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Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 144

Date:- 20 March 2004

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Bitch About. 
Roberta Lee Investigates.... 

LAST week we ran "Where are the people?" This week we have this story for you... 

SOUTHPORT tourism officers returned from the UK’s premier travel trade exhibition to hail the success of the Coach Friendly Town award in the latest accolade gained by the seaside town we got told this week. 

Southport was just one of four towns receiving the award which was voted for by Confederation of Passenger Transport member operators and drivers. 

Bob Pilbeam Coaching Consultant said:- “The winning towns have demonstrated a clear commitment to the coaching industry and they have a great understanding of customer and operator needs. We look forward to members nominating even more towns in next year’s survey.”

Southport’s group travel business is booming which is largely due to the introduction of a wide range of initiatives to encourage coaches to the resort. 

This is fantastic news for the day time trade, but what about the night time trade? How can we improve it? Send us your ideas.  roberta.investigation@southportreporter.com 

As for the Welcome To Southport Question we are still waiting for a reply about, but we will get on, don't you panic...

Roberta xXx... 
On D Case 4 U!

Waterloo RUFC sets sights on Twickenham

WATERLOO Rugby Club will host one of the most important games in its history on March 27, when it plays Wakefield, at home, in the semi-finals of the Powergen Cup.

The opportunity to go to the final has excited locals and supporters alike, with the possibility of gaining the clubs first ever final position in the clubs history for this cup.

Eddie Bentley, Commercial Director of Waterloo said:- “The success of Waterloo rolls on apace. As of today, we are unbeaten in the league and the fact that we are now so close to Twickenham augers well for our next major objective, which is to gain promotion to National League Division Two.” 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR "writing to invite"

"Dear Sir,

I am writing to invite your readers to join me on a trek through the deserts and wadis of Jordan to the Rose Red City of Petra to raise funds for the Countryside Alliance.

The challenge, which takes place between 7 and 12 October 2004, is a unique three and a half day trek following ancient routes and finishing at the awe-inspiring rose red city of Petra.

This trek is in aid of the Countryside Alliance, an organisation with almost 100,000 members which champions country sports, the countryside and the rural way of life. Last year a similar trek to Mount Toubkal in Morocco raised more than Ł30,000 for the organisation.

Spaces are limited so if you are interested in learning more about it, or booking a place on the trek, please contact me at the Countryside Alliance Events Office on 01672 519472 or by email at:-  alicia-billyeald@countryside-alliance.org."  

Alicia Billyeald

COURT ORDERS TENANTS TO ALLOW GAS CHECKS

LIVERPOOL City Council gained court orders against tenants who have failed to co-operate in allowing inspections of gas appliances to be carried out at their homes.

Under the Gas Regulations of 1998, the Council is required, as a landlord, to carry out an annual service of gas central heating and to inspect flues.

Despite leaving calling cards and writing to households, some tenants have persistently failed to keep appointments meaning the safety checks cannot be carried out.

Now, Liverpool County Court has granted the Council access orders to three houses in Norris Green. The Council is applying for 10 more orders and there are several hundred other properties where this action is being considered.

"This may appear to be a drastic move," said Councillor Flo Clucas, Executive Member for Housing and Neighbourhood Services, "We have given these people a lot of opportunities - we have written to them and left calling cards. It is only when they have constantly ignored our requests that we have decided on court action."

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