Speak to your doctor for a life changing Active Lifestyle referral

Sefton's Active Lifestyles Team are encouraging people across the borough who may benefit from a series of health and wellbeing programmes to access their services. The Active Lifestyles Programme, delivered by Active Sefton, run a series of services designed to help residents prevent falls, lose weight, improve their nutrition and physical activity levels and manage health conditions by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Residents across Sefton who think they would see an improvement in their overall health and wellbeing by joining the Active Lifestyles Programme are being asked to access the services either through registering themselves or arranging a referral through ...
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Recycle for the Planet! Sefton residents encouraged to recycle to combat climate change

Sefton Council is urging people to think about trying to recycle more of their waste for Recycle Week 2021. Residents are being asked to ‘Step It Up’ in the fight against climate change and take action to protect our environment and coastline here in Sefton. Latest research reveals that almost 9 out of 10 people now recycle and that is seen up and down streets in Sefton where recycling bins are well used. However, 55% of households put items in the general rubbish bin that can be recycled. Recycle Week 2021 is a chance for everyone to stop and think ...
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Local walk-in vaccination centres still available to 16 and 17-year-olds in Sefton

COVID-19 vaccinations are still available to Sefton’s 16 and 17-year-olds. Young people aged 16 and 17 can go to Seaforth Village Surgery and Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing as well as some pharmacy-led vaccination sites for their COVID jabs. Find out how to get your walk-in vaccinations in the: South Sefton Southport & Formby areas. You can check other walk-in sites in Sefton and beyond via the NHS ‘find a walk-in coronavirus vaccination’ site. Anthony McNally, who recently got his first COVID-19 jab at a local walk-in vaccination centre said: “It’s really important that everyone gets their jab as ...
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Success of first Bootle Strand event marks start of Sefton Council’s ambitious plans to kick-start town’s economy

Councillors at Sefton Council’s Audit and Governance Committee meeting this week will be told that the first ever event held at Bootle Strand Canalside over the recent August Bank Holiday weekend was attended by thousands of people. People flocked to the outdoor site for the free festival where they were able to enjoy the entertainment and sample the tasty delights and drinks being served from brightly coloured shipping containers. Hard-hit Hundreds of feedback forms were filled out which will be used to help shape Sefton Council’s plans to revitalise Bootle, The Strand and the Canalside and revive the town’s hard-hit ...
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Sefton Council are supporting Gas Safety Week 2021 to raise awareness on the importance of gas safety.

Sefton Council is supporting Gas Safety Week 2021

Sefton Council are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week, which runs from 13 – 19 September 2021, to help raise awareness about the importance of gas safety. For the 11th year of Gas Safety Week, organisations from across the UK are working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Cllr Lappin, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “Gas Safety Week is an annual initiative the Council is pleased to support. It gives us all the opportunity to ...
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Care home staff reminded of support available ahead of Channel 4 COVID drama

Sefton’s Adult Social Care and Health bosses have written to the Borough’s Care Home owners and managers reminding care home staff where they can find support and counselling if they are distressed by the forthcoming Channel 4 drama, Help. In a letter sent out this week, Deborah Butcher, Sefton Council’s Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Health and Fiona Taylor, Chief Officer, NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport and Formby CCGs have sent a reminder of the free services available. Scheduled to screen at 9pm on Thursday, Help features Jodie Comer as Sarah, a young care home worker and Stephen Graham as ...
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Important update: Online payments downtime on Sunday 19th September

We have been informed by our online payments provider, Civica, that they are carrying out upgrade works on the system on Sunday 19th September at 11:00 AM. This means that online payments via www.sefton.gov.uk will be unavailable between 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause ...
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CNC Robotics industrial unit at Mersey Reach

Robotics firm takes last unit at Northwood’s Mersey Reach as work starts on phase 2

A Merseyside firm pioneering the use of industrial robots has become the latest occupier to sign up for the award-winning Mersey Reach development in Aintree. CNC Robotics is to establish an advanced manufacturing facility in the last remaining unit in phase one. The fast-growing company, which provides robots for a wide range of machining applications, currently occupies two units at nearby Sefton Business Park. The new 12,133 sq ft unit will enable it to bring together its operations on a single site and provide space for further growth. B8 Real Estate and JLL acted as joint agents on the letting ...
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Work resumes on Coastal Road cycle lane scheme

Works are set to resume on the final phase of the Southport Coastal Road Cycle scheme, with contractors returning to the road from next Monday (September 13th). The scheme is part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement project, with funding from the Liverpool City Region and primarily compromises of the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane. Following a delay due to avoiding any disruption during the summer period and other conflicting works in the Southport area, the final stages of the cycle lane upgrade works will now be completed, with ...
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Swab Squad

Swab Squad latest!

Our Swab Squads are out at Sefton's rail stations and other venues over the week, providing free, rapid COVID tests, information and advice. They will be at: Tuesday 14th September 2021 – 08:30am until 16:30pm – Blundellsands Station Wednesday 15th September 2021 - 08:30am until 16:30pm – Asda Supermarket (Aintree) Thursday 16th September 2021 - 08:30am until 16:30pm – Waterloo Town Hall Friday 17th September 2021 - 08:30am until 16:30pm – Asda Supermarket (Aintree) Mobile testing units are also deployed at locations across the Borough on most days in September ...
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