National Bookstart Programme

National Bookstart Programme

Posted 08 December 2016

Sefton Libraries are part of the national Bookstart programme, which promotes early literacy through book gifting to families. The library service firmly believes that reading from an early age with your baby encourages language and literacy skills and sharing books supports early bonding and attachment.

Southport Christmas Lights Switch On

Brought to you by Southport BID and hosted by Smooth Radio there will be plenty of activity throughout the day for all of the family building excitement for when thousands of lights will be switched on across the town plus a huge Christmas tree in the Town Hall Gardens.


Everything you need to know about today's Southport Christmas Lights Switch on event.


Kids Festival at The Atkinson

Date:  Saturday 22 October 2016  - Sunday 30 October 2016

Our annual KidsFest is back again this October half term! Have your fancy dress and scary faces at the ready..

An enchanting fairytale adventure with a very happy ending. This clever new show comes to life with an irresistible blend of live music, fabulous puppets and high energy storytelling. Ages 3 – 7

Sefton’s health and social care champion seeks volunteer Chairperson

Healthwatch is here to give children, young people and adults a powerful voice both locally and nationally.

Healthwatch Sefton is recruiting a voluntary Chairperson, and local residents with a keen knowledge and understanding of health and social care are being invited to apply.

Healthwatch Sefton is the independent organisation, which aims to represent the views of local people including those who use health and care services so they can help shape how services are delivered.

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Healthwatch Sefton Live

New Home for Southport Macmillan Support Centre

Macmillan’s Cancer Information and Support Centre in Southport has moved premises and is celebrating with an event for the public.

Previously on Scarisbrick Avenue, the new centre, now at 20 Stanley Street in Southport, will be holding its Macmillan coffee launch on Thursday 13th October from 10am – 2pm.

The centre, set up by Macmillan and NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), supports people affected by cancer. The launch event will be a fun filled day with coffee and cake, a raffle, mini make-overs from Boots, hand massages from Sefton O.P.E.R.A, singing from the Macmillan singing group and lots more.

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 The group holds a Health and Wellbeing Event three times a year bringing like-minded people together. The next event is on Thursday 3rd November at 1pm at Southport Theatre & Convention Centre.

The Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Centre team are available Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm on 01704 533024 or email

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Wool Week is here again! | The Good Wool Shop in Formby

Celebrate wool week with the Good Wool Shop

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October is nearly here, and with it comes British Wool Week (October 10 – 16).  

We’re always on the lookout for an excuse to celebrate the wonderful produce of Britain’s sheep farming industry – not to mention its goats, alpacas and rabbits – so we’re making the most of Wool Week.... 


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