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Issue 77 | JULY 2018


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Margaret Davies Editor & Publisher L25 Woolton Times L15 Wavertree Times

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Welcome to my SEVENTY SEVENTH edition of L25 Woolton Times - South Liverpool’s best Community Magazine. Firstly I would like to welcome all our new advertisers in this JULY EDITION of L25 WOOLTON TIMES FOR 2018- there are many, I wish them all the luck with their current & new business ventures. Secondly I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our LOYAL businesses again for their tremendous support over the year supply advertising or produce fantastic articles which we all enjoy and look forward to reading over the year. Finally Crust in old HSBC bank has opened its doors and fits in really well with village life & still to come their delicatessen in our old Lloyds chemist across the road. One Percent Forest in Allerton Road with some wonderful coffees, small plates and cocktails. If you’ve not yet been visit Niamh in HOLLOMBY Antiques & Uniques in Allerton road in what was Oddfellows Antiques. Terry Tang and his fabulous cakes has started work on his new premises corner of Quarry Street in old Go Letting shop this will be a lovely addition to the village – opening late August. Hope you were able to visit Woolton In Blooms Open Garden Event on Sunday 8th July was a marvellous day with an enormous turnout of attendees from far and wide. This year the event included a wide range, from a compact terrace garden to an expansive walled garden as well as the Bishops’ Lodge famous grounds. As well as viewing lots of local gardens there was both Dancing displays & Choral Singers & WOW WI put on fabulous teas, coffees & cakes. With this heat wave were all experiencing well done to all the owners of our open gardens for a fantastic display. All proceeds from this event will go to planting and maintenance of the village floral displays, and Woolton WI. I will close now hope you all have a lovely Summer break if your travelling and enjoy our tropical weather for the next couple of weeks. Regards… Margaret

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Most of us enjoy summertime and I particularly enjoy seeing our colourful summer flowers especially the ones we plant for the pollinating insects. To keep these plants looking good and healthy we are indebted to the support of T.J.Morris who provides watering three times a week. Unfortunately because of the extremely high temperatures and continuous sunshine our plants are not thriving even though our volunteers have been providing additional watering. Maybe I should only plant Mediterranean plants next year, although the one year we tried using hundreds of geraniums it rained all summer! I asked if anyone had any stories or photographs of family members who perished in World War 1 and had just one reply with great memories and beautiful photos, thank you. We would like more if anyone has any to share please. Thank you to all of you who supported us at our Open Gardens event and we all hope you enjoyed yourselves. Don’t forget Woolton in Bloom exists for you the people of Woolton so if you want to get involved please get in touch. Kerry Peacock Horticulture Manager Email: Telephone: 0151 421 0222

The Friends of Reynolds Park

The wildflower meadow has been looking splendid this year although the very warm weather is causing the flowers fading now. It was pleasing to note that after many years of we have increased numbers of yellow rattle. This is a semi-parasite of grass and will weaken the grass to allow wild flowers Wild Carrot in the to flourish. wildflower meadow We are pleased to report that thanks to a local councillor’s grant we will be installing a new play feature. Saturday September 15th will be Reynolds Day. There will be a litter pick, park heritage trails available and an opportunity to buy more English wild daffodil bulbs to add into the meadow. You are very welcome to our next meeting, Wednesday September 12th 7pm in Woolton Tesco Coffee Shop

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LOCALLIBDEMSVIEWS Dear Resident, We are pleased that work has now commenced on roads throughout the area to either repair or resurface them. High Street has been repaired and we have campaigned for some time to have Church Road, Woolton Street, and the junction at Kings Drive resurfaced. This work is also underway and will hopefully be finished by the end of July. Following the development of the new apartments in Church Road South, the road surface and pavements have been left in a poor condition with tarmac being used on the pavement instead of flagstones, which is not in keeping with a conservation area. We raised the condition of the road surface with Highways who immediately carried out repairs, but we are asking if this can also be resurfaced, and we are continuing to push to have the pavement reinstated correctly. We will continue to report any further issues relating to road surfaces when they are raised with us. During the end of June / early July we received complaints about the amount of weeds throughout Woolton and the lack of weed spraying. The council’s weed spraying schedule showed that although Woolton had been placed at the end of the weed spraying programme, our roads should have been treated by the end of June. Cllr Kris Brown raised this at the Neighbourhoods Select Committee in a hope that Woolton is treated more fairly with the schedule. We recently met the council’s Neighbourhood Officer to walk through the Village to discuss local issues, and this included the amount of weeds that had not been treated and the quality of the street cleansing in some areas. One problem area is the entrance to Lodes Pond Car Park where bags of rubbish is left for collection, however before they are collected the bags are ripped open and rubbish strewn all over. This is going to be monitored to ensure that it does not continue to happen.

At the beginning of July we met with council officers and discussed the effect that an increase in new housing in our area will have on the community such as road congestion with increased traffic, but also the pressures that this will place on health services such as doctors and dentists as well as on local schools, which is a problem that we are already beginning to see. We believe these issues must be considered properly and seriously before further housing developments are considered. Finally, now that we have reached the school Summer holidays and if you are looking for activities for your children to attend, Woolton Youth Centre is running its popular Summer Playscheme between Monday 23rd July 2018 and Friday 30th August 2018. For further details contact the Youth Centre direct on 07739 799 413 or 428 4481. Alternatively e-mail: We continue to hold our Advice Centre every Tuesday, 7.00 p.m. at Woolton Youth Centre (except school holidays) and at the Farmer’s Market in Woolton Village every second Saturday of the month. With Best Wishes

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EDUCATION IN & AROUND WOOLTON NURSERY SCHOOLS Belle Vale Day Nursery 0151 498 4008 Blue Bells Nurseries 0151 487 5298 Cottage Day Nursery 0151 283 3335 Hope Park Childwall 0151 291 3200 Kelton Nursery, Park Avenue 0151 724 5802 Much Woolton Old School 0151 428 1101 Norman Pannell Day Nursery 0776 277 5803 Rockbourne Day Nursery 0151 428 0768 St James Pre School 0151 428 7525 Woolton Village Day Nursery 0151 428 7888 PRIMARY SCHOOLS Bishop Martin, Church Road 0151 428 6295 Gilmour Infants, South Bank Road 0151 427 6306 Gilmour Junior’s Whitehedge Road 0151 427 4082 Holy Family Primary School, Arncliffe Road 0151 282 8971 Much Woolton, Watergate Lane 0151 428 6114 Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School, Hedgefield Rd, L25 2RW 0151 487 9301 Springwood Heath CP, Danefield Road 0151 427 7759 Woolton CP School, Out Lane 0151 428 3235 SECONDARY SCHOOLS Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Windermere Terrace, Sefton Park, L8 3SB 0151 727 2064 Bluecoat, Church Road 0151 733 1407 Calderstones, Harthill Road 0151 729 0110 Gateacre School, Hedgefield Road, Liverpool L25 2RW 0151 235 1400 Enterprise South Liverpool Academy 0151 294 3150 St. Francis Xaviers (Boys), Beaconsfield Rd 0151 288 1000 St. Julies (Girls), Speke Road 0151 428 6421 Liverpool College, Queens Drive 0151 724 4000 SIXTH FORM SCHOOLS Gateacre School, Hedgefield Road, Liverpool L25 2RW 0151 235 1400 Bluecoat, Church Road 0151 733 1407 Calderstones, Harthill Road 0151 729 0110 Enterprise South Liverpool Academy 0151 294 3150 St. Julies, Speke Road 0151 428 6421 St. Francis Xaviers, Beaconsfield Road 0151 288 1000 INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS Belvedere Hamlets GDST, 23 Belvedere Road 0151 471 1137 Carleton House Prep, 145 Menlove Avenue Liverpool L18 3EE 0151 722 0756 Runnymede St. Edwards School, North Dr, Sandfield Park 0151 281 2300 SPECIAL SCHOOLS Hope School, Hartsbourne Avenue Liverpool 0151 235 1410 Lakeside School, Naylors Road 0151 487 7211 Palmerston School, Minehead Road, Aigburth L17 6AU 0151 428 2128 Royal School for the Blind, Church Road North 0151 733 1012 CHARITABLE TRUST Dyslexia Action, Abbott’s Lea School, Beaconsfield Road 0151 428 6987 Abbott’s Lea School, Beaconsfield Road 0151 428 1161 ONE TO ONE TUTORING Dr John Ankers 0151 428 5568 / 07974157792 Woolton Tuition Salisbury Lodge, 22b, Woolton Street, Woolton L25 5JA, 0789 199 1495 Kumon Woolton Study Centre St James Church Hall, Church Road South, Woolton 0151 374 2484 / 07942 927281 14 14

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Alice your local labour councillor mail: ‌working for Woolton & Gateacre Hello L25 residents. I regularly receive contact from residents after they have read the update of my activity across the ward in this publication, so thank you for reading and taking the time to highlight your issues or concerns.

Child hunger in August

Roads Many residents will have noticed the road improvement programme across the ward. I am pleased that the roads are being repaired or resurfaced. I have been contacted by many residents on this issue because I had vowed to make it a priority. Since the majority of the works have been underway, it has been good to receive some positive emails, acknowledging the improvements. I repeatedly lobbied for the resurfacing of Church Road and am delighted that is has (finally) started. I am confident that the temporary inconvenience of road closures will pay off and I will continue to lobby the council to ensure that L25, as a major tourist destination, has the roads it deserves.

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During Ramadan, I was very fortunate to be invited to break the fast at the Grade 2* listed Abdullah Quilliam Mosque, the first Mosque in the UK and a really interesting building with a great history. It was a profound who made me feel like family, serving free food to anybody and everybody without question or judgement, it made me ponder the role of communities and food and what more could be done to help combat child hunger in August. August is a key month: without access to school meals, children tend to be hungrier and have reduced access to hot food or even a full meal. I will be hosting at least one FREE family fun and food event in the ward. Please tell people you know who may benefit from such an event. It will be advertised in as many places as possible once the date, time and place have been confirmed. When we work together, another

Parks Following a resident’s complaint of littering in Quarry Street Play Park, I organized a clean-up and made sure the bins were emptied. I will make sure that this is a regular activity across our parks. It is the responsibility of park users to make sure that they use the parks responsibly and with other people in mind, but sadly some people are not community-minded. I hope that people will respect our play areas and remember that litter encourages rats. Bins and litter / leaf clearances Following a request from a number of residents and subsequent to doing some ward walkabouts, I have requested bins and clearances across the ward. This is on-going, as litter continues to be a problem and leaf fall creates dangerous conditions on pavements when it rains. I have asked for increased action over the summer months when littering tends to be at its peak and by coincidence when visitor numbers are highest.

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St Margaret’s Old Boys Football Club lift first League title after stunning victory St Margaret’s Old Boys Football Club has been crowned winners of the Liverpool Old Boys League following a superb 5-2 victory. The team, made up of former students from St Margaret’s CE Academy in Aigburth, beat Collegiate Old Boys in the title deciding match with goals from Matthew Robinson (2), Michael Taylor (2) and James Bradley. It has been an impressive season for the amateur team with high scoring wins over rivals at the top of the table including 5-1, 4-0 and 4-1 wins versus Woodstreet FC. Due to inclement weather, the team had to play 17 matches in the last two months of the season, making the achievement even more special. Special mentions for outstanding performances go to Captain James Bradley, who has scored 35 goals; 18-year old goalkeeper Matthew Jackson who has been excellent in his debut season for the club and Michael Taylor who leaves the club this summer to go to America having played 58 games, scoring 55 18 18

goals and assisting 57. St Margaret’s Old Boys Football Club was formed in 2011 by Greg McLean, who is a former student of the school, his dad Derek McLean who acts as Team Manager and is supported by Coach Reg Towner. The club has played over 200 games in the last seven years across Under 21 football, before moving into adult football in 2016. The team are no stranger to trophies; in 2015 and 2016, a number of the players were part of the school First XI team that were named the NDS Trophies Champions and in 2017 became the Bill Murphy Champions and Play-off Cup Winners. Team member Adam Hurst played for the school’s First XI football team before moving to the Old Boys team. Now 21, Adam has just graduated from University with a First Class Honours degree in Primary Education, but still finds the time to put on his footy boots for St Margaret’s Old Boys. Adam said: “It’s great to play for the Old Boys team and continue my association

with St Margaret’s. There is a real family spirit between all the players, especially as many of us played together in school for the First XI team. The team are proud to represent St Margaret’s and to lift that trophy was a fantastic moment for everyone.” Coach Greg McLean added: “Winning our first League title and lifting the trophy with the team was such a rewarding feeling. The team and all the coaches have worked so hard over the last seven years to establish the club and get where we are today. “We are an FA Charter Standard Club and take great pride in being an inclusive provider of football to former students of the school. Everyone who works with the team is passionate about developing and supporting grassroots football and sport. “I’m so proud of the team and our achievements to date, and can’t wait for the new season to start!”

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TINA’S SPECIAL PEOPLE INTERVIEW Tapas lunch with Ashley Hyland at LaVina

I am in LaVina in North John Street Liverpool with gorgeous hostess Elaine Jones having lunch with the beautiful designer Beth Hyland, accompanied also by the beautiful Ashley Hyland her older sister, whenever you meet any of this family, they are like the Von-Traps, there’s always more than one of them. Beth is the middle child of 3 girls born to Marji and John and 2 younger boys. She attended Much Woolton Primary School and went on to Auckland Collage. Beth knew from a very young age all she wanted to do was fashion and after doing a btec in fashion design in Liverpool college for 2 years doing several work placements styling bands, sports figures and celebrities, she went on to do a degree in fashion design in London for a year. One of the highlights of her career was a 3 day shoot with Zarah Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter, when she was based in Bristol working for Musto Musto for 6 months at only 20 years of age! She also worked for boohoo for a year. Being in London and Bristol, Beth became home sick, but if you meet the Hylands you understand why, they are an incredibly close family. She moved back home to Liverpool and set up Beth Hyland Designs, mostly doing leisure and lounge wear which has been hugely successful, being a Liverpool girl she knows all about fashion from Milan to high street, which leads on to her new company, Buy The Brands which are imported designer good brought in from Milan. 20 20

Beth is clever bright beautiful inside and out and an extremely talented young designer, who knows where she will be by the time she reaches 30 dare I say! We did the quick fire round with Beth... Stones or Beatles - Beatles Pub or Coffee Shop - A bit of both Strictly or XFactor - X Factor Red or Blue - Red Night in or Night out- bit of both Cinema or Theatre - Theatre 4 Dinner Guests - Roberto Cavalli, Whitney




Robert DeNiro Who Inspires you - My Family What would you like to be remembered for - Beth Hyland Designs We enjoyed a lunch of tapas, small plates, courgettes, tempura, potatoes, spaghetti, meatballs, 3 tapas was more than enough for each of us, the meatballs were divine. This is a fabulous restaurant and we had a great time. Look forward to seeing Beth’s latest designs later in the year, check out her websites. Thanks to Lavina.

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People of all abilities are enjoying sessions at The Create Workshop, 54 Allerton Road, Woolton. We cater to individual needs, provide quality materials and the beautiful surroundings inspire our clients who have been amazed at what they have been able to produce with our expert guidance. CHILDREN: Due to the popularity of our Saturday children’s sewing course we are now offering a Friday evening session. The children have been learning to use patterns, cut out and sew; producing amazing, high quality garments. You can keep your children entertained and stimulated in the Easter holiday by booking them onto the Create Craft Club where they will enjoy a variety of imaginative projects. Every Thursday we have fashion class, where children enjoy developing their design skills 5-6.30pm and on Saturday’s we have craft class where a different product is created each week. 3-5pm. (Both classes are £7.00 per child.) ADULTS: There are garment making sessions weekly on Wednesday and Friday catering to all levels of ability. We have a monthly crochet session and individual one to one sessions available. We also have the very talented Jean from ‘Daisy Cupcake’ holding children’s cupcake decorating classes and an adult ‘Royal Wedding’ theme cake decorating class in May. As well as all these unique services we are also be available for all our usual creative fun, Hen Parties, Birthday Parties and Baby Showers. We also stock haberdashery essentials and crafty gifts, so pop in for a chat or call Elizabeth on 0151 428 0101 or email

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Echo School Award 2018 winners! We were delighted to win two awards at the fifth annual Echo Schools Awards

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Our Headteacher, Mr Roberts was very surprised and delighted to be announced

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Gateacre School were also announced winner of the School In The Community Award for the Big Little Library collected by Lisa Mitchell, Community Co-ordinator and our

students who volunteer and help organise the wonderful work we do in the BLL for the

community. Our students are great ambassadors of Gateacre School and were a credit to us as always.

Gateacre School was shortlisted for two more awards; Secondary School Of The Year

and our Year 11 Humanutopia students were also finalists for the Healthy Living Award.

Over thirty schools participate in these annual awards which recognise excellence in schools and all the great work that students, staff and schools do across the region.

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Parker & Dicce are celebrating 15 years in business this year. They look back on their vision of delivering great value hairdressing services whilst still retaining that ‘city center’ feel. Their aim today still remains to deliver top notch hairdressing services using the very best products that are usually only found in premium city center salons, including Aveda, L’Oreal and Kerastase.

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15th Anniversary Our Gift To You! Since the last edition of the Woolton Times went to print, we’re pleased to have welcomed many new (and returning) clients into Parker & Dicce. The feedback has been phenomenal. We asked clients to rate and review their visit, and not only did every client rate their visit 5*, but here are some of their reviews: “A lovely relaxing place. All the staff are

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lovely … giving you good advice about your hair before even picking up a pair of scissors!” M. Ducker. “First Class!” P. Stevenson “Excellent service. Really pleased” L. Wilson “Relaxing visit with new magazines the time went quickly. Lovely to see Lisa again and meet the new team” S. Blaney “Very relaxing

experience. Friendly staff made me feel welcome and helped discuss my requirements.” P. Whiting “Really pleased with my hairstyle exactly what I wanted. Mandy has given me a really good cut and style to my hair.” S. Quayle If you’re looking for a great hairdressers, there’s never been a better time to visit Parker & Dicce!

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Dear Reader, I’d like to personally invite you to celebrate 15 years of Parker & Dicce Hairdressing in Woolton Village with us by using the very special £15 anniversary gift voucher attached below. Whether you’re a new client who is yet to try us, or a returning client we’ve lost along the way, we welcome everyone to come celebrate our special anniversary with us using this very special gift! Thanks for an amazing 15 years, and may we all have many more to come! Yours, Chris Parker

You, our L25 Reader

To……………………………………………… This gift certificate has a value of £15, redeemable against selected hair colouring services at Parker & Dicce Hairdressing in celebration of their 15th anniversary year.


Terms & Conditions: Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers/vouchers. Expires 30/08/2018.Please mention the L25 Woolton Times Gift Voucher when booking and bring this gift certificate with you. Call 0151 428 6060 to book an appointment, or visit our website to book online 24/7. Gift certificate reedeemable against hair colouring services booked with our new stylists, Mandy and Sam. A skin test may be required 48hrs prior to service.

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MCGUFFIES METHOD - Functional fitness and HITT training! Harriet will take you through a variety of combinations and movement patterns involving kettle bells, dumb bells, slam balls and bodyweight exercises. Your body was designed to be functional so train it that way using Mcguffie’s Method !! WERK - We are on a mission to get in condition! ROW, SKI(ERG), RUN, BIKE boring cardio can take a HIKE!! Surge the heart rate ,sculpt the body make your body become SOMEBODY! It’s time to “WERK” BOX - Burn through explosive drills in a high intensity workout! Boxing pads, bags , ropes and footwork ! Shape your upper body release some stress and shape your core like never before! Boxing is a workout like no other ! Oh… and bring your Rocky game face! RECONSTRUCT - Your biggest project is YOU!! So put yourself under construction with a class led by either Steph, Deena or Vicki. This is a full body workout incorporating dumbbells, kettlebells weighted plates and bands. The girls will take you through their own unique style of teaching. Great music, great vibe… come train with this tribe! BADASS - If your ass needs a lift go to this... and if it doesn’t, there’s always room for improvement! SQUAT.LUNGE.HIPTHRUST! THIS CLASS IS A MUST!… also includes a core workout too... PHEW!! SUNDAY SESSIONS - A Sunday well spent brings a week of content! Circuit training with a little side of whatever the instructor chooses to deliver! All levels welcome! This class rotates the instructor each week. So expect something different from each of them #sundayisthenewmonday RIG OUT - Get yourself kitted out! The rig is the main focal point of the studio . This class utilises all it has to offer! Olympic bars and rings. Prowlers. Suspension training. Bags. Bands. Pull. Push. Lift. Squat… Train to look good with your kit off!!




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New report warns of looming incapacity crisis • • • • • •

96% of people in the North West leave important health and welfare decisions to chance By 2025, more than 13 million people who are at risk of mental incapacity will not be prepared 73% would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, in the event of mental incapacity 78% haven’t discussed end of life medical and care wishes 40% admit to having made no provisions at all, such as a will, LPA, pension or funeral plan Coalition of partners join forces to warn of ‘ incapacity crisis’ led by SFE, including Baroness Ilora Finlay, Alzheimer’s Society, Dying Matters, Age UK, Anchor, and SOLLA

A new report from SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies, reveals the UK is leaving medical and care preferences to chance. The report looks at the ever-increasing number of people living with dementia which, combined with the failure to plan ahead for mental incapacity, exposes a looming crisis. The study found 96% of people in the North West have 36 36

not made necessary provisions, should they lose capacity from conditions like dementia. A further 40% admit to having made no provisions at all for later life, including a will, pension, funeral plan or LPA. In response, a coalition of organisations, led by SFE - the specialist organisation that connects older and vulnerable clients with legal experts in older client law - are joining forces to encourage people to tackle the taboos around end of life planning, in order to prevent an incapacity crisis. The research found that 75% of people in the North West are worried about dementia and losing the ability to make decisions for themselves, but 78% have not spoken about, or even considered, personal medical and care end of life decisions. Planning ahead is surrounded by worrying misconceptions, especially in relation to health and care preferences. A staggering 67% of people in the North West incorrectly believe that their next of kin can specify what they would have wanted if they are no longer able to and 66% believe their spouse has the power to do so. 73% of the people in the North West would like a family member to make medical and care decisions on their behalf, but this is not the case. These decisions are out of a loved ones’ hands if a registered health and welfare LPA is not in place. 58% believe that being on the NHS organ donor register ensures that organs are donated following death, however

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L25WOOLTONTIMES this is not the case. It’s crucial for people to discuss organ donation preferences with family and friends, otherwise it may not happen. Without the necessary provisions in place, potential life-changing medical and care decisions are taken away from loved ones. There are currently 928,000 Health and Welfare LPAs registered with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) across England and Wales, compared to the 12.8 million people over the age of 65 who run the risk of developing dementia – a difference of nearly 93%. The forecast shows the disparity will continue, leaving millions in limbo. By 2025, it’s calculated that 15.2 million people will be at risk of mental incapacity and it’s estimated that 2.2 million health and welfare LPAs will be in place. This shows that the health and welfare wishes of 13 million people will not be taken into account. Only 4% of people in the North West surveyed by SFE have a health and welfare LPA in place. SFE is urging the nation to act now to avoid this incapacity crisis by planning ahead in case of mental incapacity. It is crucial to have a conversation with loved ones in order to make specific medical and care wishes known – such as, where you are cared for, whether you wish to be an organ donor and whether or not you would want to be resuscitated – otherwise there is a risk your preferences are not taken into account. The campaign calls on people to act now and start a conversation with loved ones about end of life topics to remove the stigma surrounding the discussion. Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive of SFE, said: “Most of us do not like thinking about, let alone talking about, death, disability or disease, despite the fact that it touches all our lives – but it is essential that we do so.

distress can be avoided by appointing someone to speak for you when you can no longer speak up for yourself. “Discussing medical and care wishes ahead of time ensures that care can respect an individual’s wishes, with the respect they deserve – even when it comes to fulfilling wishes after death, such as organ donation. “It’s important to have an open discussion about future illnesses and possible incapacity. I urge the millions of people who haven’t given loved ones the opportunity to listen, to act now.” Jeremy Hughes CBE, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Society “We welcome this initiative. Lasting powers of attorney for health and welfare too often get overlooked. “People with dementia have the right to make choices about their care, just like anyone else. Making someone they trust their attorney for health and welfare is one of the ways people can do this. A health and welfare LPA provides reassurance to them and the act of creating one can start useful conversations about the future with family and friends.” LPAs are recognised by local authorities, banks, medical professionals, and government agencies, such as HMRC and the Department for Work and Pensions. SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) is an independent, national organisation of over 1,500 lawyers, such as solicitors, barristers, and chartered legal executives, committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families, and carers. TO FIND AN SFE MEMBER IN YOUR AREA VISIT: or call: 0844 567 6173

“Whilst it’s great that more and more of us are putting wills in place and establishing plans for finances and assets, far too few of us are planning ahead for our health and care needs and wishes, leaving this to chance. “It’s time to set the record straight. Planning ahead by talking to family or friends shouldn’t be seen as doom and gloom, it’s about having a positive conversation about welfare, empowering your loved ones and making the decision-making process easier for everyone.” Professor Ilora, the Baroness Finlay, states: “With decades of experience working and campaigning around palliative medicine, the low numbers of health and welfare lasting power of attorneys is of concern. “When a person loses capacity to take decisions, it is sad to see families and professionals struggling to try to determine what a person would have wanted. Delays and

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ACE BLINDS The Ace of Shades across Merseyside and Halton! With over 15 years’ experience in the trade, Ace Blinds are able to offer an informed service to our customers. We provide a free, no obligation measuring and quotation service with all fitting included. Our specialists will advise on the extensive range of quality blinds and fabrics on offer allowing us to meet customer needs every time. We offer a fast, friendly and reliable service and pride ourselves on quality and workmanship, something which is reflected by our repeat customers and recommendations and highlighted by our recent success at the Halton Business Awards, were we were crowned Winners in our category. Our team are fully trained in the latest blind technology and continue to seek innovative ways in both installation and manufacture enabling us to remain up to the minute with the latest trends. Ace Blinds are one of the leading suppliers of made to measure blinds, covering Halton, Merseyside, and surrounding areas. Our professional team of experts are on hand to help you with your latest project now! To arrange an appointment please contact us on 0151 423 0600 or visit our website

Welcome to SAWASDEE SPA we pride ourselves in offering you only the very best in different styles of Thai Massage. Come experience the secrets of relaxation. All the girls that work at SawasDee Spa Thai massage are friendly, fully qualified and have many years of massage experience both in Thailand and England. We aim to be Liverpool’s number one Thai Massage Spa, using only qualified therapists, why not bask in the comfort and relaxing environment we have created here at SawasDeeSpa Thai Massage. We specialise in all kinds of Thai massage including Sports massage. Please feel free to browse our site to find out exactly what we do. So if you want to feel the full benefit of relaxation that SawasDeeSpa Thai Massage offer look no further, why not give us a call today. Types of Massage treatments available: Sport Massage / Oil Massage / Aroma Oil Massage / Head Massage / Full Body Massage / Foot Massage

All our treatments Price List: 30 Mins £20, 60 Mins £35, 90 Mins £50, 2 Hours £65. Thai Traditional Massage will leave you sublimely relaxed. How does it feel? Differing from other styles of bodywork - rhythm, flow and smoothness are a great way to describe what come to mind. Nothing is rushed, no sudden or deliberate changes of speed or rhythm. Each technique merges beautifully into the next with total economy of motion; it looks like a beautifully choreographed performance. 315 Aigburth Road, Otterspool L17 0BJ Tel: 0151 727 2788


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WOOLTON TUITION Woolton Tuition offers the highest quality private tuition for primary and secondary pupils. We are a small, family run centre based in the heart of Woolton Village. The centre is managed by our head tutor, Caitlin, who has over 11 years’ experience teaching and tutoring children. Tuition can range from providing extra support and building confidence to preparing children for exams (SATs, entrance exams, GCSEs, AS levels and A levels). Caitlin, and the other tutors, have a proven track record of increasing children’s attainment and they have a way of making the children, that they tutor, feel happy and confident. Tuition is specifically tailored to each child’s learning needs and lessons are taught in a motivating way that children enjoy and look forward to attending. Sessions take place after school at 4-5pm, 5-6pm and 6-7pm and we continue to run sessions throughout the school holidays. We also have music tuition on the weekends, for both children and adults. From September, we will be providing adult tuition, this includes: helping parents keep up to date with what their children are learning in school, including supporting them with their children’s homework; providing support in the lead up to an exam, e.g. teacher training professional skills tests and we will be launching language tuition for adults (French, Spanish and English). We offer a free, no obligation, taster session (except for music and secondary tuition) which we will use to assess your child and identify any areas that they need extra support with. If you would like to book your child in for this then simply call us on 0151 345 6987 or email We are a friendly bunch, so if you have any questions then please pop in to have a chat or you can simply visit our new website for more information.

ALL MOVES VAN & MAN SERVICES Carl runs his business with a pride and always with a friendly manor providing an effective service to all his customers. The costs are very reasonable for the level of service he offers and will always try to negotiate the best price for you. He covers a wide range of services including house, flat & student removals, house clearances including garages and garden sheds. Tip runs available or if you require furniture moving from A to B ring All Moves Van & Man. It may be a collection of household items you have purchased from the likes of Ikea; B&W EBay & Gumtree Carl is the man for this job. Why not try his collection delivery service 24/7 ring him on 0787 612 3696 you won’t be disappointed!!

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The Create Workshop, 54 Allerton Road, Woolton offers a variety of sewing and craft activities to people of all ages and abilities. We cater to individual needs, provide quality materials and the beau-tiful surroundings inspire our clients who have been amazed at what they have been able to pro-duce with our expert guidance. Children - Age 7+ Children have been learning to use patterns, cut out and sew; producing amazing, high quality gar-ments. Every Saturday and Friday eve. You can keep your children entertained and stimulated in the summer holidays by booking them on-to the Create Craft Club where they will enjoy a variety of imaginative projects. Wednesday - Friday 2.30pm - 4.30pm We also have the very talented Jean from ‘Daisy Cupcake’ holding children’s cupcake decorating classes. Adults - There are garment making sessions weekly on Wednesday and Friday catering to all levels of abil-ity. We have a monthly crochet session and individual one to one sessions available. Sewing for beginners - This session is an introduction to sewing machines and producing a quality decorated cushion cover. As well as all these unique services we are also be available for all our usual creative fun, Hen Par-ties, Birthday Parties and Baby Showers. We are currently accepting bookings for Christmas Brownies and Guides sessions. We stock haberdashery essentials and unique crafty gifts, so pop in for a chat or call Elizabeth on 0151 428 0101. email:

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Review of Spirit of Liverpool 2018 Gala Charity Event I had the pleasure of attending a major charity gala event SPIRIT OF LIVERPOOL 2018 at the Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 23rd June as part of Liverpool’s Special Year 2018, with the Liverpool Welsh Choral, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chinese Pagoda Youth Orchestra. The evening highlighted the City’s rich past and its dynamic future through an exciting variety of music and narration. Including music from Europe, Africa, Asia and South America plus Z-Cars the event was narrated by Lord Mike Storey CBE with a grand finale appearance by Gerry Marsden MBE. The programme included everything from Beethoven’s 9th to “You‘ll never walk alone” by the one and only Gerry Marsden MBE and with music in Chinese, Welsh, German and Zulu, I can only describe the evening as spectacular and simply dynamic.

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Tina Malone is an award-winning actress from Liverpool with several nominations for Best Actress in Theatre and TV. Tina’s career began over 30 years ago and includes 5 years in Brookside as Mo McGee, 10 years in Shameless as Mimi Maguire and 10 months at the National Theatre in Jonathan Harvey’s highly acclaimed Guiding Star, to name but a few. Tina has worked with such luminaries as Sally Hawkins, the late Pete Poslethwaite and Ray Winstone, and has 28 films to her credit. She has worked with Oscar winning Directors Jo Wright & Tom Hooper. Her TV Credits are many and include Victoria Wood’s Award Winning Dinnerladies alongside Julie Walters & Celia Imrie and Jo Wright’s BAFTA Award Winning Nature Boy. Her years of experience in Film and TV gave her a profile, so she embarked on what has become almost another career doing Reality TV. The first appearance was in Celebrity Big Brother in 2009, she then went on to do Splash, Celebrity Masterchef, The Chase, 8 out of 10 Cats plus many more. Tina not only took part in but won Celebrity Come Dine with Me and Celebrity 4 Weddings, culminating in her own shows, with TLC Discovery Tina Malone: Pregnant at 50 and Tina Malone: My Perfect Body. In these shows Tina underwent IVF to have her 2nd child (Flame) and after Gastric Band Surgery with a 12 St 4lb weight loss she underwent 9 major operations on her arms, face, breasts, neck, chin and stomach to remove skin! Both documentaries were nominated for Royal Television Society Awards in the Best Factual Entertainment category. She became a regular on ITV This Morning and Loose Women,being known for her opinions on many topical issues. Along with being onscreen,Tina also writes, directs and produces alongside running her drama school.

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Whether you want social skills, to make friends, gain confidence or follow your dreams, Tina’s classes are unique, invigorating and exciting! CHILDREN Children’s classes are about having fun, talking, sharing, moving, learning; Social interaction is so important towards a positive fulfilling life. I believe the earlier you start drama, the more confident you grow. Mixing with children from different cultures and backgrounds is good for a child’s wellbeing, tolerance and education, and enables them to work towards goals, aims and dreams. TEENS Teens classes deal with prevalent, relevant, topical social issues; bullying, drugs, alcohol and contentious issues such as sexuality and racism, leading to a different perspective, making them think outside the box gaining confidence to be unique individuals and hopefully make more informed decisions about their future. Creating drama with teens is exciting and gives them a great outlet for all their issues and energy in a safe, fun environment. The emphasis is always on Education. ADULTS Primarily this group will play games, have fun and devise scenarios and sketches that will enable them to explore different tasks, share information and experiences, doing as much or as little as they like, working towards a performance in a theatre. ADULTS: ADVANCED This class deals with scripts, literature, verse, prose, poetry, classics, phonetics, accents, writing and acting to camera. Class times and venues >

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L25WOOLTONTIMES TINA’S CLASSES Castlefields Community Centre, Chester Way, Runcorn WA7 2HY. Weekly classes on Fridays. 6pm-7pm (ages 4-6 years) £4 per lesson 7pm-8pm (ages 7-12 years) £4 per lesson 8pm-9pm (ages 13 - Adults) £4 per lesson Woolton Youth & Community Centre, High Street, Woolton, L25 7TD. Fortnightly classes on Sundays. 1pm - 2pm (ages 4 - 6 years) £5 per lesson 2pm - 3pm (ages 7 - 12 years) £5 per lesson 3pm - 4pm (ages 13 - 6 years) £5 per lesson 4pm - 6pm (age 17+) £10 per lesson Pay in advance for 5 lessons and get a 6th lesson FREE! Available at both venues. SEMINARS Seminars will take place 3 times a year over a 2-day period. The Saturdays are an evening session, 6pm – 9pm for a photoshoot. Sundays are 10am – 7pm, during which you will hear from 4 Industry professionals (Actors, Writers, Directors, Producers, Reality Stars, Presenters etc) Dates for seminars are available on request. PRIVATE DRAMA These are intense one to one sessions tailored to suit the individual. Whether that be sight reading, accents, getting audition pieces or a show reel together or just about the business and how to get on. Equity, TV, Theatre, Spotlight, Agents etc.

These sessions are specifically designed for the individual requirements. £30 for a 45-minute session or £50 for 90 minutes. Book 7 sessions in advance and get an additional session Free! LIFE COACHING I have my own unique method of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; it works! So, whether you want to learn to cope with anxiety, social pressures or even panic attacks I can help you. Or if you have more specific requirements combatting issues with food, drink, weight loss, drugs, IVF, overcoming grief, gaining confidence and positivity, I am your Woman! £30 for a 45-minute session or £50 for 90 minutes. Book 7 sessions in advance and get an additional session Free! Contact Me: If you have any queries or you wish to book a class or a private session, get in touch; Email: Phone: 07498605589 or 07909862296 I can only guarantee death and the Tax man to those of you that have dreams of becoming an Actor, Director, Writer; BUT, I can guarantee honest advice and direction helping you towards your goals, whether that be getting into Uni, Drama School or just getting on stage and performing. Who knows, you could be the next Judy Dench or Benedict Cumberbatch! Just remember, it’s never too late!

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As detailed in previous editions of the L25 Woolton Times the public inquiry into the disputed right of way at Byron Court has been adjourned. The inquiry will resume at 10am on Tuesday 14th August at Woolton Golf Club. The adjournment is to give the Byron Court Management Company, who are objecting to the proposed right of way more time to locate documents crucial to their case. If the BCMC cannot prove that they are the owners of the land in question then their case will collapse and the footpath will have to be re-opened with the brick wall blocking it being demolished. The Woolton Society has had a full programme of events this Spring & Summer, with several very well attended talks held at the Village Club, & a quiz night. A tour of the new St Julie’s school in May was led by the head teacher, Tim Alderman. A visit to the Western Approaches war rooms was held in July, which was a follow up to a talk on the battle of the Atlantic held in February. The autumn programme begins on Wednesday 19th September, with Major Graham Longmore of the Salvation Army speaking on the Strawberry Field project. The talk in October will be on Thursday 18th October, at 3pm in St Mary’s church hall. The topic will be Woolton’s Convalescent Home, with Dr Janet Hollinshead & Paul Wilkie the speakers. The Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday 21st November.

For details of times, dates & venues see our notice board adjacent to the new Crust restaurant, the regular newsletter sent to members, or check our website Jean Davies, Woolton Society chairman

Take advantage of Kumon’s two-week Free Trial At your local Kumon Woolton Study Centre our aim is to help any child of any ability to shine. We support students to help them become confident, independent learners. With 60 years of experience and over 4 million students worldwide, the Kumon Maths and English Programmes enable children to embrace new challenges and to develop strong study skills. We believe this opportunity to grow on both an academic and a personal level should be available to all children. That is why, between 1 September and 31 October, we are offering a two-week Free Trial to all new students at our study centre. Your child will be assessed so that your Kumon Instructor can tailor their level of study precisely to their ability. This creates a positive learning experience, with work set at just the right level. At Kumon we believe that learning is always for the long run. The individualised maths and English programmes enable students to progress to an advanced level, at their own pace, ensuring they maximise their ability and begin to realise their unlimited potential. Our students develop lifelong 46 46

study skills and a passion for learning, equipping them for a successful futureKumon Educational is the UK’s largest supplementary education provider, with over 70,000 students studying at more than 620 study centres. The Kumon Woolton Study Centre is located at St James Church Hall, Church Road South, Woolton, with classes running throughout the week. To find out how Kumon study can help your child to shine, book a consultation with your local study centre. You can contact your local Instructor, The Woolton Centre offers individualised maths and English study programmes which help children of all... Jenn Appleton, Lead Instructor Kumon Woolton Study Centre Telephone: 0151 374 2484 :: 07942 927281 Email Visit our website: Join us on Facebook |Follow us on Instagram

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WOW (Women of Woolton) Women’s Institute is part of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes. Our monthly meetings cover crafts, campaigns and issues of the day as well as providing a forum for an active and friendly social life. All our sub groups continue to flourish the list is endless - Quiz team meet on 3rd Tuesday of the month, Tai Chi is on Wednesday 9.45 in the Arncliffe sports centre. Our walking group meet twice a month to various areas within Merseyside all finishing up with coffee or lunch. Line dancing is very popular on the 4th Tuesday of the month in The Quarry. Sonya Banks continues her sewing workshop held every Friday in Woolton Youth Centre from 9.30- 11.30am.all welcome WI members & public. They continue to make surgical gowns & PJ wraps for babies & children going into hospital for treatment also various craftslog cabin quilting being their latest addition. With many Workshops arranged including Calligraphy, Cross Stich, Watercolour Classes, Bead making there is so much to do and enjoy throughout the year. We have listened to some fantastic speakers so far this year - topics re: The Suffragettes by Pauline Keaveney / Sophie School by Frank Mc Donough & Holly House Farm Preserves by Mel Lathom all so very interesting and enjoyed by all our LADIES Other local WI’s: CHILDWALL WI - Mairead Cahill 07787 600636 LIVERBIRDS CENTRAL Liverpool WI - Rachel or Dorothy Smith 01722459020 HALEWOOD WI - contact the Federation direct WOOLTON WANDERERS WI - Jean McEvoy on 07738051159

Margaret Davies - WOW WI PR Committee Member Woolton mobile: 0797 770 6211

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Abbot’s Lea School holds a FAB Family Fun Day In a bid to raise funding for an innovative outdoor learning provision, Abbot’s Lea School held a FAB (Families and Friends of Abbot’s Lea School) Family Fun Day. Students, families, friends, neighbours, staff and members of the public recently enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with live music, donkey rides, an inflatable assault course, a climbing wall, a staff and student tug of war, numerous stalls and a raffle. Local businesses and organisations such as Delta Taxis, Bellevale Fire Service, uniform suppliers Whittakers and St John’s Ambulance were also present. In addition, a delicious BBQ provided by Food for Thought, afternoon tea put together by the staff and a range of refreshing summer drinks were served to attendees. The specialist Woolton-based school held the event to raise money for the re-development of its outdoor space so that the school’s students, who have autism and associated learning needs, can utilise and enjoy new experiences outside of the classroom. The day raised over £4,000 in profit which will go towards purchasing new play equipment for the primary department, log cabins for secondary department and development of a Forest School area for students of all ages. The whole outdoor learning project requires investment of around £250,000. Headteacher Ania Hildrey, said: “Our second-ever FAB Family Fun Day was a great way to bring the school, families and the local community together. “This year we have been working incredibly hard to raise money towards our outdoor learning provision and so far, we’ve been very fortunate to have received such fantastic support from people looking to help us reach this ambitious target. “On behalf of the entire school community, I want to thank family adviser, Lisa Sharpe, who led the initiative this year and every person who contributed to this outstanding project. The students will be delighted with the impact!” Woolton-based Abbot’s Lea School is an outstanding school that provides the highest quality of specialist education for students aged 3-19 living with autism and a range of associated communication, interaction, social imagination, sensory and learning differences. For more information, visit:

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June / July 2018 NEWSLETTER DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS (1) ROYAL SOCIETY for PROTECTION of BIRDS - Wild Bird Project HELD 3/06/18 This was our first field event held in conjunction with the RSPB, and they were very pleased with how it went on a superb sunny day. Many woodland walkers / families and cyclists stopped at both our stalls taking in information from both voluntary groups about the future of the Woodland. The RSPB has now agreed to a second joint Wild Bird event for mid week on Tuesday 28th August 18 from 10am to 5pm. This is the first year we have asked for contributions to the costs of providing food and drink and Jane was very pleased with the £108.70 total donations made on the day .towards Association funds. Thanks to all volunteers who made the event possible and to Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Waterfields for their contributions to make the food event a success. (2) POTENTIAL PLANNING APPLICATION FOR 12 HOUSES IN WOOLTON MANOR GROUNDS The Association has been approached by Rushton Properties Ltd to attend a site meeting with their architect to discuss the above plans. The précis of their email is:‘The reason I called was to invite you to meet me and Rushton’s appointed architect for the Woolton Manor site, Adam Morgan, on the site. I have got a new site manager, Colin O’Hare, working there and he has to a large extent tamed the site and made it a very pleasant place to meet. . I have asked Richard Gee (the planning consultant who worked on the now aborted Mental Health Care scheme for the site) to put together a team to make a planning application. At present we are proposing to put forward an application for up to a dozen 4 or 5 bed high-end houses on the site. This follows the successful appeal for the Allerton Priory land by Redrow. The Inspector said something on the lines of high value houses being in short supply in the City - and where better than Woolton for the lucky movers and shakers of the City to live, rather than Formby or Heswall’. This offer was considered at our June Committee Meeting and rejected. Association letters have been sent to both Rushton Properties, copied to the Woolton Society stating that any consultation meeting proposed should be public and inclusive to all. Rushton have agreed to that Association proposal. WVRA COMMITTEE

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Tuesday 31st July 1.00pm Reynolds Park, Woolton A delightful, gentle walk that discovers this former Gentleman’s estate. We explore the fascinating History, the beautiful tree and plant collections and we visit the stunning walled gardens. Meet outside Reynolds Park, Church Road Woolton. Telephone: 07850 239411


As You Like It - outdoor theatre by The Pantaloons “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players...” Wednesday 1st August 2018 19:00 - 21:30 Book online: Hamlet - outdoor theatre by The Three Inch Fools The Three Inch Fools bring Shakespeare’s most iconic and beautiful play to life in their traditional fast-paced style, with a vibrant and inventive depiction of Hamlet’s world set against a bubbling soundscape of Scandinavian folk and musical Wednesday 8th August 2018 19:00 - 21:30 Book online:


1 WOOLTON ST, L25 5NHT: 0151 909 3909 E: INFO@THEELEPHANTWOOLTON.CO.UK On Saturday 28th July, we have something exciting happening! The Elephant & Liberty Tavern will transform our venues and outdoor spaces into a spectacular all-day Summer Fete! Get your tickets here:

AT ROYAL ALBERT DOCK… SUMMER FOOTBALL Wednesday 1st - Wednesday 22nd August 10am - 6pm : Price: Free FOLK AT ROYAL ALBERT DOCK - Saturday 25th - Monday 27th August - 10am - 6pm : Price: Free CLIPPER RACE Royal Albert Dock - Thursday 26 - Sunday 29 July - 10am - 6pm : Price: Free THE MAKERS MARKET Royal Albert Dock - 2 September - 10am - 6pm : Price: Free

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July 2018 edition of the ever popular Woolton Times community magazine. Advertising local companies, services and events to the residents of...


July 2018 edition of the ever popular Woolton Times community magazine. Advertising local companies, services and events to the residents of...