Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)

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Cancer fundraisers bring summer sparkle to Southport

A group of Southport fundraisers have held a summer event to raise more than £1,500 for local charity North West Cancer Research. More than 100 guests gathered on 5 July at the annual Summer Sparkle organised by the charity’s Southport-based…

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New road safety strategy for the Liverpool City Region given the green light

The Liverpool City Region’s Road Safety Strategy 2017-2020 was approved at today’s Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting.  This three year strategy aims to reduce the number of those killed and seriously injured on Merseyside’s roads. The plan outlines the…

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Sefton’s Hole In One – amazing golf-themed art structure at The Atkinson, Southport

An amazing golf-themed art structure will dominate the Southport skyline ahead of the 146th Open Golf Championship.  With the Championship soon to tee off, Sefton Council has come up with a fitting way to engage with the local community and…

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Voluntary sector will play leading role in Cheshire and Merseyside STP

VSNW convened a roundtable last week with the head of the Sustainability and Transformation Plan, Louise Shepherd, and VCSE sector representatives from across the region. The STP is the strategic plan for health and social care across the whole of Merseyside, Cheshire…

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Sefton to Love Parks for national celebration this week (14th-23rd July)

Sefton Council is asking local residents join the rest of the UK and be part of 100 million visits to UK parks during Love Parks Week. Love Parks Week takes place 14-23 July and is now in its eleventh year. It…

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Mayor of Sefton welcomes Mila and her Mum to Bootle Town Hall after accident

The Mayor of Sefton welcomed Mila and her mum Kirsty to Bootle Town Hall after their accident on Balliol road Bootle, last month. Four year old Mila had serious head injuries as a result of the collision and was taken…

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‘Is it worth it?’ – anti-scrambler project

Merseyside Police and Police Commissioner are delighted to be working with Amelix Youth Projects in their Merseyside school tour ‘Is It Worth It?’, which will aim to raise awareness about the dangers of off-road motorbikes. The tour is visiting schools…

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Young carers successful in new libraries pilot

Young carers from Southport recently took part in a unique pilot to help them meet challenges they face in their everyday lives. The initiative from Sefton Council’s library service and Sefton Carers Centre, will enable young carers with a love…

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Personal budgets to become dementia friendly as Sefton MBC sign charter

Sefton Council has pledged to sign up to the Dementia Friendly Personal Budgets Charter to help give people with dementia greater choice and control over their care and support. The Care Act gives everyone who is receiving support from social…

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New Combined Authority website packed with the latest City Region news

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest investments, news and proposals for the Liverpool City Region on a new website launched last week. The website – www.liverpoolcityregion-ca.gov.uk – contains everything you need to know about the work the Liverpool City Region…

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Free golf lessons for children as part of the ‘Summer of Golf’

Free golf lessons are available for children at the Summer of Golf interactive village in Southport town centre. The village, in the Town Hall Gardens outside The Atkinson, has been set up by Sefton Council and Southport BID for visitors…

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Have your say about the review of Sefton health policies

People in Sefton are being asked for their views about a range of local health policies that are being updated to reflect the latest medical evidence. The two NHS bodies responsible for the shaping and buying of health services in…

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‘Responding to Universal Credit in Sefton’ Stakeholder Event at Linacre Mission (1.30pm-5pm, Monday 24th July 2017)

Sefton CVS, Sefotn Council, One Vision Housing and Job Centre Plus invite you to next week’s ‘Responding to Universal Credit in Sefton’ Stakeholder Event at Linacre Methodist Mission, 1.30pm-5pm.  ‘Responding to Universal Credit in Sefton’ Stakeholder Event Monday 24th July…

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Job Vacancy: Supported Internships Job Coach, Sefton – Imagine Independence (37.5 Hours per week – Full/part time) (Closing 12pm, 4th August 2017)

Job Title:                  Supported Internships Job Coach, Sefton Grade:                       £18,024.00 Pro-rata Duration:                 September 2017 – June 2018 (TBC) Hours:          …

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New funding available from People’s Health Trust for local groups in Merseyside

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in St…

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New funding available from People’s Health Trust for local groups in Merseyside

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in St…

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Sefton CVS Safeguarding Children Training (Tuesday 18th July, 5pm-9pm) LIMITED PLACES

Sefton CVS are pleased to announce a one-off Safeguarding Children training session which is to be held NEXT WEEK on Tuesday 18th July 2017, 5pm-9pm. Places are strictly limited and are available on a first come, first served basis, and…

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Star Centre – Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The Star Centre will be offering a Young person’s drop in: Every weekday 3.30 to 7.30pm & Saturdays 1 – 4pm Call in for informal & friendly advice, support & information on subjects such as low mood, relationship concerns, worry, stress…

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Become a breastfeeding Ambassador with Breastfeeding Support Sefton

 

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Sefton parks and green spaces receive the Green Flag Award

Parks, cemeteries and green spaces in Sefton have received the prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of a quality park or green space.The award recognises and rewards the best parks and green spaces across the country. A Green Flag…

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Bootle Schools Come Together to Celebrate Local History

A digital map of Bootle’s captivating history has been developed by pupils of Bootle schools. Each of the schools focused on a specific aspect of local history and found out about the history of their schools and their connections with…

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Donation from Jamie Carragher’s 23 Foundation to help boost Rice Lane Primary School’s facilities

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was on hand to deliver a donation to a local primary school to help them transform a waste land into an outdoor learning facility. The former Reds star, from Bootle, delivered a £798 cheque to Rice…

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Budding biologists from Southport’s KGV hailed in prestigious competition

Budding biologists from Southport’s King George V College have been awarded prizes in a prestigious biology competition. A handful of talented Biology A level students from KGV took part in the event, organised by Edge Hill University. The ‘Biology Olympiad’…

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Sensory garden launches on Southport promenade

A sensory garden to help educate youngsters about nature, has opened in the town. The garden has been created within the community area of King’s Gardens on the Promenade thanks to the hard work of local volunteers. The Friends of…

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Families make their own Summer stories in Sefton libraries

Young visitors to Sefton’s libraries will be making their own stories during the school holidays as they enjoy a rich programme of fun learning opportunities.  All libraries will continue to host craft days, StoryTime and RhymeTime sessions throughout the summer…

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‘Bijou’ Community Cinema Approved for Southport town centre

Sefton Council has granted Planning Permission for a change of use of the former Latin Lounge restaurant in Southport to an independent cinema and cafe. The building, located on Post Office Avenue, is adjacent to the Sainsbury’s superstore in Southport…

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All Liverpool City Region travellers advised to plan ahead of rail strikes

All travellers in the Liverpool City Region are being urged to plan their journeys and check before they travel ahead of strike action on both the Merseyrail network on and Northern services in early July. Merseyrail services are affected on…

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Share your Views about Caring for the Formby Coast at Open Day (17th July, 9.30am-7pm)

The National Trust at Formby is inviting local people to share their thoughts about caring for the coast at an Open Day on Monday 17 July 2017 from 9.30am to 7pm. The Trust is encouraging people to share their views…

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Royal Birkdale Open Golf Championship Ambassadors Take To The Streets

Visitors to the Open Golf Championship at Royal Birkdale will be greeted in Southport by specially appointed ambassadors. Three new full time ambassadors will take to the streets in the resort in time for the prestigious golf championship providing a…

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Summer fun for Sefton’s Children & Young People

– Summer of Golf – School holidays will not yet be in full swing as The Summer of Golf takes over Southport during the week of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Families can enjoy a huge range of golf themed activities, from…

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