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Registrars open to the public during Christmas period

Sefton’s registrars will continue to operate during the Christmas shutdown period.

Registrars will be available at Southport Town Hall from 9.15am to 4pm on December 22, 27, 28 and December 29 by appointment only to register a death in the borough.

A limited number of marriage notice appointments will also be available during this period. 

For more information or to book an appointment call 0151 934 2011.


Next of Kin appeal for Bootle man with Scandinavian links

Liverpool and Wirral Coroner’s Office is appealing for the family of a man who recently died in Liverpool.

Alexander Jan C Winter-Hall was 45 years old and died on Thursday, 23 November. He previously lived in Milton Street, Bootle. Mr Winter-Hall lived in Liverpool and previously in Norfolk. He is also believed to have family in Sweden.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Winter-Hall’s death.

Anyone who can help the coroner identify and trace any potential next of kin should call 0151 233 0132 or email

Next of Kin appeal to trace family of Crosby man

Sefton Coroner’s Office is appealing for the family of a man who recently died in Crosby.

Stuart Greene was 62 years of age and lived in Newborough Avenue.
He died at home on Friday, 24 November.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Greene’s death.

Anyone who can help the coroner identify and trace any potential next of kin should call 0151 777 3422 or email

Involving you in the development of health services

Sefton residents are being invited to share their thoughts and ideas on how health commissioners in the borough could better involve them in their local NHS.

There are a number of ways that people can currently find out more about the work of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG or get involved in what they do. This includes taking part in surveys, coming along to their governing body meetings, or directly contacting the CCGs with their queries and questions via email, website, phone or post.

Gill Brown, lay representative for patient and public engagement of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said:

“We greatly value the views of our residents and their feedback helps to shape our work. So it’s important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to give their views when we are asking about health issues that matter to them most.”

Both CCGs hold regular public events, called ‘Big Chats’, where residents are asked for their views and experiences to help shape the health commissioners’ latest work. However, the CCGs understand that different people will prefer different ways to feedback their experiences of local health services, or to get involved in what they do.

Graham Bayliss, lay representative for patient and public engagement of NHS South Sefton CCG, said:

“There is always more we can do to get people involved in our work and new and different ways like social media that we can use to do this. We want to hear from residents about how they would like us to involve them and we’re inviting people to tell us how we can best do this by taking part in our survey.”

Sefton residents are asked to complete a short online survey about the ways they would like the CCGs to update them or involve them in their work. Feedback will help the CCGs to look at new and different ways to involve and inform their residents in the future.

Anyone with an interest in local health is invited to take part in the questionnaire, which can be found on each CCG website, along with short films highlighting the views of Big Chat attendees and how they think the CCGs could improve how the involve people in the work of the local NHS.

Examples of how the CCGs have used people’s feedback to shape health services and strategies can also be found on their websites.


Important Christmas refuse collection dates announced

Refuse and recycling collections in Sefton will continue over Christmas and the New Year for residents across the borough.

 Collection crews will be observing the usual Boxing Day bank holiday on Tuesday, December 26 meaning all scheduled collections from December 26-29 will take place a day later. This includes the ‘normal’ Friday collection on December 29 moving to Saturday, December 30.

 Residents are asked to put their refuse and recycling out a day later than normal for this week only meaning collections will now take place between December 27-30. Normal service will resume from Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

 Separate arrangements for trade waste collections over Christmas and the New Year will be made and businesses affected will be contacted directly by Sefton Council.

 Similar to other years, the green wheelie bin collection for garden waste will be suspended from the end of November 2017 until March 2018 and to check any of your collection dates please visit the Sefton Council website –

 Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member Locality Services, said:

“Please take note of the minor change to refuse and recycling collections over Christmas and the New Year.

 “The only difference this year is that household collections will be a day later during the week in between Christmas and New Year. Residents can also download calendars of their updated collections into 2018 by simply logging on to

 “Please remember that during and after the Christmas period we all tend to generate extra waste yet so much of this can be recycled. As ever please think about recycling more rather than just putting it in the grey bin and make your Christmas an even greener one.”

 To check collection arrangements or for further information on all waste and recycling services, visit or follow us on Twitter @seftoncouncil.

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