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Issue:- 5 September 2013

Cambridge Ward Conservative Councillor Surgeries

THE next surgery will be held on Friday, 13 of September from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  Cambridge Ward Conservative Councillor Tony Crabtree will be holding a surgery on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Crema Café from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.  The Crema Café is located at 48 Park Road; this is part of Hesketh Park Shops on the corner of Queens Road and Park Road, Southport. Tony will be there to meet you and discuss any Council problems you may have. No appointment necessary; just pop in.  If you prefer, Tony will make arrangements for a home visit and can be contacted by calling:- (01704) 506505 or via sending an email.

Cleaner buses for Liverpool City Region

MERSEYTRAVEL has been successful in a bid for a share of £5 million of funding from the Department for Transport's Clean Bus Technology Fund, to reduce pollution from local buses.

This Liverpool City Region (LCR) bid, led by Merseytravel, on behalf of the Local Authorities within the LCR which include Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton has secured £818,520 to upgrade 59 buses across Merseyside,

The funding will provide retro-fit technology to reduce CO2 and other air emissions to bus operator vehicles that operate on routes through currently declared Quality Management Areas.

A total of 11 local authorities have been awarded grants from the Department for Transport's Clean Bus Technology Fund, which will allow almost 400 buses to be upgraded overall. Merseytravel received the 2nd highest amount.

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MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following the theft of a large number of power tools in Maghull.   Officers from the force were called to an industrial farm on Tithebarn Lane, Maghull, on Tuesday, 13 August 2013, after reports of a break in overnight (Monday 12 August to Tuesday 13, August).  A significant number of Hilti brand power tools, of a significant value, were stolen from the premises and officers would urge anyone who may have been offered any of these tools in the past week or so to get in contact.  Enquiries are on-going in the area and Detectives would urge anyone with any information to contact:- 0151 777 3011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.

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