AKA:- "The Jewel On the Hill" wins Heritage Lottery Fund support
PLANS to secure millions of
pounds for the restoration and reuse of the former Everton Library
have taken a major step forward. Heritage Works Buildings
Preservation Trust; "Heritage Works", in partnership with Hope
Street Ltd and Liverpool City Council has received initial support
including £284,400 development funding from the Heritage Lottery
Fund (HLF) for the Jewel on the Hill project, to help progress
detailed plans towards the application for a full grant.
This funding will allow a development stage to run from July 2102
until Autumn 2013 when the full grant application will be submitted
and other matched funding sought towards what will be a £5 million
project. If all is successful the building will be fully back in use
by Autumn 2016.
The Jewel on the Hill project is the acquisition, restoration,
redevelopment and re-use of the Grade II listed former Everton
Library. The vision is of a beautiful building in a historic
location developed as a 'creation centre' serving Everton and beyond; a hub for creative enterprise and a resource for creative
education. Within the project an activity programme over 5 years
will engage local people and others in learning about the heritage
of the library and the surrounding area, and also about the
practical skills involved in restoration.
It is envisaged that the Liverpool Arts organisation Hope Street Ltd
will manage the restored building working with other local
stakeholders to deliver an inclusive arts and heritage programme.
This will include the launch of a reminiscence youth theatre,
inter-generational arts projects, oral history projects. All of this
will be in addition to its core activity of developing artists and
Everton Library is situated on St Domingo Road, at one of the
highest points in the city, and is a local landmark with views over
the city centre, North Liverpool, the river and the sea. The Jewel
on the Hill project is an important part of the wider regeneration
activity that will take place in Everton Park and the surrounding
neighbourhoods over the coming years, aiming to create a vibrant new
district by redesigning the park as a visitor attraction and by
providing quality new housing development.
Heritage Works Chairman, John Glester said:- "We are delighted
with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund in helping us move
towards securing a positive and productive use for Everton Library.
The Jewel on the Hill vision is the culmination of 5 years work with
local stakeholder groups and can restore the present sad and
derelict building to an integral part of community life whilst
preserving an important part of Everton's heritage".
Hope Street Limited's Director, Peter Ward said:- "This is
excellent news for Liverpool and particularly for the continuing
regeneration of the north of the city. In recent years we have been
working across the north of the city and have begun to develop some
exciting projects with local residents, schools and community
groups. This award will assist us in strengthening our links with
the local communities and especially supporting the brilliant work
being done by Liverpool City Council alongside the fantastic groups,
schools and organisations based in and around Everton".
Sara Hilton, Head of HLF North West, said:- "We at the
Heritage Lottery Fund are delighted to be giving our initial support
for this exciting and ambitious project that will transform Everton
Library. Bringing this fantastic piece of Everton's heritage back to
life for the local community to use and enjoy and giving it a new
sustainable use will be a real boost to the area and feed into wider
regeneration plans. We are looking forward to working with the
Heritage Works and its partners and seeing these plans progress."
Councillor Maria McEvoy , Liverpool City Council's Heritage Champion
said:- "This is a fantastic, innovative scheme which will not
only bring back into use this beautiful and historic building, but
also engage the local community in finding out more about the
heritage of the area where they live. This is an exciting time for
the Everton Park area, with lots of regeneration planned, and it's
wonderful that – with investment from the Heritage Lottery Fund -
this much-loved local landmark will be able to play its part."
Do you have a
LinkedIn account? Yes, read on!!!
IF you have a LinkedIn
account, you might want to change your password! The networking
website has been found to have been hacked by criminals who have
posted an, as of yet unconfirmed, amount of passwords linked to the
site’s members. It is reported that the company, based in
California, USA , has sent out emails to members whose passwords
were affected explaining how to reset them, since they are no longer
valid on the site. But a new warning is also being issued to keep an
eye out for fake emails saying that users need to change passwords.
The data, that is thought to have been taken over several days, was
then posted on underground websites where criminals frequently
exchange stolen information, including scrambled passwords. The
files that have allegedly been reported to have been found, only
have passwords and not corresponding email addresses, but it is
likely that the hackers who stole the passwords also have the
corresponding email addresses. So to be safe and to stop them from
being able to access any accounts with compromised passwords, change
your password immediately. Also, it is worth noting that users of
social media websites should not use the same passwords on other
social media websites. If you have a
Twitter account, and a
Facebook Account and any other
websites, like Linkedin, and a user gets your password to any of
those sites, they have access to them all! So always have different
passwords for search and every site you use, if you can. Also if you
ever get an email with a link on it that you have not requested,
never use that link! Go direct to the site by typing in yourself and
manage your profiles that way!
LinkedIn director Vicente Silveria told users that:- "Members
that have accounts associated with the compromised passwords will
notice that their LinkedIn account password is no longer valid.
These affected members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with
instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any
links in these emails. For security reasons, you should never change
your password on any website by following a link in an email. These
affected members will receive a second email from our Customer
Support team providing a bit more context on this situation and why
they are being asked to change their passwords."
The site on 6 June 2012 also had a notice posted on it saying:-
"We can confirm that some of the passwords that were
compromised correspond to LinkedIn accounts. We are continuing to
investigate this situation and here is what we are pursuing as far
as next steps for the compromised accounts:-
► Members that have accounts associated with the compromised
passwords will notice that their LinkedIn account password is no
► These members will also receive an email from LinkedIn with
instructions on how to reset their passwords. There will not be any
links in this email. Once you follow this step and request password
assistance, then you will receive an email from LinkedIn with a
password reset link.
► These affected members will receive a second email from our
Customer Support team providing a bit more context on this situation
and why they are being asked to change their passwords.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused our
members. We take the security of our members very seriously. If you
haven't read it already, it is worth checking out my earlier blog
post today about updating your password and other account security
best practices. It is worth noting that the affected members who
update their passwords and members whose passwords have not been
compromised benefit from the enhanced security we just recently put
in place, which includes hashing and salting of our current password