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Publication Date:- 2018-07-04
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Oil spotted in water on Southport Beach

SEFTON Council has been warning dog walkers to stay away from Palm oil that was thought to have been washed ashore, from a 26 year old shipwreck, located off the North Wales coast.  The yellow lumps, if eaten by dogs can be highly toxic to them, and recently more chunks of the substance have been uncovered by the outgoing tide, on Merseyside's beaches. But we have also been told that on Southport Beach, small amount what looks like engine lubrication oil was found by dog walkers in standing water, near the Weld Road Roundabout.

We popped over to take a look and also found traces of a liquid oil that can prove to be incredibly dangerous to wild life and also to pets. We have notified Sefton Council about the appearance of what looks like chemicals within pools of water within that area.

How it got into the water in there and what it is, is unknown, but any oil can have a significance, so please report any other sightings to Sefton Council's Coast and Countryside Rangers, via emailing them to:- Coast.Countryside@Sefton.Gov.UK.

Military Vehicle event at Heatons Bridge Inn at Burscough has been postponed

THE 1st of 2 Military Vehicle event of 2018, that was due to be held at Heatons Bridge Inn, Burscough, on 7 April and 8 April, has had to be postponed on this occasion. This much anticipated event will now take place in May. Paul Connolly, Event Co-ordinator said: - "Sadly the field we use for the event is totally waterlogged, so we have had to postpone our event. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience because of the postponement. The event will now be held on Bank Holiday, 5 May to 6 May 2018, at the venue, weather permitting."

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