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21 April / 22 April 2009
BOLD STREET 'RESPECT WEEK'
Southport Celebrity and NHS supporter, Kenneth Cope (famed for his
role in legendary private detective TV series ‘Randall &
Hopkirk'), had his blood pressure tested at the NHS Choice
Roadshow in Chapel Street, Southport on 21 April 2009. The Roadshow
is in town until Saturday, 25 April 2009, to let people in the
Sefton area know about the choices they have when it comes to their
The roadshow will be stopping at:-
► Chapel Street, Southport Town Centre - 10am to 6pm, Wednesday, 22
April 2009 and Thursday, 23 April 2009
► Southport Extra, Town Lane, Southport - 10am to 6pm, Friday, 24
April 2009 and Saturday, 25 April 2009
Mini roadshow events will also be taking
place at the following:-
► Tuesday, 21 April 2009, 10am to 6pm – Netherton Activity Centre,
Glovers Lane, Bootle and The Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle
► Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 10am to 6pm – Netherton Feel Good
Factory, Glovers Lane, Bootle and The Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle
► Thursday, 23 April 2009, 10am to 6pm – Mecca Bingo, Garrick
Parade, Lord Street, Southport and The Strand Shopping Centre,
► Friday, 24 April 2009, 10am to 6pm – Mecca Bingo, Garrick Parade,
Lord Street, Southport and Southport Library, Lord Street, Southport
► Saturday, 25 April 2009 10am to 6pm – Boots, Chapel Street,
Southport and Bootle Leisure Centre, Washington Parade, Bootle
their life-saving service to Southport!
MedicAlert will be in Southport from the 24 April until 26 April
2009, as part of the Lions Convention being held at the Ramada Plaza
Convention Centre. MedicAlert hopes to help raise awareness of
the service to many people from across the North West. Chris
Lunn from MedicAlert says:- "We have members from across the
North West and many thousands in the Lancashire area. We are
particularly keen to hear from health care professionals who would
like to know more about our work and how to access free resources."
MedicAlert is the only registered charity that provides a
life-saving service for people with hidden medical conditions and
allergies. MedicAlert Members wear a bracelet or necklet
(known as an Emblem) engraved with a personal identification number,
main medical condition(s) and an emergency telephone number.
Each tailor-made Emblem bears the internationally recognised symbol
of the medical profession. In an emergency, medical personnel have
immediate access to vital information on the back of the MedicAlert
disc. By phoning the emergency number, they can also gain further
medical and personal information such as your name and address,
doctor’s details, current drug therapy and next of kin details. A
translation service is available in more than 100 languages.
Any individuals who are interested in joining MedicAlert can visit:-
www.medicalert.org.uk or call
freephone:- 0800 581 420.
MOTORISTS WARNED TO LOCK IT OR LOSE IT
Police are urging motorists to either remove completely from view
any valuables or preferably take them out of the vehicle in a bid to
combat car crime.
This advice follows an increase in the number of thefts from cars
where items have been left on display. Once a thief has spotted an
item they will either smash the rear windscreen or side windows to
the car and grab what they can.
Police are urging the public to improve their security as this can
deter a car thief and minimise the risk of becoming a victim of car
When you leave your car:-
► Always lock and secure your car - check windows and sunroofs are
► Don't leave anything on display in your car - Sat Navs (including
the cradle), mobile phones, laptops; coats, bags and CDs can be a
target for thieves. Also remove any spare change any item suggesting
there might be a item of value in the car e.g. a phone charger.
► Try and park in a well lit area that is not hidden from public
► Your car can still be at risk when parked outside your house. If
you have a garage, use it. If you park on the driveway, if you have
them close and lock the gates leading to the driveway.
As part of our ongoing commitment to tackle the problem, your
Neighbourhood Policing Team invites you to bring along your
valuables (including Sat Navs (including the cradle), mobile phones,
laptops, coats, bags and CDs) to Iceland, Marion Square, Netherton
between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 23, April 2009 to have them
security marked with UV pens. This ensures your property, should it
be stolen can be identified and easily returned to you.
If you have any information on car crime or any other crime within
your area please contact your Neighourhood Policing Team via 0151
709 6010 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
A Rather Unusual
Apprentice Joins Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR
Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve recently met, and lost
their hearts to, a very special and important new team member. A
surprising reaction, perhaps, but not when the new colleague is an
eight-week-old border collie puppy called Molly.
Molly has recently joined the National Nature Reserve team as an
Apprentice Sheepdog. The daughter of Roy, the current World Trial
Champion Dog (working dogs category), Molly brings with her some
superb sheepdog heritage as well as inherent herding skills.
Ainsdale’s current sheepdog, Tato, still has several years work to
do before he retires, but by that time Molly should be ready to take
over in a vital and highly regarded role.
The grazing of sheep plays a major role in the dune habitat
management work at Ainsdale and Cabin Hill NNRs. A decline of wild
grazing species on the reserve has meant an increase in scrub and
coarse, woody vegetation which could swamp species-rich grasses and
other dune plants. The dune ecosystem is delicate and the livestock
grazing helps the dune habitats to survive, and in turn ensures that
the fantastic wild flowers, amphibians and reptiles are also
encouraged to flourish.
However, herding 175 sheep quickly and efficiently from one
enclosure to the next can only be done with the aid of a fully
trained sheepdog. Molly is currently undergoing obedience and
socialisation training which every puppy undertakes, but will also
be spending a significant amount of time at the Reserve to
acclimatise to her surroundings, the people and, of course, the
sheep. Her formal sheepdog training is expected to start at 6 to 12
Alice Kimpton, Senior Reserve Manager at Ainsdale Sand Dunes
National Nature Reserve says:- “Molly is owned by Natural
England, and, along with Tato, makes her home with Tony Meadow,
Reserve Warden at Ainsdale and Cabin Hill NNRs and handler for both
dogs. It will be quite some time yet before Molly is fully grown and
ready to take on her duties, but until then she will no doubt be the
darling of the Reserve!”
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