Liverpool and Merseyside Visitor Guide Launched
A BRAND new visitor guide for Liverpool and Merseyside is to be
launched this week. The 2006 Visitor Guide to Liverpool,
Merseyside and England’s Northwest, produced by The Mersey
Partnership, will act as the definitive tourism handbook for the
An initial 200,000
guides will be printed and distributed throughout the UK and Europe.
As well as being distributed free in Merseyside’s Tourist
Information centres, they will also appear in Information Centres,
ferry terminals, bus and coach stations and motorway service
stations up and down the country.
Features in the guide include Museums & Galleries, Music & The
Beatles, Theatre & Cinema, Sport, Shopping, Liverpool European
Capital of Cultue, Architecture and Accommodation. There are also
dedicated sections for St.Helens, Halton, Knowsley, Wirral and
Southport, as well as a wider North West message.
A new feature from previous editions is a dedicated Family section,
which suggests ideas for those visiting the region with children.
Martin King, Director of Tourism at The Mersey Partnership, said:-
“A quality visitor guide is essential for any travel
destination. It has to be handy to carry around, user-friendly and
should contain simple but accurate information. As well as providing
tourists with the information they will need during their visit, it
is also a good tool to attract people here. It is estimated
that tourism contributes £1billion to the local economy, providing
jobs for 20,000 people. With such high numbers we need to make sure
we get the basic things right, and we believe that this is the best
visitor guide we’ve ever produced and one of the best on the
Liverpool & Merseyside Visitor Guides can be obtained from
or by calling 0906 680 6886 (25p per minute).
SCHOOL WINS BT SCHOOLS AWARD
HALEWOOD College in Halewood, Nine Tree Primary School in
Stockbridge Village, St Brigid's RC Primary School, St Paul and St
Timothys Infant School and Lister Drive Infant School all of
Liverpool have won BT Schools Awards worth £3,000 each in partnership
with 105.4 Century FM and Capital Disney.
The schools, were some of 200 winners chosen from more than 750 entries, ware
awarded the prizes because they have demonstrated a commitment to
putting speaking and listening at the heart of education and
promoting excellent communication skills within the classroom,
school and in their community.
The 2005/06 BT Schools Awards reward schools that actively develop
pupils’ speaking and listening skills. Each winning school will now
receive £1,000 cash to spend how they wish, a treasure chest
including a DVD player, a full set of free communication skills
resources and a special BT drama workshop in their school.
All schools were selected as BT Schools Awards winners as the
schools regard developing speaking and listening skills as
crucial. Students are expected to participate in class discussions
and encouraged to discuss and agree upon an appropriate register for
conversation, group work and formal presentations. Active listening
strategies are promoted and through activities such as performances,
student councils, committees and peer mentoring communication skills
Dave Hancock, head of BT Education and Volunteering, said:- "I
would like to congratulate all the schools taking part in these
awards. It is great to see that schools across the country are
demonstrating a commitment to improving the communication skills of
their pupils and are actively seeking opportunities to promote best
practice in speaking and listening."
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for more information about the scheme.
improvements to Wood Lane/Winster Drive
A SERIES of road safety improvements are being made to the
roundabout joining Wood Lane and Winster Drive in Netherley.
Merseytravel and Liverpool City Council are jointly coordinating the
works, which are part of the Local Transport Plan – a 5-year
programme of improvements to the transport network in Merseyside.
The works include reducing the size of the roundabout to allow buses
and other vehicles to manoeuvre safely around it and raising the
kerbs to improve pedestrian safety, as well as improvements to the
road surface, markings, signage and street lighting.
To ensure the works can be carried out safely, the Winster Drive
junction with Wood Lane will be closed to traffic for 10 weeks.
Bus services 79, 79D and 179 will be re-routed and clear diversion
signs will direct drivers around the area.
A Merseytravel spokesperson said:- ”These are important road
improvements, which will greatly improve this junction, however, we
do apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst this work takes
A public notice informing about the works is due to go out in the
local press. The works start on January 23.