Cllr. Paulette Lappin Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, Mark Dale its Chief Personnel Officer, Will Paynter and Lisa Ryan (GMB), Glen Williams (Unison), Mark Magee (Unite) and a representative from the TUC sign the Dying to Work Charter at Bootle Town Hall on behalf of the Council and its 3,300-plus employees.

Sefton Council signs TUC’s Dying to Work charter

Sefton Council is the latest employer to sign up to the Dying to Work Voluntary Charter. The Charter is part of the TUC’s wider Dying to Work campaign and aims to give employees with terminal illnesses more choice in how to spend their final months and offers peace of mind around job security. Dying to Work was taken forward by the TUC following the case of Jacci Woodcook, an area sales manager from Derbyshire who was forced out of her job after being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer. The TUC is asking employers to sign up to its voluntary charter ...
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People in the street wearing masks

Face covering now required in public spaces and booster jab programme expanded

After the announcement on Saturday (27th November) by the Prime Minister that cases of the new Omicron  COVID-19 variant had been found in the UK, new measure have been put in place from today. Face coverings Public and staff are now required to wear face coverings in a range of public areas including: shops, supermarkets & pharmacies; shopping centres; post offices, banks & building societies premises providing personal care and beauty treatments such as barbers, hair salons, tattoo and piercing studios, nail salons, massage centres; takeaways without space for consumption of food or drink on premises; public transport; any car, van ...
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What to do with your green waste during winter months

Residents in Sefton are being reminded that any excess green waste can be taken to their nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre or composted at home. Last week (Monday, November 22nd) green waste collections were suspended for winter due to unavoidable operational pressures, resulting in a collection a week earlier than previously anticipated. For those residents who missed the final collection date, the local authority’s incredibly hard working cleansing teams will be attempting to revisit some areas where outstanding green bins have been left out for collection. A full garden waste collection service will resume in March 2022. The vast majority ...
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Seaforth Village Surgery

Sefton vaccination clinic nears 5,000th jab milestone

Seaforth Village Surgery is nearing its 5,000th COVID-19 vaccination and those who have not yet taken up the offer are being encouraged to get jabbed. The vaccination site, being run by GP practices in Seaforth and Litherland, known as a primary care network, working together with NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), has administered over 4,900 vaccines since opening to south Sefton residents on 22 July. People living in south Sefton are being reminded of the importance of getting vaccinated if they’re yet to take up the offer. Dr Ken Lamden, a local GP working on the vaccination programme, ...
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Illustration of stage curtains with details of the Eco Panto.

Panto meets Eco as Sefton’s Eco Centre & The Atkinson theatre team up for Christmas competition

Southport Eco Centre’s popular Christmas campaign is back this year with a new twist. Sefton Council’s Education Service has teamed up with The Atkinson and the cast of the upcoming pantomime Cinderella to help spread some Christmas cheer and some important eco messages about how we can all reduce, reuse and recycle over the festive period. Interactive online competition The campaign is supported by an interactive online competition running from the Wednesday1st to Sunday 12th December. Participants are invited to visit www.southportecocentre.com/christmas and the open the stage door on each day where they can learn from the cast members, ways we can all be ...
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Cllr Ian Maher

Sefton Council Leader ‘confident’ Borough’s people & businesses will continue to protect each other as new COVID-19 variant announced

Cllr Ian Maher has said he is confident people across the Borough will continue to do all they can to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. Best non-clinical protection Responding to the announcement on Saturday that cases of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant had been found in the UK, Cllr Maher said: “It’s expected that the government will introduce precautionary measures this week, including the compulsory wearing of facemasks in shops and on public transport. “Wearing face masks in busy and indoor public spaces, is what we have been advising, particularly as a recent global study found masks provide the ...
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Mobile Testing in Sefton – December 2021

Throughout November , drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough.These sites are for people with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.Planned dates and sites may be subject to change if testing is required in other locations: Dates and locations for December 2021 Wednesday 1 Litherland Sports Park Thursday 2 Maghull Town Hall Friday 3 Maghull Town Hall Saturday 4 Southport, Esplanade Park and Ride Sunday 5 Southport, Esplanade Park and Ride Monday 6 Southport, Esplanade ...
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Eligible businesses have until Friday 10th December to apply for a Trading On grant

Sefton businesses offered second chance to apply for Trading On Scheme grant

Liverpool City Region leaders have extended the grant application window for the Trading On Scheme, to encourage more businesses affected by Covid-19 to secure financial support. The second application window is open from 10am on Monday 29th November until 5pm on Friday 10th December 2021. Last month, Liverpool City Region leaders announced that they had secured a further ÂŁ8.1m in emergency funding to support businesses across all six local authority areas in their post-pandemic recovery. The additional funds are to be shared with small or medium-sized businesses, with between 10 and 249 employees, as part of the Trading On Scheme ...
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Sefton urged to keep safe and well during cold snap

With the Met Office issuing a weather warning for the North West, healthcare leaders in Sefton are sharing advice for keeping safe and well this weekend. The weather warning means that from Friday evening through to Monday there is a high chance of very strong winds, cold temperatures, rain and sleet, which can be hazardous for vulnerable people or those with long term health conditions. Sefton residents are being asked to look out for their relatives, friends and neighbours, and to follow the NHS advice on keeping safe and well, below. Keep warm If you are aged 65 or older, ...
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Pastel sketch of the proposed mural background. Victorian figures enjoying the scene will be included in the final design.

Botanic Gardens lakeside mural to be repainted by its original artist Robert Newbiggin

Artist Robert Newbiggin has been given the green light from Sefton Council to create a replacement mural that will adorn the lakeside area of Southport’s Botanic Gardens. The current mural was painted by Robert around 14 years ago and local students have added to it as part of their studies. It has weathered in the elements over the years and now Robert has offered his time, at no cost, to replace the mural. The new design will depict Victorian scenes within the park, reminding people of the history of the site and its inclusion on the Historic Parks and Gardens ...
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