The Great Get Together in Sefton! (22nd June)

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

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Central Sefton at the Feelgood Factory

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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  –

If you are inspired to hold your own Get Together further information of how to get involved throughout the weekend is available at –



Law Commission Consultation Event: Reform to the Law of Wills – Southport Community Centre Friday 13th October 2017

The Law Commission has recently published a consultation paper, Making a Will. The law of wills affects us all and the Commission is keen to hear views from across society – including members of the public and civic groups.

The central issues considered in the consultation paper are:
+ The capacity to make a will
+ The rules about witnessing and signing wills
+ Protecting vulnerable people who make wills
+ Electronic wills

When: Friday 13 October 2017 from 3.30pm to 5pm.
Where: Norwood Room, Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6HQ (see: )


Professor Nicholas Hopkins, the Family, Property and Trust Law Commissioner and Spencer Clarke, the lawyer leading the wills project, will give a presentation, following which there will be the opportunity for attendees to contribute their own experiences and views on the issues raised by the consultation paper.

If you wish to attend, please respond no later than Friday 6 October 2017 to Damien Bruneau at:

Email: OR
Telephone: 020 3334 3969 (from Monday 21 August 2017).

For more information Click Here

Southport Residents Invited to Have Their Say On Community Centre Mural Project

Southport residents are being invited to have their say on the progress of a project to give a well-known local community building an artistic new look.

Sefton CVS is holding a further consultation event on its plans to create a giant mural at its Southport Community Centre hub on Norwood Road at 5pm on Thursday 17th November.

CVS has submitted an application to the National Lottery’s Celebrate fund to pay for

the mural on the entrance wall of the building, and commissioned celebrated Southport street artists Neil Morris and Keith Lack to create the design on the basis of residents’ ideas.

Following an initial consultation event in August the artists have produced some visuals in line with local people’s suggestions, and these will be discussed at this week’s event at which other mural ideas will also be developed.

Eventually all the visuals will be submitted to the Parish Church Council of St Simons & St Judes, the custodians of the building, who will select a shortlist. Members of the public will then be able to vote and choose their favourite.

Southport Community Centre Manager, Philip Blocksidge, commented: “The aim of this project is to give our building its own individual identity and some real visual impact, and we wanted local people to play a big part in the creative process.

“Thanks to their input and imagination, we’ve already got some great ideas for the design, and no doubt even more good suggestions will come out of this week’s meeting.

“Then it will be a case of selecting the winning idea and progressing to the really exciting part of the project, which will be seeing our building transformed,” added Mr Blocksidge.

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For more details about the consultation ring Southport Community Centre on 01704 517 810. Anyone unable to attend can call into the centre at any time during office hours to see the mural ideas and complete a feedback form.

Southport Community Centre is located on Norwood Road, close to the junction with Sussex Road and Peel Street.

Vote for Southport Community Centre’s Garden with Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative!

Brighter Living Partnership (BLP) has been successfully shortlisted to receive funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.  Visit your local store to vote for the Garden at Southport Community Centre.

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Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England
and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of
£12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags.

The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the
£12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards

For more information please visit