LIVERPOOL ONE NAMED BEST PRACTICE IN URBAN REGENERATION
THE £1bn retail and leisure
development Liverpool ONE has been rewarded the Best Practice in
Urban Regeneration award at the British Urban Regeneration
Winning a BURA Award for Best Practice in Regeneration has become
one of the sectors most sought after accolades; the programme is a
celebration of imagination, innovation, inspiration and
This award identifies Liverpool ONE as a development that makes a
positive contribution to economic regeneration, with many projects
acting as catalysts for wider regeneration and in turn creates
long-term benefits for local communities.
This latest win brings the total number of awards won by Liverpool
ONE to 45 since opening in May 2008.
Chris Bliss, Estates Director at Liverpool ONE comments:- "The
acknowledgement from the British Urban Regeneration Association
awards is a win we are particularly proud of. It shows once again
that Liverpool ONE’s core ethos is in the regeneration of the city
and building a place within the community. We have always understood
that we are part of the bigger picture of Liverpool and integral to
the regeneration of the city and feel this has been reflected in
this achievement. As we enter our third year the challenge is now to
maintain the high standards that we have set for ourselves and
continue to do the region proud."
LIVERPOOL ONE MOTHER’S DAY COMPETITION 2010 WINNER...
WITH thanks to Liverpool ONE and
the Hilton Liverpool, the lucky winner of the Champagne Afternoon
Tea for two at the Hilton's stylish Prima Bar, overlooking the
Liverpool ONE water feature on Thomas Steers Way is Mrs J Usher from
Southport. We hope you have a fantastic time. The modern colour of
the flower given out by children on Mother’s Day, in Britain is
yellow. It is now traditional that daffodils are give out,
representing joy, happiness and friendship. Often this yellow flower
is presented in a hand tied bouquet or as individual flowers. We
also allowed 'pink' after getting some emails with that colour as
the answer. That is due to the fact that pale, candy pink roses
where also once associated with essence English Mothering Sunday,
but today it is the daffodil that is the standard tradition. To see
last week’s report click on
here and to find out more about
what is happening over Mothering Sunday in Liverpool One go to:-
Young role models honoured
LIVERPOOL’S Lord Mayor, a
Commonwealth gold medal winner and a soap star are to honour almost
500 young role models at an Oscars style event on Thursday, 11 March
The “Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Ceremony” has been
organised by the city council’s Integrated Youth and Play Service.
It will see 407 young people from schools and youth centres who have
completed the bronze, silver and gold stages of the scheme presented
with certificates at the BT Convention Centre.
Also honoured will be 36 “Street Mates” aged 16 to 19
who helped with the city’s Splash programme of school holiday
activities for young people. They completed a mentoring scheme to
help, assist and buddy up with youngsters who may be shy and
otherwise unwilling to take part.
A further 41 “Health Mates” who encourage younger
people to live a healthier lifestyle through eating sensibly and
exercising will also be recognised.
Helping present the awards will be Commonwealth gold medal swimmer
David Carry and actor Anthony Quinlan, who plays Gilly Roach in
Lord Mayor, Councillor Mike Storey, said:- “This is a great
chance to showcase the terrific number of talented young people we
have in Liverpool. By becoming Street Mates and Health Mates and
taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme they are developing
valuable team building and people skills which will serve them well
when they start work. It also gives them structured, rewarding
activities to take part in during their spare time and prevent them
from just hanging round on the streets. Universities and employers
regard this type of work extremely highly, and that is why we are
keen to encourage as many young people as possible to do something
positive in their spare time. The aim is to create a new generation
of people who give something back to the local community throughout
Entertainment will be provided by a number of talented young
performers, including song and dance from St John Bosco Arts
College, SFX College Choir, Catalystics and Cody Urban Dance.
More than a thousand young people at schools and youth centres are
currently enrolled in Duke of Edinburgh in Liverpool.
gather for annual dinner
THE Southport Branch of Chartered
Accountants held its annual dinner at the Hillside Golf Club on
Friday, 5 March 2010. 63 members of the local business
community attended the black tie event which was sponsored by BTG
Tax - part of Begbies Traynor Group plc - and included an after
dinner speech by comedian John Martin. Ian Wright, Chairman of the
Southport Branch of Chartered Accountants, said:- “I was
delighted to see so many local professionals turn out for our annual
event. The role of our members in the local community is
vital, especially as current economic conditions continue to present
challenges for many businesses in Southport.
continue to support local accountants and finance professionals to
ensure the businesses we work for and advise have access to the help
and support they need.”