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Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO)

Sefton Council has listened to the findings of a public consultation regarding additional dog control measures and as a result changed its proposals.

Earlier this year a public consultation was held involving a proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) promoting responsible dog ownership.

Thousands of people responded to the proposals and following detailed analysis of the feedback, an amended PSPO is now being proposed.

The new proposed PSPO continues with it still being an offence of not removing dog’s fouling, restricts the number of dogs that can be walked by one person to a maximum of 6, prohibit dogs from entering enclosed playgrounds, prohibit dogs from entering marked or fenced sports pitches during specified periods. Dogs are also to be kept on a lead within defined picnic sites and family area, all public roads and footways and all cemeteries and crematoria.

Dogs are also to be placed on a lead when directed by an authorised officer to prevent a nuisance or behaviour likely to cause annoyance or disturbance to the public.

The amended PSPO doesn’t prohibit dogs from open playgrounds or say dogs are to be kept on leads in designated wildlife areas. Similarly, dogs do not need to be kept on leads in designated nature reserves and are not prohibited from designated beach areas – “dog free zones” (except for existing Dog Free Zones under current bylaws).

Also omitted is the proposal that dogs are to be kept on leads within fenced conservation areas when livestock are present and the idea that any person in charge of a dog is to have a receptacle with them to remove dog fouling.

The amended PSPO is being discussed at Licensing and Regulatory Committee on June 19, and if approved will go to Full Council at a later date.

Cllr Paulette Lappin, Cabinet Member Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services, said: “We actively encourage responsible dog ownership throughout the borough and the public consultation held earlier in the year looked at this in great detail.

“Through the detailed consultation we really reached out to many different groups and individuals regarding an important subject that numerous people had a vested interest in.

“In their thousands people responded which shows how much they care about their pets and our communities.

“As a result, we are proposing some changes to the PSPO to reflect peoples’ comments and this is an example of how we listen to the concerns of local residents. We will continue to work with communities and dog groups to make Sefton even more dog friendly. 

“The new PSPO is still only a proposal, and if approved will still need to be formally agreed by Full Council.”

Journey around the World’s Landscapes at The Atkinson

On Saturday 24 June The Atkinson creates a whole new world for families with the family show –Landscapes.

Step inside Mimika Theatre’s white dome and experience a magical and intimate show that takes you on a journey around the world to four landscapes from desert to rainforest to beneath the sea to Antarctica.

No words are required,  just beautifully crafted puppets with an original musical score, stunning visual effects and an ingenious set to create a theatre which wonderfully captures the atmosphere, rhythms and sounds of the natural world.

Performed to small audiences adult and children are captivated for the 45 minute show and are then invited to stay and see how the puppet creatures are made and articulated.

Mimika Theatre have performed this hugely successful show to children in Europe, U.S.A, Canada, South East Asia and China.

Ages 4 – 11

Landscapes takes place at The Atkinson on Saturday 24 June at 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm tickets are £8.

For more information about the forthcoming family events such as Hairy Maclary & Friends Show this July, please visit or call Box Office on 01704 533333.

Don’t forget to visit our new exhibition ‘Why Look at Animals’ when you here!

Tickets are available online, over the phone or over the counter during opening hours.*

*Please be advised there is a £1 per ticket booking fee for telephone and online sales and a 2% credit card fee for sales at the Box Office. There are no booking fees for cash purchases at the counter.

Lost Medication- Litherland

Merseyside Police is appealing for the public to be cautious after prescription medication was reported to have been lost yesterday (Monday, 12 June 2017).

Officers received a report at about 5.50pm yesterday that 26 x 50mg Tramadol tablets in a white chemist bag had been lost somewhere between Hatton Hill Road and Hawthorne Road in Litherland between 12.30pm and 5.50pm yesterday.

Officers are reminding people that taking any medication which has not been prescribed for them can be dangerous and, in some circumstances, can prove fatal.

Anyone who finds any of the medication is asked to hand it in to any pharmacy or police station or call officers on the 101 number.

Dementia Friendly film screening at the Plaza

Following a request for cowboy themed films as part of our DFS programme we are delighted to announce a special screening of ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at 2.00pm on Thursday 22nd June.

The doors will open at 1.30pm, for you to take your seats, and the film will start at 2.00pm. At approximately 3.00pm we will take a short break for tea/coffee and biscuits.

This event will finish at approximately 4.20pm.


TITLE: Annie Get Your Gun (U)

CATEGORY: Musical, biography, comedy

DURATION: 107 minutes

Originally released on 17th May 1950, ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ is an American musical screened in technicolour. With a strong line in comedy, it is loosely based upon the life and times of sharp shooter Annie Oakley.

Music and lyrics are composed by Irving Berlin, featuring:

  • Anything You Can Do
  • You Can’t Get A Man With A Gun
  • The Girl That I Marry
  • I Got The Sun In The Morning
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business and many more……

Tickets at £4.00 include admission to the film as well as FREE tea/coffee and biscuits.

Come and join us for a sing-a-long, and a great afternoon out at the Plaza Community Cinema.

For further information or to reserve seats please either phone Christine Physick on 0151 928 1530 or email;

Health commissioners invite public for a ‘Big Chat’

Sefton residents are invited to book a place at their local Big Chat 8 event to discuss health services and give their views on their local NHS.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are encouraging residents to come along to hear an update on their latest work. They will also be invited to take part in some workshop style discussions to gather people’s views.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of NHS Southport and Formby CCG, said: “Our Big Chat events give you the chance to come and talk to us about your health services and to hear about our plans for the year ahead.”

Dr Andrew Mimnagh, chair of NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “The public’s view is vital in what we do to move plans forward so we value your opinions and hope you can make it.”

The NHS Southport and Formby CCG Big Chat will take place on Tuesday 20 June from 5.30pm-7.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA. Information on previous ‘chat events’ can be found here:

The NHS South Sefton CCG Big Chat will take place on Tuesday 11 July from 5.30pm-7.30pm at Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Road, L20 2DD. Information on previous ‘chat events’ can be found here:

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 or email: or to book their place.  

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