M58 improvement works update: Evening lane closures likely

Some evening lane closures and diversions will be in place on the M58 as improvement works continue. Sefton Council’s contractors, John Sisk and Sons, are making progress on the construction of the two slip roads at Junction 1 of the M58 providing a northbound off slip and a southbound on-slip. Necessary works on the motorway will start on Tuesday, August 27 and last until Wednesday, September 4. They will be carried during the night, between 9pm and 5.30am, and will include some lane closures, and on some nights, full closures of the motorway. Diversion routes will be in place As ...
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Essential safety works start on Coronation lanterns

Essential works are set to take place to remove three structurally unsound lighting columns on Lord Street, Southport. Surveys of all three coronation columns, which were erected along the main boulevard in 1953 to mark the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, have found signs of considerable structural wear and tear. As a result, works will now take place on Wednesday, August 28 to remove all three defective columns as a matter of paramount public safety. The commemorative coronation lanterns, which adorn the top of the columns, will be retained and restored by the local authority ahead of them being reinstated ...
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Successful night of community reassurance and disruption activity in south Sefton

Officers were joined by members of the public, MP Peter Dowd, Councillor Trish Hardy and members of Sefton Council for an evening of community reassurance and disruption activity in south Sefton last night, Wednesday, 21 August. Around 5,000 leaflets were distributed in the area after briefings at Derby Park in Bootle, Bowersdale Park in Seaforth, Kirkstone Road North in Litherland and Marian Square in Netherton. A number of arrests and seizures were also made following warrants and stop searches. -Two men aged 47 and 40, both from Litherland were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A ...
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Your chance to have a ‘Big Chat’ with local health commissioners

The events are an opportunity for residents to find out about the work that their local CCG has carried out in the past year. Attendees are also invited to share their experiences of local health services and give their views about the CCGs’ latest and forthcoming programmes and plans for the next 12 months. Dr Craig Gillespie, local GP and NHS South Sefton CCG chair, said: “These events give people the chance to have a chat with their local health commissioners and share their feedback about our plans. We will also combine these events with our Annual General Meeting (AGM), ...
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Tips to look after yourself this bank holiday

Many of us may be making plans for the bank holiday on Monday 26 August. If you are unfortunate enough to have an illness or injury over the long weekend, this information could help you get back on your feet in no time. NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS South Sefton CCG suggest you could be getting better sooner if you see your local pharmacist or contact NHS 111 (by phone or online.) Some local pharmacies are open on bank holiday Monday and may be able to give you the advice and medication you need, without ...
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August Bank Holiday: All You Need To Know In #MySefton

Thousands of people are expected to visit beautiful Sefton this Bank Holiday weekend (August 23-26) and we've put together a list of helpful tips to make the most out of the borough. Transport People are strongly advised to plan their journeys as roads are expected to be much busier than normal and we are urging as many people as possible to consider using public transport where available. If you are driving through #MySefton, make sure you plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys and some queues can be expected. Shopping A visit to Sefton is not complete without ...
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Sefton welcomes sentencing of unlicensed Netherton dog breeder

Sefton Council has welcomed the sentencing of an unlicensed dog breeder from Netherton after an investigation by the borough's Trading Standards team. Lawrence Moran of Chapel Lane, Netherton pleaded guilty to breeding dogs without a licence after 44 dogs, including several puppies, were found at his home address in December 2018. Further investigations by Sefton Council's Trading Standards team uncovered that Moran, 31, has also been responsible for at least 17 litters and 49 puppies in 2018. He was just sentenced at Sefton Magistrates court (Friday, August 16) following a guilty plea to the offence of breeding dogs without a ...
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Sefton Council asked to fell diseased tree on Chapel Lane, Formby

Sefton Council has been contacted by Formby Parish Council and requested to fell a diseased tree in the village. The horse chestnut tree, located outside Cassidys on Chapel Lane, was earmarked to be removed last year for the health and safety of the local community. As part of a compromise, Sefton Council asked Formby Parish Council to agree to a number of conditions and allowed them to carry out further works on the tree in the hope of saving it. Unfortunately, the Parish Council has since contacted Sefton Council's Tree and Woodland Team asking them to now remove the tree ...
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Bootle business bestowed with prestigious Queens Award

A business reception was held to celebrate the presentation of the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise to a Bootle business supported by InvestSefton. The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mark Blundell, in recognition of Richardsons Healthcare Ltd outstanding growth in its exports. The family owned private business, which is based in Bootle, started trading in 1988 and designs and manufactures operating table and birthing mattresses. Richardsons Healthcare Ltd, has championed British-made manufacturing and exporting in Sefton for many years. This includes working with InvestSefton, Sefton Council’s enterprise and inward investment service on initiatives including chairing the ...
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Get active on the beach this summer!

Sefton Council is offering an exciting programme of events this summer as part of a regional campaign to get people active on the beach, and improve their health and wellbeing. The North West’s Active Coast programme will showcase a diverse range of activities that cater for everyone, no matter their age, ability or interests including stand-up paddleboard yoga, nordic walking, beach clean-ups, boot camps and more. Research shows that getting out, connecting with the natural environment and being active regularly can have multiple health benefits, from losing weight to improving heart function and relieving anxiety and depression. Sefton’s beaches are ...
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