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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 […]

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  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 […]

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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 […]

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We need to stop denying our young people their rights I regularly meet lots of the young people in Southport and I know that they’re passionate about such a wide range of issues – from the cost of local buses and their education, to climate change and international affairs. The time has now come to […]

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Road Resurfacing Really?

by suemcguire on 18 February, 2015

  Southport Lib Dems are leaving no stone unturned in their response to residents alarmed by the state of Park Crescent road surface. Recent resurfacing has left the road covered in dangerous loose chippings and a blocked gully has caused a pool of water to form. The problems, which were raised with Sefton Council by […]

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Rubbish Friends welcome National Litter Pick Day 2014

by suemcguire on 9 September, 2014

“Rubbish Friends” are celebrating National Litter-pick Day on the 13th September 2014 by inviting as many community groups and volunteers as possible to take part in a litter-pick along the Trans Pennine Trail in Ainsdale, Southport. Our voluntary litter heros are organising the event with help from the Love My Beach Team & Trans Pennine […]

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Regular visitors to this website will have noticed a distinct lack of postings over summer for which I apologise.   The seasons and months mean different things to different people and I’m sure each of us have our favourites.  Summer to me is children and picnics whilst my favourite season must be Autumn with its […]

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Councillor McGuire and I are hoping that Sefton Council will not duck the issue of repairing pot holes in the town after being given extra funding. The state of several roads has led to complaints from motorists and cyclists and now residents of Argyle Road have raised the issue with us. We have responded by […]

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Cllr. McGuire and I were dismayed to hear of the extent of criminal scamming activity aimed at elderly and vulnerable members of our community. We intend to raise awareness generally and hope the following information will be useful for you or your relatives. Criminals worldwide are hunting down the most fragile members of our society […]

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Ban the bag and cut down on litter

by suemcguire on 9 June, 2014

Southport councillors Sue McGuire and Pat Keith are backing the proposed five pence charge on all single-use plastic bags  in England as outlined in the Queens speech. The charge which was proposed at the Liberal Democrat conference in 2013, is set to be introduced in October 2015. There is already a similar charge on bags […]

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