The Merseyside Site

Welcome to The Merseyside Site for business, schools and colleges, local information, accommodation, news and more in this North West England county.

The main towns and boroughs include Liverpool, Sefton, Southport, Knowsley, Birkenhead, St Helens, Wirral, Bootle, Wallasey, Crosby, Formby and Kirkby.

Merseyside County Council Coat of Arms

Merseyside is a county in the North West of England, with a population around 1,365,900 residents. Its name is taken from the River Mersey and in 1974, it came into existence as a metropolitan county in after the Local Government Act of 1972.

The county has five metropolitan boroughs around the Mersey Estuary, including the City of Liverpool. The Merseyside County Council was scrapped in 1986, and its districts / boroughs now have their own authorities. However, the county still exists by law and as a frame of geographic of reference.

Merseyside is divided in two by the Mersey Estuary: the Wirral to the west of the estuary on the Wirral Peninsula; the rest of the county being on the east. The eastern boroughs border Lancashire towards the north and Greater Manchester to the east. Both parts of Merseyside - west and east of the Mersey estuary - border Cheshire towards the south.

Birkenhead and Wallasey used to be part of Cheshire, whilst St Helens, Bootle, Liverpool and Southport were one part of Lancashire.

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A to Z of local businesses:
Accountants | Advertising Marketing and PR Agencies | Aerial Services
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration | Baby Products and Services | Banks
Bathroom Designers | Beauty Salons | Blinds and Awnings | Builders | Burglar Alarms
Car Dealers | Car Hire | Carpenters and Joiners | Carpet Cleaners | Central Heating | Cinemas
Cleaners | Coach Hire | Computer or PC Services | Couriers | Dentists | Doctors
Double Glazing | Drain / Pipe Cleaning | Driving Schools | Electronics Shops | Electricians
Employment Agencies | Estate Agents | Flooring Services | Florists | Garages
Graphic Designers | Gyms and Fitness Clubs | Hairdressers | Hotels | Interior Designers
Jewellers | Kitchen Designers | Landscape Gardeners | Letting Agents | Locksmiths
Office Equipment | Painters and Decorators | Paving and Driveways
Plant and Machinery Hire | Plasterers | Plumbers | Post Offices | Printers | Pubs | Removals
Restaurants | Roofers | Scaffolding | Schools | Security Services | SEO | Sign Makers
Skip Hire | Solicitors | Sports Shops | Storage | Supermarkets | Takeaways
Taxis | Tree Surgeons | Tyre Dealers | Van or Truck Hire | Vets | Web Designers

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