NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
www.floodready.co.uk is a new resource we've designed in partnership with the North West Regional Flooding and Coastal Committee to raise awareness of flooding within our communities.
Through interactive animations and a comprehensive library of supporting resources, the site aims to foster a better understanding of how and why flooding occurs. It is hoped that this will promote wider learning throughout the community, including families and schools, to understand the causes and impacts of flooding and what everyone can do to "Be Flood Ready" and more resilient for future flooding events.
To enable partners to support us in promoting the website,a press toolkit is available for download here.
APP PROJECT PREPPING FOR LAUNCH
UPDATE - ios version fully functional, putting finishing touches to Android version. For more information about the project click here.
INVOLVING COMMUNITIES - GREEN DRINKS
This monthly event organised by Transition Southport is open to individuals and organisations interested in sustainability, environmental issues
and community who would like to get together informally over a drink or snack.
Guests can choose to just socialise or get involved in discussing the hot topics of the month. The Victoria Pub is situated
directly opposite the Ramada Hotel, and to the left of the Victoria Leisure Centre. The event will take place in the
right-hand seating area at the top of the staircase. Newcomers should let the organisers know on arrival, and they will
introduce you to others.
For more information on Green Drinks, take a look at www.greendrinks.org or contact email@example.com or phone 01704 575518.
A big thank you to all those who turned out to support our Doctor Who themed Journeys Through Time and Waste event.
We'd also like to thank all the schools and other organisations who helped us promote the day and a big shout out to the crew of Hire a TARDIS and John Boyle and his family from Project Dalek for kindly donating their time to us and making the invasion of the Eco Centre one to truly remember!
The event was organised to support European Waste Prevention Week and also raised money for this years Children in Need appeal. Resources based around the Doctor's adventures were created to support the day and are available upon request.
For high resolution pictures of the day, including those taken with parental permissions, click here.
PARTNERSHIP WORKING SCOOPS TOP AWARD
The Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) team and the Eco Centre have been announced as winners of the Coastal Best Practice category in the North West at the Delivering Sustainable Coasts Conference. The team over the past 3 years has been working on an Interreg European funded project called IMCORE (Innovative Management of Europe's Changing Coastal Resource).
Through the project the team were able to create some innovative resources to engage our communities and future stakeholders about coastal and climate change using Sefton's beautiful coastline as an example.
Two particular resources produced were a booklet called "A Timeline of Sefton's Changing Coastline" and also a Key stage 2 interactive education resource pack. The Education pack created is based around a 6 part animation supported by a range of activities and resources that can be used both in the classroom and in the field. The pack was created with the help of Southport Eco Centre's resident teachers Darren Lloyd and Julie Kirk and also with the help of Caroline Fraser, a teacher from Marshside Primary School.
Both resources have been praised by our local communities and school children and demand for the two have been high both inside and outside of Sefton.