Formby shocked as Henrik Stenson's rented
house burgled during 1st round!
NOT good publicity for the area! As a top Swedish golfer
was playing at The Open, the house he is staying in was burgled. Golfers and
their families commonly stay in rented homes rather than Hotels at majors and
the World Number 8, Henrik Stenson had chosen to to rent accommodation in
Formby. Formby is well known for being safe and locals are shocked to hear the
news about the defending champion's burglary. We are told that the thieves steal
cash, clothes, watches and cards. Luckily the famous Claret Jug, which he won at
The Open in 2016, was not stolen as it had already been set to Royal Birkdale.
We are told that Police were called to a property, on Freshfield Road, Formby at
around 5pm, but it is initially believed that the house was burgled some time
between midday and 2.45pm.
Merseyside Police has launched an investigation and Detective Inspector Simon
Vaughan said:- "We are determined to identify those responsible and as
with every burglary victim, we are carrying out a thorough investigation,
offering reassurance and crime prevention advice. The Hugo Boss clothing taken
is very personal to the victim and can be identified by a distinctive NetJets
sponsorship logo, so if anyone is offered such clothing, please contact us
immediately. If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the Freshfield Road area
between these times, please call us. Any small detail could be vital to the
Anyone with information is asked to call:- 101 quoting the independent charity
Crimestoppers anonymously and for free on:- 0800 555 111 or go
Public welcome at Trust board meeting
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust will hold its
next board meeting, on Thursday, 27 July 2017, at 9am. Please note this is a
week earlier than previously advertised. The meeting will be held in the
Innovation Centre at Ormskirk and District General Hospital. Members of the
public are welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with a special
requirement should contact the Trust, in advance, on:- 01704 704783. The agenda
will be available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting. Supporting
papers will be made available on the day. To reach the Innovation Centre (IT
department) via the main entrance, leave the Hospital building at the automatic
doors before the restaurant; head towards the car park behind the restaurant and
up a short flight steps; go across the car park and the Innovations Centre is
the second of 2 buildings ahead on the right. Directions will be signposted from
the main Hospital building.
Liverpool chosen for Inclusive Cities project
LIVERPOOL is 1 of 5 Cities that will take part in an
international project run by Oxford University aimed at helping new arrivals to
The 2 year programme; being run by the Global Exchange on Migration and
Diversity; looks to support Cities to improve their approach to helping arrivals
from abroad to settle.
It will draw on ideas and experience from within Europe and innovative
approaches from Cities in the United States, as part of the highly acclaimed
Welcoming America initiative.
A local taskforce will be set up by the end of 2017 to put together and
implement an action plan to help make sure newcomers and their neighbours
Liverpool has been chosen because it has experienced significant migration over
the last decade and has a diverse demographic and economic profile.
Councillor Frank Hont, Cabinet member for housing, who will lead on the
initiative, said:- "Liverpool has a proud reputation dating back hundreds
of years as a welcoming city and our population is growing at a rate we have not
seen for many decades. We're fortunate in that there is lots of regeneration
happening in communities right across Liverpool, but that can cause challenges
as some places have seen rapid changes their population. People understandably
get nervous when they see the dynamics of their community changing, and in some
parts of the city that has been considerable over the last decade or so. Our job
is to work with others to help communities through that process, whether their
new neighbours are students or others moving here from both home and abroad. The
Cities programme has the
potential to help us become a leading City in doing that."
It comes as the City Council's Cabinet has today approved the recommendations of
a year long look at community cohesion.
A panel of stakeholders including:- the community and voluntary sector,
Merseyside Police, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service and education representative
have spent a year looking at the issue.
They have made a series of recommendations aimed at breaking down barriers
between people of different backgrounds, faiths and races in the City, and make
it as open and inclusive as it can be.
► Creating a campaign to promote local people's identity whatever their
► Continuous conversations with communities and encouraging people to come
together to make a difference to their neighbourhoods.
► Creating a sense of belonging to Liverpool.
► Providing leadership that challenges issues that create tension and seek to
Councillor Emily Spurrell, Cabinet member for Neighbourhoods and Community
Safety, said:- "There is already lots of good work going on through
organisations such as Merseyside Polonia, Asylum Link, our housing associations
and the School of Sanctuary. What we want to do is help spread that wider and
further and embed it throughout the City. We can't be complacent because,
although people in Liverpool voted to remain in the EU, the vote for Brexit and
events such as the international migrant crisis and terrorist attacks all have
the potential to caused cause anxiety, nervousness and suspicion. Like
everywhere else, we have seen a rise in reported hate crime which is why it is
so vital we work harder than ever to encourage cohesion, bust myths and promote
and celebrate different cultures."
Liverpool City Council is planning to submit a bid to the Government's
'Controlling Migration Fund' to secure funding to deliver some of the
Community Cohesion report recommendations.
Liverpool businesses invited to play with Merseyside football legends in
celebrity golf classic
CAUDWELL Children, the national charity that provides practical and
emotional support to disabled children and their families, is looking for
businesses and private individuals to join a host of Merseyside football legends
at its annual Caudwell Children Celebrity Golf Classic (CCCGC).
The event, which takes place at the Praia D'El Rey Golf Club, in Portugal, on
Thursday, 14 September 2017 and Friday, 15 September, 2017, will see the likes of Liverpool's
Ronnie Whelan, Mark Lawrenson and Alan Kennedy joining former Everton centre
half, Derek Mountfield for what the charity desrcibes as:- '1 of the most
prestigious charity golf events in Europe.'
Kerrie Davies, Head of Events at Caudwell Children, says that other Merseyside
greats are still to be confirmed. She said:- "Reds 'Super Sub' David Fairclough,
is a regular at the event and were hopeful that David James, the Liverpool and
former England goalkeeper, will play again after staring in the event last
The Praia D'El Rey is one of the most stunning courses in Europe. As Kerrie
explained:- "Located on the coast it's set amongst extensive pine forests
and undulating dunes and it has the most spectacular view over the Atlantic, and
the Berlenga Islands beyond.
The course has been designed by the renowned American golf architect Cabell B.
Robinson. The deep bunkers, sloping greens and sandy dunes contrast sharply with
the lush fairways, making it the complete golf challenge."
Kerrie is hopeful that keen golfers, who follow both Merseyside clubs, won't be
able to resist the combination of sun, sand, sangria and a round of golf with
their football heroes. She said:- "The CCCGC is a fantastic way to thank
corporate clients, reward high achievers, and network with business people
whilst raising funds for disabled children."
Kerrie says that golfers will also get to mix with some great names from the
words of sport, music, television and film. As she explained:- "We've
enjoyed the support of some fantastic names over the years. Ant and Dec, Tom
Lister who played Emmerdale arch villain Carl King, Olympic sprinter John Regis
and Oliver and James Phelps, who played the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter
series of films, have all played in the CCCGC."
Dean Andrews, the critically acclaimed actor who starred in Life on Mars, Last
Tango in Halifax and Waterloo Road, is delighted to be heading for the sun. As
he explained:- "I love playing in this event. It will be a fantastic
couple of days on a spectacular course, with fantastic people for a really
important cause. The event is superbly organised and the fine dining and
convivial atmosphere add to the enjoyment."
Ticket packages for the event include 3 nights' accommodation at the luxurious,
5 star, Praia D'El Rey Marriot Beach resort. "Players get a fantastic
breakfast, lunch on the course, drinks in the clubhouse and three sensational
evening meals featuring Portuguese and Mediterranean menus." Said Kerrie.
Harry Potter star, Oliver Phelps says he's looking forward to playing in the
event again. He said:- "It's always a great laugh and very social. The
perfect mix when raising money for such a great cause."
For more information and to book a team contact the Caudwell Children Events
Team on:- 01782 600112.
"MOST of the local media will have met Alan Fletcher, who
was the founder of Liverpool's Paramount Stewarding and Security Ltd. but we are
saddened to report that he has died. Alan was well respected and will be missed
at many of Liverpool's and Southport's major events. Our thoughts and deepest
sympathies go out to his all his family and to all his colleagues at Paramount
Stewarding and Security." from all of us Southport and Mersey Reporter.