AINSDALE POLICE STATION GETS NEW OPENING TIMES
Police Station is to open later on selected weekdays and at weekends
as part of an ongoing review of policing resources in Sefton
according to Merseyside Police this week. The station, which is on
Segars Lane, will open on Wednesday and Friday evenings and on
Saturday mornings on a trial basis. Merseyside Police Press Office
told us that:- "The decison has been taken following
consultation with the public, local councillors and the local MP and
aims to improve the service provided to the public by Merseyside
Police. Details about the exact opening times and the start date are
currently being finalised." The Area Commander
for Sefton, Chief Superintendent Ian Pilling, said:- "As part
of our Total Policing approach we continually review our resources
to ensure the best possible service for the communities of Sefton.
It has been some time since the opening hours of police stations
across Sefton were reviewed and after extensive consultation, the
feedback was that Ainsdale opening later would better meet the
demand and needs of the public. The review of all police station
opening times in Sefton is still ongoing and no changes will be
carried out without full consultation with the public and community
leaders taking place. Anyone with any views in respect of this issue
is welcome to contact their local police station to share them."
The changes will see the Ainsdale neighbourhood police officers
and community support officers, which currently operate out of
Formby, move to Ainsdale Police Station. The Formby policing team
will remain at Formby Police Station. No police officers will be
taken off the streets to staff the desk.
INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED - ST HELENS
Police have launched a murder investigation after a 47 year old
woman died in hospital on Sunday, 19 April 2009, following an
incident in St Helens on Saturday 18 April 2009.
Officers were called just before 2pm and were informed that a member
of staff in Morrisons supermarket, Baxters Lane had been injured.
It is believed that the woman had been trying to stop a man, thought
to be a shoplifter leaving the store earlier in the day.
The woman went home after the incident, where she later collapsed
and was taken to hospital. She died on Sunday, 19 April 2009, in
A man, believed to be in his early-forties from the local area, was
last night (Sunday, 19 April 2009) arrested on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the store
at this time or anyone who has information about the incident to
contact them on 0151 777 1577 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
APPEAL FOR WITNESSES -
CONFRONTATIONAL BURGLARY - HESKETH DRIVE, SOUTHPORT
Police are appealing for witnesses following a confrontational
burglary at an address in Hesketh Drive, Southport, on Thursday, 9
April 2009. At around 9.45pm officers were called to a report of a
burglary was taking place in Hesketh Drive. A man entered the
property and the female occupant locked herself into a room. He left
with some small items in the direction of Cambridge Road. The
offender is described as white, between 17 and 20 years old, around
5ft 9in tall with an athletic build and fair short hair. He spoke
with a deep voice in a local accent and wore a black long-sleeved
v-necked jumper and dark tracksuit bottoms. Anyone with any
information is asked to call police on:- 0151 777 3168 or
Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
HELP AT HAND AS MERSEYSIDE’S MONEY HABITS REVEALED...
A new service
offering practical help and information on money matters was
launched last week in the North West and North East of England by
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) and HM Treasury.
Moneymadeclear offers real help that’s tailored to individual needs,
whether it’s getting to grips with budgeting and saving, help to
cope with the effects of the downturn, or understanding tax and
Help is available through the Moneymadeclear website - which
features tools such as a financial health check and a budget
calculator – from trained ‘Money Guides’ over the
phone, or face to face at local centres.
As Moneymadeclear is launched, a Onepoll survey has revealed that
when it comes to keeping track of their money, almost half of people
in Merseyside say they are unsure what’s in their bank account, with
one in 10 never checking it.
Four in ten of those questioned say they would welcome guidance on
money matters. But with many respondents not knowing where to go,
not understanding money jargon, or thinking getting help will cost
them money, people have not found it easy to get help with their
Nearly three quarters of people surveyed from Merseyside say they
buy without being sure whether they can afford it. Four in ten admit
to regularly running out of money before their next pay day and are
unsure how much their regular bills amount to each month.
Moneymadeclear is available to anyone in the North West and North
East of England as part of a year-long pilot.
Chris Pond, the FSA’s director of financial capability, said:-
“This Moneymadeclear service will provide tailored help at a time
when people in Merseyside urgently need it as we test the delivery
of clear, impartial and personalised information and guidance on
money matters. We want Moneymadeclear to help give people the
confidence and capability to make the most of their money – now and
in the future – by providing guidance that people need on the money
matters that shape their everyday lives.”
Ian Pearson, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said:-
“People who are facing money concerns or questions need to know that
good, practical help is at hand. With this new service, people in
the North West and North East can now speak to impartial, trained
Moneymadeclear staff who can help them deal with the money worries
they face as well as plan for the future with confidence."
Dawn Evans, a Moneymadeclear ‘Money Guide’ based in
Merseyside, commented:- “It’s not easy nowadays to keep on top
of your money, even on a day-to-day basis, and as the survey shows
we still have a tendency to just blow caution to the wind and then
worry later. The problem is, when those worries surface, a large
number of us simply don’t know where to go to get help and we feel
in even less control of our money than we did before. The whole
purpose behind Moneymadeclear is that it can help you get back in
control, and feel confident about your money – hopefully leaving you
with one less thing to worry about.”
For impartial money
guidance please visit:-
fsa.gov.uk or call 0300 500
5000 for a completely confidential chat or to arrange a free face to
face session with a money guide near you.