Friday, 17 August 2012

Beechwood event - 29th August

Liverpool Mutual Homes is planning an "impact day" on the Beechwood estate on 29th August.  The idea is to do some clean up work but also to provide activities for young people and to make sure residents get information about things going on locally.

In particular there should be some information about the plans to build houses for sale (shared equity) on the bit of vacant land behind part of Beechwood Gardens. (It's actually a housing association called Plus Dane that is planning to do this so they will be there as well).

If I get more concrete information (like exact start times) I'll blog again on this but if you live in that area do look out for posters and leaflets.

Have you smelled it?

People in South Liverpool have been noticing odd smells - sort of like TCP - in parts of Speke and Garston.  It's not all the time but when it's there it is noticeable.

It's possible that a particular factory is responsible and the Council's Environmental Health department is investigating after a series of reports (including from me but also from other people who live nearby)

They will be checking on the area in the next week or so but are particularly keen to be aware of when people are noticing the smell so that they can try to visit when the smell is actually there.

If you live in the area and notice the smell you can alert environmental health by either using their on line form which you will find at this link or by calling them via 0151 233 3000.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Grants for local groups - deadline looming

There's a grants scheme linked to Health and Wellbeing that could be useful for local groups looking to apply for funds.

The deadline for this next round is 23rd August so there's not a huge amount of time left

Here is the link if you want to follow it up.

24 hour alcohol sales - St Mary's Road - update.

We now know the date of the licensing committee meeting about whether or not the petrol station on Garston Way/St Mary's Road will be able to sell alcohol 24 hours a day. This is the filling station by ASDA where St Marys Road starts going down into Garston village.

The meeting is on the 5th September.  Richard Oglethorpe and I will be there on behalf of local people (thanks to those who signed the petition asking us to represent you).

Richard appears to be  the only Councillor to have sent in an objection ( which means effectively that two of the current three Cressington Councillors and all of the Speke Garston Councillors have not bothered)

Obviously at the moment we can't predict how this will turn out although we will use all the arguments about potential noise nuisance and anti social behaviour etc.  Many people have said to us that they are worried about this, particularly as there are so many houses very near this place.

Anyway, the paperwork in advance of the meeting is on the Council's website at the moment which you can find at this link.

We will update as soon as we can.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Work on Cressington Station

Merseyrail is looking to put a toilet into the station at Cressington and to do a bit of work on the pavement immediately outside the building. 

The details aren't all published yet but when they are you'll be able to find them with the planning application here