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All you need to know about bin collections during Christmas & New Year

Refuse and recycling collections in Sefton will continue over Christmas and the New Year for residents across the borough, with minor alterations to collection dates.

Sefton’s collection crews will be observing the usual Christmas Day & Boxing Day bank holiday on Wednesday 25 & Thursday, December 26 meaning that there will be a slight change to regular bin collection days.

These collections will be Friday 27 December & Saturday 28 December 2019.

For Friday collections please present your wheeled bin for collection on Monday December 30.

For the week commending December 30, Tuesday’s collection will take place as normal, while the remainder of the week’s schedule will be collected one day later in line with the New Year’s Day bank holiday.

Refuse collection staff will be working Saturday January 4 to ensure all collections are undertaken that week.

Normal service will resume from Monday, January 6, 2020.

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 2019 until March 2020.

Residents are also reminded of their rubbish responsibilities when disposing of waste at recycling centres over the festive period.

Any rubbish left on the highway outside a recycling centre is considered fly-tipping and offenders can face substantial fines.

To check collection arrangements or for further information on all waste and recycling services, visit www.sefton.gov.uk/bins or follow us on Twitter @seftoncouncil. 

 

Normal collection day w/c 23 December 2019 w/c 30 December 2019
Monday Your collection will be as normal on Monday 23 December 2019 Your collection will be as normal on Monday 30 December 2019
Tuesday Your collection will be as normal on Tuesday 24 December 2019 Your collection will be as normal on Tuesday 31 December 2019
Wednesday Your collection will be on Friday 27 December 2019 Your collection will be on Thursday 2 January 2020
Thursday Your collection will be on Saturday 28 December 2019 Your collection will be on Friday 3 January 2020
Friday Your collection will be on Monday 30 December 2019 Your collection will be on Saturday 4 January 2020

 

Major improvements planned for Splashworld Southport

Sefton Council is delighted to announce exciting new plans for the refurbishment and regeneration of Dunes Splashworld in Southport.

Work will begin shortly on a complete refurbishment of the popular indoor all-weather water park with the aim of all works being finalised in time for the 2020 summer holidays.

In order to carry out the improvements, Splashworld will be closed for approximately eight months from December 2, 2019.

The Dunes Leisure Centre offer will remain fully operational and is unaffected by the works.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “This is incredibly welcome news which will see Splashworld benefit from updated facilities, and potentially the addition of some new facilities for people to enjoy for many years to come.

“Splashworld has been open since 2007 and, like many well used facilities, is now in need of refurbishment. During the closure we will also be carrying out some remedial works.

“The winter months are the perfect opportunity to do this as they are naturally quieter and we will be using this time to engage with our residents, centre users and the local community to garner ideas for how the refreshed facility can change.”

To stay up to date with the latest news on Splashworld or for more information about events around Sefton, visit www.mysefton.co.uk.

Spare a gift for a child this year and get behind the Mayor’s Christmas Toy Appeal

You can make Christmas extra special for some of Sefton’s vulnerable children by getting behind the Mayor’s Christmas Toy appeal.

Each year thousands of toys, gifts and stocking fillers are lovingly donated by kind hearted residents from across the borough and given to our most deserving families.

New gifts unwrapped for children of all ages, can be taken to either Bootle, Maghull or Southport Town Halls or dropped off at any Sefton Council library or leisure centre by Wednesday Dec 18.

Residents can also donate at the Asda store in Bootle and Southport. Gift tokens are particularly welcome to be given to older children.

All presents will then be distributed to children and young people throughout the borough by volunteers from Sefton Council and Sefton Children’s Trust on behalf of the Mayor.

Cllr June Burns, the Mayor of Sefton, said: “The generosity of the people of Sefton is amazing and every year thousands of people donate a present to the annual Mayor’s Christmas Gift Appeal.

“Putting smile on a little one’s face at Christmas is one of the best things a person could do and so I urge as many people as possible to get involved.

“Any donation is welcome and we are looking for gifts for all ages from babies and toddlers to teens.

“To ensure we can get the right gift to the right child may I please ask that the gifts be new and are left unwrapped.”

For further information on the Mayor’s Christmas Gift Appeal please call 07837863075.

Vital information for rough sleepers in Sefton this winter

Sefton Council has a range of services for rough sleepers throughout the borough which are available all year round.

Services are at hand as we to try and reduce the number of people sleeping rough in Sefton.

This is especially important during the cold winter months between November 2019 and March 2020.

If you are concerned about someone’s wellbeing, please direct them to their nearest Sit-Up services available at both New Start in Southport and Bosco in Bootle.

Services are provided at BOSCO House, Merton Road, Bootle (0151 944 1818) or New Start, Leyland Road Hostel, Southport, (01704 547 741).

Bosco’s Sit-Up provision is available nightly and people can book in between 8pm to 9pm.

An enhanced Sit-Up provision, which will be open and offer more flexible presentation hours, will be offered at New Start’s Leyland Road Hostel and will be open from 8pm until 12pm the next day with light refreshments and a warm, dry, safe environment for people to access with showers and laundry facilities available to people.

As part of this service, outreach teams will proactively seek out rough sleepers and encourage them to access the Enhanced Sit-Up to ensure nobody sleeps rough in Sefton this year.

The help of the public is always appreciated and to report an incident of rough sleeping in Sefton please call the Rough Sleeper Outreach Team via Light for Life on 01704 501256 or 07918 746042 outside normal office hours and weekends.

Alternatively, email housing.options@sefton.gov.uk and provide details of the location and any description of the person. We will acknowledge your email and give you a response to your report.

Veterans in Sefton have also been commissioned to provide support to people who are currently serving or who have served in the Armed Forces, both regular and reservists, their families and dependents, who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.

ViS are based at The Brunswick Youth and Community Centre in Bootle.

For any further information call 0151 257 6371 or attend the ‘NAAFI Break’, Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.pm.

Meet new friends at a special Tea Dance, and get hot tips on keeping warm this winter

Residents across Sefton are invited to come along to an event where they can get advice on keeping warm and healthy in their homes, meet new friends and take part in some fun activities.

The ‘Keep Warm Keep Well’ Tea Dance will be held in The Atkinson, Lord Street, Southport on Nov 25, 2019, 10.30am – 12.30pm.

The Council have organised the information open day in partnership with Sefton OPERA (an older persons charity), with funding from National Energy Action (NEA). There will be stalls from a variety of other local organisations including welfare rights and Merseyside Fire & Rescue, as well as activities such as chair based exercises.

Fuel poverty is a growing concern, as it contributes to excess winter deaths and has a negative impact on both physical and mental health conditions. Thus, increasing the strain on the NHS and social services. It is a particular concern in Sefton due to a high level of hard to treat properties, an ageing population and high levels of unemployment and ill health.   

Christina Chislett, Sustainability Officer for Sefton Council said: “The health and wellbeing of our residents is so important to us. We urge people to come along and gain some valuable advice on keeping warm and well at home, especially over the winter months.”

Adam Scorer at National Energy Action said: “It is a tragedy that so many people die or suffer the health impacts of living in a cold home when they are largely preventable. This is why NEA committed to provide funding to so many different organisations across the country. We anticipate that the funding will make it possible for Sefton Council and Sefton OPERA to provide much needed support for residents within the local area”.

If you need advice but can’t make the event, please call the Affordable Warmth Team on 0151 934 2222.

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