LEAPFROG'S ST DAVID'S DAY CELEBRATIONS
CHILDREN and staff at Leapfrog Day Nursery in Cheshire Oaks will be celebrating St. David's Day on March 1 with a host of fun activities.
The children will be making paper daffodils and Welsh flags and drawing pictures of dragons to mark the feast day of St. David, the Patron Saint of Wales. Staff will also be teaching the children how to say some basic words, such as 'hello' and 'goodbye', in Welsh.
Nursery Manager, Diane Ditchfield, said:- "The children are all looking forward to Monday's activities. St. David's Day promises to be lots of fun and it's also a great opportunity for staff to talk to the children about Wales and its history and culture."
HOT SNACKS A JUST RECIPE FOR COLD SNAP
SHOPPERS in Liverpool are being given a helping hand to weather the big freeze, thanks to Marks & Spencer.
In response to this week’s severe cold weather, staff at Marks & Spencer Liverpool will be giving out free samples of some of the retailer’s most popular hot food dishes as well as 'hot toddies' to help customers keep the chill at bay.
Marks & Spencer's spokesperson Miranda Pode, comments:- “With the Met office advising of severe weather over the next few days we want to put a smile back on our customers faces with something hot, which will hopefully make shopping in the cold a little more bearable.”
During the current cold snap, Marks & Spencer anticipates selling approximately 1,000,000 pies, 50,000 tons of casserole and 20,000 gallons of soup.
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- Wardens to Help Crackdown on Crime
LIVERPOOL'S streets are to be made safer as they are set to be patrolled by a new team of street crime wardens.
The 14 -strong team City Watch Street Crime Wardens will be on patrol in the city centre, Kensington and Kirkdale.
The scheme will be officially launched at Liverpool Town Hall this week. However, the wardens, in their high visibility yellow jackets, have already become a familiar sight on the streets as they have undertaken patrols in the last few months as part of a training period.
They have already been involved in helping the police deal with several thefts and robberies and have administered first aid, assisted in traffic accidents and given members of the public general assistance and information.
As well as dealing with street crime and anti-social behaviour the wardens will also enforce council bye-laws such as those relating to fly-tipping and litter.
They are also actively involved in Truancy Watch, a scheme currently being piloted in Liverpool City Council and which has proved very successful in cutting levels of truancy in the city's schools.
And the wardens are developing excellent links with the local business community. They are working closely with Business Crime Direct and the City Centre manager to target crime reduction and environmental issues.
The Street Crime Wardens are managed by the City Council in partnership with Liverpool City Safeand the Neighborhood Renewal Unit. They are funded through the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister until March 2006.