Sefton Council have published the following news on their web site. It is reproduced in full below:
Sefton Council has been notified that a series of geological surveys are planned in the borough over the next few weeks. The notice has been submitted by TESLA Ltd, on behalf of Aurora Energy Resources Ltd.
Planning law does not require 'permission' to be sought from the council for this activity. The council's only role is to assess whether the proposed activity meets the necessary legal criteria.
Sefton Council has reviewed the proposal and has concluded that this application does meet the legal criteria. Therefore it has no option but to allow the survey to proceed otherwise the council could be liable to legal action by the company including the awarding of significant compensation.
We understand the surveys are aimed at mapping the deep geological structure of the region.
The council has taken all necessary steps to ensure the protection of wildlife habitats and archaeological sites during the survey work.
We wanted to make residents aware of this activity as it is expected that TESLA Ltd may carry out a seismic survey on private land at Ainsdale, Formby and Lydiate some time after April 15.
The Sefton Art Group Exhibition will be open tonight from 7.00pm at Cafe D'Art
The Sefton Art group are a very active group of artists, made up by people throughout the Sefton region and probably the biggest group that meet weekly to engage in art, art classes and art activites and much more.
They are always welcoming to new members or anyone who is thinking of taking up art lessons and would like to come along and visit their of our several weekly classes, held at Hightown, Lydiate, Southport and Maghull, with a life drawing class in Liverpool.
As well as offering art classes to all abilities they encourge members to exhibit their work, and put on our own art exhibitions. Most of their members enjoyed art when at school, but never had the opportunity to follow it up, because life took over, then, with more time on their hands they decided to finally take it up.
It offers members the opportunity to engage more fully in the local art scene, also the opportunity to expose their work to local people, and to sell! They also arrange visits to local art galleries, as well as further afield, like London.