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Issue:- 22 May 2015

Gearing up for a great show

THE Woodvale Transport Festival returns to Victoria Park in Southport next month 20 June to 21 June 2015, promising a fun filled, value for money weekend for all the family.

Organisers have secured a wide range of free entertainment for children including the ever popular Crazy Bears, petting centre with lizards, snakes and other reptiles, balance bikes for young children and the Banana Roadshow with circus skills, Punch and Judy and magic tricks. Teenagers will also be able to put their hands on the wheel with special starter driving sessions.

General manager Peter Wood said:- "This year we have a wide range of free entertainment. Unlike other shows we like to give visitors a great day out without breaking the bank."

On both days the West Lancashire Dog Display Team will also be performing as will International motorcycle stunt rider Steve Colley.

Other attractions include giant slides, craft and food marquee, giant car boot, collectors fair, Morris dancing, a land train and numerous trade stands. A Dalek will also be prowling around the showground.

This year will also see a new themed jazz and blues bar with 2 eucalayle bands from Wigan and Ormskirk and the famous Mississippi jazz band on both days. Mike Byrne and the Sunrockers will also be performing. Strawberry Fayre, a 3 piece '70s recording band, which has already toured Europe, will support them.

There will also be the classic and vintage car clubs, model trains and boats, stationary engines, classic and vintage motorcycles and clubs, even more military vehicles than ever before and Merseyside Fire Service Museum will be displaying various engines and other equipment.

Other good news is that free parking will once again be at Princes Park, where admission tickets will also be sold. Dogs are also welcome.

Public camping is available on site and costs just £50 for three nights.

On the gate tickets cost £5 a day for adults, £2 for children aged 6-16 and the under 5s are free. Advance tickets are available for the two days and are available at a reduced price via the website.

For further information visit:- WoodvaleRally.Com or send them an email to:-

Payment for camping and trade stands can be made by cheque with a stamped addressed envelope to:- Woodvale Rally, PO Box 30, Southport, PR9 9ZN.

Southport Care Centre Receives Excellent Quality Award

ALEXANDRA House Care Centre, based in Southport was recently assessed by Prestige Quality Audits (PQR), an independent quality audit for Residential and Nursing Homes. The assessor considered the care centre to be very well managed and providing a safe, effective and caring service that was responsive to people's needs.

Alexandra House is owned and operated by BEN, the 'not-for-profit' automotive industry charity and caters for former industry employees, their family and dependents, as well as local fee paying residents.

The audit provided a complete review covering Standard of Accommodation, Quality of Care, General Residential Care, Health and Safety, Staffing and Maintaining quality. The report is extensive but some key statements include:-

► Clean, well presented accommodation in a prime location with easy access to all amenities

► Top rating of 5 stars awarded again for food hygiene

► Excellent care quality due to well managed, dedicated, highly trained and caring staff

► Care is comprehensively planned, assessed and reviewed

Suitable and varied activities are enjoyed and highly rated by residents

The full report is available for anyone to read at Alexandra House.

Jan Habeck, Care Centre Manager at Alexandra House, commenting on the audit results said:- "Again we are very proud of the audit results and are delighted by the final report and the assessor's personal comment. It really highlights how committed and dedicated our staff are to make our Care Centre amongst the best in this area and the recognition is totally deserved. If anyone is looking for local care for them or a relative, please do get in contact and come and visit us. We pride ourselves on creating a 'home from home' environment for our residents, a place they feel safe, relaxed and part of our family. This is heavily influenced by our organisation's not-for-profit status as it means our focus is on quality of life through quality care. So many of the families, who relatives we care for, tell us this is hugely reassuring and for us it's about offering the best standards and never cutting corners."

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

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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