Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-30

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This page last updated on 30 August 2020

MP backs plans for supermarket delivering 75 new jobs

Bill Esterson MP on the Zoom call with Aldi’s Emma Wilson and Bryn Richards.

THE Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson welcomed the announcement of 75 new jobs and said he was encouraged by plans put forward by supermarket chain Aldi for a new store at the old Motor Range site in Maghull.  Mr Esterson met Emma Wilson and Bryn Richards from Aldi to discuss their plans and to hear how the company was working with residents and highways engineers to mitigate the impact of the development on Northway. Bill Esterson MP said:- "There are 75 new jobs, which are all either full time or part time on guaranteed hours, which is good news for my constituents in East Sefton."

The MP was told that disruption to people living nearby would be minimised by having routine deliveries just once a day and unloading directly into the store.  The new store will reduce its use of electricity by using the energy from the chiller units to heat the store and by having energy-efficient foundations and ceilings.  The car park will include charging points for electric cars with the ability to install extra charging points. The Aldi team say the company recycles packaging and they will implement a traffic light system to limit numbers in store due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Road access to the store will be traffic light controlled and the new junction between Northway and Liverpool Road South has been designed so that the Aldi lights will be in sequence with the existing traffic lights. Mr Esterson added:- "Aldi have done a good job reassuring many of the neighbours and have agreed to retain the existing trees and to install additional fencing to minimise noise and disruption. The way Aldi have approached the project is a good example of responsible business and I hope that other businesses will follow their lead in planning new developments nearby. My constituents stand to benefit from the additional shopping facilities and from the jobs being created and this is good news for East Sefton. Thank you to Emma and Bryn for sharing the plans with me."

Bryn Richards, Property Director for Aldi, said:- "We were delighted to meet with Mr Esterson this week to discuss the proposals for our new store in Maghull. Many loyal customers over the years have asked us to bring a community store to Maghull, and we are excited to be another step closer to achieving this, as well as providing 75 much needed jobs for local people and regenerating a brownfield site."

Residents can comment on the planning application which has now been lodged with Sefton Council by emailing:- Planning.Department@Sefton.Gov.UK, quoting the reference DC/2020/01437.

Bankrate Statement on the looming crisis for landlords and renters

THE National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has written to the Prime Minister in opposition to the Government’s decision to extend its ban on tenant evictions until 20 September 2020. The letter warns of a looming crisis in the private rented sector as landlords will be forced to seek money claims against renters building arrears. Commenting on the report, Nisha Vaidya, Mortgage Expert at Bankrate UK, said:- "The challenges in the private rented sector are only going to increase as the pandemic continues to put a strain on the economy. As the NRLA points out, most landlords are private individuals renting out 1 or 2 properties, rather than wealthy property tycoons. By being unable to claim their rental income, these individuals are facing real financial hardship too. In the current situation, landlords may have to consider remortgage deals, or may even end up selling their properties altogether. Meanwhile, renters in arrears could find that their credit scores plummet, which may prevent them from ever getting on the property ladder themselves. We urgently need a long term solution that can provide financial support to both landlords and renters until life returns to some sort of normality."

Total UK cases COVID-19 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 1,715 cases and the total number now stand at 334,467, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 1 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 41,499.

The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 764. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 60. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.

In England, there are a total of 288,989 confirmed cases. North West - total of 53,111 confirmed cases.

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

Liverpool, 2,864 confirmed cases.

Halton, 738 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,080 confirmed cases.

Sefton, 1,687 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,284 confirmed cases

Wirral, 2,203 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,838 confirmed cases.

Blackpool, 1,104 confirmed cases.

Bolton, 2,357 confirmed cases.

Bury, 1,590 confirmed cases.

Cheshire East, 2,384 confirmed cases.

Cheshire West and Chester, 2,142 confirmed cases.

Lancashire, 8,203 confirmed cases.

Manchester, 4,284 confirmed cases.

Oldham, 2,907 confirmed cases.

Preston, 1,444 confirmed cases.

Rochdale, 2,261 confirmed cases.

Salford, 1,814 confirmed cases.

Stockport, 1,978 confirmed cases.

Tameside, 1,929 confirmed cases.

Trafford, 1,692 confirmed cases.

Warrington, 1,417 confirmed cases

Wigan, 2,322 confirmed cases.

Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-

West Yorkshire...




Greater Manchester...

City of Manchester

Targeted action to control Covid19 cases through further intervention in:-

Parts of Pendle

Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.  

Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.

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