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Edition No. 156

Date:- 19 June 2004

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Bring out your rubbish for community skips

RESIDENTS of Toxteth and Anfield are being asked to surrender their household rubbish as the latest batch of community skips hits the streets.

During this week and next, six skips will be delivered to the areas and residents will be able to fill them with whatever waste they have lying around.

The skips will be positioned around Admiral Street and High Park Street in Toxteth this week, while next week they will move to streets off Walton Breck Road in Anfield. 

As well as community skips, residents will benefit from the removal of fly-tipped material from vacant property and land.

The project will be followed by enforcement action to prevent any further fly-tipping, as well as new measures to help control the rodent population. Similar waste amnesties have already been carried out successfully in Granby Triangle, Lodge Lane, Wavertree and other areas of the city. Residents have been leafleted with the locations of community skips and the dates they will be around. 

Fridges, freezers, ovens, washing machines and gas bottles will be dealt with, but must be left in separate areas close to the skips, rather than placed inside. The waste amnesty is part of Merseyside's £86m Housing Market Renewal Initiative (HMRI), which aims to regenerate local neighbourhoods.

Angie Lewis of Salisbury Residents Association, who lives in the area that will be tackled next week said:- "We really welcome this project. The properties in this area have not got any space to store unwanted items and this leads to fly-tipping, making the area unsightly. The community skips should help avoid this."



A SPECTACULAR three night festival is to be held on the banks of the River Mersey, organised by Liverpool City Council.

The 'Waterfront Weekend' at Liverpool Pier Head will take place from 3 September to the 5 September, featuring top classical, pop and comedy acts on stage in front of a specially constructed 5,000 seat arena. 

The Waterfront Classics, Waterfront Rock and Waterfront Comedy nights build on the success of last year's Waterfront Classics concert, which was attended by 4,500 people.

Warren Bradley, the city council's Executive member for Leisure and Culture, said:- "This looks set to be a fantastic weekend of first class entertainment in one of the best locations in Europe.

Comedy and music are two of Liverpool's best known exports, and I can't think of anywhere better to hold this event than the Pier Head, the home to the city's best-known landmarks which will hopefully soon become a World Heritage site."

The first event is a spectacular classical musical concert in association with Classic FM, performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The RLPO will be conducted by Howard Moody, who has previously worked with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Halle Orchestra and as a musical director in the West End. 

They will play compositions by Claude Debussy, Leonard Bernstein, Richard Wagner and Strauss, and will also be joined on stage by Marc Almond and the Farm, who will each perform one of their own hits. A massive pyrotechnic, laser lights and fireworks display will light up the night sky to accompany the music.

The second event on the following day will feature a pop concert to be supported by Radio City to mark the radio stations thirtieth birthday which as yet the line up is set to be announced in the coming weeks. 

The final day of the festival will feature a comedy night that sees Jo Brand and Julian Clary.

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