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Statement: Flags at Southport & Bootle Town Hall

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “We were asked to support International Women’s Day by flying a flag above Bootle & Southport Town Halls which we did so with effect from Monday, March 2.

“However we have since been made aware of a potential issue regarding the messaging on the flag and have taken them down.

“Sefton Council is a local authority with a proud history of supporting LGBTQ+ rights across the borough, having previously been awarded the NAVAJO LGBTQ Quality Mark for our work and we continue to support all members of our communities.”

Beaches at Ainsdale and Southport to benefit from improved access and facilities

Sefton Council has given the go ahead to improve facilities at Ainsdale and Southport Beaches after granting approval at a full council meeting.

The proposed facilities and resources will improve safety and enhance the user experience for residents and visitors alike. This includes measures to reduce vehicle queuing times with new initiatives such as wider and improved entrances.

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Know the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer and save lives!

In support of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this March, health leaders at NHS South Sefton and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are encouraging local women to learn the key symptoms of ovarian cancer.

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Public transport lights the way for Borough Of Culture!

Sefton Council is making it easier for families wanting to travel and watch all three showings of an amazing light projection show as part of our Borough of Culture year.

The Council has teamed up with Borough of Culture travel partner Arriva to offer free family bus passes while The Nightingale’s Song is on (March 13-15) at Waterloo Town Hall, Bootle Town Hall and The Atkinson, Southport.

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Sefton’s Budget and Council Tax set for 2020/21

Council Tax for services provided by Sefton Council will increase to fund the unprecedented demand on Children’s Social Care and to be able to continue to provide the everyday services residents rely on.Picture to explain where your council tax is spent

At Full Council yesterday evening (February 27), Councillors approved the rise for 2020/21 for the local authority’s services.

It means that for the provision of council services, it will cost the majority of householders an extra £1.07 or less
per week (figures based on a B and C property).

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