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Southport Market presents flavours from Asia in July

Southport Market is welcoming new vendor Kaizen early next month.

Sushi rolls served at KaizenOffering pan-Asian flavours ranging from hot sushi rolls and salads to small plates for sharing Kaizen, will open Unit 9 of Southport Market on Wednesday 6 July.

And, in preparation for their opening next month, Kaizen are advertising for full and part-time front and back of house staff. Anyone interested is invited to an open day today, Wednesday 15th June from 11am-6pm at the new location in Southport Market.

Since opening its doors in 2021 at Cedar Farm in West Lancashire, Kaizen has committed to only using locally sourced meat, vegetables and sustainably caught fish. Owners Keith Taylor and James Prescott originally met when they were working on the Formula 1 racing circuit. After working together catering for racing teams and guests, the two friends decided to open their own business together.

Southport Market was given a £1.4m refurbishment in July 2021 and is currently home to nine regular vendors serving food and drink from around the .

The market regularly hosts popular events in its Extravaganza Room as well as a weekly artisan market where locally made crafts, artwork and homeware are sold.

Welcoming the arrival of Kaizen, Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:

“Kaizen’s opening is another example of the diverse offering of cuisines that make Southport Market so popular, and we’re delighted to be able to support local businesses by hosting them in such a popular central hub.

“Since its refurbishment and re-opening last year, Southport Market has gone from strength to strength.

“Kaizen is the Japanese word for improvement, and the opening of this new vendor will definitely be an improvement to our bustling market.”

People can find out more about Southport Market and keep up to date with upcoming events and what’s available at https://southportmarket.com.

Huge 130 year old map on display as part of special Southport exhibit

From golden sandhills to a bustling and busy seaside town – Southport has a rich and ever changing history.

That’s the theme of a new exhibition created by the Southport Townscape Heritage Project, which runs at The Atkinson from Saturday, June 18th through to September 2022.

‘Built on Sand – 200 years of Southport’s changing street scene’ highlights how key town centre streets like Nevill Street and the Promenade have evolved over two centuries to meet the needs of residents and visitors.

The exhibition also puts the spotlight on how our shopping and leisure habits have had an impact on our streets.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore a giant floor map of Southport 130 years ago, discover how the streets got their names, and see how artists and photographers have shown the town over two centuries.

Activities will also run throughout the summer, which include family workshops and guided walks. Furthermore there will a number of opportunities for people to look more closely at Southport’s startlingly varied buildings by sketching, taking photographs and sharing memories.

Cllr Daren Veidman, Cabinet Member for Planning, said “Southport’s character is all about its streets and buildings and this exhibition reminds us to look at them properly and appreciate the wonderful heritage that surrounds us.

“Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Southport Townscape Heritage Project is providing to grants to help owners preserve the historic features of their buildings and give them a new economic future”.

Southport Townscape Heritage Project is a regeneration and community project to bring new life to historic buildings on Southport’s streets, and to inspire local people and visitors to discover the town’s heritage. It was awarded £1.6m by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in September 2019.

David Renwick, Director, England, North at The National Lottery Heritage Fund, said: “Investing in heritage means investing in the community it belongs to, which is why we are proud to support Southport Townscape Heritage Project, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players. The project is not only preserving the town’s important heritage to be enjoyed by locals and visitors from further afield, but will also play a significant role in boosting the local economy and aiding its wider regeneration. We’re also thrilled to see the exhibition and activities taking place over the summer that will allow the community to explore and discover the fascinating heritage and history that sits on their doorsteps.”

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Waste Collection Update 10/06

We would like to make residents aware that collections for outstanding brown bins that were due to take place on 9th and 10th June will take place on Saturday and Sunday this weekend in the following areas:

Molyneux Ward

Derby Ward

Netherton & Orrell Ward

Church and Ford Wards

Manor Ward

Please leave your brown bin out for collection.

We are also continuing to work through the backlog of green bins and ask residents to please leave their bins out for collection.

We understand the frustration caused by recent delays and we assure residents that we are deploying extra resource to address the backlog and progress is being made

Council responds to circulation of misleading documents on Orrell Mount Park consultation

Sefton Council has responded to reports that misleading documents are being circulated about its consultation on a new masterplan for Orrell Mount Park.

Doctored

After doctored versions of Council leaflets and other items emerged, a Sefton Council spokesperson said: “It is disappointing that rather than allowing people to express their views on the masterplan for redeveloping the whole of Orrell Mount Park, some people opposed to it are doctoring documents in order to influence and mislead those who may wish to take part.

“Having listened to local people, the Council has drawn up the masterplan and engaged leading specialist management consultancy FMG Consulting to carry out the consultation so that everyone, including those who disagree with the proposals, to put forward their views.

Misleading

“It seems, however, from doctored leaflets and other documents being circulated that whoever is producing them is seeking to influence the outcome of the consultation by misleading people and, perhaps, trying to discourage them from having their say. This includes telling them how to answer the consultation questions rather than enabling them to express their own views, and including answers they suggest people copy and paste for certain questions.

“The final masterplan will be dependent on the outcome of the consultation and what people tell us they want, which is exactly why, in line with how the Council has redeveloped other parks in the past. The Council have purposefully highlighted that funding is not confirmed for some elements. However, as has happened previously, once we have seen the outcome of the consultation, we will then seek funding to deliver what people have told us they want.

Authentic

“We would encourage everyone who has a view on the future of Orrell Mount Park to visit www.sefton.gov.uk/orrellmount where they can find authentic information and provide their feedback.

“Three drop-in sessions about the proposals were held on Thursday 9th June and three more are planned for Monday 11th July.”

You can find out more here.

Crosby Marina to host 5km Challenge

Runners taking part in an Active Sefton eventSefton Council’s Active Workforce team are hosting their annual 5km Challenge and are opening the doors to anyone who wants to get involved.

Taking place on Tuesday, 28 June, the event will consist of a 5km run or walk around the perimeter of Crosby Marina. As runners make their way around the lake, they will be able to take in the sights of Crosby beach.

The Challenge will begin at 6pm and costs just £15 per entry. Active Workforce members will pay a reduced rate of £10.

Participants can enter as an individual, or as a team of five. Everyone who enters will receive a medal and t-shirt, with an additional trophy for the fastest male and fastest female.

The event, which has been running since 2008, is open to all abilities, with the option to run, walk or stroll the 5km distance. Previous years have seen up to 500 people take part and the Active Workforce team are hoping to see a good turn out this year.

A number of Sefton councillors have already signed up for the Challenge and will be joined by Chief Executive of Sefton Council Dwayne Johnson.

Active Workforce hopes to encourage members of the public to get out and get active while spending time with colleagues, friends and family. The aim of the 5km Challenge is to be a fun event that anyone can enter and complete at their own pace.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said:

“I am delighted to be taking part in the Active Workforce 5km Challenge.

“The team have been working incredibly hard to create events that are accessible to everyone, no matter their ability or experience. This challenge isn’t a contest, it’s about exercising at your own rate.

“It is so important to get outside and maintain a healthy lifestyle and this is something we always look to encourage through events such as this.

“I hope we’ll see a great turnout for what should be a fantastic event.”

To request an entry form, people should contact active.workforce@sefton.gov.uk. Anyone wanting to get involved needs to contact Active Workforce before Friday 24 June to be guaranteed a place.

To find out more about Sefton Council’s healthy living services and memberships, visit www.activeseftonfitness.co.uk/active-workforce

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