Register your appliances for a safer 2019

Registering your appliance’s details is now as vital a safety precaution as fitting life-saving smoke alarms. It applies whether you are a home owner, tenant or landlord. Safety recalls on appliances are rare, but if a problem arose it’s crucial the appliance can be located and a free repair made. And there is no better – or easier - way to instantly be on the manufacturer’s radar than to take a few seconds on www.registermyappliance.org.uk registering each appliance. Once registered, in the rare instance of a safety repair, a qualified engineer would visit to perform a quick fix, making the ...
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Lets put a stop to child sexual exploitation

Merseyside Police and Sefton Council are showing their support as part of National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness Day. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness of CSE by gathering information, working alongside our partner agencies and talking to children and vulnerable people about standing up and speaking out against CSE. On Tuesday, March 19, officers and staff from the local policing teams in Sefton are carrying out a day of action at St Michael’s Secondary School in Crosby. Here they’ll be accompanied by charity ‘Catch 22’ where they’ll deliver a series of CSE workshops where children can ...
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Active Alma astounds instructors as she turns 100!

A Maghull woman is proving that age is just a number as she continues to impress instructors at Sefton's Active Ageing sessions - at 100 years old! Alma Jones, who celebrated her landmark birthday on Tuesday March 12, is a familiar face at her local Active Ageing Falls Prevention class and she insists keeping active is key to her longevity. Bootle born Alma regularly joins other elderly residents at St Andrews Church, Maghull for the weekly classes where skilled instructors help Over 65s to develop muscle strength and improve balance, with the aim of preventing potentially serious falls or accidents. As ...
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Sefton Council receives accreditation for excelling in customer service delivery

Sefton Council is delighted to have been awarded the Customer Service Excellence (CSE) Quality Mark. The accreditation is a unique tool designed to promote and encourage continual improvement and maintaining standards when dealing with customers. Gaining this award demonstrates the Council's commitment to maintain a first-class customer experience, ensuring that residents are at the heart of everything the Council does. Since 2013, revenues and benefits services and front-line customer services such as ‘One Stop Shops’ and Contact Centres, have successfully achieved the CSE accreditation following an annual independent assessment. The council received the accreditation based on 5 key categories; Customer ...
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Detective to run half marathon in memory of murdered friend

The sister of a man who was fatally stabbed in Bootle is taking her campaign to end knife crime into schools across the North West, and running a half marathon to raise awareness. Colin McGinty, from Crosby, was just 21 when he was killed after being chased by four men who detectives believed may have mistaken him for someone else. Since his death in 2001, his sister Laura Hughes has dedicated herself to trying to spare other families the same heartache. This year, to mark what would have been Colin’s 40th birthday, Laura has organised a team of more than ...
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Learn more about money with Southport Money Advice Group

Southport Money Advice Group are holding a free learning exchange event on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in Southport. The event will discuss money as an issue nationally and locally and its impact on health and wellbeing. With record levels of household debt, this event explores the changing policy context, the impact of debt on local communities and shows how residents and organisations in Southport are working together to improve access to money advice services. Who is the event for? The event is open to agencies and organisations who work with residents (e.g. community and resident’s groups, charities, statutory and third ...
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International Social Prescribing Day

This Thursday (March 14) sees the first International Social Prescribing Day organised by the Social Prescribing Network. Haven’t lost you yet? Good, because Living Well Sefton is celebrating by showing you what is just around the corner in Sefton to make you feel better about yourself. All will be revealed at the end of this article. In the meantime, what does social prescribing actually refer to? It sounds rather clinical but it is about signposting people to a range of local, non-clinical services and activities. This is because having positive mental wellbeing is as important as having good physical health ...
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Steve Rotheram announces commission to deliver new station for Liverpool City Centre

Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, has announced the creation of a Station Commission to deliver a new station in Liverpool city centre, to enable the city region’s connection to HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. The Commission will be chaired by Professor Denise Barrett-Baxendale, MBE, CEO of Everton Football Club. Earlier this year, Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan included plans to ensure that Liverpool City Region will benefit from a full connection to both Northern Powerhouse Rail and HS2. Transport for the North’s strategic plan also recognises the need for a new station to accommodate ...
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LCR Pride Foundation to lead Liverpool City Region bid for Gay Games 2026

LCR Pride Foundation has revealed its intention to bid for the Liverpool City Region to host the 2026 Gay Games, a move that has been backed by the region’s Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram. The news also comes alongside the announcement of British Paralympian, Claire Harvey MBE, as its newest Patron. Recognised as a world leader in diversity and inclusion and culture, the former LJMU student is now the Director of Culture and Inclusion for EDIT Development. The Gay Games is a worldwide sport and cultural event that takes place every four years, welcoming more than 10,000 athletes competing in 30+ ...
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CCTV appeal after assault in Aintree

We have issued CCTV stills of a man police believe could have information which would assist an investigation into an assault in Aintree. It was reported a 61-year-old man was assaulted at his home in Aintree on 13 January this year. The offender is believed to have befriended the victim and entered his home, before attacking the man. A Rolex watch was also taken during the incident. The victim sustained multiple injuries including a fractured eye socket in the assault. Officers are now issuing CCTV stills of a man and are appealing to anyone who recognises him to come forward ...
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