Author Archives: Councillor, Sefton MBC

About Councillor, Sefton MBC

Councillor, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Chair of Merseyside Port Health Authority

Car Park charges suspended in Sefton


Sefton Council has temporarily suspended enforcement of parking charges in Council car parks and on-street pay and display areas, while making certain car parks available for use by key workers.

During this time Sefton Council will not be enforcing charges at Sefton MBC car parks or at On Street Pay & Display parking locations. In line with national guidance this also ensures temporarily free parking for NHS workers and social workers across the borough. Sefton have also designated a number of car parks for the use of social workers and they will be able to park without risk of enforcement.

The authority however is not responsible nor has any control over the operation of privately owned car parks.

Civil Enforcement Officers working for the authority will however continue to carry out enforcement of dangerous and obstructive parking to ensure that our highways remain safe and emergency services and NHS workers are able to quickly and safely move through the borough.

The Local Authority are following other councils across the country and adhering to Local Government Association Guidance, which recommends the enforcement activity focuses on incidents of obstructive or dangerous parking.

This includes yellow lines at junctions, loading restrictions and obstruction of dropped kerbs.

A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “Civil Enforcement Officers will be following all guidance on social distancing and will be using vehicles rather than foot patrols to travel around the borough.

“These officers are providing a vital and much needed service to ensure our borough’s incredible emergency services and NHS staff are able to freely move throughout Sefton without obstruction.

“We know the vast majority of our residents will appreciate that this is an important service and that our operatives are simply doing their job.

“However we will not tolerate any abuse, either verbal, written or physical, towards officers who are simply carrying out their day to day duties. Moreover, we would not expect significant numbers using these car parks as the vast majority of our residents should be staying at home, in alignment with the national guidance”

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Posted by on March 28, 2020 in Uncategorized


Electric/Gas pre payment meters

For those on prepayment meters with the companies below you dont need to worry or stress about gas / electricity if you dont have money to top up or are self isolating..

Phone the relevant company if you have a prepay meter; tell them you’re self isolating and they will send you out 2 weeks worth of gas / electricity or if you have a smart meter they will top you up.

BRITISH GAS 0333 202 9802

EDF 0333 200 5100

EON 0345 052 000

N POWER 0800 073 3000

SCOTTISH POWER 0800 027 0072

SSE 0345 026 2658

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Posted by on March 27, 2020 in Uncategorized


Merseyrail lift 9:30 concession restriction.


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Posted by on March 21, 2020 in Uncategorized


Food Banks

We have heard that food-banks are running short of supplies. The ward has donated £1,000 as  have most other wards.

Please help out if you possibly can. supply donations  can be left at most supermarket’s.

Please be sensible shopping, there is absolutely no need to hoard or stockpile goods. That makes life impossible for the less well off and Vulnerable.

Volunteer groups have set up across the borough to offer assistance for the vulnerable and anyone self isolating. If you would like to volunteer then please ring me on 07472 253553



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Posted by on February 2, 2020 in Uncategorized


Scouse not English – Barry Edwards

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Posted by on December 15, 2019 in Uncategorized


Victoria Ward GE 2019 Results

These are approximate results based on the Election Agent reports from the count.

Party    votes          %            change(May 19)

LAB      5,500    –   (72%)   –    (+24%)

CON      1,100    –   (15%)   –    (+5%)

BREX       300     –   (5%)     –    ( – )

LDEM      420    –    (5%)     –    (-24%)

GREEN    280    –    (3%)      –    (-9%)

Peter Dowd was eventually elected as MP for the Bootle Constituency on a 65.9% turnout in the constituency with 79.55% (39,066) of the votes cast(49,174)


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Bootle constituency General Election results: 

Labour, Peter Dowd: 39,066

Conservatives, Tarsilo Onuluk: 4,510

Brexit Party, Kim Sherrie Knight: 2,610

Liberal Democrats, Rebecca Hanson: 1,822

Green Party, Mike Carter: 1,166

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Sefton Central General Election results: 

Labour, Bill Esterson: 29,254

Conservatives, Wazz Mughal: 14,132

Liberal Democrats, Keith Cawdron: 3,886

Brexit Party, Paul Lomas: 2,425

Green Party, Alison Gibbon: 1,261

Liberal Party, Angela Preston: 285

Renew, Carla Burns: 137

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Posted by on December 13, 2019 in Uncategorized


Jeremy Corbyn the Manifesto in 60 seconds

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Posted by on November 21, 2019 in Uncategorized


Labour Party Manifesto 2019


Manifesto 2019


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Posted by on November 21, 2019 in Uncategorized


Crosby Village news 19th November

Tuscan LTD are fitting out the former HSBC DC/2019/01162 | Retail and external window alterations.

The British Legion are moving into the former Maude Smith Card shop

LIDL and KFC have both expressed an interest in developing in Crosby

St Modwens have now completed the sale of their Crosby properties. The new owner Identity is considered commercially sensitive so is not being revealed at present.

Argos opens a Crosby Store on Wednesday 20th November, in the former Dentists opposite the main entrance to Sainsburys.

The sale is complete of the former Freshfield rescue centre charity shop on Liverpool road. No planning applications received at present.

Gambacino’s on Coronation road were successful in their licence application and planning appeal APPEAL DECISION DOCUMENT 


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Posted by on November 19, 2019 in Uncategorized