session for Sefton residents
SEFTON residents who want
to find out more about the woodland management work currently being
conducted in Sefton's coastal woodlands can attend a drop-in session
on Friday 7 December.
The session will be held at St Luke's Church, on St Luke's Church
Road in Formby, from 3pm until 7pm, and will bring together woodland
professionals from The Mersey Forest, Natural England, the Natural
Trust, and Sefton MBC to answer questions.
The session will also offer residents the opportunity to feedback on
the Sefton Coast Woodlands Forest Plan, which will shape the future
of the area for the next decade.
The coastal woodlands in Sefton are currently the focus of work to
protect the area's red squirrels, and to defend the trees from
disease and high winds.
The work mainly includes thinning; the process of removing selected
trees to improve the health of the wider woodland and is taking
place at Altcar Rifle Range, Ainsdale Sand Dune National Nature
Reserve, and Formby Golf Glub.
The work is being coordinated by The Mersey Forest and landowners
including The National Trust, Sefton MBC and Natural England, and is
set to be completed in the beginning of January.
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Funding brings a
VULNERABLE residents will
be helped to stay safe and warm during the winter after Liverpool
City Council has been awarded government funding. It has
obtained a grant of just under £300,000 from the Department of
Health's 'Warm Homes Healthy People' fund to protect
individuals and communities from the effects of severe winter
weather due to cold housing.
Liverpool's bid - 'Don't Get Left Out in The Cold' - was
developed by the Council's Housing Strategy Team and is the second
year in succession that it has been successful in gaining funding
and follows the success of the recent winter survival event at St
George's Hall. The grant will support a number of schemes
including improving insulation and offer help with boiler repairs
and central heating insulation. Warm packs will also be delivered to
residents across the City.
The Council, through its Housing Strategy, Healthy Homes and
Emergency Planning teams will work with partners from Local
Solutions; the Fire Support Network, who will assist residents
with dementia by removing the dangers associated with the use of
unsafe heating and cooking appliances, the British Red Cross,
Community Foundations for Merseyside and Age Concern Liverpool and
Sefton, who will be visiting vulnerable housebound residents
A key element in the bid was tackling social isolation. Local
community and residents groups will be supported to deliver services
to help vulnerable residents by calling on them and helping them
stay safe during extreme weather.
"We want to make sure everybody who needs it receives support
during cold weather. Just by being good neighbours and calling
on people who may need help can make a real difference and this
funding will help us support groups who do that.
We can also make improvements to people's homes to keep them warm.
This is a priority for us as fuel poverty is a real issue for a
significant number of people in this City. The winter survival
campaign has given information, advice and support to a lot of our
residents. Now we can provide even more help in making sure our
vulnerable residents stay warm and safe this winter." said
Councillor Ann O'Byrne, cabinet
member for housing.