Sir Ron Watson urges preparation for new funding

Sir Ron Watson is urging Sefton Council to prepare and to advise community groups in particular within the borough of a new funding stream of some £500,000 that will be provided by Liverpool City Region designed to support a range of local environment activities.


Start Up Loan Scheme passes 75,000 mark

The UK Government-owned British Business Bank has issued its 75,000th loan through its Start Up Loans programme, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses across the UK since its launch in 2012.

Cycle Route Plans for Town Centre

The recent announcement of new ‘pop up’ cycle lanes and walking routes across Southport
town centre has been criticised by Michael Prendergast, prospective council candidate for
Dukes Ward in next year’s local elections.

Financial Position - Bootle New Strand Shopping Centre

Dukes Ward Councillor, Sir Ron Watson, who has spent many hours trying to determine the true financial position of the Strand has now been denied further access to information by the Leader of the Council, Councillor Ian Maher.


New double yellow lines on Oxford Road

Dukes Ward Councillor, Sir Ron Watson, and his Council Candidate Colleague, Mike Prendergast, have expressed their satisfaction that they have been now able to extend the double yellow lines at the top of Oxford Road on the right hand side into Trafalgar Road.