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Announces Plans to Make Pavements Accessible for All
RESPONDING to the Department for
Transport’s announcement to launch a consultation on pavement parking, that we
ran in our last daily
update, on 31 August 2020, Cllr David Renard,
who us the Local Government Associations' Transport Spokesman,
said:- “Pavement parking and damaged pavements is 1 of the biggest complaints
from pedestrians; and not just in London. The LGA has long called for the ban on
pavement parking to be extended to all areas of England, with councils able to
make exemptions, so we are pleased government has launched this consultation.
Councils share the Government's aim to promote active travel and this measure
should make walking more attractive and safer for everyone, including vulnerable
Southport's Aldi gets a
fresh new look
ALDI, in Southport, will reveal a
fresh new look the Town Center store, when it re-opens to customers, on
Thursday, 3 September 2020. Standing at 1,315 sqm of retail space, a more
customer focused layout with wider aisles allows for the products customers know
and love to be found more easily, whilst browsing new ranges.
The transformation is part of Aldi's £300m investment into further improving its
stores and services across the UK, and is based on feedback from more than
50,000 customers. The Project Fresh renovations have been ongoing since 2018.
The new look store offers increased space, dedicated to fresh British meat and
fish, as well as:- health and beauty products, award winning beers, wines and
spirits, famous Mamia babycare products, and a new and improved Food to Go
section, offering a choice of fresh salads, sandwiches and sushi for busy
The format has been created to make shopping easier for Southport customers and
the new look store will now have wider aisles and clearer signs to make shopping
effortless. Fresh bread and cakes have been moved to the last aisle preventing
them getting squashed under customers' shopping and the store will now offer
new, easy to browse freezers.
The store employs 41 members of the local community, and the refurbishment will
create an additional 2 job opportunities, in a welcome boost to the Town's
Aldi Store Manager, Andrew Rimmer, said:- "The store is looking fantastic,
and we can't wait to welcome our loyal customers back so they can see it for
themselves. We're committed to making sure that the shopping experience each
customer enjoys in our stores is on a par with the products and services they're
used to. Customers will notice a few small changes throughout the store to align
with social distancing guidelines, ensuring we keep our community safe, and we
thank you for the co-operation in ensuring the safety of both our colleagues and
LGA respond to the latest
RESPONDING to the
latest official suicides statistics for England and Wales, for
2019, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government
Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:- "Every
suicide is a tragedy and it is worrying that we continue to see
particularly high rates among males and in certain age groups,
including a long-term increase in under 25's generally. Suicide
prevention is a public health priority for local government and
every Council has a suicide prevention plan in place. Councils
are already working closely with:- Schools, Railway Operators,
businesses, Hospitals and the Police to prevent suicide and help
those affected by it. We also need a new national focus on
helping everyone stay mentally well, including for those
affected by Coronavirus, backed up by funding for Councils to
spend with local partners such as the voluntary and community
sector, to help prevent more serious problems from developing.
The forthcoming Spending Review provides an opportunity for much
needed investment in Council services, including public health,
to help further strengthen local action to reduce and prevent
suicide using Councils' locally driven approach."
from Mossley Hill gets active to help manage anxiety
A new campaign is
being launched encouraging people with health conditions to be
more active. Liverpool City Council's Public Health and Physical
Activity and Sports Development teams are working in partnership
with Sport England and NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning
Group (CCG) to provide activities and support targeted at those
aged between 40 to 75 years.
Liverpool's Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton, said:-
"Being more active is one of the best things you can do for
yourself, even if you're healthy. But it's especially useful if
you're living with a health condition. Activity can often help
manage symptoms and protect your health. We know that a
significant number of people in the city living with a health
condition do not meet the physical activity guidelines. Many
also lack confidence to become active, are unsure what
activities are suitable for their condition and feel being
active is not for them. This campaign aims to address these
issues because there are lots of simple tricks you can use to
build activity into your daily routine, and any activity can
help you feel better."
It is the latest phase of the Fit for Me physical activity
campaign, which has reached over 100,000 people across the city
since its launch in 2016. The campaign is aligned to the
national We Are Undefeatable campaign; led by 15 of the UK's
largest health and social care charities and supported by
National Lottery funding through Sport England. Fit for Me
offers the opportunity to help motivate people to improve their
health and wellbeing, quality of life and encourage positive
changes to their lifestyles.
Dr Maurice Smith, a GP in South Liverpool and member Liverpool
CCG's Governing Body said:- "The recent Coronavirus
pandemic has highlighted risks for people with underlying health
conditions. All the evidence is that being active and healthier
gives you a better chance of recovering faster from COVID-19 and
other viral illnesses, as well as being good for your mental
It features inspirational stories of local people with health
conditions and how becoming active in a way that works for them
has helped with their mental and physical health. The partners
are working with organisations such as local charities,
community, faith and voluntary organisations plus NHS providers
to help spread the message.
Sarah Ruane, Strategic Lead for Health at Sport England, said:-
"We are delighted to be able to support Liverpool City
Council with this important campaign. As well as communicating
the benefits of being active for most people living with a
health condition, the learnings from the campaign will support
those commissioning and designing physical activity services.
This includes coaches, fitness instructors through to healthcare
professionals and anyone who inspires and supports people with
Visit the Fit For Me website:-
FitForMe.Info and find out what you can do.
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,295 cases and the total number now stand at 337,168, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 3 according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 41,504.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 764. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 60. Daily number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.
In England, there are a total of 291,179 confirmed cases. North West - total of 53,577 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
2,885 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 741 confirmed cases.
► Knowsley, 1,086 confirmed
► Sefton, 1,699
Helens, 1,291 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 2,218
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
► Blackburn with Darwen, 1,855 confirmed cases.
1,105 confirmed cases.
2,429 confirmed cases.
1,603 confirmed cases.
East, 2,398 confirmed cases.
West and Chester, 2,149 confirmed cases.
8,268 confirmed cases.
4,338 confirmed cases.
2,945 confirmed cases.
► Preston, 1,451 confirmed
2,277 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 1,832 confirmed
► Stockport, 1,990 confirmed
1,956 confirmed cases.
1,709 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,425 confirmed
2,335 confirmed cases.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
► City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
► Parts of Pendle
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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