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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  • Wheelie good news for Ben and his new bike

    Its Wheelie good news for Ben from Formby whose parents took delivery of a specialised Hugbike. Bens family and friends have been raising money for the bike through the summer and last week the day came when he made his inaugural ride. Ben who is 13 and lives with his family in Formby has a congenital heart condition and autism,

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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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  • Tips for dining out with a person living with dementia

         Caring for somebody who is living with dementia can mean some planning and adjustments to things we often take for granted. One of those things is eating out, sometimes it can be difficult so Alzheimer’s Society in Southport, have some hints and tips from service users and carers from across Sefton to help you on your next outing. I

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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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