top of page

Advertise Here.

Read Full Story Here...
Formby School of Dancing & Perfoming Arts new banner.jpg

Sefton Council Services for Christmas and New Year.....

Similar to previous years, Sefton Council will provide restricted services only throughout Christmas and New Year - as most staff are required to take unpaid leave as part of a series of cost-saving measures.

But residents can still access a range of information and transactions via the council website.

This includes checking revised bin collections, applying for licences, reporting environmental issues or paying council tax and business rates.

As a result of the unpaid leave, to be taken on December 29, 30, 31 and January 2, most council buildings will be closed, contributing to significant savings as Sefton strives to find a further £55m to balance its budget.

The One Stop Shops in Bootle and Southport will remain open on these dates as they are operated by an external provider.

Services that will continue to operate include critical social care services for adults and children, a limited street cleaning service, commercial waste collection and urgent highways issues, including gritting.

For bin collections, residents with wheelie bin collection will have an information sticker placed on their bins highlighting Christmas and New Year collections.

Individual letters will be delivered to show collection dates for the 14,000 properties that receive a weekly sack collection.

Similar to other years, the green wheelie bin collection for garden waste will be suspended from December and will return in 2015.

Some Sefton Council-run leisure centres will be open at varying times during these dates and users are advised to check the opening times.

Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: "We are continuing to make savings and efficiencies in all services due to significant reductions in Government funding. This shut-down period helps contribute to that but as I have said many times before, these continuing cuts are having an increasing impact on all our communities.

"Throughout the year staff have had their pay reduced in order to take four days unpaid leave. Other savings from the closure period come from the reduced need for heating, lighting and running buildings, equipment and vehicles."

During this period, residents can still call 0845 140 0845 although most service requests will only be actioned beyond January 5. (As always, an automated phone service will be in place on Bank Holidays and weekends).

1 view
Silver and Rose Opticians square.jpg
BLD Studio.png
Large Square Advert.jpg
Precision Paint Worx Adverts Large Square 2.jpg
square with Hot Tub.jpg
Square Advert 1.jpg
Square Advert.jpg
Silver and Rose ....png
square with Hot Tub.jpg
BLD Studio.png
Large Square Advert.jpg

Submit Your News to Formby Bubble

Contact us with your Community News, Business or Sports News. 

Phone our Newsdesk on: 01704 86 30 30 





Please submit your news story to, the biggest news outlet for Formby with over 40,000 individual hits on our website every month and over 500,000 page views!

Featured Stories
Banner with Hot Tub.jpg
Precision Paint Worx Banner 2.jpg
bottom of page