Southport Reporter ® Online Newspaper for Merseyside
Southport and Mersey Reporter- Your online only weekly Newspaper.
Your Online Newspaper for the Merseyside Area.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.  Click on to see our Facebook Page.  Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile.  This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography. 

Latest Edition Archive Shop Order Photos Help Group Hub


Click here to access your advert administration page.
Advertisers  Admin

Click here to get seen in our 'Business Index' and also to get on our banner system oppersite and pay online today via 'Pay Pal'...!
Advert Options

Updated news stories weekly.  Published online only over every  Friday Night.

Your online newspaper.   Your words.

Issue:- 13 March 2015

"If it's on show, it'll go" crime prevention car hits the road again

AS the Easter holidays approach, Merseyside Police's Crime Prevention Car will be hitting the road again from Thursday, 12 March 2015, as part of advice to drivers about keeping their valuables safe and to remind them 'if it's on show, it'll go!'.  This is the 2nd phase of the successful pre-Christmas roadshows to give motorists help and crime prevention advice so they don't become victims of opportunist thieves. The car is a Hyundai which is full of crime prevention tips and visual reminders of dos and don'ts when people are parking and leaving their cars.  The road shows will be taking place at 6 different locations across Merseyside over 5 days in March and officers are urging as many people as possible to come along and take a look.

On Thursday, 12 March, it will be in Tesco Metro, Fouracre lane, St Helens.

On Friday, 13 March, it will be located in Asda Bromborough.

On Monday, 23 March, at Asda Broadway, Walton.

On Monday, 23 March, it is heading to Asda Sefton Park, Smithdown Road, Sefton Park.

On Wednesday, 25 March, the Car will be in Tesco, Hawthorne Road, Litherland.

On Friday, 27 March, it fihishes its tour at Asda, Huyton Lane, Huyton.

Chief Inspector Dawn McNally, said:- "As the Weather starts to get warmer people are often more inclined to put their windows down and leave their cars insecure when they are out and about. Most thieves are opportunists and are always ready to take advantage when people have left their car window ajar or a door unlocked and there are valuables or items on display. These crimes can have a huge impact on victims, particularly when expensive or cherished items are stolen. Despite previous Police warnings, items such as:- mobile phones, wallets, handbags, laptops, cameras, odds and even loose change are regularly reported stolen from cars. We will also be encouraging members of the public visiting the road shows to register their valuables with:- and mark them with ultraviolet pens. Police Officers and staff are able to search this database for property on a daily basis to more easily secure convictions for theft and return items to their owners swiftly. For details of road shows in your area please visit:- MerseysidePolice.UK/Vehicle-Crime or follow us on twitter @merseypolice."

Motorists are being offered the following advice:-

Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. If at all possible, leave nothing on view.

► Never leave valuable items in your car, including sunglasses, the removable radio cover and your Sat Nav. Do you really need all those things you keep in the glove box?

► Wipe away the Sat Nav mark on your windscreen.

► Never leave your car keys where they can be seen from the front door.

► Always close the windows and sunroof; lock the doors and activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended.

► Park with care, particularly at night or if you are leaving the vehicle for a long time. If possible, park in a busy, well lit area.

► Never leave cash, credit cards, chequebook, mobile phones, vehicle documents or other valuables in the car.

► Never leave your keys in the car, even for a 2nd; treat them as you would your cash and credit cards.

► Try to avoid parking your vehicle in quiet side roads where offenders are able to act unobserved and ensure all doors and windows are secured when leaving the vehicle.

► Never leave goods, clothing or even empty carrier bags or containers in the vehicle.

► Take all your belongings with you, or if you can't, lock them in the boot. Mobile phones, Sat Navs and credit cards are often stolen from glove boxes

► Car owners should also be mindful of leaving their vehicle unattended, with the engine running, when defrosting their windscreens in the mornings during a cold snap. Not only is it an offence to leave their car unattended with the engine running on a road, it also voids insurance should it be stolen.

Warmth scheme ensures Southport residents don't get caught out by the cold

WHILE reports show that this winter has been one of the sunniest since records began, a warmth scheme that works across England and Wales, including Southport, has received more than 1,800 referrals this season from people in need of heating help.  The nPower Health Through Warmth scheme works with a range of community organisations, charities and local authorities to assist vulnerable homeowners with the funding and installation or repair of crucial heating measures, such as boilers, in the home. Since being founded in 2000, more than 85,000 vulnerable residents across England and Wales have been referred to the scheme for assistance with heating and insulation. Elaine Midwinter, nPower Health Through Warmth scheme manager, comments:- "Warmth in the home is vital to wellbeing which is why it's important that residents in Southport whose health could be impacted by cold temperatures aren't caught out by faulty or inadequate heating systems. While Spring may just be around the corner, we encourage residents to ensure their heating systems are fighting fit to avoid being caught out by the UK's often unpredictable weather." Homeowners who have a long term illness, a low income with little or no savings and who are unable to fully fund heating measures in their homes may be able to benefit from the scheme. They do not have to be, or become an nPower customer to benefit. For more information about the scheme or to find out if you or someone you know could be eligible for help, visit:-

News Report Page Quick Flick.

Click on here to go back to this week's home page! News Report Page Quick Flick
Click on this section to see last weeks edition of Southport and Mersey Reporter!

Sign up today for our daily email news service!

Sign up to our Daily Email News Service by clicking here now...

Did you know we where the UK's first online only newspaper and we still are?  Here at Southport and Mersey Reporter  we are still at  leading the way for local news.

All email addresses and information is held under the UK's Data Protection Act.




Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

..Paid Advert..

Contact us:-
(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

RSS  Weekly Headline Update Notices
4a Post Office Ave, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK
This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

This is our process:-  Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy


See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam image above.
To see it live, please click on image.

Event Notices

More events that are taking place on Merseyside can be found on our Event Listings Calendar.

Find out whats on in and around Merseyside! Click on here to see our event calendar.
Are you going to this event?  If you are please let us know what you thought of it!

These are our other websites within the Southport & Mersey Reporter Network.

Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Southport TV - Our online video archive.
Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter Liverpool Reporter Southport TV


Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions

© - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope