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Flytipping Prosecution

A Wirral man has been fined £400 for flytipping waste in Sefton.

Francis Berry (59), of Cromer Drive, Wallasey pleaded guilty to dumping waste at Crosby Marina at a hearing at South Sefton Magistrates Court on April 18.

This followed an incident where rubbish was left at Crosby Coastal Park contrary to Section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act, 1990.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “Continuous successful prosecutions like this show we will not take flytipping lightly.

“Sadly many people still believe that they can dispose of rubbish wherever they want causing issues for residents and draining Council services.

“Hopefully this case will act as a deterrent to other potential offenders and make them think twice before just dumping waste wherever they want to.”

It is estimated during the 2015/16 financial year, Sefton Council spent almost £400K in relation to the clearance, disposal and enforcement of flytipping offences.

If any residents have any concerns regarding flytipping or wish to report an offence, they should contact Sefton Council via the website sefton.gov.uk or report it on our flytipping page.

Litter Prosecutions

Eight people have been fined a total of £2,856 for littering offences in Sefton.

The figure, which includes costs, followed hearings at South Sefton Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 18 brought about by Sefton Council.

Many of the cases were proven in absence and those fined included: William Bates (52), Westminster Avenue, Netherton, Lauren Hunt (20), Chambres Road, Southport, Shauma Hunt (44), Rockhouse Street, Liverpool, Megan Kershaw (19), Weld Road, Birkdale, Simon Mutch (61), Trinity Road, Bootle, Karen Ratcliffe (27), Ashley Road, Southport and Stephanie Williamson (20), Churchtown Road, Liverpool. 

Mary Ross (61), Bede Road, Bedworth made a guilty plea at court.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “People need to realise that dropping any form of litter is not acceptable behaviour.

“Residents and visitors to the borough need to understand that they are responsible for correctly disposing of their own waste and we will not hesitate in following court proceedings for those who flout the law.

“Court cases like this highlight what can happen if you are caught and we hope it will make people think twice before just throwing their waste away.”

New Aircraft Announced

Sefton Council is excited to announce new aircraft displays as part of this year’s Southport Air Show.

Taking place on Southport seafront from September 15-17 2017, the annual spectacle will see debut displays from the de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen and B-17 Flying Fortress G-BEDF Sally B.
 
The Sea Vixen is a twin boom, twin-engine 1950s–60s British two-seat jet fighter and her appearance at the show is causing quite a stir amongst the organisers! 

Sally B is the last remaining airworthy B-17 in Europe. She was critical to the USAAF daylight precision bombing campaign and was armed with 13 machine guns, hence the name ‘Flying Fortress’.
 
Both of these displays will be on Saturday and Sunday of the popular Air Show. Other military favourites including the RAF Typhoon Display Team, Tutor, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official) will display over two days along with the Breitling Wingwalkers and the Blades Aerobatic Team.
 
The Friday night will showcase lights and pyrotechnics on the displays from the Fireflies Display Team, Twister Aerobatic Team and the Tigers Freefall Parachute Display Team – all three displays will also be on Saturday and Sunday.

More aircraft displays will be announced over the coming weeks adding to an already bumper line-up.
 
Mark Catherall, Sefton Council’s Tourism Service manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the Sally B and the Sea Vixen to debut at this year’s Air Show.

“Sadly, for reasons beyond our control, the RAF Red Arrows will not be available for this year’s Southport Air Show. While we are disappointed by this, we hope to welcome them back in 2018.
 
“The Air Show caters for all the family and improves year on year, this year’s military village will be bigger and better and the beach explosions are back!

“I look forward to seeing the huge crowds across the three days in September.”
 
Southport Air Show takes place across the weekend of Friday, September 15-Sunday September 17. Tickets for each day of the Air Show are available to buy now and start from £6.50 (including all fees). 
 
 For more information or to book your tickets, visit Southportairshow.com.

Next of Kin Appeal – Lawrence Brady

Sefton Coroner’s office is appealing for the family of a 74-year-old man who died in Blundellsands on 14 April to contact them.

Officers need to trace next of kin of Lawrence W Brady, of Drummoyne Court, The Serpentine North, Blundellsands.

Anyone who can help should call Sefton Coroner’s office on 0151 777 3422.

Take a peek at filming opportunities in Sefton

The new series of the hit TV drama Peaky Blinders will be returning to television screens later this year. 

Following on from the previous three series, Sefton residents will recognise scenes shot in the borough, specifically in the Bootle area. 

In Series 4 Cillian Murphy reprises the role of Thomas Shelby, head of the family and the Peaky Blinders. Tom Hardy returns as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons. 

A mysterious letter delivered on Christmas Eve is the catalyst for a dramatic sequence of events, where Thomas returns from his country spread to the tight knit streets of Birmingham’s Small Heath to commence a battle to save the Peaky Blinders.

This hit show is a prime example of the way Sefton Council works closely with Liverpool Film Office to support filming in the borough, whether for films, TV dramas or documentaries. 

The Local Authority also works with a wide network of production companies and crews in a treasure trove of unique locations. 

If you are looking to film in Sefton, please contact us on 0151 934 3917, or for larger productions, please contact Liverpool Film Office

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