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WOW ‘Weekend of Walk-ins’ boost to North West vaccine programme

COVID-19 vaccination services across the North West are to stage a bumper Weekend of Walk-ins (WOW) to further increase the number of people with protection against COVID-19. The extended WOW weekend, which runs from the evening of Thursday 17th June to Sunday 20th June, aims to make it easier and more convenient than ever for eligible people who haven’t had their vaccine yet to come forward - crucially boosting the numbers of people receiving their first and second dose jabs. It comes as the NHS works through the final cohorts to be called for their vaccine, with those aged 18 ...
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Three new trees planted by Sefton Council

Council’s Green Sefton service takes a bough after tree-mendous planting season

Sefton Council’s Green Sefton service has overseen the planting of 3,230 new trees in its most recent, November to March planting season. This winter’s planting branched across 19 of the Borough’s wards in parks, woodland areas and along its highways. Residents might have noticed the 230 larger size trees that are now taking root along streets and in parks. Less noticeable but equally as important are the 3,000 saplings planted as woodland that will eventually become high-density areas, great for wildlife to thrive. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Sefton is a clean, green ...
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Sefton residents asked to take united COVID approach as old rivals meet

As the England and Scotland teams prepare to line up against each other tomorrow, continuing a long history of hard-fought rivalry, Sefton Council is urging residents and visitors to unite in following the COVID safety measures. Celebrating or commiserating Margaret Jones, Sefton Council’s Director of Public Health, whose Scottish lilt will have become familiar to many during the pandemic said: “Whichever side of the fence we’re this evening and whether we’re together celebrating or commiserating, it’s important we all do so in a way that protects ourselves and others. “If you’re watching at home, remember the rule of six still ...
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Red Card

Domestic abuse statistics, ugly reflection on beautiful game, says Sefton Council

Sefton Council is reminding people across the Borough that domestic abuse – which spikes during football tournaments – is entirely unacceptable. Shocking Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “Incidents of domestic abuse during football tournaments have been seen to increase dramatically with spikes of up to 27% when England World Cup games and 32% when they lost. “These are shocking statistics and an ugly reflection of the beautiful game, which is entirely unacceptable. “In an emergency, people should always dial 999 but more information on domestic abuse and organisations that can provide advice and ...
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It’s all aboard for second helping of beach bites following successful Sefton coast trial

Sefton Council is looking to bring back a pop-up food and drink offer at Crosby Coastal Park later this summer following a well-received 28-day trial at the popular location. Sefton-based owners of The Bus Yard took part in the trial, operating from a double decker bus near to the Marine Lake, overlooking the beach. From fish finger butties to chocolate brownies and cocktails, the street food-style outlet has been incredibly popular with residents and visitors alike over the past four weeks. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Our Green Sefton Service is gearing up ...
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Sefton celebrates air quality improvements on Clean Air Day

Sefton Council is getting behind Clean Air Day this year and urging people to take small steps to make a big difference to air pollution in Sefton. Air pollution is damaging to the health of our population and can be particularly damaging to the health and development of children and young people. The national Clean Air Day campaign focuses on the impact of air pollution on children and how adults can make small changes to protect them. The past year has been encouraging for Sefton in terms of air pollution, with all air quality monitoring stations seeing a significant reduction ...
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Mikhail Leisure Group to run incredible Southport Market bar

An incredible feature bar will be the centrepiece of the new Southport Market crown after Sefton Council appointed a locally based leisure group to manage its day to day running. Following a tender process last year, Mikhail Hotel Leisure Group, famous for the Bold Hotel, Lord Street Hotel and Punch Tarmey's, have been revealed as the team Sefton Council have chosen to manage the feature bar at the revamped Southport Market. The new look venue will officially open its doors soon, following the reveal of 9 incredible stalls and traders who will take up permanent residence in the building alongside ...
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Sefton Council on track to reach its net zero carbon by 2030 target

Sefton Council confirms it is on track to be net zero carbon by 2030 after it published its Climate Emergency Annual Report, confirming a whopping 10% reduction in total emissions in just one year. The fall was driven by the move away from office working and into home working. This led to a 92% fall in staff commute emissions and a fall in gas and electricity emissions in Council owned buildings. Sefton have chosen to report the emissions that staff produce whilst working from home in order to report a more accurate picture but the reductions in emissions were evident. The Council are working to embed an agile/home working approach in future to maintain these carbon ...
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Artist impression of Light Fantastic Southport

Let there be light! Southport switches on to stunning Marine Lake events space

A stunning and modern Marine Lake events centre and light show is set to bring over half a million visitors and nearly 300 new jobs to Southport, Sefton Council can reveal. The spectacular events space, situated on Southport Promenade, will be combined with a jaw dropping ‘Light Fantastic’ animation on the Marine Lake, thanks to funding from the Southport Town Deal and support from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The concept has been developed in partnership with the Southport Town Deal board, and is set to transform the former Southport Theatre and Convention Centre into a high quality, distinctive ...
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Important weather information

With threats of thunderstorms across the region Sefton reminds residents of work to manage and reduce flood risk

After weeks of sunny weather, thunderstorms are now predicted to sweep across the region and Sefton Council are reminding residents of how to check the flood risk in their area and other ways to protect themselves and their properties. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for the storms expected late on Wednesday and through to Thursday night, with the potential for travel disruption and flooding. Sefton Council is monitoring forecasts to put necessary measures in place if required. While it is not anticipating widespread issues, its flood officers are calling upon communities to sign up for the latest flood ...
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