Category Archives: streets

College road, Marine FC. Appeal refused

The Marine FC appeal to the Planning inspectorate has been refused. The inspector broadly came to the same view as Sefton Council’s Planning Committee with regards to traffic safety and flow. The appeal for costs was also refused. Full details will be available shortly on the Planning portal of the Council’s website

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College Road, Marine FC Appeal

Marine FC on College road have submitted an appeal on the Planning application refused by committee.
Reference AP/2014/00024. The appeal will be judged by a government inspector.
To view: on your browser address bar type in:-
click on appeals type AP/2014/00024 into search box

A Public meeting will be held at the Brompton Avenue Methodist Hall on the 31st October at 18:30

to advise residents how they can make submissions to the Planning Inspectorate. The Venue Date and time to be confirmed on this website and by leaflet to addresses in the vicinity of Marine FC and also by posters in College Road Shops.

The info will also be posted on the following FACEBOOK groups:-

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Planning Committee agenda

chinese chef site planI have just received the agenda for the Planning Committee meeting 18:30 13th August at Bootle Town Hall. There is nothing in Victoria Ward or Crosby area.

I was expecting the application for a development on Musker Street at the former asian food plant  but this will now be heard at the meeting at Southport Town Hall on September 17th 18:30.


Musker Street, planning application, 29 houses

20140324_125351Yet 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.



Coronation Park- Xplorer event. Fun Family challenge

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POP-UP shop ready to go for Saturday

pop up readyIt looks like the students have been preparing the POP-UP shops ready for action. This was taken tonight Friday 4th July, the Former Satterthwaites shop. The base for Merchant Taylors

After a recent competition with all the the Borough’s schools, three Schools; Holy Family, Merchant Taylors and The Bishop David Sheppard Primary School will be opening “POP-UP” shops in Moor lane Crosby between 10am and 4 am on Saturday 5th of July.

Local business woman, the owner and chief designer at “Roxie’s Treasures” says ” This will be good for the students to learn on how to run a business and set up in business which people need to learn entrepreneurial skills in schools”

The event is run in partnership with Sainsbury’s
Bishop David Sheppard primary School will be based in the former Lloyds Pharmacy.
The Holy Family High School will be at the former hairdressers No 6
Merchant Taylors will be based in the former Satterthwaites outlet. No19


Moor Lane, WW1 memorial dedication service

There will be a short service of dedication of the newly constructed WW1 memorial at the “D” bed, Moor-lane Roundabout, on Wednesday, 9th July at
The service of dedication will be conducted by Rev. John Ritson, who was in a previous appointment Chaplain to the forces.
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The memorial was designed and installed by Crosby In Bloom member Mr Neville Hymus.


Moorside Park. FREE Basketball Coaching


Moorside Park. On Saturday 5th July 10am – 11am.

Free basketball coaching for 11-16 year old’s. Whether you have played before or not, come along and give it a try!!

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Coronation Park – TLC event and Regatta

Joan Thorbinson enjoying the TLC event.

Joan Thorbinson enjoying the TLC event.

John and Frances Quirk, the leaders of the Friends of Alexander and Coronation Park hosted a TLC (Tea, Laughter & Company) event in the Coronation park pavillion on the 2nd July. The next TLC will be on 20th July and then 31st August. 1-3pm.  The event also includes  a quiz and entertainment from a local performer.

The park will also hold it’s annual Model Boat Regatta on Sunday 20th July. Aside from a wide array of hand Crafted model boats in action on the boating pond the will be. Lancashire Hawks and Owls, Live Music from Joe and Friends, St Michael’s School Musicians, Gary Gizzmo, Children’s entertainer, Face Painting, Army Cadet Display and Classic Vehicles.

A previous Coronation Park Regatta

A previous Coronation Park Regatta


Coronation Road- park hanging baskets stolen

Four decorative hanging baskets were stolen on Monday evening from Coronation Park. The theft was reported to Police and a size 11 footprint was identified as that of the thief.

In these difficult times with Sefton Council’s budget slashed to the bone, the parks rely on volunteers to help keep them in good order.  It is vile when some low-life sees fit to ruin other people’s hard work. The same baskets had been vandalised the previous evening and later replanted by Carl Davies a local park volunteer from The “Friends of Alexander and Coronation Park” ( Click Here to visit their facebook page) 

Chair of the Friends group John Quirk with the display.

Chair of the Friends group John Quirk with the display.

How the display should appear

How the display should appear

FOOTNOTE: Christine the Parks officer for Sefton Council will replace the baskets on Thursday 4th July. All the displays in future will be better secured.