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Issue Date:- 27 January 2009
We want your
views on the water environment in the Alt, Crossens Catchment
Environment Agency is asking businesses and the public for their
views on how to improve and protect the water environment in the Alt
Take a moment to think about how much you use or are near water in
your everyday life. Did you know that the Environment Agency
has set out plans for how water in the Alt, Crossens catchment will
be looked after in coming years? We want to make sure that
future generations have a clean, safe water environment to live,
work and play in. And now is the time for you to have your say
on how we will do this.
Water quality in the North West has steadily improved over the last
20 years. However, under new, stricter standards set by the
European Water Framework Directive, no rivers, lakes, estuaries or
other wetlands in the Alt Crossens Catchment are currently in good
condition. The draft River Basin Management Plan (dRBMP) for
the North West looks at water in each catchment across the region
and suggests how we can work with others to ensure that 100% of our
waters are in good condition by 2027.
Water pollution can come from many different sources. By
looking at the problems together, we can take action collectively,
saving time, effort and often money. Pollution left over from
the Alt Crossens catchment’s industrial past means that water
quality in the area is generally poor. Working with water
companies and industry we will research historic contamination and
look at ways to deal with this. The actions identified may
also help to create habitats for wildlife and reduce flood risk.
River basin planning will only be successful if we work with others.
The dRBMP has been drawn up with key regional organisations such as
United Utilities, 4Northwest, the North West Development Agency, the
National Farmers Union and the Royal Society for the Protection of
Birds to give an all round perspective on the issues it deals with.
Tony Dean, Environment Agency Regional Director told us that:- “The Water Framework Directive gives us an important opportunity
to make real improvements to the water environment in the North
West. We value the views of others and know that river basin
planning can only succeed if we work with local partners and take
local action. We urge anyone with an interest in the water
environment to take a look at the information about their local area
in the consultation online and let us know what they think.”
It is vital that people and organisations who affect or are affected
by the water environment get involved in the consultation.
This is your opportunity to influence the final plan and ensure that
its contents are practical, achievable and effective for you and
IMPACT TRAINING -
FORMBY BUSINESS NETWORK MEETING INVITE!
Training invites you to join them at the first 'The Formby
Business Network Meeting' at the Gallery Bar and Grill
(The Beacons, Halsall Lane) Formby on Wednesday, 4 February 2009,
from 5.30pm. The meeting is aimed at getting Formby Business people
an opertunity to meet each other and talk about their business as
well as learning about your business.
The event is free, with
the only cost being your time and your company cards and any
promotional materials you might need.
Local Couples line up for the Final of Dune 107.9’s £12,000 Wedding!
couples have now been chosen to go forward to the final of Dune
107.9’s Win a £12,000 wedding competition.
The 5 where chosen from hundreds of applicants who all wanted Dune
to foot the bill for their big day.
Brendan Kearney, from The Breakfast Show at Dune said ‘It’s just our
way of helping at least one local couple beat the credit crunch and
have the wedding of a lifetime – I just hope I get the invite!’
Couple No. 1 are Julie Rimmer & Mark Burrows from Banastre
Julie told Dune 107.9 that:- "We have been happy together for
12yrs, And Love each other very much, Couldn't imagine life without
one another because we are best Friends. We met in the
Kingsway on the Dance floor, and never looked back, family’s treat
us like were part of their family but Every time we try and save for
a wedding something stands in are way!"
Couple No. 2 are Danielle Wade and Marc Evans from Kirklake
Road in Formby told Dune that:- "Marc & Danielle have been
together for 10 years, and have 2 young son’s. They have
battled hard to provide the best for their family, and with the cost
of bringing up 2 young children, there always seemed something more
important to spend their hard earned money on than a wedding."
Couple No. 3 Are Alaine Johnson and Karl Westley from Park
Avenue in Southport said:- "They had planned to get married
just over a year ago, but found they had major problems with the
flat they had just moved into, which resulted in them loosing most
of their furniture and many belongings, along with the expense of
moving to a new apartment, they had to put the wedding on hold."
Couple no. 4 are Emma Davies & Phillip Brough From Heathfield
Road, Ainsdale said:- "Emma’s dream is for her 81 year old
Grandfather to be able to walk her down the Isle. This would
complete a perfect year for the couple, and their 2 small children,
as they have just been offered a council house, and the expense of
moving into that would make a wedding impossible otherwise."
Couple No.5 are Dawn Taylor and Rod Murphy from Rimmer Green in
Scarasbrick told Dune 107.9 that:- "It is second time round
for both Dawn and Rod, who both have grown up children, but they
have also been blessed late on with a young son, who Rod say’s makes
him feel like a 21 year old again. ‘It would be great to be
able to get the whole family together for a wedding, that I am sure
we would both have to battle to be the stars of with young Jack sure
to hog the limelight’"
Over the next week – all 5 couples will appear on the Breakfast show
on Dune 107.9 so our listeners can meet them and find out all about
Then starting next Tuesday, 3 February 2009 we will open up the
voting for listeners to choose their favourite couple. The
couple with the most votes will win the Dream Wedding!
But that’s not all! In a slight twist, on these kind of
competitions, it costs you to vote for the person you want to win,
however at Dune 107.9 we have turned this on it’s head, and voting
will not only be FREE, but also we will put everyone who votes into
a draw, and one lucky voter will win £100 CASH!
Points to remember:-
You can meet the couples by tuning into
Dune 107.9 every morning over the next 2 weeks.
You can vote FREE for your favourite, and could win £100 CASH
One LOCAL couple will win the wedding worth £12,000!
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