HILLSBOROUGH CAMPAIGNER ANNE WILLIAMS
Photographs by Ian
THE Mayor of Liverpool, Joe
Anderson, said:- "Anne Williams was an amazing woman, a
dedicated campaigner who continued fighting tirelessly for justice
right up until the end. It was a mark of her incredible strength
that even in her last days she made sure she attended the
Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield. It was a real privilege
for me to know such an inspirational person whose determination and
conviction played a significant role in exposing the cover up over
Hillsborough. We can take heart from the fact that she lived to see
the truth revealed. It is now up to us all to make sure that justice
is delivered on behalf of Anne, her son Kevin and the other 95
people who died and their families."
Will this be the
last St. George's Day Parade?
THE Southport Beavers, Cubs
and Scouts celebrated St. George's Day, on Sunday, 21 April 2013,
with their annual parade through the Town Centre. Sadly, after a
fantastic day on Saturday, the heavens opened on the Sunday, but
that did not stop a few hundred children and adults from marching,
backed by not 1, but 2 brass bands. Unfortunately, it might be the
very last time the group can parade through Southport from Waterside
Lodge to Holy Trinity Church, as Merseyside Police are no longer
going to support them, with road safety help. "This is a very
uninformed move that comes from the very top of Merseyside Police.
We are doing our best to provide a fantastic outlet for children to
show themselves to the public in a good way and the powers-that-be
have opted not to help us with our historic parades. No wonder why
children are giving up and turning to criminal behaviour, when they
reward them and not the children who do good in our community."
said a Southport Scout Leader to us, in a passing comment and added
that he thought that the costs, for such a short time, were far
outweighed by the good community relations which result from their
involvement and support. We have also been told that Formby will
also no longer be able to parade, as this year they ended up
parading in the park, as it was unsafe to parade on the roads after
being told, at last minute, that the police would no longer be
available. We have sent a request in to Merseyside Police and are
awaiting a reply about this situation, so that we can clarify what
is happening. If you attended Formby and have photos or can confirm
what happened, please let us know. Also if you attended Southport's
parade, please let us know. Email us your views to:-
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