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Deliveroo is celebrating 4 years of trading with a look at local have been eating habits during lockdown

DELIVEROO, the on demand food delivery service, is celebrating its 4th birthday in Southport with a lookback at what locals have been eating during lockdown. New data from Deliveroo reveals that Saturday, at 7:22pm, is the most popular time for Southport locals to order Deliveroo. Further data has shown locals love British food the most, followed by American and Chinese.

Most popular dishes ordered during lockdown:-

1. Cod and Chips from The Fryery.

2. Sharing Pepperoni Pizza from Pizza Hut Restaurant.

3. Co-op Fairtrade Small Bananas from The Co-op.

4. Kinder Bueno Waffle from The Milk Room.

5. Crispy Aromatic Duck from Orient Takeaway.

Since its launch in the Town 4 years ago, more than 30 restaurants have signed up to the platform. Deliveroo has created work for more than 40 people, with the majority of these being the Deliveroo riders who deliver your food which is cooked fresh to order and delivered to your door within 30 minutes. Deliveroo supports local businesses in Southport, with 60% of its restaurant partners being local independent restaurants, creating new revenue streams for homegrown culinary talent.

Harison Foster, Deliveroo UK Regional Director said:- "Our whole team here at Deliveroo are delighted that our rapid growth in Southport over the past four years means that customers have more choice, restaurants are able to increase their revenue, and riders have opportunity to choose well paid, flexible work."

Deliveroo is focused on providing the ultimate food delivery experience. Customers have the option to order via the Deliveroo app and receive food as soon as in as little as under 30 minutes from a variety of leading local, independent and best loved chain restaurants, conveniently delivered to their homes and offices.

Person looking for sea mussels leads to HM Coastguard call out

ON 7 July 2020, the HM Coastguard Crosby Team were tasked to a report of a concern of safety to a member of public in the area of Crosby Leisure centre. The report stated that a person was seen far out on the tide line near to the outfall pipe. With daylight fading and a flooding tide, not to mention a build up of mist in the area at the time, the 1st informant was quite right to call and ask for Coastguard to check the welfare of the person.

Once the team arrived on location they liaised with Merseyside Police. Team members were then deployed to approach the person and investigate that everything was okay and ask if she required the teams assistance. It turned out that the member of public was actually looking for sea mussels on the rocks. Safety advice was given out and it was agreed that it would be safer if the person ceased her search and carry it out when it was safer conditions. With the person leaving the area the a HM Coastguard Crosby Team said that their assistance was no longer required. The team then returned to station and were stood down from tasking.

A HM Coastguard Crosby Team said:- "This was a FAWGI (False alarm with good intent) tasking. We actively encourage members of the public to dial 999 and ask for The Coastguard if they see anything that doesn't look right whilst on our coastline. Time is of the essence to give us a better chance of carrying out a successful rescue. This time thankfully it was a false alarm but next time it might be more serious. If you ever neads assistance in a Coastal Emergancy, always dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard."

Liverpool City Council telephone Contact Centre to close at weekends

LIVERPOOL City Council's telephone Contact Centre will no longer be open at weekends starting from later this month. It follows a reduction in hours during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen calls answered only between 8am and 6pm, 7 days a week. The change to weekday only opening brings Liverpool into line with other big 'core' Cities and follows increased preference by residents in a modern world to use online form, emails and automated telephony services to deal with enquiries. The new arrangement will mean the Contact Centre will still be open when 87% of calls are received, and will also deliver savings of around ₤1 million per year.  The proposal does not affect Careline; the Adults and Children's Contact Centre; which will remain open 24/7. Extended opening times may still be offered occasionally to deal with emergencies such as extreme weather, or for major tourist events, and elections.  The change will be introduced from the week commencing Monday, 20 July 2020. The decision to reduce the hours was agreed by Cabinet in December 2019. Councillor Liz Parsons, Cabinet member for Communities and Partnerships, said:- "Technology has changed dramatically since we launched our Contact Centre more than 20 years ago. More and more people are getting in touch through digital means, such as emails and filling in the forms we have on our website. Our social media channels also have a large reach and are another way of us pushing out important messages to residents, without them having to get in touch with us. We do however recognise that not everybody has access to or uses IT, so we are committed to retaining the service during those working hours when we know the vast majority of people get in touch with us. We continue to make sure that our Careline Service will remain open day and night. It has been well documented that we have lost 65% of our budget over the last decade and this means we have to ensure we are making the most of the funding we have."

Reminder Coastal Road works due to start again

ESSENTIAL works on the Coastal Road in Southport are continuing to help improve access for both cyclists and pedestrians. The works are part of the Southport East West Cycle Link improvement scheme thanks to funding from the Liverpool City Region and primarily compromises of the widening of cycle track between Weld Road roundabout and the bridge at Pinfold Lane. Contractors are carrying the work out in stages to ensure minimal disruption to traffic and the road will be reopened in sections, beginning with the Shore Road to Pinfold Lane in mid July 2020. Works to the Northern section of the Coastal Road, from Weld Road to Shore Road, are expected to be finalised in September 2020. For more information about road closures in Sefton visit:- RoadWorks.Org.  Cllr John Fairclough, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Locality Services, said:- "Work on the scheme was due to begin in April but unfortunately the start date was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are confident of completing the scheme in earnest by September 2020. We have been delighted that during these works we have been able to maintain access for cyclists and pedestrians for socially distanced exercise and we will continue to update our communities as the works near completion."

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