Fantastic fireworks, tasty treats and astounding aerial displays revealed for 2020

Fantastic fireworks, tasty treats and astounding aerial displays will once again delight thousands of people in 2020. Ahead of schedule, Sefton Council is delighted to confirm the incredibly popular line up of major events in Southport for 2020. Officers from Sefton Council's Tourism team work tirelessly throughout the year to plan the Southport Air Show, Food & Drink Festival and the British Musical Fireworks Championship, among many other fantastic events. Alongside Sefton's annual tourism calendar, a number of unique community events, talks and displays will be taking place as part of the Borough Of Culture 2020 celebrations Sefton will be ...
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Bulb Planting will be blooming lovely for Borough of Culture!

More than 44,000 spring flowering bulbs have been planted by primary school children in locations across the borough as part of Sefton’s Borough of Culture celebrations. The huge number of bulbs dug into the ground almost replicates a bulb for every primary school child in Sefton. The crocus and daffodil bulbs have been planted during November and December through the Council’s Green Sefton team and will burst into life next Spring during the Borough of Culture year. Some of the sites involved in the planting are: North Park, Bootle, Crescent Garden, Alexandra Park and Moorside Park all in Crosby, Victoria ...
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Vote Now! Celebrate Sefton’s most famous figures in 2020

Ahead of Sefton’s Borough of Culture year, we want residents and visitors to tell us what stories they want us to celebrate throughout 2020. To vote for this Sefton figure in our public poll please click here 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. The focus ...
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Celebrate the New Year in Style at the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Burns Night

Celebrate the New Year with a taste of the Highlands at the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Burns Night. Taking place at Bootle Town Hall on Saturday January 25, all money raised from the evening will go to the Mayor of Sefton’s Charity Fund. Starting at 7pm, there’ll be Scottish food, live entertainment and a raffle. Tickets are now on sale at £20. Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns said “I am really looking forward to celebrating the New Year with guests who are attending the evening. “With live entertainment, food and a raffle with great prizes, this event is sure ...
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Christmas arrives at Merseyrail with calendar of festive activities across the network

The festivities have well and truly begun on Merseyrail with Father Christmas and carol singers appearing up and down the network this December. Father Christmas gift competition On Monday Father Christmas delivered a special gift to Liverpool Central’s Mtogo store flanked by security, signalling the launch of a special competition across three stations. Mystery gifts will be situated at Mtogo stores in Liverpool Central, Liverpool South Parkway and Southport stations. Passengers must guess what the gift is to be in with a chance of winning £200 worth of high street vouchers. The competition will run December from 2 to 23 ...
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Give what you can this December in Sefton

Sefton’s successful Year of Friendship is drawing to a close and we’re excited to announce that the final theme for December is ‘Giving’. For many people in Sefton, the festive period can be especially difficult so we want to encourage as many people as possible to do what they can to offer a token of friendship whether it’s by donating to a foodbank, supporting the Mayors Toy Appeal or even joining in on Sefton 4 Good’s Christmas Jumper Day. There are lots of collections and awareness days taking place throughout December and there are opportunities to get involved in lots ...
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Merseyrail ticket fares still some of the lowest in the country following 2020 fare increase

Merseyrail ticket fares are still some of the lowest in the country, despite an average increase of 2.86 per cent for 2020. The rail operator will protect its popular Family Ticket by freezing its price at £11 for the fourth consecutive year – ensuring families can enjoy affordable days out across the Liverpool City Region. Return tickets for journeys within the Merseyrail network will rise by an average of 2.8 per cent. Railpass will also rise by 2.8 per cent for 2020. Suzanne Grant, Commercial Director at Merseyrail, said: “We are proud to offer the most affordable and punctual rail ...
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Sefton formally receives Borough of Culture title at City Region Creativity Awards

The winners of the 2019 Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards have been named at a glittering ceremony as Sefton received the Borough of Culture title. The awards, which took place at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in this year’s Borough of Culture, Wirral, were created by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to celebrate outstanding contributions and commitment to art, culture and creativity across Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. Hosted by award-winning actor, screenwriter and BAFTA Cymru winner Celyn Jones, there were 12 categories including the People’s Choice Award, which ...
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Your help needed to keep antibiotics working

Sefton residents are being asked to play their part in this year’s Public Health England’s (PHE) ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign this winter and all year round by ensuring they use antibiotics correctly and understand when they are not required. Healthcare professionals at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are teaming up with Sefton Council to support the campaign, which launched on 5 November 2019. Antibiotics are medicines that treat bacterial infections by killing or preventing the spread of that infection. They are only prescribed when: The condition is unlikely to clear up without ...
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Lighting Sefton RED this World AIDS Day

Bootle Town Hall is set to be bathed in red light this weekend (30 November- 1 December) to mark World AIDS Day. The Town Hall will join landmarks from across the City Region in lighting up red to raise awareness of HIV and AIDs as part of a campaign by Sahir House, a Merseyside-based charity that provides care, support and practical assistance to people living with HIV, their partners, carers and dependants. The charity is also dedicated to improving public education about the effects of HIV. Matthew Ashton, Sefton’s Director of Public Health, said: “We want to send out a ...
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