Stand Up For Southport aims to create a positive voice for the many great things happening in our town. Read all the latest news here. As a community news site, we welcome guest blogs and contributions from local writers, community figures and journalism students. Please email us at: standupforsouthport@gmail.com 

Southport Market. Photo by Mark Shirley
Southport Market
Southport Market opening hours revealed as hundreds ‘awestruck’ by new look attraction

The opening hours of the new Southport Market have been revealed as the opening day of this “outstanding venue” was hailed a huge success.  Pizza ovens have fired, pies have risen and ice cream scooped as the first customers of the brand new Southport Market enjoyed its launch yesterday (Thursday, 22nd July). Hundreds of Sangdrounders and tourists visited the refurbished

Refuse collectors at work in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Sefton Council says ‘pingdemic’ is impacting services with many staff isolating at home

Sefton Council says its staff are ‘feeling the effects’ of the current ‘pingdemic’ which is seeing thousands of people being told to isolate through the NHS Covid app. Council Leader Cllr Ian Maher says many council staff members are currently isolating, while others have been temporarily transferred to other frontline teams such as burials and cremations to ensure the continuation

Landmark buildings in Southport: Garrick Theatre; Victoria Building; Botanic Gardens Museum; and Debenhams
20 landmark Southport buildings and what they could become

  What is happening with Southport’s landmark buildings? And what could they become?  Last year was a perilous time for some of our favourite venues. Last March saw Debenhams and Beales department stores on Lord Street both shut in March. Places such as the Grand Casino on Lord Street had sat empty and vandalised for years.  Things are looking up

Southport Market. Photo by Andrew Brown Media
Southport Market
Southport Market ‘a fantastic addition to resort’ as diners give their verdict on new attraction

Visitors have praised the new look Southport Market as “a fantastic addition to Southport” as the resort’s newest attraction officially opened its doors today.  The venue opened its doors to customers at 10am this morning, following a £1.4million transformation into an exciting new food, drink and events space.  Visitors can enjoy a choice of food from around the world from

Poutine from Down And Oot in Southport Market
Southport Market
Southport’s first ever Canadian eatery Down And Out brings Poutine and great steaks to Southport Market

Southport’s first ever Canadian eatery is about to open inside the new look Southport Market.   Down And Oot will offer delicacies including Canada’s national dish, which promises to become a real cult favourite locally.  Poutine consists of crispy skin-on fries, hot stringy cheese curds with Down And Oot’s special Poutine gravy, with a choice of other toppings – including lobster

Tarts from the King Street Bakery at Southport Market
Southport Market
Southport Market already acting as a catalyst to attract new businesses and investment into town

By Andrew Brown The new Southport Market is already becoming a catalyst for attracting new investment and new businesses into the ‘Market Quarter’ and elsewhere in the town centre.  The stunning new facility officially opens at 10am this Thursday (22nd July), following a £1.4million transformation led by Sefton Council. Funding was secured through Southport Town Deal and Liverpool City Region

IllumiDex UK L;td has won the contract to install Christmas decorations in Formby
Formby will be lit up this Christmas with some sparkling festive surprises

Formby will be lit up this Christmas with some sparkling festive surprises on the way!  Local lighting firm IllumiDex UK Ltd has just been awarded the contract to sprinkle its magic on the town with planning already underway to bring smiles to the faces of local families and Christmas shoppers.  IllumiDex UK Ltd has been earning an impressive reputation in

A burger at Allotment in Southport
Southport Market
Allotment blooms at Southport Market with mouth watering burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries

A Southport firm which specialises in low and slow cooked food is offering visitors a mouth-watering selection of American-inspired hand-crafted burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries when they open at the new look Southport Market.  Allotment has earned a big following for its food and drink ever since it opened in Birkdale Village in Southport in 2017.  Owners and best


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