Editor:- "I want to say sorry for my Poker Face art work"
"AS a local artist and
exhibitor at the waterfront arts project I wish to apologise to all
members of the public that visited the chance exhibition and have
been distressed or shocked by my work called:- 'Poker Face'.
I am truly sorry for causing any offense to the public and hope by
removing said piece the public will now enjoy the gallery experience
at the Waterfront Gallery on the Promenade Southport.
I would also like to say sorry to all members of the waterfront, I
did not expect this one piece to get such a reaction!! Plus thank
you, to the people that brought this to my attention. I am glad to
find out that there are still boundaries in art although the piece
was meant to be funny and about chance, one chance I wont take
again." Sorry Rob ART, from Southport.
Summer aim for Rhys Jones sport
community centre and sports pitches in Liverpool dedicated to the
memory of Rhys Jones is set to open in July. The idea for the
centre arose following the tragic shooting of 11-year-old Rhys in
2007 and a Trust was established to raise funds for a community
centre for people living in the Croxteth Park estate and surrounding
The Trust raised £255,000 and the Council agreed to contribute
£250,600 to the project, together with land it owns at Langley
Close. Now the Mayor's Cabinet is being recommended that the
Council take on the responsibility for delivering and owning the
centre with the aim of having it open by July 2013.
Planning permission has been granted for the centre in Langley
Close. It will include a community building with changing rooms and
2 all-weather floodlit football pitches. There will also be
parking facilities. The Council will be transferring the
completed facility on a peppercorn lease to the Alt Valley Community
Trust, who already operate sports facilities in the area, will
manage the community centre. "We are now making real progress on a project which was first
proposed over 5 years ago. We gave a commitment to the community and we can
now see that that pledge is becoming a reality. The Memorial
Fund and Trust cannot be praised highly enough for their efforts in
bringing this about and the approach which is being taken is
supported by the stakeholders group which has many local
representatives Above all Rhys's parents are in full support
of what is proposed. This centre and sports pitches will be a
fitting memorial to Rhys." said local Councillor Peter
A number of the companies involved in developing and delivering the
scheme, including Regeneration Liverpool, Neptune, Tweeds, Deloittes,
Falconer Chester Hall and DWF have all waived their fees. The
Cabinet will be asked to endorse the proposal at its meeting on
Friday, 8 March 2013.
electrician takes 3rd place at apprentice awards
A young electrician from
Liverpool has taken 3rd place in a competition to name Britain's
best building services apprentice.
Adam Young, 22, who works for Hertel UK in Preston Brook, Runcorn,
was a runner up in the JTL National Apprenticeship Awards 2012 in a
ceremony held at the historic Tower of London on 27 February. The
awards, run by training charity JTL, recognise excellence in
apprentices and promote high standards of training in the building
services sector. Adam was presented with his award and a cheque for
£300 by JTL Chairman Dr Ian Livsey.
Adam said:- "I'm delighted to have come this far and to have
my work recognised. Although my apprenticeship was demanding, I
learnt so much and I can't imagine doing anything different. I would
like to thank my manager Colin Corcoran, training officer Alan McCluskey and my JTL
training officer, Dave Roach, for all their support – I couldn't
have done it without them."
Denis Hird, Chief Executive of JTL, said:- "Adam has done
brilliantly to take third place in this year's awards in addition to
winning his regional competition. We work with more than 6,500 very
talented young people nationwide, so it's a real achievement to have
got this far. These awards recognise the work employers and young
people are putting in to ensure the industry has the skills it will
need when the economy improves. Adam is a great example of the
talent being developed in Liverpool and I wish him the best of luck
in the future."