A Merseyside Police Officer, Jo Parr from MSDP and John Stewart from Sign Video pose for the launch of the 999 BSL app

New emergency services app launches for users of British Sign Language

Local charity Merseyside Society Deaf People (MSDP) hosted a party in partnership with Deafness Resource Centre for the Merseyside Deaf Community on Friday 17th June to celebrate the launch of 999 BSL, the UK’s first ever Video Relay Service (VRS) connecting Deaf people to the emergency services (police, ambulance, fire and coastguard) via a remote British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter. The new service, which will be provided by interpreting and communication support provider Sign Language Interactions, officially launched as an app (iOS and Android) and web-based platform on 17th June. The service, funded by private telecoms companies, will be available ...
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Bootle festival will put the spotlight on climate action

A major new event in Bootle later this month will put the spotlight on ‘green’ measures that can help to protect the local community and contribute towards saving the planet. The Bootle Climate Action Festival will take place between 12 noon and 5pm on Thursday 14th July at Bootle Canalside, next to the Strand shopping centre, between Stanley Road and Washington Parade. The event is being organised by Bootle-based social enterprise Regenerus and the Taking Root in Bootle community gardening network. Funded by Linacre Ward elected members, the event is being sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University, The Printroom UK ...
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Bedford Primary Evacuation Update

“Following reports of a smell of gas in the area, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have been in attendance at Cambridge Road, Bootle. “Staff and students from Cambridge Road Nursery and Bedford Primary has been evacuated as a precautionary measure so investigations can take place. "All children and staff have been safely evacuated and parents have been notified, there have been no reports of ill-health as a result of this incident. “Local residents are advised to close their windows and people should avoid the area until the situation can be resolved ...
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Coastal and Visitor PSPO approved by Licensing and Regulatory Committee

On Monday 27th June, Sefton Council’s Licensing and Regulatory Committee Panel were asked to consider a drafted Public Spaces Protective Order (PSPO) for coastal and visitor areas. A Public Space Protection Order is an official measure that is an enforceable part of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. Although the vast majority of visitors know how to behave, sadly there are some who can act in an inappropriate manner that cause distress and disturbance to local residents and businesses, as well as causing damage to infrastructure in the area. PSPOs along Sefton’s coastline and visitor areas help the Council’s ...
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Waste collection update 28/06/2022

Sefton Council would like to provide residents with an update on the current situation regarding green waste collection. Our Waste Collection Crews have been working incredibly hard to clear the backlog. There remains a small number of green bins still to be emptied that were scheduled for Monday 27th June from the following electoral wards: Netherton & Orrell St Oswalds Ford Litherland We will be returning to these locations during the week and over the coming weekend to collect any remaining green bins. Residents in those areas are asked to leave their green bins presented for collection. All bin collections ...
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Adult Community Learning Centre reopens after substantial renovations

The adult learning centre on Cambridge Road in Waterloo has reopened following substantial renovations. The centre offers courses for adults to learn something new and develop their skills. The centre has been improved with new facilities, including woodworking tables and an immersive room. This is in addition to the redecoration which has give the centre a fresh, new look while maintaining important pieces of the centre's history. Those in attendance of the opening included MP for Bootle Peter Dowd and Cllr Ian Maher, who gave speeches discussing how far the centre has come and its importance for the community. Several ...
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Waste collection update: 24/06/2022

Sefton Council would like to make residents aware that our waste collection recovery plan continues to progress. Our Waste Collection Crews will be working hard over the weekend to catch up on outstanding green bin collections in the following areas, with the previous scheduled collection dates as: Monday 13th June • Blundellsands Ward • Manor Ward Monday 20th June • Molyneux Ward • Sudell Ward • Park Ward • Netherton and Orrell Ward (Marina Crescent to Sentinel Way) Residents in those areas are asked to leave their green bins presented for collection. Green bin collections for any other area not ...
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Sefton Council opens new immersive room as part of education on the environment

On Thursday 23rd June, Chief Executive Dwayne Johnson and fellow council members opened a new immersive room at the Southport Eco Centre. The room uses state of the art tech to educate on the impact of bad air quality on our health and the environment. The immersive room is an interactive experience to look at how various factors impact negatively on air quality. The room also looks at how we can all make small changes to our own lifestyles to help improve it. The room will be used as part of the Eco Centre’s award-winning education programme, with 4000 school ...
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Green Sefton celebrate World Sand Dune Day with guided dune walks

Saturday 25 June is World Sand Dune Day, a day celebrated annually by coastal communities and projects across the world. Established in 2021 by Dynamic Dunescapes and Sands of LIFE, two projects working to restore coastal sand dune systems, the day offers an opportunity to highlight the importance of sand dunes. Along Sefton’s natural coast we are fortunate to have one of the best ranges of dunes in the country and one of the most important dune stretches in Europe. The Dynamic Dunescapes project has worked on a number of activities on our Nature Reserves, including control of the invasive ...
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Splash World Southport on course for 2022 reopening

Splash World in Southport has taken an exciting step closer to reopening after Sefton Council’s Cabinet today approved an additional £270,000 towards essential repair works. The popular all weather indoor water park, which normally welcomes thousands of families from across the North West of England each year, is on course to reopen later this year, with a provisional target date of October. Splash World was temporarily closed in December 2019 in order for the building to undergo essential maintenance and refurbishment works. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s huge impact on the construction sector, these works were set back. Nevertheless ...
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