Cambridge Ward FOCUS

Latest News from Councillors Sue McGuire & Pat Keith Learn more

Rubbish Friends celebrate a job well done

by suemcguire on 20 August, 2015

Southport’s litter heroes donned their Rubbish Friends jackets and sprang into action to make the resort sparkle for this year’s Flower Show. Lib Dem councillors turned out to swell the ranks of the litterazzi as figures were revealed that the annual cost of keeping Britain’s streets clean and tidy is almost £1billion. “We need to […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Play your cards right retailers

by suemcguire on 16 August, 2015

Two Southport councillors have launched a campaign for wider racial and cultural choices of greetings cards in retail outlets. Cambridge Ward representative Councillor Pat Keith experienced difficulties when she tried to buy a birthday card for her two year old great-niece who is of mixed race. “I visited several shops and outlets in Southport and […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Cambridge Ward Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith will be holding their monthly ward surgery this Saturday, 15th August from 10.30 to 11.30 outside the parade of shops on Churchill Avenue The councillors are available to discuss any council or local issue and are looking forward to discussing any topics residents wish to raise with […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Local volunteer litter picking group Rubbish Friends will be working this Saturday to make the Kew Roundabout spick and span in preparation for the Southport Flower Show next week. One of the event organisers, Councillor Pat Keith explained “This area is a main gateway to Southport and so its important that it is cleaned up.  […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Council say NO to car parking charges

by suemcguire on 4 August, 2015

The decision to introduce car parking charges at the car park on Verulam Road was included in the Council Budget for 2015/2016 however following an on-going campaign by Liberal Democrat Councillors and local residents the council have now finally agreed not to introduce charges. Cambridge Ward councillor and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Councillor […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Two Southport councillors have marched into action to improve what they call the “appalling state” of two of Southport’s roundabouts as Britain in Bloom judgement day looms. Cambridge Ward Lib Dem Councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith say they are dismayed at the condition of the Argyle Road and Cambridge Road roundabouts. “Last year Councillor […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Council debate votes for 16 & 17 year olds

by suemcguire on 17 July, 2015

The Sefton Council meeting last night had a packed agenda with a number of motions on a wide range of issues but the one that I think generated the most debate was the one put by Labour cabinet member Councillor Ian Moncur on giving votes to 16 & 17 year olds. The Lib Dem group had […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Scams Awareness Month starts today

by suemcguire on 1 July, 2015

Scams Awareness Month kicks off today, led by Citizens Advice and Trading Standards. Each year more than three million people in the UK fall victims to scams – on their doorstep, by phone, through the post and increasingly, online. Overall reports on frauds and scams to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service are up 104 per […]

Read more    Leave a comment

  Southport primary school children have created some imaginative messages aimed at keeping Southport clean and tidy…and they will be coming to a bin or refuse lorry near you! A ground breaking scheme organised by Rubbish Friends in association with Sefton Council and Southport MP John Pugh, was launched when the winner and runners up in a schools competition […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Yesterday evening my daughter was frantically typing on her laptop, she must, I thought, have downloaded a new game, or be messaging her friends with vital updates on teenage life.  But after 20 minutes the suspense was too much so I was compelled to ask if she was writing a novel. Her response surprised me […]

Read more    Leave a comment