Suspected stolen property found in Hightown – Is this yours?

Merseyside Police are issuing images of suspected stolen property found earlier this week in Hightown in an effort to reunite the items with their owners. On Monday, April 15, various items were found in Blundell Road following a report from a member of the public that two men had discarded them on being seen. It is not yet known from where these items were taken, but they are described as follows: Carrera Vulcan mountain bike Apollo Evade mountain bike Panasonic Toughbook laptop Various coins, some antique If you recognise any of these items as yours or belonging to someone you ...
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European Parliament Elections in the North West

The countdown has begun to European Parliament Elections which will take place on Thursday, May 23. More than five million people across North West England, including residents in Sefton, will have the opportunity to vote in these elections to select the region’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The North West European Elections count and declaration will take place in Manchester on Sunday, May 26, after polls close across Europe. People will not be able to vote unless they have ensured they are on the Electoral Register. If you are not registered already, visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote and register by the ...
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April Bank Holiday: All You Need To Know this weekend

Thousands of people are expected to visit beautiful Sefton this Bank Holiday weekend (April 19-22) 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 the wealth of fantastic public transport options If you are driving through #MySefton, make sure you plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys and some queues can be expected. Formby Bypass The Councils traffic signals ...
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Pay It Forward in Sefton with acts of kindness

Sefton's Year of Friendship has shone a light on the selfless way the borough's residents support each other. Sefton's Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) is calling on that community spirit to lead Sefton's contribution to Pay It Forward Day on April 28. The theme this year is "Our Gift to You, Your Gift to Give". Sefton CVS are hosting two Year of Friendship themed community events at Strand By Me in Bootle Strand Shopping Centre, Friday, April 26, 10am - 1pm and Southport Community Centre, Saturday, April 27, 11am - 4pm. Each event will see volunteers come together, share ideas, ...
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We want your ideas for our Borough of Culture 2020 programme

Sefton will be named Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture in 2020 and wants ideas from communities, partners and businesses to ensure next year’s programme reflects the cultural diversity of the borough. As Sefton always prides itself on being a borough of storytellers, the 2020 cultural programme will focus on stories about its people, places, history and the future. Planning is well underway for 2020 and Sefton Council, who is providing the framework to connect these stories, events, activities and initiatives together, is urging people to get in touch with their ideas. The aim is to build on the great ...
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National Allocation Day for Primary School Places 2019

Tuesday April 16, 2019 is the national allocation day where all children who are due to start Reception in September 2019, find out which primary school they have been allocated. 94% of Sefton residents have been allocated their first preference Sefton school. 98% of Sefton residents have been allocated one of their three preferred Sefton schools. 98% of all those who applied for places at Sefton Schols were allocated one of their three preferred schools. For more information about school admissions, please follow this link; https://www.sefton.gov.uk/schools-learning/school-admissions.aspx ...
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Sefton’s Festival of Golf tees off in style!

Sefton Council is hosting a fabulous festival of golf to coincide with the British Masters tournament at Hillside Golf Club. As the borough prepares to welcome thousands of golf fans for the British Masters tournament, a week of golfing activities is taking place at Southport Golf Links and Bootle Golf Course from May 4-12. The festival is to appeal to both beginners and existing golfers, of all ages and ability, and is supported by the European Tour and former Southport Golf Links junior member, Tommy Fleetwood. Tommy, a Ryder Cup winner, is hosting the British Masters and his career began ...
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How a shared love of animals is helping people connect during Year of Friendship

Anyone who has cared for an animal knows the difference they can make to our lives, whether it’s by bringing us companionship, helping us get out in to the great outdoors more or encouraging us to connect with others. Throughout the Year of Friendship 2019, Sefton Council and its partners are celebrating groups, individuals and organisations who help foster friendship throughout the borough. For April, we are shining a light on some of the special relationships that exist between animals and humans across Sefton, and those who benefit from having animal companions in their lives. Freshfields Animal Rescue is a ...
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Protecting children’s rights in the workplace

Sefton Council is reminding businesses that employ children aged between 13 and 16 years old that they need permits to comply with employment laws. These permits are free of charge from the Local Council that the place of employment resides. No child aged below 13 is allowed to work in England unless they are taking part in a performance and have a performance licence. There is a National Awareness Campaign which takes place across the country this April, where councils will be reminding employers that children aged between 13 and 16 years old require Work Permits to enable them to ...
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New Merseyside Police General Enquiry Office opening times

Merseyside Police is changing the opening hours of its General Enquiry Offices (GEO) across the county on 15 April 2019. The change follows an extensive review of the GEO service by the force, which found that front line police officers were frequently having to provide cover in the GEOs to keep them open to the public. This meant that the force was having to take police officers off the streets of Merseyside, preventing them from responding to emergency incidents. The review also identified that the number of people visiting GEOs across Merseyside has significantly reduced in recent years. On average, ...
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