New Brighton - new improved
A website dedicated to informing
residents and visitors about what's happening in 1 of Wirral's most popular
tourism destinations has been given a makeover.
VisitNewBrighton.com is set to become the
online 1 stop shop for those planning a trip to the thriving seaside resort over
the spring and summer. With listings of all the top places to eat, sleep and
play in New Brighton, a further feature of the site is a regularly updated 'what's on'
with details of special events which New Brighton is hosting this year,
including the Seaside Festival and the launch of the Mermaid Trail.
The website site is now mobile friendly and adaptive to different
screen sizes and a variety of different devices. It has been developed by local
web design company Farm Factory and overseen by Tony Hurst, who owns and manages
local business Arcadia, and who is a member of the New Brighton Coastal
Community Team (NBCCT).
Tony said:- "It is our intention to keep the website vibrant and up to
date and through the involvement of the New Brighton Coastal Community Team we
will ensure there is a constant source of live information to give out."
Funding to support the development of the site has been possible due to a
Government grant, administered through Wirral Council, to support economic
development in seaside communities.
Cllr Tony Jones, Wirral Council Pledge Champion for Building a Vibrant Tourist
Economy and Chair of NBCCT, said:- "With New Brighton now attracting
around a million plus visitors; and rising; there was a clear need for a
dedicated website, endorsed by the businesses and attractions in the resort and
with clear, accessible and up to date information."
The website is being supported by a free pocket sized Visitor Guide for New
Brighton and North Wirral produced by local publisher LCDP Wirral, with 15,000
copies printed and distributed from April 2017. MERSEYSIDE Police have
confirmed that shotgun cartridges have been found in Bootle, on Wednesday, 22
March 2017. Officers discovered a bag containing live shotgun cartridges while
searching an area of the old cemetery on Irlam Road and Church Green this
morning. Officers from the Matrix Serious and Organised Crime Team found the
ammunition, which has been recovered for forensic examination.
Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins said:- "We searched this area following
information provided by the community. This recovery means there is less
ammunition on our streets that could be used to cause fear, harm or even worse
in our communities. The force is relentless in its pursuit of those involved in
gun crime and will continue to carry out searches such as these to make our
streets safer. Officers searched this area after receiving Information from the
community, which again proves how vital the public can be in our fight against
gun crime. This discovery has been brought about through continued work with the
community as part of our on going pursuit to reduce firearms possession and
discharges across Merseyside. The ammunition will be taken away and examined by
crime scene investigators. I'd urge anyone who has any information about
firearms in their community, to get in contact with officers from the Matrix
Serious and Organised Crime gun crime hotline on:- 0800 230 0600 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111."
Police are appealing for any members of the public who may have images or
footage of the incident to send them via this