Monthly Archives: July 2014


Brooms Cross Bypass Plan

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Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized


Sefton Council WW1 exhibition

Royal_Irish_Rifles_ration_party_Somme_July_1916Sefton Council has produced a commemorative World War One exhibition which will be on display throughout the borough in the coming months.

Working closely with Sefton CVS and local volunteers, Sefton’s Library Service has produced the impressive exhibition which will first go on display at Southport Library in The Atkinson at the end of July.

Funded by a Heritage Lottery grant, and with additional support from The Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, a fifteen panel exhibition and an information booklet has been produced telling the story of Sefton’s contribution and sacrifice during the Great War.

Information about the home front, local hospitals and the famous poets who trained in the area is all included.

It will also tell the individual stories of the seven local men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’.Read More


Coronation Park, Annual Model Boat Regatta

Many hundreds turned out to view the Model Boat Regatta today hosted by Mr John Quirk Chair’ of Friends of Alexandra and Coronation Parks, Mrs Frances Quirk, Cp’t Neville Hymus former Green Howard Regiment and the leader of Crosby In Bloom.

The Irish Guards arrived at 08:00 straight from the Belfast Ferry and were in attendance all day some in full regalia including the renowned Bearskin worn formally on guard duty traditionally at Buckingham palace.

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Musker Street, planning application, 29 houses

20140324_125351Yet another major planning application in Victoria Ward. The former Asian food packaging plant on Musker Street L23 0UB. DC/2014/01124. This is for 29 new dwellings with access via the new Bellway/ Hawthorn Estate and the Northern Road. The plan includes a shared surface scheme which is contrary to the unanimously resolved views of the members of Sefton Council. If the scheme were to be approved then I will be asking that a conventional 60mm raised paving scheme is included on at least one side of the street to enable safe access Children, blind, disabled people with special needs and older people. The photo shows a typically failed shared surface scheme in the adjacent Bellway site.



New shop to open on Moor Lane

The Award winning  “Good Catch” Fish and Chip shop will be opening soon opposite “Farmfoods” on Moor Lane

visit their website here

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Moor Lane W.W.1. Commemoration Garden. Dedcication Service

Today Wednesday 9th Jul a dedication service was held at the “D Bed” adjacent to the Moor lane, Bypass, Northern Road, Moorland Avenue Roundabout. The service arranged by Mr & Mrs Tonkiss of Crosby In Bloom, Frances and John Quirk of Friends of Alexander & Coronation parks, the British legion and Sefton Council. Was celebrated by the Reverend John Ritson,  who’s previous appointment was as a Chaplain to the Armed Forces, Father John Furnival of St Peter & Paul’s and Cannon Peter Spiers of St Luke’s.

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L to R, The Standard Bearer, John Fairfield and Neville Hymus

The commemorative display was organised, arranged and executed by former Green Howard, Mr Neville Hymus a local resident and leading member of “Crosby In Bloom”.  After the service was read the Last Post was sounded by the British legion Bugler alongside the Regional Standard Bearer who’s names I will add here on Thursday. Apologies men I forgot to ask.But Photo below



Coronation park. Boating Regatta

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Coronation Park- Xplorer event. Fun Family challenge

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National Strike 10th July. Council services affected

sefton_council_logoDue to planned strike action on Thursday, 10 July 2014, most council services across Sefton will be affected.

The strike is not against Sefton Council and relates to a national public sector pay dispute.

Critical services such as adult and children’s social care will also continue to operate during the strike day.Grey and brown bin collections scheduled for Thursday, 10 July, will not take place, but the weekly green box and food waste service will operate as normal.

In areas where the Thursday grey bin collection is missed it is intended to collect these bins on Saturday, 12 July. If not collected on the Saturday, residents are asked to leave them out for collection on Sunday, 13 July.

In isolated areas this may mean green bins are not collected on Saturday (12 July), but these should also be left out for a catch-up collection on Sunday (13 July.)

In areas with refuse sacks, the catch-up collections will take place on Friday, 11 July and Saturday, 12 July.

Unfortunately it will not be possible to catch up on brown bin collections from Thursday, 10 July, until the next scheduled collection on Thursday, 24 July.

Schools may also be affected but parents and carers should await information directly from the individual school.

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Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Schools, strikes


Maghull Train Station (North)

The Government has today released £242 million as part of the “Local Growth Fund” over half of this is intended to fund improvments to transport infrastructure including a new “Maghull North” train station and improvements to the Strand Bus Station.