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More advice available for EU citizens

EU CITIZENS who need help to complete their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) can now get support from organisations in Liverpool. Liverpool Citizens Advice and Migrant Help have both secured Home Office funding to offer guidance to hard to reach or vulnerable EU citizens and citizens of:- Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland who need help to complete their EUSS applications.

There are 2 organisations who are able to support people such as those who are:-

► Young and leaving care

► Members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities

► Ill or who have a disability

► Elderly

► Victims of domestic abuse

► Victims of modern slavery and human trafficking

► Homeless

People in Liverpool who would like advice from these organisations can find opening times and contact details through the Council's Brexit Pages and for more information about them and more advice, please visit:- Liverpool.Gov.UK/Brexit.

Cosi Doerfel-Hill, EUSS support Officer from Citizens Advice Liverpool, said:- "We are really pleased that our charity can support EU citizens who might otherwise struggle to complete these essential applications themselves. Our service is free, independent and confidential. Our team is ready to help anyone who needs practical assistance from the start to the finish of the process and we can contact the Home Office as well if that's needed. We can also offer appointments at a range of different places across the City - so just give us a call or send us an email with your details and we'll get back to you. Or if you work for an organisation that has contact with vulnerable EU citizens in Liverpool then we can consider making special arrangements to visit and complete a number of applications with people at the same session."

People must apply through the EUSS to retain the rights that they currently have after the UK leaves the EU. They have until 31 December 2020 to apply to the EUSS if the UK leaves without a deal. There is no charge to apply for settled and pre-settled status, and the majority of people will not need to pay a solicitor or advisor to make their application. Most people will be able to apply through an app for Android devices that lets applicants scan their ID documents. If applicants do not have access to an Android device and they do not want to post their documents Liverpool City Council offers a drop in document scanning service at the City Centre 1 Stop Shop, St John's Market, on Tuesdays from 9.45an to 11.45am. There is a ₤14 fee for using this service which has been set by the Home Office.

Said Cllr Liz Parsons, Cabinet Member for Communities and Partnerships, said:- "It is great news that we have organisations in the City that can support people to complete their applications. Some people may be feeling anxious about applying, but the sooner they make contact with 1 of these organisations in Liverpool the sooner they can get guidance and most people have found the process straightforward to complete. Liverpool has always prided itself on being a welcoming and diverse City and it is very important to us that EU citizens who have made Liverpool their home can continue living, working and being part of our City."

Get ready for the Southport Air Show 2019
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.

THE Southport Air Show is getting ready to light up the sky with the imaginative use of pyros and LED lights, as the Southport Coastline provides a magical backdrop for some amazing flying displays, on Friday, 6 September 2019. Sefton Council have confirmed that a number of aircraft, will be fitted with aircraft fitted to fire fireworks and others with LED lights, which will dance in the sky. Closing the night will be a firework finale, sponsored by Davanti Tyres, designed and fired by British Musical Fireworks Championship 'Champions of Champions,' Sirotechnics. The display promises to be is an amazing end to an evening; with a twist that will not be revealed until that night!

Friday Flying Times...

Model Aero Club 18:00
BBMF 19:00
Tucano 19:20
Black Cats 19:30
Typhoon 19:38
Tigers 19:49
Fireflies 20:07
OTTO 20:20

But the fun doesn't end on Friday Night... Over the following 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, expect lots of action on the ground and in the sky. With 2 full days of flying, both with plenty of entertainment in between.

Saturday Flying Times...   Sunday Flying Times...
Model Aero Club 10:30
Tigers Army Parachute Display Team 13:00
Richard Goodwin Pitts 13:25
Black Cats 13:38
Strikemaster Pair 13:47
Fireflies Aerobatic Team 14:01
The Blades 14:13
OTTO The Helicopter 14:31
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers 14:42
BBMF 15:00 Tutor 15:20
Tucano  15:29 Gazelle Squadron  15:39
T-33 Shooting Star 15:51
Saab Tunnan 16:01
Saab Viggen 16:11
P-47 Thunderbolt 16:21
The Typhoon 16:34
  Model Aero Club 10:30
Tigers Army Parachute Display Team 13:00
Richard Goodwin Pitts 13:27
OTTO The Helicopter 13:40
P-47 Thunderbolt 13:50
BBMF 14:00
Fireflies Aerobatic Team 14:20
The Blades 14:32
Black Cats 14:50
Saab Tunnan 14:59
Saab Viggen 15:09
Aerosuperbatics Wingwalkers 15:19
Tutor 15:36
Tucano  15:45
Gazelle Squadron  15:55
T-33 Shooting Star 16:07
Strikemaster Pair 16:17
The Typhoon 16:30

On the ground we are told that you will find flight simulators, static aircraft to explore, also climbing walls, assault courses and even a diving tank with a real life Marine! Plus lots more...  For more information and to book tickets online go to:- VisitSouthport.Com.  Also, why not make a weekend of your visit and book at hotel or B&B; Southport has many fantastic hotels to pick from and lots to do in the evenings.

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