One month to go:
Made in Britain Photography Awards
WIN £5000 of Canon camera
equipment in the Made in Britain Photography Awards.
Photographers of all levels and ages are being reminded to capture
the spirit of British manufacturing in the prestigious EEF Made in
Britain Photography Awards, exactly one month before the deadline of
Monday 30 September.
Winners will share a prize fund of £5000 worth of photographic
equipment from lead sponsor Canon and bask in the national spotlight
at an awards reception at the Houses of Parliament in December.
The awards are free to enter in 3 categories:- professional,
amateur, sponsored by Lombard, and young photographers
(14 to 19), sponsored by The ERA Foundation. For the first time, there
is also a parallel competition for images taken with mobile devices.
EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, is seeking images of
manufacturing that feature British products, components or
processes. Subjects can range from traditional to high-tech
manufacturing and could portray any part of the journey in
inventing, designing or making British products.
Terry Scuoler, Chief Executive of EEF, said:- 'The technology
and people involved in modern manufacturing are colourful, eclectic
and exciting. This is the chance for manufacturing companies to
change the way people think about the industry and champion it as a
leader of the economy by capturing its spirit.'
The government's 'Make it in Great Britain' campaign, which
aims to challenge common misconceptions of manufacturing, is also
backing the awards. EEF has also teamed up with the Associate
Parliamentary Manufacturing Group, which is encouraging businesses
that support its Made by Britain initiative to open up their
facilities to photographers wishing to enter the award.
Barrie Street, Manufacturing Business Development Manager, Canon UK
& Europe, said:- 'As a manufacturer with over 70 years of
heritage in the industry, Canon is passionate about innovation
within the manufacturing sector. This competition provides people
with the opportunity to express themselves through the power of
image and illustrate the strength and breadth of Britain's most
important industry today.'
Other awards partners include: BIS, Associate Parliamentary
Manufacturing Group, The Guild of Photographers, The Digital Asset
Lab, The Manufacturer magazine and The Times newspaper.
The EEF photography awards, now in their fourth year, aim to raise
the profile of UK manufacturing by showing the industry's ingenuity,
creativity, technology and pride through inspiring photography.
The closing date is Monday, 30 September 2013, with entries
shortlisted by a panel of photographic and industry experts in
October (shortlist announced in November). The winners will be
announced at a celebration event in Westminster in December. The
gallery of winning and shortlisted images will be showcased around
the UK throughout 2014.
Entry is free. Visit the EEF, or call:- 020 7654 1501.
Conservative Councillor Surgeries
THE next surgery will be
held on Friday, 13 of September from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
Cambridge Ward Conservative Councillor Tony Crabtree will be holding
a surgery on the 2nd Friday of each month at the Crema Café from
2:00pm to 3:00pm.
The Crema Café is located at 48 Park Road; this is part of Hesketh
Park Shops on the corner of Queens Road and Park Road, Southport.
Tony will be there to meet you and discuss any Council problems you
may have. No appointment necessary; just pop in. If you
prefer, Tony will make arrangements for a home visit and can be
contacted by calling:- (01704) 506505 or via sending an
for Liverpool City Region
MERSEYTRAVEL has been
successful in a bid for a share of £5 million of funding from the
Department for Transport's Clean Bus Technology Fund, to reduce
pollution from local buses.
This Liverpool City Region (LCR) bid, led by Merseytravel, on behalf
of the Local Authorities within the LCR which include Knowsley,
Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens, Wirral and Halton has secured £818,520
to upgrade 59 buses across Merseyside,
The funding will provide retro-fit technology to reduce CO2 and
other air emissions to bus operator vehicles that operate on routes
through currently declared Quality Management Areas.
A total of 11 local authorities have been awarded grants from the
Department for Transport's Clean Bus Technology Fund, which will
allow almost 400 buses to be upgraded overall. Merseytravel received
the 2nd highest amount.
For full DfT announcement click on
THEFT OF POWER TOOLS - SEFTON
Detectives in Sefton are appealing for information following the
theft of a large number of power tools in Maghull.
Officers from the force were called to an industrial farm on
Tithebarn Lane, Maghull, on Tuesday, 13 August 2013, after reports
of a break in overnight (Monday 12 August to Tuesday 13, August).
A significant number of Hilti brand power tools, of a significant
value, were stolen from the premises and officers would urge anyone
who may have been offered any of these tools in the past week or so
to get in contact. Enquiries are on-going in the area and
Detectives would urge anyone with any information to contact:- 0151
777 3011 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.