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Beales department store in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
New Beales department store in Southport delighted to welcome seven local concessions

Beales has signed up SEVEN local concessions for its new department store in Lord Street in Southport.  Beales owner Tony Brown praised Stand Up For Southport and Southport BID after successful appeals for local businesses to join the new venture ahead of its opening this August.  He said: “We have now signed up seven local businesses to come in and

Southport Food and Drink Festival. Photo by Sefton Council
Southport Food and Drink Festival 2021 dates revealed with new home and garden experience

The dates for this year’s Southport Food & Drink Festival have been revealed!  The event was originally due to take place in June, but was postponed due to Covid restrictions.  Sefton Council has now announced that the popular three day smorgasbord of food vendors, pop up drinks stalls and live entertainment will take place between Friday, September 3 and Sunday,

Ainsdale Village in Southport
Plea made to keep Ainsdale in Southport Constituency and add two wards from Formby

A plea has been made to keep Ainsdale within the Southport Parliamentary constituency and to reject plans to include four new wards from West Lancashire.  Sefton Conservative Group is instead calling for the current Southport constituency to add Harrington and Ravenmeols wards from Formby.  Last month the Boundary Commission for England (BCE) published its initial proposals for new constituency boundaries,

Plans have been submitted for a new rollercoaster at Southport Pleasureland
Thrilling roller coaster with ‘spectacular views’ along coast planned for Southport Pleasureland

A thrilling new roller coaster offering “spectacular views” along the coast is the latest new attraction being earmarked for Southport Pleasureland  The stunning 35 metre high ‘Thunderbolt’ ride would be built right along Marine Drive coast road, becoming a dominant new landmark that can be seen for miles by people living along the Lancashire coast and beyond.  Earlier this month,

A number of exciting festivals and events are taking place in Southport
Southport set for HUGE weekend of festivals, events and outdoor markets this weekend

Southport is looking forward to a weekend of Festivals, outdoor markets and other big events this weekend! Our resort will come alive with events to suit people of all ages and tastes. Here’s what you can enjoy! It’s a great time to get out and enjoy some great days out, while also supporting local shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and other

The Botanic Gardens in Churchtown in Southport
Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens Museum could become new hotel with plans for boats, fair rides and high ropes course

The historic Botanic Gardens Museum in Churchtown in Southport could be transformed into a new hotel and wedding venue incorporating a restaurant, bar and cafe.  Boating could return to the lake, while a new cafe could open on the northern edge.  Other new attractions could include: a Victorian carousel, heritage fairground attractions, butterfly house, cactus house, and a destination scale


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