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Bath Street set for a Spookport clean up

by suemcguire on 14 October, 2015

Southport’s acclaimed Rubbish Friends are joining forces with the town’s Hoteliers Association and Lord Street Gardeners to ensure the town is blooming lovely! The three organisations have targeted Bath Street and surrounding areas as their clean-up priorities in time for the launch of the Halloween spectacular Spookport. The seasonal celebration , organised by Southport BID, […]

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Thanks to Norwood Ward Councillor Marianne Welsh for highlighting the statistics for domestic abuse which are truly shocking.  Did you know that according to the charity Refuge: 2 women are killed every week in England and Wales by a current or former partner (Office of National Statistics, 2015) – 1 woman killed every 3 days […]

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“Season’s of mists and Mellow fruitfulness”

by suemcguire on 28 September, 2015

The BBC seem to have been making a lot of noise this year about the start of Autumn – its not clear to me why this may be since its guaranteed to happen every year but I’m not complaining. Far from it as Autumn is by far my favourite time of year – I love the […]

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Raise a mug for McMillan on Saturday 26th September

by suemcguire on 25 September, 2015

It’s time to dust down your coffee mugs and tuck into the showstopper cakes at our Macmillan fundraiser’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, on Saturday 26th September 10.30 at St. Luke’s Church Hall, St Luke’s Road, Southport. The event will be opened by MP John Pugh. This year Macmillan is hoping that more people than ever […]

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Our Lancashire Lad – Tim Farron’s Leaders Speach

by suemcguire on 25 September, 2015

Glossophobia – more people than you think suffer from this – the fear of public speaking.  That feeling when you walk to the podium, look out at the expectant faces and your mind goes blank.  For 3 or 4 seconds you open you mouth like a stranded fish gasping for breath before, if you’re lucky, […]

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NatWest slams the door

by suemcguire on 21 September, 2015

Southport councillors, businesses and residents say they are “ very disappointed” at the NatWest bank’s decision to ‘slam the door’ on a planned public meeting over the proposed closure of their Churchtown branch. Talks between Lib Dem councillors Pat Keith and John Dodd and Stephen Parle, NatWest’s chief executive for Merseyside and Lancashire, resulted in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.  […]

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