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RESIDENTS PROTEST OVER PLANS TO SELL-OFF PARKS FAMILY APPEAL FOR INFORMATION OVER ADAM’S MURDER The family of murder victim, Adam Ellison are appealing for information that could lead to the arrest of his murders. It has now been six months since Adam’s death in the early hours of Saturday 4 November 2017, Adam was walking with friends along Market Place, Prescot, when he was involved in an altercation with people on a motorbike, he was then viciously stabbed by a man on a green Kawasaki KX85 Big Wheel scrambler bike. he died in hospital a few hours later. His murderer has never been caught. If you have any information that could help find his killer, call Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers (anonymously) on 0800 555 111.

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Approximately 200 people took to the streets of Knowsley to protest at the proposed sell-off of parkland by Knowsley Council. The ‘Family March’ took place on a wet Sunday 22 April, leaving Brown’s Field in Prescot at 9.30am and arriving an estimated 40 minutes later at Knowsley Council’s offices in Huyton. Simultaneous marches were also held from Alt Park and Court Hey Park in Huyton, which are also under threat. Council leaders voted to sell off the land – along with other, mostly smaller green spaces across the Knowsley borough in November 2017, saying the revenue was the only way to raise £40 million secure the future of the borough’s remaining public parks. The alternative was the decline of all Knowsley’s parks due to government budget cuts, KMBC leader Cllr Andy Moorhead argued. Campaigners say the community was not properly consulted however, and they argue that, Brown’s Field is the only

public green space of its size in Prescot, it is well-used and cannot be replaced. As well as providing playing fields and a children’s playground, it is the venue for the Prescot Carnival, which attracts an estimated 5,000 visitors each June. As a King George V Field, the land is covenanted for public use as a memorial to the late monarch, who died in 1936. Knowsley Council has agreed a plan to sell 17 parks in the Borough. It wants to raise £40m for a fund that will be invested to pay to maintain the rest of the parks. After the march Mandy Roberts, one of the organisers, said: “We had a great turn out on a very wet day. “Part of the aim was to bring people together from the different parks and areas so they could see they weren’t fighting this on their own and I think we can happily say that this was achieved, it culminated in everybody signing petitions and letters of complaint regarding the sale of the parks”.


2 May 2018

POLICE APPEAL FOR MISSING JAKE GAUNT FROM HUYTON Merseyside Police are appealing for help in tracing a 16-year-old boy from Huyton who was last seen in late April. 16-year-old Jake Gaunt was last seen in Newsham Park at 8am on Saturday, 28 April. He is described as white, 5’10’’ tall, of slim build, with dark brown medium length hair, clean shaven, brown eyes and speaks with a Liverpool accent. When last seen, Jake was wearing a blue bubble coat, grey tracksuit and black trainers. He is known to frequent the L8 area of Liverpool and Newsham Park. Jake, or anyone with information as to his whereabouts, is asked to contact @MerPolHQ, call 101 or the charity @MissingPeople on 116 000.

MAKE YOUR MARK IN SHAKESPEAREAN HISTORY To celebrate the Bard’s birthday, Knowsley Council has launched an exciting opportunity for people to make their mark in Shakespearean history. The new and iconic Shakespeare North Playhouse will open to the public in 2020 providing a new theatre and education centre that is set to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors from across the globe. The development will put Prescot and Knowsley firmly on the national and international map. But there is just one problem….. the street onto which the Playhouse’s front doors will open, does not currently have a name! This is where you come in. This address will become one of the most important in Prescot, Knowsley and the City Region and the council would like your help in coming up with a name for it. Something unique, memorable and Shakespeare-themed that is appropriate for a town and a development that is so important (not Shakeymcshakeface!) If you live, work or study in Knowsley you have the opportunity to make history by suggesting a new road name for this

important place – an address that in time millions of people will know and visit. They look forward to receiving your suggestions and celebrating Prescot’s Elizabethan heritage with you at the stunning Shakespeare North Playhouse. Good luck! How to enter You can email your suggested name and reason for this choice to shakespearenorth@knowsley.gov.uk or you can complete and post an entry form in one of the mail boxes in the Prescot Heritage Hub, any Knowsley One Stop Shop or at the Prescot Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 2 June. The closing date is 5pm Saturday 2 June 2018. A panel of judges will review all of the entries and a shortlist of the best suggestions will b open to the public to vote for their favourite. The successful name and winner will be announced in the summer. Competition rules 1. You can submit am entry from Monday

23 April 2018 (the anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and death) up until end of day on Saturday 2 June 2018 (date of Prescot’s Elizabethan Fayre). 2. You can email your entry to shakespearenorth@knowsley.gov.uk or by completing and posting an application form in one of our mail boxes in Prescot Heritage Hub, any Knowsley One Stop Shop or at the Prescot Elizabethan Fayre on 2 June. 3. Street names should have a proven relevance to Shakespeare. You will also be asked to submit the reasons for your choice. (No Shakeymcshakeface) 4. Entries will be judged by a panel appointed by Knowsley Council, and will be required to conform to Knowsley Council’s Street Naming and Numbering Guidance (2014). 5. The winning name will be chosen by a public vote. 6. By entering the competition you agree to taking part in any publicity the council produces in connection with the naming of the street. 7. You must live, study or work in Knowsley to enter.

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LINSKILLS SOLICITORS Benefit Fraud Specialists You may be entitled to free advice and assistance from a Legal Advisor if you are required to attend a DWP interview under caution and could be charged with a serious criminal offence. Do not talk yourself into a criminal charge Contact our team of specialists on

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Northwood Together are hosting an event to highlight Mental Health Awareness Week. The event will be held on Monday 14 May from 12 noon at The Communal Lounge, Cygnet Court, Quarryside Drive, Kirkby. There will be a guest speaker followed by a group discussion. For further details contact Lynne on 07596 818094.

FROM FARE TO FINE A trip from Liverpool City Centre to Speke ended up costing a Halewood man more than £1,200 …in fines and court costs. Private hire driver Khalid Nagi illegally picked up two people on Berry Street last April and agreed to take them to their destination. The journey actually ended with a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates Court for Nagi, because his two passengers were undercover officers.

The 32 year-old driver from Woodland Road broke the rules of his licence by agreeing to take the pair to Speke and charging them £12.50. Private hire drivers are only able to carry passengers who have booked their journey in advance. In agreeing to take the fare Nagi was also uninsured for the journey. The two officers were taking part in a city council operation to crackdown on private hire drivers who flout the rules.

At court, Nagi, who is licensed as a private hire driver by Sefton Council, admitted the offence, known as plying for hire. However, he argued that he would have been insured for the journey. The court was not satisfied that he was covered and fined him £690 for driving without insurance. He was fined a further £250 for plying for hire and ordered to pay costs and a victim surcharge of £344. He also received six penalty points.


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SEARCH ON FOR HALEWOOD WOMEN WHO HELPED CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY Thursday 7 June 2018 will mark 50 years since women sewing machinists at Ford’s plant in Dagenham walked out in a row over equal pay. The strike is now regarded as a watershed moment in the fight for equality and the role played by the women in Dagenham has been told on stage and on screen. However, the role of ladies working at Ford’s plant in Halewood, who downed tools in solidarity with their southern colleagues, is a part of the story that has largely been forgotten. The strike, which started because of the pay grading system used by Ford at the time, eventually resulted in production grinding to a halt as the supply of covers for car seats ran out. It was only due to the intervention of Barbara Castle, Secretary of State for Employment, that a resolution to the dispute was found, but

by that point, momentum was on the side of the women workers, and it was just two years later that the Equal Pay Act (1970) was passed by Parliament. As we approach 50 years since this historic event took place, Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram is trying to track down some of the women who were involved in the walk out at Halewood, and invite them to a commemoration event that is being organised in conjunction with Dagenham Council. While the women of Dagenham are now famous in their own right, due to the success of the film Made in Dagenham, the Halewood ladies have proven more difficult to track down. Attempts by Unite the Union to find them some years ago were not fruitful. It is clear that, although the women worked at Halewood in the 1960s, they could now

be living anywhere in the city region or further afield. Speaking about the upcoming anniversary, Steve Rotheram said: “The women who worked at Halewood in 1968, and walked out in solidarity with their colleagues from Dagenham, played an instrumental role in the fight for equality.

“The car industry at that time was very much a man’s world, but the women were not intimidated – and were relentless in their demand equal pay. “Without the stand they took, we would not have had the Equal Pay Act. “They are an inspiration to young women here in our city

region and throughout the country. “It would be great if we could find some of them and give them the recognition they deserve.” If people wish to get in touch with information, they can contact: 0151 330 1467 or info@liverpoolcityregionca.gov.uk


4 May 2018

KNOWSLEY ELECTION RESULTS 2018 Knowsley Borough Election Candidates by ward and description (if any) Cherryfield Ward

Shevington Ward

Adam William Butler (Conservative)

103

Neill John Dunne (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition)

156

Michael Mark Dooley (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

188

Tommy Rowe (Labour)

1402

David Mark Lonergan (Labour)

1329

% turnout

20.72

% turnout

20.34

St Gabriel’s Ward

Halewood North Ward Jenny McNeilis (Liberal Democrats)

268

Terry Powell (Labour)

1419

Bob Swann (Independent)

447

% turnout

26.01

Dean Boyle (Liberal Democrats)

153

Fred Fricker (UK Independence Party)

131

Dot Johnson (Labour)

1352

Victoria Ruth Smart (Conservative)

127

% turnout

24.45

Halewood South Ward St Michael’s Ward Allan Harvey (Independent)

1231

Gary Eric See (Labour)

1190

Kay Moorhead (Labour)

1267

Graham Tubey (Conservative)

180

John David Price (UK Independence Party)

111

% turnout

32.0

Sheila Isobel Scott (Conservative)

118

% turnout

21.26

Northwood Ward Stockbridge Ward

Harry Langford Bell (Labour)

1439

Russell Greenway (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

225

Dennis John Baum (Labour)

1189

% turnout

19.92

Paul William Ryan (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

189

Paul Gary Woods

173

% turnout

19.54

Page Moss Ward Andy Moorhead (Labour and Co-operative)

1152

Kirk Anthony Sandringham (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

287

% turnout

18.74

Prescot North Ward Tony Ely (Labour)

781

Aaron Waters (Conservative)

124

Frances Elizabeth Wynn (Liberal Democrats)

1373

% turnout

30.12

Prescot South Ward

Swanside Ward Colin Dever (Labour)

1666

Carole Ann Sullivan (Conservative)

190

Johnny Webster (Indpendent)

193

% turnout

27.59

Whiston and Cronton Ward Carl Robert Cross (Conservative)

240

Gillian Flatley (Labour)

1207

Ron Gaffney (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

634

Lynn O’Keeffe (Labour)

736

Neil Lawrence Miney (UK Independence Party)

92

Kai Anthony Taylor (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

1520

% turnout

29.13

Sheila Mary Webster (Conservative)

64

% turnout

32.80

Roby Ward Kevin Paul Bannon (Labour)

1299

Martin Peter Mackarel (Green Party - Save Our Green Space)

510

Antony Ian Read (Conservative)

400

Jayne Martha Tattan

107

% turnout

31.10

Whitefield Ward Louise Margaret Harbour (Labour)

1579

Les Rigby (Liberal Democrats)

164

% turnout

22.25


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6 May 2018

Dogs Trust Merseyside appeals for donations to make special day “paw-fect” Aimee Best, supporter relations officer at the Huyton rehoming centre with Charlie

With just over a month to go to the big day, Dogs Trust Merseyside is hoping dog-loving locals come to its rescue and donate everything from chocolates to wine and long-forgotten unwanted Christmas presents for its Summer Fun Day. The team’s eyes are firmly set on making the family day-out at Inglenook Farm in St Helens the best ever, but to make that happen they rely on donations from supporters across the region. Aimee Best, supporter relations officer at the Huyton rehoming centre said: “The support we received last year was amazing so we want to make sure we have great prizes for our tombola and raffle and we would also like items for children’s prizes too. “It is a case of the more varied the donations

the better! New toys for the children and toiletry sets for adults always go down well, as do things that most of us love such as chocolates and wine. We would also love businesses to donate experiences such as theatre tickets and spa days. “We care for hundreds of homeless dogs every year and every penny raised goes to making sure they have the best lives possible whilst they are waiting for their forever homes.” The Summer fun day is on Sunday 3 June, 12noon-4pm, at Inglenook Farm, Moss Nook Lane, Rainford, Saint Helens, WA11 8AE. If you are able to donate something please pop along to the centre on Whiston Lane, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 6HP or call Aimee on 0151 949 5518.

APPEAL FOR MISSING TEEN MIA Merseyside Police appealing for information to help trace a missing 14year-old girl from the Knowsley area. Mia Maylor was last seen at around 7pm on Monday 16 April 2018 and extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate her. She is white, 5ft 2in tall, of slim build, with long straight shoulder length red/brown hair, a pale complexion, green eyes, and speaks with a Liverpool accent. She is known to frequent the Kensington and Walton areas of Liverpool. Police officers are making extensive efforts to find Mia and return her home safely and would urge Mia, anyone who knows her whereabouts, or who has seen a girl resembling her to contact @MerPolCC, 101 or the independent charity Missing People by calling 116 000 or by emailing 116000@missingpeople.org.uk.

100 singers to mark 100 years since World War 1 More than 100 singers are expected to join the Prescot Festival Chorus to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One this June. The ‘Come & Sing’ choir gathers on Saturday 16 June to perform Gabriel Fauré’s stirring Requiem under conductor James Luxton, of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The 19th-century choral composition is a prayerful plea for eternal rest, and is among the most popular classical works of its genre. The evening concert also features Fauré’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Ave verum corpus, a short work by festival director Dr Robert Howard. In the second half of the programme, Haydock Male Voice Choir continues with the theme by including wartime songs among its varied programme. More details are online at www.prescotfestival.co.uk, along with the full programme for the 14th Annual Prescot Festival which runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 June 2018.

UNIVERSAL CREDIT ‘FULL DIGITAL SERVICE’ ROLL OUT IS COMING TO KNOWSLEY From 16th May 2018 any new Universal Credit (UC) claimants in this area will go onto the ‘Full Digital Service’. The UC single monthly payment replaces individual payments for housing costs, Income Support, Child Tax Credit, Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Working Tax Credit and Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance. 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 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 www.villages.org.uk for more information about support offered to them.


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Winners of Knowsley Open Art Exhibition 2017 At Knowsley’s 17th Open Art Exhibition held at Huyton Gallery from November 2017 to February 2018, over 100 artists showed off their work and over 150 pieces were proudly on display. As well as the main Knowsley Open Art Exhibition for adults, there is a Young Artists Open for artists under 18 to celebrate the young talent in the borough. Anyone with a connection to Knowsley, a creative flair and of any artistic experience can showcase their work in the annual exhibition and be in the chance of winning prize money if they are placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. Winners receive prize money from £15 to £150 as a well done. This year’s winners are: Main Knowsley Open Art Exhibition: 1st place – Gill Cowley with ‘Pete Postlethwaite’ Gill Cowley has been a treasured volunteer at Kirkby Gallery for two years and dreams of being an art teacher/tutor. Gill has previously exhibited in Knowsley as well as around the North West. She has won awards for her

Nick Daly

photography and paintings, and will have some of her paintings exhibited at the ‘FIVE’ exhibition at Kirkby Gallery from May 2018. 2nd place – Nick Daly with ‘John Snow’ Nick from Kirkby will also be exhibiting in Kirkby Gallery in the FIVE exhibition, after being chosen to be one of the only five artists involved. Nick is a young and emerging artist, and his work has proven to be popular with the public. 3rd prize – Elizabeth Worthington with ‘Eddie the Emu’ Elizabeth is a keen artist from Huyton and entered the Knowsley Open Art Exhibition for the second time. Hopefully Elizabeth continues to share her brilliant art with us. Young Artists Open: 1st place – Madison Blackall with ‘Princess’ At just eight years old, Madison is one of the youngest artists in the exhibition and has won first prize which demonstrates her great talent for her age. Madison developed her love of drawing at a children’s drawing

Elizabeth Worthington

course at Kirkby Gallery where she is constantly improving her skills. 2nd place – Isabella O’Hanlon with ‘Oxford not Brogues’ Isabella’s work is popular with the public which helped the young girl come 2nd place in the Young Artists Open. Isabella began attending children’s drawing classes at Kirkby Gallery last year, and has been enjoying exploring her creativity and making progress in art. 3rd place – Joseph Cowley with ‘Fun Party Balloon’ Evidencing that creativity runs in their family, Joseph who is the nephew of Gill who came first in the Main Knowsley Open Art Exhibition, came third in the Young Artists Open. Joseph is a valuable volunteer at Knowsley’s galleries and has supported many art courses at the galleries. Well done to all of the winners and everyone who had work displayed at the Knowsley Open Art Exhibition 2017. Remember the dates – from 11 February to 4 May 2019, the Knowsley Open will be

Madison Blackall

Gill Cowley back for its 18th year. If you want to have your favourite piece of art from the exhibition for yourself, you won’t want to miss the live art auction which will raise money for charity.

Joseph Cowley

REMEMBER A LOVED ONE AT WOODLANDS Woodlands Hospice is offering the opportunity to celebrate the life of a loved one by dedicating a special forget-me-not flower, which will be displayed in the hospice gardens during the summer months. Anyone who dedicates a flower, all of which are individually hand crafted and painted, will also be invited to the gardens to see them in place, before collecting and taking them home as a permanent reminder of someone special. Carol Riley, Individual Giving Manager at Woodlands who launched the campaign this week, said: “In dedicating a flower and making a donation, it is not only a lovely way to remember a friend or family member, it can also help to support others when they are at a really difficult time in their life. “Our beautiful flowers will be displayed in the

hospice gardens throughout July, creating a vibrant and colourful display. In early August we ask those who dedicated to come and collect them and, if they wish, to talk to some of the hospice staff about our work. “Anyone who does dedicate a flower will also receive an acknowledgement letter along with a certificate of dedication through the post.” Linda Arnold, whose husband Billy was cared for at Woodlands, also leant her support to the campaign. Linda said: “When Billy was a patient at Woodlands the staff and doctors showed us such great compassion, kindness, care and attention during his stay. Always there with a smile to lift our spirits, they helped make a very difficult time easier to cope with. They became like family and nothing was ever too much trouble for

them. “I would like to thank such wonderful and special people for their love and support. They took away the worries of day-to-day life allowing me to be a wife and not a full time carer. This enabled Billy and I to spend very precious time together. “My family and I will always endeavour to support Woodlands Hospice in any way we can and will be supporting the forget-me-not appeal, as it is so very close to our hearts.” If you want to remember a loved one through the forget-me-not appeal, you can do so online at www.forgetmenotappeal.org. If you would like a form emailed or posted out to you, please call Carole Riley on 0151 529 4143 or e-mail carole.riley@aintree.nhs.uk


8 May 2018

Entertainment News MONDAY 7 MAY CARDIAC REHAB WALKS AT COURT HEY PARK 13:00 – 15:00 Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Huyton, Liverpool L16 3NA. Approx. 1 mile (45 minutes walks) For more information call the South Huyton ranger on 0151 443 3114 or 07771550843. CENTRE 63 YOUTH CLUB 16:30 – 20:30 Centre 63 Youth Club, Church of England Youth Centre, Kirkby L32 5TH. The Youth club in Centre 63 is open access for all young people aged 8 - 25 living in Knowsley. The Youth Club focuses on giving Young People a safe and friendly environment to come and socialise with their peers, develop social skills, community awareness and participate in positive projects and activities, including a chance to take part in new activities and experiences. The centre also runs the following sexual health workshops, drugs awareness workshops and various music workshops from recording to learning to play an instrument. Junior session 4.30-6.30pm aged 8-12. Senior session Year 8 upwards 6.30-8.30pm. Contact: 0151 549 1494 info@centre63.co.uk FOOTBALL COACHING (AGES 4-11) 17:00 – 18:00 Prescot Soccer Centre, Warrington Road, Prescot L35 5AD. Weekly football coaching sessions for boys and girls between 4 and 11 years old. Cost is £3 per person per session. Fully qualified football coaches trained and the emphasis is on fun and learning. Suitable footwear and clothing required as all football coaching will be outdoors. Contact: Barry Lloyd 07825145105 or 0151 443 2795 TUESDAY 8 MAY 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 KNIT & NATTER GROUP - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 14:30 – 15:30 The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Bring along any project you are doing, knitting or crochet. Swap patterns and ideas, make new friends and have a cuppa and a chat. Please ask branch staff for more details or call 443 2086 CHIX WITH STIX 18:00 – 20:00 Heritage Hub, 55 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QH. Come to our FREE knitting and crocheting group every Tuesday. People of any ability are welcome to come and make friends, share their experiences and knowledge, and have some fun! Contact Lynsey 0777 3575856 for further details. RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 16 - ADULT) 19:00 – 20:00 Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Running sessions delivered by Knowsley Harriers Athletics Club for both beginners and more experienced runners. Ages 16+. Free. See www.knowsleyharriers.com/ for further details WEDNESDAY 9 MAY ENVIRONMENTAL TASK DAYS @ HALEWOOD PARK 10:00 – 12:00 Halewood Park, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Halewood Park Volunteers Various practical activities in the great outdoors, including tree and wildflower planting, woodland and pond management and habitat creation. Please call 0151 488 6151 for more information.

LINE DANCING (ADULTS) 10:00 – 11:00 Rebound - Dance, Fitness & Well Being, Huyton Gateway, Huyton, L36 9TE. A Class For Adults of Any Age. A fun way to keep fit for all ages. Price: £3. Contact Rebound Dance & Health, 0151 489 4616 / http://www.reboundcic.co.uk/classes/ AFTER SCHOOL PLAY CLUB - TERM TIME 15:30 – 17:45 Halewood Youth in Community Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT. For ages 4-11 Cost £1 plus 70p for a snack. Contact: Mark Nelson, 0151 486 2865, CLUBBERCISE 19:00 – 20:00 Halewood Youth in Community Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT. Simple & fun dance workout with glow sticks and disco lights to club anthems from 90’s to today’s hits! All welcome - no need to book, just come along. Class price: £4 per person. For more information please contact me, Jo, on 07511180133 or email joanne4399@hotmail.com THURSDAY 10 MAY 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 YOUTH CLUB FOR AGE 12+ 18:30 – 21:30 Halewood Youth in Community Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT. Youth Club for age 12+ - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6.30pm - 9.30pm - 80p Contact: Mark Nelson, 0151 486 2865 FRIDAY 11 MAY MEMORY LANE - KNOWSLEY DEMENTIA CARE SUPPORT 10:00 – 14:00 Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood, L25 9PA. Our aim is to provide emotional & practical support to carers respite groups, functions, advice. We also endeavour to provide stimulating care for those with dementia. On Wednesdays and Fridays we run groups from 10am - 2pm at Arncliffe Sports & Community Centre on Thursdays we run a group from 10am-2pm at the Old School House, St John’s Road, Huyton, L36 0UX PRESCOT SWIMMING CLUB 19:30 – 21:00 Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton, L36 6EG. Prescot Swimming Club was established in 1967 in Prescot, near Liverpool, to promote the teaching of swimming and the coaching of swimmers at all levels of competition. For further information email: info@prescotswimmingclub.org SATURDAY 12 MAY 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. 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 14 MAY WALKING FOR BEGINNERS (HALEWOOD WALKING CLUB) - HALEWOOD 10:00 – 11:00 Halewood Park, Okell Drive. Halewood, L26 7XB. Beginners walking 1 mile (approx. 45 mins) Please call 488 6151 for more information FOOTBALL COACHING (AGES 4-11) 17:00 – 18:00 Prescot Soccer Centre, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5AD. Weekly football coaching sessions for boys and girls between 4 and 11 years old. Cost is £3 per person per session. Fully qualified football coaches trained and the emphasis is on fun and learning. Suitable footwear and clothing required as all football coaching will be outdoors. Contact: Barry Lloyd 07825145105 or 0151 443 2795 TUESDAY 15 MAY GET UP AND MOVE (OVER 50S) 12:00 – 13:00 Roby Community Hub, Merton Crescent, Roby, L36 4LD. Come along, get active and have some fun with our ‘Get up and Move’ gentle exercises to music. Sessions are £2.50 per person. For further details please contact Yvonne Rea 0151 559 3061, yvonnerea@aukmm.org.uk, www.ageuk.org.uk/midmersey. A BREAK WITH A BOOK - STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE 13:00 – 14:30 The Craigs Community Centre, Little Moss Hey, Stockbridge Village, L28 5RL. The Reader invites you to a free group taking place every Tuesday morning at the Craig's Community Centre. 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! BREAKDANCE CLASSES - TESCO COMMUNITY ROOM (AGES 5 - 7) 17:15 – 18:15 Community Room, Tesco Prescot, Cables Retail Park, Stanley Way, Prescot, L34 5NQ. Come along to our fun and fitness Breakdancing session for children aged 5-7 years old. £1 voluntary donation. For more information contact Southmead Children's Centre 0151 443 4531 or visit www.familyvoicesfamilychoices.co.uk KNOWSLEY HARRIERS JUNIOR RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 7-17) 18:00 – 18:45 Kirkby High School, Bracknell Avenue, Southdene, Kirkby, L32 9PP. Athletics track sessions. Track & field based fun sport athletic activities & games session for Junior athletes aged between 7-17 years old. All junior sessions are free, we focus mainly on running with relaxed, fun sessions and games. These sessions are a fun way for children to get active, stay fit, have fun and grow in confidence. If you have any question please get in touch via the contact form on the Harriers website. Our junior sessions are operated under affiliation to ARC (Association of running clubs). Parents must remain at the side of the track for the duration of the session. See

www.knowsleyharriers.com/ for further details VICTORIOUS SECRETS NETBALL TEAM (AGES 16+) 20:00 – 21:00 The Prescot School, Knowsley Park Lane, Prescot L34 3NB. Fun Netball Session suitable for all abilities no experience needed. Ages 16+ £4 per session (Free for 1st timers). Contact Emma Farley farley.emma@icloud.com or follow us on Facebook Victorious Secrets Netball Liverpool or twitter @Victorioussecr8 WEDNESDAY 16 MAY ENVIRONMENTAL TASK DAYS @ HALEWOOD PARK 10:00 – 12:00 Halewood Park, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Halewood Park Volunteers Various practical activities in the great outdoors, including tree and wildflower planting, woodland and pond management and habitat creation. Please call 0151 488 6151 for more information. OLDER PEOPLE’S FUN OLYMPICS - KIRKBY (OVER 55’S) 13:00 – 16:00 Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA. Knowsley Older People’s Fun Olympics (KOPFO) is for you to be active and healthy and have fun at the same time. If you’re over 55, come and join us each week in Knowsley’s fabulous Leisure Centres. KOPFO Weekly sessions involve fun and friendly competition. After five successful years we are now well established as a unique organisation for older people. Please come along to one of the informal weekly practice sessions where you will be made most welcome and quickly become part of the group. Cost £1. For more details on these sessions please contact Geoff Lyon on 0151 430 7710 or email GgeoffLyon@aol.com NORTHWOOD YOUTH CLUB 18:00 – 20:30 Northwood Community Centre, Gilescroft Avenue, Kirkby, L33 9TW. Generic youth club activities including arts and crafts, sports, game station, issue-based provision and youth centred projects. For ages 11 to 19. Cost free. Contact: Joey Fogg: 0151 443 5323, joe.fogg@youthmutual.co.uk W.I.K.E.D. DANCE (AGES 14+) 19:00 – 20:30 The George Howard Centre, Lickers Lane, Whiston, L35 3PN. W.I.K.E.D. is a voluntary run, not for profit, community dance group and our aim is to encourage our children to have fun, whilst keeping fit and meeting new people. All out classes help to build confidence, enhance coordination and encourage fitness and there are no competitions, no expensive uniform and no contracts. Just lots and lots of fun. Contact Helen 07954134599 or Julie 07828092219 for further details. THURSDAY 17 MAY ADVANCED WALKING - STADT MOERS 12:15 – 15:30 Stadt Moers Park Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG. Advanced walking 4-6 miles (approx. 3 hours) Please call 489 1239 for more information STREETWISE KOREAN MARTIAL ART - MASTER D. JONES (AGES 4+) 19:00 – 20:30 Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA. Korean martial art for self defence and Olympic sport. Ages 4+ Master grade instruction 5th Dan Master Grade. Registered B.T.C.B. Recognised by International Olympic Committee (I.O.C) Contact: 0751 5386593 FRIDAY 18 MAY AFTER SCHOOL PLAY CLUB - TERM TIME


May 2018 9 15:30 – 17:45 Halewood Youth in Community Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT. For ages 4-11 Cost £1 plus 70p for a snack. Contact: Mark Nelson, 0151 486 2865 WESTVALE YOUTH CLUB 18:15 – 20:45 Westvale Community and Youth Centre, Richard Hesketh Drive, Kirkby, L32 0TZ. Generic youth club activities including arts and crafts, sports, game station, issue-based provision and youth centred projects. For ages 11 to 19. Cost free. Contact: Joey Fogg: 0151 443 5323, joe.fogg@youthmutual.co.uk MONDAY 21 MAY CARDIAC REHAB WALKS AT COURT HEY PARK 13:00 – 15:00 Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Huyton, Liverpool, L16 3NA. Approx. 1 mile (45 minutes walks) For more information call the South Huyton ranger on 0151 443 3114 or 07771550843. OUR PLACE YOUTH CLUB 18:15 – 20:45 Our Place, Longview Drive, Huyton L36 6EG. Youth club You can get involved at any of our youth clubs in positive activities; you will meet new friends, develop new skills and be able to contribute positively to your community. Contact details - 0151 443 5323 Ste Blackhurst TUESDAY 22 MAY GET UP AND MOVE (OVER 50S) 12:00 – 13:00 Roby Community Hub, Merton Crescent, Roby, L36 4LD. Come along, get active and have some fun with our ‘Get up and Move’ gentle exercises to music. Sessions are £2.50 per person. For further details please contact Yvonne Rea 0151 559 3061, yvonnerea@aukmm.org.uk, www.ageuk.org.uk/midmersey. Organised by Age UK - Mid Mersey. To support our work please text AUKM22 to 700070 followed by the donation amount. KNIT & NATTER GROUP - HALEWOOD LIBRARY 14:30 – 15:30 The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH. Bring along any project you are doing, knitting or crochet. Swap patterns and ideas, make new friends and have a cuppa and a chat. Please ask branch staff for more details or call 443 2086 CHIX WITH STIX 18:00 – 20:00 Heritage Hub, 55 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34 5QH. Come to our FREE knitting and crocheting group every Tuesday. People of any ability are welcome to come and make friends, share their experiences and knowledge, and have some fun! Contact Lynsey 0777 3575856 for further details. RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 16 - ADULT) HALEWOOD 19:00 – 20:00 Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Road running sessions delivered by Knowsley Harriers Athletics Club for both beginners and more experienced runners. Ages 16+. Free. See www.knowsleyharriers.com/ for further details WEDNESDAY 23 MAY LINE DANCING (ADULTS) 10:00 – 11:00 Rebound - Dance, Fitness & Well Being, Huyton Gateway, Huyton, L36 9TE. A Class For Adults of Any Age. A fun way to keep fit for all ages. Price: £3. Contact Rebound Dance & Health, 0151 489 4616 / http://www.reboundcic.co.uk/classes/ JAM CLUB (RECEPTION - YEAR 6) 15:30 – 17:00 St Mary’s, Hillingden Avenue, Halewood L26 9TY. Doors open 3pm for toast & juice. This club is for all primary school children Reception - Year 6 and we play games, do crafts, singing, drama

and team building, as well as looking at Bible Stories and morals. All our clubs are FREE and inclusive of all faiths. Contact Natasia Bullock 07867 489463 or email halewoodchurchcw@gmail.com for any more information. LIVERPOOL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY - WEEKLY PUBLIC MEETING AT THE LEIGHTON OBSERVATORY 19:00 – 21:00 Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill, Cronton, WA8 5QW. Weekly public meetings are held every Wednesday evening (except at Christmas week), between 19:00 (7 PM) and 21:00 (9 PM) local time (e.g. 7pm BST in summer, 7pm UTC in winter) in the Liverpool Astronomical Society’s Leighton Observatory. Children who wish to visit must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. If you have any questions about our public Weekly Meetings, please contact us via the Forums, or contact the Director of the Observatory. http://liverpoolas.org/ THURSDAY 24 MAY 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 RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 16 - ADULT) HALEWOOD 19:00 – 20:00 Halewood Environment Centre, Okell Drive, Halewood, L26 7XB. Road running sessions delivered by Knowsley Harriers Athletics Club for both beginners and more experienced runners. Ages 16+. Free. See www.knowsleyharriers.com/ for further details FRIDAY 25 MAY MEMORY LANE - KNOWSLEY DEMENTIA CARE SUPPORT 10:00 – 14:00 Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre, Arncliffe Road, Halewood, L25 9PA. Our aim is to provide emotional and practical support to carers respite groups, functions, advice. We also endeavour to provide stimulating care for those with dementia. On Wednesdays and Fridays we run groups from 10am - 2pm at Arncliffe Sports & Community Centre,. On Thursdays we run a group from 10am-2pm at the Old School House, St John's Road, Huyton, L36 0UX. Contact details: 07858 032 490, kdcsmemorylane@live.co.uk MONDAY 28 MAY ADVANCED WALKING - MILL DAM PARK 10:00 – 13:00 Kirkby Mill Dam Park, Play & Environment Centre, Mill Lane, Kirkby, L32 2AU. Advanced walking 4-6 miles (approx. 3 hours) Call 489 1239 if you have any questions. FOOTBALL COACHING (AGES 4-11) 17:00 – 18:00 Prescot Soccer Centre, Warrington Road, Prescot, L35 5AD. Weekly football coaching sessions for boys and girls between 4 and 11 years old. Cost is £3 per person per session. Fully qualified football coaches trained and the emphasis is on fun and learning. Suitable footwear and clothing required as all football coaching will be outdoors. Contact: Barry Lloyd 07825145105 or 0151 443 2795 TUESDAY 29 MAY PEDAL AWAY - HEALTH ON WHEELS @ COURT HEY PARK 10:00 – 13:30 Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Knowsley, Liverpool, L16 3NA. Cycle ride along Liverpool Loop Line. Please note that bikes and helmets can be hired (suggested donation £3), please arrive early as limited number. For more information please contact: Lou Henderson 0789 399725

KNOWSLEY HARRIERS JUNIOR RUNNING SESSIONS (AGES 7-17) 18:00 – 18:45 Kirkby High School, Bracknell Avenue, Southdene, Kirkby, L32 9PP. Athletics track sessions. Track & field based fun sport athletic activities & games session for Junior athletes aged between 7-17 years old. All junior sessions are free, we focus mainly on running with relaxed, fun sessions and games. These sessions are a fun way for children to get active, stay fit, have fun and grow in confidence. If you have any question please get in touch via the contact form on the Harriers website. Our junior sessions are operated under affiliation to ARC (Association of running clubs). Parents must remain at the side of the track for the duration of the session. See www.knowsleyharriers.com/ for further details STREETWISE KOREAN MARTIAL ART - MASTER D. JONES (AGES 4+) 19:00 – 20:30 Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA. Korean martial art for self defence and Olympic sport. Ages 4+ Master grade instruction 5th Dan Master Grade. Registered B.T.C.B. Recognised by International Olympic Committee (I.O.C) Contact: 0751 5386593 WEDNESDAY 30 MAY OLDER PEOPLE'S FUN OLYMPICS - KIRKBY (OVER 55'S) 13:00 – 16:00 Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA. Knowsley Older People's Fun Olympics (KOPFO) is for you to be active and healthy and have fun at the same time. If you're over 55, come and join us each week in Knowsley's fabulous Leisure Centres. KOPFO Weekly sessions involve fun and friendly competition. After five successful years we are now well established as a unique organisation for older people. Please come

along to one of the informal weekly practice sessions where you will be made most welcome and quickly become part of the group. Cost £1. For more details on these sessions please contact Geoff Lyon on 0151 430 7710 or email GgeoffLyon@aol.com LITTLE MOVERS (AGES 4-7) 16:00 – 17:00 Rebound - Dance, Fitness & Well Being, Huyton Gateway, Huyton, L36 9TE. For Children Aged 4-7. A fun dance class. Price: £3 or any two for £5/week. Contact Rebound Dance & Health, 0151 489 4616 / http://www.reboundcic.co.uk/classes/ CLUBBERCISE - BRINGING A NIGHT OUT TO YOUR WORKOUT 19:00 – 20:00 Halewood Youth in Community Centre, Lichfield Road, Halewood, L26 1TT. Simple & fun dance workout with glow sticks and disco lights to club anthems from 90's to today's hits! All welcome - no need to book, just come along. Class price: £4 per person. For more information please contact me, Jo, on 07511180133 or email joanne4399@hotmail.com THURSDAY 31 MAY BEGINNERS WALKING - STADT MOERS 11:00 – 12:00 Stadt Moers Park Environment Centre, Pottery Lane, Whiston, L35 3RG. nBeginners walking 1miles (approx.45 minutes) Please call 489 1239 for more information STREETWISE KOREAN MARTIAL ART - MASTER D. JONES (AGES 4+) 19:00 – 20:30 Kirkby Leisure Centre, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, L32 8SA. Korean martial art for self defence and Olympic sport. Ages 4+ Master grade instruction 5th Dan Master Grade. Registered B.T.C.B. Recognised by International Olympic Committee (I.O.C) Contact: 0751 5386593


10 May 2018

3,195 emergency food supplies given to local people in last year, Knowsley Foodbank reveals

CRISIS HELP STILL ON THE RISE Between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018, 3,195 three-day emergency food supplies were provided to 8,149 local people in crisis by Knowsley Foodbank, compared to 7,885 in the previous year. Of the 8,149 people helped this year, 3,713 of these were children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has reported a UK-wide increase foodbank use, believes the local increase is due to people struggling with continued issues with benefit payments; benefit delays; insecure work, and the closure of local charities offering crisis support. Knowsley Foodbank shares the concerns of foodbanks in full Universal Credit rollout areas, highlighted this week by The Trussell Trust in a new report about the difficulties some people are experiencing, and is preparing for Universal Credit rollout in Knowsley next month. They will monitor any impact of the initial wait, the lack of available statutory support, the inability of Universal Credit payments to cover the cost of living, and poor administration. As part of a national network campaigning for change, the foodbank is working hard to offer practical

emergency support to help prevent people affected going hungry, whilst simultaneously participating in vital research and raising awareness about the issues local people are facing. Sue Torpey, Foodbank Manager of Knowsley Foodbank said: “We don’t want to be here forever. No one in Knowsley should need a foodbank’s help and we want to see an end to local people needing emergency food at all. “It doesn’t have to be this way - with a benefits system that catches people before they fall into crisis, and secure work that provides people with enough money to cover the cost of essentials, this is possible. “But until that time, we’ll continue to provide vital support when it matters most - we’re dedicated to ensuring that people in our community with no money for food are able to access emergency support, and that has only been possible in the last year because of the incredible generosity shown by local people in donating food, time and funds. Thank you.”

KNOWSLEY CARE HOME HOSTS OPEN DAY ADULT CLASSES Line Dancing A Class For Adults of Any Age - A fun way to keep fit for all ages. At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £3 Time: Wed 10-11am Yoga A Class For Adults of Any Age - A gentle Hatha Yoga class. At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £4 Time: Mon 11.15-12.15pm Thurs 6-7pm Nifty 50’s For Adults Aged 50 + - Low impact class At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £3 Time: Mon 10 - 11am

CHILDRENS CLASSES Rebound Youth Dance Prescot For Children Aged 8 + - An exciting dance class of various styles. At: Tesco Community space, In store at Tesco Prescot. Price: £3.50 Time: Mon 4.30-5.30 pm Rebound Kidz For Children Aged 8 and over - An exciting dance class of various styles. At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £3.50 or any two for £6/week Time: Thurs 4-5 pm Little Movers For Children Aged 4-7 - A fun dance class At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £3.50 Time: Wed 4 - 5pm Street Dance For Children Aged 8+ - A class that’s fast and funky At: Huyton Gateway. Price: £3.50 or any two for £6/week Time: Thurs 5 - 6pm

HC-One’s Fazakerley House, John Joseph Powell, Kirkby House, Knowsley Manor, Roby House and Roby Lodge Care Homes within the Knowsley area, welcomed the local community to celebrate the sixth annual care home open day in style. Care home open day is a national event that gives local people the opportunity to learn more about the services at the heart of their community. This year’s theme is ‘Linking Our Community’, and HC-One decided to launch a ‘big sing’, with HC-One homes across the country forming their own choirs with residents, their loved ones, colleagues and neighbours. The choirs sang ‘You Are My Sunshine’ at the same time, creating a ‘big sing’ that brings HC-One homes across the country together in unison. The family of HC-One homes across the UK took part in activities throughout the day, with all the homes making the most of the lovely weather with afternoon tea in the garden, entertainment, stalls and tombola. Residents enjoyed a glass

of lager or prosecco while listening to music, which ranged from jazz to motown to some golden oldies with many residents enjoying a good old boogie to end the day! HC-One Area Director, Melanie Benson, said: “All our residents and staff had a

wonderful day as we welcome visitors old and new into our homes. “Thank you to all who came to take part in care home open day with us. We all had a wonderful time sitting and chatting with our neighbours. “Residents at John Joseph

Powell enjoyed a visit from the Mayor of Prescot Cllr Jennifer Chadwick, while residents at Roby House (pictured above), welcomed Liverpool’s Town Crier which made the day even more special for residents.”


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Education News Calling all Primary Schools in the Merseyside area

LAUNCH OF LIVERPOOL PEACE PROMS 2019 Following the huge success of Peace Proms over the last two years, we are delighted to launch Liverpool Peace Proms 2019. Peace Proms is a free music education resource for Primary Schools which culminates in a large-scale performance for choirs and orchestra at the Echo Arena, Liverpool in January. The programme promotes ‘peace through music’ and already engages almost 30,000 children from 500 schools throughout the UK, Northern Ireland and Ireland, giving them the opportunity to sing in a large-scale production with a choir of up to 4,000 and a full symphony youth orchestra. Peace Proms is for all primary school choirs whether established or starting out. The musical programme is tailor made to ensure it is fun and engaging for children aged between 8 and 12 years; it fulfills important educational requirements and is very rewarding to teach. The end performance is an inspirational and

thrilling experience for choirs, teachers, parents and audiences alike! The Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland CBOI is Ireland’s most celebrated and award winning youth orchestra, and will be the featured Orchestra for Liverpool Peace Proms 2019. The CBOI has performed to sell out audiences at many major venues throughout the world including Carnegie Hall New York; the Royal Albert Hall, London; and the Oriental Arts Centre Shanghai. Peace Proms 2019 will be conducted by internationally acclaimed UK music educator Greg Beardsell who is renowned for his extraordinary ability to lead powerful and exhilarating performances. Peace Proms 2019 will bring a shared love for music and passion for peace to ever-greater numbers of children, schools, communities and live audiences throughout the UK and Ireland. Register your school’s interest today www.peaceproms.com

MINI SHAKESPEARE GLOBE IN HUYTON

St Margaret Mary’s Junior School in Huyton is building its own replica of the world famous Shakespearean Globe Theatre. Inspired by the plans for the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot and a visit to the reconstruction of Shakespeare’s Globe on the Southbank in London, the timber framed structure is being built in the school playground by the very talented Simon Lyon, a local contractor. Once completed, the theatre will include a performance stage and seating for 120 people as well as a magnificent thatched roof. It will help to support the children’s learning and development through drama, performance and the works of Shakespeare himself and will be used as an outdoor classroom for lessons and for performances throughout the year. It will also be made available for other local schools and the wider community to use. Marcella Armstrong, headteacher at St Margaret Mary’s Junior School said: “We’re really excited about our replica globe theatre. It is a great addition to our school and will be a platform for the development of language and communication and the whole curriculum. “We want our theatre to raise interest and involvement in Shakespeare and with the planned Shakespeare North

Playhouse in Prescot it is a great time to encourage our pupils and the wider community to get involved. “The encouragement and praise we have received for the project has been heartfelt and very welcome, along with the recognition that we are the only school in the country to have embarked on such an inspirational project.” Ian Tabbron interim chief executive of the Shakespeare North Playhouse said: “We are delighted to see how inspired St Margaret Mary’s pupils have been by our new playhouse in Prescot which is focused on education, language and performance and will be at the heart of the community. “It is a bold and imaginative scheme which we know will provide great benefits for learning and personal development for all the students and their families. “We look forward to being a partner with the many future Shakespeare inspired projects across Knowsley!” The project has also attracted international recognition from as far afield as Australia and has received visits from Dr Peter McCurdy, architect and project manager of the globe in London and Dr Mike Yates, project manager and architect of Shakespeare North Playhouse. It is expected that work on the replica theatre will be completed by September 2018.

Right: St Margaret Marys Shakesperian Globe Theatre. Below: Back row (Left to right) Elspeth Graham, Mike Yates, Peter McCurdy, Sue Lyon, Simon Lyon. Front row (left to right) John Flaherty, Marcella Armstrong


12 May 2018

Education News

ANIMAL ENCOUNTER! ST JOHN BOSCO BRINGS THE RAINFOREST TO LIFE Year 9 students at St John Bosco Arts College were greeted by some new classmates in the form of creepy crawlies and reptiles. Snakes, millipedes, African hedgehogs, frogs and stick insects were some of the animals taking over the Croxteth school as it opened its doors to Animals Take Over, a North West company offering animal handling workshops. Animals Take Over offers fun and educational animal handling workshops and exciting animal parties which are suitable for all ages and abilities. Its school workshops are linked to the national curriculum and include topics such as nocturnal animals, rainforest, minibeasts, habitats, classification & lifecycles. The informative session gave the students a hands-on rainforest experience and allowed them to look at, touch and hold a selection of animals, some of which, they might never get to see in everyday life. Specialist animal handlers were on hand to talk through the animals, explain more about their natural habitat and host

a Q&A session. During the day, the girls also learnt about concepts such as food chains and evolutionary adaption in the rainforest. The visit was organised by geography subject leader Joseph Brennan and geography teacher Amy Armstrong. The pair wanted to give students a hands-on, engaging geography lesson which brought the topic of the rainforest to life. The day was also a great opportunity to support the company’s charity work in conserving rainforest animals and start discussions about endangered species and deforestation. Joseph Brennan said: “We might not be able to take our students in to the rainforest, so we thought we would bring the rainforest to them! Being able to touch and hear the animals really brought the topic to life and the girls absolutely loved the experience. “They met new animals such as Snuffles the African Pygmy hedgehog and discovered more about the rich diversity of life in a real Amazon rainforest. Thank you to Animals Take Over for such an exciting visit!”

Rainford Sixth Form student wins national translation competition Luke Botcherby, a student at Rainford Sixth Form, has triumphed at Manchester Metropolitan University’s national Spanish translation competition. As part of its outreach to secondary schools, MMU’s department of languages, information and communications organise an annual Spanish translation competition aimed at A-level students. This year, students received a copy of an original children’s story ‘La manía de la rana rockera’, written by Pedro Pablo Sacristán. In order to be successful in the competition, the candidates had to translate the whole story from Spanish into English, demonstrating a solid grasp of the Spanish language. The finished translation had to be grammatically accurate, and yet retain the original style and meaning. Luke said: “I was thrilled

to find out that I had won Manchester Metropolitan University’s translation competition. “I decided to enter it as I have always found translation an interesting concept and wanted to discover if it was as exhilarating as it seemed. “The fact that my work could potentially be published was also a highly motivating factor. “Translating the story did present some challenges, including manipulating the vocabulary to suit the target audience of young children.

“Winning this competition has certainly whet my appetite for studying translation at university in the future, and I hope that I have inspired other students in my school to take part next year.” Rainford’s modern foreign languages department were equally as delighted with Luke’s achievement. They noted that his success is a real credit to his conscientious attitude, highlighting his motivation to go above and beyond in his language studies.


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14 May 2018

TEACHERS FROM KNOWSLEY HOST AMERICAN DELEGATION Stockbridge Village Primary School in Knowsley has played host to a delegation of teachers from America who want to learn from and share best practice around primary education in the UK. The group of teachers has travelled from Vermont, along with staff from the University of New Hampshire. The aim of the visit is to experience UK education and given Stockbridge Village Primary School’s ‘Good’ Ofsted inspection, with early years provision being rated as ‘Outstanding’, there is a lot to learn from the knowledge and experience of staff along with the policies, procedures and practices being delivered at the school. As well as meeting staff and having a tour of the excellent learning environments, the teachers from Vermont will also experience the high-quality of teaching and learning being delivery firsthand by attending lessons too. Jan Smyth, acting headteacher at Stockbridge Village Primary School, said: “I’m delighted to welcome the teaching delegation from Vermont who want to learn from and experience the UK education system. “We have dedicated staff, governors, pupils and parents who all work together

to ensure the very best learning environment and outcomes for our children and I’m delighted to share our work with them.” Rob DeCicco from the Vermont Group

said: “I was amazed with the work happening here at Stockbridge Village Primary. I enjoyed meeting the students and staff and feel there is much to learn here.”

Pictured above: Jan Smyth (acting headteacher) – second left - and Alex Borrill (acting deputy headteacher) – far left - from Stockbridge Village Primary school with the teachers from Vermont, USA.


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RESTAURANT CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN AIMS TO RAISE £50K IN 24 HOURS An ambitious restaurant crowdfunding campaign to raise £50,000 in 24 hours will get underway later this month. Chef Gary Usher, who previously raised more than £200,000 for his Wreckfish venue in Liverpool city centre, is looking to generate the cash for his fifth venture in Prescot. At 7pm on 29 May Gary and his team will get the Kickstarter initiative underway to secure funds for Pinion, which plans to serve bistro dishes such as beef braise with truffle and parmesan chips and a classic tart for dessert. Ahead of the campaign to raise the bumper amount, Gary said: “Prescot has an incredible sense of community with some amazing people who are so proud of where they come from. It’s been through some hard times but with plans to regenerate the area, myself and the team are hoping to bring a really great little bistro to Prescot and be part of something bigger than just a business. “Why 24 hours? It seems crazy, but because the building is completely empty, we really need to get going so it’s open for the summer.

“We’ve also totally changed how we’re approaching this Kickstarter campaign. I think there should be complete transparency in crowdfunding, which is why we’ll be offering monetary pledges this time around, instead of meal vouchers. It means that your 50 quid pledge, will be exactly 50 quid in the restaurant. We’re also making sure everyone gets their vouchers in less than a week, just like any normal voucher purchase.” Like the other restaurants in the Elite Bistro’s group, Pinion will serve freshly baked bread and humble, bistro dishes, such as a beef braise with truffle and parmesan chips and a classic tart for dessert. The entrepreneurial chef, whose other restaurants include Sticky Walnut in Chester, Burnt Truffle in Heswall and Hispi in Manchester, says supporters will be rewarded for their pledges with money to spend in the new restaurant once it’s open. Gary’s Wreckfish crowdfunder in May 2017 attracted support from 1,522 backers, and broke the record for the most money raised for a restaurant in a UK crowdfunding campaign.

BELLWAY CONFIRMS Green Party support World 87 NEW HOMES Autism Awareness Week IN ROBY Bellway Homes has acquired more than eight acres of land on Rupert Road in Roby for a new residential development. Known as Nutwood, inspired by the fictional children’s cartoon character Rupert the Bear (who lived with his parents in a house in Nutwood), the new development will comprise a total of 87 high quality new build homes. Meeting the region’s housing requirements, Bellway Homes will be providing a superb range of three bedroom and four bedroom detached properties at Nutwood, which will appeal to first-time-buyers, families and those looking to downsize. With modern lifestyles in mind, the properties will feature contemporary openplan kitchen diners, separate lounges and en suite shower rooms to the master bedrooms. Each house will also benefit from a garage or

off-road parking. Jenny Bell, sales director at Bellway Homes, said: “We are thrilled to announce our plans to build in Roby, delivering much needed high quality homes. “The development will offer a broad selection of expertly designed properties, which we are confident will attract local buyers from Roby as well as those from further afield.” In addition to the new residential development, Bellway Homes will make a significant financial contribution of £75,000 towards the Bowring Park restoration programme, which includes improvements to pathways and vehicular routes in the locality. Construction on site will start in spring, with a sales launch expected in the summer. The opening of the stunning showhomes will follow later this year.

Pictured are Michelle O’Brien, Denise Leyland, Debby Woodcock, Kai Taylor, Pat Cook and Joanne Burke.

Prescot Green Party councillors, Kai Taylor, Joanne Burke and Pat Cook fundraised £600 during World Autism Awareness Week. They presented Plan B’s Paula & Drew Thompson who co-ordinate a social communication and activity programme for adults aged 18-30 with Autism Spectrum Conditions with a cheque for £300. They also presented a cheque for £300 to Michelle O’Brien from the Autism Friendship Club for children which is based at the Shining Light Centre in Sutton. Kai Taylor said: “We are in awe of the people who organise and facilitate these groups and wanted to show our support albeit in a very small way”.


16 May 2018

KNOWSLEY BMX HOSTS SUCCESSFUL REGIONAL SERIES EVENT On Sunday 15 April Knowsley BMX Club hosted the second round of the 2018 North Region BMX Series. Around 355 riders, from novice to elite class competed over an exciting day of BMX racing at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park. This is the second of nine regional BMX race events to be held at tracks throughout the North of England in 2018, leading to the British Championships, and North Region Championships at the end of the Summer. Riders came from far afield including Bradford, Isle of Man, Leeds, Derby and Knowsley’s own club Knowsley BMX Club. The event was free of charge with food and drink stalls as well as a raffle for some excellent prizes on the day. Terry Noon a coach from Knowsley BMX Club,

said: “The event was hosted wholly by volunteers and was a great success. “From a club point of view it is always great when the volunteer team come together to hold such a great event. It was also great to see how the club has grown with more than 30 riders representing the club, our biggest participation in a race event yet. “As a coach it is amazing to see the hard work the kids put being rewarded with some great effort and results for everyone who raced. We are an inclusive club with members from four years of age to 50+. “We welcome anyone to come along and give it a go, we train Tuesday’s from 6pm-8.30pm with Coaching from 6.15-7.15pm, bike and protective equipment can be hired from the leisure centre”.


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Knowsley BMX rider George Gerrard in full flight

A close finish for Daniel Bates

“I enjoyed that� Sammy Usher

KNOWSLEY BMX ON THE CHARGE

The chase is on for Lennon Johnston (868)

A great performance from Thomas Marsh

Cian Brown cruises to the finish

Braiden Ogilvie (701) and Thomas March (536) wait for the start

A valiant effort from Lennon Johnston


18 May 2018

AWARD CELEBRATION FOR LIFE-CHANGING WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAMME This fantastic group of young adults were once again celebrating their personal successes as they reflected on how far they’ve each come, thanks to a work placement programme for people with learning disabilities or difficulties. Working in various roles across Knowsley Council the employees settled so well into their jobs, quickly becoming valued members of their teams, that they even scooped a joint award at last year’s Knowsley Business Awards. The Knowsley Supported Internship Programme saw the 11 young adults start work with the council in 2016, working in services including security, business support and catering. For many, it was their first ever experience of paid employment, giving them more personal independence and a chance to develop skills and confidence that they may not have had before. As a result of their own determination and commitment, and with support from Knowsley Community College tutors, a council mentor and their colleagues, each one of the intake proved their value within their workplace and soon became important members of their teams. With nine of the group going on to secure employment at the end of their 12 month placements, and two others choosing volunteering roles, the icing on the cake came when the whole group picked up a joint ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ at the Knowsley Business Awards in November. Now each of them has been presented with a replica of the award, so that they

can all be reminded of their achievements as part of the first cohort of the Knowsley Supported Internship Programme. The group were reunited at a celebration event last week where they picked up their awards and several spoke movingly to the gathered guests to explain what impact the opportunity to

take up an internship with the council had had on their lives, and how much they appreciated the support of their tutors, mentors and colleagues. Anthony Cunningham, who completed the programme in September 2017 and then secured employment with the council’s Transport Services, said: “The programme has had such a positive

impact on me – it has given me the skills and confidence to gain employment as well as making lots of new friends. I really enjoy coming into work each morning”. A second group of 10 young adults also began their work placements last September and the council hopes that the experience will be just as successful for them, too.

ENJOY A GREAT DAY OUT AT PRESCOT’S ELIZABETHAN FAYRE Prescot’s wonderful heritage will be celebrated with the return of the popular Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 2 June from 11am until 4pm. The town centre will play host to medieval music, dance, arts and crafts in a recreation of its famous Tudor fayres. A colourful parade around the town centre will launch the festivities at 11am. There will be performances by Mucky Mountains Morris dancers and fayre-goers will have the chance to try out this traditional dance. There will also be Tudor dancing which visitors can join in with too! Visitors will be able to try their hand at many free traditional crafts including willow making, candle making, calligraphy and wood turning. A living history village

complete with blacksmith and apothecary will transport people back to the era and to everyday Tudor life. There’ll also be the chance to try out some archery with Now Strike Archery, the people behind the village. Prescot’s important place in the history of Elizabethan drama will be celebrated on the day. At that time the town was the site of the only freestanding purpose built Elizabethan theatre outside of London. The scale model of the new Shakespeare North Playhouse, due to open in 2020, will be on display as part of its tour around the borough. In further celebration of Shakespeare’s links with the town there will be short ‘pop up’ performances of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ and

‘Midsummers Night Dream’. MATE productions spellbinding performances will take place at 3pm in the church’s woodland garden. Tickets are available to purchase from Mate’s website: http://mateproductions.co.uk/ or from JJ's Closet, 11 Leyland St, Prescot, £6 for adults and £4 for children under 16. There will also be birds of prey demonstrations, exotic animals and native species for visitors to handle as well as circus skills workshops. Guided historic walks leave will leave from Prescot Parish Church at 12pm and 2pm, and again this year Prescot Parish Church will host tours of the church through the day. A traditional hog roast and refreshments will be available to purchase in the church hall meeting room.

The Fayre will take place in and around Prescot Town Centre, Eccleston Street and Prescot Parish Church on Church Street from 11am to

4pm with free admission. The Producers’ Market and Arts, Crafts and Gift Fair will take place on the same day.


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20 May 2018

Lifestyle HEALTHY EATING Healthy breakfasts (for people who hate breakfast) ‘Apple pie’ porridge Serves: 1 adult Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Calories per portion: 315kcal (1,318kJ) Ingredients 50g porridge oats 200ml semi-skimmed milk 1 medium dessert apple, diced Pinch of cinnamon This is a warm, comforting porridge spiced up with the classic flavours of a homemade apple pie.

Throw all the ingredients into a saucepan. Heat and stir until boiling, then lower the heat and simmer gently for five minutes, stirring often. Spoon the porridge into a serving bowl and add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Or you could try Muesli, fresh fruit and low-fat yoghurt: fruit added to your muesli counts towards your 5 A Day. Low-fat yoghurt provides calcium and protein, but watch out for the sugar content. Go for muesli with no added sugar. Porridge with mashed banana and dried blueberries: put oats and a handful of dried blueberries in a bowl, and add semi-skimmed milk. Heat in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every so often. When cooked, stir in the mashed banana, which is a healthier substitute for sugar or honey. For the best results, use a very ripe banana.

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Keeping his focus Luis finds his dream job After moving to the UK from Portugal, Luis really wanted to take on his dream job of becoming a Personal Trainer. With Luis just moving to Liverpool, all the options for him to be able to do a course and complete the qualification were just so expensive - until he came across Bodyfocus. Bodyfocus provide government funded courses in the health and fitness sector. Bodyfocus decided to enrol Luis on one of their traineeships. He studied in our training and education centre for the two week, level 2 diploma program (one of many courses available). Luis completed the course and successfully gained the qualification. Bodyfocus then got Luis a placement in the local Sports Direct Fitness gym where the staff and clients loved him. He was originally only meant to be completing 200 hours placement in the gym but Sports Direct Fitness chose to keep him on as a permanent member of staff. He then continued his studies with us and now he is a fully qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer who is very successful with Sports Direct. We were so happy to help Luis and continue to help and support all our students everyday

Luis said: “After moving to England from Portugal I needed help in getting my dream job and qualified as a Personal Trainer. “The traineeship I did with Bodyfocus helped me get the qualifications I needed and then got my work placement with Sports Direct Fitness. Now I have a permanent position as a Personal Trainer here”.


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Monday CROXTETH Porchfield Community Centre Porchfield Close, Off Storrington Avenue 5PM & 7PM Natalie 07928 023090

FAZAKERLEY Our Lady of Sorrows Pirrie Road 5.00pm & 7.00pm Jan 07954 714567 Wednesday

HUYTON Roby Community Hub Centre Merton Crescent 4.30pm & 6.30pm Vicky 07507 848706

DOVECOT (HUYTON) St Margaret Mary’s Social Club, Pilch Lane 9.30am, 4.00pm & 6.00pm Julie 07779 538790

KIRKBY (SOUTHDENE) Southdene Community Centre, Broad Lane 4.30pm & 6.30pm Jenny 07734 224138

FAZAKERLEY Our Lady of Sorrows Pirrie Road 5.30pm Jan 07954 714567

HUYTON The Old School House St John’s Road 6.30pm Zara 07854 721185

FAZAKERLEY Federation Community Centre Opposite library Formosa Drive L10 7LR 5.00pm & 6.30pm Eileen 07742 424767

Tuesday ECCLESTON St James Church Hall St Helens Road 9.00am, 11.00am, 4.30pm & 6.30pm Lynn 07739 167051 KIRKBY The Kirkby Leisure Centre Cherryfield Drive 9.30am & 11.00am Eileen 07742 424767 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

HALEWOOD Hollies Hall, Hollies Road 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.00pm & 7.00pm Kate 07966 260632 KIRKBY (NORTHWOOD) St Mary’s Parochial Club Kennelwood Avenue 4.30pm & 6.30pm Susan 07546 148204 PRESCOT St Pauls Parish Church Bryer Road 4.30pm & 6.30pm Lisa 07720 979915 CROXTETH Porchfield Community Centre Off Storrington Avenue 5.30pm Shenley 07803 524716

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KIRKBY (WESTVALE) Holy Angels Social Club Sidney Powell Avenue 4.00pm & 6.00pm Susan 07546 148204

PRESCOT Prescot Town Hall Warrington Road 8.00am & 10.00am Lynn 07739 167051

CROXTETH PARK Rhys Jones Centre Langley Close 5.00pm & 7.00pm Dawn Tel: 07732 845118

KNOWSLEY The Suites Hotel Ribblers Lane 8.00am & 10.00am Zara 07854 721185

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

NORRIS GREEN St Christophers Church Hall Lorenzo Drive 8.30am Debbie 07774 699694

Friday HALEWOOD New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre Lakenheath Road 9.30am Kate 07966 260632 DOVECOT (HUYTON) St Margaret Marys Social Club Pilch Lane 7.30am & 9.30am Julie 07779 538790

FAZAKERLEY Fazakerley Federation Formosa Road 8.30am, 10.30am Jenny 07734 224138 BELLE VALE Gateacre Comprehensive School Hedgefield Road, Belle Vale 9.00am Graeme 07775 918576


22 May 2018

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

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK Mental Health awareness week runs from 14 to 20 May. This year’s theme is stress and with the busy lives people now lead, it’s not surprising that approximately 16 million people nationally experience a mental health problem each year and stress is a key factor in this. Life changes such as moving house, getting married or coping with bereavement can all cause stress. So too can problems such as unemployment, poor housing, noisy neighbours, relationship problems and difficulties at work. All too often we have too many things on our ‘to do list’, which can make us feel overwhelmed and pressured and this can easily turn into stress. Everyone’s stress triggers are different, and everyone reacts differently to stress. It can affect how you think, feel, behave and how your body works. Common signs of stress include sleeping problems, sweating, craving for food or loss of appetite, difficulty concentrating, anxiety, irritability, low self-esteem, constant worry, a bad temper and headaches. You can’t always stop the stress from happening, but how you react to it is really important. Everybody has a time when they feel at their best. Identify your best time (you may be a morning or an afternoon person) and use it to carry out important tasks that need the most energy and concentration. Make a list of things you have to do on any given day. These are your priorities - everything else can be left until later. Arrange these priorities in order of importance and try to stick to that order. Once you’ve finished a task, take some time to relax and remember to reflect on what you’ve achieved that day. Don’t spend time about worrying about what still needs to be done. Keeping active, such as going for a walk, can also help to have a positive impact on your mood. To find out more, visit www.mentalhealth.org.uk

NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting the first ever Diabetes Prevention Week NHS Knowsley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been supporting the first ever Diabetes Prevention Week to raise awareness of Type 2 diabetes and the complications that come with the condition. In partnership with Public Health England and NHS England; it’s estimated that more than five million people in England are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but it can still be preventable with simple lifestyle changes. Dr Mike Merriman, Knowsley GP and Diabetes CRG Chair said: “Knowsley CCG is proud to support and promote the National Diabetes Prevention Campaign and is working closely with its stakeholder to support the campaign locally. “Within Knowsley, diabetes diagnosis is above the national average, to ensure the continued management of this we have a range of services in place to support the prevention, diagnosis, education and care management of

diabetes. “If you are high risk of developing type 2 diabetes the CCG encourages its community to use the resources available to them to help prevent developing type 2 diabetes.” Anyone can develop type 2 diabetes but those in the following groups are at a higher risk: • People who are overweight • Those of South Asian, African-Caribbean or BlackAfrican descent • Men • If there is family history of diabetes • People with high blood pressure If you are concerned about developing diabetes, ask your doctor or practice nurse for a blood test to check your blood sugar levels and make enquiries about local support services. Go to https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start to get an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SKIN CANCER? May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Macmillan Cancer Support is encouraging people to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. There are two main types of skin cancer: non-melanoma and melanoma. Around 136,000 cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are diagnosed in the UK each year which makes it the most common type of cancer by far. It is unlikely to spread, very treatable and the earlier it is diagnosed the easier it is to treat. Melanoma is the 5th most common cancer in the UK. Around 15,400 people are diagnosed with melanoma in the UK each year. It is more common in people with fairer or freckly skin. Around 27% of new cases occur in people aged 75 and over. Unlike other cancer types, malignant melanoma also occurs relatively

often in people of younger ages. Most skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. This may be long term exposure, or short periods of intense sun exposure and burning. Using sunbeds can also increase your risk. Sue Green, Senior Information Development Nurse at Macmillan, said: “Knowing what changes to look for and when to see your doctor could make a real difference. Know your own body and if you notice any changes get them checked.” You should visit your doctor if you have: • a spot or sore that doesn’t heal within 4 weeks • a spot or sore that hurts, is itching, crusty, scabs over, or bleeds for more than 4 weeks • areas where the skin has broken down (an ulcer) and doesn’t heal within 4 weeks Moles should also be regularly

HEALTHY TIP Eight tips for eating well Base your meals on starchy foods Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar Try to eat less salt – not more than 6g a day Get active and try to be a healthy weight Drink plenty of water Don’t skip breakfast

checked. See your doctor straight away if you have a new mole or skin change. Or you have a mole that: • is changing in size, shape or colour • is not symmetrical • has a border with jagged edges • is more than one colour • is wider than 6mm(about the size of the blunt end of a pencil) • tingles or itches • bleeds or is crusty Sue added: “Often people with these symptoms do not have skin cancer. But with the incidence on the increase it is important to be vigilant and aware of your own body and skin so you can notice any changes quickly.” If you need support or just want someone to talk to, call Macmillan Cancer Support free on 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk


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Want to lose weight and feel great? Changes adults’ weight management service is here to help Changes is a FREE weight management programme for adults in Knowsley. Our expert team provide practical support and advice to help you make positive lifestyle changes to lose weight and improve your health and wellbeing.

and went through the whole process with me. I didn’t want to go to group classes, so we did individual sessions every four weeks which I looked forward to. “The weight started to fall off and I felt amazing.

Food and Eating pattern – Dietitians will advise and work with you towards a healthier diet.

“My exercise was just walking but I’d gone from 1,000 steps a day to 10,000 and made sure I got them in every day. I felt so good I signed up to complete 10,000 steps a day in June 17 for Cancer Research UK, and I smashed it!

Physical activity – working jointly with Activity for Life, Changes will support you in increasing your activity levels, which will help you to make long term lifestyle changes.

“Over the course of the months my steps eventually reached over 20,000, even if some days it was just power walking on the spot. I’d never felt healthier.

Behaviour – Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CBT) can help you understand how thoughts and feelings link with behaviour. This can help you recognise what might be causing and maintaining weight gain and how you can change those behaviours. Support is offered individually and within group sessions.

“I could never have done this without Suzanne, she was my saviour and I totally believe that the weight loss is down to seeing her.

Changes focuses on three key areas:

To sign up to Changes, simply contact your GP or health care professional who can refer you into the service. Alternatively, you can self-refer by calling the Healthy Knowsley Hub on 0800 0731 202. Changes has helped hundreds of people in Knowsley to manage their weight, including Kate, who realised she needed to lose weight but wasn’t sure where to start. Her GP referred her to the Changes weight management service in Knowsley for support. Below Kate shares her story… “I’ve been overweight all my life, but things started to get out of control and by the age of 32, I was over 21 stone. “I’d already tried seeing a dietitian a few years before, which didn’t work out. I now know this was me self-sabotaging again. In my head I needed a gastric bypass – I thought the operation was the only thing that could save me. “When I was 34, I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment to see my GP to ask for help. She was amazing and I got very emotional during the appointment – mainly because I wanted a baby desperately and would not try when I was the size I was. My poor body ached so much now, so how could it possibly cope with a baby inside it too? “My GP referred me to Changes weight management service. My first appointment was so different to my past experiences – Suzanne my dietitian was lovely and she listened so intently

“I lost about four stone over the year and the amazing bonus is I am now 15 weeks pregnant and couldn’t be happier! “I’m still seeing Suzanne and am determined not to fall back into bad habits while pregnant. She really has been my star.” To find out more about our Changes weight management service and how you can access support, visit: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/weight-management-knowsley Changes Weight Management Service is delivered by North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust.


24 May 2018

Prescot: from Priest’s W

Perrying, Market Place c1930s

hat’s in a name? Well, when it and Rectory to establish the King’s College of comes to place names, quite a lot! Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Cambridge, later to Place names often reveal the be known as King’s College. ancient origins of a township. Take The Stanley family, who were Earls of Prescot, an historic town Derby from 1485, acted as Stewards situated in the modern and the College appointed Prescot’s borough of Knowsley. vicar to look after St Mary’s St Mary’s Church According to David Mills Church and the Parish which, in and the Parish which, (The Place Names of medieval times, covered an area in medieval times, Lancashire, B T Batsford of 58 square miles. Ltd.,1976), the name derives A Royal Charter, issued on 1 covered an area of 58 from the Old English, September 1447, gave square miles meaning priests’ cottage: Prescotians certain benefits, including the adoption of the prēost + cot, represented in College’s crest. Townsfolk were Latin as Prestecota (1178) and exempted from jury service outside Prescot later, as Prescote (1440). Here, ‘cot’ signifies ‘parsonage’, supporting the and were freed from paying certain tolls, such as the Ingate and Outgate Dues that were paid on theory that the township was originally separated entering and leaving Li-verpool on market days. from Whiston as a manor for the rectory, as Prescot had a degree of self-government: the indicated in an assize roll of Richard II that refers Court Leet, which met twice a year and, under to ‘Churchleigh, now called Prestecote.’ the steward and deputy, dealt with land transfers A reconstructed plan of Elizabethan Prescot in and offences such as intoxication, breach of the 1598 shows an area called ‘Churchley Field’ peace, affray, quarrelling, scolding and situated on land roughly between present-day eavesdropping, as well as punishing those who Eccleston Street and Kemble Street. contravened town regulations. Court business was John of Gaunt purchased the Manor in 1391, recorded in the official records – the Prescot which was then inherited by his son, Henry IV, in Court Rolls. 1399. Henry VI subsequently gifted the Manor

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KNOWSLEY ARK: BRINGING HISTORY ALIVE

Cottage to Elizabethan Renaissance Meetings would be announced in the Church, the Market Place, or both. Court officers – the Four Men, Aletasters, Burleymen and Streetlookers - supported the Steward and the operation of the Court, being concerned with keeping law and order, maintaining the Assize of Bread and Ale’s standards for the quality and price of ale and bread, making sure that fences, hedges and ditches were in good order and dealing with sanitation and the cleanliness of the Town’s water supply. Trade was further protected by the Clerk of the Market, responsible for checking pricing, weights and measures and the Sealers of Leather, who checked the quality of leather and leather goods. Offenders would be presented to the Court, where cases were heard and judged by a jury of twelve men. Punishments ranged from fines, to a spell in the stocks for drunken behaviour or a soaking on the ducking stool for a scolding woman. Attendance at Court was compulsory: a fine of 2d was levied for non-attendance. Fines were kept for use in the Perrying Ceremony, which involved officers of the Court Leet throwing heated pennies from the Court House into the market place below, resulting in a scramble to pick them up. This practice survived into the 20th century: with the establishment of the Local Board in 1867, the Court’s local government function gradually diminished, although it continued in ceremonial form until 1936. Prescot’s long tradition as a market town dates back to1333, when William D’Acre was granted the right to hold a

weekly Monday market; rights to a Friday market were granted in 1458 and Prescot became known for its springtime Mug Fair, held in the market place on Tuesdays. Market day was a great event: school children would be given the day off and jugglers, musicians, actors and conjurors would entertain the crowds. Amongst the records held in the Archive is a wonderful document, dated 1st August 1755, which details a decision to locate a leather market in the cellar of the newly constructed Court House. The great courtroom was on the first floor, above a ground floor which consisted of shops and above that, a low mezzanine. Inset over the entrance were the arms of King’s College - now installed in the façade of 8, Vicarage Place, preserved from the Court House that was demolished in about 1962. Recent years have seen the Market return to Prescot, with the annual Elizabethan themed markets and the regular Farmers’ Markets carrying on the tradition. Prescot’s links to the Elizabethan period are strong. Prescot Grammar School, founded on 10th October 1544 from the will of Gilbert Lathum, Archdeacon of Man, established itself during Elizabeth I’s reign. The original school was on Church Street: there, the boys spoke mostly Latin and had to provide their own writing materials and text books. The Archive holds many documents relating to PGS, including administration records, 19th century workbooks, log books, newspaper cuttings, school magazines and more. Through time, Prescot has been known

Henry Stanley’s Prescot Grammar School workbooks 1858-1861

for its industries, but it’s the clock, watch long been a topic of discussion: in 1924, a and tool making industry that reaches back Mr Leslie gave a talk which proposed the to the Elizabethan era. probability that Shakespeare had visited It is believed that the trade was brought Prescot (item KA57/P/Z13; a scrap book to Prescot by a Huguenot refugee named of newspaper cuttings from Prescot Woolrich in 1595, whilst the Grammar School that mentions earliest Prescotian maker the lecture). recorded was a Richard This association is to be Berry, active during the celebrated with the The Archive holds Elizabethan period. construction of a new many documents Our final Elizabethan Playhouse and relating to PGS, connection is one which education centre in will have a massive collaboration with including impact on the town in the Shakespeare North that administration future. will revitalise Prescot records During the late and celebrate a new Elizabethan period, Prescot Elizabethan age. housed a purpose built, cockpitYou can visit the ARK at the style theatre, the only one outside of Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, London at that time. L32 8XY. Called The Playhouse, the theatre saw For more information about the ARK or many performances, including those by to find out about the services on offer, call Strange’s Men, whose patron was 0151 443 4365 or email Ferdinando Stanley, Lord Strange and later infoheritage@knowsley.gov.uk. 5th Earl of Derby. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Shakespeare’s association with the find Knowsley Archives on Flickr, players, Knowsley Hall and Prescot has Wordpress and Soundcloud

Right: An agreement to set up a Lether Market, 1755


26 May 2018

Hospice receives £20, 000 from Masons

Willowbrook Hospice in Prescot has recently been chosen to receive a £20,000 grant from the West Lancashire Freemasons to extend and develop pre and post bereavement support services. In October 2017, the Masonic Charitable Foundation in partnership with Hospice UK, invited bids for funding from hospices who wished to expand the support they offer for bereaved families and individuals.

Applications were received from 90 hospices throughout England. The grant will be used to develop a new service called ‘Willowbrook Connections’, the aim of which will be to help meet family and carer needs for those whose loved ones have or are currently receiving specialist palliative care across Knowsley or Knowsley – whether this be at Willowbrook Hospice itself (inpatient, day therapy and outpatient services) through Whiston palliative care team or

palliative services in the community. Janet Barlow - family support therapist at Willowbrook - who was involved in submitting the bid said: “We are extremely grateful to receive a £20,000 grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation which will enable us to extend and develop our current services so that we’re able to support even more local people (including children and young people) both pre and post bereavement.”

Leslie Newman, West Lancashire Freemasons’ group charity steward said: “The Masonic Charitable Foundation has awarded this grant to Willowbrook Hospice in recognition and support of the work they do in the communities of Knowsley and St Helens. “This is the largest grant we have ever made to a hospice and shows The Masonic Charitable Foundation and Willowbrook Hospice working together for and on behalf of our community.”

MERSEYSIDE POLICE APPEAL Merseyside Police is appealing for information about the whereabouts of Craig Lafferty. 33-year-old Mr Lafferty, who resides in Old Rough Lane, Kirkby was last seen at around 10.10am on Wednesday, 2 May in Kirkby town centre. Mr Lafferty is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, slim build, shaved hair, pale complexion and clean shaven. He was last seen wearing navy blue jeans, a blue polo shirt and black and white trainers. Mr Lafferty is known to frequent Kirkby town centre. Officers would urge Mr Lafferty, or anyone who has seen him since Wednesday morning, to contact 101, @MerPolCC or @MissingPeople on 116 000.

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May 2018 27

NEW CHAPTER FOR THE BIG HELP PROJECT

10 Basic Tips for Gardening Beginners

1 Planning. Decide what you want to do with your vegetable garden and spend time working out the best way to achieve it. There are so many choices –fruit or vegetables, greenhouse or polytunnel, work out what suits you and plan it in advance. 2 Location. Position is very important in planning your vegetable garden. Consider drainage, protection from bad weather and exposure to summer sunshine. Left to right: Karen Bennett, Enterprise Credit Union: Lesley Martin-Wright DL JP, Chief Executive Knowsley Chamber; The Rt Hon George Howarth, MP for Knowsley, and Dr Barry Cooper, CEO The Big Help Project.

Multi-award-winning Knowsley charity the Big Help project marked the next chapter in their story in April, with the official opening of their new premises on Link Road in Huyton. The Rt Hon George Howarth, MP for Knowsley, cut the ribbon in front of friends and supporters of the organisation, including representatives from the business community, volunteers, staff and well-wishers. The ceremony formalised the transition to the new site, which offers increased office and warehouse space, as well as improved meeting rooms and breakout spaces for staff and visitors to enjoy. Upon declaring the building open, George Howarth said: “The Big Help Project, with the move to bigger premises, is now in a position to broaden the help they provide still further. “Given the challenges families in Knowsley have as a result of benefit cuts and insecure employment, this is a truly welcome initiative.” CEO of the Big Help Project Barry Cooper said: “The move to Link Road is a significant stage in the ongoing growth of the Big Help Project and achieving our goal of working with other to alleviate, and eventually eradicate, poverty in Knowsley. “It was an honour to have George open this site for us, and to share this occasion with so many friends and supporters.” The Big Help Project delivers Knowsley’s Trussell Trust foodbank

provision across the borough through ten distribution centres, as well as offering clients support with finding work, managing debt and preparing for a new baby. For more information about the Big Help Project, including fundraising and volunteering opportunities pleased visit their website at www.big-help.info or call the office on 0151 482 6089.

STRIKING PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASED IN NEW EXHIBITION ‘Mapping Kirkby’s Past’ is a series of striking photographs of Kirkby taken by John Wakefield in the 1980s and 1990s on display in the ARK exhibition space (in Kirkby Library) until Thursday 24 May. John Wakefield has been a volunteer photographer with the ARK (Knowsley’s archives) since the HLF funded programme to develop the borough’s archive got underway three years ago. His role has been to document the activities and people involved in various community history projects, providing both a record for the archives and a key part in project exhibitions. In turn the programme has helped John to develop his skills by giving him a tailored brief for each project and tasking him with capturing the people involved in delivering the projects that uncover the borough’s fascinating history.

3 Soil. The quality of your soil will determine the success of any vegetable you grow. Compost and other organic matter should be incorporated to build up and balance nutrient content and maintain a light moisture retentive soil structure 4 Start small. Build your gardening project slowly and take time to develop it. One or two beds and some containers can be enough to start growing a modest range of vegetables. More beds can then be added as your skills improve and enthusiasm grows. 5 Get help. There may be some hard work and a few problems to be solved when setting up your plot. Don’t be afraid to ask other gardeners for help. Cups of tea can always be exchanged for good advice. 6 Grow what you like. There is little point in working away to produce a crop of vegetables that

nobody is going to eat. There may be opportunity later on to expand your range and produce prize winning show exhibits. 7 Join a group. Your local allotment association or gardening club is an unbeatable source of information and encouragement. Gardeners love to share advice, seeds and cuttings. 8 Don’t be disheartened. It’s a cruel world for young vegetable plants with a range of pests and viruses always ready to destroy your crop. Don’t give in if caterpillars have eaten your broccoli, learn from the experience and try again next year. 9 Overwatering is as harmful as underwatering. Watering requirements will be different in every garden depending on the weather and siting of the vegetable patch. Compost should be kept moist but not saturated and generally watered in the morning or late afternoon. 10 Enjoy yourself! Vegetable gardening is not a chore; it is a social activity that encourages gentle exercise and healthy eating. Harvesting beautiful crops should easily bring a smile to your face.


28 May 2018

Haunted Merseyside with Tom Slemen

THE DOPPELGANGER

he following strange story was “Just be a man and admit to it!” Mr told to me many years ago by a Wallis lunged forward but Fairspear and prominent theatre director. I have another stocky actor threw the irate man had to change a few names for legal out the door, where he promised he’d reasons. return with a shotgun if there were was In the 1960s, Jeremy Richards, a any more ‘carrying on’ with his wife. Huyton-born artistic director of a theatre “How extraordinary,” Jeremy said with a in Liverpool – was looking for a certain faint smile, “talk about mistaken identity,” type of actor to play the rôles of three he went on, and the barman gave him a separate characters in a very expensive large brandy on the house to treat his production, and so, auditions were held at shock. the Rodney Street offices of Mr Richards, On the following morning at eleven, and one particular actor really impressed Jeremy telephoned his friend – the the latter; his name was Jonathan famous actor Rex Harrison (a fellow Gladwin, and he seemed to become the Huytonian), enquiring whether he would three separate characters during the be available for a musical he had in mind auditions. – when there was a heavy knocking at Gladwin, however, turned out to be the door of his Cressington home. It was temperamental and he also had a drink a detective and a constable. problem, and was eventually fired by The detective was following up reports Jeremy Richards. of a serious shoplifting incident at a wellA less talented actor replaced Gladwin, known department store in Liverpool – and after the opening night of the new and many witnesses – including a play, Jeremy Richards and the theatre’s policeman and a certain professional company of actors enjoyed thunderous gentleman – had identified the thief as applaud from the audience, and there none other than Jeremy Richards. was a standing ovation. “But I haven’t left the house once this Jeremy and most of the actors later left morning,” Jeremy protested, “and who is the theatre and celebrated at the this professional gentleman who says he Philharmonic pub – where a stranger saw me shoplifting?” walked up to Jeremy and yelled, “Stay “Your former doctor, sir, Mr Quaritch,” away from my wife!” the detective replied, before knocking him adding, “and there clean out. six other people “How extraordinary”, were One of the actors, who saw you in the Jeremy said with a a man named store as well.” Fairspear, ran out of Jeremy had talked to faint smile, “talk the pub, seized the the newspaper delivery about mistaken assailant in a boy at 8am, and his headlock and milkman, and his star identity” dragged him back witness – the former into the bar, where judge who was his next Jeremy was regaining door neighbour – had consciousness in the arms of two seen Jeremy smoking his pipe on his actresses. doorstep around 10am – when his The restrained man who had KO’d the lookalike was shoplifting in town. director growled: “I’m not a violent man, No charges were brought, and Jeremy but I saw him making love to my wife in a wondered who was setting him up – first car in the drive of my house!” as an adulterer, and now as a shoplifter; “And when was this?” Jeremy asked, the person would have to be a good getting to his feet as he rubbed his jaw. impersonator...or a gifted actor. “The night before last!’ said the It had to be the actor he had dismissed enraged husband, whose name turned from the play – Jonathan Gladwin! He out to be Ted Wallis. had an uncanny knack for imitating “I have been in rehearsals with these people. He’d obviously donned a wig and actors every evening for the past week,” used make up, and dressed just like replied Jeremy, “And they will all vouch for Jeremy – and he could replicate anyone’s me! How dare you accuse me of having voice. an affair with your wife!” Yes, it all made sense now – the Mr Wallis was released by Fairspear, disgruntled actor was getting his own who stood between him and Jeremy. The back for being sacked. husband fumed: “I saw you with my own The last Jeremy had heard of Gladwin, eyes before you threw my missus out the he was living in digs over a shop on car and drove off! When I finally got your Renshaw Street, but no one in the acting name out of the wife, I recognised your company could trace the spiteful photo in the newspaper! performer. “Then someone is playing a joke on Not long after, on Valentine’s Day, the you, and perhaps they gave my name mimic proposed to two former girlfriends because the blackguard resembles me!” of Jeremy Richards at different Jeremy retorted. restaurants on the same evening, and

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these two women had said “Yes” – and now each of them refused to believe Jeremy’s far-fetched tale of the twisted imposter out for revenge. Each of the girls threw their rings at Jeremy and turned the air blue with insults. The infuriating impersonator even withdrew a large sum of money out of Jeremy’s bank, and so now it was a matter for the police. But the police discovered that the suspect – Jonathan Gladwin – had moved to Edinburgh, days after being sacked by Jeremy – where he had been arrested three times for being drunk and disorderly, and he had not travelled back

to England since. A week later, Jeremy returned from an evening stroll, and was at the gate of his Cressington house, when a familiar voice asked: “Excuse me sir, is it 8pm yet?” Jeremy turned – and came face to face with his exact double – same face, same build, even the same clothes, only the skin seemed a shade darker, and rather off colour – but otherwise it was the mirror image of Jeremy. The director hurried into his home and bolted the door. He heard footsteps walking away, and he never saw or heard from that creepy imposter again.

Property developers submit Earlsfield Park for planning permission Leading Liverpool property developer, Ion, in collaboration with the Knowsley Estate has submitted planning permission on the 23-hectare Earlsfield Park development that will bring new employment and homes to North Huyton. The well-located site sits close to Junction 2 of the M57, directly south of the Knowsley Estate and is set to provide 40 acres of employment park and a housing development of 160 new homes. The ambitious development is proposed to sit adjacent to the existing Lord Derby Playing Fields and Oak Plantation - areas which developers Ion will use to create an essential recreation space for the residents and workers nearby. There will also be a retail and leisure offering in the form of a pub/ restaurant, petrol station and a hotel along with both pedestrian and cycle access. The employment park is to be pitched as a ground breaking ‘hybrid’ model where the demand for high-quality advanced manufacturing research and development facilities and subregional logistics business space can be fulfilled alongside more traditional office and workshop spaces, encircled within a semi-rural parkland setting. Steve Parry, managing director of Ion Development said: “The employment park is an important focus of this development. With the launch of the Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool and Merseyside is set to become UK leaders in the field of science and technology innovation. Our vision for Earlsfield Park is that it is instrumental in supporting the regional direction by becoming a specialist environment that supports science, technology and advanced manufacturing. “The beauty of the development is not just in its location and accessibility but through the flexibility of the design which caters for the demands of anything from manufacturing to laboratories, small start-ups or the corporate HQ’s of global businesses”.


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30 May 2018

Business News TOP SAFETY ACCREDITATION FOR PRECISION PNEUMATICS Knowsley business Precision Pneumatics has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies. Employing 25 people, Precision Pneumatics is principally involved in the business-to-business sector, specialising

in the compressed air and pneumatics industries. The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal. Gemma Archibald, director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Precision Pneumatics has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. “SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.” Phil Hood, managing director of Precision Pneumatics said: “Safety is an absolute priority for us and is at the heart of everything we do. Achieving the SafeContractor accreditation is a

NEW VISITOR CENTRE TO HIGHLIGHT THE JOURNEY OF WASTE A new visitor centre that will allow local community groups to better understand what happens to their household residual waste (waste that has not and cannot currently be recycled) is opening in June at the Knowsley Rail Transfer Loading Station (RTLS) on Woodward Road. The new centre is part of the partnership between the district councils across Merseyside and Halton Borough Council with Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) who appointed Merseyside Energy Recovery Limited (MERL) and in turn, SUEZ recycling and recovery UK as the contractor, to treat the region’s residual waste - which in the past would have been sent to landfill. Now, with the help of SUEZ, who operate the Kirkby facility, the equivalent of 80,000 wheelie bins of residual waste arrive each week to be processed and sent by rail to a state-of-the-art energy-fromwaste facility on Teesside. The waste is used to generate electricity and can power more than 60,000 homes – the equivalent of every home in Knowsley. Steam generated from the waste recovery process is also made available to industries on the industrial estate in Teesside. The new visitor centre details the journey of household waste and will allow community groups to also explore the transfer station and get a thorough understanding

significant milestone for us and demonstrates to our customers and colleagues alike that we will not compromise or cut corners in this vital aspect of our work.”

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (PROHIBITION AND RESTRICTION OF WAITING AND LOADING AND PARKING PLACES) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2015 (AMENDMENT NO 28 –THE AVENUE, ALT ROAD, BLUEBELL LANE AND SALERNO DRIVE, HUYTON) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS GIVEN that Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council made the above-named order (“the Order”) on 25th April 2018 under Sections 1, 2, 4, 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 25th April 2018 , the effect will be 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”) The effect of the Order is to make permanent the provisions of the Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (Amendment No.28) (The Avenue, Alt Road, Bluebell Lane and Salerno Drive, Huyton) Experimental Order 2018 which introduced the following restrictions; Permit Parking Area – Monday to Friday 11am to 1pm Alt Road – from its junction with Blue Bell Lane for its entire length The Avenue – from its junction with Alt Road for its entire length Proposed Prohibition of Waiting At Any Time Blue Bell Lane • eastern side of the carriageway from a point 15m north of its junction with Alt Road to a point 15m south of its junction with Alt Road • western side of the carriageway from a point 15m north of its junction with Salerno Drive to a point 15m south of its junction with Salerno Drive Alt Road • both sides of the carriageway from its junction with Blue Bell Lane for a distance of 15m in an easterly direction Salerno Drive • both sides of the carriageway from its junction with Blue Bell Lane for a distance of 15m in a westerly direction The 2015 Order shall be amended by the revocation of the Map Schedules specified in the First Schedule of this notice and by the insertion of the Map Schedules specified in the Second Schedule of this notice and addition in to Schedule 1 of the 2015 Order of the parking permit eligibility, details specified in the Third Schedule of this notice for the duration of the Order. FIRST SCHEDULE Map Schedule to be suspended from the 2015 Order for the duration of the Order ROAD MAP SCHEDULE REVISION NO. DATE Alt Lane S47 1 10.05.15 The Avenue S47 1 10.05.15 Blue Bell Lane S47 1 10.05.15 Salerno Drive S47 1 10.05.15

of the process. MRWA chief executive Carl Beer said: “The new centre is an ideal opportunity to see how waste is being turned into a resource – instead of being sent to landfill, and we’d encourage community groups to sign up for a visit at www.suezmerseyside.co.uk when we open in June” Last month, MERL also launched the Kirkby Neighbourhood Community Fund, allowing local community groups to bid for funding from a £50,000 pot. Applications are welcome for initiatives relating to health and wellbeing, environmental and community projects in the

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A copy of the Order, together with the plans and a statement of the Council’s reasons for making the Order may be inspected during normal office hours at reception desks at: • Halewood One Stop Shop, The Halewood Centre, Roseheath Drive, Halewood, L26 9UH • Prescot One Stop Shop, 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 A copy of the documents mentioned above may also be viewed on the Council’s website, www.knowsley.gov.uk/consultations If you wish to question the validity of the Order or any of the provisions contained within it, 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 it has not been complied with in making the Order, you may within six weeks from the date that the Order was made apply for that purpose to the High Court. Dated 7th May 2018 Mike Harden, Chief Executive


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Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 NOTICE UNDER ARTICLE 15 (4) OR (5) OR ARTICLE 16 OF APPLICATION FOR PLANNING PERMISSION Notice is hereby given that applications have been submitted to the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley. Application No: 18/00178/FUL and 18/00179/LBC by Mr John Robinson at The Park Hall, Huyton Hey Road, Huyton CONVERSION OF FORMER CHURCH BUILDING TO FORM 5 NO APARTMENTS Application No: 18/00177/FUL by BDW Trading operating as Barratt Homes at land at, Waterpark Drive, Stockbridge Village APPLICATION TO VARY CONDITION NO 2 ATTACHED TO PLANNING PERMISSION 17/00053/FUL - ERECTION OF 79 NO DWELLINGS TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED WORKS VARIATION TO APPROVED PLANS SOUGHT TO ALLOW FOR ALTERATION TO PROPOSAL, RIVER ALT TO REMAIN CULVERTED AT SOUTHERN END OF SITE AND AREA OF PUBLIC OPEN SPACE AND PLAY AREA TO BE PROVIDED Application No: 18/00236/FUL by Mr & Mrs F NORTON at 8 Dumbreeze Grove, Knowsley, L34 8HW - PROPOSED SINGLE STOREY GYM AND POOL EXTENSION TO PROPERTY INC LOFT CONVERSION Application No: 18/00135/REM by Crowney, Cleverley & Powell at site of former tennis courts , The Orchard, Huyton RESERVED MATTERS APPLICATION PURSUANT TO OUTLINE PLANNING PERMISSION 14/00719/OUT - ERECTION OF 66 NO BEDROOM RETIREMENT CARE HOME TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED RESIDENTS COMMUNAL FACILITIES APPROVAL SOUGHT FOR LANDSCAPING (ACCESS, APPEARANCE, LAYOUT, AND SCALE APPROVED AT OUTLINE STAGE) 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/building-andplanning/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 publication. M Harden, Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (VARIOUS ROADS, KNOWSLEY) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) AND TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF ONE-WAY 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 proposes that 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 effect of this Order will be to temporarily suspend the existing one way restriction on both Hillside Avenue carriageways, from its junction with Butleigh Road for a distance of 191 metres in a northwesterly direction and to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along the lengths of highway at:• Hillside Avenue, Huyton – From its junction with Stockbridge Lane to its southern most junction with Pennard Avenue. • Pennard Avenue, Southern Carriageway, Huyton – From its junction with Hillside Avenue to the boundary of property number 165 Pennard Avenue. The prohibition of driving on Hillside Avenue will be effective on Monday 4 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Hillside Avenue, Woolfall Heath Avenue, Seth Powell Way Stockbridge Lane and vice versa. The prohibition of driving on Pennard Avenue will be effective on Friday 1 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Pennard Avenue and utilising the diversion route of Hillside Avenue. The Order will come into force on Monday 4 June 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

LOCAL GOVERNMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 1982 Application for a Street Trading Consent Notice is hereby given that application is being made to Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council by Julia Yvette Merga to trade at Huyton Rail Station using a mobile coffee kiosk. Any person who wishes to make representations to the above-mentioned Council about the application should make them in writing within 14 days of this Notice to the Licensing Office, 2nd Floor, Yorkon Building, Huyton, Knowsley, L36 9FB or be emailed to licensing@knowsley.gov.uk

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (HAWTHORN ROAD, HUYTON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable essential carriageway improvement works to be carried out on Hawthorn Road, 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 a section of Hawthorn Road, Huyton from its junction with Rupert Road for a distance of 10 metres in a southerly direction. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the Order which will be clearly signposted will be via Rupert Road, Kingsway, Larch Road, Hawthorn Road and vice versa. The Order came into force on Friday 4 May 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. It is anticipated that the works will take place from Wednesday 9 May2018 to Friday 8 June 2018 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (VARIOUS ROADS, KNOWSLEY) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable essential manhole repair works to be undertaken on Various Roads in Knowsley (“the Works”), and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes that 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 effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along the lengths of highway at:• Princess Drive, Huyton – From its junction with Gretton Road to its junction with Lordens Road. • Linden Drive, Roby – From its junction with Sycamore Road to its junction with Cherry Tree Road • Thornton Way, Huyton – From its junction with Fernwood Avenue for a distance of 20 metres in a southerly direction. • Dinas Lane, Huyton – From its junction with Page Moss Parade for a distances of 40 metres in an easterly direction. The prohibition of driving on Princess Drive will be effective on Wednesday 20 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Liverpool Road, East Prescot Road, Finch Lane, Finch Road and Princess Drive. The prohibition of driving on Linden Drive will be effective on Thursday 21 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Sycamore Road, Laburnum Avenue, Cherry Tree Road and vice versa. The prohibition of driving on Thornton Way will be effective on Friday 22 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Thornton Way, Hillside Avenue, Stockbridge Lane, Kinowsley Lane and vice versa. The prohibition of driving on Dinas Lane will be effective on Tuesday 3 July 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Dinas Lane, Charnwood Road, Western Avenue, Page Moss Lane and vice versa. The Order will come into force on Friday 1 June 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (VARIOUS ROADS, KNOWSLEY) (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 proposes that 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 effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along the lengths of highway at:• Pottery Lane, Huyton – From its junction with Pottery Close for a distance of 180 metres in an easterly direction. • St John’s Road, Huyton – From its junction with Manor Farm Road to its junction with Wilson Road The prohibition of driving on Pottery Lane will be effective from Monday 11 June 2018 to Friday 15 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Wood Lane, Hall Lane, Wilson Road, Cronton Road, M62 Junction 6 circulatory carriageway, Windy Arbor Road, Greenes Road and vice versa. The prohibition of driving on St John’s Road will be effective from Saturday 2 June 2018 to Sunday 3 June 2018, Saturday 9 June 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018, Saturday 16 June 2018 to Sunday 17 June 2018, Saturday 23 June 2018 to Sunday 24 June 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; St John’s Road, Tarbock Road, Cronton Road, Wilson Road and vice versa. The Order will come into force on Friday 1 June 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (HAWTHORN ROAD, HUYTON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable essential bridge inspection works to be carried out on Whiston Lane, 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 a section of Whiston Lane, Huyton from its junction with York Road to its junction with Pottery Lane. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the Order which will be clearly signposted will be via Wood Lane, The Crescent, Longview Drive, Huyton Lane, Whiston Lane and vice versa. The Order came into force on Friday 4 May 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. It is anticipated that the works will take place on Sunday 13 May 2018. 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL (OFF-STREET PARKING PLACES) (CIVIL ENFORCEMENT AND CONSOLIDATION) ORDER 2015 (AMENDMENT No 3) ORDER 2018 NOTICE IS GIVEN that Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“the Council”) proposes to make the above-named Order (“the Order”) 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. The effect of the Order will be to amend 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 A copy of the proposed Order, plan references PT/TM/6228, PT/TM/6229 and PT/TM/6230, the Principal Order and a statement of the Council's reasons for proposing to make 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 and any objections and representations relating to the proposed Order together with the grounds on which they are made, should be sent in writing to Ms D Johnston, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Legal Services, 2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Archway Road Huyton Merseyside L36 9YU quoting reference “Amendment No 3 Off-Street Parking Places Order 2018” before 4th June 2018 Dated 7th May 2018 Mike Harden, Chief Executive

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable the installation of a signalised pedestrian crossing on Steley Way, 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 a section of Steley Way, Prescot from its roundabout junction with Manchester Road for a distance of 66 metres in an easterly direction. The diversion route for vehicular traffic affected by the Order which will be clearly signposted will be via Manchester Road, Bridge Road, Warrington Road, Steley Way and vice versa. The Order will come into force on Friday 25 May 2018 and will have a maximum duration of 18 months. It is anticipated that the works will take place from 5pm on Sunday 3 June 2018 to 5am on Monday 4 June 2018. 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.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that in order to enable essential verge and carriageway maintenance works to be undertaken on Various Roads in Knowsley (“the Works”), and in order to facilitate traffic management, Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council proposes that 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 effect of this Order will be to temporarily prohibit vehicles (except emergency services) including pedal cycles from proceeding along the lengths of highway at:• A561 Speke Boulevard Westbound Exit and Entry Slip Roads, Halewood – For its entire length • M62 Junction 5 Eastbound Exit Slip Road, Knowsley – For its entire length • M62 Junction 5 Eastbound Entry Slip Road, Knowsley – For its entire length • Knowsley Wood Lane, Westbound Carriageway – For its entire length. • Knowsley Wood Lane, Eastbound Carriageway – From its borough boundary with Liverpool City Council to its roundabout junction with Moorgate Road South. The prohibition of driving on A561 Speke Boulevard Westbound Exit and Entry Slip Roads will be effective on Saturday 2 June 2018, Saturday 18 August 2018 and Saturday 20 October 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Speke Boulevard, Woodend Avenue, Hillfoot Avenue, Higher Road, Old Hutte Lane, North Road, East Road and vice versa. The prohibition of driving on M62 Junction 5 Eastbound Exit Slip Road will be effective on Saturday 28 July 2018 and Saturday 6 October 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; the M62, M62 Junction 6, Cronton Road, Tarbock Road and Roby Road. The prohibition of driving on M62 Junction 5 Eastbound Entry Slip Road will be effective on Saturday 28 July 2018 and Saturday 6 October 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Roby Road, Tarbock Road, Cronton Road, and M62 Junction 6. The prohibition of driving on Knowsley Wood Lane, Westbound carriageway will be effective on Saturday 23 June 2018 and Saturday 1 September 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; Moorgate Road South and the A580 East Lancashire Road. The prohibition of driving on Knowsley Wood Lane, Eastbound carriageway will be effective on Saturday 23 June 2018 and Saturday 1 September 2018. The diversion route for vehicular traffic will be via; he A580 East Lancashire Road and Moorgate Road South. The Order will come into force on Friday 1 June 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 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

Dated the 7 May 2018 Mike Harden Chief Executive

KNOWSLEY METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) (STELEY WAY, PRESCOT) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF DRIVING) (EXCEPT FOR ACCESS) ORDER 2018


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Report: Dan Roberts Pictures: Steve Samosa Prescot Cables eased to victory in the Liverpool Senior Cup final versus a Marine side for whom six players had featured in a League Fixture at Altrincham only 24hrs earlier. Cables started the game on the front foot and enjoyed the majority of possession but neither goalkeeper had been overstretched until Josh KleinDavies was felled in the area on 34 minutes, Chris Almond sending Martin Fearon the wrong way from the penalty spot to give Cables the lead. As half time approached appeals for a second penalty where waved away as Lloyd Dean appeared to be caught with a high boot, although Dean

himself did double the advantage at the break with a bullet header on the stroke of half time from Jordan Wynne’s in swinging free kick. Cables survived a penalty appeal themselves early in the second half as Valter Fernandes tangled with a Marine forward before the head of Lloyd Dean further extended the visitors lead, Dean steering the ball home from close range following a corner. At nil-three Marine began to apply some pressure to the Cables goal with James Murray going particularly close on two occasions and Dean clearing another effort from just short of his own line. Meanwhile at the other end Wynne had a goal disallowed for

MIXED ABILITY RUGBY West Park RFC will be running mixed ability rugby sessions every Saturday from 9 June 11-12. The sessions are open to children aged 10-16 and young adults over that age in two separate groups aimed at people whose abilities do not allow them to play main stream rugby. They have coaches available to teach the basic skills and they promise an entertaining hour learning to play rugby in a relaxed environment. Contact lynne Doyle on 07876 592216 for details.

Cables hit four to win Liverpool Senior Cup

offside and brought a good save out of Fearon when in on goal. The icing on the cake arrived in the 88th minute, a Cables corner was half cleared to Jordan Wynne left side of the penalty area and his clever little ball into the box found Josh Klein-Davies who turned well and drilled home number four to the delight of the large travelling contingent behind the goal at the Rossett Road End who had provided fantastic vocal encouragement from first whistle until last. The front four of Almond, Dean, Klein-Davies and Cain had proved a real handful for the Mariners defence all evening. Its now back to back Liverpool Senior Cup titles for Prescot Cables having won it for the first time last season.

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