COMPANY LAUNCHES APPEAL FOR ASPIRING GARDENERS
green-fingered Liverpool residents! A local bus company is appealing
for talented topiarists and budding landscape gardeners to design a
car park garden.
Arriva North West, which runs numerous services into Liverpool from
surrounding areas, is appealing for local people to get green and
creative and design a garden which will fill a car parking space in
Debra Mercer, marketing manager for Arriva North West, said:-
“Buses offer a way to reduce congestion, with a full bus taking up
to 40 cars off the road, and we know if more people left their car
at home more open space could be freed with fewer car parks needed.
Therefore we want the people of Liverpool to help us illustrate how
much more greenery there would be in the city centre if the space
used for a car park was a garden. By creating the car park garden we
will hopefully show the people what could be achieved if more people
caught the bus and left the car at home.”
If you’ve got a passion for planting and would like to see your
garden design created by Arriva visit:-
www.arriva.co.uk/garden or call:- 0845 270 1660. The
deadline for entries is 31 July 2009.
Households in danger with rogue electricians on the rise
professional body for electricians, is warning North West households
of a rise in bogus electricians as consumer complaints about dodgy
individuals posing as NICEIC registered electricians have shot up by
33% in the last 12 months.
The chances of being scammed by a rogue electrician in the North
West are high. A poll of 3,000 households reveals that a huge 18% of
households in the region have already fallen victim to a rogue
tradesman doing work in their home. 83% think the recession will
make them more vulnerable to rogue tradesmen. Despite this,
households are putting their homes and lives at great risk by
failing to check electricians doing work in their home are properly
qualified to do the job. New research from NICEIC, shows well over
half (55%) consumers in the North West don’t bother to check whether
an electrician is qualified or registered with a Government-approved
Although not publicised by the Government as much as the safety laws
around gas installations, unsafe and illegal electrical work is
dangerous and potentially lethal with approximately 12,500 house
fires, 750 serious injuries and 10 deaths caused by hazardous
electrics in the home every year.
Tony Cable, NICEIC spokesperson says:- “Poor electrical work
can cost lives and it is vital that homeowners check that anyone
doing electrical work in their house is properly qualified and
registered with Government approved schemes, such as the NICEIC.
Registration with a scheme provider demonstrates their competency
and ability to do a good, safe job, and will provide a warranty for
extra peace of mind.”
The NICEIC backed website
website helps households
locate a registered electrician in their area. It also holds a host
of consumer friendly information about electrical work.
All work carried out by an NICEIC registered electrician is tested
and certified as safe. The certificate that is issued for the work
will prove to the homeowner and any future buyers that the work has
been carried out correctly.