Adult Learning Centre

Adult Community Learning Centre reopens after substantial renovations

The adult learning centre on Cambridge Road in Waterloo has reopened following substantial renovations. The centre offers courses for adults to learn something new and develop their skills. The centre has been improved with new facilities, including woodworking tables and an immersive room. This is in addition to the redecoration which has give the centre a fresh, new look while maintaining important pieces of the centre's history. Those in attendance of the opening included MP for Bootle Peter Dowd and Cllr Ian Maher, who gave speeches discussing how far the centre has come and its importance for the community. Several ...
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Waste collection update: 24/06/2022

Sefton Council would like to make residents aware that our waste collection recovery plan continues to progress. Our Waste Collection Crews will be working hard over the weekend to catch up on outstanding green bin collections in the following areas, with the previous scheduled collection dates as: Monday 13th June • Blundellsands Ward • Manor Ward Monday 20th June • Molyneux Ward • Sudell Ward • Park Ward • Netherton and Orrell Ward (Marina Crescent to Sentinel Way) Residents in those areas are asked to leave their green bins presented for collection. Green bin collections for any other area not ...
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Immersive room

Sefton Council opens new immersive room as part of education on the environment

Yesterday, Thursday 23rd June, Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson and fellow council members opened a new immersive room at the Southport Eco Centre. The room uses state of the art tech to educate on climate change and green energy. The room immersive room is an interactive experience to look at how various factors impact negatively on air quality, both for on us and the environment. The room also looks at how we can all make small changes to our own lifestyles to help improve it. The room will be used as part of the counsel's education programme, with 4000 schoolchildren a ...
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Green Sefton celebrate World Sand Dune Day with guided dune walks

Saturday 25 June is World Sand Dune Day, a day celebrated annually by coastal communities and projects across the world. Established in 2021 by Dynamic Dunescapes and Sands of LIFE, two projects working to restore coastal sand dune systems, the day offers an opportunity to highlight the importance of sand dunes. Along Sefton’s natural coast we are fortunate to have one of the best ranges of dunes in the country and one of the most important dune stretches in Europe. The Dynamic Dunescapes project has worked on a number of activities on our Nature Reserves, including control of the invasive ...
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Splash World Southport on course for 2022 reopening

Splash World in Southport has taken an exciting step closer to reopening after Sefton Council’s Cabinet today approved an additional £270,000 towards essential repair works. The popular all weather indoor water park, which normally welcomes thousands of families from across the North West of England each year, is on course to reopen later this year, with a provisional target date of October. Splash World was temporarily closed in December 2019 in order for the building to undergo essential maintenance and refurbishment works. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s huge impact on the construction sector, these works were set back. Nevertheless ...
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Sefton Council continues free school meal vouchers scheme for summer holidays

With support from local schools, Sefton Council will again assist eligible families with free school meal vouchers during the long summer holiday. In addition to the rollout of vouchers, worth £15 per child per week, the Council is encouraging as many residents as possible to find out from their child’s school if they are eligible so than claim the support, which can be used to buy food in supermarkets and online. Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “With local families struggling to cope with the spiralling cost-of-living, I am pleased that Sefton Council, with ...
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From South Korea to Southport! Air Force roars into resort

Southport Air Show will play host to the first UK appearance by the world famous Republic of Korea's Air Force in more than ten years. The Asian nation’s Black Eagles aerobatic flight team, will be jetting into the resort for the iconic Southport Air Show on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July. News of the Black Eagles visit to Southport has already garnered headlines across the aviation world for this one of a kind display, which will see eight KAI T-50B planes, specially-painted in their trademark black, white, and yellow, take part in a series of jaw dropping and awe-inspiring ...
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Sefton Council supports RLSS Drowning Prevention Week campaign

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), have launched a brand-new animation to encourage children to get learn more about water safety as part of their national Drowning Prevention Week campaign. Over 400 people die each year in the UK and Ireland from accidental drowning. In a recent survey, only 30% of parents surveyed said they are ‘very confident’ that their child knows how to stay safe in and around water, which leaves a lot of parents less confident that their child would know how to stay safe around water. As well as this the survey showed that of those ...
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Energy Efficiency OPEN DAY! Saturday 25th June, 10am - 1pm, Ince Blundell Village Hall, L38 6JE

Sefton Council to hold retrofit energy open day

Sefton Council, in partnership with ECOGEE, are holding an open day on Saturday 25th June between 10am – 1pm in Ince Blundell Village Hall, L38 6JE. The Council is encouraging Sefton residents to come along on the day and ask any questions they may have. The Council has recently completed works in a nearby property where residents will get the chance to visit and see the installation works for themselves, meet the retrofit team and get more information. The Sefton Council Retrofit Scheme will make homes cheaper to heat, more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Residents will benefit from their ...
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Have you booked your cervical screening test?

This Cervical Screening Week (20-26 June), NHS professionals in Sefton are encouraging everyone who is eligible to get their cervical screening test as soon as they are invited. All women and people with a cervix, aged 25 to 64, are invited to have a cervical screening test to help reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer affects around 3,000 people in the UK every year. The cervical screening test detects human papillomavirus (HPV) and signs of early abnormal cells, which can turn into cervical cancer if not treated. Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP at NHS South Sefton Clinical ...
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