The Coronavirus pandemic has completely transformed life as we knew it and has had a major impact on every citizen of our area. One of the groups most impacted by the effects of the virus is young people. Steve Rotheram invites the young people of the Liverpool City Region to take part in a live conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on your lives.
Sefton Council in partnership with Sefton CVS would like to invite you to attend to one of three Partnership Development Days taking place next month across the borough.
The sessions will be held at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (2nd March), Bootle Town Hall (10th March) and The Atkinson in Southport (30th March) and will be an opportunity for local voluntary, community and faith (VCF) sector groups and organisations to work together with Sefton Council’s Locality Teams in identifying community assets in the three locality areas across Sefton.
PLEASE NOTE: Each event is limited to 100 places which are available on a first come first served basis. Please use the links provided below to book your place at one of the events.
Please click here to view the agenda for the sessions (same format for each of the three events)
If your group/organisation works in a particular part of Sefton, then please book your place at the session in your area. If you’re not sure what area your organisation falls under, please click here to view the boundaries map for each of the three locality areas.
Central Sefton Locality Partnership Development Day
Monday 2nd March 2020 from 12:30 – 16:00
Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (map)
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
If you have any questions about the events or you’re not sure which session your group/organisation should book on to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wednesday 4th March 10am – 12:30pm
Formby PDC [Hall]
225 Park Road , L37 6EW
oung sports fans will be delighted to hear that Active Sefton’s bumper BeActive programme is returning for the February half term.
Featuring a host of thrilling fun days, sports and splash sessions, schoolchildren across Sefton will be able to experience a week of none stop sporting entertainment between Monday February 17 and Friday February 21.
In partnership with Sport England and The National Lottery, Mencap have launched The Round the World Challenge. The Round the World Challenge aims to support people with a learning disability to get out and get active in a way that is flexible, fun and empowering.
Mencap Liverpool & Sefton have secured funding from national Mencap to deliver the Round the World Challenge in Sefton. This exciting initiative involves turning hours of physical activity into a round the world adventure, and participants can pick which route to take and will receive postcards and rewards along the way – such as rock climbing, water sports and horse riding.
The Round The World Challenge will give participants the opportunity to try a variety of different sports they may have never tried before, and provide a further opportunity to get involved in a wide range of community-based activities.
Mencap Liverpool & Sefton Round the World Challenge Launch Event
Thursday 23rd January 2020, 1pm-3pm
Mencap Cottage House, Mariners Road, Liverpool, Merseyside, L23 6SX (map)
Come along and try out new activities including Zumba, Boxing and Table Tennis!
Please callin for mroe information and how to sign up, or alternatively please contact Mencap Liverpool & Sefton on 0151 707 8582 or alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How does the Round the World Challenge work?
The Round the World Challenge is all about turning hours of fun sports and physical activities into a round the world adventure. You can take part in a variety of activities including Zumba, boccia, walking rugby and more traditional sports like football, cycling and tennis.
Then you register the time spent on any type of exercise each week and this is then used to calculate the distance travelled around the world.
You can choose from three different routes:
- UK route: 20 hours of activity
- Europe route: 40 hours of activity
- World route: 100 hours of activity
You’ll receive a postcard from a different location as the number of hours of activity you do takes you further around the world.
Click here for more information about Mencap’s Round the World Challenge
Find mindfulness courses in the Sefton area and book a place now on the next course near you.
Mindfulness course in Southport
Starts Monday 6th January, 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Community Hall, 5 Lord Street West, Southport PR8 2BH
£54.00 / £42.00 | DETAILS & BOOKING
If you want to find out more without committing to a course, check out our classes. Feel free to ask if you have any questions, we’re here to help.
For more information please visit http://mindfulnessmerseyside.co.uk/ or call Paul on 07867 974716
Mindfulness Merseyside is a trading name of Mind Body Matters CIC, a Community Interest Company (No 10163890)
Festive fun is just around the corner as town and village centres across Sefton get ready to switch on their 2019 Christmas lights.
Following the incredibly popular Constellations event in Crosby last week, Sefton will shine yet again with Christmas themed events taking place in numerous locations throughout the borough, with a range of festive fun for all the family.
The events, starting with the Southport BID Christmas Lights Switch On on November 17, are delivered through a number of different ways including partnership between business communities, local residents, voluntary and charity organisations, and Sefton Council.
Funding is secured through the private, voluntary and public sector to encourage people to shop local in the run up to Christmas.
A spokesman for Sefton Council said: “Christmas lights switch-ons always prove to be popular events and are a great opportunity for local people and families to get into the festive spirit.
“We hope plenty of people will come out and support their local traders in the run up to Christmas and shop local, and we are very grateful for the hard work and community spirit which goes into these important events.”
Southport BID Christmas Lights Switch On takes place on Sunday November 17 from 1pm, with Lord Street boulevard and the Atkinson being lit up in a festive glow from 5.30pm.
Other locations include:
Crosby Village – November 22 (6pm)
Thornton – November 22 (6:45pm)
Bootle – November 23 (5pm)
Melling – November 25 (6:45pm)
Kirkstone Park – November 27 (5pm)
Marian Square – November 27 (6pm)
Hightown Village – November 27 (6.30pm)
South Park – November 29 (5pm)
Bowersdale Park – November 30 (5pm)
For more information about festive events and displays throughout the Christmas period, visit http://www.mysefton.co.uk.
Hundreds attended Sefton Local Safeguarding Children Board’s (LSCB) latest ‘Voice of the Child’ event at Bootle Cricket Club.
Around 500 people from agencies across Sefton attended three ‘Learning from Serious Case Reviews’ sessions throughout the day.
Drama Training Company AFTA Thought delivered the sessions using actors, powerfully conveying four case reviews by “bringing the voice of the child into the room”.
Freshfields Animal Rescue is continuing its mammoth 40th birthday celebrations with two charity pub quizzes in April.
As part of the yearlong commemoration of the much loved animal rescue shelter, Freshfields have teamed up with a Southport pub quiz host for a double header of trivia and game nights in April.
Throughout Sefton’s Year of Friendship, Sefton Council is dedicated to reducing loneliness by making residents aware of the many groups and activities on offer throughout the borough.
The Council would like to highlight the Stroke Association’s work to tackle isolation for Sefton residents who are recovering from a stroke.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Cllr Emily Spurrell in partnership with Merseyside Police and the International Slavery Museum are to mark the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade by providing a programme of events to raise awareness of Modern Slavery.
On the 29th March local businesses and partner agencies will have the opportunity to learn about Modern Slavery, how to spot the signs and how to report their concerns.
A bid to improve working conditions for thousands of working people across the Liverpool City Region began today, as Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram launched a consultation on a Fair Employment Charter.
The survey focusses on what people would like to see in a Liverpool City Region Fair Employment Charter that would support employers in delivering improved working conditions as they grow and create jobs.
Join the writers of ‘Scarred for Life’, Stephen Brotherstone & Dave Lawrence on Thursday 21st February as they host a quiz night covering the darker side of pop culture in the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Sefton CVS are running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.
The Orrell Trust is launching a Memory Café later this month to help support people living dementia or memory loss and their carers’.
The group will enable people who are living in similar circumstances to meet on a regular basis to take part in gentle exercise, games, sing-alongs, arts and crafts and memory box workshops.
St Nicholas’ church will be marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 as part of its ongoing heritage programme. From Saturday 3rd November there will be a digital display about local soldiers who gave their lives in the conflict, plus an exhibition of photographs and archive material, live and recorded music of the time and children’s activities. Plus free refreshments – coffee, tea and cake for all visitors.
This is an opportunity to see how the war affected the church and local community. Also to share your own family’s story if you wish to – you are welcome to bring along any photos, letters or other artefacts that you have.
Saturday 3RD November: 10.30am – 12noon & 2pm – 4pm
Sunday 4TH November: 1.30pm – 3pm
Saturday 10TH November: 10.30am – 12noon & 2pm- 4PM
The church is also open for heritage as usual throughout November every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon and the WW1 displays will remain in place until 22nd November.
Sefton CVS are working in partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sefton Council and NHS South Sefton CCG & NHS Southport & Formby CCG to host two upcoming workshops looking at a community-based model of services in Sefton.
These workshops will give you and your organisation the opportunity to both hear in more detail about these ideas but also to shape the way you or your organisation wants to be involved.
The two workshops planned in Sefton are:
Wednesday 3rd October, 9.30am-2pm – Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre (CLAC), Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR (click here for map)
Wednesday 10th October, 9.30am-2pm – Waterside Lodge, Marine Drive, Southport, PR8 1RY (click here for map)
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
To book your place, please complete and return the attached booking form to email@example.com or call 0151 920 0726. Alternatively, please return the booking form to the address below:
Sefton Council For Voluntary Service
3rd Floor, North Wing, Suite 3b, Burlington House,
Crosby Road North,
Please include details of any dietary or accessibility requirements. Bookings are available on a first come first served basis.
The South Sefton Macmillan Community Navigators service have teamed up with Sefton CVS’s Community Connectors project to host a series of Macmillan Coffee Mornings across Sefton this September.
Everyone is welcome to join us, and please see below for details of each event:
Wednesday 19th September, 10am – 12pm
Maghull Town Hall,
Hall Lane, Maghull, L31 7BB
Wednesday 19th September, 10am – 12pm
Strand By Me Shop, Lower Level,
Strand Shopping Centre, L20 4SZ
Friday 21st September, 10am – 1pm
Southport Community Centre,
Norwood Road, Southport, PR8 6HQ
For more information about any of the Coffee Morning events, or to confirm your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sefton CVS on 0151 920 0726 to speak to the Macmillan Community Navigator team.
Unite with us and over 5,000 people who will be taking part in Liverpool Memory Walk this year. On Sunday 9 September we welcome thousands of like-minded people to Croxteth Park (Liverpool) for a walk in the park! Choose from a 2km accessible route or a longer 10km route and raise sponsorship before you go! Sign up here. Also we have the Liverpool night walk at Aintree race course on Saturday 29 September – sign up here.
Don’t fancy walking? Why not donate your time and help us on the day as a volunteer? You could be marshalling, handing out medals or helping cheer people along! Register to volunteer here
If you want to gather colleagues, friends or family together and enjoy a day out why not organise your own Memory Walk, your way? Register for an organisers fundraising pack and pick a date that suits you in order to get the ball rolling. If you have any questions about organising your own, from a walking lunch or a challenging hill trek, then don’t hesitate to get in touch! Please visit the website www.memorywalk.org.uk for our FAQs, contact us on email@example.com, or call 0300 330 5452.
On Saturday 18th August a team of brave volunteers, including the Mayor of Sefton Cllr Dave Robinson will be taking on 150ft free fall drop over the main entrance of the iconic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral in a bid to raise funds for Sefton 4 Good.
Alternatively, click here to view the BT MyDonate page
Our team of volunteers from Sefton Council, Sefton CVS, WEA and other local partner organisations will be taking part in a bid to raise as much money as possible for Sefton 4 Good so we can continue to support local good causes in Sefton, and make Sefton a great place to live and work.
Please show your support for the Sefton 4 Good team and donate online to support the abseil – anything you can give will go towards supporting good causes across Sefton.
Saturday 18th August,
Approx. 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
St James Mount
Please see below for footage of last year’s Sefton 4 Good abseil.
Local theatre group In Another Place are desperately in need of storage space and are appealing to local organisations, businesses and individuals for help!
In Another Place are a registered charity who work in collaboration with community groups and offer large creative art projects. The group also work with smaller specialist groups – including gospel choirs, school groups, puppet theatre and festivals/exhibitions.
The group are urgently looking for new storage space – ideally a space approximately 3,500 sq.ft with large entrances and vehicle access.
Can you help In Another Place? If so, please contact Andrew Thompson-Smith, Construction Manager for In Another Place on 07809 644245 (Mobile) or 0151 924 2018 (landline). Alternatively please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about In Another Place, please visit www.inanotherplace.com or watch the short introductory video below:
The Friends of Bowersdale Park in Seaforth are organising a Family Fun Day on Thursday 2nd August 2018, 12noon – 3pm at Bowersdale Park in Seaforth.
Please see below for the event flyer.
Bootle Music Festival will celebrate original art through live music, visual artists and craftsmen as well as good food and real ale at realistic prices.
A Wellbeing Zone will include yoga, mindfulness, woodland crafts & much more with representatives from the local community giving advice and information on local health & environmental issues.
Organisers SAFE Regeneration are a not for profit organisation and all proceeds from this event will be re-invested back into community projects
Order your tickets now for the discounted online rate of just £10 per person for entry to the festival on both Saturday and Sunday!
Day Tickets are also available from the Lock & Quay, 2 Irlam Road, Bootle L20 4AH Daily from 12pm – 10pm for £6 per person per day.
Tickets are also available on the gate for £6 per person per day.
Under 10s are FREE!
Gates open at 1pm
The Fifth Annual North of England Inequalities Conference will be held in Liverpool on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 November 2018.
What can devolution mean for the health and wellbeing of people and places across the North? This conference aims to bring together individuals from across the region to discuss, share and learn how we can all live long and prosper, closing the health gap between and within our communities.
Hear from elected mayors, voluntary sector organisations, local enterprise partnerships, transport specialists, World Health Organization leads on healthy cities, NHS organisations, public health experts and leading academics. Speakers include Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England and Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead, WH Duncan Chair of Public Health at the University of Liverpool.
Aims and objectives of the conference are to:
• bring individuals across the North together to discuss, share and learn how we can all live long and prosper, closing the health gap between and within our communities
• provide a multi-disciplinary platform for presentations and discussions on key themes relating to devolution, health, wellbeing and growth
• showcase examples of good practice across the region in keeping with themes and recommendations outlined in the Due North report
• build engagement with professionals from all sectors in action to tackle the determinants of health
Who should attend:
Those working to address economic development, inclusive growth, addressing health inequalities, and poverty reduction, those involved in promoting healthy development in early childhood and working in community development and engagement.
This will be of particular interest to leaders and chief executives of local authorities, portfolio holders for regeneration and economic growth, portfolio holders for health and wellbeing portfolio holders, directors of regeneration and economic growth, members of health and wellbeing boards, members of local enterprise partnerships, representatives of housing organisations, voluntary and community sector organisations, clinical commissioning groups and commissioners of NHS services, public health professionals and academics working in the field of public health, inclusive growth and community engagement.
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed in 2016. The weekend aims to bring communities together and celebrate all that unites us through a weekend of neighbourhood celebrations across the country from the 22nd – 24th June. It’s promising build on the success of last year with to be the biggest community celebrations this year!
In the words of The Great Get Together themselves; “We’re inviting people to get together with their neighbours to share food and celebrate all that we hold in common. It could be a street party or a shared barbecue, a picnic or a bake off. What matters is that we have fun and bring communities closer together.”
What’s on in Sefton
If you would like to get involved there are several events happening on the 22nd throughout the borough.
North Sefton at Southport Community Centre
For more information about Southport Community Centre – southportcommunitycentre.org.uk
Central Sefton at the Feelgood Factory
For more information about about the Feelgood Factory – www.feelgoodfactory.org.uk
South Sefton at Strand By Me Shop
Will be holding a Get Together at their shop in the Strand Shopping Centre from mid-morning until the afternoon. Volunteers from the Strand will be leading the event, however members of the public are welcome to drop in throughout the day.
For more information about Strand By Me – seftoncvs.org.uk/projects/strandbyme/
If you are inspired to hold your own Get Together further information of how to get involved throughout the weekend is available at – www.greatgettogether.org
Join Sefton’s Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) network Embrace at the next monthly social evening in Bootle on Thursday 31st May 2018.
The evening takes place at Kindfulness Coffee Club on Knowsley Road in Bootle from 7pm until 8.30pm, and will be an opportunity for local residents to find out more about the Embrace network, meet new people, and access support and advice related to LGBT issues.
Friends of Moorside Park have a weekly Run Club which meets every Tuesday at 6:15 (for a 6:30 start) in the pavilion (during the winter months) and from the outdoor gym equipment (in the summer).
The Run Club has 4 groups/distances to choose from – just turn up and go at your own pace with some like-minded friendly people.
There are no weekly fees, all that is required is that you are a member of the Friends of Moorside Park group.
The group isn’t just about running from point A to point B and covering certain distances. It’s about encouraging everyone to pop their running shoes on and just getting out and enjoying Crosby whilst working on health and well-being.
For more information, please click here
Sefton Council, in partnership with the Volunteer Centre Sefton and Sefton CVS, is dedicating 2018 as the Year of the Volunteer!
Following on from the huge success of the Year of the Coast, the tireless work of Sefton’s thousands of volunteers, who give an astonishing 116,000 hours of their time each week, will be celebrated in a yearlong campaign to raise awareness of how much volunteers do for the borough.
SWACA’s popular annual quiz is just weeks away, so pick your team, buy your tickets and join us for a fun filled night!!
SWACA Quiz Night
February 16th 2018
Quiz starts at 7.30 pm, doors open 7 pm
Tickets – £5 per person
Venue: The Marine Football Club
To buy tickets, please contact Neil Frackelton at email@example.com or call 0151 922 8606 ext. 103.