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21 March 2016
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Free community messaging
service launched by Merseyside Police and the Police Commissioner
A new free community messaging service which allows
members of the public to receive personalised news and crime updates in
their local area was on Monday, 21 March 2016, by Merseyside Police and the
Police Commissioner. MerseyNow will be used to send out appeals,
crime prevention messages, offer support to victims and give advice about
ongoing incidents. Members of the public can register for the free
service and then control the way in which they receive messages; either via
text, email or voice message. They can also choose which updates they
receive based on the topics that are of interest to them, such as crime
prevention and burglaries. It is also possible to choose how many
areas they wish to receive information about such as where a relative lives,
a school or workplace. Accounts can be managed online so preferences and
information access can by updated any time. To register all that is
needed is either an email address or a mobile number.
Chief Superintendent Peter Costello said:- "We want
members of the community to receive the news that is important to them, when
and how they want it. We know that modern day technology; and the way in
which people access information; is constantly changing and people often
rely on phones and computers for updates on what is happening around
Merseyside during their day. We want to offer the public a service that can
be tailored to their needs and offers them only the information they want
such as details of community events or meetings in their area or advice on
home security or neighbourhood watch schemes. It also gives Merseyside
Police the chance to update the public when there are ongoing incidents or
potential traffic disruption and to improve communication with the local
community and our partners."
Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy said:- "MerseyNow has been
developed to bring the communication of essential Police and crime
information to the public right up to date. Using text messages, email and
social media, it will be another tool which Merseysiders will now be able to
use in order to get alerts, Police notifications and crime prevention advice when
they need it and enable them to give instant responses. By launching this
new messaging service the aim is to modernise communication between
Merseyside Police, their key partners and the communities they serve to
reduce crime and keep people safe. I hope over the coming months MerseyNow
will help us to achieve even greater dialogue between the Police and local
people, improving the 2 way flow of information about crime and community
Anyone interested in registering for the service can go to:- MerseyNow.Org.
This is why you should
not drive on the Beach!
THIS Easter, drivers are being reminded not to drive
on the beach after a spate of vehicles have been ignoring signs and driving
onto the sands. The latest to vehicle we have spotted stuck was a 4 by 4,
which had tried to turn around on the Shrimpers access strip, off the Weld
Road section of Southport Beach. Luckily for the driver, the sea was out at
the time, but the 4 by 4 had sustained damage and when we photographed it,
it was stuck in deep, within the sand. The beach might look safe and you
might have a 4 by 4, but in reality, it is no place for a vehicle, unless
it’s specifically designed or adapted for that environment. Sefton Rangers
have asked us to stress:- “It is an offence to drive on the beach,
outside designated areas and those who do so, not only risk being
prosecuted, but they also risk their lives and their vehicles! Only
authorised vehicles are allowed on the beach, and even they get stuck at
times. If your vehicle gets stuck on the beach and the sea comes in, you are
very likely not to be insured as well. So please read the signs and keep
within the designated parking areas and only when they are open to the
public.” Please email our newsrooms with your views on people
driving on the beach to:-
News24@SouthportReporter.com and let us
know what you think about it.
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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May
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:-
Contact us:- (+44)08443 244
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