Sefton Stories

  • Young people in Sefton have their say on changes to sex education in schools

    Young people in Sefton have their say on changes to sex education in schools

    Young people from SYMBOL (Sefton Youth Making Better Opportunities with Leaders) have been making their voices heard over plans to improve Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) in schools.    The Department of Education is considering updating the existing Sex and Relationship guidance which was last revised in 2000.  At a recent SYMBOL meeting held at

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  • You've used your vote, so take good care of it

    A guest blog by Joanne Lee, Sefton CVS So, I wake up and send my mate Richard a Snapchat story from last night, even though we went see Derren Brown together. It's boring I know, but make sure you've had one of these! Then a quick scroll through the craziness of Twitter, as I do every day, see that the

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  • Year of the Coast thanks!

    Sefton Council want to say a massive 'Thank You' to the thousands of residents, volunteers, tourists and staff who have helped make 2017 a fantastic Year of the Coast. In January 2017, Sefton Council launched its Year Of The Coast celebrations to highlight the beautiful 22 miles of vibrant coastal land within our beautiful borough. The Sefton coast forms the

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  • Would you benefit from a 'Bootle Buddy'?

    Would you benefit from a 'Bootle Buddy'?

    Throughout the Year of Friendship, Sefton Council are celebrating specialist groups who are tackling loneliness by promoting friendship throughout the borough. The Orrell Trust is a small grass roots charity based in Orrell, Bootle and has been running since 2002. It is committed to supporting people who may be isolated or vulnerable living in our community. Several activities and projects

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  • Tommy's Trip Down Memory Lane

    Tommy's Trip Down Memory Lane

    Southport golfing sensation Tommy Fleetwood is a shining example of the Sefton Sports Awards.The Awards, which take place on Wednesday (July 12) at Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, celebrate sporting success and achievement from teams and individuals across the whole of the borough. They are organised by Active Sefton, which is part of Sefton Council’s Health and Wellbeing portfolio. In

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  • Time Capsule buried for 50 years to mark the opening of Maghull Station

    Time Capsule buried for 50 years to mark the opening of Maghull Station

    School children helping to preserve time for future generations of commuters have buried a time capsule in the foundations of the new £13 million state-of-the-art Maghull North Station, which will be re-opened in 2068.  The container, which was created by pupils at St Thomas’ Church of England Primary School, is packed with school memorabilia, and also LFC/EFC match programmes, an

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  • Summer Reading Challenge launches in Sefton with a wonderfully, wet performance!

    Summer Reading Challenge launches in Sefton with a wonderfully, wet performance!

    Children from schools across Sefton were treated to a hilarious and energetic story telling performance  at Crosby Library to celebrate the launch of the Reading Agency's, Summer Reading Challenge.  The challenge is a national scheme which Sefton libraries actively take part in every year, with around three thousand children getting involved.  Statistically the borough is the number one performer in the North

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  • Sefton's Festival of Golf tees off in style!

    Sefton's Festival of Golf tees off in style!

    Sefton Council is hosting a fabulous festival of golf to coincide with the British Masters tournament at Hillside Golf Club. As the borough prepares to welcome thousands of golf fans for the British Masters tournament, a week of golfing activities is taking place at Southport Golf Links and Bootle Golf Course from May 4-12. The festival is to appeal to

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