Sefton awards prove there are ‘No Limits’ for our children in care

Some of Sefton’s most vulnerable children and young people have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the ‘No Limits’ awards ceremony. Social workers, teachers and mentors, nominate children and young people who are in the care of Sefton Council, for an award in recognition of their successes throughout the year. Now in its 19th year, the ‘No Limits’ awards predominately acknowledge a young person’s achievement in a learning environment, whether in school, further education or an alternative setting. However, the awards are not based solely on academic progress as they can be won by showing improvement in attendance, personal ...
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European Parliamentary Elections: North West region polling day arrangements

Voters across Sefton and the North West go to the polls this Thursday (May 23) to elect the region’s eight Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). Thousands of polling stations will be open in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside from 7am to 10pm on the day. People who have received their postal vote are being encouraged to complete and return it as soon as possible. Anyone who leaves it too late to post can still drop it off at any polling station in the local authority area where they are registered between 7am and 10pm on Thursday, May ...
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Top marks for Mark! Sefton’s principle social worker scoops top award

Mark Waterhouse, Principle Social Worker at Sefton Council, has been recognised for the positive difference he has made to the health and social care sector at Liverpool Hope University’s Leaders Club Awards 2019. The awards celebrate individuals who have made a significant impact to the Liverpool City Region by demonstrating excellent leadership skills and promoting excellence in leadership in others. Mark’s work with Sefton Council’s Integrated Re-ablement and Assessment Service has been key to developing a multi-agency collaboration that has delivered transformative support care for those with support needs across the Liverpool City Region. This work has led him to ...
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Macmillan to hold family fun day

Southport and Formby Macmillan Cancer Information Centre is doing something a bit different this summer to support children and young people whose lives are affected by cancer, with a free family fun event on Saturday 22 June. Taking place from 1pm - 4pm at The Salvation Army, Shakespeare Street, Southport and Formby residents are invited to come along. As well as some entertaining and free activities, the event is a chance for the team from the Macmillan Centre to raise awareness of the support available to children, whether they have a close relative who has had cancer, is undergoing treatment, ...
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Sefton leads the way in protecting Heritage At Risk sites

Sefton Council is leading the way in protecting the borough's most culturally and historically important sites for generations to come. Working closely with English Heritage and other partners, the local authority has created a proactive and contemporary approach to taking care of Sefton's Heritage At Risk sites. This approach led to the creation of a dedicated Sefton Heritage At Risk Officer and, although originally planned as only a temporary position, approval has now been received to make it a permanent fixture of the local authority. Stuart Barnes, Sefton Council's Head of Economic Growth and Housing, oversaw the creation of the ...
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Bootle Bucks back Sefton’s Year Of Friendship campaign

A football club in Sefton, created solely to encourage youngsters with disabilities to get into the sport, is backing a council led campaign to celebrate the importance of mental and physical well-being. May marks Sefton’s Year Of Friendship’s ‘Active’ month, where the local authority celebrates community groups, teams, individuals and organisations who promote healthy bodies, minds and flourishing friendships through keeping fit, playing sport and more. Sefton Council’s campaign is being supported by a number of groups and organisations across the borough, including Bootle Bucks Inclusion Football Club, who have been leading the way in inclusive sporting events since 2018 ...
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Rogue landlords warned of risks following Southport court case

Sefton Council is warning rogue landlords they will be prosecuted for failing to follow legislation on licensing a house or Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs). It comes after a Southport landlord, Michelle Ball of Shellfield Road, was recently fined £5,000 for not licensing a HMO on Manchester Road, also in the resort. Ball, 54, was originally fined £7,500 but this was reduced to £5,000 following her guilty plea and she was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £170 with costs of £1,466.42. She also pleaded guilty to failing to supply gas and electric certificates for the property. It ...
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Take care of yourself during the May bank holiday

As people make plans for the May bank holiday weekend the NHS in Sefton is encouraging you to also be prepared in case of any accidents or minor ailments. Health professionals from NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG suggest making sure you have all the necessary supplies and information just in case. GP practices will be closed on the bank holiday Monday (27 May) but there are several other ways for you to access medical help during this time, if you need it. Being aware of how to treat minor ailments such as ...
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Southport Food & Drink Festival promises tantalising treats for all the family

Spectacular street food, live entertainment and much more is promised for the 2019 Southport Food and Drink Festival. Running from May 31 - June 2 at Victoria Park, the annual spectacular of tasty treats promises to showcase the very best of the North West's vibrant and colourful food and drink scene. Southport Food and Drink Festival is a free, family friendly event and this year features a host of tantalising takeaways to suite all tastes; from sweet treats to spicy curries and much more. Speciality foods confirmed for the 2019 festival include loaded halloumi fries, vegan treats, Thai ice cream, ...
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Photography exhibition announced featuring fascinating photos of historic Sefton

Back by popular demand, The Atkinson presents Southport Double Take II (Old Southport Through a Modern Lens), a photography exhibition offering a unique glimpse into Sefton’s past. The Atkinson has invited local photographer Matt Dodd to capture a second series of over 30 images. The photographs are created by overlaying archive images of the borough (sourced from Sefton’s Historical Archives) with new photographs taken by the artist. The new images show how much, or in some cases how little, the landscape has changed across the borough of Sefton. “I love comparing the Victorian with modern day it allows for interaction ...
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