Extra update... NEW BYPASS APPROVED -
new Bypass will now be built to link Thornton to Switch Island
link road to reduce congestion. The announcement came on Thursday 16
September 2008 by Transport Minister Rosie Winterton. £15.6m will be
spent on building a new Thornton to Switch Island link road and will
take thousands of vehicles a day away from narrow residential
streets between Switch Island, where the M57, M58, A59 and A5036
meet, and the A565 to Southport and Crosby. Rosie Winterton said:-
"This new bypass will make the area safer journeys for all
road users in Sefton, while providing much needed relief to
residents in Thornton and Netherton." It is expected to be
completed by 2012. Also approved is £76m to be spent on Bidston Moss
Viaduct, which connects the M53 and Kingsway Tunnel. Miss Winterton
told the media that the money would be spent on strengthening the
Bidston Moss viaduct, allowing the current weight restriction to be
lifted and improving traffic flow. More in next weeks
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Issue Date:- 15 September 2008
Southport Air Cadet wins Top Award
SERGEANT McKenna, from 281
(Southport) Squadron, Air Cadets was a member of the Great Britain
Dragon Boat racing team that took part in the European Championships
last week. The competition was held in Sabaudia, Italy and proved to
be a most successful trip for the young cadet.
She collected a total of five medals with the Great Britain team,
winning Silver in the 200 metres open and 500 metres mixed races, as
well as Bronze Medals for the 500 metres open, the 2000 metres open
and the 2000 metres mixed competitions.
On her return from Italy, Sergeant McKenna had a further surprise in
that she won the Air Training Corps, Merseyside Wing, “The
Best Female Cadet in Sports” trophy. Sergeant McKenna
represented her Squadron, Merseyside Wing, Wales & West Region and
the Air Training Corps in Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Cross Country
281 (Southport) Squadron’s Sports Officer, Warrant Officer Dave
Aspinall said:- “the award to Sergeant McKenna was fully
justified following an amazing sporting year for her.
We are all
very proud of her and what she has achieved. This is what the Air
Cadet Organisation is all about, giving cadets the opportunity to
challenge themselves and achieve great things”.
Young people aged 13 and above who are interested in joining the air
cadets should contact the squadron on 01704 550393. The Squadron is
open on Monday and Friday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at their
headquarters in St Peter’s School, Upper Aughton Road, Birkdale.
Adults are also welcome as civilian instructors and civilian
committee members with no previous experience required.