Budding young poets urged to join the Grand Poetry Competition!

Young budding poets across the Liverpool City Region with time to spare due to the unfortunate Coronavirus outbreak are being asked to get creative and tell us what they are missing through the art of poetry. Aintree Racecourse has teamed up with Sefton’s Borough of Culture year to launch the Grand Poetry Competition with some fantastic prizes on offer for the winners. As the Randox Health Grand National meeting has been cancelled, along with most other sporting events, Sefton as a borough will miss the world-famous racecourse being in the global spotlight. Aintree Racecourse had already commissioned local poet Amina ...
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Sefton residents urged to follow social distancing in borough’s green spaces

Residents across Sefton are being reminded to follow the Government guidelines when it comes to tackling the spread of the coronavirus. The Government is urging people to stay at home, taking the strain off the NHS and helping to save lives. The most recent guidance from Government is: Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home) Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people Wash your hands as soon as you get home Although Sefton’s parks, coast and other outdoor spaces are still accessible to people, some visitors are failing to ...
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Sefton Council suspends parking charges during COVID-19 outbreak

Sefton Council has temporarily suspended enforcement of parking charges in Council car parks and on-street pay and display areas, while making certain car parks available for use by key workers. During this time Sefton Council will not be enforcing charges at Sefton MBC car parks or at On Street Pay & Display parking locations. In line with national guidance this also ensures temporarily free parking for NHS workers and social workers across the borough. Sefton have also designated a number of car parks for the use of social workers and they will be able to park without risk of enforcement ...
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Bootle lights up blue to honour NHS heroes

Sefton Council has lit up one of its civic buildings in the colours of the NHS to send a message of support to the countless health staff who are working tirelessly to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Bootle Town Hall was bathed in blue lights this evening (Thursday, March 26) joining hundreds of other civic buildings across the UK following the viral 'Clap For Our Carers' campaign. The Oriel Road facade of the building proudly displayed the colours of the NHS to reiterate the overwhelming level of support, thanks and thoughts for our hard working frontline health staff Cllr Ian Maher, ...
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Where to find Domestic Abuse support in Sefton

Sefton Council are reminding residents across the borough of Domestic Abuse support services available during COVID-19. Many residents will be following the national advice around household isolation and social distancing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While this advice is in place to keep as many people as safe and well as possible, a small number of vulnerable people in our communities will be more concerned than others about the prospect of staying at home for a number of reasons. This includes those who have been the victims of domestic abuse such as violence or coercive and controlling behaviour ...
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Sefton Council reveal details of Council Tax Hardship Fund

Sefton Council have been awarded a government grant to help residents who may be struggling to pay their Council Tax during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sefton will receive a grant of £3.037m as part of £500m available nationally from the government’s emergency Council Tax Hardship Fund. Any residents who are of working age, and have had their bill reduced by an award of Council Tax Reduction, will be eligible for relief of at least £150 from the fund. The local authority will make a decision on a case by case basis for any relief above £150, taking into account the funding ...
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Artwork to promote support for vulnerable adults during Coronavirus

COVID-19: Volunteering support available for vulnerable Sefton residents

Throughout our incredible borough we have seen an amazing community response rise up to help us support our elderly and vulnerable residents during this time. To support this response, we have been working very closely with Sefton CVS to create a volunteer network to help coordinate and share resources and we encourage all those who are able to help to get in touch with any support you can offer. The response from Sefton’s voluntary, community and faith sector to the COVID 19 situation has been fantastic and we encourage everyone to keep working together and with CVS and Sefton Council ...
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Red Rum gallops home for Borough of Culture!

A huge mural of legendary race horse Red Rum by acclaimed street artist Paul Curtis has been unveiled in Southport. The mural covers more than 270 square metres and has been commissioned as part of Sefton’s Borough of Culture celebrations for 2020. It depicts Red Rum training on Southport beach and highlights how the horse, trained by Southport’s Ginger McCain, went on to win the Aintree Grand National three times – 1973, 1974 and 1977. A feat that has never been equalled in the history of the illustrious race. Artist Paul Curtis, who painted the iconic Liverbird wings in the ...
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Call for independent living equipment in Sefton to support efforts to tackle coronavirus

Residents across Sefton are being asked to take part in a community equipment amnesty and support the efforts to tackle the coronavirus. Anyone who has been issued with no longer needed community aids and equipment are being asked to return it to help meet demand at this time. This can be any equipment you may have been issued with in the past and no longer need, including walking frames and hospital beds. Smaller items such as raised toilet seats are not currently in demand. Residents are being asked to return equipment to Sefton Community Equipment Stores in Aintree. This is ...
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First package of measures unveiled to help Liverpool City Region deal with Coronavirus

An initial package of measures from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority aimed at easing the Coronavirus burden on local people has been unveiled. Chairing the first meeting of the Liverpool City Region Coronavirus Action Group, the Mayor announced a number of new initiatives: •The ‘LCR Cares’ COVID 19 Community Support Fund – a new crowdfunding campaign to support community and voluntary organisations on the frontline of helping our communities cope with the spread of Coronavirus. •Free bus travel to and from school for the children of key workers using existing Merseytravel funded supported bus services. •Lifting the 9.30am restriction ...
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