scrap car into a tree!
THE Mersey Forest is
working with GiveACar, offering Sefton families the opportunity to
dispose their old, unusable cars in a hassle-free way, while
contributing to planting trees in Merseyside and North Cheshire.
It is estimated that every year, 2 million cars come off the roads.
If your vehicle is one of these, it can be picked up for free at
your own house and salvaged or scrapped in an
environmentally-friendly fashion, with 70% of proceeds going to help
create local woodlands to provide a greener, healthier local area
Paul Nolan, Director of The Mersey Forest, said:- "This is a
great opportunity for people to help improve their local environment
in an easy and cost-free way. Through projects like this, we are
working to make Merseyside and North Cheshire one of the best places
in the country to live."
To donate your unwanted car, lorry or motorbike, ring:- 020 0011 1664
and fill out a simple online form and a collection agent will call
to arrange a convenient time for vehicle collection. Any vehicle,
including those that do not start, can be picked up and will be
taken within seven days of your initial inquiry, usually within
Depending on a vehicle’s state of repair, it will be either sold at
auction or disposed of at an Authorised Treatment Facility. GiveACar
will then receive the payment and make your donation to The Mersey
Forest, both of whom will send you a receipt. Every car is worth
something, and every car makes a difference.
New service from Boots UK offers
customers in Southport
BOOTS UK has launched the
new Boots Travel Health Service in Southport. Run in collaboration
with the Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad (MASTA),
this service offers a convenient way for you to find out about and
receive the vaccinations and medication you may need before jetting
off, as well as advice on how to try and stay healthy on holiday.
Boots UK Pharmacist Angela Chalmers explains:- "We often get
vaccinations to protect against diseases at home, such as annual flu
vaccinations, but it’s easy to forget to protect your health when
going abroad. Vaccinations and malaria prevention medication can
help protect you and your family against a range of diseases on
holiday. Many people are not sure where to start when it comes to
the vaccinations needed when going abroad and it can sometimes seem
like an extra item on your ‘to do’ list that you could do without.
However, having an enjoyable and healthy holiday is important to us
all, and vaccinations should be part of your holiday preparations
for many destinations. Please be aware that some vaccinations need
four to six weeks to complete the course and some can take a couple
of weeks for antibody levels to build up, so try not to leave it to
the last minute. Don’t forget to find out if you also require
malaria prevention tablets."
The Boots Travel Health Service aims to offer customers an
alternative to visiting their GP surgery, with convenient store
opening hours including weekends, to help customers get travel
health advice and information when they need it.
The Boots Travel Health Service can help protect you against a range
of diseases including Typhoid, Diptheria/Polio/Tetanus, Yellow
Fever, Hepatitis A and B, Meningitis, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies,
Tick Borne Encephalitis and Cholera.
To check if the Boots Travel Health Service is suitable for you, and
to arrange a telephone consultation with a specialist travel nurse,
CLA’s Scrap The Cash Campaign
FARMERS and landowners in
the North West, who have been blighted by metal thefts, can look
forward to a brighter future after the Country Land and Business
won its campaign to have cash payments by scrap metal dealers
banned. In a meeting with Home Office Minister Lord Henley on
14 March 2012, CLA President Harry Cotterell was told cash payments
by scrap metal dealers will be prohibited. Mr Cotterell said:-
"I am delighted Lord Henley said that new clauses will be laid
before Parliament, within the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment
of Offenders (LAPSO) Bill, to ban scrap metal dealers from paying in
cash." The CLA has been urging the Government to
legislate against dealers buying metal with cash because stolen
metal is being traded too easily within the scrap metal industry.
CLA North Regional Director Dorothy Fairburn said:- "Scrap
metal theft has increased dramatically over the past few years and
is having a significant impact on local rural businesses and
communities. Hundreds of CLA members have been victims of metal
theft, with some losing thousands of pounds repairing and replacing
stolen lead and other metals. Banning cash sales will prevent
anonymous sales because the metal will always be traced back to the
person who sold it to the dealer."
Firms urged to be prepared
BUSINESSES in Liverpool are being made aware
how they can continue to operate during emergencies and major
events. A seminar on the impacts, benefits and security implication
of major events is being held as part of the International Business
Continuity Awareness Week which starts on 19 March 2012.
The week will highlight the importance of providing and maintaining
business continuity arrangements.
The seminar will be held at
Gardner Systems, 1 Faraday
Road, Wavertree Technology Park on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 from
8:30 to 10:30 approx. Places can be booked via
"We have major events, such as Sea Odyssey taking place in the
city this year. While these bring enormous benefits to the city and
to many businesses they also have to think about what impact they
could have and plan for them in advance. But it is not just planned
events that affect business. There can be numerous ways in which
business can be disrupted power cuts, floods, industrial action and
fires, are just some examples of what can hit firms. We saw during
the recent gas leak at the Lewis’s building how firms can have their
trade hit by unexpected conditions. Liverpool is a great place to do
business but we want to make sure it is even better because all
firms are prepared for the unexpected. We can become a safe and
resilient city and I would urge all businesses to use the
opportunities offered during the week to find out more about
business continuity." said Councillor Tim Moore, the City
Council’s cabinet member for the environment and climate change.
Before the official start of the week members of the Liverpool
Business Continuity Management Forum will be at the Liverpool
Business Fair being held at Anfield Stadium on Thursday, 15 March
2012, to answer questions about business continuity and its many
The forum will also be holding a seminar in June about how to deal
with the loss of utilities and one in September about preparing for
winter. Its programme also includes free training sessions and an
For Everyone - Update
THE next meeting of the
'Southport Access For Everyone' forum will be held at Victoria
Methodist Church, Sussex Road, Southport PR8 6DG, on Monday, 26 March
2012, at 7.00 pm. This is a free public meeting. The premises are
fully accessible for wheelchair users, with adequate car parking
facilities, and light refreshments will be served before the meeting
commences. "Anyone with an interest in disability issues are welcome
to attended meetings" said SAFE .
For more information
The groups meetings are usually be held on the 4th Monday of each
month. Further enquiries can be made to Val Carr, acting
chairman via calling him on:- 01704 567046.