200 hundred trees to be planted thanks to Air Show patrons

More than 200 trees will be planted across Sefton thanks to the generosity of visitors to the recent Southport Air Show. Two hundred and sixteen saplings will be planted throughout the borough after a campaign by Sefton Council’s Tourism team, which encouraged visitors to the hugely popular air show to help offset any carbon emissions the event may create. Earlier this year Sefton Council confirmed it is on track to be net zero carbon by 2030, noting a 13% reduction in total emissions from the baseline, rising to 28% once projects started this year are complete. The 2030 target, which ...
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Sefton publishes Orrell Mount Consultation Results

Sefton Council has today published results of the recent public consultation into the Orrell Mount Park master plan. Working with an independent consultant, Sefton Council drew up a detailed master plan of proposed improvements to Orrell Mount Park. These proposals included the creation of a 3G football pitch facility. Keen to make sure it was reflecting local people’s views, the Council undertook a two-month consultation on the master plan, which started on May 30th. Almost 1,000 people provided feedback on the proposals through the consultation, which was managed by independent consultation company FMG Consulting. Forty nine percent of respondents supported ...
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Stunning pink flowerbeds in Southport's King's Gardens

Explore the Sefton parks that have received the international Green Flag Award

King’s Gardens in Southport has retained its Green Flag and has been announced as one of 2208 UK winners. The international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. A number of Green Flag Community Awards have also been awarded to: Botanic Gardens Community Association (Fernery and bedding), Friends of Rotten Row, South Park Community Garden, Queensway Allotments and North Park Community Garden. After two years that have seen our parks and green spaces play a vital role for people ...
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Council targeting eligible Sefton businesses about latest round of the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

Sefton Council is writing to eligible Sefton businesses encouraging them to apply to the latest round of the COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund. Business rates To qualify, companies must have had a business rates charge to pay for the whole of the 2021/22 financial year. They need to have been in continuous occupation of the premises from the 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022 unless required to close under COVID-19 restrictions. And they must be able to provide evidence they have had a decline in turnover during that time compared to the same period in 2019/20. Closing date Cllr Paulette ...
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Architect's impression of how the Marine Lake Events Centre will look.

Exploratory work starts on Southport’s new Marine Lake Events Centre

Having last week agreed business case approval for its planned new Marine Lake Events Centre in Southport, Sefton Council is about to start investigatory works to finalise the Venue’s design and development. Letters have been sent to local residents to inform them that investigatory works on the existing Southport Theatre and Convention Centre site and the Upper Promenade, will start on Monday 8th August. Progress Expected to take around four weeks, Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, the investigations will involve assessing the underground conditions to progress the design further. Measures will be in place to minimise disruption to ...
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Sefton Coast Landscape Partnership share joint message to those visiting the coast this summer

A number of organisations across Sefton are joining forces once again this summer to ensure local communities, and visitors from across the North West, can enjoy Sefton’s natural coast responsibly. The joint action aims to encourage people to take personal responsibility at the coast. Asking them to plan how they are going to get to the beach, to take all litter home with them and to show respect and kindness to staff, the environment and fellow visitors. It also sets out the boundaries of what is and isn’t acceptable at the coast to keep everyone safe. Such as that fires ...
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The World Reimagined art education project to come to Sefton

A 1.7-metre-high globe designed by artist Amy Bourbon is coming to Sefton as part of The World Reimagined, a ground-breaking art education project. The World Reimagined is a national initiative to transform how we understand the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans and its impact on all of us. Host locations around the country are getting ready to welcome their Globes, which will be officially unveiled, nationally, on Saturday 13th August. Sefton’s main globe, which will be at Waterloo’s Marine Gardens, is entitled Echoes of the Present and is the sixth step on the overall Journey of Discovery the globes represent ...
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Green Sefton staff at Ainsdale beach

Coastal and Visitor Area PSPO ‘signed and sealed’ for three years

Following the approval of Full Council on Thursday 14 July 2022, a Coastal and Visitor Area Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) is officially in place at locations across Sefton. The order is to help ensure the Borough’s coastline and town centres can be enjoyed by everyone. Activities covered by the new PSPO include littering and pollution, fires and BBQs, dog fouling, balloons or lantern releases, and anti-social behaviour. Failure to comply can result in a £75 Fixed Penalty Notice. The order will be in place for three years, until summer 2025. Feedback from local communities, visitors and partner agencies, gained ...
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Green Sefton walk along Crosby beach

Explore the ‘Walk This Way’ route in Crosby Coastal Park to help reduce dog fouling and littering

As Love Parks Week continues, Sefton Council is joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to call on dog owners across the city to bag and bin their dog’s litter. As part of this new measures are being introduced at Crosby Seafront to help reduce dog fouling and littering. Sefton Council’s Green Sefton service has teamed up with Britain’s largest canine charity, the Dogs Trust, to draw up a series of dog-friendly walking routes at Crosby Coastal Park. New maps have been installed at Hall Road in the north of the Park and by the south end of the Marine Lake ...
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Mayor of Sefton reopens transformed Thornton Park after improvement works

Sefton’s Mayor, Cllr Clare Carragher, officially opened the new children’s play area at Runnells Lane Park on Monday 1st August. Cllr Carragher also planted a new cherry tree with Deputy Lieutenant Mr Michael Braham as part of the Queens Green Canopy Campaign marking the Queens Platinum Jubilee Year. Following much needed improvements to its play and recreation facilities, as well as its paths and landscaping, Runnells Lane Park is now fully open to the public. The works have been complete in time for the school summer holidays, and families will be able to enjoy the new children’s play area and ...
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