Labour volunteers meet crate expectations as foodbank relocates.

(From left) Ainsdale candidate Sean Flynn, Foodbank CEO Richard Owens and Cllr Greg Myers

Local Labour volunteers reached for the Weetabix and much more this week to help Southport Foodbank relocate their huge warehousing operation.

The foodbank is moving to a new main hub after six years spent at Lakeside Church near Marine Lake since opening its doors back in 2014. 

A scaled-down service for clients needing emergency food parcels will still operate from there but the main centre and warehousing operation will now be based at St Peter’s Church near Birkdale Village until a more permanent venue can be found.

Labour volunteers at St Peter’s Church

Sixteen Labour volunteers including Cllrs Greg Myers and Sean Halsall, local election candidates Sean Flynn, Sonya Kelly and Steve Jowett, along with Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate Emily Spurrell, assisted a handful of foodbank staff to tackle the task after an appeal for help.

Councillor Greg Myers put out the call to local Labour members after hearing that the centre needed volunteers for the move, he explained:

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Southport baby business saved from “going under” by local councillor and Sefton.

A baby class at The Hart Space

A Southport woman has praised her Labour councillor and the local authority after she says they came to her rescue and helped save her business.

Jennifer Butler Scholes owns local companies Empowered Bumps and The Hart Space which offer classes and support to expectant and new parents but like many firms had been forced to close doors due to the Covid crisis.

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Southport MP called on to help keep free TV for elderly

Councillor Sean Halsall has written to Southport’s Conservative MP Damien Moore, calling on him to oppose plans to scrap free licence fees for those 75 and over.

Cllr Halsall, who represents Kew ward, says many Southport constituents “will be worse off due to this callous policy.”

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