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Edition No. 149

Date:- 01 May 2004

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STAFF and children at the Wonderland nursery went ‘animal crackers’ to celebrate National Pet Week.

Nursery nurse, Kelly Birtles organised a Pet Day and many of the staff are bringing their animals into work. Visitors included dogs, rabbits, a hamster and a tortoise. The children also contributed to a display of pet photos within the nursery. 

National Pet Week is designed to promote responsible pet ownership and to communicate the value of pets for people and people for pets.

Nursery Manager, Gloria Gower said:- “The children got a tremendous amount of benefit from our Pet Day. Not only was it great fun for them to meet the different animals, and talk about their own pets, but we were also able to teach them a little about the importance of respecting, and looking after, animals.”
City Helps Russian Revolution
LIVERPOOL'S pioneering neighbourhood management services are set to be exported to Russia after a visit from a delegation to Russia’s third largest city; Ekaterinburg earlier this week gave an opportunity to improve local democracy.

The Liverpool delegation consisted of Cath Green, the City Council's Assistant Executive Director for regeneration, Gerard Murden and Malcolm Williams from Neighbourhood Regeneration Ltd, the UK's first neighbourhood management company, which is based in Liverpool 8. They will be accompanying a number of Government officials.

Cath Green explained:- "The British Consulate invited us to join the flight to visit Ekaterinburg as they are keen to learn new ways of regeneration. The fact that they are looking to Liverpool shows how the city is regarded as being the leading city for new partnerships.

Ekaterinburg is a city in the Urals with a population of 1.7million and is planning to develop a new style neighbourhood way of delivering services."


Log On Today!  Hear the local bands, pop, rock, classical, jazz and more... also going out soon will be phone ins and other talk events that will keep you entertained.

Craft for Kids... the antidote to sport!

THERE’S always something to do after school if you’re interested in sport - an improvised game of football, cricket or basketball is easy enough to organise. It’s a different story for those young people who aren’t as keen on sport.

Children in Netherton were presented with an alternative way of occupying themselves during the winter evenings and learn new skills, after an award from the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

The Foundation, in conjunction with the S2 South Sefton Key Fund panel, agreed to support the newly-formed Craft for Kids in Netherton to organise an arts and crafts course for a group of young people and six volunteers over twenty weeks at St. Oswald’s Primary School Church centre.

Craft for Kids spokesperson Gladys Kinder explained:- “We set up this initiative because local parents were concerned that children not very interested in sport didn’t have enough options for evening activities. They were worried that the children were therefore more open to negative influences.” 


LEADING house builder, Persimmon Homes has announced details of a brand new development, opening soon in Crosby, Merseyside.

‘Mariner’s Quay’, will be located at what was formerly known as the Knowle, on Blundellsands Road West, and will comprise just 34 properties. The designs will include 23 apartments and penthouses, together with a selection of two, three and four bedroom townhouses. The first homes are expected to be released in the summer.

Richard Tuke, sales director at Persimmon Homes said:- “We are pleased to be able to announce details of Mariners Quay which will be coming to Blundellsands in the summer. We are sure that with the range of designs on offer in this excellent location there will be something to suit most tastes.”

The development in Blundellsands has a number of local amenities including shops and schools. As well as being near to the sea the development is also well placed for the A565 and A5207 and the motorway network.

Also opening later this year will be a second development in Crosby ‘Sandpipers’ which will comprise 32 two-bedroom apartments.