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Return of Southport Air Show hailed a soaring success

The return of Southport Air Show has been hailed a soaring success with fascinating displays, awesome aerial stunts and much more.

Thousands of aviation enthusiasts and families visited the resort over the weekend (Saturday July 9th – Sunday, July 10th with displays from the Red Arrows, Black Eagles, RAF Typhoon and much more

The busy weekend meant that business in the town centre was booming, with restaurant, shop and bar owners enjoying heavy footfall as part of the Southport Air Show.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member Regeneration and Skills, said: “We are delighted that the return of the Southport Air Show was an amazing experience for everyone who attended.

“The warm weather over both days put an extra shine on the show as huge crowds were wowed with some fantastic displays, including the Republic of Korea’s Black Eagles team.

“On Sunday another amazing line up was capped off by the ever wonderful Red Arrows, who delivered a jaw dropping display of aerial amazement.

“Thousands of visitors attended the resort over the two days which will have had a real positive impact on local businesses in and around the town.

“We remain wholly committed to putting on fabulous events like this for Southport and Sefton.

“We are already looking forward to next year’s show and I would encourage everyone to get their tickets for the upcoming British Musical Fireworks Championship at Victoria Park from September 23rd to September 25th.”

For more information about the British Musical Fireworks Championship and events around Southport visit

Park Nights return for summer of fun thanks to Active Sefton

Active Sefton’s successful Park Nights are set to return this Summer holiday!

The free evening events are designed to give youngsters across the borough the chance to enjoy a host of free and fun activities.

Hosted at various locations throughout Sefton, the early evening events aims to divert young people away from anti-social behaviour by encouraging them to take part in fun filled activities.

Throughout the period (July 11th – September 2nd) youngsters can take part in a raft of free activities including football, archery and more.

Park Nights is organised by Active Sefton and funded by the Merseyside Police Crime Commissioner.

Fun filled activities include inflatable football, blow up dart boards, tennis, cricket, rugby and much more.

For more information contact the Active Sefton Team on 0151 288 6286 or email


Waste collection update 28/06/2022

Sefton Council would like to provide residents with an update on the current situation regarding green waste collection. Our Waste Collection Crews have been working incredibly hard to clear the backlog.

There remains a small number of green bins still to be emptied that were scheduled for Monday 27th June from the following electoral wards:

  • Netherton & Orrell
  • St Oswalds
  • Ford
  • Litherland

We will be returning to these locations during the week and over the coming weekend to collect any remaining green bins. Residents in those areas are asked to leave their green bins presented for collection.

All bin collections will return to the regular schedule available online from Monday 4th July.

We would like to thank residents for their continued patience during this time.


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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