Crosby Air Training Corps

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HQ, Endbutt Lane (adj’ Fairfield) Crosby. Mon & Thurs 19:30 – 21:45

Vacancies exist for air minded girls and boys between 13 and 18 years of age. Why not go along on a parade night for an informal visit to meet members of the squadron and find out all of the opportunities that are available.

1128(Crosby) Squadon, Air Training Corps.

Merseyside Police Commisioner’s Budget Recommendations

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Jane Kennedy The Merseyside Police Commisioner

Since 2010/11 Merseyside Police has seen a reduction of 624 police officer posts and 177 police staff posts.*

Jane Kennedy said: “Today I am sending my precept proposal to the PCP for scrutiny.” “I propose to increase the precept by 2%, which enables me set a balanced budget, maintain police officer numbers and protect frontline services.

This 2% increase would cost a Band A council tax payer £2.01 a year which is 4p a week. “I am also reducing the costs of my own office by £800,000 over the next two years in order to contribute to keeping the precept as low as possible and defend the police budget from further cuts.”

If you would like to have your say please make a comment in THIS FORUM CLICK HERE

Children’s Safety in Sefton

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Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure receives the RoSPA accreditation from Play Facilities Officer, Norman Irvine

The quality of play areas in Sefton is the best in the region. Sefton Council’s Parks and Greenspaces Service are celebrating after receiving the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) gold standard award and are the only local authority in the North West to receive such a high level.

To win the award, Sefton had to: Provide a robust repair and inspection regimes, prevent accidents and respond to incidents, provide stimulating play provision that has a good play value and demonstrate commitment to inclusion for disabled persons. Sefton Council manages 55 play sites, 16 ball game areas, two skate parks and has a specific Playground Health and Safety Team that carry out inspections. All these sites were visited as part of the inspections. FULL STORY CLICK HERE

rospa-prints-webIn Parliament Edmund King president of the AA, told MPs that ‘road safety awareness’ should be taught to all school children. The Commons inquiry into Cycling has been told that Cycle safety must be a key part of the driving test and on the national curriculum if the Government wants to boost cycling numbers. FULL STORY CLICK HERE

Sefton Green Gym Upgrade

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Queensway green Gym members 2011, Green Hero Award winners

Several years ago National Lottery funding was utilised to set up a number of “Green Gyms” within Sefton MBC. These areas; all in existing allotment schemes, were intended to provide areas for people of all abilities to try growing their own vegatables or take part in gardening activities. As the years have passed most schemes have fallen by the wayside.

HOWEVER! In Victoria ward the Queensway Allotments “Sefton Green Gym” (SGG) is still in action and thriving under the chairpersonship of Mrs Madeline Litchfield who is also a leader of the Friends of Marine Gardens.

Mrs Litchfield has recently taken over the chair’ from the untiring Mr Roger Tolley and thank you to Roger for all his hard work over the years in this post.

Mrs Litchfield and the membership have recently been very active in seeking new funding for the SGG and recently the SSG won a National award ( See the SGG Facebook)  The membership has been increasing but new members always welcome.

Victoria ward Councillors recently donated £1,000 to each of the community groups in the ward, including SGG, fom the ward’s budget. The Mayor’s charity fund also donated a sum to SGG.

Here are some photos of recent upgrades funded by these donations including a new gate, stand pump and improved access pathways.

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Gillons, College Road.

The excellent Gillons of College Road, Crosby has now joined TWITTER
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GILLIONS is an independent company which specialises in traditional foods. We are unique in that we can offer to our customers a range of goods that are suitable for everyday use, whilst stocking a range of fine foods, for those occasions when something a little bit different is required. We also offer a wide selection of cheeses, delicatessen lines and a range of cooked meats, which include our well known and loved home-cooked Hams, Pork’s and Beefs etc.

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