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Planning app 84 College Road

College woodvilleThe application (DC/2018/01439) for “Change of use of ground floor from coffee shop to bistro/bar” has raised a lot of local interest and includes an on-line petition to the Licensing officers.

The application states:- “It should be pointed out that there will be no vertical drinking and alcohol will be provided with tapas style meals and charcuterie”

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

BIKE SERVICED FREE WATERLOO

 
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Posted by on August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Merseyrail platform upgrades

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New Merseyrail train

In two years’ time, Merseyrail passengers will be travelling in style on board a fleet of new, state-of-the-art trains which will transform travel in the Liverpool City Region and potentially beyond.

Arriving in 2020, the new trains are being built and will be maintained by Swiss manufacturer, Stadler, as part of a £460million project managed by Merseytravel on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

The new trains have lower floors at all doorways and incorporate sliding step technology which will lead to provision of unassisted access for all and represent a pioneering approach for the UK in terms of accessibility.

Platforms across the Merseyrail network will need to be adjusted to accommodate the new trains. Merseytravel, Merseyrail and Network Rail have investigated whether work could be undertaken outside of operational railway hours only, but it would take more than 2 years of continuous night time working to complete all the platforms and this would be significantly more disruptive to communities around stations. In addition as the new trains start to be delivered July 2019 for testing with all units expected to be in service by mid-2020, work in this way was not a practically possible.

 

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Posted by on August 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Loud Ground Lightning strike Crosby

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At 4:40am on the morning of 10th of August many were awoken by a huge thunderclap and ground strike which according to monitors struck in or near the vicinity of Regent road/Princes Avenue/ Alexandra Park.

Here is a recording of that strike, recorded from 268 metres away.

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Alexandra Park, Great Crosby

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE POLICE COMMISSIONER FOR MERSEYSIDE 

For immediate release  

£45,000 released for Halloween youth projects

Community groups which work to divert young people away from crime and anti-social behaviour are being invited to bid for grants for projects running during the autumn half-term, thanks to Merseyside’s Police Commissioner.

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Jayne Kennedy with now retired  Chief Constable of Liverpool Sir Jon Murphy.

Jane Kennedy has announced that she is once again releasing a round of funding from the Police Property Act Fund (PPA), which allows money raised from the sale of unclaimed stolen goods or property recovered by the police to be used for good causes.

It is the ninth time the Commissioner has asked community organisations, charities and groups to apply for a vital cash boost of up to £5,000 grants for grassroots initiatives which are working to help young people to make the right choices. A total of £45,000 is available from the fund for one-off grants for organisations which are committed to improving community safety, reducing crime or supporting victims.

Jane has already awarded nearly £333,000 through the PPA to organisations that are making a difference in their communities. Since July 2015, the fund has been used to concentrate on youth engagement initiatives.

The Commissioner said: “I am pleased to once again open up the Police Property Act Fund for bids of up to £5,000 to organisations which are working to make their communities safer and better places to live by engaging with young people.

“Many communities across Merseyside traditionally see a rise in criminal and anti-social behaviour during the autumn half-term, particularly around Bonfire and Mischief Night. Historically, it is also a particularly busy time for the police and the fire service. Through these grants, I want to help alleviate these issues and prevent local young people from making mistakes they may regret in the future. “Once a young person gets a criminal record it can blight their future prospects. If we can prevent them from making mistakes at a young age we can look forward to their positive contribution to their neighbourhoods. “I want to see these grants used to support projects that complement the excellent diversionary work carried out by Merseyside Police and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, ensuring that young people can enjoy the autumn festivities in a safe and enjoyable way which is properly supervised.”

Last year, more than 11,300 young people benefitted from 26 youth initiatives which kept them away from dangerous activities, thanks to funding raised by the police from the sale of stolen goods.

Jane added: “Local people know their communities best. They know what works when engaging with their young people and I am looking forward to reviewing their ideas and initiatives for ensuring everyone can have a safe and fun Halloween.”

The PPA fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Merseyside, (CFM) on behalf of the Commissioner. CFM holds funds from individuals and organisations as donors who wish to support deserving causes in Merseyside.”

All applications must be submitted online via the Community Foundation for Merseyside by 5pm on Monday 14th September.

Please visit their websitehttp://www.cfmerseyside.org.uk/funds/police-property-act-fund to apply.

For more information contact:

Chloe Griffiths, Press Secretary to the Police Commissioner:chloe.n.griffiths@merseysidepcc.info

(0151) 777 5193 

07703108797

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Peter Dowd MP today in Parliament

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Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Peter Dowd says the “only thing the party opposite are open to and tolerant of are big fat donations from Russian oligarchs”.

He says that the UK’s “place in the world is a laughing stock” due to Ms May’s “supine sycophancy” for US President Donald Trump.

He asks if the UK spend “decades” trying to get rid of divides in Northern Ireland only to reconstitute them later.

Delays in the supply chain will lead to higher costs for consumer, he adds. A Customs Union is what businesses need, what producers want and would most benefit consumers, he states.

Labour’s New Clause 13 would “empower” the Commons while the government seeks to “sidestep” it, he says.

“If they can’t get a grip, get out,” he finishes.

 

Restrictions on Dogs in Sefton

In July 2017 a public Space Protection order ( PSPO ) was granted to initiate restrictions on dogs in parks and public spaces in Sefton.

The PSPO is here: LINK

I was notified over the weekend of enforcement actions taking place.  I contacted the Head of Green Sefton to point out that there was inadequate signage and publicity to indicate the restricted areas.

He has now suspended all enforcement action until problems are addressed.

I will update this post with further information and maps of restricted areas.

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2018 in Uncategorized