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Issue:- SATURDAY 11 July 2015

Summer Reading Challenge - Guinness World Record Attempt at The Atkinson

ON Saturday, 11 July 2015, we are inviting families to be part of a world record attempt for the greatest number of people making a pledge or promise to read this summer. All they have to do is to visit the Library between, 11am to 2pm, to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge on that day.

As part of the celebration The Atkinson is running family activities in The Art Box, between 11am and 2pm, about your favourite stories and books and we will be encouraging families to find out about Southport's previous Guinness World Record attempt (The Land Speed Record) in our museum.

Emma Harrison, The Atkinson's Public Engagement Manager said:- "Reading is so important to everyone's health and wellbeing as well as being great fun for all ages. It increases mental stimulation, reduces stress, improves your memory, focus, concentration and most of all it is great escapism and it's free!  Southport Library as well as all other Sefton Libraries have long supported the Summer Reading Challenge and we hope this record attempt will encourage new interest in libraries and what they have to offer, as well as encourage people to pick up a book and read. The Guinness World Record attempt is something families can be part of together so fingers crossed we beat the record and we can all celebrate!"

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local Library, then read 6 library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way; all FREE.

Children can read whatever they like; fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books; just as long as they are borrowed from the Library. Every time children finish a book they get stickers and a reward and there's a certificate and medal for everyone who finishes the challenge. It's FREE just ask at your local Library for more details!

This year the theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is World Record Breakers and the organisers have decided to launch the challenge with a nation wide Guinness World Record attempt on Saturday, 11 July 2015. The attempt will be collecting the most amounts of pledges during a reading challenge.

The Guinness World Record attempt is open to all ages, so bring the family to The Atkinson and join in the fun!

More investment for Lodge Lane

LIVERPOOL City  Council is proposing to sell plots of land to bring more jobs, businesses and houses to the Lodge Lane area.  A report to the cabinet on 10 July recommended disposing of 4 pockets of land; brownfield sites which had previously been built on; to stimulate further economic growth in the area. This move is the latest potential investment in the Lodge Lane area; known as L1578 after the postcodes the area covers; following a summit three years ago aimed at encouraging business growth in these neighbourhoods. Since then there has been increased investment primarily in the retail, food and restaurant sectors. Now it is being promised that a piece of land in Solway Street be sold to local developers for mixed residential and commercial use.

Canco Limited, a special vehicle company, have bid for plots of land in Grierson Street, Aspen Grove and Lime Grove with proposals for them to be used for local residents to open their own businesses based in shipping containers. The cabinet report says the company wants "to use clever design and place making to create a 'funky' intensely urban thriving street with wide appeal throughout South Liverpool that can become a visitor attraction in its own right."

If approved, under the planning procedure, this would be the first development of its type outside London. Together it is estimated that these potential developments could create 80 jobs. Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport, said:- "Lodge Lane is an up and coming area which is becoming 1 of the most vibrant shopping Centres in the City . These new proposals will take its development a stage further, bringing new houses, commercial developments and jobs. It also gives local people the chance to start their own businesses and attract more investors into the area."

The cabinet is being recommended to advertise the loss of open spaces at the 4 sites.

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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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