LIVERPOOL ONE WELCOMES 40 MILLIONTH VISITOR
were out and confetti guns at the ready for the 40th million shopper
to arrive at Liverpool ONE on Tuesday, 1 March 2010.
The lucky visitor was
Rebecca Headland (aged 39) from Hale Village, Liverpool, who was out
shopping with her Guildford-based parents, and two and half year old
Rebecca was the 40th million person to arrive at
Liverpool One since the
42 acre, open air retail and leisure development first opened to the
public in May 2008, and was greeted with a bottle of champagne and a
Liverpool ONE gift card worth £250.
“I’m delighted to be Liverpool ONE’s 40 millionth customer, I can’t
believe it is me! This has really made our day, we are in the city
to visit the shops and take a trip down the Mersey.”
Added Interim Marketing Director, Lisa Tolley:- “We wanted to
mark our 40 millionth customer and do something a little bit
special. Rebecca seems delighted and I’m sure she will enjoy
spending the £250 prize money.”
Since opening almost
two years ago, Liverpool ONE now attracts around 2million visitors a
month, is almost 97% let and has attracted over 60 new brands to the
city. Liverpool now sits at number 5 in the UK’s best shopping
destinations, from 15th place and was named in the top 3 UK city
breaks by readers of style bible Conde Nast Traveller Magazine.
NEXT OF KIN
APPEAL - ROLAND PHILLIPS
Coroner's Office are appealing for the next of kin of a man from
north Liverpool who died in hospital at the weekend to come forward.
Roland Phillips, aged 65, died at the Royal Liverpool University
Hospital on Sunday after being admitted from Breckside Park Rest
Home in West Derby.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
It is believed that Mr Phillips has an ex-wife, two daughter and a
sister butt so far enquiries to trace them have been unsuccessful.
The coroner's office is appealing for Mr Phillips' next of kin, or
anyone who knows where his next of kin are, to contact them on:-
0151 233 4706.
STEPS TO A SMALLER CARBON FOOTPRINT
introductory phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy
Efficiency Scheme, due to begin in April 2010, large businesses with
high CO2 emissions are already setting about reducing their carbon
footprint. By becoming more energy efficient, they can reduce the
amount of CO2 emission allowances they need to purchase and increase
the likelihood that they will be repaid more than they pay out.
Smaller businesses that will not be affected by the mandatory scheme
can also reap rewards by going green.
Business Link Northwest offers free advice, guidance and information
to help companies reduce their carbon footprint. In turn, businesses
can make financial savings, look after the environment and enhance
their green credentials, potentially opening up more public sector
A Business Link adviser will carry out an initial assessment by
telephone to identify the areas of business that could benefit from
some attention. The company will then be brokered on to the relevant
organisation, which will offer more in-depth support that focuses
specifically on the areas identified.
Improving your Resource Efficiency (IYRE), funded by the Northwest
Regional Development Agency (NWDA), provides a range of support to
help businesses reduce their environmental impact and can be
accessed via Business Link Northwest.
IYRE imparts free, independent advice to help businesses reduce
their use of raw materials, consumables, energy and water. It can
also offer help with sourcing environmental products and services,
identifying the right environmental technology, accessing grant
funding, submitting planning applications and give advice to
companies looking to make use of renewable energy sources.
Donna Edwards, operations director at Business Link Northwest said:-
“The phrases ‘carbon footprint’ and ‘energy efficiency’ have
crept into everyday vocabulary as people and businesses increasingly
recognise the importance of looking after the environment, not to
mention the financial savings that can be made as a result.
Ultimately, we want to help as many businesses as possible to use
their resources more efficiently, using less to make more and
reducing their residual waste. We are also keen to raise awareness
of eco-innovation, as plenty of business opportunities lie in the
development of new products, processes and services that include low
carbon technology and services, product design using recycled
materials and low or zero waste products.”
For more information, please visit:-
telephone:- 0845 00 66 888 or
helping hand for teenage parents
parents will get arty, crafty and energetic at a special event aimed
at opening up a world of opportunities for them.
Liverpool’s Sure Start Children’s Centres, the Integrated Play and
Youth Service, Connexions and other partners are hosting the event
at the Bluecoat on Thursday 4 March. It will to showcase the support
services available to teenage parents and those expecting children,
which are on offer as part of the Liverpool Teenage Pregnancy
It will bring young people together to share experiences, get
involved in workshops and find out a range of information about
health, education and training and how they can get support when
they need it.
The event, which will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool,
Councillor Mike Storey, will also encourage young people to visit
their local Sure Start Children’s Centre, to get access to
Liverpool City Council’s executive member for health, care and
safeguarding, Councillor Ron Gould, said:- “Teenage parents
face many unique challenges and it’s vital we support them at every
step of the way. There are many things the city council and its
partners do to assist young parents, from helping them return to
education or training, to giving them access to health services and
providing on-going support in their day-to-day lives. This event
will promote the many services on offer for young parents, as well
as giving them the chance to meet new people and get involved in fun
The event will feature a range of activities linked to Liverpool’s
Year of Health and Wellbeing, including jewellery-making, drumming,
dance, therapy sessions and massage. National Museums Liverpool will
exhibit artwork by teenage parents who attend Picton Children’s
Liverpool Primary Care Trust and the city council will provide
information on healthy eating and the effects of smoking and drugs.
And Connexions will offer advice on education and training.
There will also be a crèche, giving young parents the chance to have
a breather and get involved in the activities on offer.
Liverpool’s 26 Sure Start Children’s Centres offer a huge range of
support to teenage parents, including childcare, drop-in groups and
outreach support, which sees staff visiting young people in their
homes. They can also help parents access benefits, accommodation and
Amanda Stonehouse of Connexions, who is co-ordinating the event,
said:- “This event aims to open up new opportunities for
teenage parents, help them build friendships and show them that
there’s a great deal of support out there for them. It will also
introduce guests to our Children’s Centres, which are a really
fantastic resource. We hope to dispel the myth that teenage parents
who visit a Children’s Centre will be judged or told what to do. All
the work we aim to help and support young parents and increase their
opportunities and choices.”