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Safe overnight stops for Motorhomes

We travel all over this country watching and writing about pantomimes usually over Christmas. It is a real challenge to park and find places to stay overnight, I contact councils in the towns or cities we are visiting and they have been most helpful. We have now joined CAMpRA (Campaign for Real Aires UK) Please […]

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Probably too late now…

Street parking within the the town should be free. The town struggles to attract visitors as it is given the number of empty retail spaces in the centre (i.e. Lord Street/Chapel Street etc.) So the added concept of paying when you arrive gives less incentive to visit. Additional funding should be made to existing green/recreational […]

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Unique Selling Point

Southport needs to be different from other coastal resorts if we are to attract visitors. Simply presenting a Victorian seaside image is not sufficient. I would suggest that we make Southport a “food town”. We would seek to attract new restaurants, fast food outlets, specialist food shops (cheese, patisseries, butchers, bakers, wine, book shops etc.. […]

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Preston Rail Link

Reopen Southport to Preston Rail link routing from Kew to Crossens, Banks, Hesketh Bank, Hoole, Tarleton to Penwortham. The Burscough Curves route only benefits Southport, the other areas are already served by the rail link, in fact opening the curves route may jeopardise the future of the existing Preston / Ormskirk link. Banks, Hesketh Bank, […]

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Shrink the Town Centre

The Town Centre needs to shrink, possibly by upto 50%! Replace the Station Building and introduce a Bus / Rail interchange, all buses to use. Pedestrianise the Eastbank St to Bold St section of Lord St, Buses, Taxis Cabs & cycles excepted. Persuade Businesses with under utilised upper floors to either move or redevelop the […]

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Ice rink

I would suggest an ice skating rink the nearest one is Blackpool and the other way is Widnes this is a holiday resort as well when it’s bad weather families can go into the ice skating ring i

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Our lovely town.

A ice rink would be a great addition. Somewhere to go with younger children, youths, families, date night. Somewhere with a lovely community spirit, affordable. With a comfortable area where others could sit and watch without getting on the ice.

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Ice rink

There are lots of large empty stores. Turn one into an ice rink. Let the kids learn something new, have fun and exercise. Great for all year round!

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Victorian town

Bring Southport history back to the town.. give its Victorian look back. Place to walk down Lord street sit and watch the will go by with music to listen to. Low rent so we can shop and browse unique and interesting shops and places to eat.. now it’s run down and looks uninviting. Help bring […]

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Support local retailers

Reduce car parking charges Reduce rent and rates along the main shopping areas to provide relief for struggling businesses. Utilise empty retail properties for student exhibitions, home workers products and services etc to showcase their talents.

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Relocate the rail station

• Create new passenger platforms close to Virginia St /Central 12; • extend the current Merseyrail service to Meols Cop (at least!); • redevelop 15-20 acres of railway (& private) land bounded by Chapel St, Tulketh Street and London Road, including • high quality, low rise housing, • an alternative route diverting traffic off Lord […]

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Restore & rejuvenate our towns heritage

Restore all our beautiful heritage architectures. Lower the costs of lord street rentals and give the opportunity for unique independent businesses to thrive. Create more ‘green’ spaces. More greenery and flowers wouldn’t go amiss down chapel street to make it less grey & gloomy. BHS & The old town McDonalds, what wasted spaces! How about […]

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Embrace the Amazing Outdoors

The Ainsdale Dunes are the most fantastic expanse of land which would make an incredible outdoor playground. Cycle paths, running paths, walking tracks, go ape type climbing all done in a boardwalk style to protect the dunes and their wildlife. The old Lido building is crying out to become restored into an adventure centre with […]

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Reduce business rates before our Highstreets are taken over by charity shops!

Creating laws to reduce business rates. Supporting Southport to make its own decisions apart from Sefton and Bootle. Creating better rail links to Preston and other areas! The pleasureland and lake area are huge attractions- invest in making them more appealing. Plus Lord Street NEEDS some help! It’s becoming a very sad place to live!!!!

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Shops to house7

Empty shops should be on converted to homes just like the changes they made to the old post office building of London street .British home stores is empty .this would be a ideal opportunity to bring back homes to the town centre.

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Revive Southport Indoor Market

I worked at the indoor market as my first Saturday job and was there for four years! It’s a great little place but without finding, is slowly losing its momentum. People can get fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese, hair and makeup products, gifts, hair cuts and key cuts at discounted prices yet because of the […]

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Burger king

We need a Burger King, it’s the best thing for the town at this current moment. I honestly couldn’t think of anything better. It’s what we’ve been lacking for years.

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Pot holes

Sort the roads out am sick of paying tax to drive my nice car on roads that are full of pot holes!

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Shops

If it hasn’t taken the government’s notice, a good majority of the shops on Lord Street are vacant, due to their high priced rent to operate. In return businesses are not willing / given a chance to set up on Lord Street. This along side high parking rates has had a bad effect on the […]

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Trees shrubs east bank st

We need more trees along all the main roads as they used to have them 50 years ago they are great for the environment at reducing pollution also more flowers and shrubs as they are good for peoples well being the feel good factor plus we need more in the line of a shopping experience […]

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High quality jobs

We need to broaden the economy in Southport – the vast majorly of jobs in the town are minimum wage service or care industry roles. I would like the £25m to be used to attract quality employment. It could be done in two ways – an innovation fund for SMEs who are creating employment and […]

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Ainsdale beach

The 2 current abandoned builds on the front of ainsdale beach are a ghostly shadow of what they used to be. I and many other residents use ainsdale beach and feel that the potential of reopening and completely revamping the sands pub and old toad hall would be massive for the village and the town. […]

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Music festival

A decent music festival utilising Victoria park as the main venue and also venues in and around the town centre. Major well known artists from different genres like pop,classic rock, prog rock etc this would bring people into town who would utilise local hotels,bars,restaurants and shops thus increasing footfall and help generate increased business

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Rail links

Improve the rail links between Southport and Preston and Southport and Ormskirk. Vital to make Southport vibrant again.

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Support Lord Streed

There needs to be more help for small/independent businesses to become successful on Lord street! It’s our main attraction for visitors so let’s make it the best we can! Also lots more festivals and include the theatre use it for its endless possibilities!

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Investment

Improve transport links by bringing back rail links between Southport and west lancs. Reduce business rates and invest in supporting local small business to open in the Town. Invest in improving the quality of jobs – current opportunities are largely seasonal and related to tourism and agriculture or in the shrinking retail and leisure sectors. […]

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Golf/Spa resort

With so many excellent golf courses in the immediate vicinity, are we doing enough to attract people to them? How about making Southport the resort town for golf and spa weekends. That would tie in with our historic reputation for being a place to come to for rest and recreation and wellbeing.

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Look to our past for our future

I read a great article last year in a local magazine written by a previous Southport resident and businessman talking about how to regenerate and re-energise our town (I wish I could find as I would post it!). His ideas were based on using what made Southport famous in Victorian times as the basis upon […]

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Support the town’s anchor attraction

The town’s Pleasureland has huge plans for an expanded leisure destination venue that will increase visitor numbers exponentially. I would love to see this – which is already welcomed by the council – supported with investment for jobs at the site, more footfall for the town, big changes and a huge fillip for the town’s […]

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