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Who’s In Court: Seven found guilty of littering

Seven people have this week been found guilty of littering across Sefton, leading to fines totalling nearly £1,700.

Four Sefton residents, two men from West Lancashire and a man from Blackpool were all found guilty of littering after being caught by enforcement officers dropping rubbish in various parts of the borough.

Robert Davies, 59, of Linacre Road, Litherland, appeared at South Sefton Magistrates court to plead guilty to the offence and was fined £105.

A guilty plea was entered by post from Sharon Smith, 47, of Hoghton Grove, Southport and she was subsequently ordered to pay £222.

The following cases were proven in absence:

Jennifer Moy, 25, of Handfield Road, Waterloo: Fined £272.

Mark Brennan, 20, of Royal Terrace, Southport: Fined £272.

David Green, 51, Wigan: Fined £272.

Joseph Falkner, 30 of Livingstone Road, Blackpool: Fined £272.

Kamil Zurawik, 30, of Skelnersdale: Fined £272.

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Police appeal for help after Crosby jewellery theft

Merseyside Police is appealing for information and issuing images after a burglary in Crosby in which jewellery was stolen.

Between 2pm and 9pm on Saturday, November 4, entry was forced to a house on Strathmore Drive and items of jewellery were stolen, including rings, a bracelet, necklaces and Beatrix Potter 50 pence pieces.

Gardening tools were left inside the house and are suspected of having been used to gain entry. Forensic and witness enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Inspector Sue Stribling said: “Some of the items stolen have a great deal of sentimental value, which has understandably caused distress to the owners. I’m sure people would recognise these items if they have seen them or been offered them so please do the right thing.

“I want to appeal to local jewellery shops or pawnbrokers, or any member of the public, if they have been offered any of these items for sale to get in touch and let us know so we can reunited them with their rightful owner.

“I would also ask anyone who was in the vicinity of Strathmore Road on the afternoon and evening of 4 November and saw anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 0517282382 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on 0800 555 111 or via their online form:

Litherland Together Project helps unite community with vital info

Sefton Council are offering residents in Litherland and the surrounding areas vital information, advice and support to help make everyday life easier next week.

The project will see a number of advice and support sessions taking place at English Martyrs School from Monday November 20 to Friday November 24. 

Sessions include Universal Credit Support, Debt advice, Money Management and Education & Training Opportunities.

Litherland Together was created after a multi agency consultation exercise took place over the summer asking residents what support and advice they would benefit from.










For CAB appointments or for more information please call 0151 934 3800 to book.

Chance to take part in health survey

Sefton Councils’s Public Health team is working in partnership with Healthwatch Sefton to encourage as many Sefton residents as possible to complete a survey as part of the NHS Health Check programme.

This is a national programme which aims to check for early signs of heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, Type 2 diabetes or dementia.

The survey data will help to improve the programme and so Sefton’s Public Health team want to hear from local people to evaluate Sefton’s NHS health checks.

Already many people have submitted their comments via the online survey but there is still time to register yours. Click on this link to take you to the survey which closes at the end of November:

If you have any queries about the survey then please contact the Healthwatch Sefton team on 0800 206 1304 / 0151 920 0726 ext 214 or email:


Green fingered bank staff help spruce up Derby Park

A team of green fingered volunteers have teamed up with Sefton’s Parks and Greenspaces team to help spruce up Derby Park, Bootle.

 Eight staff from the Bridle Road based Santander offices donned their gardening gloves and overalls to help improve the park as part of an ongoing community partnership between the council and Santander. 

 The team, alongside Parks and Greenspaces officers, worked throughout the day to paint benches, sweep up fallen leaves, clean up the ball courts, de-weed the Poulsom memorial and even create a new pathway for park visitors. 

 Councillor Ian Moncur, Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:

“We are very grateful to the Santander team for taking time out of their busy day to come to Derby park and help spruce it up. 

 “The park looks amazing thanks to their efforts and they’ve done so much towards improving and securing the longevity of Derby Park for many years to come.

 “We hope this also encourages others to respect and look after their local park.”

Katie Pearson, Team Leader at Santander Bridle Road, added:

“We really enjoyed our day volunteering with the Parks and Greenspaces team and we’ll definitely be back soon.

 “It was lovely to see the improvements to the park firsthand and it made us appreciate the huge amount of work Sefton and local Friends groups do to keep parks maintained throughout the year.”

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