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This page last updated on 18 October 2020
Southport Eco Visitor
Centre's Online Halloween Competition
WORKING with The Atkinson, the
Southport Eco Visitor Centre have come up with a fantastic online competition
for Halloween. As Halloween will be different this year, they have taken to the
internet to do something different too! They are asking visitors to the website
to identify the 5 scary movies from the iconography used within their energy
saving messages? If you get it correct you are in line to win 2 tickets for the
Wizard of Oz Christmas Pantomime, at the
Atkinson or 1 of 10 free family cycle hire
passes to be used in the centres in-house shop! We are also told that runners up
will receive an eco goody bag. The deadline for entries is:- 6 November 2020.
The entries with the most right answers will be picked at random and winners
notified by email. Visit:-
SouthportEcoCentre.com for more information
and to enter... Good Luck!
Liverpool City Region
Secures ₤44million Tier 3 Covid-19 Support Package
THE Liverpool City Region has
secured an additional ₤30million in Covid-19 business support from the
Government. It comes in addition to the ₤14m already received to support the
local Test, Trace and Isolate system and local enforcement efforts, to make a
total of ₤44m in additional funding secured in support of the Tier 3
restrictions. The City Region also received ₤7m when it went in to Tier 2
status, meaning a total package of ₤51m so far. The funding comes after the City
Region was the 1st to be placed on the Tier 3 ‘very high’ Covid alert level
restrictions, leading to closures of hospitality and leisure business and
impacting many that remain open. Speaking on behalf of the City Mayor and
Leaders of the 6 city region Local Authorities, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram
said:- "Once it became clear that Tier 3 restrictions were going to be
imposed on our City Region, we held a series of meetings with the Government,
throughout last weekend, with the aim of protecting our NHS and supporting local
people and businesses. We have been absolutely clear since we were put in to
Tier 3 that we would continue to press the Government and hold meaningful
dialogue to secure vitally needed extra economic support. The result of this is
that we have obtained from the Government, an additional ₤30million in funding.
This is welcome news for our economy and the thousands of people whose
businesses and jobs will now be supported through this very difficult period."
Major outdoor events have
been cancelled this autumn and winter on the Wirral
ALL major outdoor events
scheduled to take place this autumn and into the Christmas period have been
cancelled following the announcement of recent restrictions to help reduce the
spread of Coronavirus.
The Government ruling that outdoor mass gatherings should not take place where
social distancing can’t be controlled and maintained, will affect a number of
high profile annual events, including Wirral’s Bonfire night community displays,
the River of Light fireworks spectacular and Remembrance Sunday services at the
cenotaph in Hamilton Square.
Wirral’s annual Bonfire night displays usually attract more than 14,000 people
to seven different parks and last year’s River of Light attracted more than
50,000 to New Brighton.
Several thousands of people also pay their respects at the annual Remembrance
Sunday service at the cenotaph in Hamilton Square.
Residents should not arrange their own community events and gatherings in place
of the cancellation of these events; services can only be held internally in
line with latest Government guidelines and no outside parades, commemorations
should be held.
All requests to hold events (such as firework displays, Christmas markets and
Christmas light switch on events), no matter how large or small, will be refused
for public safety.
Cllr Janette Williamson, Leader of Wirral Council, says:- "It is with a
very heavy heart that we have had to cancel these important events but we could
not bring thousands of people together and risk exposing them to Coronavirus;
people’s health has to be our priority. Remembrance Sunday is hugely important
for families around the borough and whilst we can’t mark this year’s
commemorations together this, I invite residents to join us remotely as we pay
our respects at home."
Further details of how to join Wirral Council’s virtual service will be released
Although the decision to cancel the Remembrance Sunday commemorations will
affect all outdoor services at war memorials across the borough, including
Hamilton Square, Port Sunlight, New Brighton and West Kirby, many churches will
still go ahead with indoor services on the day, in line with current social
Southport BID says:-
"Christmas will still have its sparkle this year!"
WITH major events cancelled the
worry was that the Christmas sparkles might also be lost for 2020, but in
Southport, the BID has confirmed that:- "Our Christmas lights and tree
will still sparkle this Christmas!" As the Christmas lights are starting
to be put up across the Town Centre. Please remember that for many small
businesses, this year Christmas will be made or brake for many of them, so
please do visit them, if you are allowed to do so. Also, we have had it
confirmed that the Nutcracker Trail will still be taking place.
Halloween fine warnings as
trick or treating is banned
THIS year Halloween will not be
as interesting or as fun, as many activities that often bring joy to thousands
of youngsters and adults alike now unable to happen, we ask how can we still
have some spooky fun? It's worth adding that the annual spooktacular tradition
of trick or treating has now been completely banned, in all Tier 3 areas, as
mixing between households is not allowed. Going from door to door and
interacting with neighbours for those under the strictest Tier 3 restrictions,
meeting anyone outside of your household or support bubble is banned. Also,
don't think about holding a party, as households must not mix indoors, or in
private gardens. The worry is that it could increase the risk of household
transmissions if it was permitted. Those found breaking the rules could get hit
with a ₤200 fine or worse ₤10,000 for throwing a party!!
Total UK cases COVID19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19)
infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the
UK, has risen by:-
16,982 cases and the total number now stand
722,409, that includes tests carried out by commercial
partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.
The total number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added
to the total, was sadly reported to be:-
67 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
43,646, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with
Covid19 on the death certificate:-
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
5,608. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
In England, there are a total of:- 612,846 confirmed cases.
North West - total of:- 151,976 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
Area and number of confirmed cases:-
LIVERPOOL CITY REGION
St. Helens, 4,173
6,282 6,136 confirmed cases.
1 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 40
41 to 50
number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
2,349 confirmed cases.
7,331 confirmed cases.
4,493 confirmed cases.
4,493 confirmed cases.
West and Chester,
4,192 confirmed cases.
22,861 confirmed cases.
15,081 confirmed cases.
6,573 confirmed cases.
3,666 confirmed cases.
5,784 confirmed cases.
5,755 confirmed cases.
4,849 confirmed cases.
4,907 confirmed cases.
4,365 confirmed cases.
4,200 confirmed cases
6,730 confirmed cases.
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.
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