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Sefton












Sefton is one of the five districts There are further densely Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service 


comprising the Merseyside populated but generally (MF&RS) data suggests that these 

metropolitan area, at the heart wealthier suburbs towards the groups are also more at risk from 

of the wider Liverpool City north, including Crosby, Formby, fire and we will therefore work 


Region. Created in 1974, Sefton Southport and Maghull.
with partners to respond to and 

is a surprisingly rich and diverse reduce risk.


area covering 153 square These are interspersed with 

kilometres.
extensive areas of high-grade 

agricultural land and scientifically 


Our boundary commences at the important wild habitat, which 

heavily commercialised/ includes the beaches of Formby 


industrialised area around the and Southport.

Port of Liverpool in South Sefton 


and follows the coastline to Population forecasts published in 

Southport in the north of the 2012 indicate Sefton has one of 

borough, which is an important the highest proportions of older 


tourist destination.
residents nationally and there are 

also stark social and health 


To the south of the borough there inequalities within Sefton. South 

are areas of derelict land, Sefton has significantly higher 

however, new developments in levels of deprivation, child 


and around the Freeport area poverty, worklessness, crime

include improving local housing and disorder. Within the areas of 


and a significant port expansion South Sefton that are most 

development.
deprived, average life 

expectancy is 11 years


Bootle also supports a large office less than in the more affluent 

quarter together with some light parts of the Borough.


industry.





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