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Twilight green will allow Golfers in Sefton to save money

SEFTON Council is reminding golfers about the money-saving prices for late round tickets at its Bootle and Southport Courses. Twilight green fees kick in from 4pm at both Bootle Golf Course when green fees reduce from up to ₤16 to just ₤8.50. At Southport Golf Links prices drop from as much as ₤18 to ₤12 from 4pm and are then reduced even further, to ₤8, from 6pm. Cllr Ian Moncur, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said:- "Our Twilight prices represent great value and mean that golfers can save as much as ₤7.50 per round at Bootle and ₤10 at Southport during the long sunny summer evenings. Plus, when we re-opened in May, in line with the Government's Coronavirus guidelines, we held our green fees at 2019 prices so golfers playing later on in the day can take advantage of double savings."

Whatever time they want to play, people wanting to book their tee slot by telephoning Bootle Golf Course on:- 01519281371 or Southport Links on:- 01704535286. Slots are available every 10 minutes, from 8am to 7pm. Cllr Ian Moncur added:- "Bootle has recently been described as a 'a great course with plenty of sand traps, great greens and fairways' and 'Very good for the money!' on the golfing website And Southport was described by one TripAdvisor reviewer last year as the best municipal golf course they had played on. So, I would recommend anyone wanting to enjoy a value-for-money round of golf goes a long and takes advantage of a Twilight ticket soon."

People can find out more about Sefton Council's Bootle and Southport Links courses at:- Sefton.Gov.UK.

Park visitors urged to stay away from lakes amid toxin concerns from algae bloom

Lake warning - Visitors are being urged to stay away from the water....

THE public is being urged to stay away from a number of park lakes, within 3 Liverpool Parks amid concerns that a harmful toxin is spreading from a blue green algae bloom caused by the recent heat wave. Liverpool City Council has ordered the banning of swimming, fishing and boating at lakes in Sefton Park, Walton Hall Park and Newsham Park whilst tests are carried out. The toxin can cause vomiting in humans and prove life threatening to animals and the Council is warning dog walkers not to allow their pets to get near the water. Water samples have been sent to the Environment Agency for a toxicology report and until the results are back, the lakes will remain off limits. If the results are negative, the precautionary lake ban will be immediately lifted, but if the toxin text is positive it is anticipated it will take a month for the lakes to be treated and given a clean bill of health. Blue Green algae blooms are not uncommon in summer, especially during a warm weather spell as recently experienced. The parks themselves will remain open to the public. Liverpool City Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Highways, Councillor Sharon Connor said:- "Although the presence of a toxin has not been confirmed at this stage we realise that Blue Green algae can cause a health risk, particularly to young children and animals. Until the test results come back on the water samples in these lakes we have no other option than to stop all activity. These type of algae blooms are not unusual in warm weather and a number of steps are being taken to aerate the lakes to prevent it spreading. Despite the ban on these lakes our beautiful parks remain open for people to enjoy and we have been encouraging their use all summer to help people get exercise as safely as they can whilst observing Covid-19 safety guidelines."

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