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Southport Reporter®

Edition No. 147

Date:- 10 April 2004

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One Stop Shops are on cloud nine!

LIVERPOOL City Council is officially opening the doors of its ninth One Stop Shop in Belle Vale.

The £900,000 state-of-the-art building, which was set up using neighbourhood renewal funding, is bringing council services even closer to the local community.

Staff is giving people help and information about any council service under one roof, from benefits to environmental services, education awards to disabled parking permits and refuse collection.

It is the latest phase of the council's plan to create a network of One Stop Shops, taking in every area of the city.

Council Leader, Councillor Mike Storey said:- "Our network of One Stop Shops continue to go from strength to strength, and I'm delighted we are now providing Belle Vale residents with a hi-tech facility where they can get all their council queries answered quickly and efficiently."

The city council's One Stop Shops are proving to be a real hit with customers. Between April 2002 and March 2003, the One Stop Shops dealt with 450,000 requests for service, resolving eight out of ten enquiries straight away. 

MODEL VILLAGE OPENING STEAMS AHEAD

RAY and Jean Jones are proud to announce the re-opening of Southport's Model Railway Village on Thursday 8 April at 10 am.

Situated in an ideal location within the new seafront and close to the Marine Parade pedestrian bridge, this popular tourist destination in King's Gardens is going from strength to strength as it begins its eighth season. 

The village appeals to individuals and families who enjoy varied landscape, authentic model buildings and the famous railway network. No visit is complete without some refreshments in the attractive Tea Gardens and Café which specialises in cream teas and a variety of delicious sandwiches.

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WATERLOO RUFC HEADS TO VICTORY AT TWICKENHAM...

AFTER beating Wakefield in the Powergen Shield in March 27, Merseyside's Waterloo Rugby Club has made it through to the Finals of the competition and will play at Twickenham Stadium in London. 

The team will play Bristol on April 17 in the Powergen Challenge Shield Final, one of the four games that will be played that day at the stadium. Kick off is at 12pm. 

Eddie Bentley, Commercial Director of Waterloo said:- "Waterloo Rugby Club is extremely proud to play at the home of English Rugby and whether or not we win on the day, it is an outstanding achievement for us to have got this far. Playing at Twickenham will gain us recognition nationally while giving the game of Rugby a valuable boost on Merseyside."

Application forms for tickets to the finals are available now from Waterloo Rugby Club on 0151 924 4552. Tickets are priced at £32, £26 and £63 for a family ticket (two adults and two children). Those returning their forms early will have a greater opportunity of getting seats in the reserved Waterloo section of the stands. 

MACARONI A NEW KITCHEN

MOTHER-OF-SIX Amanda Morrow has her favourite Heinz Quick & Easy meal to thank for winning a brand new kitchen.

Amanda, of Brighton, Sussex was visiting friends in Liverpool when she purchased a special promotional can of Heinz Macaroni Cheese from the Smithdowne Road Kwik Save store. While preparing the macaroni cheese, Amanda peeled off the label to see if she had won one of the five free kitchens advertised on the pack.

"We didn't have much time to fuss in the kitchen that day and wanted something easy,"
said Amanda. "A quick lunch soon turned out to be a celebration when we discovered that we had won."

Amanda can now choose a brand new kitchen, designed and installed by Rochester based company Kitchen Parlour.

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