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Local residents have prevented engineers from Openreach from installing poles and overhead wires on Griffiths Drive in Southport
System which allows Openreach to install overhead cables in Southport is ‘unacceptable’ says council

The ability of Openreach to install overhead wires across roads in Southport with little consultation with local residents is “unacceptable” according to Sefton Council.  Openreach has met with some fierce protests from people living in the town this year, with several occasions of angry home owners using their cars to block their roads and prevent access.  Openreach has been installing

Sefton 4 Good awards event at Maghull Town Hall
Sefton Citizen 4 Good Award winners revealed as 18 local champions (and one dog) honoured

18 people, and a dog, were celebrated for the difference they made in the community.   Taking place at Maghull Town Hall, this is the second Citizen 4 Good event of the year and was attended by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns, the nominees, their families and their nominators. Said Catrin Hughes, Event organiser and Volunteer Development officer for

Southport Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker, Jamie Proctor
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Southport FC sign experienced striker Jamie Proctor ahead of pre-season friendlies

Southport Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of experienced striker, Jamie Proctor. The 32 year old centre forward joins the Sandgrounders following his recent departure from Barrow AFC. Jamie arrives on the eve of Southport’s first pre-season friendly, which kicks-off at 7.30pm this Tuesday (16th July 2024) against Preston North End. Buy your ticket here. Proctor’s Pathway Jamie

The Poundland store, previously Wilko, inside the Southport Train Station concourse in Southport. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
Southport Poundland store to close this week as firm unable to secure long term lease

The new Poundland store in Southport is due to close this week.  Poundland opened a new shop inside the Southport Train Station concourse on  30th September last year, after quickly converting and reopening the former Wilko site.  Unfortunately Poundland has not been able to secure a long-term lease that would enable them to keep trading.    The firm is believed to

Red Rum Club have followed being praised by Elton John and a place in the Cavern Wall Of Fame in Liverpool by winning the Sefton Arts Award, sponsored by Fittons Estates, at the 2024 Grand Pride Of Sefton Awards. Finalists were Abbie Billington and Southport Hookers. Photo by Kevin Brown Photography
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Red Rum Club confirm return to Salt and Tar in Bootle for second Music Weekender

Local icons Red Rum Club have confirmed their return to Salt and Tar in Bootle for its second Music Weekender. Last year’s Saturday headliners, who won the Grand Pride Of Sefton Awards Arts Award this year, will take up the opening slot at this year’s event. They will be appearing on Thursday 15th August 2024. People can register now for

Natterjack Alpacas visited KGV Sixth Form College in Southport to promote student wellbeing
Alpacas call into KGV Sixth Form College in Southport to boost wellbeing for students

A series of workshops, informative talks, and interactive activities took place over two weeks at KGV Sixth Form College in Southport to promote student wellbeing and relieve stress during exam season.  A KGV spokesperson said: “Firstly, we welcomed Ormskirk based Natterjack Alpacas onto campus.  “Their calming presence and entertaining personalities were loved by staff and students alike, breathing a breath

Southport Aiw Show. The RAF Red Arrows
RAF Red Arrows celebrate 60th anniversary as they wow thousands at 2024 Southport Air Show

The RAF Red Arrows wowed thousands of visitors during two days of the 2024 Southport Air Show.  Families on Southport Beach were mesmerised by sensational displays on both days, as the Red Arrows celebrated their 60th anniversary in style.  The nine-aircraft display team marked their diamond season with a return of their most iconic shape, the Diamond Nine.  People enjoyed

Southport Air Show. Photo by Andrew Brown Stand Up For Southport
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Where to park for 2024 Southport Air Show with new location this year and no beach parking

There are new car parking arrangements in place for 2024 Southport Air Show.  Parking has previously taken place on Southport Beach, but the beach is not available for parking this year.  Victoria Park parking will replace this to aid with traffic flow and queueing.  Upon arriving in Southport, you will be directed to the closest event car park – please

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Saturday flying times at Southport Air Show 2024 with Red Arrows, Typhoon and more

Are you looking forward to the 2024 Southport Air Show this weekend?  These are the flying times you can expect this Saturday with aircraft including the RAF Red Arrows, Typhoon, Navywings Swordfish and more:  Saturday, 13th July 2024: 1.30pm – Catalina  1.41pm – Swordfish, Black Cats and Wasp  1.46pm – Navywings Wasp  1.54pm – Navywings Swordfsh  2.02pm – Black Cats 

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