Who Can Post on Southportnews?

The whole idea about ‘southportnews’ was to have news from several respected sources in one place. Our statistics say an average of at least 30 posts a day so we sure rely on many contibutors.


Regular respected local news reporters are:

Steve Ashcroft (qlocal.co.uk/southport)
Tim Johnson (eyeonsouthport.co.uk/)
Andrew Brown (standupforsouthport.com/)
Roger Blaxall (qlocal.co.uk/ormskirk)
Claire Kelly (community interviews, reviews & events)
Michael Smith (moderator)

Also authorised to post are:

Dune Radio (Radio station, previously Sandgrounder Radio)
Sammi Rudge (Local interest items)
Your Southport (southportbid.com/)
Southport Townscape Heritage Project (Sefton council)
Secret Sand Land (Local historian)
Nick McEntee & Sarah McEntee (Royal british legion southport)
Southport & Formby Health (Nhs)
Sefton Partnership (Social care & health)
Matthew Sands (Photographer)
Sidney Road Lights (Southport’s best light show)
Southport Little Theatre – Southport Dramatic Club (Theatre)
Queenscourt Hospice (Charity)
Simon Barker (Midweek music at christ church)
KGV (6th form college)
Southport College (6th form college)
Dronelife 22 (Drone images and video)
Kathleen Marshall (Southport Past)
Southport TV (Mark Pickup)
Compassion Acts (Southport food bank)
Robert Rimmer (Southport past & photography)
Southport Chrysanthemum and Gardening Society (Association)
Richard Morrison / Richard Em (Photographer)
Southport Armed Forces Day (Military past and present)
Paul Sherman (North west heritage cic)
Mad Dog 10K (Local event)
Martin Mere Wetland Centre (Nature)
Shots by Adam (Photography)
Southport Access For Everyone SAFE (Disability campaigners)
Ainsdale Horticultural Society (Community)
Friend’s of High Park Green Spaces (Community)
Bren Riley (Events)
Southport Comedy Festival (Events)
Birkdale Civic Society (Community)
Tony Wynne (Culture)
Alan Casserley (Bosmtc)
Lynne Thompson (Cllr)
Cheryl Hornby (Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society)
Formby Bubble (Formby News)
Simon Shrouder (Communications Professional)
SACHA Southport African Caribbean Heritage Association (Association)
Debbie-Lyn (Disability Awareness Campaigner)
Living Well Sefton (Sefton Council / Sefton CVS)
Lord Street In Bloom Garden Volunteers (Volunteers)
Brenda Porter (Ainsdale Community)
Fred McCann (Southport Over 50’s Friendship Club)
Southport Links Rotary Club (Rotary)
The Southport Singers (Choir)
Botanic Gardens Community Association (Volunteers)
Dave Brown / Dave Brown Photography (Photographer)
Ainsdale Village Singers / Stewart Hankinson (Choir)
Open Mic Night with White Noise Recording Studio (Live Music in Southport)
Bernie Kissane (Photographer)
Adam Rushton (Ormskirk Comedy)
Southport Trinity Football Club (Sport)
Southport Soup Kitchen (Charity)
The Atkinson (Sefton Council)
Southport Flower Show (Event)
The Hub & Four Seasons by The Learning Rooms (Disability service)
BOS Musical Theatre Company (Theatre)
Ben Pavier (Southport Model Engineering Club)
Pat Dodd (Friend’s of High Park Green Spaces Community)
Upshot Photos (Photography)
Les Brown (Bothy Folk Club)
281 Southport Squadron Royal Airforce Cadets (Military)
Southport RFC (Sport – Rugby)
Southport Saviours (Defibrillators in the Community)
Joe AMC (Andy’s Man Club)
Too Friendly Theatre (Theatre)
Frankie HK (Photography)
The Cornerstone Library Churchtown (Community)
The Uniform Hub (Charity)
Southport Hookers (Crochet group)
Southport Offshore Rescue Trust (Southport Lifeboat)
Healthwatch Sefton (Health)
The Cupboard Southport (Foodbank)
Dynamic Dunescape Sefton (Environment)
Volunteer Centre Sefton (Volunteers)
Southport Hesketh Round Table 1199 (Community)
Seeninsouthport (Community News & Events)
Jenny Roby (All Souls Dramatic Club)
All Souls Dramatic Club (Theatre)
Chris Truett (Cycling the World)
Jan Haynes PT (Community & Fitness)
Enzo Bonzo II (Mens Mental Health)
Hayley Jones (Queenscourt Hospice / Theatre / Radio)
Southport Lions UK (Charity)
Cllr Sonya Kelly Birkdale Ward (Councillor)
Gary Burgess (Bowls)
Hospice Africa Southport Charity Shop (Charity)
Paul Cunliffe (local news)
Hayley Jones (Queenscourt and Theatre)
Salvation Army (Community)
Southport Lions UK (Charity)
Clare Watts (Wordle)
Vikkie Blackburn (Trustee Woodlands Animal Sanctury)
Becconsall – Lancashire’s Living Museum Heritage Park (Heritage)
Norman Wallis (Southport Pleasureland)
David Cobham (Botanic Gardens Community Association & Southport Community)
Chris Paisley Art (Artist)
Jorge Luis Pérez Armijos (Church Music Reviews)
Rubbish Friends (Community)
Bank Hall Bretherton (Restoration)

In memoriam but never forgotten

Martin Hovden (journalist) Sadly died in December 2022
Cassie James (radio presenter) Sadly died January 2023

And finally YOU

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