Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-11-18

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This page last updated on 18 November 2020

Have your say on how social housing is allocated in Sefton

SEFTON Council has begun a consultation, along with local authorities in the Liverpool City Region, on how social housing is allocated and are asking tenants and future tenants, residents, landlords and housing associations to have their say. Property Pool Plus is the system used to match people with social housing and is used by Sefton along with the local authorities in the Liverpool City Region. The consultation invites residents, landlords, voluntary organisations, and housing associations to comment and provide feedback on the proposed changes to how social housing is allocated. Social housing is allocated through several different ways; considering a residentís eligibility, choice, preference, and priority; and proposed changes are suggested to each of these.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Councilís Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:- "This consultation will ensure that people right across Sefton can help to shape how social housing is allocated to residents, and ensure that the process takes into account all factors within an individualís personal circumstances. We would encourage as many residents, current and prospective tenants, as well as landlords and housing associations to utilise this opportunity to help enhance the process for matching homes with people across the Borough."

The proposed changes plan to the make social housing allocation process more accessible and quicker for those who need it most by assigning certain people with more priority based on their situation.

Some criteria that may place someone in a higher priority could include:-

 People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 Victims of domestic abuse, racial abuse or hate crime.

 Members of the armed forces and reserved forces.

 Medical need.

To find out more information about the changes to the policy and to take part in the consultation, people can visit:- Sefton.Gov.UK/PPP-HaveYourSay. The consultation will take place for 12 weeks, running from Wednesday, 18 November 2020 to Wednesday, 10 February 2021.  Authorities in the Liverpool City Region will all simultaneously be undertaking this survey, the Authorities include:- Halton Borough Council, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Liverpool City Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Wirral Council.

Response from Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, to the Prime Minister's 10 point plan for carbon reduction

RESPONDING to the Prime Minister's 10 point plan for carbon reduction, Steve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, said:- "Tackling the climate crisis and making our region the UK's renewable energy coast has been a top priority of mine since I was elected. I am glad to see that National Government is now starting to focus on this agenda as well, however we now need to see action alongside these warm words. The Prime Minister rightly referenced our Region as 1 of a handful of areas becoming synonymous with green technology and jobs. We have a full range of energy options here:- offshore wind in Liverpool Bay has helped to make the UK the largest producer of wind power in Europe; we are at the forefront of hydrogen production and distribution, as well as its use as an alternative fuel for domestic, industrial and transport use. But there is much more that we can do if the Government backs us with increased funding support. So, I was disappointed that the Prime Minister failed to mention the huge potential of tidal energy, despite our discussions with Government in recent months. We know that tidal can play an important role in the UK's future energy mix; it is predictable, green and reliable. Our Mersey Tidal Power project alone has the potential to power up to one million homes by harnessing our greatest natural asset, the River Mersey and Liverpool Bay, but we need Government to get behind it as well and I will continue to lobby ministers hard to do so. Nowhere else in the country can offer the range of green energy options we have here and with increased support from Government we can make a huge contribution to the UK's economy and our future energy security."

Southport is set to have its 1st purpose built incubator spaces for start up businesses

FORMING part of Southport's Town Deal Bid, Crown Buildings, located within o1 of Southport's famous grand shopping arcades, Cambridge Walks, is proposed to undergo extensive refurbishment. Repurposing an historic, empty property to create a new business incubator space to support Southport's emerging creative, digital and tech sector, the working title for the space is the:- 'Enterprise Arcade.'

The Town Deal bid proposes to acquire and repurpose 1 of the Town's former department stores. The 'Enterprise Store' has been designed as move on space from the Enterprise Arcade, supporting further growth and diversification of Southport's economy, and bringing new footfall to a declining area of Southport's Town Centre.

The near 3,000m2 flexible workspace, allowing for event and networking space to encourage cross collaboration, innovation and business growth, can house around 54 Creative, Digital and Tech focused SMEs in co-working and private office spaces.

These 2 distinct and exciting projects will support the development of a focused Creative and Digital District in the Town to play host to a vibrant cluster and community of businesses and like minded individuals.

The redeveloped Southport Market, near to the Enterprise Arcade, will in turn benefit from custom generated by the new business hubs, playing host to informal meet ups and socials which are known to be vital to the success of these collaborative business spaces.

Cllr Marion Atkinson, Labour Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, said:- "I'm delighted that, as part of the Southport Town Deal Bid, we will be able to repurpose and fill key empty properties in the Town Centre attracting more people to work in the Town, supporting the retail and hospitality sector and providing more reasons for young people to stay and work in Southport. The Enterprise Arcade and Enterprise Store will offer a space for start up businesses and entrepreneurs, creating a community for our existing and future talent. The designs won't be like any other traditional workplace setting and will capture Southport's distinctive entrepreneurial character. Together with the redevelopment of Southport Market, all three projects will work in tandem bringing new uses to underused and vacant buildings while generating substantial footfall to the area. Our bid has now been submitted and we have done everything in our power to make Southport an attractive proposition for the Government to invest in. Without Government support these fantastic schemes won't go ahead. We eagerly await their response."

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:- 19,609 cases and the total number now stand at:- 1,430,341 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:-
529, 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:- 53,274, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 63,873.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
16,271. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 1,420 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 1,589.

In England, there are a total of:-
1,229,140 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 283,384 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, 23,012 confirmed cases.


Halton, 4,334 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 7,471 confirmed cases. 43
Sefton, 9,969 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 7,156 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 9,496 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 100 over  

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



 Blackburn with Darwen, 8,831 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 4,799 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 13,843 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 8,903 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 8,019 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 8,159 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 43,176 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 29,039 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 13,598 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 6,631 confirmed cases.

11,451 confirmed cases.

12,522 confirmed cases.

9,657 confirmed cases.

9,682 confirmed cases.

8,167 confirmed cases.

7,639 confirmed cases

15,141 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.

latest UK R number is estimated at 1 to 1.2 with a daily infection growth rate range of +1% to +3%.

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