Monthly Archives: June 2014

Brompton Av’ Alley Gates

After years of negotiations we have finally managed to get alley gates installed behind the College road shops and Brompton Avenue. The area had previously been a hotspot for Illegal fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

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Brompton Ave, Church Hall. Application Deferred

After visiting the site, hearing briefs from officers and at the meeting, hearing oral submissions from the petitioners and the applicant,  the  Planning Committee decided to defer the application DC/2014/0087. Two of the Gardens described in the application contravene the minimum size allowed in the regulations and therefore reduced amenity. A number of other issues troubled members. Officers will have discussions with the developer.

Councillor and officers are aware that there is both opposition and support among local residents.

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Sefton Conservative Councillor defects to Labour.

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Cllr Tony Crabtree one of the Conservative Councillors from Southport Cambridge Ward has today, Wednesday, “Crossed-the-Floor”  to the Labour Party.
Tony a popular member of the Planning Committee, a retired Taxi diver and professional Deep-Sea Diver will now take the Labour Group Whip leaving the State of the Parties as Follows
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See Tony’s diving website DOLPHINMAN  CLICK HERE

AS of Jun 2014

AS of Jun 2014


Commemoration of WW1 at Crosby, Moor Lane Bypass

Neville Hymus a well-known character from the community; a driving member of Crosby In Bloom, has begun the final phase of his and Crosby’s memorial to the fallen of WW1. The gardens depict the Battles, the trauma and the burdens on the home front.

The gardens which Neville and his friends at Crosby In Bloom have developed are located on the west of the Moor Lane Bypass Roundabout.

This Photo was taken just after the installation of the Metal works that recreate a famous contemporary image of blinded military people, gassed in the Battle of the Somme, walking arm in arm from the Battlefield.

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Planning Application Brompton Avenue

A planning application DC/2014/00879 was submitted by Blundellsands Methodist Church for the “Erection of three pairs of semi detached dwellings following demolition of the existing Church Hall”
A petition in opposition has been raised and submitted. Cllr Byrom has sponsored the petition and “Called-In” for submission to the Planning Committee. The application will be considered by the Planning Committee at it’s meeting on Wednesday 18th June. Town Hall Bootle 18:30. This is a public meeting.
The Planning Committee will visit the site on Monday morning, 16th June at about 11:00
Planning officers have recommended approval of the application “with conditions”

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Planning


Outdoor Gym Equipment

Sefton’s outdoor Gyms are in parks across the borough,  Victoria ward has a set in each park.

The equipment now has a QR code that can be scanned to link a smartphone to video instructions for each device.

The 12 QR codes are below. Some parks may have less than 12 items.

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Derek from Brownmoor Close, tries out the Equipment

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Posted by on June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized


Leafleting Park Ward

Jan, Les and myself were all out tonight delivering leaflets for Cllr Rob Jones in Park Ward Maghull.

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Maghull’s new Sefton Metropolitan Borough Councillors Cllr June Burns of Sudell ward and Cllr Rob Burns of Park Ward elected on May 22 2014

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Posted by on June 9, 2014 in Uncategorized


Friends of Moorside Park.

Fun day of activities this afternoon in Moorside Park Great Crosby.  The event was organised by the Friends of Moorside Park whose leader is Louise Hicks  with funding from Pioneer Fitness and Sefton Council.

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Sefton Council Issues Dog Control Order

From 18th of June 2014 it will now be an offence to allow a dog under your control to foul any area within Sefton MBC boundaries without clearing away after the dog.

An “On-the-Spot” fine of £75 can now be issued with the ultimate sanction of a £1,000 fine. This follows multiple complaints from residents over many years.

Previously  I know of an instance where a Police Inspector in Victoria Ward has issued a £90 OTS fine for littering to an errant Dog owner.  The Dog Control Order creates a specific offence on which the Police and Wardens can act.

I have requested a copy of the DCO and will post a copy of the order here when I receive it.

The supplier “Anything dogs”  sell handy dispensers for dog-foul bags illustrated below.


3 (1) If a dog defecates at any time on land to which this Order applies and a
person who is in charge of the dog at that time fails to remove the faeces
from the land forthwith, that person shall be guilty of an offence unless –
(a) he has a reasonable excuse for failing to do so; or
(b) the owner, occupier or other person or authority having
control of the land has consented (generally or specifically) to his
failing to do so.
3 (2) Nothing in this article applies to a person who –
(a) is registered as a blind person in a register compiled under
Section 29 of the National Assistance Act 1948; or
(b) has a disability which affects his mobility, manual dexterity,
physical co-ordination or ability to lift, carry or otherwise
move everyday objects, in respect of a dog trained by a prescribed
charity and upon which he relies on for assistance.
3 (3) For the purposes of this article –
(a) a person who habitually has a dog in his possession shall be
taken to be in charge of the dog at any time unless at that time
some other person is in charge of the dog;
(b) placing the faeces in a receptacle on the land which is provided for
the purpose, or for the disposal of waste, shall be sufficient
removal from the land;
(c) being unaware of the defecation (whether by reason of not being
in the vicinity or otherwise), or not having a device for or other

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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in environment


Brooms Cross Bypass 3D fly-through on Youtube

See a preview of the new bypass between switch Island, Old Roan and Southport Road, Crosby