Tesco and St
John Ambulance Team Up To Offer Baby First Aid Courses In Local
Tesco Extra Stores
IT is important to know
basic 1st aid skills; and when you're a mum with a little life in
your hands, it's even more vital. A Baby First Aid course will give
you the confidence and knowledge to act quickly and appropriately if
an emergency does happen. That's why Tesco has teamed up with the
nation's leading first aid charity, St John Ambulance, to bring Baby
and Toddler First Aid courses to selected Tesco Extra
stores. Designed for parents,
grandparents and carers, the 2 hour long Baby and Toddler First Aid
courses will cover essential skills including the following:-
► Infant and child resuscitation
► Unconscious casualty
► Minor burns & scolds
► Minor Bleeding
The course costs £30 per attendee and will be held initially in the
community rooms of:-
► Slough - Brunel Way, Wellington Street,
Slough, SL1 1XW.
► Bidston Moss - Bidston Village Road,
Birkenhead, Cheshire, CH43 7AA.
► Newcastle - Brunton Lane, Kingston Park,
Wear, NE3 2FP.
► Lincoln - Wragby Road, Lincoln, Lincs,
The next event will be on 1 November 2014. For more information and
to book your place on a course please visit:-
call:- 0207 239 8180.
Woman and her dog rescued from Mud
A lady walking her dog on
the coastline off Heswall, a town in Wirral, got trapped on top of a
mud flat. As a result Hoylake Coastguard and the RSPCA called out
Fire Fighters from the local Heswall Community Fire Station to
assist in retrieving the woman and a dog from their predicament. The
incident happened near Banks Road, at around 9.20am, on Thursday, 23
October 2014 and both the woman and the dog were brought to safety
and are not thought to have been harmed by their ordeal. The rescue
took around 45 minutes to complete with 2 appliances attending.
"She had a lucky escape. The environment the lady was walking in
can be very dangerous as the mud flats and saltmarsh, on Dee Estuary
are notorious for catching out unwary walkers. The shifting sands
can hide the incoming tide and the sediment layers can create
quicksand." a local told us. Watch Manager Des MacDonald, at
Heswall Community Fire Station who attended the call-out, in a press
release said:- "We would urge members of the public not to
attempt to cross any of the mud-filled gullies, which had happened
in this case. Even at low tide the area is very treacherous. It is
better to request the assistance of professional rescuers who are
trained to negotiate difficulties such as this."
places set to be increased in Liverpool
CONSULTATION is getting
underway on plans to expand the number of primary school places in 6
areas of Liverpool to deal with increased demand.
It is predicted that the city faces a shortfall of up to 300
reception class places by September 2017 due to a growth in
population and an increase in the birth rate. By 2019, the total
primary school population in Liverpool is expected to have risen by
around 4,400 pupils.
The city council has received £15.4 million of funding from the
Government to help address the issue and is bringing forward
proposals to enable the primary schools in Church, Picton, Princes
Park, Riverside, Wavertree and Belle Vale that meet the Government’s
strict criteria for funding to expand by building new classrooms.
The initial set of proposals will create an additional 150 places by
September 2015 in the areas facing the greatest demand.
The schools that have been chosen under Phase One of the expansion
programme, as part of the council’s Pupil Place Planning Strategy
are judged ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, have consistent
and sustainable demand and are unable to serve the local area
because demand for places outstrips supply.
Under the plans, it is being proposed that Dovedale Infant and
Junior Schools in Church be amalgamated on their existing sites and
an additional form of entry is created to take its admission intake
up from 90 to 120 pupils. Analysis has shown the move would
alleviate pressure on other schools in the area and would not
adversely affect them. For the September 2014 intake the school had
55 children on its waiting list.
In Picton, St Anne’s Catholic Primary - which has 24 children on the
waiting list, and Smithdown Primary, which has 44, would both see an
increase in intake from 30 to 60.
In Princes Park, St Silas Church of England Primary would see its
intake increased from 30 to 45, as would St Cleopas Church of
England Primary in Riverside which had 54 applications for 30
Christ the King Catholic Primary in Wavertree, which has 23 children
on its waiting list, would see its reception intake increased from
45 to 60 pupils, as would St Paschal Baylon Catholic Primary in
Belle Vale, which was oversubscribed by 58 applications.
Councillor Jane Corbett, Cabinet member for children’s services,
said:- “We know from our own data that the successful
regeneration of Liverpool means the city’s population is growing
again particularly in the south of the city, and combined with an
increased birth rate, this means additional demand for school
It is vital that we do all we can to make sure that parents and
carers are able to secure a place at a nearby school of their
What we are doing here is using the funding to take action now to
tackle the areas where we know there is the greatest demand to
alleviate some of the pressure. The schools that we have identified
meet the Government’s very strict criteria for this funding.
We know that parents, carers, pupils, staff and the local community
will have views and questions about the proposals, and the
consultation is a chance for them to have their say.”
The consultation forms can be found
and a series of meetings are being organised for the schools
Feedback from the consultation will be considered by the Cabinet in
a report in December 2014, with a final decision expected to be made
in March 2015.
A 2nd set of proposals to create a further 150 reception class
places will be announced in spring 2015.