James Bond – Daniel Craig – Lends Support to Clatterbridge Cancer
Research Circle of Hope
IT'S not often
Bond gets on his bike. The pursuit of super villains usually
requires something speedier. However Wirral-born Daniel Craig has
pledged his support to a 100 mile cycle event run by the leading
North West cancer research charity. 007 has signed a highly
prized Clatterbridge Cancer Research cycling jersey which will go to
the competitor with the highest sponsorship levels at the charity’s
Circle of Hope Bike Ride on 8 May 2011. Clatterbridge Cancer
Research (CCR) funds world-class research into cancers particularly
affecting Merseyside and Cheshire and the Circle of Hope event is
rapidly becoming one of the most popular annual fundraisers. The
ride starts and finishes in the village of Hope, just over the Welsh
border and competitors can choose to complete a phase that suits
their fitness levels. Broken into three courses of 15 miles, 50
miles and 100 miles the event takes in some of the most beautiful
countryside in the region. The 100 mile route starts in Hope and
goes through Flintshire, Denbighshire, Wrexham and Cheshire, climbs
up to Eglwyseg Mountain and World's End, out as far as Malpas and
Peckforton hills, then back via Farndon to Hope. The 50 mile ride
includes most of the first part of the 100-mile route, cycling
through Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham. Fifteen mile riders
take on a flatter, but equally picturesque short route. Riders will
not go thirsty thanks to sponsorship from Costco. Costco has agreed
to provide water for cyclists as they move around the course, vital
in any weather conditions but particularly important if the recent
spell of hot weather continues. Those wishing to register for
the ride or to help on the day as foot marshals should contact:-
or call her on:- 0151 343 4300. Entries will be accepted on the day
– registration is £15 in advance and £20 on the day. To find out
Dog Control Order
AN order which
will introduce controls on dogs in North Liverpool is to be
introduced. The Order was approved by the City Council’s
cabinet today following a month long consultation period and will
apply to the Anfield, County and Kirkdale wards.
► Dogs will be banned from cemeteries, school play grounds and
playing fields and children’s play areas and sports
pitches in parks.
► Dogs must be kept on leads on pavements and when owners are
directed to do so by an authorised officer if dogs are causing a
nuisance or annoyance in parks
► Owners will still be able to exercise their pets, without a lead,
in general areas of parks
► Assistance dogs for people with disabilities are exempt from the
Jan Rowley, Director of Housing and Neighbourhoods, said:-
“This move is all about encouraging responsible dog ownership. We
have consulted widely in the area and there has been a lot of
support from teachers, friends of parks groups and local residents.
While there have been objections, a number of people wrongly thought
we were proposing a ban on dogs in all parks, which is not the case.
We will be looking at how the control order works in this area, and
will consider if it should be extended throughout the city if it
proves to be effective and can be properly enforced.”
The Dog Control Order specifies five offences:-
► Failing to remove dog dirt
► Not keeping a dog on a lead
► Not keeping a dog on a lead when ordered to do so by an authorised
► Allowing a dog to enter land from which they are excluded
► Taking more than a specified number of dogs onto land
Breaches of the order would result in a fixed penalty or
This move comes after there were 180 incidents recorded incidents
last year involving dogs in parks and open spaces in the three wards
– a 37% increase on the previous year.
As well as the order the Cabinet has also agreed that the fixed
penalty for failure to clear up do dirt be increased from £50 to
£80. This applies across the city.
Merseyside Police & Home Watch
NOW that the
warmer weather has arrived there is a tendency to take part in
outdoor activities including gardening, painting and general tidying
of outside areas.
It is imperative during this time of year that you ensure that you
take care of your property and are advised on the following relevant
► When out in the garden ensure all doors and windows are closed and
► Do not leave windows open during the nigh time or when your
property is unoccupied.
► Lock all doors after use.
► Check outside lighting is working correctly.
► Lock shed doors after use.
► Lock front and back doors with a key.
In addition, put away tools such as lawn mowers, ladders, garden
equipment and DIY materials, thereby avoiding any unnecessary risks
of theft or burglary as some garden tools are used by thieves to
force doors and windows to gain entry.
Report any suspicious sightings or behaviour in your area.
Burglars are opportunists so please don't make it easy for them.
Your local Police Team encourages 'Home Watch' groups
in all neighbourhoods, so please spread the word amongst other
residents, family and friends to increase security in your area
If you would like to find out more on how to set up a Home Watch,
please contact your local policing team or Sefton Home Watch on:-
0151 777 3419
If you have information about a crime or have general local concerns
that you would like to raise, please do not hesitate to contact your
local Neighbourhood Policing Team on:- 0151 709 6010.
Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555
111. They are a national charity independent to the police. You
won't be asked your name, just what you know.
Southport 6 a side Football
Lions are looking up in the Maghull 6 a side league as they made it
two wins out of 3. There latest maximum point haul came at the
expense of Ethiopia B, who went down by three goals to two despite
the best efforts of Jesse Roberts who was unfortunate to be on the
losing side. Oxton underlined just why many have them tagged as
title favourites in the Wirral Wednesday 5 a side after Ryan Gardner
helped them dig up the points against Porkchop Express – who had won
the title last season – by an 8-3 margin. Elsewhere Eddie Cassidy
showed all his experience as Manor Seniors beat The Titans 6-3.
Huyton are the only team in the Liverpool Thursday 5 a side league
to have won all four games. Ste Burrows proving instrumental as they
beat Euro Garden 7-5. Penny Lane, however, were the days big victors
Mike Mahoney at his very best as they crushed Real Tarragona 12-6.
Tramps Perm were the big winners in the Southport Wednesday 6 a side
league Premier Division, dismissing Borussia Teeth – who continue to
struggle – 12-0, in a game where Dave Brooks starred. There are only
two teams to have won all three games in division one, and one of
these, West Coast Fire was in perhaps their best form so far, Alex
Burn in hot form as they saw off Inter 4-0. Winter Milan are still
without a point in division two, losing out 4-1 to an Alex
Roberts-inspired Thunder Chickens outfit and finally Substandard
Liege were the headline makers in division three, crushing early
strugglers WBFC 9-0. Anyone who wants to join the 5 and 6-a-side
football leagues in Merseyside can ring:- 0845 230 2340 or visit:-