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This page last updated on 05 December 2020

Bill Esterson MP hails Biden victory as good for the planet in meeting with Sefton activists

SEFTON Central MP Bill Esterson told climate campaigners of his commitment to reduce his own carbon footprint and his delight at the success of Joe Biden in the recent US election. Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson told the Sefton Climate Action group in a Zoom call that following the election of Mr Biden he hoped the US would now re-commit to the Paris Agreement, which pledged to keep global temperatures within 2C of pre-industrial levels. He also told the group he welcomed the recent announcement of the ban on the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2030, and that his next car would be electric.

Mr Esterson met with members of the newly formed Sefton Climate Action Network. Members of the North Sefton Deanery also joined the call. There were 27 attendees. Mr Esterson told the group that he was proud that Labour lead on climate change with the Climate Change Act back in 2008, which placed the Government under a legal duty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and by 26% by 2020.

Mr Esterson said he continued to oppose fracking, supported a tidal barrage project in the Mersey and supported the switch to green public transport. The last Labour manifesto made several commitments on climate change, including:- a Green Industrial Revolution to tackle the climate emergency by shifting to renewable energy, investing in rail and electric cars, and making housing energy efficient. Mr Esterson said the Government was not doing enough to reduce its emissions as it was still missing its targets and was not counting the emissions produced overseas.

Mr Esterson said following the event:- "It was great to meet the Sefton Climate Action group and hear their concerns, which I share. Grassroots organisations such as this can really drive change. I told the group how disappointed I was to see the UK still missing its emissions targets, and not recognising that the emissions released abroad in order to produce goods and services for our market, should be reduced also. I'd like to see less investment by UK companies in fossil fuels, and how I hoped that following the election of Joe Biden that the US would recommit to the Paris Agreement. Climate change must be addressed at a global as well as a local level."

Sefton Climate Action are a community action group supported by Friends of the Earth who are passionate about spreading the message of the importance of environmental awareness and engagement at a grass roots community level. The North Sefton CofE Deanery is hoping to lead the way in the Liverpool Diocese's ambitious plan of becoming an:- 'Eco Diocese' through increased engagement, teaching and activism.

James O'Keeffe from Sefton Climate Action said:- "Sefton Climate Action welcomed the opportunity to meet with Bill Esterson MP and discuss the urgent action that needs to be taken by both politicians and communities to tackle the climate emergency and reduce Sefton's carbon emissions. Bill recognised that we urgently need to reduce emissions from transport, including shipping. Sefton Climate Action remains concerned about Port of Liverpool expansion plans and would welcome further discussion on how this can be compatible with the City Region's ambition to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Bill is right to call for a non-road alternative to the controversial A5036 Port of Liverpool Access scheme, which would destroy Rimrose Valley. We now need to see action from central government and the city region to back and fund alternative solutions. We were pleased that Bill agreed to write to shadow Ministers within his own party in support of their commitment to analyse every policy in terms of its impact on the climate."

Chris Williams from North Sefton Deanery said:- "As part of our Christian Mission, we recognise how important it is to join together as a community to engage with one another about environmental stewardship. Joining Sefton Climate Action in this meeting with Mr Esterson was a great opportunity for us to do this and for our message to be heard. We are very grateful to Bill and Sefton Climate Action for organising this and facilitating a promising conversation about how we can all do our part. As the North Sefton Deanery, we are hoping to achieve the Eco-Church Gold Award across all of our churches, bettering the environment in which our families and friends live as well as their wellbeing and sense of community with each other in the process. We are proud to lead in this as part of Bishop Paul's goal for the Liverpool Diocese to become an:- 'Eco Diocese.'"

Appeal following aggravated burglary in Crosby

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary, within the Manor Road area of Crosby, around 5.30pm, on Wednesday, 2 December 2020. We are told that 4 males, wearing masks, entered the home of a woman in her 60's. They gained entry by ringing the doorbell claiming to be delivering a parcel and ran in when she opened the door, knocking her over. The men then threatened her with a knife and a hockey stick. 1 of the males is described as a white man, skinny and tall with dark coloured eyes. He was wearing a black face mask, black boots, a beanie hat, beige tracksuit top bottoms and gloves. A 2nd man was described as having curly hair and wearing a full green, pink and black face mask. The men took 2 safes from the property containing a quantity of jewellery, 1 which weighed 40 to 50kgs. They are believed to have left the scene in a VW Golf. The woman was left with injuries to her leg following her ordeal and is extremely shaken.

Detective Sergeant Darren Hankin said:- "This was an invasive crime that pervades people's homes and personal space, and can have a significant impact on victims. To target a woman in her own home, the place she should feel safest, is disgraceful and enquiries are underway to identify the men involved. We are appealing for anyone who was in the Manor Road area of Crosby on Wednesday evening who saw anyone or anything suspicious to contact us. Similarly it is vital that we find anyone who was driving or walking in the area who may have captured something, either on their mobile phone, or dash cam to get in touch. Through Operation Castle Merseyside Police is committed to finding the people responsible for committing crimes such as this and would urge anyone with information to come forward. We would also advise the public to make sure they are taking the relevant precautions to stop burglars, particularly in the run up to Christmas, including:-

 Do not open your door if you are unsure who the caller is.

 Always make sure you know who visitors are by asking to see their identification.

 Never let people into your property if you don't know them.

 Remember to close and lock the back door before you answer the front door.

 It's a good idea to have a viewer or spy hole and a stout chain fitted to all the external doors to the property.

 Don't keep large quantities of cash at home. It's better in the bank where it's safe.

 Always keep the key chain on the door whilst talking to callers and always check their ID before letting them into your home. Genuine callers won't mind you doing this. If callers haven't got valid identification, don't let them in Bogus callers often pretend to be someone official, for example, from a utility company or the water board. They will also try to distract people by asking for a drink of water or if they can use the toilet. Remember:- 'if in doubt, keep them out'

If someone asks for your help (for example, if they want to make a telephone call or claim to have lost a ball in your garden) always ask a friend or neighbour, or someone else you trust, for help.”

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Merseyside Police on:- 101, quoting reference:- '20000733293' or calling Crimestoppers, anonymously on:- 0800555111.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 17,272 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,723,242 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
397, within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 61,014, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 69,752.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
14,556. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,274 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,444.

In England, there are a total of:- 1,464,803 confirmed cases. North West - total of:-
313,501 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

National UK Lockdown


 Liverpool City Region

Liverpool, 24,383 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,788 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,915 confirmed cases. 25
Sefton, 10,670 confirmed cases..


St. Helens, 7,802 confirmed case.


Wirral, 10,135 confirmed cases.


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The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 9,928 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 5,353 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 15,460 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 10,060 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 9,296 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 9,222 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 48,956 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 31,772 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 15,066 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 7,383 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 12,975 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 13,616 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 10,774 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 10,624 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 8,844 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 8,388 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 16,976 confirmed cases.



Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

The latest R number is estimated at:- 0.8 to 1 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- -3% to -1% as of 4 December 2020..

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