asked to plan ahead during the Summer Holidays
FOR many, summer
usually means family holidays, but COVID-19 has complicated
things this year. With staycation becoming the norm, more and
more people are heading out on day trips or mini UK breaks. But,
we all must still remember to follow the guidelines, we know
that outdoors is generally safer than indoors, social distancing
is key, cleaning and sanitising hands can mitigate risk and we
must be wearing masks when we're on public transport or in shops
and visitor attractions.
It's also key to think ahead and plan your journey, as we know
the good weather sees more people heading to the beauty spots
around the borough, but this can also lead to increased:-
traffic, parking nightmares and long delays for everyone. So, if
you're intending to visit the areas, then please check your
local Radio Stations for Traffic Updates and follow Sefton
Council's social media channels for status of local car parks
and traffic alerts.
So why not think about alternative ways to get here?
Merseyrail said:- "We have an excellent rail service along
the Sefton Coast. The Merseyrail Northern Line runs every 15
minutes in both directions between Liverpool and Southport and
with many of our visitor attractions within a short walk away,
it couldn't be easier."
But remember when travelling on public transport too:-
Keep a safe distance from your fellow passengers on train
services; your personal space has never been more important.
don't leave home without your face masks; as they are now
mandatory at Stations and on public transport; and dispose of it
correctly in a bin.
Don't carry open bottles of alcohol on
trains or at Stations; remember the Merseyrail network is an
alcohol free zone.
Respect rail staff and other passengers. We
won't tolerate anti social behaviour of any kind. Just text:-
61016 or call:- 0800405040 if you need help or you see something
that needs reporting.
Sefton is also served by several bus service providers, from
Merseytravel, Arriva and Stagecoach, so why not give the bus a
try! But don't forget your face mask.
you prefer hopping on your bike, there are plenty of different
cycle routes with varying difficulty ratings and distances...
you don't want to travel with your bikes, you can hire them at
both the Eco Visitor Centre and Southport Train Station.
Don't forget that on the Merseyrail network you can take your
bike along for free, without pre-booking, making your journey
choice even easier. As lots of these cycling routes can be
accessed from railway Stations too.
Peter Moore, Head of Highways and Public Protection said:-
"With the easing of lockdown restrictions, we have seen more
vehicles returning to our roads. We want to remind everyone to
plan their journey or to think about whether you even need to
make your journey by car, as there are many different ways to
get to our visitor attractions. But, if you do need to drive,
drive safely and consider other road users and local residents.
There are more walkers and cyclists around and we're trying to
improve road space to support people who are choosing active
travel on their return to work as well as for daily exercise."
For walking and cycling routes and guide visit:-
for public transport information visit:-
Bill Esterson MP responds to
SEFTON Central MP
Bill Esterson has said:- "Congratulations to everyone who
achieved your expected ALevel grades. It must be a tremendous
relief in this most difficult of years. But, many students have
been marked down and for any constituents who want help in
appealing, my staff will try to help if you email me on:-
It's been a challenging year for students, made harder by the
confusing process. The Conservative Government's handling of
exams has been a fiasco. I am calling on ministers to sort out
the mess and address the injustice of grade suppression
experienced by so many students today. Meantime my staff and I
will do what we can to try to help."
Liverpool City Region
Combined Authority joins the Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Mayor Steve Rotheram has announced that Liverpool City Region
Combined Authority is the 1st Governmental body in the world to
join the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll). The worldwide
alliance currently comprises academic and thought leadership
organisations and seeks to ensure that the economy prioritises
shared wellbeing and a healthy planet. Over the last year
Liverpool City Region has been working with the alliance and has
been inspired by the wealth of ideas from its members.
The announcement of Liverpool City Region's membership follows
the release of its economic recovery plan, Building Back Better.
The plan provides a blueprint for how the City Region will
recover economically from the Covid-19 pandemic by building an
economy that is globally competitive, environmentally
responsible and socially inclusive.
The plan has four key themes; the business ecosystem, people
focused recovery, place, and a green recovery; and includes
proposals for a ₤1.4bn investment from Government that would
unlock ₤8.8bn worth of projects and create more than 120,000
jobs. This includes the Mersey Tidal Power project, which can
contribute to the UK's long term sustainable energy mix, while
creating employment for thousands.
Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Steve Rotheram said:-
"When I said that there was no going back to normal after the
crisis, I meant it. That means building a society that focuses
on the 5 Es: employment, the environment, the eco system, the
economy and essential workers. I want the Liverpool City Region
to be the most inclusive, fair and socially just economy in the
country. Our economic recovery plan lays out how we'll do that
and I'm proud that we are is the first Governmental body in the
world to join the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll). I look
forward to working with them, sharing ideas from all over the
world and making Liverpool City Region a model of how we can
make the economy work for people, and not the other way round.
Working with WEAll will inform how we truly reshape and renew
our economy. The wellbeing of our people and our communities
will be the real measure of our success as we emerge from this
Katherine Trebeck, Advocacy and Influencing Lead, Wellbeing
Economy Alliance:- "The
role of Government in transforming how our economies operate
cannot be underestimated. So Governments at all levels are
natural partners for the wellbeing economy movement. WEAll is
thrilled to welcome the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority
as a member of our diverse network. WEAll is excited to learn
from them, connect them with our members, and amplify their
pioneering work, which demonstrates that a wellbeing economy is
not just what is needed, but with political will, it is entirely
Summer food programme
and its partners is once again leading the way in providing food
to Schoolchildren in need throughout the summer holidays. This
is the 5th year that Sefton Council and Sefton Council For
Voluntary Services (Sefton CVS) have provided meals to those
Schoolchildren who are most in need of additional hot meals
throughout the borough. This year families that would not
normally receive free School Meals, but may have been furloughed
or lost their jobs during the Covid-19 pandemic are also being
supported by the scheme. Over 5 thousand meals, in the form of
takeaway packed lunches, are served during the scheme, which
helps support families across Sefton who are most in need of
help, allowing them to end a reliance on School Meals to help
nourish their children. Sefton Council is again working in
partnership with Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) to
co-ordinate additional access to food with local Voluntary,
Community and Faith (VCF) sector organisations across the
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council's Cabinet Member for
Communities and Housing said:- "This is always a very
important service to provide and once again we are able to help
people who would otherwise struggle to put food on the table. We
have had families tell us that without this service, they would
have to miss paying bills to accommodate the extra cost of
feeding their children during those summer months. Sadly there
is a need for schemes such as the Access To Food Programme and
we are delighted that we are once again able to help and support
those families that are most in need within our communities."
Angela White, Chief Executive of Sefton CVS said:- "We
understand that the summer holidays can be an extremely
challenging time for some families. We are pleased to be working
alongside Sefton Council to offer a coordinated response to meet
the needs of our local communities."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
THE total UK daily
number of lab-confirmed positive test results:-
1,009. The total
overall UK lab-confirmed positive test results:-
number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total,
was sadly reported to be:-
18, with the total number of deaths of
people who have had a positive test result now standing at:-
In England, there are a total of:- 270,971
confirmed cases since the outbreak. North West - total of:-
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK
1,001. The current number of COVID-19 patients
currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:-
Daily number of COVID-patients admitted to UK Hospitals:-
129. Due to new UK Government
system of reporting we are having to sort out a new system to
bring you the local area results, for the Liverpool City Region
and surrounding areas.
NOTE:- Public Health England and NHSX have again said
that:- "We have not received the latest data for cases
and tests in England. We will update today's records as soon
as they become available. The reporting of deaths is being
re–developed for public and media access."