Warning To Landlords
Houses in Multiple Occupancy have been warned that they must manage
and maintain their properties after a case in which a house owner
was fined a total of £2600.
Barbara Margaret Smith, of Glendyke Road, Liverpool 18 the owner of
the house in Wavertree Road, pleaded guilty at Liverpool Magistrates
Court earlier this month to 13 offences under Management Regulations
for Houses in Multiple Occupation. She was fined £200 for each
offence and ordered to pay costs to the city council of £1190.
The prosecution arose after the Fire Service were called in response
to a false alarm. They had previously attended several fires at the
property and referred it to the city’s Environmental Health
An inspection revealed significant failings in the management of the
poorly-converted three storey property which consisted of five self
The fire detection system was not working and the electrical wiring
in one flat was live and dangerous. The handrail to the staircase
was missing, the front entrance door was rotted and could not be
locked and one of the flats had a leaking roof.
Since the original inspection, improvements have been carried out at
the property and the defects rectified.
Councillor Tim Moore, cabinet member for the environment, said:-
“This case serves as a reminder to landlords of Houses in
Multiple Occupation (HMOs) that they must manage and maintain their
properties and not wait for the Council to bring matters to their
attention. The law places a clear duty on landlords to keep these
properties safe ,many of which are occupied by some of the city’s
most vulnerable residents.”
Help Sleigh Poverty
This Christmas at the Liverpool Santa Dash
is entering its own team of Santas to run, jog or stroll 5km with
ten thousand other Santas in Liverpool City Centre, all to raise
money to help sleigh global poverty on Sunday, 5 December 2011. You
can register to take part today be going to the charities
The Liverpool Santa Dash invites you to get Christmas off to a
flying start to raise money to help people in the world’s poorest
communities. With 80 other Christian Aid Santas around the UK,
Christian Aid wants to raise £7,500 through these festive fun runs.
By joining the Liverpool Santa Dash, you have the chance to be a
world-record breaker as ten thousand Santas dashing together will
break the Santa Dash world record.
Hannah Dawe, Events Fundraising Officer at Christian Aid, said:
“The Liverpool Santa Dash is great fun, and a brilliant way to
kick-start your festive season. Seeing ten thousand Santas descend
on Liverpool on a Sunday morning is definitely a sight worth seeing.
Whether you run, jog or stroll it’s a great way to have fun with
your friends and get into the festive spirit while raising money for
a good cause.”
It couldn’t be easier to get involved. You can also register by
calling:- 01925 582826. Register for just £12 per person and receive
your free Santa suit and a Christian Aid running vest. You are also
asked to commit to raising an additional £50 to support the fight to
So why not join Christian Aid at the Liverpool Santa Dash this
Christmas and have fun while helping to sleigh poverty!
World War 1 heroes
from the region have been honoured when their names where added to
the Hall of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall. Relatives of 31 men
who lost their lives in the First World War attend a service and
civic reception, and for one in particular this was an emotional
journey in more ways than one, as travelled all the way from USA. Mr
Lorenzo (Tony) Barron, from Salt Lake City, Utah was at Liverpool
Town Hall to remember his Uncle Private John Sabala from the
Cheshire Regiment (15th Batt), who died aged 21, on 28 February
1918. The flag at the Town Hall was flying at half mast in memory of
those who gave their lives. The listings have been on the Town Hall
website for a few years now and from time to time the Town Hall
receives requests for relatives’ names to go on the additions board.
Cllr Hazel Williams said before the event that:- "It’s always
a pleasure to meet relatives of servicemen and women and I am
honoured that so many relatives want to be part of this special
evening. I am looking forward to meeting and speaking to all of them
but especially Mr Barron who has travelled so far to pay tribute to
his Uncle. This clearly means a lot to him. This is an evening of
remembrance but also a time to celebrate these men’s lives and
recognise the sacrifices they all made."
Centre is a beacon of light
lanterns have be released into the night sky to celebrate the
official opening of the new Croxteth Children’s Centre.
The building is housed in a new building following a £900,000
investment on the site of Our Lady and St Swithin’s School.
It has been in operation since 2006, but was previously based in an
old nursery before moving to the new state-of-the-art facility.
The centre offers services for children and their families from pre
birth to five, including ante natal workshops, help into education
or work, health issues, baby massage as well as supporting children
with special educational needs or disabilities.
The event that took place on Wednesday, 24 November 2010, also
included appearances by stilt walkers and jugglers, who entertained
parents, carers and youngsters who use the centre. it also featured
story telling and a series of healthy activities including a
barbeque and the making of fruit kebabs. Children also be made their
own smoothes by riding a bike!
Before the event Cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor
Jane Corbett, told us that:- “This Sure Start Children’s
Centre is making a huge difference to the lives of families in
Croxteth. Early years development is important and is vital for
laying the foundations of good health and education later in life.
We now have a network of Children’s Centres right across the city
which are helping give every young person in Liverpool the best
Centre co-ordinator Julie Taylor said:- “We’ve got a fantastic
new facility in the heart of Croxteth which is providing much needed
support to local families and we want people to come along to our
event to find out more about it. We are releasing Chinese Lanterns
to symbolise that the centre is a beacon of support for the local
The 26 Children’s Centres in Liverpool are a one-stop shop within
the community for parents/carers and providers of childcare and
family support. Any adult caring for a child under five can register
and access services, including grandparents, fathers, foster carers,
childminders and parents-to-be.