Sefton Council's Consultation Hub

Welcome to Your Sefton Your Say - now all our consultations are in the one place! This site will help you find and participate in consultations that interest you. Using Your Sefton Your Say means that you can make your views known when decisions are being made about things that affect you or the area you live in.

Recently updated consultations are displayed below. You can also see in the 'You Said, We Did' section what's happened as a result of past consultations.

Open Consultations

  • Sefton Allotment Survey

    This consultation will seek the views of plot holders, those currently waiting and those not on the current lists to seek their views on Sefton’s allotments. More

    Closes 13 August 2021

  • Further Information

    Here you will find further information related to our streets in Sefton, how we design for people walking and cycling, the health benefits of walking and cycling, Seftons Air Quality Reports and information on what you have already told us. Designing for people walking and cycling The... More

    Closes 31 August 2021

  • Ainsdale On Sea Consultation

    Within the Sefton Coastal Plan, Ainsdale on Sea has been recognised as one of the borough’s key coastal gateways and sits in an area of high conservation value within a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The area is important to the council to provide a high-quality visitor... More

    Closes 30 September 2021

  • Your Streets Feedback

    This page is dedicated to let you know what we have done/are doing with your feedback to the Your Streets Consultations. More

    Closes 31 March 2022

  • Introducing Sefton's Clean Air Plan Strategy

    The Clean Air Plan Strategy requires a full understanding of local air quality in order to develop appropriate actions to tackle poor air quality. In line with government requirements, we undertake detailed air quality monitoring at various locations across the Borough to find out the levels... More

    Closes 31 March 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Southport Walking and Cycling Route - Birkdale to Ainsdale

    Sefton Council are improving our streets and transport networks to support the Sefton 2030 Vision and our commitment to act on Climate. The Southport Walking and Cycling Route creates a link from Birkdale to Ainsdale. ... More

    Closed 25 July 2021

  • Southport Walking and Cycling Route - Hesketh Park to the Plough

    Sefton Council are improving our streets and transport networks to support the Sefton 2030 Vision and our commitment to act on Climate. The Southport Walking and Cycling Route creates a link from Hesketh Park to the Plough. More

    Closed 25 July 2021

  • Your Roads and Streets

    We want to find out your views about your roads and streets throughout Sefton. This information will help us to shape our plans and what we do in the future. More

    Closed 25 July 2021

  • Crosby Coastal Path - new and upgraded cycleway and footway

    Sefton Council are improving our streets and transport networks to support both our Sefton 2030 Vision and to deliver our commitment to the Climate Emergency Declaration 2019. This scheme will provide a new and upgraded cycling and walking route between Crosby Leisure Centre and Crosby... More

    Closed 4 July 2021

  • Related Policy

    There are lots of policy documents which are set at a national, regional and local level which are important to think about when we look to shape our plans for our local streets. Here are links to policy documents which you may find useful. National Documents Gear Change - a... More

    Closed 30 June 2021

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We asked

A public consultation was held on the Maritime Corridor Improvements scheme, between Monday 1st March and Sunday 11th April 2021. The Maritime Corridor area reaches from Switch Island to Netherton Way (A5038), including the A59 Ormskirk Road and the A5036 Dunnings Bridge Road,  linking Atlantic Park to the wider region and the Port of Liverpool. The proposed improvements involve the upgrade of  5 key junctions throughout the area;  as well as providing better facilities for walking and cycling. The key aim of the scheme is to improve the traffic conditions and make the area more accessible for all transport users.

We asked how supportive / what people thought of the proposed junction changes for the 5 key junctions on the scheme.  We also gave people the opportunity to make any other comments (as an open text box question).

 

Each of the junction improvement had its own page on the consultation to allow people to comment on them all separately or just one.

 

The junctions we asked about were:

 

  • Netherton Way (A5038) / Bridle Road – improvements to lanes and road markings and widening of Bridle Way approach.
  • Netherton Way (A5038) and Bailey Drive – improvements and pedestrian crossing.
  • Bridle Road / Vesty Road / Atlantic Park Drive – realignment to allow a new right turn from Atlantic Park Drive
  • Dunnings Bridge Road / Atlantic Park Drive – new left turn into Atlantic Park Drive from Dunnings Bridge Road
  • Ormskirk Road / Park Lane - improvements to the traffic light signal timings

We also asked about how people felt about the active travel elements including to the potential of:

  • Having a separate path for cycling and walking for the whole length of Dunnings Bridge Road from Switch Island to Netherton Way.
  • Having separate paths for cycling and walking on Bridle Way, Netherton Way and Park Lane.
  • Closing Heysham road / railway bridge underpass to all traffic except for cyclists linking up to the National Cycle Network route 62.
  • Different options to link to the NCN 62 via Park Lane.

You said

  1. There are concerns that the scheme will just lead to increased traffic; and more lanes of traffic at certain junctions would just mean more traffic.
  2. There is a need to build Rimrose Valley and this will then directly relate to what is done in the Maritime Corridor area.  This is just a “meantime”  option before Rimrose.
  3. What is happening with the Port of Liverpool Access Scheme? It’s not clear how the scheme relates to Port activities and the Port of Liverpool Access Scheme.
  4. HGVs are a problem and this will increase, is there going to be a HGV site / lorry parking on Atlantic Park?
  5. Air and Noise pollution are already high and will get worse.The scheme is not supportive of Sefton’s Climate Emergency for GHG emissions.
  6. There is a concern that safety will not be improved it will be made worse.

We did

  1. The scheme has been designed and developed to mitigate the current congestion and the potential future traffic that may result as part of development at key sites on Atlantic Park and in the wider area.  Sefton Council are improving existing junctions with this scheme and not increasing or adding to the existing road network area. Atlantic Park has been designated for development within Sefton’s Local Plan. The scheme itself will therefore not attract traffic but will be an enabler for better movement of traffic and accessibility by all modes of transport. The scheme is set against an already busy situation that may get busier due to development ; however, the Council want to ease this and encourage alternative modes as far as possible. Active travel elements are therefore being embedded throughout the scheme.
  2. A separate scheme is being progressed by Highways England to alleviate congestion on the A5036 by constructing a new bypass through Rimrose Valley to improve access to the Port of Liverpool.  This is known as the Port of Liverpool Access Scheme and this is not under the control of Sefton Council.
  3. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic at the time of the consultation, the Highways England scheme  Port of Liverpool Access Scheme has been delayed and Highways England are still working on the development of the scheme. Sefton Council is developing the Maritime Corridor scheme as a standalone scheme that is not dependent on or related to the delivery of the Port of Access scheme.  Sefton Council and Highways England are in regular contact and will work together wherever possible on improving transport throughout the wider area. The Maritime Corridor scheme is intended to support potential development within the area, such as at Atlantic Park and it is not related to the Port of Liverpool or  the Port of Liverpool Access Scheme.
  4. The Council has very little influence over the numbers of HGVs in the area and any increases would depend on the type of development that occurs in the area,  but there are no plans to create an HGV parking facility within the area.
  5. Air quality and noise have been considered as part of the development of the early stages of the scheme, in accordance with the Department for Transport guidance in these areas and will be assessed further as the scheme develops. Because the road network area is not being increased and traffic levels are expected to remain similar to the current levels, the noise impacts were found to be slight. Air quality and pollution are key environmental factors which are being fully considered. Sefton Council has declared a Climate Emergency (2019) and  is committed to comply with worldwide agreements in relation to climate change and be net zero by 2030. Sefton Council aims to improved air quality throughout the whole Borough.  This will be achieved via technological improvements, reduced travel, better congestion management and promoting sustainable travel modes.  This scheme has been considered under these objectives and further scoping of air quality assessments is being undertaken as part of the next steps of the development of the scheme.  The scheme includes a range of measures intended to support walking and cycling in the area, which will make it easier and safer for people to choose to walk or cycle, rather than use cars and help to reduce carbon emissions.
  6. One of the main objectives of the scheme is to improve safety for  all road users at junctions on all routes within the corridor. The inclusion of the segregated cycling and walking improvements will enable enhanced safety and wellbeing.

For further information, please visit:

https://yourseftonyoursay.sefton.gov.uk/investment-programmes-and-infrastructure/your-sefton-your-streets-feedback/

 

 

We asked

We asked the local community for their views for developing a new vision for Coronation Park in Crosby.

Green Sefton are working alongside Capacity a Social Enterprise that supports organisation rethink and reimagine public services and are looking at improving the facilities within Coronation Park as it’s an important community asset. There are no funds available at this time however, we intend to develop ideas for the future of the park and use this data to help bid for external funding in 2021/22.

You said

Green Sefton received 557 completed questionnaires both electronically and paper based following promotion of the consultation online and in the park from the 1st January 2021 to the 12th March 2021.

 

In summary you out lined the following points:

 

  • Over 90% of visitors arrive on foot and the park is regularly used by local people with 83% of people living in the postcode area L23.
  • Respondents enjoy the park but feel it requires additional investment and improvement and rated the park below average.
  • Common uses of the park include the children’s play area, walking, relaxing, sports including bowling, tennis, football and basketball.
  • Over 71% of people said they would attend events in the park and show an interest to volunteer in the future.
  • Social media  and web sites were highlighted as the main method of hearing about events and activities in the park.
  • There was areas of concern about safety in the park and anti-social behaviour with ideas to improve the park including more staff on site, improved lighting, cut back overgrown vegetation and CCTV.
  • A whole range of new ideas and improvements were proposed but the most popular ideas included an improved play area, an improved boating lake area, better up keep of the park, café in the park, an improved pavilion with toilets and bay change area and more community space for events.

We did

We did

This consultation has informed Green Sefton on the key priorities of the community for Coronation Park.

We will use the comments and feedback to develop a new vision and plan for the park with our partner Capacity to be shared with local park stakeholders including the friends group in late 2021.

Work has begun to identify new funding streams to support the new vision and to help us deliver some of the improvements outlined as a priority in the consultation.

Green Sefton will continue to engage closely with the community on any future plans or proposals.

 

We asked

We carried out a baseline parent and carer survey in 2019 to monitor experience, involvement and satisfaction around the key areas of Education, Health, Social Care, information provision and on how the system is working together. The SEND Continuous Improvement Board  wanted to do a short survey to capture opinion and to see if there has been any improvement.  We carried out this survey in September 2020.

You said

In summary, parents and carers said:

  • The SEND support pathway isn't clear to us
  • Diagnosis and timescales to support takes too long
  • That mainstream schools are not always inclusive
  • The short breaks offer is not easy to understand or access
  • That there is an improvement in the way health, education, social care and the SEN Casework team are working together to help and support them but coordination and communication between professionals could be further improved
  • You feel that there is some improvement in parents and carers are being listened to in the development and review of their child/young person’s EHCP

 

We did

In summary, here are some of the things we have done/are doing:

  • Strengthened the SEND Casework team with £400k additional investment into the service
  • Strengthened SENDIASS through additional funding from Council and CCG and additional staffing to support families to navigate complex services
  • Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) workshops delivered and feedback fed into the Preparing for Adulthood Guide which has been co-produced with parents, carers and young people.
  • Implemented a new appointment system at Alder Hey which is more user friendly and has led to fewer cancellations
  • Improvements to the prescribing system at Alder Hey to make it easier for families to re-order medications.
  • Leaflet to be given to parents at start of pathway process to be reviewed and co-produced with parents / carers. ASD Post Diagnostic Feedback Booklet & Advisory Session Booklet have already been done and approved Jan 2021
  • Started to develop an Education Strategy with Inclusion as one of its key priorities
  • Inclusion task group established reporting into the SEN School Forum
  • Shared the parent and carer feedback with our teams and directed professionals to offer a person-centred approach when communicating with parents and carers
  • We have established reviews of both the Aiming High short breaks offer and the Springbrook overnight respite offer
  • Casework Officers now share mobile phone numbers when they first contact families which has improved communication

Please see the published results section for a more detailed You Said/We Did/Are Doing