General Election Called

A general Election has been called for 12th December. Contact me on 07472 253553 for a Vote labour Posterscreenshot_1681042.1063.large_

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Posted by on October 29, 2019 in Uncategorized



gambinosThe owners of Gambacino’s on Coronation Road, have appealed their planning refusal. They have last week withdrawn their Licence application due to be heard last Thursday, for an unknown reason. (UPDATE 19th November) Planning appeal granted by HM inspectorate and alcohol licence granted.   Awaiting completion and sign off of planning condition.)


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Posted by on September 24, 2019 in Uncategorized


wildflower meadow

In April Rimrose Valley Friends leader Linda Gaskell came up with the idea for a wildlife meadow in the Valley. She organised fundraising from the public  and corporate donors. The funding was complete within weeks and the wildflower was sowed on the former running track in May has thrived with all the rain and warm weather. Latest photos added 29/7/19. Full bloom mid August. Millions of poppy’s and corn marigolds and hundreds of Sunflower  yet to flower. So far there are Cornflower, Camomile, a few poppies and corn marigold.


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Posted by on July 10, 2019 in Uncategorized


Crosby Events Centre

The new tenants of the former St Mary’s Club are working on fitting out the huge space. George Tudor Williams posted this on Facebook showing the latest progress. CEC Build 1

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Posted by on April 20, 2019 in Uncategorized


Broken Street Lights


There were three streetlights on the Northern Road ( 6,7 and 8) with intermittent faults,

I am assured that they will be fixed this week. W/C Mon 8th April 2019

I also asked for the IT team to take a look at the council’s streetlight reporting web-page. It is fine but, I think too much information is being required.

If you have more than one streetlight report then you have to enter phone, email, address for each report. Email & Phone should be sufficient or an option to report multiple lights.

The reporting page is here 



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Posted by on April 7, 2019 in Uncategorized


Section 21 Evictions

5023Some residents have contacted us about the grossly unfair libdem coalition legislation that allows blameless evictions from private Lets.  It was part of the Localism act 2012/4 set up by the Tory and Libdem coalition to allow landlords to evict their tenants,  The Labour group in Sefton Council will put this motion forward at the next Full Council Meeting:-

This council believes strongly that a secure home is at the heart of all of our lives. It gives security, enables aspiration and gives children a stable home in which to grow up.
This council believes that residents living in the private rented sector should have the security to build their lives and futures, and to become an active part of their community, just as residents in other housing tenures should expect. We note that nationally, the largest single reason for homelessness is eviction from the private rented sector.
We therefore call on the Government to: abolish ‘section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 which allows eviction without the landlord having to establish fault on the part of a tenant. Removing this unfair clause would help to make renting more secure, improve standards, increase tenant confidence and ultimately contribute towards making renting a viable long- term alternative to home ownership or social rent for the millions who currently cannot access either.
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Posted by on March 23, 2019 in Uncategorized


Bids for Funding for Crosby Village

Sefton launches major bid for Future High Street funding

Sefton Council is bidding for a slice of the £675m Future High Street Fund with bids planned for both Southport and Crosby.The Future High Street Fund was announced in last November’s budget and aims to support and fund local areas’ plans to make their high streets and town centres fit for the future.IMG-0700

In this first round, Sefton will include bids for both Crosby village and Southport town centre and builds upon the Council’s ambitions for its town centres encapsulated within its agreed regeneration frameworks and 2030 Vision.

The Future High Street Fund aims to help Councils, their communities and the private sector work in partnership to develop and sustain town centres to enhance their vitality and viability.  The fund also includes the opportunity to bid for part of a £55m Heritage High Street Fund.


Cllr Marion Atkinson, Sefton Council’s Labour Cabinet Member for Skills and Regeneration, said: “Building on Sefton’s ambitions for its town centres, we are aiming to submit two bids to the Future High Street Fund for both Southport town centre and Crosby Village to help sustain them for the future. The bids will also support Sefton’s and the City Region’s ambitions for future growth.

“For Southport this will build upon Sefton’s success in securing around £10m of Heritage Lottery and Coastal Communities Funding for King’s Gardens, Southport Pier and the recently announced Townscape Heritage Scheme.

“For Crosby this will build on the significant private sector funding by St Modwen into the village centre. If successful, Sefton Council will continue to work in an inclusive way with private sector and community sector partners.”

Formal stage 1 bids for both projects will be made in the coming months with further details issued in due course.


Posted by on February 25, 2019 in Uncategorized