Metro Mayor announces half-price rail travel for young apprentices in the Liverpool City Region

Young people in apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region are being given access to half-price train travel, just in time for the start of the autumn term. Announcing the delivery of another manifesto commitment, Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said the move could save apprentices up to £680 a year on train travel and will help remove one of the main barriers to entry for young people looking to enter vocational training – access to affordable transport. Since it was launched in November 2018, the Apprentice Travelcard has offered apprentices aged 19-24 access to half-price bus travel across ...
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Sefton awarded £240,000 cash boost for Human Library project

Sefton Library Service is celebrating after being awarded almost £240,000 in National Lottery funding to support the Human Library project. The National Lottery Community Fund, distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK. The award will provide 3 years funding to Sefton Libraries to offer a programme of creative activities that invite local people to meet spend time together, and make their neighbourhood a better place to live. It builds on a successful pilot project supported by Arts Council England. The project will see a year-round creative programme in ...
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Full line up revealed for 2019 Southport Air Show

Three days of awe inspiring, jaw dropping aerial displays are set to make the skies thunder during the 2019 Southport Air Show. Thousands of aviation enthusiasts, families and tourists are expected to visit the resort between September 6-8 for the annual three day aerial spectacular along Southport's golden sands. The popular Friday night line up returns once more with displays from the RAF Typhoon, pyrotechnic laden aircraft and a thundering firework finale, kickstarting a weekend of none stop fun for all the family. Air Show fans will also be delighted to see the RAF Tucano, Royal Navy Black Cats, Fireflies ...
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Sefton’s Year of Friendship celebrates diversity this July

This July, Sefton Council's Year Of Friendship campaign is celebrating diversity across our borough. In the same month that will see the first Liverpool City Region Pride event take place in Liverpool on Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28, extending the values and reach of Pride across the whole Liverpool City Region, we’ll be shining a light on the many groups, teams, individuals and organisations who promote diversity across Sefton. From a pioneering transgender employability course which provides support and advice to transgender people looking for work, to specialist classes offered to refugees to help them speak English, Sefton ...
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More than 9.2 million people visited Southport in 2018 generating in excess of £590 million for the Sefton economy

The number of visitors heading to the resort is up by 1.5% on the previous year with a 6.5% increase on money spent in the town. These findings are contained in the latest independent research for 2018 commissioned by the Visitor Economy Team at Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Latest figures show Liverpool City Region’s Visitor Economy is now worth over £4.9bn, and last year welcomed 67.3m visitors to the region and supports over 57,000 jobs. Headline figures for Southport show: Visitor Numbers – 9.2 million – 1.5% Increase Staying visitors – 772,000 – 2.1% Increase Economic Impact ...
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Sefton Council has once again marked Srebrenica Memorial Day, July 11 at Waterloo Town Hall

Since 2016 the local authority has remembered the 1995 Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which saw over 8,000 Muslim men and boys killed by Serbian nationalist forces. To mark the date, a special flag was flying at Waterloo Town Hall as a mark of remembrance. Sefton's libraries in Crosby, Formby and Southport also displayed literary materials to help educate future generations about Srebrenica. Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “Srebrenica was a terrible atrocity and it is only right that we remember those affected every year and support memorial events as part of the UK-wide ...
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Operation Target – arrests and drugs, weapons, scrambler bikes and recovered following day of action in Bootle

A multi-agency day of action in Bootle yesterday (Wednesday 10 July) has seen seven warrants, and the recovery of drugs, weapons and scrambler bikes as authorities in the area continue to take action following recent incidents in the community. Working alongside Sefton Council and local housing trusts, officers have been working in areas of Bootle which have seen serious incidents of violence recently, including gun crime, arson and violence. As a result of today's action, seven warrants were carried out and a number of arrests made, including a 34-year-old man from Litherland arrested on suspicion of theft of a motorbike, ...
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Merseyside Police join forces with partners for Knife Crime Question Time Panel

Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke joined Sue Gregory from Everton in the Community, Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan from Mersey Fire and Rescue Service, headteacher Tony Costello the parents of Sam Cook at Salvo Salesian College in Bootle today for a Knife Crime Question Time to discuss the impact on knife crime and what can be done to combat it. Schools from all over Merseyside took part including Savio Salesian, Calderstones, Litherland High, Maricourt, Hillside, Penkford as well as Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's Prince Trust programmes. The event was organised by Merseyside Police in conjunction with Everton in ...
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Alleyway flytipping is becoming a ‘Riddock-ulous’ health risk

Residents and businesses who continue to fly-tip despite constant warnings are putting their own health at serious risk. That is the message from Sefton Council's Public Protection team following a recent investigation of gated alleyways in South Sefton, which have been filled with flytipped rubbish. Teams from Sefton Council's Cleansing unit recently joined officers from Public Protection, along with ward councillors on Riddock Road, Litherland to assess the growing issue. Evidence from the investigation has now been viewed and action will be taken against those who have been found to have dumped rubbish illegally in the area. Each year Sefton's ...
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Have your say on proposed Netherton housing development

A consultation by Sefton Council has now begun to gauge residents’ views on a proposed housing development in the Buckley Hill Lane area of Netherton. The site under consideration is the land to the east of Buckley Hill Lane and west of Higher End Park, which was the site of the former ‘Z-Blocks’ residential development. The site was allocated for housing in Sefton’s Local Plan adopted in April 2017. The proposed development would consist of approximately 40 homes would consist of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom properties, including both market sale and affordable houses. Residents in the area are being ...
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