football team nets rebranded kit
COUNTERFEIT clothing seized
from Liverpool traders is being recycled and given to people in need
in the City.
The handover is a result of a partnership between the City Council's
Trading Standards and the His Church charity
Trading Standards Officers passed on thousands of items of clothes
which have been seized to His Church. The charity remove counterfeit
branding and rebrand the items with their own logo.
One of the organisations to benefit is the Liverpool Homeless
Football Club who will be presented with rebranded clothing on
Thursday, 17 October 2013. They will also receive training clothes
donated by Liverpool FC and Everton FC and donations from food
manufacturers John West and Typhoo.
The Homeless Football Club operates throughout Merseyside promoting
inclusion, healthy living and helping to rebuild lives through
Other groups including those for the homeless will also receive the
Councillor Tim Moore, City Council Cabinet Member, said:- "The
trade in fake goods hits consumers and legitimate businesses. Our
trading standards team seize large quantities of counterfeit clothes
and other products each year. While it is not of the same quality of
the brand name it is purporting to be, much of it is still usable.
It is far better that we recycle it and help vulnerable people
rather than just destroying it."
Richard Humphrey, Senior Coordinator at His Church, said:-
"Our partnership with Liverpool Trading Standards means not only are
these brand new clothes taken from the hands of criminals, they are
redistributed to the most vulnerable people in society. To this end,
we are thrilled to be jointly supporting the fantastic work of
Liverpool Homeless Football Club and the additional donations made
by Liverpool's food manufacturers and premiership football teams are
a testimony to the City's renowned community spirit."
Appeal for assistance follows Lime
Street station incident
MERSEYSIDE Police Officers
from British Transport Police are calling on the public who may hold
key evidence in relation to an incident at Liverpool Lime Street to
Shortly after 8.30am on Saturday, 12 October 2013, an incident
occurred involving a 44-year-old man and a small child.
T/Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Rainey said:- "We believe
members of the public may hold vital evidence in the form of
photographs and video taken using mobile devices which may be able
to assist us with our enquiries. It is imperative that we are able
to view any images or footage to ensure a full and effective
investigation can take place."
If you have any footage or images of the incident, or have other
information, please contact British Transport Police on:- 0800 40 50
40. In all calls please quote log B8/NWA of 16/10/13.
SOUTHPORT DEPOT IS AMONGST THE BEST IN THE UK
THE team at local bus
company, Arriva North West, have cause for celebration this week
after it was announced that they had reached the final of the
prestigious UK Bus Awards 2013.
The company's Southport based operation has been shortlisted for the
Top National Bus Depot of the Year award, having been praised by
judges for its impeccable focus on service delivery.
In the finalists' overview, the depot was applauded for its
attention to detail with its service provisions, with particular
commendation for the comprehensive monthly 'ride around'
undertaken by managers, and the work of the 'fleet champions'
who ensure that the buses look well cared for.
Howard Farrall, area managing
director Arriva Merseyside, commented:- "As one of 6 depots
that make up Arriva Merseyside, Southport benefits from a unique
sunny seaside outlook, impressive contract retention, and investment
in fleet; all of which has resulted in incredible customer and
employee satisfaction survey results. We are extremely proud of the
team for making it to the final of these coveted awards and wish
them all the best in the overall competition."
The shortlist contains more than 100 people, projects and
organisations from around the country, selected by the judges from
over 250 nominations to go forward to the final stages, including
mystery traveller checks. The winners will be announced
on 19 November 2013. For more details about the UK Bus Awards