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Waste collection update: 24/06/2022

Sefton Council would like to make residents aware that our waste collection recovery plan continues to progress.

Our Waste Collection Crews will be working hard over the weekend to catch up on outstanding green bin collections in the following areas, with the previous scheduled collection dates as:

Monday 13th June
• Blundellsands Ward
• Manor Ward

Monday 20th June
• Molyneux Ward
• Sudell Ward
• Park Ward
• Netherton and Orrell Ward (Marina Crescent to Sentinel Way)

Residents in those areas are asked to leave their green bins presented for collection.

Green bin collections for any other area not listed will continue from Monday 27th June according to the regular schedule available online.

We understand the frustration caused by recent delays and would like to thank residents for their continued patience during this time.

Splash World Southport on course for 2022 reopening

Splash World in Southport has taken an exciting step closer to reopening after Sefton Council’s Cabinet today approved an additional £270,000 towards essential repair works.

The popular all weather indoor water park, which normally welcomes thousands of families from across the North West of England each year, is on course to reopen later this year, with a provisional target date of October.

Splash World was temporarily closed in December 2019 in order for the building to undergo essential maintenance and refurbishment works.

However due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s huge impact on the construction sector, these works were set back.

Nevertheless during this time Sefton Council utilised the Splash World building to create a specialist SMART testing unit for COVID-19, with the centre playing a pivotal role in keeping thousands of residents and key workers safe from potential infection.

Works resumed in Summer 2021 and are continuing on schedule, with teams working hard towards a provisional target of reopening Splash World in October.

Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “Today (Thursday, June 23rd) Cabinet approved an additional £270,000 towards the completion of these essential works and I am delighted that we are getting closer to welcoming everyone back to Splash World.

“I would like to take this opportunity to place on record my thanks to our various teams and contractors, who have been working extremely hard to ensure these essential maintenance works have been carried out efficiently and effectively, so that we can all once again don our swimming trunks and enjoy this wonderful all weather facility.

“I’d also like to thank all of our Dunes Leisure Centre users who have remained patient and understanding while potentially noisy works have been carried out adjacent to where they exercise.”

The allocation of £270,000 is subject to approval at the next meeting of Full Council.

An announcement regarding the official reopening date of Splash World Southport will be made in due course.

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From South Korea to Southport! Air Force roars into resort

Southport Air Show will play host to the first UK appearance by the world famous Republic of Korea’s Air Force in more than ten years.

The Asian nation’s Black Eagles aerobatic flight team, will be jetting into the resort for the iconic Southport Air Show on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July.

News of the Black Eagles visit to Southport has already garnered headlines across the aviation world for this one of a kind display, which will see eight KAI T-50B planes, specially-painted in their trademark black, white, and yellow, take part in a series of jaw dropping and awe-inspiring aerial manoeuvres.

The eight Black Eagle pilots will be thrust to the back of seats, experiencing G-force nine times greater than Earth’s gravity in their supersonic jets.

Famed for their pinpoint accuracy and sophisticated flying displays, the Black Eagles will stun visitors to the Southport Air Show with their jaw dropping aerobatic display.

The team’s supersonic trainer aircraft are being brought to the UK for just three shows this year.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, welcomed the news, saying: “To have Southport Air Show as the first stop on a 2022 UK tour of the Republic of Korea Air Force is an incredible feat and goes to show how huge our event is in the calendar.

“The Black Eagles display is one that cannot be missed and will compliment a fantastic roster of displays already announced including the return of our very own Red Arrows, the RAF Typhoon and the emotive Battle of Britain Memorial Flight display.”

Tickets for general admission to the Southport Air Show are £10 and for the first time under 16s are free.

Visitors can also purchase exclusive tickets to watch the show from the Pier. These tickets are subject to limited availability.

For more information visit www.Southportairshow.com or call the ticket hotline 03445611816.

 

New funding round launched for Sefton Crowd campaign

Sefton Council has launched a new funding round as part of its digital crowdfunding initiative Sefton Crowd, to support community-led ideas that will help the borough to become more vibrant, resilient, and connected. 
 
Working in partnership with Spacehive, the UK’s leading civic crowdfunding platform, Sefton Crowd is an initiative that gives residents with an idea to improve their community the opportunity to gain funding via Spacehive’s crowdfunding platform. 
 
Sefton Council has allocated a total of £50,000 to the programme, with up to £5,000 available to help boost projects towards their funding target. The deadline to put forward your idea is 14th September 2022. 
 
Sefton Council and Spacehive will hold a virtual workshop to discuss your project ideas on 14th July, 2.00 – 3.00pm. To register, visit Sefton Crowd Project Creator Workshop 
 
Over £111,000 has already been raised for 21 local projects, by more than 860 backers. 
 
Linda Gaskell, Rimrose Valley Friends, said: Rimrose Valley Country Park was all overgrown with no wildflowers. The local community were incredible. The donations flooded in and we have seen the rewards and people visiting.  During Covid, it has been immense for people to visit the Wildflower Meadow, escape and relax.  The mental health benefits have been incredible.   
 
Councillor Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing said: “We’re excited to launch this Sefton Crowd funding round with Spacehive and I can’t wait to see the range of ideas that our communities put forward. Local people are best placed to understand the challenges and opportunities in their local area and this model puts them and their ideas in the driving seat.
 
I’m also calling on companies and organisations that care about Sefton to join us in offering support to project ideas, whether funding or in-kind, so we can support the success of locally-led campaigns. The more people that get involved in Sefton Crowd, the more inspiring local places we can create together.”
 
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Sefton Council launches Orrell Mount Masterplan consultation

A consultation seeking views on a huge community-inspired masterplan to transform Orrell Mount Park in Bootle, is now underway.

Run by independent firm, FMG Consulting on behalf of Sefton Council, the consultation is an opportunity for people to ask questions and share feedback on the proposals. It’s also a chance to gain a better understanding of the design, timescales, and the range of benefits to the local community that the development could provide.

Proposals include a brand-new space for dog walking, improved children’s play area facilities and a refurbishment of the park’s iconic Pavilion, to complement a proposed full sized, 3G football pitch at the site.

Should the 3G pitch go ahead, it would be managed by Bootle’s very own Jamie Carragher as part of the JC23 Foundation. JC23 is a not-for-profit social enterprise which aims to provide a safe place for young and disadvantaged people and other members of the community to play and learn.

Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “We are delighted to be able to have a platform that allows us seek the views of our passionate communities, local clubs, park users and residents across South Sefton and work together to make the most of this wonderful space for everyone.

“Our teams have worked hard over recent months to develop this masterplan, which includes key requests such as more dog walking space and additional play facilities for children.

“That’s why it is important that people who live near and visit the area have their say and give their feedback to the consultation.”

Jamie Carragher added: “Sefton Council wants to hear your views on the proposed masterplan for Orrell Mount Park.

“Should the site go ahead there’ll be no profit gained by anybody. A number of holiday programmes would take place including holiday camps for local schoolchildren, walking football for older people and veterans, as well as sessions for local schools and junior teams.

“People are being encouraged to complete the survey online but paper copies are also available.

“Drop-in sessions are being held in a number of community venues throughout the consultation period. Anyone is welcome to come along to find out more about the proposed plans.”

The consultation runs from Monday 30th May to Friday 22nd July.

Drop-in sessions will be held on Thursday 9th June and Monday 11th July.

To find out more or to complete the survey, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/orrellmount

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