Appeal for witnesses following Southport traffic collision

Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Southport on the afternoon of Friday 15 November. At 2.25pm, emergency services were called to Marshside Road to reports of a collision between a Peugeot and a bicycle. The male cyclist has been taken to hospital for assessment of a head injury. The driver of the car stopped to assist. Road closures are currently in place at Marshside Road at the junction of Marine Drive and the junction of Fleetwood Road. Road users are asked to avoid the area and take an alternative route. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact ...
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#PawsForThought: Abandoned and terrified dog rescued from Sefton shopping precinct

Sefton Council is joining other local authorities in asking residents to give 'Paws for Thought' this Christmas before making a commitment to buying a dog, after a young puppy was found abandoned in a borough shopping precinct. The adorable yet terrified puppy was rescued by Sefton Council dog wardens after being found wandering around Stella Precinct in Seaforth earlier this month (November 2). Sadly the puppy, now nicknamed Kenny by his rescuers, was left unclaimed and he is now being put forward for adoption to a more loving owner via the Merseyside Dogs Home. Kenny is just one of a ...
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Pop-up Memory Cafe is heading to Bootle

The Alzheimer’s Society Sefton is bringing a pop-up Memory Café to Bootle at the end of this month to help support people living with dementia and their families. The café will be based at Strand By Me in Bootle Strand on Friday, 29 November from 10am to 12pm. This is an opportunity for anyone who is worried about dementia, whether they’re living with it or caring for someone with the condition, to have a chat with experts and others who are going through the same experience. Staff from the Alzheimer’s Society will be at hand to offer professional support and ...
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Festive cheer for Merseyrail passengers with Boxing Day and late night trains

Merseyrail passengers will be able to enjoy more festive cheer this Christmas as trains will be running on Boxing Day and late nights in December. With return tickets from just £2.10, Merseyrail is the perfect way to get around this Christmas. Boxing Day The rail operator will be running a special service between 09:00 and 19:00 on Boxing Day, calling at selected stations across the network. Late night trains There will also be late night trains on the two weekends before Christmas, helping passengers get home from festive events across the city. Two trains per evening will run as follows: ...
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Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board host powerful “Voice of the Child” event to learn from case reviews

Hundreds attended Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) latest ‘Voice of the Child’ event at Bootle Cricket Club. Around 500 people from agencies across Sefton attended three ‘Learning from Serious Case Reviews’ sessions throughout the day. Drama Training Company AFTA Thought delivered the sessions using actors, powerfully conveying four case reviews by “bringing the voice of the child into the room”. The case reviews, which can be viewed on the LSCB website, centred around six children, all of whom lived in Sefton. The thought-provoking event followed the success of the summer event, which was also delivered by AFTA Thought. Attendees ...
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Be diabetes aware and know the signs

On World Diabetes Day (14 November 2019), NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are urging local residents to become familiar with the warning signs of diabetes to try and spot the condition sooner. Diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high due to ineffective control by a hormone called insulin. The two types main of diabetes are: Type 1: Where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin Type 2: Where the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin. This is ...
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Crosby crowds lit up by incredible lightcloud!

Thousands of people were dazzled by a huge constellation that lit up Crosby Coastal Park at the weekend (November 8-10). Huge crowds headed to see the Parabolic Lightcloud that signalled the start of preparations for Sefton’s Borough of Culture Year 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 ...
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Sefton switches on to a very merry Christmas 2019

Festive fun is just around the corner as town and village centres across Sefton get ready to switch on their 2019 Christmas lights. Following the incredibly popular Constellations event in Crosby last week, Sefton will shine yet again with Christmas themed events taking place in numerous locations throughout the borough, with a range of festive fun for all the family. The events, starting with the Southport BID Christmas Lights Switch On on November 17, are delivered through a number of different ways including partnership between business communities, local residents, voluntary and charity organisations, and Sefton Council. Funding is secured through ...
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Bullybusters wear odd socks for Anti-bullying Week

Bullybusters are inviting children and young people and their work colleagues to join them in wearing odd socks to celebrate Anti-Bullying week, which runs from the 11-15th November. As Sherell Jenkins, one of the Bullybusters project worker explains, wearing odd socks is a celebration of the uniqueness of everyone: “Odd socks seem different but when you think about it, they both go on your feet and keep your feet warm. This applies to all of us, we all have things that make us individual but at the same time we have more in common than you think.” The theme for ...
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Sefton Council approves plans for Crosby Lakeside revamp

Sefton Council’s Cabinet has approved plans for a significant investment in Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre. The £3.1m investment plans will transform the hospitality facilities at the Centre and include: New bar and coffee area with capacity for 120 seated and standing Fully glazed restaurant extension on lakeside terrace New decking on outside spaces for hosted events and four new events spaces Complete revamp of hotel accommodation New accommodation module added, purpose-designed for community and school groups New rooftop and garden and seasonal ‘pop-up’ facilities The plans to transform the facility will provide an enhanced hospitality offer, generating additional income needed ...
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