Love My Beach Campaign


Sefton Council is a partner in the North West ‘Love my Beach’ campaign aiming to develop a community network contributing to achieving better bathing water and to support the long-term management of North West beaches.

The Sefton ‘Love my Beach’ campaign aims to create a network of local businesses, groups and individuals, who are interested in supporting coastal services, keeping the coast clean while raising awareness of the implications of their own actions, how they can have an impact on water quality as a visitor to their local beach and also by the actions they take in their own homes.

Sefton residents, visitors to our coast and local businesses are being asked to participate in an online survey, which should only take 10-15 mins to complete. The data collected will help to shape the campaign over the next 12 months.

The survey closes on Sunday, June 30, 2013. 

Sefton Library review – closures?


Carnegie Library, Crosby

Proposals to implement Sefton Council’s Strategic Plan for Libraries” will be decided at the meeting of it’s Cabinet at Southport Town Hall on Thursday 23rd May at 10:00 am.

The proposals include the possible closure of the nearest Library to Victoria Ward Carnegie Library in December 2013

The proposals include improvements to services in other Libraries including the removal of fees for reservations and PC usage.

A community group hoping to propose a rescue package for Carnegie Library has been formed calledFriends of Carnegie Library

Is Spring 6 weeks late? Moorside Park

I may be wrong but aren’t most blossom trees usually finished by now? Most have just started or have they been early for the past decade or so? Confusing! I’d say better for the bees as the weather will be warmer when they get pollinating although I noticed a large number of huge (Queen?) Bees bumbling around Crosby about a fortnight ago and many dead ones strewn around.

I noticed that this wallflower(Clematis?) on the Old Smithy at Little Crosby Village has not flowered yet even though two years ago; on the same day it was in Full bloom. See below

May 4th 2011

May 4th 2011

May4th 2013

May4th 2013

I went litter-picking in Moorside Park this morning with Friends of Moorside Park. Great time to do it as a nice warm day and the undergrowth has still not developed. Consequently the Park got a deep clean. Sadly, amongst the ancient Spangles wrappers and 5 Park Drive ciggie boxes were masses of recently deposited Dog poo bags, especially in one particular area. I’ll see If I can get a bin placed nearby.

SEfton have placed three good quality benches around the park funded by our ward grant last May as well as the new Outdoor Gym equipment. as reported in this link.

A large field has been partially ploughed and seeded with wildflowers. I discussed with F.O.M.P. chair’ Louise Hick’s and other members, the possibility of including “Incredible Edible”  type projects in the park.

Cllr Michael Roche – 4th May 2013

Working to re-open the old Liverpool Irish Centre

127 Mount Pleasant

Foyer Old Mount Pleasant Irish Centre

Foyer Old Mount Pleasant Irish Centre

From the website “The mission of Irish Friends of 127 is  to restore the Wellington Rooms, 127 Mount Pleasant, to provide a commercially sustainable world class centre for the promotion of Irish cultural activities.

We aim to ensure:

-Recognition and enhancement of heritage activities connected with the building and Irish culture
-Engagement and participation with the Irish and wider communities
-Development of sustainable employment, training and commercial opportunities

Irish Friends of 127 is a Community Interest Company that was formed in July 2012 following a Heritage Open Day held at 127 Mount Pleasant (the former Wellington Rooms/Irish Centre)

127 balltoom


“The building was opened to visitors for the two day event” and the “number of visitors wildly exceeded expectations with over 700 people passing through its doors and enjoying the nostalgia that the building holds from it’s days as the Irish centre and beyond, despite its current state of disrepair  deterioration”