Do your bit to
help drivers slow down
MERSEYSIDE Police are
calling on local people to help reduce speeding on the roads. The
Community Speedwatch scheme recruits volunteers to monitor
motorists' speed using state of the art radar guns. Motorists found
to be speeding by the volunteers are sent warning letters that also
explain the problems that speeding causes. The volunteers are
accompanied by Police officers at all times and are given training
before they begin their work. The campaign is being promoted as part
of National Volunteers week, which runs from 1 June until 9 June
2013. Chief Inspector Zoe Thornton said:- "We want people to
'team-up' with their local Police and community support officers and
make a difference; even if it's just for 1 hour a week. The drivers
who are seen speeding will be sent a letter and then a home visit by
an officer if they disregard the advice. Neighbourhood Watch schemes
have helped to reduce crime in communities and we're hoping that
Community Speedwatch will do the same, with residents making their
roads safer for themselves, their families and neighbours."
If you'd like to find out more about becoming a Community Speedwatch
volunteer, go to the Merseyside Police website or contact one of the
Police volunteer co-ordinator in your local area below:-
Wirral Carolyne Hankey 0151 606 5491
Liverpool Janet Puzzar (North) 0151 777 4848
Barbara Yates (South) 0151 777 5189
Sefton Kathryn Turner 0151 777 3606
Knowsley Lynsey Farrell 0151 777 6205
St Helens - Lynne Southgate 0151 777 6027
Did you know that???
► In 2012, 568 people were killed and seriously injured on the roads
of Merseyside. There were 20 fatalities.
► To date (January to March) in 2013 there have been 113 killed and
► Excessive and inappropriate speed is a recurring factor in
► In the past 12 months over 8500 drivers have been detected by
driving at an excessive speed.
► Merseyside Police offers an increasing number of offenders'
educational courses such as speed awareness as an alternative
► Many residential areas of Merseyside are now subject to a 20 mph
LIVERPOOL STRIKES GOLD AGAIN IN NATIONAL LETTINGS AWARDS
LOCAL property lettings
specialist, Belvoir, is celebrating another jubilant award winning
run, after striking Gold in the 2013 'Lettings Agency of the
The company, which has offices at Cheapside in Liverpool City
Centre, Mill Lane in West Derby Village and Allerton Road in South
Liverpool, was named 'Best Lettings Agency Franchise 2013'
at a ceremony staged at the Lancaster London Hotel.
Widely regarded as the most prestigious awards scheme of its kind in
the property industry, this annual event is run in association with
the Sunday Times and The Times, and sponsored by Zoopla.
This latest Gold Award accolade comes hot on the heels of Belvoir
also being named:- 'Best Large Lettings Chain' at the
Estate and Letting Agent Awards (ESTA's) 2013. The ESTA's are
awarded based on feedback from Belvoir customers across its national
UK network of 150 offices.
Adam Rastall, who owns Belvoir West Derby, said:- "My team and
I are thrilled to be celebrating this latest success. It means a lot
when our professionalism and standards of service are recognised by
industry experts and our peers, in this way. It's a testament to the
way in which we look after our landlord and tenant clients in the
Liverpool area and I must thank each and every member of our staff
for all their hard work and commitment."
Belvoir's Chief Executive Officer, Dorian Gonsalves, received the
trophy from Karren Brady, business entrepreneur and Lord Sugar's
aide on TV's 'The Apprentice'.
Dorian said:- "I am extremely proud of Belvoir's achievements
in winning this highly prized award. It is the one that everyone in
the franchised lettings industry strives for and winning it speaks
fathoms about the quality of our brand, our service and our people.
Another recent success in the ESTA's, just a couple of weeks ago,
was also a very significant milestone for the company, since our
success as 'Best Large Lettings Chain' was based purely on feedback
from many hundreds of online customer reviews of our specialist
service provision. For so many people to have taken the time to
comment so positively on our approach to client service is extremely
satisfying and rewarding and it is great recognition of the hard
work put in by all of our offices."
Paul Rice of Belvoir Liverpool City Centre added:- "Winning
awards of this calibre really sets us apart from the competition and
goes a long way towards cementing our reputation as the local; and
national; lettings agency of choice. To maintain this position we
are committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement, excellence
and innovation in everything we do - for the benefit of our clients.
They are, after all, the main reason behind our success."