The consultation with Victoria and Manor Ward residents over a proposed 20MPH scheme in the area will be held between 8th and 19th July. The roads affected are shown below. Residents in the affected areas will receive a four page consultation document in the next few days.
During 2012/13, a series of blanket 20 mph speed limit areas were introduced in various areas with the Borough. This was in line with the current Borough-wide policy for the introduction of 20 mph speed limits in all residential areas.
The policy, which was approved by Cabinet Member Transportation in October 2011, stated that the speed limit on all residential areas within Sefton, with the exception of main distributor roads, should be reduced to 20 mph as a rolling
programme over a three or four year period.
Tonight 6th June. Councillors at the Sefton Central area committee will be asked to approve a public consultation of several new 20 mph zones and the network of main distributor roads which will remain at 30/40 mph.
Here is a map showing how the proposed scheme will affect Victoria Ward. If you reside in Victoria Ward and have any comments on the proposal then please eMail me on michael.roche@firstname.lastname@example.org
The Agenda a full details of the proposed 20mph zones across Sefton and the full meeting agenda can be downloaded at this link : CLICK HERE
Households which currently have a weekly household waste collection will receive re-usable brown and white woven sacks for their plastic bottles and cardboard.
The sacks, being delivered from next week (June 10), have letters in them giving detailed information about what types of plastic and cardboard can be recycled. The letters also inform residents that the new recycling service will take place on the same day as their current refuse/recycling collections.
It is hoped that collecting these additional materials will improve recycling in areas where it tends to be lower. Currently Sefton’s borough-wide recycling rate stands at 40.8%.
Funding for the new scheme is taken from Government money and comes ahead of Sefton’s statutory obligation to introduce plastics and cardboard recycling across the borough by 2015.
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 called “Friends of Carnegie Library
Firefighters Tackle Grass Fires In Sefton – Press release 12.04.13
The dry and windy weather since the snow in early March has left areas of grassland very dry and sixty grass fires have been reported in Sefton between Friday, March 29th to Tuesday, April 9th. That includes damage to Moorside and Victoria Park in Victoria ward and also in Rimrose Valley.
334 fires have been reported in the Merseyside area in total.
Merseyside Fire and rescue services report that there may be various causes of the fire not just Anti-Social behaviour and ask that “People should ensure that cigarettes are extinguished properly and should not throw cigarette ends on the ground or out of vehicle windows” See PRESS RELEASE
Fellow Victoria Ward Councillor & Merseyside Fire & Rescue service Vice Chairman Les Byrom says “I have asked for a more specific Sefton update over the weekend, I am told most fires are small, ASB type, but mostly in the Rimrose valley area. There has also been a fire incident in Formby on the beach”
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After a number of rescues and a fatality this week Snowdonia Mountain Rescue teams warned walkers “not to go into the mountains of north Wales over Easter unless fully prepared! Conditions are hazardous. There is a risk of powdered snow avalanche and there is also a hard crust.”
Today’s adverse weather conditions have affected refuse and recycling collection, especially in the south Sefton area, mainly on side streets.
Our current advice is to place wheelie bins and recycling out as normal for collections on Friday, March 21.
Collections are operating as normal in the north of the borough, but some collections from RAF Woodvale to the
Liverpool boundary may be missed.
Residents who missed their collections on Friday, March 22 due to the heavy snowfall and poor ground conditions, should leave their bins and recycling out. Crews will endeavour to recover any missed collections on Monday, March 25.
Recycling collections, run by Palm Recycling, The Council’s Contractor, will mirror the arrangements operated by Sefton Council.
Any updated information on collections will be reported on www.sefton.gov.uk
and via our twitter feed @SeftonCouncil.