on Saturday March 28, all money raised from the evening will go to the Mayor’s Charity Fund. Starting at 6pm you will enjoy a drinks reception followed by a 3-course meal. Entertainment is brought to you by the fabulous Julie A Scott, and the fantastic rock and roll band Searchin’. Tickets, which cost £40, are on sale now but be quick! They are sold on a first ...
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Plans to boost Sefton’s golfing offer approved by Sefton Council

Sefton is to enhance its golf offer with the addition of two new driving ranges. New driving range facilities will be constructed at Sefton’s two municipal sites at Bootle Golf Course and Southport Golf Links, broadening the accessibility and affordability of the game in the region. Work will start on a new driving range at Bootle Golf Course in the spring of this year, with the facility expected to be completed during summer 2020. This follows a consultation in Autumn 2019 with local residents and golf players who highlighted the importance of new practice facilities and investment in course infrastructure ...
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Love of film shines through as community cinema receives BAFTA

A cinema that has shaped the love of the movies for local film goers for decades, was recently recognised by BAFTA for its role using the silver screen to bring communities together. Janet and Martin Fol, who operate the Plaza Community Cinema, collected the second ever For the Love of Film award for their work at the community owned venue - the award recognises those who go above and beyond for the love of cinema. At a time when a family trip to the flicks is becoming increasingly expensive, the Plaza gives cinema goers the chance to see the latest ...
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Council must address £9.14m funding gap to set one year budget

Sefton Council must address a further £9.14m funding gap to set a balanced budget for 2020/21. For the past 6 years, the local authority has worked towards setting 2 three-year budget plans to ensure that the Council’s financial statutory obligations are met. However, the Government’s latest settlement is for one year only, which makes it extremely difficult to forecast the funding the Council is likely to receive in 2021/22 and 2022/23. A report outlining a budget plan for 2020/21 has just been released that will go to Cabinet on February 13 with a final decision made along with setting any ...
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Find your Brave during Children’s Mental Health Week

Leaders at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Southport and Formby CCG and Sefton Council are backing Children’s Mental Health Week (February 3-9). They are encouraging children to talk to their parents or carers about their mental health and to seek support from local services. Dr Wendy Hewitt, children and safeguarding lead for both CCGs in Sefton, said: “Poor mental health isn’t something that only affects adults – children can suffer as well. “According to Place2Be, a children’s mental health charity, around three children in every primary school class have a mental health problem, and many more struggle ...
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