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Issue:- SATURDAY 4 July 2015

Merseytravel's success at getting people into work recognised at the CILT North West awards

FOR the 2nd successive year, Merseytravel's Employment & Skills team have won the award at the annual Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) North West awards recognising their efforts to help get people into employment in the Liverpool City Region.

The awards bring together all facets of logistics and passenger transport across the North West and Merseytravel's innovative entry into employment project won the Best Practice for Passenger Transport category over strong competition including Northern Rail, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) and Tanzo Passenger Services.

The project over the last 3 1/2 years has assisted over 270 people into passenger transport jobs ranging from bus and coach driving, rail engineering, hotel/hospitality and maritime services, cycle instructor and maintenance, taxi driving and logistic and HGV driving.

In addition to this they have assisted over 10,000 people with information, advice and guidance on careers and skills needed to work in the sector to a variety of people aged between 14 and 60.

As well as winning this award, one of the successful candidates who went through the programme also collected an award. Lindsay Stuart won the coveted CILT learner of the year award completed the programme with Merseytravel back in October 2013, she then started work for Huyton Travel Ltd and has worked there ever since.

Through the project and the adjoining apprenticeship she has gone on from strength to strength and is now a valued member of the team, this award shows her hard work and dedication to the role.

Mary Rasmussen, Merseytravel's Lead Member for Organisational Development, said:- "We are delighted that our Employment & Skills Team have won this award for a 2nd year in a row. We're also pleased for Lindsay to be recognised as this shows how powerful this project has been and will continue to be. People are gaining sustainable careers within our sector and it something we are very proud of."

Drinks ban for 2 areas

DRINKING alcohol in public is set to be banned in 2 areas of Liverpool following long standing concerns over drink related crime and anti social behaviour. A report to the cabinet on 10 July 2015, recommends that Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) be introduced in parts of the Tuebrook and Stoneycroft and Kensington and Fairfield Wards.This moves follows public consultation after concerns had been expressed about alcohol fuelled incidents in both localities. Local residents, police and housing associations backed the plans and no objections were received to either proposal. A survey of 335 pupils from the areas found 54% were worried about adults drinking in public with 37% saying they were not. Among the issues identified in the survey as causing concern were intimidating behaviour, aggressive begging, litter and noise, street urination and vomiting and street drinkers themselves being vulnerable to abuse and violence.

The areas covered by the PSPOs are:-

►  Kensington and Fairfield:-
The area bounded by Edge Lane, Quorn Street, Gilead Street, Kensington, Coleridge Street, Molyneux Road, Sheil Road, Hampstead Road, Balmoral Road, Whitcroft Road, Prospect Vale, Kensington and Laurel Road.

►  Tuebrook and Stoneycroft:- Delamain Road, West Derby Road, Green Lane, Lister Drive, Brainerd Street, Balmoral Court, New Road, ( rail line), West Derby Road, Rocky Lane, around perimeter of St Margaret's School, Lower Breck Road, September Road, Gloucester Road (part )to rail line: Ellerslie Road, Victoria Road, Heyburn Road and Meade Road.

Councillor Emily Spurrell, Mayoral Lead on Community Safety, said;- "There is widespread support for the introduction of these orders. Local residents have identified a huge range of problems cause by drinking in the streets.  There are a lot of efforts at outreach work for street drinkers by the Whitechapel Centre and they tell us that this move will be useful in deterring drinking and help motivate street drinkers to find the support they need to turn their lives around."

The orders would be effective for 3 years.

Police and Police Community Support Officers can both require people to stop drinking and they can confiscate drink if they have good reason for believing it would be consumed in public. Failure to comply will result in a fixed penalty notice or prosecution.

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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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