Beware of Fraudsters Hoax Calls

Residents in North Sefton have been receiving phone calls offering a full body MRI or CAT scan for £150.

MerseyNowThe fraudsters are asking for payment details over the phone and then giving an appointment time for the person to turn up at a local hotel where the mobile scanner is alleged to be.

If you receive a call of this nature, IT WILL BE A HOAX!

The NHS and private health providers do not conduct business in this way. Sergeant Keith Burke, Merseyside Police Community Engagement Unit says

"Please take care when providing details over the phone or internet. If you don't believe the person to be who they say they are, do not under any circumstances give them any details. Also if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

If you think you have uncovered a scam, have been targeted or fallen victim to a scam, you can report it in a number of ways:

By calling Merseyside non-emergency line 101 or online via the Merseyside Police website or; By calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk

 


Weather Warning: Watch Out For Brian

The Met Office has already issued warnings of very strong winds this weekend.

Sefton Council issued this warning on their Twitter stream on Friday at lunchtime.

Our local Police have also added their advice.

One of the effects of this weather warning is that @TheSeftonCoast have issued this cancellation note.

Take heed of the warnings, batten down your hatches and be safe this weekend.

 


It's Election Day

There are eight candidates standing for Mayor of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

All candidates are listed in alphabetical order below. This is the order in which they will appear on the ballot paper:

Roger Bannister - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
Paul Breen - Get The Coppers Off The Jury.
Tony Caldeira - The Conservative Party.
Carl Cashman - Liberal Democrats.
Tom Crone - Green Party.
Tabitha Morton - Women’s Equality Party.
Steve Rotheram - Labour Party.
Paula Walters - UK Independence Party.

Use your vote. 

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Are you a Cycle Friendly Motorist?

Ask yourself, how much space do I give when I overtake a cyclist? 

If it's less than the width of another car, you can be prosecuted  for driving without due care and attention. 

Cycling safe space

Cycling groups have welcomed the latest Parliamentary Report. 

Parliamentary group reports on cycling and the justice system

The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group's report on cycling and the justice system was published, with fourteen recommendations to reduce danger and ensure justice..... 
There's still a lot to be done by everyone, drivers, cyclists, the Police and Sefton if more of us are to take up cycling regularly. In the meantime, give cyclists more space, we share the roads,  not for racing but to get from point A to point B safely. 
 
 
 

Golfers raise more than £16,000 for hospital children’s unit

Members of Hurlston Hall Golf Club have celebrated raising £16,400 for the Children's Unit at Ormskirk and District Hospital over the past 12 months.

Hurleston Hall Raise money for local hospital

Picture from left to right: Linda Connolly, Alison Wood, Will Oldfield and Tina Hill.


Will Oldfield, the 2016 Club Captain 2016, said:

“It’s a terrific result and I am bursting with pride at the generosity of the club membership.”

The key fundraising activity was held when the club arranged a Longest Day Challenge with 23 golfers playing 72 holes in a day at Hurlston Hall, starting at 4.30am and finishing just before 10pm.

Members and friends supported the event during the day providing refreshments, marshalling and moral support.

Other fundraising activities included a novel “virtual nearest the pin” competition on the 7th hole at Pebble Beach during the Captain's Away Day in July.

Linda Connolly, Assistant Matron for Paediatrics and Neonates, and Tina Hill, Paediatric Practice Development Nurse, received a cheque on behalf of the hospital at a presentation evening from the club captains, Alison Wood and Will Oldfield.

Linda said:

“We were honoured to be chosen as the club’s charity for 2016. Members have worked hard at raising an amazing sum of money and we would like to express our greatest appreciation to everyone. Their fundraising and generosity will be put to good use to benefit the patients who attend the unit.”


Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust