Monthly Archives: July 2014
Working closely with Sefton CVS and local volunteers, Sefton’s Library Service has produced the impressive exhibition which will first go on display at Southport Library in The Atkinson at the end of July.
Funded by a Heritage Lottery grant, and with additional support from The Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, a fifteen panel exhibition and an information booklet has been produced telling the story of Sefton’s contribution and sacrifice during the Great War.
Information about the home front, local hospitals and the famous poets who trained in the area is all included.
It will also tell the individual stories of the seven local men who were awarded the Victoria Cross for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’.Read More
Many hundreds turned out to view the Model Boat Regatta today hosted by Mr John Quirk Chair’ of Friends of Alexandra and Coronation Parks, Mrs Frances Quirk, Cp’t Neville Hymus former Green Howard Regiment and the leader of Crosby In Bloom.
The Irish Guards arrived at 08:00 straight from the Belfast Ferry and were in attendance all day some in full regalia including the renowned Bearskin worn formally on guard duty traditionally at Buckingham palace.
Yet another major planning application in Victoria Ward. The former Asian food packaging plant on Musker Street L23 0UB. DC/2014/01124. This is for 29 new dwellings with access via the new Bellway/ Hawthorn Estate and the Northern Road. The plan includes a shared surface scheme which is contrary to the unanimously resolved views of the members of Sefton Council. If the scheme were to be approved then I will be asking that a conventional 60mm raised paving scheme is included on at least one side of the street to enable safe access Children, blind, disabled people with special needs and older people. The photo shows a typically failed shared surface scheme in the adjacent Bellway site.
The Award winning “Good Catch” Fish and Chip shop will be opening soon opposite “Farmfoods” on Moor Lane
visit their website here http://www.thegoodcatch.co.uk/
Today Wednesday 9th Jul a dedication service was held at the “D Bed” adjacent to the Moor lane, Bypass, Northern Road, Moorland Avenue Roundabout. The service arranged by Mr & Mrs Tonkiss of Crosby In Bloom, Frances and John Quirk of Friends of Alexander & Coronation parks, the British legion and Sefton Council. Was celebrated by the Reverend John Ritson, who’s previous appointment was as a Chaplain to the Armed Forces, Father John Furnival of St Peter & Paul’s and Cannon Peter Spiers of St Luke’s.
The commemorative display was organised, arranged and executed by former Green Howard, Mr Neville Hymus a local resident and leading member of “Crosby In Bloom”. After the service was read the Last Post was sounded by the British legion Bugler alongside the Regional Standard Bearer who’s names I will add here on Thursday. Apologies men I forgot to ask.But Photo below