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Issue Date:- 28 July 2008

Clean up for Tuebrook and Stoneycroft

TUEBROOK and Stoneycroft is the latest area to be targeted in a crime and grime clean-up as part of Liverpool’s RESPECT programme.  There will be a whole host of events taking place from 28 July until 3 August, including litter picks, community skips, high visibility patrols, crime prevention and enforcement action from Merseyside Police, together with activities for the whole community.

It has been organised by Liverpool First partners including the city council, Merseyside Police, Mersey Fire and Rescue Service, the Primary Care Trust and others.  The aim is to beat the achievements of last year’s campaign in the area which saw an incredible 75 tonnes of rubbish collected, 15 sites cleared of fly tipping, 20 graffiti eyesores removed and 54 arrests made by Merseyside Police.

Councillor Marilyn Fielding, executive member for safer, stronger communities, said:- “We are having a tremendous amount of success with this programme to clean up parts of the city, provide things to do for local people as well as jobs and training advice.  These are not just one-off operations – they are part of a clear and sustainable plan to tackle the issues that residents have told us they want dealt with.”

The week of activity also includes a series of Splash activities for young people every day at Peter Lloyd Leisure Centre, with 8-12’s catered for from 10-3pm and 13-17 year old’s from 3:30-5:30pm. It includes swimming, football and from Wednesday to Friday circus skills, drumming and dance.

Councillor Berni Turner, executive member for the environment, added:- “I am delighted with the partnership between all of the organisations who are working together to sort out the issues that affect local people.  We are sending out a strong message that we are determined to improve the environment for communities right across Liverpool, ranging from fly tipping through to graffiti.”

Highlights of the week of action include:-

Monday, 28 July 2008
9:30-5pm - Community skips on Quarry Road, Hewitson Road, Auburn Road and Heyburn Road
5-7pm – Dance workshops for 13 to 19 year olds at Hope Centre on Snaefell Avenue

Tuesday, 29 July 2008
9:30-5pm – Community skips on Dorset Road and Marlsborough Road
10-2pm – Community Safety information fayre at the Hope Centre, Snaefell Avenue

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

9:30-5pm – Community skips at Forfar Road and Knocklaid Road
7-9pm – Drama workshops for 13 to 19 year olds at United Reform Church

Thursday, 31 July 2008
9:30-5pm – Community skips on Kremlin Drive and Victoria Road
1:30pm – Evergreen Drama group presents play on bogus callers at Hope Centre on Snaefell Avenue

Friday, 1 August 2008
9:30-5pm – Community skips on Kremlin Road and Victoria Road
3:30-6:30pm – Mobile youth service bus in Newsham Park for 13-19 year olds

Sunday, 3 August 2008
2pm – Meeting for people to discuss community safety issues at Hope Centre on Snaefell Avenue

 Binge-drinking teens, catastrophic megafloods, and the importance of touch

THE BA Festival of Science will be in Liverpool from 6 September 2008 to 11 September, bringing over 350 of the UK’s top scientists and engineers to discuss the latest developments in science with the public. In addition to talks and debates at the University of Liverpool, there will be a host of events throughout the city as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations.

Each year, the Festival generates hundreds of media stories – last year, there were around 150 articles in the UK national newspapers, almost 300 regional newspaper articles, more than 165 radio broadcasts and over 20 TV broadcasts, as well as significant international coverage. This year will be no exception.

Here is just a taster of what’s to come at the Festival…

Sustainability through science – the BA Presidential Address with Sir David King

What am I eating exactly? – How much do we really understand about what’s in our foods?

Txt crimes, sex crimes and murder: the science of forensic linguistics

Fat of the land or land of the fat? – Can science solve the problem of Britain’s ever-expanding waistlines?

The importance of touch – from artificial fingers to pleasurable stroking

How Britain became an island: catastrophic megafloods in the English Channel

The cultural evolution of human groups

Alcohol, binge drinking and cognitive processes:-

Why are some young people drinking heavily, and what long-lasting effects could it be having on their brains?

The BA will be operating a Press Centre at the Festival from 8 to 11 September 2008, sponsored by AstraZeneca, providing desk space, access to telephones, internet PCs and interview rooms with ISDN lines. Registered journalists will have access to embargoed speakers’ papers online a fortnight before the event and will be able to attend press conferences with the key speakers at the Festival.

To register for access to speakers’ papers and to the Press Centre itself, please visit  go online.  Registration is now open.

Please note that there will also be a press launch for the Festival on 4 September 2008 in the Dana Centre, London, where key speakers from the Festival will be previewing their talks.

For further information about the BA Festival of Science, including an online programme and information on accommodation in Liverpool, go online.

The Press Centre at the BA Festival of Science is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

This year’s BA Festival of Science is organised in partnership with the University of Liverpool. It is supported by the Department for Innovation, Universities & Skills, the Liverpool Culture Company and the Northwest Regional Development Agency.

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