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  • Parking charges will be reintroduced at Ainsdale Beach from Friday
    Danielle Thompson
    PARKING charges will be reintroduced at Ainsdale Beach from this Friday (August 7).Sefton Council’s Green Sefton team will be reintroducing all-day charges at £8 and payments will be by cash only.Green Sefton Manager Mark Shaw said: “Owing to a combination of the huge additional costs of supporting...Read More

  • Citizens Advice continues to support communities
    Danielle Thompson
    Citizens Advice Sefton are reassuring the borough’s residents that their Money Advice Team are ‘working from home and continuing to support our local communities.’Rachel Penny from Citizens Advice Sefton said: “Our Money Advice Team has adapted quickly so staff, volunteers and clients are safe duri...Read More

  • Dementia and Delirium team take on 850,000 Step Challenge
    Danielle Thompson
    MEMBERS of Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust’s Dementia and Delirium Team will be taking 850,000 steps during their Step Challenge this month.More than 850,000 people in the UK are living with Dementia in the UK and at least 25% of hospital beds are occupied by a person living with the condition.To ...Read More

  • Police given award for support to armed forces
    Tom Martin
    MERSEYSIDE Police has been awarded for their support to the armed forces community.The Force was one of 36 organisations in the North West to be given ‘Silver’ under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.The scheme was launched to reward employers who offer support such as employing s...Read More

  • We are asked to lose weight - while we Eat Out to Help Out?
    Danielle Thompson
    ANYONE doing an undergraduate course in irony will no doubt remember this month well. At the same time that we’re all being told to lost 5lb to help the NHS, we can stuff our faces because the government’s picking up half the tab if we eat out. Yum! However, there is apparently another obesity cri...Read More

  • Contractor appointed to oversee £462k spend at Victoria Baths
    Danielle Thompson
    PLANS to spend more than £462,500 upgrading Victoria Baths are a step closer to becoming a reality after a contractor was appointed.At the full Sefton Council meeting in January, it was resolved to approve additions to the current Capital Programme, including essential maintenance at the site to b...Read More

  • Volunteer radio presenter wins Merseyside Women of the Year Award
    Danielle Thompson
    A VOLUNTEER radio presenter from Southport has won one of Merseyside Women of the Year’s special MWOTY Marvels awards.Mighty Radio presenter Cassie James joined a teacher, nurse, disability advocate and a community hub owner as winners in the awards, which were launched in June, after the organisat...Read More

  • New £100,000 grant aims to brighten up Southport!
    Danielle Thompson
    SOUTHPORT BID chiefs have welcomed £100,000 of match funding for new decorative lights along Lord Street.The current lights are no longer operating effectively and need to be removed. Businesses in Southport town centre and local residents had indicated their eagerness for new lights to be secured ...Read More

  • Ant in ‘Race for Life at Home’ rallying call
    Mike Dawber
    A DAD who survived testicular cancer is rallying people from West Lancashire to ‘Race for Life at Home’ this summer to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK.The charity’s annual series of Race for Life 5K, 10K and Pretty Muddy events were cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. But as th...Read More

  • Overnight theft from Southport store leaves owner devastated
    Danielle Thompson
    SOUTHPORT Motorcycles, on Eastbank Street was broken into last week – resulting in over £12,000 worth of damage.The theft took place between 11.20pm and midnight, on Tuesday, July 18. The owner of the independent store, Bernard Brook, said that he has  struggling with both his health and keeping hi...Read More


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