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

  • Bootle Area Action Plan

    Bootle Area Action Plan – Issues and Options Engagement Sefton Council is inviting residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts on the future of Bootle as part of the first stage of consultation on a new 20 year plan for the town. ‘Our Future, Our... More

    Closes 7 January 2022

  • Day Opportunities Consultation - Your Day, Your Say

    This is a consultation about your day opportunities. The way people have been using day opportunities has been changing for some time. The impact of COVID meant people had the chance to access support in different ways. Sefton Council are asking you... More

    Closes 9 January 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation - Easy Read

    Please read the document below before answering the questions More

    Closed 19 November 2021

  • Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation

    The Flood and Water Management Act (FWMA) 2010 established Sefton Council as a Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) making it responsible for the management of local flood risk. Under Section 9 of the FWMA, a LLFA has a duty to develop, maintain, apply and monitor a Local Flood Risk Management... More

    Closed 17 November 2021

  • Crosby Town Centre Regeneration

    As residents, businesses and visitors to Crosby we want to hear your views about our early plans for the redevelopment of the Green Car Park site in the town centre. This consultation is focused on these early plans and the associated transport "enabling works" needed to deliver them. As... More

    Closed 7 November 2021

  • Green Sefton Customer Satisfaction Survey

    Green Sefton would like your opinion on the management and maintenance of the coastal sites, parks, play area and greenspaces (including playing fields) that we manage. We want to better understand how people use and feel about the facilities and services we deliver. ... More

    Closed 31 October 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

    Closed 30 September 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 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 

We asked

Southport has the opportunity to bid for up to £50m of central Government funding as part of the Town Deal Fund, to boost economic growth and town wide regeneration.  As part of the stakeholder engagement for the submission, a  consultation exercise was undertaken to gather feedback on a number of Big Ideas that would inform a wider Vision for Southport.

Each of these Big Ideas included  a number of project ideas that we thought had  the potential to attract wider investment both from the Government and from the private sector. We asked what you thought of these Big Ideas and what you think we might have missed.

You said

The Town Deal Board received over 2,033 completed questionnaires, with 826 detailed comments from the questionnaires. In addition to this, we received 40 emails, 5 phone calls and 4 letters.

Following the online consultation, the Town Deal Board also engaged with a number of other stakeholder groups including university students, college students school children, visitors and local business owners.

A summary of all the responses received in the full consultation report.

Southport Town Investment Plan Consultation Report

We did

This engagement has informed the Town Investment Plan (TIP) which was submitted to government at the end of October 2020. Key points of influence from engagement include: 

  • The importance of the TIP including projects which enhance the appeal of visitor attractions including Pleasureland and the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre
  • The importance of developing a new attraction in the Marine Lake which will attract more visitors to the town
  • The importance of connecting the town centre and Waterfront
  • Necessity of finding new uses and attractions for vacant shops in the town centre. The importance that different areas and attractions are well connected via the public realm, pedestrian and cycling facilities
  • The need for the TIP to address seasonality in the economy. The TIP should also facilitate the attraction and growth of different industries to the town centre with stakeholders highlighting gaps in the business accommodation offer for co-working space and digital and creative industries
  • The majority of the priorities identified by stakeholders under the Green and Clean theme have non-Towns Fund delivery or funding routes. The consultation does highlight an important role that the Towns Fund can play in ensuring that major regeneration developments in the town centre and waterfront can be reached on foot and by cycling, thereby minimising the need for short vehicular journeys in the town

The priorities expressed by consultees that have not been included in the TIP  will be addressed using funding and delivery routes other than Towns Fund.

The Town Deal Board will continue the conversation with residents, visitors and businesses as the Town Investment Plan progresses.