Irresponsible dog owners brought to heel
council patrol and response officers and Merseyside Police are
patrolling parks and cemeteries in Liverpool to crackdown on
anti-social behaviour. In particular, they are targeting
irresponsible dog owners who let their animals roam free, causing
danger to others. The city council and Merseyside Police are
working together concentrating on people who cause fear among other
park and cemetery users.
Councillor Dave Antrobus, executive member for community safety,
said:- “We are determined to make sure that our parks and
cemeteries are safe places for everyone to use. This
initiative provides reassurance for people who use parks, and gives
us the opportunity to tackle the small minority of dog owners whose
thoughtless actions put individuals and families off visiting their
The joint patrols are initially taking place at parks and cemeteries
across the city until the end of March.
Assistant executive director for community safety, Nick Phillips,
said:- “These high visibility patrols are part of our
commitment with the police to tackle anti social behaviour in parks
and cemeteries. Everyone has a right to enjoy their local area
of open space. Dog owners need to understand that allowing their
animals to run free can cause real problems.
It’s important to stress that any dog can cause danger or injury –
it’s not just about those breeds that people popularly classify as
dangerous. Owners must understand that not everyone else is a
dog lover, and they can be easily intimidated by an animal that
isn’t under close control. Most owners act responsibly, but
there are a minority out there that we’ll be focusing on in terms of
education and enforcement.”
The city council’s patrol and response team work closely with
Merseyside Police to patrol parks around the clock.
Mersey Ferries ticket
TICKETS for the Mersey Ferries are now only available at the
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company offices.
The desk is open Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 7.30pm and
8.30am and 7.30pm at weekends (shown on map, marked "X").
The move is intended to help passengers using the ferries, which are
currently arriving and departing from the Isle of Man landing stage
on the Liverpool side of the Mersey.
The changes are also intended to support the move of the Mersey
Ferries ticket office from Pier Head Ferry Terminal to a temporary
facility on Canada Boulevard while major regeneration works are
underway at the Pier Head.
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Fitness bus scores with kids
are teaming up with an international goalkeeper to give unhealthy
eating the boot. 7-year-old pupils from Lawrence Community
Primary School, Wavertree, are being put on the spot by Everton FC
and England women’s football star Rachel Brown.
The challenge is to score past her from the penalty spot, and the
prize up for grabs is tickets to see Everton FC play at Goodison.
It’s all part of a special event celebrating Liverpool’s Healthy
Schools bus reaching a very special landmark. The bus, a
unique partnership between Liverpool City Council, Arriva and
Everton FC, has visited almost 80 schools across the city since it
1st hit the road last October to educate pupils about healthy eating
And when it rolls into Lawrence Community Primary school tomorrow,
it will officially pass the 3,000-pupil mark. Youngsters at the
school will enjoy a day of fitness fun, including taking part in
Rachel Brown’s penalty challenge, learning about the benefits of
healthy eating and hopping on-board the bus to find out what all the
fuss is about.
Liverpool City Council Leader Warren Bradley said:-
“Liverpool’s healthy schools bus is bringing health education direct
to our schoolchildren, and teaching them about fitness and nutrition
in a fun, accessible way. To have already helped 3,000 pupils
on their journey to healthier futures is a wonderful achievement.
The bus has been a real hit with all the young people it has
visited, and I’m looking forward to it connecting with thousands
more children over the next year.”
The healthy schools bus is an Arriva vehicle which has been
transformed into a hi-tech, mobile classroom. Emblazoned with
colourful images of children tucking into fruit and veg, the bus is
kitted out with laptops, an electronic whiteboard and a sound
system. It is also stacked to the brim with sports equipment and
The lessons are led by Rachel Brown, who as well as being part of
the England women’s World Cup team, is a qualified teacher. Rachel
is supported by members of the city’s ‘Sportslinx’ team. The
sessions at each school are divided into one hour of physical
activity in the playground and a one-hour interactive healthy eating
lesson on board the bus.
Pupils at each school are weighed and measured on the bus to provide
anonymous information which will help the team evaluate how
successful the project has been. They are also given a healthy ‘goody
bag’ containing a toothbrush, a 5-day diary and a pedometer to
record the number of steps they are taking each day. Following the
bus’ visit, they fill in the diary every day, supported by their
teachers, to record how well they are doing.
School Sport Co-ordinators visit the children the following week to
look at the diaries and offer them all the help they need to
continue with their healthy regime. And the bus will return one year
later to see the same children and reinforce the healthy lifestyle
message. The children will also be weighed and measured again to see
if there has been a general improvement in overall body mass index.
The city council’s executive member for children’s services,
Councillor Paul Clein, said:- “The Liverpool Healthy Schools
Bus is a major part of our drive to reduce child obesity levels in
the city and improve the health, fitness and well-being of all our
young people. It’s a really innovative project, led by a
skilled and enthusiastic team, and it’s making a real difference to
thousands of young people’s lives.”