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Issue:- 27 March 2015

Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge wins the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award

MAGGIE'S Merseyside at Clatterbridge, the charity which provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, has won the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award.

Built in the grounds of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge was designed by architects Carmody Groarke and has been supporting people with cancer since June 2014.

Great design and architecture is vital to the care Maggie's offers and the Centre was designed to create a calm and uplifting environment as well as providing a programme of support to strengthen the physical and emotional wellbeing of people with cancer.

The design of the Centre incorporates seven portable buildings, 6 of which have been used previously as building site accommodation with the seventh being the 'London Dresser' commissioned by the Mayor of London for the London 2012 Olympics celebrations. The 11 metre long glass panelled side of the 'London Dresser' has allowed Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge to showcase a panoramic view over the farming fields of the Wirral landscape which helps to create the calm and uplifting environment within the Centre, so important to visitors and staff alike.

Kathy Wright, Centre Head, at Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge said:- "We're absolutely delighted to have won the Architects' Journal Small Projects Award especially as design and architecture is so important to the support we offer at the Centre. The warm and welcoming environment makes a huge difference to those who visit the Centre."

Now in its twentieth year the Architects' Journal Small Projects Awards celebrate the best schemes built with a budget of £250,000 or less.

Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge relies on voluntary donations to support and grow its network of Centres and to develop its unique, high quality programme of support. The charity's aim is to make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends.

To find out more about Maggie's Merseyside at Clatterbridge and to see how the Centre supports people with cancer across Merseyside and Cheshire please visit the Centre at:- The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, Clatterbridge Road, Bebington, Wirral, CH63 4JY, or get in touch on:- 0151 334 4301 and

Football pitch scheme given a boost

PLANS for a new 3G football pitch and changing rooms in Liverpool 8 have been helped by a decision to allow land to be sold for housing.  Tiber Community Building want to develop community based leisure and sports facilities;- including the pitch; on the site of the former Tiber Street school. The Football Foundation has indicated that they can apply for a grant of up to £500,000 but match funding is needed. To meet the funding gap they want to sell a 0.6 acre strip of land along Coltart Road for housing development with the potential for about 25 new homes to be built.  However, when Tiber acquired the site from the Council in 2005 a covenant was placed on it saying it could only be developed for community use, sport, education, or cultural purposes. The cabinet has agreed to lift the covenant and allow the plot of land to be sold for housing to raise funds to cover the gap. Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration, said:- "The Tiber project is an important element in the regeneration of this part of the City and their scheme to bring new leisure facilities is imaginative and one that will bring great benefits to the area.  It is significant that the FA have included the Tiber site as being particularly important as it meets their diversity agenda to increase the number of black and ethnic minority players, coaches and referees.  Our agreement to ease the restrictions on the use of the land will allow this scheme to progress and make a big difference to the community."

Debbie Wright, Tiber Trustee, said;- "This project, which is led by local young people, offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for making positive changes in their local neighbourhood and we are delighted that Liverpool City Council are giving the scheme their full support."

Civic welcome for inspirational women

A group of inspirational women from all walks of life will swap their stories at a special networking event at Liverpool Town Hall this week. On Friday, 27 March 2015, Lord Mayor Councillor Erica Kemp CBE will celebrate the achievements of local organisations such as the Women's Organisation, who support women starting their own business, Safeplace, the sexual assault referral centre and Blackburne House who provide education and training to support women into jobs. Councillor Erica Kemp said:- "It was great to be involved in so many activities this year for International Women's Day and as Lord Mayor of this amazing City it's fantastic that I can highlight one of the many roles that are available for women today. I am delighted to be welcoming so many strong and positive women here to the Town Hall, I hope they can learn from each other and benefit from sharing their experiences as a positive role model for women."

Councillor Emily Spurrell, Mayoral lead for Community Safety said:- "'There are so many organisations in Liverpool that provide valuable support to women whether it be starting their own business, mental health support or providing a safe space for women suffering domestic abuse. As a culmination of the campaigns and events which took place for International Women's Day we just wanted to take a moment to say thank you and express how much we appreciate the work they do."

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Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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