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This page last updated on 9 November 2020
Southport's designs for safer streets
LOCAL people, Schools and
businesses will be actively involved in re-designing the neighbourhood around
Southport's Shakespeare Street, as part of efforts to make the area safer and
healthier for people to walk, cycle or use a wheelchair for local shops and
The charity Sustrans launched a digital ‘Hub'
for Southport Liveable Neighbourhood this week with Sefton Council to
gather views from the local community. This will shape the street designs from
The project aims to create a:- ‘Liveable Neighbourhood,' where it
is possible, and enjoyable, to make short trips without the use of a car. The
area spans from Lord Street in the West to Cemetery Road in the East and links
to the wider walking and cycling network.
School children from eight Schools in the area will survey their own streets and
contribute ideas through activities and workshops. The community will also have
a chance to comment via online workshops and surveys through the post or on the
phone. Sustrans' urban designers will use these ideas to develop a new look
street design. There will be further chance for people to comment before a trial
of the new designs.
Rosslyn Colderley from Sustrans said:- "If you live or work locally please
do take the time to give your views on how you would like to improve your area.
Our designers work with local Schools, businesses and residents to find out what
issues matter to them on their streets. We then create designs to reflect what
people want. Liveable neighbourhoods are fast developing across the UK to help
create healthier and happier places for people to live and work in. Southport
already has a long history of creating a good environment for walking and
cycling. This is a great opportunity to continue this work and create safer
streets where more people feel confident to walk or cycle their regular
The area has been selected as it includes residential streets within a 6 minute
walk or less to shops and services such as those on Shakespeare Street, as well
as Schools and public transport links. Analysis of road safety data shows that
the area suffers from a disproportionately high number of road traffic incidents
resulting in injury or death.
Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Locality Services,
said:- "The Liveable Neighbourhoods Project is a completely community led
and inspired endeavour to help make our borough clean, green and beautiful in
order to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents. We are working
closely with Sustrans to ensure that we are consulting all of the community
where the Liveable Neighbourhoods scheme would be, from Schoolchildren to
business owners. The idea behind the Liveable Neighbourhoods project to is to
encourage our communities to make short trips without the use of a vehicle. I
would encourage everyone to give their feedback on the project so that we can
ensure it is shaped and designed in the most beneficial way to everyone."
Please give your views about streets in Southport Liveable Neighbourhood on:-
people tested so far in Liverpool pilot
SINCE asymptomatic testing went live at 6 Centres, on
Friday, 6 November 2020, 23,170 people have been tested up to 3pm, on
Monday, 9 November 2020, with 154 people (0.7%) testing positive for Covid19.
Liverpool's Director of Public Health Matt Ashton said:- "The aim of this
project is to quickly identify people who have the virus and reduce transmission
substantially. To be the only City to be piloting this ground breaking mass
testing programme is very exciting. We do need to emphasise this is a pilot
scheme so there will be some teething problems, but this is our chance to drive
down transmission rates and return to normal more quickly. I encourage everyone
to get tested as we need to grab this opportunity and play our part for
A further 10 Centres were opened on Saturday and 2 more today, bringing the
number of Liverpool pilot Testing Centres for people without symptoms to 18,
with more to open during the coming days.
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, said:- "This is a strong start to the
pilot with a really encouraging turnout and I'd like to thank everyone who has
participated so far. We're only in the early stages, but these figures
demonstrate that Liverpool is up for the challenge and residents and workers are
prepared to do what they can to help tackle this virus together. With more
Centres opening up in the coming days, we hope to see an increase in the numbers
of people getting tested, and also encourage those who have already gone through
the process to get a repeat test again during the trial. This City has been
given the opportunity to make a real difference in the fight against Covid19 and
I urge everyone to do their bit and get tested."
These Test Centres are running alongside the mobile testing units already
operating in the City for people with Covid19 symptoms.
Learning from the pilot is already improving the customer journey with longer
than expected waiting times on Friday now improved thanks to new measures
online map; that lets people see which
sites are busy.
The Gov.UK booking form at:-
Gov.UK/TestLiverpool , is also being
improved after feedback from the public.
The pilot has already been expanded to include children under 11, as well
offering 11 to 18 year olds the chance to be tested in 12 Secondary Schools and
1 Special School with parental consent.
ON Monday, 9 November 2020, #LetUsDance will be heard
in Parliament debating the continuing plight around the Night Time Economy
sector and the importance of Electronic Music within British culture. We
continue to fight on under the #Letusdance banner to urge the Government to
recognise and value this contemporary music sector as an important part of arts
and culture within the UK, focusing on gaining further support and a clear exit
strategy for the sector.
The #LetUsDance campaign was initiated by the NTIA and AFEM to gain recognition
within the arts to access Culture Recovery Funding for the UK's world leading
Dance Music and Events Sector. During the campaign over 5000 letters were sent
to local MPs urging them to intervene and contact the Secretary of State for
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Chancellor the Exchequer and the
petitions received over 145,000 signatures.
In support of the hearing in Parliament, the NTIA are launching a #DearBoris
virtual protest to let the Government know what people in the industry stand to
lose culturally or economically from the ongoing shutdown of nightlife and
Yousef, Circus Events, Circus Recordings:- "NTIA, Mustard Media and myself
collectively worked on a way to bring a sense of reality and emotion for the
push to the #protectmusicsaveculture campaign by inviting the most important
people at any event - "the customers / dancers / ravers." Now they can have
their say direct to the Government. We hope these real world messages will make
Says Michael Kill, CEO NTIA:- "Our sector has been marginalised and
continues to fight for survival. Recent announcements have given some light, but
we have lost so many businesses, employees and self employed already, we are
still in a very vulnerable state. Electronic Music is a huge part of the Night
Time Economy and events sector and is a vital part of the UK's cultural
tapestry, but needs to be recognised and valued alongside Classic Arts and Live
Music. We are renowned globally for our electronic music scene. Our sector
supports such a huge ecosystem of creative and talented people who are risk of
losing their livelihoods and their jobs, with the future hanging in the balance
as venues are unable to re-open. And not forgetting the human element with
growing pressures within the sector which are starting to impact on the general
wellbeing of individuals and their ability to cope, which is why it is so
important to have an exit strategy and roadmap to re-opening."
Dance music, nightclubs and festival culture are a vital part of the British
heritage as well as generating millions of pounds in revenue for the economy, it
adds to the ever growing nightlife tourism figures boasting 300 million visits a
year across the UK. There are over 1600 nightclubs and thousands of events and
festivals across the UK which play a significant role in supporting the wider
The Night Time economy which generates 66 billion in revenue per annum (6% of
the UK's total). Festivals (across all genres) contribute £1.75bn GVA to the UK
Economy annually and support 85,000 jobs.
CALL TO ACTION:- Monday, 9 November 2020,
from 10am, using:- '#DearBoris #ProtectMusicSaveCulture.'
As we can't all physically be there to support, we are arranging a #DearBoris
virtual protest, on Monday, 9 November 2020, at 10am where we want to flood
social feeds with our stories and tag @BorisJohnson. We need to hear from both
industry professionals and music lovers who stand to lose their livelihoods, or
their future culture.
This is an urgent call for everyone in the nightlife and events ecosystem. We
need you to let the Government know what you stand to lose culturally or
economically from the ongoing shutdown of nightlife and events. The Government
needs to hear our stories. Whether you have been directly affected, or this has
affected your friends / family, favourite venues or events, it's time to speak
On Monday, 9 November 2020:-
1. Head to:-
write your message.
Please note this may take 5 to 10 minutes to come through to the gallery, so
please be patient.
2. Save your digital asset and share it on your socials using #DearBoris
#ProtectMusicSaveCulture on Monday, 9 November 2020.
3. We'll be using all of the stories uploaded with #DearBoris #ProtectMusicSaveCulture
to continue the virtual protest. Details coming soon.
4. Share and spread the word!
Terminal to temporarily close for major refurbishment programme
EXTENSIVE refurbishment works will be starting at
Seacombe Ferry Terminal, in December 2021, as part of a major investment to keep
the services running for many years to come.
The works will see the linkspan bridges, which are over 130 years old and coming
to the end of their operational life, replaced and the landing stage undergo a
major refurbishment, including upgrading the mooring bollards and installing new
powered gangways. The pontoon will be removed from the water to carry out these
This should allow the stage to operate for another 25 years before any major
maintenance intervention is needed.
For the duration of these works, the vessel will not be able to berth and
therefore Seacombe Ferry Terminal will close. We will use this opportunity to
carry out other maintenance requirements in the terminal itself and work with
Eureka Mersey! to prepare for their works planned in and around this site.
Mersey Ferry commuters will still be able to travel cross river as services will
be running between the Pier Head and Woodside, Birkenhead for the duration of
the works. Cross river services will also operate during the day.
Ferry services will be suspended after the final commuter services, on Friday,
18 December 2020. They will resume at Woodside from the 1st commuter service, on
Monday, 4 January 2021. The works are due to be completed in summer 2021.
The same timetable as is currently used at Seacombe will apply to commuter
services at Woodside. Commuters who pay for weekly, monthly and yearly passes
will also still benefit from free parking at Woodside.
The move to Woodside will also coincide with the re-opening of the U-Boat Story
museum to the public, having been closed since the initial Covid19 outbreak
earlier this year.
Further details about the Seacombe closure can be found on the Mersey Ferries
Customers are reminded to always follow the current guidance regarding use of
public transport including the Mersey Ferries during the Coronavirus pandemic as
restrictions may apply and to follow key advice about how to travel safely. More
information is available on the ReThink travel
Speaking about the refurbishment works, Cllr Liam Robinson, transport portfolio
holder for the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority said:- "The Mersey
Ferries are an iconic and important part of our cultural identity in the City
Region. We know that Coronavirus continues to have a huge impact on everyday
life, but we are committed to continuing to invest in the ferries for the
future. These works at Seacombe are vital to make sure the ferries can continue
to operate from there for many years to come. We've been able to make sure that
ferry users will still be able to travel across the river by diverting services
to Woodside. I'd like to thank our loyal customers for their patience while the
works are carried out."
Total UK cases COVID19 cases in
and around Liverpool City Region
THE latest R number is estimated at:- 1.1 to 1.3 with
a daily infection growth rate range of:- +2% to +4%.
The total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that
have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen
21,350 cases and the total number now stand at:-
1,213,363 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:-
194, 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
49,238, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with
Covid19 on the death certificate:-
The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
12,949. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
In England, there are a total of:-
1,034,708 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:- 249,719 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
National UK Lockdown
Liverpool City Region
St. Helens, 6,489
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
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.
Previous 24hr Data
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