The Borough of Sefton
Sefton is the local authority for the area of north Merseyside running from Bootle in the south to the resort of Southport in the north.
A confident and connected borough, Sefton has more than 273,000 residents with towns including Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Crosby, Formby, Maghull and Southport.
Sefton has 22 miles of glorious coast, featuring the industrial Port of Liverpool, Antony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’ artwork, and sprawling sandy beaches and dunes with fabulous wildlife and fauna.
Connected by the motorway network at Switch Island and the Thornton Link Road, the borough is also well served by public transport and Merseyrail’s Northern Line.
Sefton is home to businesses of all sizes and a leading coastal tourist destination with a flourishing visitor economy.
It is also home to the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse and Royal Birkdale Golf Club – a regular Open Championship venue. The borough also hosts a thriving events calendar bringing in visitors from across the UK and beyond year on year.
Liverpool City Region
Sefton Council is part of the Liverpool City Combined Authority which was established on 1 April 2014 and the membership includes the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor, five local authority leaders of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral Councils, the elected Mayor of Liverpool City Council and the Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership. Warrington and West Lancashire Councils are Associate Members of the Combined Authority. The Combined Authority works with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to promote and deliver economic growth. The Local Enterprise Partnership also ensure that the views of businesses are represented in strategic decision making.
Since it’s formation in April 2014 it has achieved a number of things. This includes securing £150 million investment in 14 transport improvement schemes, £9 million of Growth Deal funding invested in the International Festival for Business 2016 and Littlewoods Studios (state-of-the-art film studios), £21.5 million invested in over 30 projects to enhance or build new learning facilities and the identification of key housing and development sites across the region to drive future economic growth.