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Remembrance service for 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, will attend a Remembrance Service organised by Netherton and Sefton Royal British Legion, for the 75thAnniversary of the D-Day Landings.

The service to remember those who fought and lost their lives in the D-Day conflict, will take place on Thursday, June 6 at 11am at Bootle War Memorial.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, said: “I am very proud to be joining people from across Sefton in paying my respects and remembering this historic battle. I would encourage as many people as possible to come along on what is a very poignant and important day

“Remembrance services give us the opportunity to spend some time to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women over the years in various conflicts.

“We owe a huge debt to every single one of the fallen for the peace and freedom we currently enjoy today. The service will give us all a chance to reflect on this and I encourage as many people as possible to attend.”

 

Get ready for Waterloo Fest 2019!

The line-up has been confirmed for this year’s Waterloo Festival at Crosby Coastal Park on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 June.

Over 200 artistes will join 22 live bands across two stages throughout the weekend with headliners including Chainsaw Haircut, Caramel Dragons, Viva La Coldplay and Led Zed.

In addition to the Logic Music Zone, the festival will also host the Greatest Hits Radio Community Zone with a family fun fair, food and drink fayre, market stalls and activities.

Visitors can enjoy gymnastics, dance and martial arts displays as well as performances from two community choirs.

Adults can access the festival for £6 per day while children aged 15 and under can buy tickets at £2 per day. Concessions (seniors, students and unemployed) can head into the festival for £3 per day and children under 3 are free.

For more information and full line up details visit www.waterloofestival.co.uk

Free bike tagging events held in South Sefton

Sefton Council has partnered with Merseyside Police to offer free bike tagging events in the borough.

Four bike tagging events will take place between May 28 and May 30 in South Sefton to help secure and protect pedal bikes by using specialist marking kits which aim to deter thieves.

Sefton Council has donated £1,100 from South Sefton ward funding to Merseyside Police to allow them to secure a limited number of bike marking kits, which will then be given out free on a first come first serve basis to residents.

Four bike tagging events will be held at:

Tuesday, May 28: Maghull Community Police Station from 4pm-6pm.

Wednesday, May 29: Aintree Youth and Community Centre from 10am-12pm.

Thursday, May 30: Christ Church Youth and Community Centre from 12pm to 2pm. 

Thursday, May 30: Litherland Youth and Community Centre from 3pm to 5pm.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “We are delighted to have funded these security kits through local ward funding.

“These kits help assist Merseyside Police in deterring bike thefts and give our residents and communities added peace of mind.

“We know these tagging events are very popular so please take advantage of this service.”

Bike theft crime prevention advice is also available at: https://www.merseyside.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-of-a-bicycle/how-safe-is-your-bike/

Appeal for next of kin of John Lewis Rimmer

Merseyside Police are appealing for your help to trace the next of kin of a man from Southport who recently passed away.

John Lewis Rimmer, 74, of Kensington Road, Southport passed away at his home address on May 12 and unfortunately we haven’t been able to track down his family members.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Anyone that knows John or how we can get in contact with his next of kin should call Coroner’s Department Manager Viv Hartnett on Vivien.Hartnett@merseyside.police.uk or call 0151 777 1641.

Celebrate the environment with Green Sefton

As part of the Liverpool City Region 2019 Year of the Environment, Green Sefton will be hosting a celebration day at Southport Eco Centre on Friday, 31 May , from 10am to 4pm.

Working with the team at the Eco Centre, the free public event will feature exhibits and displays from across the region, looking at green issues including transport, energy and transport.

Guided walks will explore the Queens Jubilee Nature Trail to enjoy the priceless flora and fauna of the Sefton coast, while there will also be the opportunity to find out more about neighbouring parks, including Kings Gardens and the fabulous border at Rotten Row.

We would like to invite you to drop into this all-day event to learn more about the 2019 Year of Environment and help celebrate what the borough’s greenspaces and coastline have to offer.

We hope you can join us to learn more about the 2019 Year of the Environment on May 31st.

Southport Eco Centre can be found on the Esplanade, Southport, PR8 1RX.

Find out more about the Liverpool City Region 2019 Year of Environment here: http://yoe2019lcr.org.uk/

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