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FOR SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS IN KNOWSLEY nowsley Councillors have agreed an extensive programme of improvements, which will see schools right across the borough enjoy investment in their outdoor spaces.

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Over the coming years, ÂŁ10.825 million will be used to significantly enhance the quality of the playing spaces for children and young people in Knowsley. It means pupils in the borough can enjoy fantastic sporting, leisure and other outdoor learning and development opportunities. It’s fantastic that, Phase one of the despite tough programme will see financial times, more than ÂŁ4m spent on projects at we are still able 19 schools this to fund L-R Cllr Margaret Harvey, Roby Park pupils Frankie, Lily, Issabella and financial year, with improvements Reuben, and Cllr Tony Brennan another 34 schools benefitting in the second council’s Housing Land Disposal “This is a significant investment of phase. Programme, which will generate almost ÂŁ11m which has only been made Funding for the investment possible thanks to this council prioritising ÂŁ21m over the next three years. programme has been taken from the the sale of brownfield sites for housing Cllr Tony Brennan, Knowsley Council’s proceeds of the sale of former school development – and it’s fantastic that, cabinet member for regeneration and playing fields across the borough, from economic development, said: “We’re despite tough financial times, we are still schools which no longer exist, due to able to fund improvements like these delighted to be able to announce such closure, merger or relocation. which will make a huge difference to an extensive programme of It is one of the investments which has improvements and enhancements to • Continued on Page 2 been made possible because of the school playing fields in Knowsley.

  

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£11M INVESTMENT FOR SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS IN KNOWSLEY • Continued from Page 1 thousands of young people in the borough.” Plans for the work were drawn up after the council carried out a thorough survey of all school playing provision in the borough. This found that, whilst all Knowsley schools had sufficient playing field provision, in some cases they were unable to use their fields all year round. Drainage improvements, new play equipment, new hard standing play areas, landscaping and new fencing works being provided by this investment demonstrate the council’s continued commitment to the health and wellbeing of the borough’s children and young people all year round. Cllr Margaret Harvey, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Our schools want to ensure that they are offering pupils the very best opportunities to get involved in sport, leisure and outdoor learning – and this investment will make sure that happens. “It is so important for children’s health and wellbeing that they are able to get outdoors and enjoy sport or exercise, so I’m delighted to see so many schools will benefit from this money.” Among the schools to benefit in the first phase will be Roby Park Primary in Huyton, which will receive a total investment of more than £900,000 for new play equipment and hard surfaced play areas with improved landscaping, a land drainage system and new security fencing. At All Saints Centre for Learning in Kirkby, a total of £576,000 has been allocated to install an artificial grass pitch to allow year-round activity.

Staff from Huyton’s PDSA will feature on The People’s Vet

CHARITY VETS SHOWCASED IN NATIONAL TV SERIES The amazing, lifesaving work of vet charity PDSA is being highlighted in a Merseysidebased TV series, starting on Channel 4 on Saturday at 4.30pm from 4 August. Cameras spent six months behind the scenes at the charity’s two busy Liverpool hospitals – in Huyton and Kirkdale – to create the fascinating new series, called The People’s Vet. The 20-part series captures all the drama as PDSA’s heroic vet teams deal with hundreds of cases every single day – ranging from routine check-ups to extraordinary life-and-death emergencies.

Series executive producer Sarah Murch said: “The PDSA has, for one hundred years, treated British pets when their owners can’t afford private vet treatment. We deliberately chose two of their busiest city hospitals to see the day to day realities faced by their veterinary teams, working to treat sick pets and helping their owners. “It was very moving to see the importance of pets in the clients’ lives, and their gratitude for the treatment they received” One of the vets featured in the TV show is Matt Forshaw, senior vet at PDSA’s Huyton hospital. He said: “The series gives us a great opportunity to show the wider

COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW OF PARISH AND TOWN COUNCILS

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A Community Governance Review of Parish and Town Councils has been on-going since October 2017 which has been seeking your views on the electoral arrangements and the number of councillors who represent the parish and town councils in the borough – Cronton, Halewood, Knowsley, Prescot and Whiston. The proposal is to reduce the number of parish / town councillors in Cronton Parish Council, Knowsley Town Council, Prescot Town Council and Whiston Town Council. If you live in a parish or town council area, you are invited to indicate whether you approve or reject the proposals. A reduction in councillors would still mean ‘business as usual’ as there are no plans to abolish any of these parish or town councils. You can read more about what parish and town councils do, how many councillors there currently are and what the proposed reductions are, along with what the proposals mean to you, on the council’s website. You can provide feedback by picking up a leaflet in the borough’s One Stop Shops and libraries, completing the online form on the council’s website or emailing your comments to: communitygovernancereview@knowsley.gov.uk

world what an important job we do at PDSA. We’re here for people who love their pets but find themselves struggling to meet vet bills. “It was quite an experience having the cameras on site. Any initial concerns we had were quickly overcome and they only filmed staff and pet owners who were happy with cameras present. Nothing was staged; they just wanted to capture real life. “Every day at PDSA is different,” added Matt “and you never know what’s coming next through the door. That’s what makes it a fascinating job and I think that will come across in the series”.

Dates for your dairy The Whiston Initiative in Cultural Heritage (WICH) group will be holding a sports night at Blundell Hill Golf Club on Friday 16 November. The group have secured the services of Alan Kennedy Sue Smith, Roger Phillips and Bill Woodland. Tickets cost £35. If you require more information email: wichfoxsbank@gmail.com

A fun packed day The action-packed fun day will take place at Merseyside Fire & Rescue’s Training & Development Academy (TDA) on Storrington Avenue, Croxteth on Friday 10 August between 9.30am and 4.30pm. After the huge success of last year’s 50th anniversary celebrations at the TDA, the family fun day has been put together in aid of the Fire Fighter’s Charity. See first hand how we rescue casualties from cars involved in road traffic collisions, watch a real firefighting demonstration with their fiery gas rig, say hello to some (friendly) police dogs and give our blue light mascots a wave. Members of the emergency services and our partner agencies will be on hand throughout the day to answer any questions you may have.


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LFC CONFIRM KIRKBY REDEVELOPMENT Liverpool FC has confirmed that it will proceed with the redevelopment of its Academy site in Kirkby and the neighbouring Eddie McArdle community playing fields. The scheme will see the Reds’ first team and academy football training operations and facilities come together on one site in a new training campus. The project will provide the club with world-class training facilities, including an elite performance centre for the first team and state-of-the-art training centre for its development squad teams. The new 9,200sqm training centre on LFC’s academy site creates a combined first team and U23 academy facility, each of which has their own identity, along with new first-team pitches and parking within the site. The facilities will incorporate two gyms, a full-size sports hall, pool, hydrotherapy complex and specialist sports rehabilitation suites. There will also be dedicated TV studios, press conference facilities and office accommodation. The project also includes the redevelopment of Knowsley Council’s Eddie McArdle community playing fields at Simonswood Lane. Improvements include five upgraded football pitches, new changing rooms and associated facilities including car parking for 110 vehicles, a new pedestrian and cycle pathway, lighting and improved security.

The new changing facilities on site will include six separate team changing rooms, coaches’ changing room and a social room for team and community use. The community will also benefit from improved pitches, which will also be reconstructed with improved drainage. The club has also started the sales process for its existing first-team training ground. Melwood has played a significant role in Liverpool’s history, but the site is limited in terms of space and is unable to accommodate the Reds’ new combined training facility. Outline planning consent has been obtained for the site, which could provide up to 160 much-needed family homes in the area. Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at LFC, said: “Today represents a significant milestone in the club’s history. We would like to thank Knowsley Council and local residents for their time and support throughout the planning stages of this project. “This is a major step forward for the club and we’re proud to be investing in the Knowsley area. Our aspiration to create a clear pathway for our young players through to the first team is an ambitious project. “The site in Kirkby provides the ideal location for the new home of our elite performance centre and state-of-the-art training facility. “The commitment to deliver this

exciting project further demonstrates the continued investment by our owners and reinforces the identity of LFC as one of the top football clubs in Europe. “The scheme will not only provide firstclass facilities for our players and staff, but also help create quality sports facilities for the community of Kirkby to enjoy.” Knowsley Council’s regeneration and economic development cabinet member, councillor Tony Brennan, said: “We are thrilled that LFC has chosen Knowsley as the location for this exciting new facility. Their major investment will not only bring benefits for the club but most importantly for the local community in Kirkby, who

have been very supportive during this planning phase. “We know that the club is committed to working with their neighbours in the local area and we welcome their partnership approach to this development. “It is fantastic news that this project is now moving into the next phase of delivery and we look forward to work commencing on the community pitches and sports facilities in the coming weeks.” Work has started on the council’s community pitches, with construction starting on LFC’s Academy site in early October. The project is expected to be completed in 2020.


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Church of St Albert the Great consecrated Archbishop Malcolm McMahon consecrated the Church of St Albert, Stockbridge Village, Liverpool, on the Feast of St Peter and St Paul in June. The parish was founded in the then new housing development of Cantril Farm in 1966 and for the first eleven years of its life Mass was celebrated in St Albert’s Chapel, which now forms part of the parish centre. The new church was opened by Archbishop Derek Worlock on 18 March 1977. For forty-five years the parish was served by priests from the Order of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart before the care of the parish was taken up by archdiocesan priests in 2011. In his homily Archbishop McMahon spoke of the foundations of the faith and the Church in the witness of the apostles Peter and Paul. Parish Priest, Father David Potter, spoke of the consecration as an important stage in the journey of faith for the parish which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year.

Archbishop Malcolm McMahon anoints the altar with chrism

PRAYER GARDEN IN MEMORY OF MEGAN

The former school of one of the victims of the Manchester terror attack has opened a memorial garden to help pupils remember her. Megan Hurley was one of 22 people killed at the Manchester Arena and her friends wanted to create a lasting legacy. The garden at Halewood Church of England Primary School was opened by her parents and her brother, Bradley. Halewood CoE Headteacher Mr D Smith welcomed family and friends to the opening and described Megan as “A beautiful girl” and the garden summed up her personality, bright and colourful. Mr Smith said: “We are so proud that Megan was a pupils at this school and it is great that we have a little oasis were people can sit down and remember her. “The garden will always be open to the community, our children and ex-students who remember Megan.” Mr Smith also read out a statement from Mrs and Mrs Hurley and Bradley, saying: “We would like to thank all of the staff of Halewood Cof E and pupils and parents for making this garden a possibility, it means more than you will either know to our family in knowing that Megan will live on through the garden. “As many of you will know this is the second Halewood school to erect a garden in Megan’s memory, a testament to a model pupils and student that she was and how deeply the loss of Megan affected everyone. This garden will become a place for people to reflect and a place to bring togetherness and love. “We would like to again thank the community for continuing to show us love, support and kindness through these difficult times, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts”.

Michael, Joane and Bradley Hurley with Headteacher Mr D Smith stood at Megan's Memorial Bench

Megan's Parents, Michael and Joanne Hurley and brother Bradley Cut the ribbon to officially open the Prayer Garden

Megan Hurley's Grandmother wears a Manchester Bee Pin and the Megan Hurley Charity Pin designed by Megan's brother Bradley


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6 August 2018

HUYTON AIR CADETS JOIN THE WALK OF THE WORLD

This July Cadet Xisca Cleverley and Corporal Daniel Brannan of 1982 Huyton Air Cadets joined the British Military Contingent at the famous Nijmegen Marches. Now in its 102nd year the event is more commonly known as the ‘Walk of the World’ as people travel from all corners of the globe to the Netherlands to participate. Taking part in this gruelling challenge is no mean feat; following months of training the pair joined 40,000 entrants including fellow cadets from Merseyside and covered an astonishing 100 miles over four days. Corporal Brannan said: “Taking part in the Nijmegan march was the hardest thing I’ve done as a cadet but it was such a great experience.” “Despite the heat and blisters adding to the challenge team morale remained high and the determined cadets pressed on to the finish line. “Spectators from across the world turned up to show their support and there was a real buzz about the place, this helped as we grew tired during the final stretch.” The pair then enjoyed some well earned rest before returning to the UK with their Four Days Nijmegen Cross medals.

DOMESTIC ABUSE CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN REGION Controlling money, always criticising and being purposely isolated from friends and family are just some of the examples being highlighted as ‘coercive control’ in a new campaign on Domestic Abuse to be launched across Knowsley and Sefton. ‘Escape the Control’, which is being run jointly by Knowsley and Sefton Councils, aims to help people understand how extreme controlling behaviour is Domestic Abuse and what signs to look out for, if concerned about friends or family. Coercive control is an act, or a pattern of acts such as threats, humiliation and intimidation that is used to punish or frighten the victim. This can include things like controlling where they go and what they do, or exaggerated expressions of love such as they ‘can’t live without you’. In 2015, coercive control became a crime in England and Wales. Posters and leaflets explaining the signs to look out

for will be available in GP and health centres, leisure centres, dentists, hairdressers and many more everyday locations where victims and those worried about others can access them without having to go through official channels. ‘Escape the Control’ will also be featured across buses, taxis and fire engines in Knowsley and Sefton directing people to more information on the Escape the Control website. www.escapethecontrol.co.uk Councillor Shelley Powell, Knowsley Borough Council said: “Insight from Knowsley and Sefton indicates that although anyone can experience domestic abuse irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation, the majority of cases are amongst women under 35. “We need to ensure that people understand that extreme controlling behaviour such as telling what you can and can’t eat, or what you can or can’t wear, is domestic abuse and where they can find more information and support”.

MEMORIAL SHOWCASED IN NATIONAL EXHIBITION Historic England challenged the UK to come up with photos of less well-known memorials for an ‘Immortalised’ exhibition they are hosting in the Workshop in Lambeth, London. From statues and street names to street shrines and temporary artworks, Historic England’s latest project was to explore the variety of ways people and events have been commemorated. Knowsley council’s Conservation Team submitted an entry which is now featured in the exhibition. It is a bench commemorating the fifth Beatle, Stuart Sutcliffe, which is located in St Michael’s Conservation area in Huyton where Stuart Sutcliffe is buried. Stuart was an arts student who attended Parkview Primary School in Huyton and then later The Prescot School. He went to Art College in Liverpool, where he met and made friends with John Lennon. He was asked to join the band and from 1959 to 1962, Stuart was part of The Beatles. Tragically in 1962, Stuart died at the age of 21 years following a brain

aneurysm. He was buried in Huyton Ceremony, opposite St Michael’s Church, and his grave is now a shrine for Beatles fans. The memorial bench was funded by Beatles fans and offers a place of quiet reflection. ‘Immortalised’ explores the ways people and events have been commemorated in England, by the statues, the plaques, shrines and murals that mark heroic, quirky, inspirational and challenging lives exploring how, why and who we remember.

Cllr Tony Brennan, cabinet member for regeneration and economic development, said: “I’m pleased that a memorial in our borough, arranged and installed by Beatles fans, is being highlighted in this national exhibition, and commemorates a local resident who went on to be in one of the biggest bands ever!” The Immortalised exhibition runs from 30 August until 16 September and further information is available on Historic England’s website.

DOG HOTEL OPENS IN KIRKBY

The Hotel Pawsafornia was opened by Cllr Sean Donnelly with his dog Lady Lola of Leaside

By Lily Kehoe All the Paws and Paws 4 Food are now open in Kirkby to accommodate all your poochs’ needs. Whether it’s an afternoon well spent in their very own dog cafe or a hotel stay for your beloved pet, this fantastic new facility has you covered. In 2014, owner Julie decided to set up a dog walking business and inquiries quickly began coming in about doggy daycare. From there, her idea grew and with her wife Annmarie, who has a background in social work, (but has always enjoyed catering as a hobby), the pair have set up an establishment that caters for your dog’s very need. All the Paws provides dog walking, daycare, parties and a hotel service. Dog walking is available Monday to Friday in which your dog is collected from home

and taken, with other pets, to a specially rented field for an hour of group exercise. Daycare service, which operates all week, includes a fun day of supervised activities. Daycare works in groups to ensure all ages are rightly cared for. Hotel Pawsafornia, the facility’s hotel, has individual and group bedrooms but your pet will spend most of the day with staff and other dogs. All the Paws hopes to offer dog training, therapy and grooming in the future. The Paws 4 Food cafe is a dog friendly cafe with a great menu. It offers a viewing area so you can enjoy a hot drink while you watch your dog bounding around with the All the Paws staff and dogs. For further information contact Julie on 0151 705 6903.


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BETTER BY BUS? 10,000 LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN THINK SO!

Maghull Wind Orchestra's proms-style finale to the 14th Annual Prescot Festival of Music and the Arts (credit: Alan Humphreys Photography)

BRASS, BIG BAND & BROADWAY TUNES DRAW CROWDS AT 2018 PRESCOT FESTIVAL The Prescot Festival is celebrating another successful year, with 1,600 through the doors for 10 days of arts and music. To mark 100 years since the end of World War One, the festival aimed to secure 100 singers for a performance of Fauré’s celebrated Requiem—but over 120 performers from across the North West turned out for the occasion, making it the biggest ‘Come & Sing’ choir in the festival’s 13-year history. Audiences were treated to an array of different genres and art forms, from poetry to painting, and from brass bands to big bands. As well as Prescot debut acts such as Wingates Band, the programme saw the return of several festival favourites, including Swingshift Big Band, Haydock Male Voice Choir and Wirral-based musical theatre company BOST. A blisteringly hot Sunday 24 June saw thousands in the town for the Prescot Carnival before the festival closed in the evening with a Proms-style finale featuring the Maghull Wind Orchestra, who turned 40 this year. “Thank-you to everyone whose efforts made our fourteenth annual festival such a success,” said founder and artistic director Dr Robert Howard. “It’s only made possible because of the joyous and generous community spirit shown by our volunteers, performers, sponsors and audiences.” The team are already busily preparing for next year’s festival, as well as events later this year, including a WWI remembrance concert on Friday 9 November, with special guests Parr Band.

CITIZENS ADVICE KNOWSLEY RELOCATE TO A NEW PREMISES Citizens Advice Knowlsey has opened new premises in Kirkby Town Centre which is a short walk from the bus station. Demonstrating their commitment to Kirkby, Citizens Advice Knowlsey have remained in the town centre, moving from the old premises from Newton Gardens to Cherryfield Drive on a new 10 year lease. Citizens Advice Knowlsey has taken 2,500 sq ft of ground floor space, located directly opposite Kirkby Town Centre bus station and next door to Iceland. A lifeline for the local community, Citizens Advice Knowlsey provide local people with free, impartial, independent and confidential advice. They give information and practical support on a range of matters, including debt management advice, benefit application support and food and fuel assistance. The new premises have significantly better training facilities for their volunteers and is much more accessible and visible for the local community. Brian Gouldson, Citizens Advice

Knowlsey chief officer said: “We’re extremely pleased and confident we have made the correct decision to relocate our offices from Newton Gardens to Cherryfield Drive. Accessibility and visibility had proved a problem at the previous base, which will now be minimised as we’re directly opposite the bus station and clearly sign posted from the main road. “Our services have increased in demand over the last two years, and it was important for us that we adapted to the change in the needs of the local community. The new office will ensure we’re capable of doing the best job possible, with better facilities both for staff, training of our volunteers and the members of the community who benefit from our services. “It was important for us that we remained not only in Kirkby, but at the heart of the community in the town centre, and this new office space ensures we’re exactly where we need to be and accessible for the Knowlsey community.”

The Better By Bus campaign has been visiting schools across Liverpool City Region (including many in Knowsley) to encourage and inspire school children and their parents to use their local bus service. Over the past year and a half, the campaign has visited over 100 schools and has spoken to over 10,000 children about why they should become members of the ‘Better By Bus Club’. The campaign, which is led by an alliance of Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel, was created to promote the idea of sustainable travel and share the benefits of travelling by bus. The Key Stage 2 assemblies are in high demand and this will only increase as the campaign commences again in September once the new term begins. Free to all schools across Liverpool City Region, the assemblies will incorporate messages around bus safety, sustainable

travel and the many advantages of hopping onboard. This new assembly will also give local school children the chance to take part in a design challenge, which has some amazing prizes. These include the winning design being professionally recreated and used by the Better By Bus campaign for the campaign’s promotional materials. If your school is interested in a free Better By Bus assembly, contact the team by emailing faye@agentmarketing.co.uk or visit the Better By Bus social media pages: @Better_By_Bus.


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Entertainment News MONDAY 6 AUGUST KNIT & NATTER GROUP - HUYTON LIBRARY 10:30 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Bring along any project you are doing, knitting or crochet. Swap patterns and ideas, make new friends and have a cuppa and a chat. All levels of experience welcome. Please ask branch staff for more details or call 443 3734 ZOOLAB ‘MOTLEY ZOO’ - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 14:00 – 15:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Find out all about millipedes, snakes, lizards and more in the most mischievous creature workshop yet! Over 5s. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 CREATIVE WORKSHOP - HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Make your own Jurassic Dinosaur fossil. Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734 MAKE A BUTTERFLY KITE AND WATCH IT FLY PRESCOT LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Make a butterfly kite and watch it fly. Over 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. TUESDAY 7 AUGUST SEWING BEE AT HUYTON LIBRARY 10:00 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Come along to Huyton Library for our Sewing Bee adult activity. Work toward your own personalised gift. Experienced and inexperienced stitches. All welcome. For a chat, a cup of tea and a chance to learn a new skill. Hand sewing. Contact: 0151 443 3734, huyton.library@knowsley.gov.uk STORIES, RHYMES AND SNAIL CRAFT KIRKBY LIBRARY 10:30 – 11:30 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Stories, rhymes and snail craft. Under 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information MISCHIEF MAKERS TREASURE HUNT - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Join the comic characters treasure hunt. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET EXPERIENCE - PRESCOT LIBRARY 12:00 – 15:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Hosted by 02, have a go with a Virtual Reality headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience. Over 6s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. NATURAL WORK OF ART - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 14:00 – 15:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Create a work of art from natural materials with the Knowsley Rangers. Over 5s. Contact 443 2501 for further information. WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST A BREAK WITH A BOOK - KIRKBY 14:30 – 16:00 Kirkby Library, The Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Wednesday. Meet new people and relax at a free Shared Reading Group for Knowsley residents. We get together every week to share a good story over tea and cake. Everything will be read aloud and there's no pressure to join in - just put your feet up and listen. Contact Megg Hewlett megghewlett@thereader.org.uk / 07807106869 – or just turn up! PEDAL AWAY @ MILL DAM 18:00 – 20:00 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Ride on lanes. 6:00pm start. Bikes and helmets are available to hire (suggested donation £3) on all rides, please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725 lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST A BREAK WITH A BOOK - PRESCOT (DEMENTIA FRIENDLY) 10:00 – 11:30 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. For those living with dementia and those close to them. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Thursday. Meet new people and relax at a free Shared Reading Group for Knowsley residents. We get together every week to share a good story over tea and cake. Everything will be read aloud and there's no pressure to join in - just put your feet up and listen. Contact Megg Hewlett - megghewlett@thereader.org.uk / 07807106869 – or just turn up! PEDAL AWAY - CYCLING GROUP @ MILL DAM 10:00 – 11:30 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Ride on lanes. Bikes and helmets are available to hire (suggested donation £3) on all rides, please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725 lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk ICE-CREAM CRAFT! - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:30 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Ice-cream craft! All ages For further information please call 443 3734 CODING AND COMPUTER GAME FUN - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Coding and computer game fun. Over 5s. Contact 443 2501 for further information. MAKE A DENNIS THE MENACE PHOTO FRAME - PRESCOT LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Make a Dennis the Menace photo frame. All ages. Contact 443 5101 for further information. A BREAK WITH A BOOK - HUYTON 11:15 – 12:45 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9GD. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Thursday. Meet new people and relax at a free Shared Reading Group for Knowsley residents. We get together every week to share a good story over tea and cake. Everything will be read aloud and there's no pressure to join in - just put your feet up and listen. Contact Megg Hewlett megghewlett@thereader.org.uk / 07807106869 – or just turn up! FRIDAY 10 AUGUST MAKE AND DECORATE A PAPER FAN - HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Make and decorate a paper fan. All ages. For further information please call 443 3734 ANIMAL COLLAGE - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 15:30 – 16:30 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Come and create some animals for the library collage wall. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 SATURDAY 11 AUGUST KNOWSLEY PARKRUN 9:00 – 10:00 Stadt Moers Park, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG. Every Saturday morning, Stadt Moers Parkin Whiston, plays host to the Knowsley parkrun starting at 9am. It’s a free to enter timed 5k event that encourages people of all ages and abilities to getactive and enjoy the great outdoors. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced runner, a jogger or just want a leisurely stroll, you‘ll be made to feel welcome enjoy yourself. To take part in parkrun as a runner or to volunteer, just visit the Knowsley parkrun website - and register. Once you have registered you will be sent a link to print off your own unique barcode which is scanned during your run to log your time. If you’re volunteering the barcode will

register that you have helped. If you would like more information please email organisers at knowsleyhelpers@parkrun.com THE SAFARI KIDS CLUB (AGES UP TO 12YRS) 12:00 – 15:00 Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Priced at £2.10 per child (discounts for families) and parents get in for FREE. Activities and fun for children up to 12yrs. Parents need to stay with children under 8. Giant Bouncy Castle, Multi Sports, Arts and Crafts, Community Café, Monthly Movie Club, Cookery and so much more. Don't forget to bring your leisure pass! Organised by the Stockbridge Community Intergeneration Project, for further details please contact Maria Branch, 07725 418637 MONDAY 13 AUGUST KNIT & NATTER GROUP - HUYTON LIBRARY 10:30 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Bring along any project you are doing, knitting or crochet. Swap patterns and ideas, make new friends and have a cuppa and a chat. All levels of experience welcome. Please ask branch staff for more details or call 443 3734 MAKE A GNASHER MASK - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Make a Gnasher mask. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 SUMMER HOLIDAY CRAFT - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Summer holiday craft. All ages. For further information please call 443 3734 TOSS A HOOP! - PRESCOT LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Make a butterfly kite and watch it fly. Over 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. ZOOLAB ’MOTLEY ZOO’ - KIRKBY LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Find out all about millipedes, snakes, lizards and more in the most mischievous creature workshop yet! Over 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information TUESDAY 14 AUGUST MAKE MISCHIEF WITH SUSANNA MEESE - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Mischief Makers themed stories, tricks and crafts with professional storyteller Susanna Meese. Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734 VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET EXPERIENCE - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 12:00 – 15:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Hosted by 02, have a go with a Virtual Reality headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience. Over 6s. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 ZOOLAB ‘MOTLEY ZOO’ - PRESCOT LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Find out all about millipedes, snakes, lizards and more in the most mischievous creature workshop yet! Over 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST PEDAL AWAY @ MILL DAM 18:00 – 20:00 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Ride on lanes. 6:00pm start. Bikes and helmets are available to hire (suggested donation £3) on all rides, please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725 lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk THURSDAY 16 AUGUST GET CREATIVE WITH COMICS YOUTH - KIRKBY LIBRARY

11:00 – 12:30 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Creative drawing and activities based on comics with the orginisation Comics Youth. Over 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information MERMAID AND SHARK CRAFT ACTIVITY - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:30 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Mermaid and shark craft activity All ages For further information please call 443 3734. SURPRISE CRAFT AND SING ALONG FOR THE LITTLE ONES - PRESCOT LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Surprise craft and sing along for the little ones. Under 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. FRIDAY 17 AUGUST ANIMAL COLLAGE - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 11:00 – 14:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Come and create some animals for the library collage wall. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 MAKE A PENCIL-SHAPED PENCIL CASE - HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Make a pencil-shaped pencil case. All ages. For further information please call 443 3734 ZOOLAB ’MOTLEY ZOO’ - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Find out all about millipedes, snakes, lizards and more in the most mischievous creature workshop yet! Over 5s. Contact 443 2501 for further information. MONDAY 20 AUGUST THE MAGIC PHILIP FUN SHOW - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. A roller coaster ride of comedy, fun, laughter and of course lots ofmagic! Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734 CREATE YOUR OWN ICE CREAM OR LOLLY FRIDGE MAGNET - PRESCOT LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Create your own ice cream or lolly fridge magnet. Over 3s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. MAKE A POSTCARD TO SEND TO FAMILY OR FRIENDS - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 15:30 – 16:30 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Make a postcard to send to family or friends. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 TUESDAY 21 AUGUST STORIES, RHYMES AND OCEAN COLLAGE CRAFT KIRKBY LIBRARY 10:30 – 11:30 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8X. Stories, rhymes and ocean collage craft. Under 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET EXPERIENCE STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 12:00 – 15:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1A. Hosted by 02, have a go with a Virtual Reality headset for an ‘out of this world’ experience. Over 6s. Contact 443 2501 for further information. CREATIVE WORKSHOP - HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9G. Make your own greenhouse. Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734


August 2018 9 WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST A BREAK WITH A BOOK - KIRKBY 14:30 – 16:00 Kirkby Library, The Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Wednesday. Meet new people and relax at a free Shared Reading Group for Knowsley residents. We get together every week to share a good story over tea and cake. Everything will be read aloud and there's no pressure to join in - just put your feet up and listen. Contact Megg Hewlett megghewlett@thereader.org.uk / 07807106869 – or just turn up! PEDAL AWAY @ MILL DAM 18:00 – 20:00 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Ride on lanes. 6:00pm start. Bikes and helmets are available to hire (suggested donation £3) on all rides, please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725 lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk THURSDAY 23 AUGUST GET CREATIVE WITH COMICS YOUTH - KIRKBY LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:30 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Creative drawing and activities based on comics with the organisationComics Youth. Over 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information MAKE AND DRESS YOUR OWN COMIC CHARACTER HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:30 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Make and dress your own comic character. All ages. For further information please call 443 3734 MAKE SOME ANIMAL FINGER PUPPETS - PRESCOT LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Make

some animal finger puppets. All ages. Contact 443 5101 for further information. FRIDAY 24 AUGUST JEWELLERY MAKING - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Jewellery making fun with jazzy beads. Over 5s. Contact 443 2501 for further information. MAKE A FISH SUN-CATCHER - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Make a fish sun-catcher. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 STORIES, RHYMES AND SONGS PRESCOT LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Stories, rhymes and songs. Under 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information. RUSSIAN DOLL CRAFT - HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Russian doll craft. Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734 CREATIVE WORKSHOP - KIRKBY LIBRARY 14:30 – 15:30 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Make a robot. Over 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information SATURDAY 25 AUGUST PEDAL AWAY WEEKEND RIDE @ STADT MOERS PARK 11:00 – 12:30 Stadt Moers Park, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG. Pedal Away is holding various free cycling sessions throughout the year for children to learn how to ride without stabilisers, and for everyone to join in group rides and have fun. The sessions are a great way to keep fit, have fun, and enjoy the great outdoors. To book a place, visit the Eventbrite website. To find about more about the rides, you can call 01925 234213 or email info@cycling.org.uk

MONDAY 27 AUGUST KNIT & NATTER GROUP - HUYTON LIBRARY 10:30 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Bring along any project you are doing, knitting or crochet. Swap patterns and ideas, make new friends and have a cuppa and a chat. All levels of experience welcome. Please ask branch staff for more details or call 443 3734 TUESDAY 28 AUGUST SEWING BEE AT HUYTON LIBRARY 10:00 – 12:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Come along to Huyton Library for our Sewing Bee adult activity. Work toward your own personalised gift. Experienced and inexperienced stitches. All welcome. For a chat, a cup of tea and a chance to learn a new skill. Hand sewing. Contact: 0151 443 3734, huyton.library@knowsley.gov.uk MAKE A BEACH COLLAGE - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:00 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Make a beach collage. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086 PUZZLES, GAMES AND CRAFTY FUN - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE LIBRARY 14:00 – 15:00 Stockbridge Village Library, The Withens, Stockbridge Village, L28 1AB. Puzzles, games and crafty fun. All ages. Contact 443 2501 for further information. CREATE YOUR OWN ICE LOLLY DESIGN - KIRKBY LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Kirkby Library, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. Create your own ice lolly design. Over 5s. Contact 443 4289 for further information MAKE A GLITZY MASQUERADE MASK - PRESCOT LIBRARY 15:00 – 16:00 Prescot Library, Prescot shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, Prescot, L34 5GA. Make a glitzy masquerade mask. Over 5s. Contact 443 5101 for further information.

WEDNESDAY 29 AUGUST A BREAK WITH A BOOK - KIRKBY 14:30 – 16:00 Kirkby Library, The Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Wednesday. Meet new people and relax at a free Shared Reading Group for Knowsley residents. We get together every week to share a good story over tea and cake. Everything will be read aloud and there's no pressure to join in - just put your feet up and listen. Contact Megg Hewlett megghewlett@thereader.org.uk / 07807106869 – or just turn up! THURSDAY 30 AUGUST PEDAL AWAY - CYCLING GROUP @ MILL DAM 10:00 – 11:30 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Ride on lanes. Bikes and helmets are available to hire (suggested donation £3) on all rides, please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725 lou.henderson@cycling.org.uk SUMMER FUN CRAFT ACTIVITY - HUYTON LIBRARY 11:00 – 12:30 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Summer fun craft activity All ages For further information please call 443 3734 FRIDAY 31 AUGUST JEWELLERY MAKING HUYTON LIBRARY 14:30 – 16:00 Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton, L36 9GD. Jewellery making. Over 5s. For further information please call 443 3734 MAKE A WACKY CHARACTER PICTURE - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 15:30 – 16:30 Halewood Library, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH.. Make a wacky character picture. All ages. For further information please call 0151 443 2086.


10 August 2018

Education News STORMING SUCCESS AT DRAMA FESTIVAL Performing Arts students from West Lancashire College are celebrating for the second time this year after winning prestigious awards at The Leverhulme Drama Festival. The students, who are members of Storm2Theatre, the college’s extra-curricular theatre group, performed at the Festival at the Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight, where they received nominations and awards for their talents. The group were winners of Best Under 21 Youth Play for ‘Eighteen’ written by the Gary Owens. Harry Burns won Best Actor, Georgia Bannister was runner up as Best Actress and Kyra McKenzie was nominated for supporting actress. They were also nominated for artistic endeavour with the sound and lighting and also the whole ensemble were nominated for an award too. The group performed ‘Eighteen’, a moving story set in World War I at the college’s Hope Theatre where they received excellent reviews from those who attended with many of the audience brought to tears! Deb Fletcher, performing arts tutor said: “We are so proud of our talented students, they amaze us with their passion, enthusiasm and talent every single day and winning awards such as these are testament to their hard work and commitment. I’d like to thank and congratulate our fantastic playwright Gary Owens, for letting us be the first to perform this fabulously moving story”.

St John Bosco welcomes Chinese students St John Bosco Arts College played host to 31 students from its sister school, Wenzhou No.2 Foreign Language School in China for an eight day exchange trip. During the visit, the Chinese students were paired with a ‘Bosco Buddy’ and experienced what it’s like being a Bosco student. Lessons included making scones in food technology, practising writing skills in English and solving equations in maths. Everton in the Community (EitC) were also on hand to host a ‘Bosco World Cup’ and delivered coaching sessions to students in the sunshine. The exciting partnership begin in 2017 when St John Bosco was selected as an ambassador school by Access China UK, an organisation which funds school partnerships in China and promotes the exchange of ideas through different international programmes. The school introduced Mandarin as a modern foreign language in September 2016 and currently offers the language to 30 Year 7 and 8 students. Sixth form students can also learn the language as part of their enrichment programme.

The students from China also visited Liverpool last July and before that, students from St John Bosco travelled over 5,000 miles to visit its sister school in the city of Wenzhou, which is in the South East of Zhejiang Province. Catherine, a student from Wenzhou No.2 Foreign Language School loved the experience, saying: “I had an unforgettable experience today! It’s so different from the life in China. Taking part in the activities and making friends made me feel pleased.” In April 2019, the school will head to China once again, offering students the trip of a lifetime with three days at the sister school and two days sightseeing. Headteacher, Darren Gidman said: “It was a pleasure to welcome students from our sister school and continue to strengthen our relationship. Lots of memories were made and it’s a joy to see students develop an understanding of each other’s cultures and form friendships so quickly. “We are excited to launch our next trip to China in 2019 which will continue to build on this fantastic international exchange.”

FORMER STUDENT RECEIVES DofE AWARD AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE Former Carmel College student, Frankie Lennon, recently attended a celebration in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to receive his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award. Achieving the Gold Award is a fantastic achievement and shows you have the skills, determination and mentality to succeed. Frankie, along with hundreds of young people who have also achieved the award, met many inspiring people during the day. HRH Princess Beatrice spoke to their group and Frankie also got to meet many famous faces, such as actor, David Bradley, who played Mr Filch in Harry Potter.


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12 August 2018

5 Year Anniversary for Knowsley Beauty Training Academy

This year sees the 5th anniversary for one of the region’s most exclusive beauty training academies. Since opening in 2013, the Chill Out Training Academy, near Knowsley Village, has helped more than 2000 students graduate with an industry relevant qualification. A by-product of the award-winning Chill Out Spa, Chill Out Training is a purpose-built hair, make-up, beauty and spa therapy academy offering a wide range of courses and professional (VTCT) accredited qualifications for those wanting to develop a career within the beauty industry. ‘The Academy represents a real alternative to conventional colleges.’ Says Sharon Carroll, owner and co-founder. ‘Smaller classes (typically 4-6 students) enables us to provide more specific training tailored to suit individual needs. We can also accelerate the training experience so that students gain recognised qualifications in half the time it would take at a local college but without compromising on quality.’ The Academy welcomed its first student in 2013 and has since opened a reallife working hair salon facilitating more diverse courses and the opportunity for hair and make-up students to practice their skills in a realistic working environment. Said Sharon; ‘I feel it’s really important that students experience the pressures and dynamics of real-life working situations. So, for example, our make-up students will experience a professional photo shoot towards the end of their course, hair students will work on real clients within the salon and our spa therapy students will get to see, first hand, just how a successful spa operates. It’s equally as important that any training you undertake adds real value to your career ambitions. At Chill Out Training, all our tutors have relevant and current industry experience and so our students learn from people who are in touch with industry trends and demands.’ The Academy is set to enjoy continued growth throughout 2018 with new initiatives and courses being added each month. With first class results and a growing reputation for excellence, here’s to the next 5 years!

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STRONG RESULTS END SCHOOL YEAR ON A HIGH FOR KNOWSLEY’S PRIMARIES

Knowsley’s primary schools are finishing the school year on a high after once again recording strong results in their Key Stage 2 assessments. Schools across the borough chalked up improvements in reading, writing and maths with many outperforming the national rate of improvement in each or all of these measurements. Across the borough, the number of pupils reaching the expected standards in all areas combined (reading, writing and maths), was up 3%, whilst there was a significant improvement (6.3% increase) in the number of Knowsley pupils deemed to be reading in ‘greater depth’ – in other words, achieving higher than expected for their age. There were also many success stories for individual schools and pupils. At St Laurence’s Catholic Primary in Kirkby, performance was up in all areas – in fact, the number of pupils meeting the standards in reading writing and maths is up by 30% points since 2016, with the school performing above the national average for this measure. This year’s results have also shown a significant increase in pupil’s achievements in Reading. It was a similar story at St Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary in Whiston, where the school is celebrating a massive improvement in its performance in all three areas – up from 53.1% in 2016 to 78.3% this year. There was also a jump in the number of pupils deemed to be achieving higher standards in both reading and maths – the number of pupils reading at above expected standards has more than doubled at the school in the past year alone. It was also a fantastic way for retiring head teacher Jeanette Grundy to bid farewell to the school after 32 years of teaching in Knowsley, and follows the school’s ‘Good’ grading from Ofsted at the beginning of the year. And at St Columba’s Catholic Primary in Huyton pupils and staff racked up significant improvements in reading, writing and maths combined – going from 23.3% in 2016 to 71.4% in 2018. It means the proportion of children achieving expected standards at the school has trebled in a two year period. St John Fisher Catholic Primary in Knowsley Village also finish term on a high – they now have twice as many pupils achieving the standards in reading,

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writing and maths combined compared with 2016. At Whiston Willis, whose Key Stage 2 teaching staff were recently shortlisted for ‘Team of the Year’ at the Knowsley Education Awards, pupils recorded results above the national average in reading, writing and maths combined, whilst Knowsley Lane Academy in Huyton also recorded significant improvement in reading, writing and maths combined. Our Lady’s Catholic Primary in Prescot recorded results expected to be significantly higher than the national average this year for achievement in all three areas, in fact they recorded the best results in the whole borough for reading, with 96.4% of children reaching the expected standard. Cllr Margaret Harvey, Knowsley Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “It is fantastic that once again results at Key Stage 2 are on the rise in Knowsley, and within those results we’ve got so much to celebrate. “My thanks to all those teachers, pupils, support staff, governors and parents, who have all played their part in this success. It’s a fantastic way to end the school year.” These latest results at Key Stage 2 mean that Knowsley continues to close any gap between its performance and that of the national average, thanks to higher than national average improvements in many areas. Initial indications are that Knowsley’s overall performance for the number of pupils meeting expected standards in all three areas – reading, writing and maths – now stands at 60.7% compared to a national average expected to be around 64%. In maths that gap has almost been eliminated this year – with 74.4% of the borough’s pupils reaching the expected standard, just shy of the national average of 75.3%.


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Year 6 pupils at Our Lady’s Catholic Primary Prescot were celebrating after achieving the highest reading scores in all of Knowsley borough at Key Stage 2 with 96% attaining the expected standard. Indeed they also attained 96% in maths and 96% in the spelling and grammar tests as well. Headteacher Mr Boyle said: “We are all so proud of our Year 6 who throughout their time at Our Lady’s have always tried their best and are a shining example for all to follow. “They are sure to prosper in the future with these wonderful results”. St Leo’s and Southmead Catholic Primary School

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7000 SCHOOL CHILDREN CELEBRATE STEM AT THE BIG BANG NORTH WEST 2018 The Big Bang North West hit the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on July 10 and thousands of young people from across the region and a large number of schools from Knowsley who enjoyed exciting exhibits, sensational shows and ingenious innovation while celebrating STEM. The Big Bang North West is sponsored by AstraZeneca and part of a programme led by EngineeringUK which brings Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to life. Big Bang events enable young people to discover the exhilarating and rewarding STEM based careers available in their local area via fun, hands-on activities. Visitors to the event held fire in their hands, performed with celebrities, fished for viruses, rode a mechanical horse, immersed themselves in virtual reality and enjoyed explosive science shows, gadgets, slime, robots, coding and more – there was even a balloon that flew into space! Adding to the excitement, the event hosted the semi-final of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition. Students also learned about careers in production, visual effects, make-up and green screen technology with Lime Pictures, ITV and dock10. Simon Willocks, director Engineering, Facilities & SHE at AstraZeneca said: “What a fantastic day! The AstraZeneca STEM Team of over 40 Scientists, Engineers and

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16 August 2018

Knowsley Feelgood Festival 2018 Thousands of visitors turned out for a weekend of fun and excitement as the sun shone on Knowsley for the Feelgood Festival and Flower Show. The Flower Show celebrated it’s 20th anniversary and was opened by the Mayor of Knowsley Cllr Jackie Harris.


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18 August 2018

GET ON (CARD)BOARD FOR CASTLE CREATIONS! Six extraordinary structures made of entire city region. cardboard, tape and community spirit Olivier and members of his team will will be created in each borough this work with people across Merseyside at a summer in what is a cultural first for number of free workshops which will take Liverpool City Region. place in July and August – these are drop Lost Castles will see hundreds of in sessions and people can get involved volunteers work with thousands of as much or as little as they like. Find out cardboard boxes to build monumental more by visiting www.lostcastles.co.uk All castle-inspired structures, some of which the cardboard will be responsibly will be based on actual medieval forts or recycled after the event. historic structures which were in the Leader of Knowsley Council, Councillor region at one time. Graham Morgan, said: “For almost four Members of the public hundred years the small town of individuals and community Prescot in Knowsley held a groups - are being urged to secret. It was the only place We are delighted to get involved in the event in England, outside of which is set to take place London, to have a be part of this from Thursday 9 to freestanding purpose-built exciting Liverpool Sunday 12 August. Elizabethan theatre! City Region project Anyone who signs up “Across the way, at that captures can help create these Knowsley Hall, Lord Strange imaginations magical structures and then (Ferdinando Stanley, later fifth join in the fun of toppling Earl of Derby) was patron to an them at the end of the weekend. acting company called Lord Some of the creations are expected to Strange’s Men. Strange’s Men was the be as tall as 20 metres and will be precursor to the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, located in: Shakespeare’s company at The Globe • Williamson Square (Liverpool) and is known to have performed at • Knowsley Safari Park (Knowsley) Knowsley Hall. • Norton Priory Museum (Halton) “Knowsley’s Lost Castle will celebrate • Ashton Park, West Kirby (Wirral) this fascinating history by creating • North Park, Bootle (Sefton) Elsinore, the castle from Shakespeare’s • Victoria Square, near the Town Hall (St Hamlet. Helens) “We are delighted to be part of this The concept is the brainchild of French exciting Liverpool City Region project that artist Olivier Grossetete and is the first captures imaginations and shines the creative project to take place across the light on the wonderful history and

heritage from across the region. “It’s a great opportunity for people to get actively involved in something creative that will stay in people’s memories for years to come. “Given Knowsley’s fascinating links with

Shakespeare and the new Shakespeare North Playhouse coming to Prescot, this exciting project will be a further celebration of how the work of the Bard continues to inspire and influence people today.”

LEGACY 5K FUN RUN RETURNS IN AUGUST Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in the second annual Run For Rhys 5K, which takes place in Croxteth. Run For Rhys celebrates the life of Croxteth youngster Rhys Jones. The 5K fun run is on Sunday 26 August, and takes place in the grounds of Croxteth Hall and Country Park. The event also includes a 1 Mile run at 11am, which is followed by the 5K at 12pm. There is no lower age restriction to encourage families to take part. The event provides a platform for participants to remember Rhys, and to also raise much-needed funds for the Rhys Jones Community Centre to help the community hub continue its vital work in the local community. Everton fan Rhys Jones, aged 11, was innocently caught in the cross-fire between two rival gangs. The youngster was shot when he was walking home

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘FULL DIGITAL SERVICE’ ROLL OUT IS COMING TO KNOWSLEY

From 1st August 2018 any new Universal Credit (UC) claimants in this area will go onto the ‘Full Digital Service’. The ‘Full Digital Service’ means your whole UC claim will be made and managed online, so you will need internet access and an email address. With UC, your housing costs (known as your rent) are paid to you and not direct to your landlord. That means that you’re responsible for making your rent payments. That may be a big change; setting up Direct Debits for regular payments is easy and can help you with budgeting. If you already receive Universal Credit: The Department for Work and Pensions will contact you, from August 2018 onwards, and you will transfer onto the ‘Full Digital Service’ within three months. If you make a claim contact your landlord to discuss how this may affect your rent account and what support can be provided to you. Villages Housing Association tenants can visit http://www.villages.org.uk for more information about our friendly trained staff who can help you develop your online skills through the DigiSmart Programme.


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PRESCOT FAMILY HOMES SELLING FAST AS BUYERS FLOCK TO THE AREA Housebuilder Stewart Milne Homes has completed the last reservation on its first phase of homes at one its newest sites, Callenders Green on Scotchbarn Lane in Prescot. The development of 68 family homes, has seen an influx of reservations since the first phase of plots was released back in April. The first residents are expected to move in to their new homes before Christmas. Following increased demand for the five-star homes, the housebuilder is already taking early reservations on the second phase of homes which will consist of two – five-bedroom plots, which will be completed summer 2019. Buyers can choose from the current range of 12 different house types with prices starting from £169,950 to £322,950. A range of assisted schemes are available at Callenders Green, including Help to Buy and Part Exchange.

Three show homes will be open at the development from September onwards, including the most popular home styles, the Denewood, Caplewood and Castlewellan. Lynne Vogel, Regional Sales Manager at Stewart Milne Homes, said: “We have had a great response from buyers since we released reservations for the first phase of homes. We’re lucky to be located close to the station and the centre at Callenders Green, and that coupled with the size of the site is what is really attracting the interest. “We are looking forward to welcoming in our first residents in the autumn and expect to have everyone moved in by summer next year.” Callenders Green is located on part of the British Insulated Callenders Cables site, which was demolished in 2006, and plans to start construction in the coming months.

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20 August 2018

10 Cheap ideas for family summer entertainment School summer holidays can be an expensive time for parents but we are offering you ten top tips to save cash on family days out. Kids on their school holidays are in constant need of entertainment, making the summer holidays demanding. However activities such as, making your own ice lollies, means that summer doesn’t have to break the bank. Here are ten ideas for cheap summer entertainment that the whole family can enjoy: Family picnic Picnics are perfect ways to spend some quality time with the family and can also be a nice way to relax. Going to the supermarket to grab some finger food and laying down a rug is cheap and easy and should set you back no more than £10. Make your own ice lollies Get creative making your own ice lollies with as many different colours or flavours as you desire. This is ideal for kids but can also be fun for adults by adding a cocktail theme to your

lollies. Depending on how many flavoured drinks you buy and the cost of the lolly moulds this should come to no more than £10. Go camping If you’re feeling adventurous this can be done further afield, but if not a back garden works fine. Pitch up a tent, get cosy, and share some spooky stories. If you already own a tent this activity is completely free! Host your own Olympics Devising some sporting activities to do in your garden is a fun way of staying active whilst enjoying the sun. The activities can range from running races to make shift obstacle courses. If your activities don’t involve equipment this activity is completely free! If you choose to buy some props, they are cheap and should come to no more than £5. Outdoor cinema night Lay down a rug and some comfy cushions, set up your laptop outside, and

gather plenty of snacks for a cosy alfresco film night with the family. If you own a projector, hanging a white bed sheet and projecting your film onto it can provide an even more realistic cinema experience. This activity only costs around £3 spent on the snacks. Visit your local swimming pool Having a family trip to your local swimming pool is a fun way to get some exercise and for the kids to burn off some excess energy. Most swimming pools charge about £2 per person. Get artistic with squirt gun painting This one is best to do in the garden as it can get messy. Set up some big sheets of A3 paper, fill up a squirt gun with watercolour paint and then fire at the canvas to create a masterpiece. Squirt guns are cheap to buy online, coming to no more than £7 for a multipack.

Be home tourists Exploring some sights or museums in your hometown is often something that gets overlooked due to living somewhere for a while. This activity allows you to get outdoors and active whilst learning about the history of your town. Potentially free depending on the cost of any local museums you visit. Go strawberry picking Strawberry picking is another free activity that also gets the family outdoors and making the most of the sunny weather. Most places charge no more than £3 for a fruit picking session. Go kite flying Get the whole family involved in a kite flying session on windy days or even at the beach. Most kites cost around £10, unless you’re feeling really creative and decide to make your kite at home using old fabric.

FUN-FILLED SUMMER PROGRAMME COMES TO KIRKBY A family fun-filled programme of entertainment is coming to Kirkby Town Centre over the summer. The summer programme also includes: Tuesday 7 August A flower theatre – Kirkby will receive a visit from some flowery friends. Saturday 11 August T-Rex Makeover – enjoy a close encounter with a T-Rex and pose for a photo with baby dinos! Tuesday 14 August Superheroes – pose with your favourite superhero and meet the famous Ro:Bot. Tuesday 21 August Pirate Storytelling – climb aboard the giant ship and enjoy a spot of storytelling from Captain Raggy Beard. Tuesday 28 August Green-fingered fun – decorate a plant pot and plant a seed in this educational workshop.

Hospice’s gardens to open to the public Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Willowbrook Hospice’s award-winning gardens this summer. The gardens are spread over five acres and boast three Japanese gardens, beautiful water features and more stunning sights you will want to see for yourself. The gardens are opening as part of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), a charity that helps open gardens to the public to raise money for nursing and caring charities. Since 1927, the charity has donated £55 million to deserving charities across the UK thanks to the generosity of all of the garden owners, volunteers and visitors. Nichola Saunders, head of fundraising at Willowbrook Hospice, said: “We’re really proud of our beautiful gardens which have been designed to provide patients and visitors with a picturesque and tranquil to unwind and relax. Last year, the gardeners and all our garden volunteers work so hard to maintain and develop the gardens. It’s wonderful that we’re able to invite people who wouldn’t normally see them to come along and enjoy them.” You can visit the gardens at Willowbrook

Hospice on Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August from 11am to 4pm. Entry is £3 for adults and it is free for children. All proceeds go to the National Gardens Scheme. You can find the gardens on Portico Lane, Eccleston Park, Prescot L34 2QT


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Lifestyle THE CHALLENGE WORDSEARCH

HEALTHY EATING Quick vegetable curry A quick, healthy and comforting supper fix after a long day’s work. Serve with rice or naan. Also great as a jacket potato topping! Ingredients Serves: 5 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder 2 tablespoons tomato purée 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes 1 vegetable stock cube 285g frozen mixed vegetables 340ml (12 fl oz) water salt and pepper to taste chopped fresh coriander to garnish

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Stir in curry powder and tomato purée, cook 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, vegetable stock cube, mixed vegetables, water, salt and pepper to taste. Cook approximately 20 to 30 minutes until vegetables are well done (not crunchy). Sprinkle with fresh coriander prior to serving.

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Monday CROXTETH Porchfield Community Centre Porchfield Close, Off Storrington Avenue 5PM & 7PM Natalie 07928 023090 Tuesday ECCLESTON St James Church Hall St Helens Road 9.00am, 11.00am, 4.30pm & 6.30pm Lynn 07739 167051 NETHERLEY Woodlands Community Centre, Wood Lane 9.30am, 4.30pm and 6.30pm Helen 07779 266870 LIVERPOOL The Liverpool public house 14 James Street (Next door to James Street Station) 12pm Linda 0151 256 1681 Wednesday DOVECOT The Mayfair Club, Grant Road, Dovecot Wednesday 9.30am, 4pm and 6pm Julie 07779 538790

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NETHERLEY Netherley Youth & Community Initiative St Gregory’s Church Damson Road, Netherley L27 8XR 6.30pm Helen 07779 266870

PRESCOT St Pauls Parish Church Bryer Road 4.30pm & 6.30pm Lisa 07720 979915

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CROXTETH Porchfield Community Centre Off Storrington Avenue 5.30pm Shenley 07803 524716 Thursday KIRKBY (WESTVALE) The Railway Pub (Upstairs function room) Glovers Brow Liverpool L32 2AD 4pm & 6pm Susan 07546 148204 CROXTETH PARK Rhys Jones Centre Langley Close 5.00pm & 7.00pm Dawn Tel: 07732 845118

DOVECOT The Mayfair Club, Grant Road, Dovecot 7.30am and 9.30am Julie 07779 538790 Saturday PRESCOT Prescot Town Hall Warrington Road 8.00am & 10.00am Lynn 07739 167051 NORRIS GREEN St Christophers Church Hall Lorenzo Drive 8.30am Debbie 07774 699694 BELLE VALE Gateacre Comprehensive School Hedgefield Road, Belle Vale 9.00am Graeme 07775 918576


22 August 2018

Health and Wellbeing HEALTHY KNOWSLEY with Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton

KEEPING THE LITTLE ONES ENTERTAINED

With the school holidays now in full swing, you may be looking for ideas to keep your little ones entertained. It’s a perfect time to join Change4Life’s 10 minute shake up, with the theme over the summer being ‘Train like a Jedi’. It will take children on a galactic adventure incorporating the excitement of Star Wars and inspire children to get more active. You can take part online and this latest campaign encourages children to build their confidence and learn new fitness moves. To find out more, visit www.nhs.uk/change4life/activities/train-like-a-jedi where Olympic gold medalist Jade Jones will guide you through 12 special moves which will help you master the ways of the Jedi. Once you have finished the training, these Jedi skills will be invaluable in the next part of the journey - a series of secret challenges during the summer holidays. There’s also a range of activities taking place in the borough’s libraries - find out more at www.knowsley.gov.uk/kidssummerlibrary As well as the children keeping active, did you know that just ten minutes of exercise a day could really help to boost your own health and wellbeing? If you don’t think you’ve got the time, you can add this on to everyday activities such as taking the stairs rather than the lift, doing a brisk walk during your lunch break or get off the bus a stop early and walk the extra distance. At home, getting the hoover out or taking the dog for a walk all add up. Consider wearing a tracker and aim to build your steps up over time or download one of the free pedometer apps on your phone. It’s never too late to make small lifestyle changes such as being more active, eating healthier or drinking less - they will all help to improve your health and wellbeing. To find out more visit www.healthyknowsley.co.uk Whatever you’re doing over the summer, enjoy!

NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS FOR PEOPLE TO “TELL THEIR DOCTOR” IF THEY NOTICE BLOOD IN THEIR PEE The latest Be Clear on Cancer campaign aims to raise awareness that ‘blood in pee’ is a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancer. The chances are it’s nothing serious, but blood in pee is a key symptom for both bladder and kidney cancers and these cancers are more treatable if they are found early. Pain when peeing or cystitis that comes back quickly after treatment can also be symptoms of bladder cancer. A pain that doesn’t go away, either in the tummy or in the side below the ribs along with weight loss can be symptoms of kidney cancer. Knowing the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers and going to see the doctor if you have any of them could save your life. If your symptoms persist, go back to your doctor – they will want to see you. If you don’t check, you may not notice blood in your pee. So, remember to look before you flush the toilet and if you notice blood in your pee – even if it’s

just the once – tell your doctor. . Cllr Sean Donnelly, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “Knowing the symptoms of bladder and kidney cancers and going to see the doctor if you have any of them could save your life. If you know anyone who has any of these symptoms, please urge them to see their doctor. The chances are it’s nothing serious but these cancers are more treatable if they are found early. “And if you’ve been to the doctor but your symptoms haven’t gone away, he or she will want to know. It’s important to see your doctor again if your symptoms persist.” Bladder and kidney cancers are in the top ten most common cancers in England (kidney and bladder cancers are the seventh and eighth most commonly diagnosed cancers respectively) but these cancers are more treatable if they are found early. For more information visit www.nhs.uk/bloodinpee

Whiston Hospital’s maternity unit recognised for ‘outstanding’ contribution

Members of the Maternity Team at Whiston Hospital celebrate their award win

Staff at Whiston Hospital’s Maternity Unit have been awarded the ‘Midwifery Team Award’ at the Northern Maternity & Midwifery Festival, for their outstanding contribution to maternity services. The team were nominated for their dedication to providing personalised care, working together with women and putting the needs of the family first. Over the past three years, the team has introduced a number of developments that encourage women and families to be more involved in decisions made about their care, including women with complex needs. These developments include a new midwifery-led unit that promotes a holistic view on the birth experience, an increase in specialist midwives and the introduction of ‘Maternity Voices’ a monthly midwife and parent forum. The team have also successfully introduced the awardwinning Whiston Hospital Maternity and Special Care

Baby Unit Facebook Page, which has been praised by families and professionals for transforming the way they engage with parents by providing a valuable two-way communication. A regular feature includes ‘Facebook the Midwife’ when followers are able to post their questions to the page and a specialist midwife provides advice and feedback in real-time. Sue Redfern, director of nursing, midwifery and governance, said: “Our maternity team work incredibly hard to ensure we provide care to families that is tailored to their needs and supports a positive experience throughout pregnancy, birth and beyond. “It is a fantastic achievement to be recognised in this way, and I would like to thank the team for their continued hard work.” You can follow the team on Facebook @whistonmaternity


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PRESCOT CELEBRATES PICNIC IN THE PARK The Friends of Eaton Street Park’s Picnic in the Park event held on Sunday 22 July was another resounding success. This is the third year the volunteer group have delivered this event. Joint event organiser Joanne Burke said: “We are learning and tweaking it each time with the event just getting even better year on year, it helps that we now have a dedicated group of over forty volunteers. “The volunteer group sold tickets at £4.50 each. The price included face painting, family bee hunt, hook-a-duck, score a goal, make a bracelet/disc, games and a picnic bag (crisps, water, biscuit, cake and a hot dog). Solo artists Joseph Wilson, Michael Dooley and Kieron Kenny performed for the 350 The Friends of Eaton Park committee plus capacity crowd and to resounding applause. Pat Cook, joint event organiser, said: “The highlight of the day for many, was the appearance of Eaton Street Park Mascots, Bertie and Betty Bee who performed a dance for the crowd to fits of howling laughter”. “We are a volunteer group with a philosophy of making memories for and with our Community. Joanne and Pat work really hard to make the events affordable, therefore accessible to all and we still manage to make a small profit which we reinvest into the Park. “Over a couple of years as well as paying for lots of seating in the park, we have raised enough to pay for a Music in the Park event this August, to the tune of around £2500 With the scissors Louise Gillespie of Jessie & Co and Nina Abh of Albion Bakehouse. which we are all really excited about” Two local Prescot businesswomen who have supported FOESP for several years.


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Holy Name pupils show power of a smile for Marie Curie Year 6 children from Holy Name primary school in Fazakerley turned smiles into pounds for Marie Curie when they took part in the Windmills Foundation’s ÂŁ10 smile challenge. The scheme offers ÂŁ10 to children to make someone smile and the pupils decided to use the money to raise further funds in support of children’s services at the Marie Curie Hospice in Liverpool. Neil Morris, a teacher at Holy Name whose wife Rachel works at the hospice, said: “The pupils used their money from the Windmills Foundation to buy cakes and sell them at a charity cake sale. “They also decided to have a car wash for staff, with staff donating ÂŁ5 to have their car washed or a forfeit of ÂŁ10 to not have their car washed. Altogether they raised ÂŁ420 for

Marie Curie.� Rachel Morris, children’s counsellor at Marie Curie, said: “The amazing amount of money raised will go towards the setting up of a much-needed pre-adolescent bereavement group. Here the children will be able to support each other through what would otherwise be a very difficult time. “We can’t thank the year six children enough for their hard work and generous donation.� Marie Curie fundraiser Antony Jones praised the efforts of the Holy Name pupils, and added: “The enthusiasm and joy they put into their fundraising for Marie Curie is so inspirational. We would love to hear from schools interested in working with Marie Curie next term.� For more information, call 0151 801 1412 or email: antony.jones@mariecurie.org.uk

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LISA REALISES HER ARTISTIC AMBITION

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On the Thursday 13 September at The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, Kirkby choreographer Lisa Simpson will premiere her new work, Migratory, as part of a programme of contemporary dance with LPM Dance Theatre. Having work programmed within a regional theatre is no simple feet for any choreographer but yet this performance is of key significance for Lisa who will be realising her ambition to present her first work with a company of non-disabled professional dancers. Lisa herself has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and is a non-verbal communicator. She develops her work with the support of a trained translator who verbally communicate Lisa’s artistic ideas to the dancers in the dance studio. Lisa said: “I’ve been working in this way for many years and using a unique choreographic tool called The Simpson Board which helps guide the process. “The translators who work with me are dance artists and are experienced working with me in this context. This means they can accurately explain what I want to achieve to the dancers�. Alongside Lisa’s new work, the evening will feature a new work by Swati Youth Dance company, created by Lisa, and Vous, a piece by choreographer George Adams (LPM Dance Theatre) performed by Indepen-dance, Scotland’s only professional integrated dance company. “I’ve been working with Helen Gould and George Adams from LPM Dance Theatre for many years now�, Lisa continues, “Helen has been working alongside me as

translator and George has been my choreographic mentor so it’s exciting to be able to present my first professional work in partnership. “Although I’ve been choreographing for many years I have worked mostly in community settings and it’s been a big ambition to raise my profile within the wider dance context. This is an exciting new step! “My background is in graphic design and I think my choreography is influenced by this. I really enjoy creating pieces which involve intricate patterns with lots of symmetry, patterning and mirroring. This process has been interesting because people have an expectation about the work I will create. “I’m so passionate about raising opportunities for disabled people to access dance and choreography so I think people presume my work will always feature disabled dancers. “This piece had a particular aesthetic in mind and for that, I knew I wanted to work with a company of non-disabled dance professionals who could provide a particular movement quality. “Dancers who have the technical skills to realise this vision has been key to the success of developing Migratory�. Lisa’s new work features a company of graduate dancers from Edge Hill University; Kate Threlfall, Rocky Widdowson, Ryan Atherton and Rachel Gittins. Following on from the premiere, Migratory will embark on an Arts Council funded small regional tour.

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Knowsley Better Together gets initiatives off the ground A total of 44 projects will benefit from the next round of Knowsley Better Together funding – an initiative launched by Knowsley Council which brings people and organisations together for the benefit of Knowsley and its residents. The second funding window opened in March and 52 applications were received from community groups and organisations. They related to projects that help improve educational outcomes for the borough’s children and young people, support residents with adult social care needs, promote the health and wellbeing of residents or grow the local economy, including with jobs and housing. Bids of up to £10,000 were invited and in particular, groups who would benefit from funding of £2,000 to £3,000 to help their initiative get off the ground were encouraged to apply. The £700,000 Knowsley Better Together fund has already allocated £242,000 to groups last year including Sight and Mind (dementia support), Listen Up (addressing mental health and wellbeing issues in children and young people), It’s your child’s life (enhancing a child’s learning environment at home), Swanside community centre project (offering IT and homework clubs, bringing different ages of the local community

together to learn from each other). This year, projects to benefit include: The Young Apprentice – raising the aspirations of pupils in the Tower Hill area of Kirkby, working alongside the education sector and with the support from a local business MJ Quinn, to help them explore employment opportunities through apprenticeships. Let’s kick it – football training sessions for men and women run by (me)united in the Swanside area of Huyton and Halewood addressing the important issue of mental health by encouraging team work. Research shows that regular exercise can boost your health and wellbeing, as well as helping you to keep active. Residents Against Isolation and Social Exclusion (RAISE) will run coffee mornings and therapy sessions over an 18 month period in Stockbridge Village to address a number of issues that have been raised by the local community, including mental health and social isolation. The sessions will be supported by the Carers Centre and Healthwatch Knowsley and will encourage residents to socialise and address common issues together, as well as a programme of activities including aroma touch, meditation and tai chi. Knowsley Care Leavers Bridge Loan Fund, run by Enterprise Credit Union, will

work with care leavers across the borough (young adults who have previously been in the care of the council) to equip them with the financial skills in order to lead independent lives. Support will include budgeting skills to help them run and furnish a household and setting up a bank / savings account. Cllr Shelley Powell, cabinet member for communities and neighbourhoods, said “The applications we received highlighted the commitment, talent and innovation across our borough – they were truly inspiring. “It’s great that so many people, groups and organisations want to get involved in helping residents and making our borough the best that it can be. I look forward to seeing the projects develop and hearing about the outcomes they are delivering in our communities.”

NEW REGIONAL ADOPTION AGENCY LAUNCHES

A new adoption agency covering Knowsley and other areas in Merseyside has officially launched, helping to bring children from across the region into loving homes. AIM (Adoption in Merseyside) covers Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral and brings together a team of around 50 staff from across the four councils who have been seconded into the new organisation. Responsibilities include recruitment, approval and ongoing support for adopters, tracking, linking and matching of children and the training and development of staff. Councillor Margaret Harvey, Knowsley council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said: “Adoption really can change a child’s life so I’m delighted that the Regional Adoption Agency could offer greater opportunities for children in our region. “Having shared resources, expertise and processes will provide enormous benefits to our children and young people, as well as the local authorities taking part.” Although the Regional Adoption Agency has a centralised hub, staff still have a presence in each of their local authority areas to ensure they retain close links with social work staff. People interested in adoption can find out more by visiting http://adoptioninmerseyside.co.uk/ or calling AiM on 0151 477 8700.

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26 August 2018

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he whole country continues to enjoy (or tire of, depending on your opinion) a remarkable heatwave. You may also be looking forward to a summer holiday or already have had one. Perhaps you’ll be spending some time with family, relaxing on beaches, enjoying picnics in the countryside, or shopping in overseas cities. You may be facing long journeys that make you wince: car journeys with the chorus of “are we there yet?” from the back seat; airport queues and overpriced food; delayed trains and crowded platforms. Thankfully, most of the time at least, our holidays and the time we spend with family and friends are memories we treasure. If we’re enjoying ourselves – and perhaps even if we’re not – it’s our cameras that we use to record our experiences. Nowadays, we can take huge numbers of digital photographs and choose the ones we want to keep or share online. For those families wealthy enough to be able to go on holiday with a camera, things were very different in the early days of photography. The costs of camera equipment and developing the images were prohibitive for

many people. This is one of the reasons that photograph album is so valuable. This many early photographs of families were wonderful treasure contains photos that taken in studios: it was more affordable and gleefully disregard their period’s reputation practical for people to pose in a studio for a for dour frowns and rigid stances. professional photographer than purchase a Beach holidays, countryside picnics, camera themselves. families playing games and overseas travel There’s a good chance you’ll are all chronicled by Mr Clark’s have seen one or two studio inquisitive camera. portraits from the The pictures were all taken Victorian era. between 1899 and 1900 and, You know the kind of thanks to funding from Social media is filled thing: stiff collars, stiff Heritage Lottery, the whole with photographs of backs, stiff upper-lips album has been carefully people taken by and stiff poses. catalogued and digitised. surprise or in slightly In the ARK, we have Mr Clark and his young embarrassing poses plenty of photographs family lived in Huyton during in our archive collections the late 19th and early 20th that suit the stereotype of centuries and were a wealthy the “not amused” Victorians, family for whom holidays, both often staring firmly at the camera overseas and in the UK, were a regular with stern expressions or looking as though occurrence. they would rather be anywhere but in front Mr Clark’s father had been the proprietor of a camera. of the Lancashire Gazette newspaper and It can be hard to get a sense of people’s his son, it seems, had trained and worked in character and interests from these formally law before retiring from the profession at a posed portraits; they can feel distant and relatively young age. unfamiliar. As our photograph album demonstrates, That’s one of the reasons Mr J R J Clark’s Mr Clark used much of his free time to take

holidays, enjoy sporting and leisure activities, and pursue an interest in photography. It should be noted that some of the pictures have been taken by other photographers, particularly as Mr Clark features in a few of the images, so he may not have been the only keen photographer in his family and circle of friends. Indeed, his daughter, Catherine, who features prominently in the album as a young girl, would go on to become a respected wildlife photographer. It seems plausible that she acquired her interest in photography from her father, perhaps even whilst watching him take some of the images in our album. Mr Clark’s photographs are all exterior shots (where the light, of course, was better) and most were taken on warm spring or summer days. The majority have been taken whilst on holiday, although it isn’t always easy to identify locations because there are only a few handwritten captions, usually with little detail beyond the odd date and place name. Even these few destinations demonstrate the surprising range of places they visited: the Isle of Man; South Devon (Dartmouth,

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KNOWSLEY ARK: BRINGING HISTORY ALIVE Dawlish, Teignmouth and Exeter were all photographed); York; Fountains Abbey, Ripon; and Paris. Holiday photography provided Mr Clark and the other unidentified photographers with the opportunity to try their hand at landscape images. Many of these are very interesting as compositions in their own right and for the wealth of historical information they convey. Despite this, however, the camera’s gaze is still normally focussed on the family and friends’ enjoyment of their time together and the varied activities they involved themselves in. The people in almost all the images in Mr Clark’s photograph album always seem to be enjoying themselves, often laughing at some unknown joke or antic. Social media is filled with photographs of people taken by surprise or in slightly embarrassing poses and it’s obvious that Mr Clark was already well aware of the camera’s potential to capture these incidents. Have you ever snuck a picture of a friend or family member having a quick snooze? Mr

Clark was doing the same! One of the notable things about many of the photographs is their spontaneity and creativity. The photographer(s) usually tried to depict events and moments as they saw them, seemingly with little concern for posing or carefully setting up a shot. This can often result in some dynamic and impressive images that portray ordinary people and places in ways that studio photography of the era cannot compare with. Seeing faces from the past showing their enjoyment of their environments and each others’ company is somehow more powerful and resonant than a formal photograph taken in a studio. It reminds us that whilst our surroundings, haircuts and clothes may have changed, when we’re snapping pictures on our smart phones and digital cameras of family and friends on holiday, we’re not really all that different from people like Mr Clark taking photographs almost 120 years ago.

Above: Catherine Clark enjoying a paddle, South Devon, 1899

Above: Caught taking a nap, unknown location, 1899 or 1900

Above: Mr Clark’s family and friends, South Devon

Above: Friends and family, unknown location, 1899 or 1900

Above: Mr Clark (far right) with friends and family, 1899 or 1900

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28 August 2018

Haunted Merseyside with Tom Slemen

STRANGE IMPOSTORS

n August 1982, Frank Johnson, a minutes until they left the veranda and widowed Huyton businessman, was went into their hotel room. The drinking in the Stanley Arms pub on temperature was in the seventies and yet Roby Road one Saturday afternoon, Frank went cold inside. He got on his and he felt so down in the dumps. room telephone and asked the He sat there, gazing into the slowly receptionist to place a call to Liverpool. vanishing froth of his newly-pulled pint as The phone in Jimmy’s Huyton home he thought of his late wife Marguerite. rang and he answered it. When he heard It was coming up to that awful what Frank had to say, he said: “Frank, anniversary of her death; three years ago you identified your wife at the morgue. she had been having an affair with She’s dead. You’ve just seen someone Frank’s closest friend Roy, when the car who looks like her. they were in skidded in a downpour one “Jimmy I’d bet my-life savings on you night and crashed, killing the two of them. being wrong” said Frank, “I was married Marguerite had walked out on him to Marguerite for twelve years and it’s her, without a word of explanation a week and it’s Roy, and I don’t know how they before, and he’d had the job of identifying did it, but they’re alive and well, and I her body. don’t know whether to tell the police or a He hadn’t dated anyone since then solicitor or the damned Spanish Interior because he had a habit of comparing Ministry, but I’m going over to their hotel every woman to Marguerite; she’d been to get some answers.” beautiful and intelligent and Frank “Frank, unless you believe in ghosts, believed he’d never meet anyone like her and ghosts that take holidays at that, I’d again. drop this now,” advised a concernedSomeone patted Frank’s shaven head, sounding Jimmy, “or it’s going to get you startling him. into a heap of trouble.” “Sitting there with your But Frank mouth open like a frog in couldn’t drop it. a brown study!” came a He started familiar voice from behind hanging round “I was married to Frank. It was Jimmy, the hotel, Marguerite for twelve outside Frank’s friend from his watching through years and it’s her school days. sunglasses from He tried to pull Frank under a trilby, and and it’s Roy” out of his depression and days after he had pointless reminiscences, first spotted them and suggested going on a through his long holiday to Florida. binoculars, they walked out the hotel and Frank said Florida had been passed within six feet of him - two Marguerite’s favourite holiday destination supposedly dead people who looked very so he couldn’t bring himself to go there. tanned and healthy. Instead, Frank decided to fly down to Frank tried to follow them but they Altea on the Costa Blanca for a fortnight, jumped in a cab. He went to their hotel and Jimmy was very surprised at his and offered the receptionist ten thousand friend taking up his suggestion. pesetas to tell him who the couple were Two days after Frank had arrived at who had just left, and Frank described Altea he decided to go and have a drink them. on the veranda. Through binoculars Frank He discovered they were booked in had a look at the sparkling bay of the under the names Roy Ortiz and coastal resort and its picturesque Marguerite Appleton. They were both labyrinth of streets, all of whitewashed English and had been staying at the hotel houses and the odd chapel when two for a week. people caught his eye on the veranda of Frank returned to his hotel and grabbed a hotel about 120 yards away. his camera, and then he went back to the He doubted his senses for a moment hotel were his - resurrected - wife and her and thought he was dreaming, but the lover were staying. woman he could see was, without a Frank sipped numerous Martinis in the shadow of a doubt, his late wife lounge, and the couple came in two Marguerite and the man with her hours later. Frank shouted to them: “Say although he wore shades - was Roy! cheese! and took a flash photograph.” But how? The acted as if they didn’t know who They’d been killed in that car crash he was; all puzzled expressions and up three years back. and down glances cast at him. Frank took the binoculars from his eyes “For two people who have been and started to worry about his sanity. He pushing up the daisies for three years, I took another look, and he saw it really must say you’re both looking remarkably was Marguerite and Roy. well!” yelled a tipsy Frank. Had they somehow faked their deaths When the couple walked on, Frank to start a new life in Spain? swung his fist at Roy, but missed, and fell. Frank watched them for about fifteen Within minutes the hotel manager

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called the police and Frank was taken away, charged with being drunk and disorderly, and he made his way back to his hotel the next day after drying out in the police cells. His hangover was so bad, he went to bed, but two figures appeared in his hotel room. It was Marguerite and Roy - at least that’s what Frank thought. In an unearthly weird voice, Roy said he was not human, and that he and this other one had been using the identities

of two people who had died for certain reasons. “You must tell no one about us or we’ll kill you,” said the man, and the figures vanished, along with the camera they’d been snapped with. They were never seen again. Were they aliens in disguise? Frank remains perplexed to this day. • Haunted Liverpool 29 is out on Amazon

COULD YOU PERFORM AS PART OF A SHOWCASE OF THE BEST TALENT IN KNOWSLEY? Do you have a talent – for singing, dancing, acting, play an instrument, comedy, poetry… or something different? If so, Knowsley needs you! Auditions will take place this summer to find the most incredible performers in Knowsley who would like to showcase their skills at a prestigious event taking place in the borough, organised by Knowsley Council. The first ever Knowsley Showcase entitled “Shine” is a chance for musicians, dancers, poets, actors, filmmakers, gamers – in fact, anyone with a fantastic talent to show – to experience performing live in front of a live audience. You never know, if could be your first step on the road to success and stardom! Auditions are now being organised to help identify the very best performers to be picked to be part of this exciting event – which takes place on Friday 19 October so if you think you might have what it takes to add the ‘wow factor’ to the event, then now’s the time to get your audition ready! Groups and individuals are more than welcome to apply and audition for the Knowsley Showcase. First, anyone interested in taking part should complete the application form, which can be downloaded from the council’s website or by emailing klcpevents@knowsley.gov.uk As part of the application process, you can submit a video audition (of no more than two minutes long) to give the judging panel an idea of your talent and potential. Videos can be sent via Whatsapp to 07717888530. Tickets will go on sale in the next few months for the event, which will take place at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park from 7pm on Friday 19 October, and which promises to be an evening of fantastically varied entertainment. Best of all, each and every performer will have a connection to Knowsley. Contact Knowsley Council to express an interest in tickets on 0151 443 5353.


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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING AND LOADING AND PARKING PLACES) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2015 (EXPERIMENTAL AMENDMENT NO 39) (CHURCH ROAD ROBY) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) on 2nd August 2018 made the above-named order (“the Order”) under Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 19, 32, 35, 45, 46, 47 53 and 124 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”). When the Order comes into force on 14th August 2018, the effect of the Order is to amend the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Loading and Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2015 as amended (“the 2015 Order”) by introducing the following restrictions on Church Road, Roby on an experimental basis – Prohibition of Waiting (No Waiting at Any Time) • both sides from its junction with Rupert Road for a distance of 17 metres in a southerly direction • east side from a point 151 metres south of its junction with Rupert Road for a distance of 149 metres in a southerly direction. • west side from a point 34 metres north of its junction with Bridge Road for a distance of 61 metres in a southerly direction. • west side from a point 97 metres north of its junction with Bridge Road, in a northerly direction for a distance of 25 metres. Proposed Experimental Restriction of Waiting (No Waiting, Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm) • east side from a point 14 metres north of its junction with Grange Close for a distance of 88 metres in a southerly direction. Proposed Experimental Restriction of Waiting (No Waiting, Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm) • east side from a point 17 metres south of its junction with Rupert Road for a distance of 134 metres in a southerly direction. Proposed Experimental Limited Waiting (No Waiting, Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm, maximum 3 hours no return in 1 hour) • west side from a point 34 metres north of the its junction with Bridge Road for a distance of 63 metres in a northerly direction) Proposed Experimental Permit Parking Area • Church Road from a point 5.3 metres south of its junction with Bridge Road to its most southerly extent The effect of this Order is to amend the 2015 Order by the temporary suspension of the Map Schedule specified in the First Schedule to this Order for the duration of the Order and the insertion and addition of the Map Schedules specified in the Second Schedule to the Order for the duration of the Order and the insertion and addition in to Schedule 1 of the 2015 Order of the parking permit eligibility details specified in the Third Schedule to the Order for the duration of the Order. A copy of the Order, plans showing the parts of the highway and areas affected by the Order and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the Order may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and public holidays) at the reception desks at the Council’s Offices at; Norwich Way, Kirkby; Archway Road, Huyton: Aspinall Street, Prescot and Roseheath Drive, Halewood. This Order shall continue in force for a period not exceeding 18 months and the Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Within a period of 6 months beginning with the day on which the experimental Order came into force, or if the Order is varied by another order or modified pursuant to section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification or the latest variation or modification came into force any person may object to the making of an order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation. Any such objection must be in writing, state the grounds on which it is made and be sent to Ms D Johnston, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Legal Services, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Archway Road Huyton Merseyside L36 9YU quoting reference “Legal/DJ/Amendment 23 Church Road” within the 6 month period. If any person wishes to question the validity of the Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the 1984 Act, or that any requirement of the 1984 Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court. Schedule 1 - Map Tiles to be suspended for the duration of the experimental order Road Church Road

Map Tile Number(s) Q47, Q48 and Q49

Map Tile Revision 1&2

Date 02/08/2018

Schedule 2 - Map Tiles to be added for the duration of the experimental order Road Church Road

Map Tile Number(s) Q47, Q48 and Q49

Map Tile Revision 3

Date 02/08/2018

Schedule 3 - Properties entitled to permits to be added to Schedule 1 of 2015 Order for the duration of the experimental order. Scheme Name Church Road

Roads Affected Church Road

Eligible Properties Residential Properties numbered 1-9 (odds) Church Road, 1-11 Beechfield (all) Residential Properties numbered 2, 18-30 (evens) Church Road

Maximum Number of Resident Permits One permit per vehicle registered at the affected property address

Maximum Number of Visitor Permits One permit per eligible household

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Public Notice LICENSING ACT 2003 NOTICE OF VARIATION APPLICATION PREMISES LICENCE Mr N Mahesan has applied to vary the licence at Everydayz, 11 Old Farm Rd Kirkby L32 7QY to allow alcohol (off sales) to start at 7am daily and update the site plan. The application can be inspected Mon- Fri 9am-4pm at the Licensing Authority, 2nd Floor Yorkon Building Archway Rd Huyton L36 9FB. A Responsible Authority or any other person can make written representations to the Licensing Authority at the above address no later than 29 August 2018. It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application under the Licensing Act 2003. A person guilty of such an offence is liable on summary conviction to an unlimited T536813 fine.

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ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (STOCKS ROAD, TOWER HILL, KIRKBY) (PROHIBITION OF DRIVING)(EXCEPT FOR PEDAL CYCLES) EXPERIMENTAL ORDER 2018

Leading manufacturer, Beverston Engineering, is boosting manufacturing capabilities with the development of a new, innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) CNC system. Beverston Engineering specialises in the prototyping and manufacture of stateof-the-art engineering components for a wide range of industries including aerospace, oil and gas and pharmaceutical sectors. The Knowsley-based manufacturer, which has clients including Rolls Royce and ChargePoint Technology, has been working with Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) through the LCR 4.0 programme to design a system that increases efficiency and reduces waste and downtime. Beverston Engineering initially approached LCR 4.0, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), for academic and technical support in identifying how industry 4.0 technologies can be incorporated into the business offering. The outcome of the support is that resources have been secured in order to undertake a project to develop an IIoT CNC system that will monitor, collect,

exchange and analyse data to deliver valuable insights for Beverston Engineering and its customers, allowing them to make smarter business decisions faster. It will also have significant impact on component accuracy within the CNC manufacturing - the use of computers to control machine tools – process to boost competitive advantage. As a result, Beverston Engineering have secured funding via the Knowledge Transfer Partnership, a UK-wide programme that will deliver the concept over a three-year period. Rod Wah, Managing Director at Beverston Engineering, said: “Before approaching LCR 4.0, we had never heard of Industry 4.0. However, it became increasingly clear that these technologies represent a paradigm shift within this market, and we quickly realised that we needed to adopt them. “The work with LCR 4.0 and LJMU has not only enabled us to develop the IIoT system, but also expand our team with the recruitment of a new associate. We are confident that this support and introduction of advanced technology will enable us develop our global reputation and continue year-on-year growth”.

£6M COMBINED AUTHORITY FUNDING COULD CREATE MORE THAN 500 JOBS Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has agreed to provide £6 million funding, from its Single Investment Fund, for two developments that could create more than 500 jobs. £5million was approved for a new Digital Innovation Factory on the University of Liverpool’s campus, which will serve as a centre of excellence in virtual reality. Through collaboration between business and academia, the Digital Innovation Factory is forecast to create approximately 400 jobs over a tenyear period, while boosting the city region economy by £44.5 million. More than £750,000 was also approved for the construction of Project Olympus - a 105,000 square feet

distribution and logistics facility on a 1.6 hectare brownfield site within the Atlantic Park Business Park in Sefton. The facility is expected to create 104 jobs and boost the economy by £39 million over a ten year period. Speaking about the funding, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram said: “Our aim as a Combined Authority is to create the conditions for our economy to thrive and benefit everyone in our city region, through the creation of highquality employment. Devolution gives us the opportunity to deliver real benefits for our residents, which is why we are supporting these schemes which should, collectively, deliver more than 500 jobs and boost our economy by more than £80 million over ten years.”

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 1st August 2018 the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) made the above-named Order (“the Order”) pursuant under Sections 9, 10, 11,12, 13 and 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”). The effect of the Order is to close Stocks Road, at the mid-point between its respective junctions with Ambrose Walk, Mawdsley Walk and Chamberlain Drive, Tower Hill, Kirkby, to all vehicles (except pedal cycles) for an experimental period of 18 months. A copy of the Order which comes into operation on 8th August 2018 together with a map showing the roads affected and a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Order may be examined during normal office hours at reception desks for a period of 6 months at:The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH The Prescot Centre, Prescot Shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, L34 5GA Huyton One Stop Shop, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9YU Kirkby One Stop Shop, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY The Metropolitan Borough Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Order should be reproduced and continued in force indefinitely. Within a period of 6 months from the coming into force of the Order, or if the Order is subsequently varied or modified, from the coming into operation of that variation or modification (whichever is the later), any person may object to the making of the Order for the purposes of such indefinite continuation. Any person wishing to object to the indefinite continuation of the Order must state the grounds for their objection, in writing, to the Head of Legal Services at Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Legal Services, 2nd Floor Municipal Buildings Archway Road Huyton L36 9YU,by 10th February 2019. Dated 1st August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

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KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (TWO BUTT LANE, PRESCOT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable electrical apparatus maintenance works on Two Butt Lane, Prescot (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes than in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along: (i) Two Butt Lane, Prescot – from its junction with Delph Lane to its junction with Sandfield Crescent. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the road closure on Two Butt Lane will be via Delph Lane, Warrington Road, Holt Lane, Two Butt Lane and vice versa. It is anticipated that works will commence from Friday 14 September 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018. The Order will come into force on Wednesday 29 August 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2015 (AMENDMENT No 3) ORDER 2018 Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) in exercise of its powers under Sections 32, 35 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended (“the 1984 Act”), the Traffic Management Act 2004 (“the 2004 Act”) and of all other enabling powers and after consulting the Chief Officer of Police in accordance with Part III of Schedule 9 to the Act hereby makes the following Order: 1 This Order shall come into operation on 6th August 2018 and may be cited as the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2015 (Amendment No 3) Order 2018. 2 This Order is supplemental to and amends the existing Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2015 (“the Principal Order”) 3 The Principal Order has been amended by this Order by the deletion of Schedules 1, 2, 4 and 5 and the insertion of the Schedules 1, 2, 4 and 5 to which the terms of the Principal Order shall apply in substitution for those deleted Schedules thereto and any references in the Principal Order to a plan have been amended by the plans referenced in the Schedule 5 inserted by this Order 4 The Principal Order has been amended by this Order by the deletion of Article 13 and the insertion and substitution of the following provisions in the Principal Order 13.1 Subject to the provisions of Article 13.2 no person shall cause or permit a vehicle to park in a parking bay parking place or part of a parking place marked for permit holders unless the vehicle is displaying a parking permit valid for that time and that parking bay. Where a Virtual Parking Permit has been obtained as an alternative to a Parking Ticket and remains valid, any requirement in this Order for the Parking Ticket to be displayed on the vehicle to which it relates shall not apply.

Notice is hereby given that applications have been submitted to the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. Application No: 18/00444/FUL by DPSK Ltd at High Street Restaurant, 18 High Street, Prescot - CHANGE OF USE OF RESTAURANT (USE CLASS A3) TO HOT FOOD TAKEAWAY (USE CLASS A5) TOGETHER WITH NEW SHOPFRONT AND INSTALLATION OF EXTRACTION AND VENTILATION EQUIPMENT Application No: 18/00313/FUL by Mr Steve Ashton at 22 North Park Road, Kirkby Park, Kirkby - SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION TO SIDE ELEVATION Application No: 18/00386/FUL by Commercial Development Projects Limited (CDP Ltd) at Land Bounded By , Hornhouse Lane/Abercrombie Road & Owen Road, Knowsley Industrial Park - APPLICATION FOR THE VARIATION OF CONDITION NO.2 PURSUANT TO PLANNING PERMISSION 17/00450/FUL ERECTION OF AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT (USE CLASS B1c, B2 & B8) & ANCILLARY OFFICE SPACE (USE CLASS B1a) TOGETHER WITH CONSTRUCTION OF NEW VEHICULAR ACCESS & ASSOCIATED WORKS - AMENDMENT SOUGHT TO APPROVED PLANS TO ALLOW FOR AMENDMENT TO PROPOSED SUBSTATION AND ADDITION OF RETAINING WALL Application No: 18/00438/COU by Norbury N W. Ltd at 2 Leyland Street, Prescot, Knowsley - CHANGE OF USE OF EXISTING OPTICIANS (USE CLASS A1) TO FORM WINE BAR/BISTRO/RESTAURANT (USE CLASS A3/A4) TOGETHER WITH OUTSIDE SEATING AREA. Application No: 18/00456/FUL by Mr Steve Hughes at 2A Shop Road, Knowsley Village, Knowsley - ERECTION OF TWO STOREY SIDE EXTENSION Members of the public may inspect copies of the application, the plans and other documents submitted with it at One Stop Shop, Municipal Building, Archway Road, Huyton, between 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday or view the application online using Public Access at http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/residents/buildingand-planning/planning.aspx . Anyone who wishes to make representations about this application should write to the Council at Director of Place, Municipal Buildings, PO Box 26, Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9FB or online via the above website within 21 days of the date of this notice. In the event that the application is refused and the applicant appeals against the decision, we will send your comments to the Planning Inspectorate (the Executive Agency who manages appeals on the government’s behalf). In such cases you would have no further opportunity to comment.

5 Save as amended by this Order the Principal Order remains in full force and effect. This Order has amended the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2015 (“the Principal Order”) by 1 increasing the maximum short stay period on all off street parking places from 2 hours to 3 hours 2 making provision for short stay off street parking places off St Chads Drive Kirkby (to be constructed on the site of the previous medical centre) 3 providing for long stay parking on Level 3 of the Multi Storey Car Park at Kirkby town centre 4 providing for off street permit parking only (except for loading and unloading) parking places at (1) Civic Way Huyton (land adjacent to The Venue) (2) Westmorland Road Huyton (land adjacent to the Council’s Computer Centre and at the rear of The Venue and Huyton Library) (3) land at the front of Huyton One Stop Shop Westmorland Road Huyton and (4) land to the front and rear of the Prescot Registry Office, 11 High Street Prescot L34 3LD 5 reducing the monthly cost of permits from £48 to £33

M Harden Chief Executive DATE OF NOTICE: 06/08/2018

25 July 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

13.2 Nothing in Article 13.1 shall require a person to display a parking permit valid for that time and that parking bay whilst that vehicle is actively being loaded or unloaded from adjacent premises in the following off street parking places namely H9, H10, H11a, H11b, H11c and P4

A copy of this Order, plan references PT/TM/6228, PT/TM/6229 and PT/TM/6230, and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the Order may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and public holidays) at the reception desks at the Council’s One Stop Shop offices at:The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH The Prescot Centre, Prescot Shopping Centre, Aspinall Street, L34 5GA Archway Road, Huyton, L36 9YU The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, L32 8XY


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KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (MARTOCK FOOTPATH, WHISTON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF PEDESTRIANS) ORDER 2018

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (ELLIS ASHTON STREET, HUYTON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable housing development works on lands to the north and to the south of Martock Footpath, Whiston (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council made the above named Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit pedestrians from proceeding along:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable carriageway improvement works on Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes than in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along:

(i) Martock Footpath, Whiston – Footpath connecting the westerly turning head of Martock to Manorwood Drive. The diversion route for the public affected by the temporary prohibition of pedestrian order will be via, Martock, the footpath between Martock and Lickers Lane, Lickers Lane, Manorwood Drive and vice versa. It is anticipated that works on Mill Street will commence Monday 20 August 2018 to Tuesday 20 August 2019. The Order came into force on Monday 30 July 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

(i) Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton – from its junction with Hall Lane to its junction with Brickfields The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the road closure on Ellis Ashton Street will be via Hall Lane, Wilson Road, Link Road, Ellis Ashton Street and vice versa. It is anticipated that works will commence from Monday 20 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018. The Order will come into force on Monday 20 August 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (MILL STREET, PRESCOT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable drainage works on Mill Street, Prescot (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council made the above named Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along. The principle diversion route for vehicles affected by the road closure will be via Leyland Street and Hill Street. It is anticipated that works on Mill Street will commence from Friday 27 July 2018 to Friday 16 November 2018. The Order came into force on Friday 27 July 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions are provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (ELLIS ASHTON STREET, HUYTON ) (EXPERIMENTAL ONE WAY TRAFFIC) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) on 6th August 2018 made the above-named order (“the Order”) under Sections 9 and 10 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 The effect of the Order is to introduce the following restrictions on Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton on an experimental basis –

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (HUYTON LANE, PRESCOT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) AND TEMPORARY ONE WAY ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable carriageway improvement works on Huyton Lane, Prescot (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes than in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to introduce a temporary one way restriction on Huyton Lane, from its junction with Liverpool Road to its roundabout junction with Carr Lane, restricting direction of traffic flow to southbound only, to introduce a temporary one way restriction on Huyton Lane, from its junction with Liverpool Road to its roundabout junction with Carr Lane, restricting direction of traffic flow to northbound only and to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along: (i) Huyton Lane, Prescot – from its junction with Liverpool Road to its roundabout junction with Carr Lane. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the northbound one way restriction on Huyton Lane will be via Carr Lane, Cables Way, Manchester Road and Liverpool Road. It is anticipated that works will commence from Monday 20 August 2018 to Friday 24 August 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the southbound one way restriction on Huyton Lane will be via Liverpool Road, Manchester Road, Cables Way and Carr Lane. It is anticipated that works will commence from Monday 27 August 2018 to Friday 31 August 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the road closure on Huyton Lane will be via Carr Lane, Cables Way, Manchester Road, Liverpool Road and vice versa. It is anticipated that works will commence from Saturday 1 September 2018 to Sunday 2 September 2018. The Order will come into force on Monday 20 August 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform.

One Way Traffic Ellis Ashton Street – from its junction with Hall Lane to its junction with Brickfields. Permitting traffic to travel in a south-easterly direction only A copy of the Order which comes into operation of the 20th August 2018, plans showing the parts of the highway and areas affected by the Order and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the Order may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and public holidays) at the reception desks at the Council’s Offices at; Norwich Way, Kirkby; Archway Road, Huyton: Aspinall Street, Prescot and Roseheath Drive, Halewood. The notice, plan and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing to make the Order may also be viewed on the Council’s website; www.knowsley.gov.uk/consultations This Order shall continue in force for a period not exceeding 18 months and the Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Within a period of 6 months beginning with the day on which the experimental Order came into force, or if the Order is varied by another order or modified pursuant to section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification or the latest variation or modification came into force any person may object to the making of an order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation. Any such objection must be in writing, state the grounds on which it is made and be sent to an address specified for the purpose in the notice of making to Ms D Johnston, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Legal Services, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Archway Road Huyton Merseyside L36 9YU quoting reference “Legal/DJ/Amendment 37 Ellis Ashton Street within the 6 month period. If any person wishes to question the validity of the experimental Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the 1984 Act, or that any requirement of the 1984 Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court. Dated 6th August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

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KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (VARIOUS ROADS, HALEWOOD) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable essential carriageway resurfacing works to be undertaken on Various Roads in Knowsley (“the Works”), and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council made the above named Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along the lengths of highway at:• • • • •

Oxford Drive, Halewood – For its entire length. Rutland Avenue, Halewood – For its entire length Graham Drive, Halewood – For its entire length Cambridge Drive, Halewood – For its entire length Elwyn Drive, Halewood – For its entire length

Close will be effective from Monday 30 July 2018 to Friday 3 August 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Church Road, Hollies Road and vice versa. It should be noted that no two roads will be closed at the same time. The Order came into force on Monday 30 July 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

WANT TO ADVERTISE IN THE CHALLENGE PLEASE CALL 0151 709 7567 KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (MOSS LANE, KIRKBY) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable carriageway improvement works and development works on Moss Lane, Kirkby (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes than in not less than seven days from the date of this Notice to make an Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along:

APPLICATION UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERMITTING (ENGLAND AND WALES) REGULATIONS 2016 The company known as PTV KP Ltd, 125 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7AW has applied to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council for a permit to operate an installation for a Small Waste Incineration Plant (SWIP) as defined in Schedule 13A to the Environmental Permitting Regulations at 12 Penrhyn Road, Knowsley Business Park, Knowsley, L34 9HY. The application has been placed on the public register held at: Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Municipal Building, Archway Road, Knowsley, L36 9YU, and can be inspected free of charge during normal office hours. It can also be viewed on the Council’s website at http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/consultations. Any written comments on the application should be made to the Environmental Health and Consumer Protection, 2nd Floor Yorkon Building, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9FB or environmentalhealth@knowsley.gov.uk by 18 September 2018. Any written comments will be placed on the public register unless they include a statement requesting that this is not done. If there is such a request the register itself will just include a note that representations have been made which are not on the register because of such a request. Dated the 6 August 2018

(i) Moss Lane, Kirkby – From its junction with Simonswood Lane to its junction with Arbour Lane The principle diversion route for vehicles affected by the road closure will be via Arbour Lane, County Road, Simonswood Lane and vice versa. It is anticipated that works on Moss Lane will commence from Monday 27 August 2018 to Thursday 27 February 2020. The Order will come into force on Monday 27 August 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions will be provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

PUBLIC NOTICE KNOWSLEY TOWN COUNCIL Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel (2018) Knowsley Town Council has received a copy of the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel in respect of the payment of Parish Basic Allowance and Chairman’s Allowance. The Panel noted that Town Councils may resolve to pay their members an allowance known as Parish Basic Allowance. The Panel acknowledged that Town Councils may also pay a Chairman’s Allowance under existing Regulations. Conclusion of the Panel No Parish Basic Allowance be payable during the financial year 2018/19. Reasonable out of pocket expenses for travel and subsistence be reimbursed in respect of duties and meetings covered by the relevant regulations. Knowsley Town Council having regard to the Panel’s report on allowances, noted the conclusions of the Panel and RESOLVED to pay members a Basic Members’ Allowance of £846 per year and a Chairman’s Allowance of £1,000 per year. Copies of the Panel’s report are available for inspection by arrangement at: Knowsley Town Council Office, Knowsley Village Hall, School Lane, Knowsley Village, Merseyside, L34 9EN. Contact: Heather Weightman – Clerk of the Council on 0151 548 4545

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (HUYTON BUS STATION, HUYTON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable carriageway maintenance works on Huyton Bus Station, Huyton (“the Works”) and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council made the above named Order under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the Order”), The effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along: (i) Huyton Bus Station – For its entire length. The diversion route for taxis affected by the Huyton Bus Station closure which will be clearly signposted will be via Derby Road, Poplar Bank, Archway Road, Lathom Road, Huyton Hey Road and vice versa. It should be noted that Merseytravel will utilises existing bus stops around Huyton during the works period. It is anticipated that works on Huyton Bus Station will commence from Monday 6 August 2018 – Thursday 16 August 2018. The Order came into force on Monday 23 July 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. Exemptions are provided in the Order to permit reasonable access to properties, so far as it is practical without interference with the execution of the said work and for works vehicles, any vehicle used in connection with the police, fire or ambulance purposes and anything done with the permission or at the direction of a police constable in uniform. Dated the 6 August 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING AND LOADING AND PARKING PLACES) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2015 (AMENDMENT NO 37) (ELLIS ASHTON STREET, HUYTON) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME & REVOCATION) EXPERIMENTAL ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) on 6th August 2018 made the above-named order (“the Order”) under Sections 1, 2, 4, 9, 10, 19, 32, 35, 45, 46, 47 53 and 124 and Part IV of Schedule 9 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (“the 1984 Act”). The effect of the Order is to amend the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Loading and Parking Places) (Civil Enforcement and Consolidation) Order 2015 as amended (“the 2015 Order”) by introducing the following restrictions on Ellis Ashton Street, Huyton on an experimental basis – Prohibition of Waiting (At Any Time); Ellis Ashton Street – northeast side of the carriageway from a point 53 metres northwest of its junction with Brickfields to a point 20 metres southeast of its junction with Brickfields Revocation of existing Prohibition of Waiting (At Any Time) Ellis Ashton Street – northeast side of the carriageway from a point 40 metres southeast of its junction with Hall Lane for a distance of 20 metres south-easterly direction Ellis Ashton Street – southwest side of the carriageway from a point 20 metres northwest of its junction with Brickfields for a distance of 32 metres in a north-westerly direction The effect of this Order is to amend the 2015 Order by the temporary suspension of the Map Schedule specified in the First Schedule to this Order for the duration of the Order and the insertion and addition of the Map Schedules specified in the Second Schedule to the Order. A copy of the notice and, plans showing the parts of the highway and areas affected by the Order and a statement of the Council's reasons for making the Order may be inspected free of charge during normal office hours Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays and public holidays) at the reception desks at the Council’s Offices at; Norwich Way, Kirkby; Archway Road, Huyton: Aspinall Street, Prescot and Roseheath Drive, Halewood. The notice, Order, plan and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing to make the Order may also be viewed on the Council’s website; www.knowsley.gov.uk/consultations This Order shall continue in force from 20th August 2018 for a period not exceeding 18 months and the Council will be considering in due course whether the provisions of the Order should be continued in force indefinitely. Within a period of 6 months beginning with the day on which the experimental Order came into force, or if the Order is varied by another order or modified pursuant to section 10(2) of the 1984 Act, beginning with the day on which the variation or modification or the latest variation or modification came into force any person may object to the making of an order for the purpose of such indefinite continuation. Any such objection must be in writing, state the grounds on which it is made and be sent to an address specified for the purpose in the notice of making to Ms D Johnston, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Legal Services, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Archway Road Huyton Merseyside L36 9YU quoting reference “Legal/DJ/amendment 37 Ellis Ashton Street” within the 6 month period. If any person wishes to question the validity of the Order or of any of its provisions on the grounds that it or they are not within the powers conferred by the 1984 Act, or that any requirement of the 1984 Act or of any instrument made under the Act has not been complied with, that person may, within 6 weeks from the date on which the Order is made, apply for that purpose to the High Court. Schedule 1 - tiles to be suspended for the duration of the experimental order Road Map Tile Map Tile Date Number(s) Revision Ellis Ashton Street U49 1 1.5.15 Ellis Ashton Street U50 2 12.12.16 Schedule 2 - Tiles to be Added for the duration of the experimental order Map Tile Map Tile Date Number(s) Revision Ellis Ashton Street U49 2 4.4.18 Ellis Ashton Street U50 3 4.4.18 Road

Dated 6th August 2018 Mike Harden


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If you have any sports news contact the Sports Desk on 0151 706 7411 or email: thechallenge@merseymirror.com Prescot Cables are approaching the new EvoStik League season in positive fashion and hoping to build on an excellent 2017-18 campaign, which saw them reach the promotion play-off final. Having lost narrowly at Bamber Bridge in front of more than 1,600 supporters, the Volair Park club are hoping to put that disappointment behind them and secure promotion this time around. However, the Football Association has made Cables task harder before a ball has been kicked in anger. Last season, there were three guaranteed promotion places and, had Prescot won the play-off, they would have been the fourth team elevated from Evo-Stik North. However, having created one extra division at both Step 4 – Cables current level – and the tier immediately above, The FA had four divisions at Step 3 and seven divisions feeding into them. With three clubs relegated from the Step 3 divisions, there are only 12 promotion places available at the next level. All seven champions will go up, as will the five play-off winners with the best playing records. This means that, in theory, Cables could win the divisional play-offs but not be promoted. Not that anyone connected with the Pesky Bulls is thinking about that possibility. A club spokesman said: “The new Evo-Stik West Division will be extremely competitive. We will be playing half a dozen clubs based in the West Midlands instead of going over the

CABLES UPBEAT OVER NEW SEASON Pennines, so there are new challenges ahead of us. There is momentum within our club, but we will show respect to all of our opponents.” While the majority of last season’s Liverpool Senior Cup winning squad are expected to stay with Cables, four players have definitely moved on. Goalkeeper Marcus Burgess, who lost his place after sustaining an injury, has moved to divisional rivals Mossley. Local lad Andy Scarisbrick, who came through the club’s youth and reserve teams, has dropped down two levels to join North West Counties League side Cammell Laird 1907. Scarisbrick is due to become a father and this,

coupled with work commitments, meant that he could not commit to the demands of Step 4 football for the coming season, although he hopes to return to the club in the future. Two of Prescot’s defensive unit have moved on to clubs higher in the Pyramid. Reece McNally has moved into the National League North, while Louis Coyne has joined Marine and played for the Evo-Stik Premier outfit against Cables on 31 July in a match that ended in a 2-2 draw. Mercurial winger Harry Cain has been on trial with another Evo-Stik Premier Division club – Nantwich Town – but may yet start the season with Prescot. Manager Brian Richardson

has moved to replace the departed Coyne and McNally, recruiting Robert McIntosh and Casey Reid. McIntosh has played for Cables in the past and was a long-serving captain of Skelmersdale United. Reid is a young left-sided defender who has moved to Volair Park on a season-long loan from National League North club Chorley. Richardson is expected to make further additions to his squad before the Evo-Stik League season begins with a trip to Trafford on 18 August, followed by a home match against Glossop North End on 21 August and a home FA Cup tie against Winsford United or Irlam on 25 August.

HUNDREDS GEAR UP FOR GREAT PEDAL AWAY You can now sign up to take part in the fourth mass participation cycle ride around the wonderful, scenic routes of Knowsley this September. Knowsley’s Great Pedal Away takes place on Sunday 9 September starting and finishing at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park on Longview Drive, Huyton, L36 3EG. Riders will be setting off between 9am-10am to complete the 40 mile challenge along quiet lanes and new cycle paths. The route will test your ability as well as an opportunity to explore new places with new people.

Entry costs just £10 per person or a team of five can enter for £40. All proceeds will go towards buying new disability cycling equipment for Wheel for All sessions run by Cycling Projects. Refreshments are provided along the route. The route will be clearly signposted and marshalled, and every participant will receive a route card giving turn by turn directions. Free bike checks will be available before and after the ride from Barry’s Bicycle Maintenance. Register to take part in the Great Pedal Away at www.participant.co.uk/knowsleys_great_pedal_away_2018

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CHRIS IS A SCORCHER FOR BTR TOUR OF MERSEYSIDE Scorching temperatures proved to be an extra challenge for the 378 runners who completed the weeklong 52-mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside. The Tour Of Merseyside consists of six races across seven days. This was the sixth annual staging of the event, which has firmly become a real highlight in the North West running calendar. Once completed, competitors have the right to call themselves Tourists! Last year’s winner Knowsley Harrier Chris Pownell retained the first place honours – and despite recording the event’s hottest temperatures on record. Chris also set a new Tour Of Merseyside record in an overall event combined time of 4:55:32. The record was previously set in 2016 by Terence Forrest from Cairngorm Runners with a time of 4:57:02. This year’s female winner was Victoria Gilbody from Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton Harriers with a finishing time of 6:11:32. Victoria also took the top female honours in 2016. The female record is held by Jenny Clague with a time of 5:40:03, which was set in 2014. The Tour Of Merseyside consists of six races of varying distances and terrain staged across seven days in the areas of Sefton, Wirral, Liverpool and Knowsley across Liverpool City Region. The fun started on Sunday 1 July with the Southport Half Marathon, where runners were guests of Epic Events. This was followed on the Monday by six miles of beach and trail multi-terrain in Thurstaston; with 10 miles on the Sustrans Loopline in Walton on the Tuesday. The runners have a rest day on the Wednesday. The Thursday saw the Tourists run 5 miles along the Liverpool waterfront at Otterspool Promenade (Tourists have now adopted this race as fancy dress day); with six miles cross country at Stadt Moers in Knowsley on the Friday. The race concluded on Saturday 7 July with a 12-mile Wirral coastal run from New Brighton to Hoylake and back to New Brighton, including over one mile across the beach. The final race was followed by a prize presentation and Tour Of Merseyside celebration, the highlight of which was a special video featuring footage of each race day. This year, the youngest Tourist was 19-year-old Kirkby Miler Matthew Whalley with a time of 6:08:22. Next in the BTR portfolio is the Run For Rhys celebration fun run in memory of Liverpool youngsters Rhys Jones, this takes place at Croxteth Hall and Country Park on Sunday 26 August.

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