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Southport's Lord Street is sparkling again!

SOUTHPORT'S new 300,000 individual LED bulbs are now illuminating the mile long length of the Victorian Boulevard, on Southport's Lord Street. The scheme led by Southport BID has used 20 miles of electrical cables to illuminate the 80 trees. These lights replace the outdated lights and were the start of a project to restore the Town's fortunes. Now the historic road is sparkling again, it is hoped that they will help attract people back into the seaside resort once the Covid19 National UK Lockdown eases over the next few months. Southport has also been allocated ₤38.5 million of funding under the new UK Government's Town Deal. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has also praised the project that was installed by Southport lighting company Illumidex UK Ltd. For more information about this and other developments taking place in Southport, please visit the Southport Business Improvement District (BID) website.

New Lines to help maximize parking capacity at Formby Point's Car Park

FORMBY is 1 of the fastest changing coastlines that National Trust and that has lead to a huge challenge in providing car parking space for visitors. Sadly, Formby with just 270 spaces at Lifeboat Road and 300 at Victoria Road and with such limited car parking available, many local residents are increasingly worried about the parking problems returning once Lockdown ends. Up to now, the car park on Lifeboat Road has never had car parking spaces marked out, but it is hoped that the new markings will help to increase capacity. What are your thoughts on this issue? Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com and let us know.

Work to build a new driving range at Sefton Council's Bootle Golf Course is underway

AFTER a detailed tendering service, Sefton Council has appointed Davies Building and Maintenance as the main contractor to build the new, ₤240,000, 10 bay driving range facility. Work on site starts this week with separate contractors supporting the installation of new fencing and outfield improvements to the site. Designed to enhance the Council's popular Bootle Golf Course, the new driving range will include practice facilities and a dedicated coaching bay. Floodlighting will mean golfers can take advantage of evenings to practise their swing and technique during the winter months when it's too dark to play on course.

Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:- "As well as enhancing the already-popular Bootle Golf Course, this new driving range will help to make golf more accessible and attract new players, and enable existing golfers to improve their game. When we consulted them, local residents and golfers highlighted the importance of new practice facilities and investment in course infrastructure. No matter what the weather or time of year, these new facilities mean existing golfers can practice their game and people who have not played before can give the sport a try."

The new driving range is due to open later in 2021. Sefton Council's Bootle and Southport golf course will re-open in the week beginning Monday, 29 March 2021, in line with the Government's roadmap to easing restrictions. You can find out more on Sefton Council's Bootle and Southport Links courses website page at:- Sefton.Gov.UK/Golf.


Huge increase in fly tipping within Sefton

THE UK's Lockdown has seen a massive increase in litter and fly tipping that is harming the countryside and putting nature at risk. It is also putting our health at risk and costing farmers and other land owners lots of cash to clean it up.

To report a problem with fly tipping within Sefton please visit:- Sefton.Gov.UK for more information. If you have spotted any, please also let our newsroom know via emailing:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com.

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