A big welcome to Spencer Gordon
ON 25 June 2014, Spencer
Gordon, Independent Estate
Agents, have officially opened
their new office in Southport, 4 Post Office Avenue, below our
Southport and Mersey Reporter Office. Both Chris and Ross have over
20 years combined experience of the property industry. Spencer
Gordon pride themselves on unparalleled service and market leading
advertising on all properties in their portfolio. If you would like
to speak to them, contact them on:- 01704 460 160. They are
promoting an introductory offer:- "We will sell any property
for £995, plus vat." Please do let them know you
spotted them on here! These are a few photographs we snapped
at the opening, as they were joined by friends, colleagues and
SHOWS ITS SUPPORT FOR ARMED FORCES
AHEAD of Armed Forces Day
on 28 June 2014, nPower Health Through Warmth is showing its support for
individuals and families with forces connections.
The scheme, which is available to help vulnerable people with
heating and insulation in Southport, has supported hundreds of
people connected with the armed forces across England and Wales
since its launch in 2000.
In fact, Health Through Warmth has accessed funding worth more than
£680,000 from forces charities, including The Royal British Legion (RBL),
to support more than 500 people.
This Armed Forces Day, the scheme is keen to raise awareness of the
help on hand as Elaine Midwinter, nPower Health Through Warmth
scheme manager, explains:- "Health Through Warmth is proud to
offer support. We work closely with forces charities throughout the
year to help vulnerable people who need help with heating repairs
and installations and insulation in their homes. We are delighted to
have already been able to assist so many who have links with the
Patricia Dunn, 64, is one lady who has been helped by the scheme.
Working with several forces charities, nPower Health Through Warmth
installed a new boiler and thermostat for Patricia.
Patricia comments:- "I didn't think I would be eligible for
help from anywhere, but then I was put in touch with Health Through
Warmth. I'm really thankful for the help the scheme has given me, it
has made such a difference.“
nPower Health Through Warmth is available to vulnerable homeowners
who have a cold related illness, a low income with little or no
savings and are unable to fully fund a new boiler or heating system.
You do not have to be, or become, an nPower customer to benefit from
Since the scheme was founded in 2000, more than 83,000 vulnerable
residents in England and Wales have been referred to nPower Health
Through Warmth for aid with heating and insulation. More than
£67million has been levered to help fund the work required, which
includes £2million from charitable organisations. In addition,
£9.4million has been contributed from the nPower Health Through
Warmth Crisis Fund.
To find out if you, or someone you know, may be eligible for help
through nPower Health Through Warmth, visit
them via their
Pupils to learn
more about City's War Effort
EVERY school child in
Liverpool will be able to engage with the Great War thanks to a
brand new teaching resource. Memories of World War 1
Resource Pack has been created by Culture Liverpool's participation
team. Their aim is to get every school in the city to encourage
pupils to learn about Liverpool's role in World War 1 (WW1);
encouraging them to devise their own projects around events such as
Memories of August 1914 which sees the return of the giants in July
The pack is launched as part of the giant event, but will be used for
the next 4 years Commemorations, highlighting key anniversaries in
the programme and will be added to throughout.
It will reach around 65,000 young people.
Liverpool City Council's cabinet member for culture and tourism,
Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "As with all our big events, we
want to make sure there is a strong participation and legacy element
which can resonate with future generations. In 2012, the centenary
of the sinking of the Titanic was marked with the first giant outing
Sea Odyssey, and as part of this we involved every school in a
successful letter writing project which highlighted the impact of
the tragedy on the family and friends of those who were lost at sea.
100 years since the outbreak of war offers a wonderful opportunity
for children and young people to learn about the invaluable role
Liverpool played in this pivotal time in world history. Memories of
August 1914 will be regarded as the start of this City's
commemorations, and through the magical and moving journey of the
giants, people will be able to discover the impact of war on the
City. With a huge number of projects taking place up to 1918, the
opportunities for schools to immerse themselves in our rich heritage
are vast. We look forward to seeing what amazing work our
young people create whether it's an art project, theatre piece,
story writing, sporting event, or whatever fantastic ideas they come
Memories of World War One signposts teachers to suggested resources,
all of which hold vital information about Liverpool's WW1 story.
These include links to the Imperial War Museum, Merseyside at War
website, Museum of Liverpool's new 1st World War exhibition, BBC
resources, what's available in local libraries including Liverpool
Central Library's archive as, well as a suggested reading list for
young people from the Book Trust.
The pack also highlights other national events and projects
happening as part of the commemorations such as Dazzleship with
Liverpool Biennial and 1418Now, Lights Out and Letter to an Unknown
There is also detail on how it supports Key Stages 1 to 3, suggesting
programmes of study on a huge number of subjects including Lord
Derby and the Liverpool Pals, Noel Chavasse, Victoria Cross
recipient Thomas Alfred (Todger) Jones and football during wartime
with links to lesson plans and relevant websites.
The resource pack highlights key figures and places from Liverpool
and Merseyside's WW1 history and encourages schools to research
these stories and add to them by uploading their own findings and
family stories to a special
website that has been developed by
Liverpool John Moores University. This will create
an interactive catalogue of stories of those in the region who were
affected in some way by the war, and schools will be able to upload
projects they work on.
The document has already been presented to Liverpool Head Teachers,
but any residents or community groups can access the resource pack
Other ways the public, community organisations, schools and other
organisations can get involved is by organising their own WW1 themed
events, activities and exhibitions and uploading the details to
Culture Liverpool's event listings
Events uploaded will feature on the itsliverpool website and will be
collated over the next 4 years.