Sefton Bus Network Review

Sefton Bus Network Review

Sefton bus routes are subject to a review. Make your views known.

Sefton Bus Routes ReviewResidents have the chance to give their views on bus services in Sefton as part of an on-going review of the whole Liverpool City Region bus network.

Working as part of the Bus Alliance, a formal partnership with operators Arriva and Stagecoach, Merseytravel is looking to create a simpler, clearer, and where possible, more direct network that can help encourage more people to take the bus.

Historically bus routes have been considered on a piecemeal basis and the idea is to consider the commercial network and the supported network – that which relies on public subsidy via Merseytravel – as a whole for the first time, to ensure it best reflects current working and living patterns and new developments and how they are served

Police 'Have Your Say' Meeting

At tonight's Police Surgery meet and discuss local policing issues and receive an update on the last quarters policing priority

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The next West Sefton Policing teams, Have Your Say meeting, is being held on Thursday 22nd September 2016 at Formby Pool, Elbow Lane between 7-8pm.

Why here? the pool kindly offer us a space for free and there is parking nearby.

It is your opportunity to come and discuss local policing issues and receive an update on the last quarters policing priority, Preventing crime and anti social behaviour in and around the Beach. This update will also go on the website and newsletter in the near future.

You can help decide what the teams local priority should be for the next three months when time allows. We do attend lots of other community meetings already where concerns are raised.

You can even do so on the Merseyside Police website.


Charlotte Mendelson Transformed her Patio into a Garden Larder

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to turn your whole garden over to growing vegetables? 

I came across this example while reading the Saturday Guardian newspaper.  Charlotte Mendelson transformed her patio into a garden larder.  I hope you enjoy the following extract.  There's a fuller version on the  Newspaper's website and the author has also written a book chronicling the project. 

I grow more than 100 things to eat, including eight or nine types of tomato, five varieties of kale, three kinds of raspberry, various sorrels, 10 kinds of lettuce and a few flowers, all edible

If you are a frustrated enthusiast-in-waiting, with only a tiny growing space, or nothing at all; if other people’s gardens, let alone gardening books, intimidate you; or if your only interest in plants is in eating them, you are not alone.

This is my confession: my comically small town garden, a mere six square metres of urban soil and a few pots, is not a scented idyll of rambling roses, or an elegant, if overstyled, space in which to drink prosecco. It is a larder in which I grow more than 100 things to eat, including, in an ordinary year, eight or nine types of tomato; five varieties of kale; three kinds of raspberry, red and gold; various sorrels; globe, Jerusalem and Chinese artichokes; 10 kinds of lettuce and chicory, and another 10 of Asian greens; seven or eight types of climbing bean, mostly Italian; about 50 herbs and a few flowers, all edible. I make salads with 20 or 30 different leaves; and I harvest, sometimes by the teaspoonful, juneberries, wild strawberries, tame strawberries, blackberries, wineberries, blueberries, loganberries, gooseberries, cherries, grapes, rhubarb, apples, figs, quinces and every conceivable currant.

I love this story of a creative transformation that's both practical and healthy.

The #EdibleFormby project team based at the Formby  Swimming pool also show, no matter how small a garden is, it can be a successful source of a range of freshly grown vegetables.