Sunday, 23 February 2014

Friends of Garston Library - 2014 literary evenings

The Friends of Garston Library have another series of literary evenings coming up this Spring and Summer.

They start again in March with an evening devoted to Literature of the First World War.

The date is 20th March and the venue is the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy.  The talk starts at 7 but we'll be there with drinks from 6 30.

Our speaker is Dr Guy Cuthbertson who is the author of a very recently (Feb 2014) published new biography of Wilfred Owen.

Dr Cuthbertson is a lecturer at Liverpool Hope University and Literature of the First World War is one of his specialist areas.

Do come and join us. We'll be making a small charge (£1 per person) to help us with our room hire and other costs.

The venue has plenty of parking but it's also near Liverpool South Parkway Station and the 86a and 82 bus routes.  The entrance is on Horrocks Avenue.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Funding deadline coming up for groups in Garston

I've blogged before about the Cressington Community First Fund, which gives grants to projects in the Cressington ward of Liverpool.  Decisions are made by a panel of local people - one of them is me.

The money comes from the Government and Cressington is not the only bit of Liverpool to benefit.

If your organisation is in Garston, you may well be covered by the Speke/Garston Community First Fund.

Anyway, this fund (Speke Garston) has a deadline coming up for the next lot of applications.  It's 3 March. 

You can get info, and a form, from the Council rep by e mailing

Each fund sets its own priorities so it's worth checking what the Speke Garston ones are if you are applying.

The next round for the Cressington Fund should be soon.  When we have dates for that I'll post here.

Event on jobs and housing - Liverpool - 27 Feb.

 I've just come across some information about an event at Liverpool Town Hall which might be helpful if you are looking for work or an apprenticeship or need to find somewhere to live.  I've pasted the info below:

A jobs homes and enterprise fair – ‘Living Local Working Local’ – takes place at Liverpool Town Hall on February 27, offering hundreds of job opportunities for people across Merseyside, as well as the opportunity to view a wide range of homes available to rent and buy.
Hosted by Neighbourhood investor, Plus Dane Group, the event provides attendees with the chance to meet with businesses and developers offering vacancies and apprenticeships and view vacant Plus Dane properties in the Liverpool city region that are available for rent and sale.
Many major employers have signed up to the event and will be advertising a wide range of employment and training opportunities. There will also be an Enterprise Hub on the day, offering support for those who are considering self-employment, starting a business or want help growing their existing business.
In addition there will be agencies on hand to offer support and advice on securing employment, welfare reform changes and managing debt and staff will also be on hand to help people with completing housing and Property Pool Plus applications.
Erika Rushton, Neighbourhoods Director at Plus Dane Group, said: “Plus Dane is committed to supporting the creation of local jobs and providing the practical advice and help that is often needed to ensure that residents have access to these opportunities.
“The ‘Living Local-Working Local’ event brings all this support together under one roof, along with the chance to find out more about renting or buying a home with Plus Dane and the homes available across the city, and so provides a valuable opportunity for anyone seeking employment or a home to find out more about what’s on offer.”

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Women's event - 12 Feb - Ambergate Road

The Guide Hut on Ambergate Road, L19, is hosting an event this week which brings together a group of women running local businesses.

The Let Yourself Glow evening is on Wednesday 12th Feb and runs from 6 30 to 8 30.

It's a mixture of health advice, free massages, travel advice and hair consultations.

It's a free event.

The Guide Hut is at the end of Ambergate Road ( if you live locally you'll also know it as a polling station in the elections)