Southport's Chairty Day
scores big success
SOUTHPORT'S recent charity day in aid
of Children with Cancer raised £500 for the charity on 22 August 2015.
Bypassers in Southport donated whilst performers sang a variety of songs in the
Town Centre. "We're delighted by the response from the people of Southport. The public really got into the spirit of things and enjoyed the singing.
We even had some volunteer bypassers who sang songs for us. There's no doubt
that there's plenty of singing talent in Southport. As well as wanting singers
we're also desperate for volunteer collectors and drivers to help us with a
series of charity collections in different towns around the region. So if you think you can help us please text me on:-
07807 541438 with your full name, age, and address and I will phone you back.
Volunteer work is rewarding, great fun and a useful addition to your CV." said Molly Howarth of poetry publishers United Press, which sponsored the event.
United Press has been sponsoring the volunteer group for 13 years. It's raised
£500,000 for charity by performing and collecting in various towns; mostly on
Saturdays. "We may be back to hold another event in Southport but
can sometimes provide transport for volunteers who want to help us with
collections in other towns," explained Molly.
For further information go to
UnitedPress.Co.UK or ring:-
01282 459533 or simply text:- 07807 541438.
Council's energy bill is
THE introduction of LED street lighting
into Liverpool is cutting the City council's energy bills by a bigger amount
Following the completion of the 1st phase of the programme, in which 12,000
LED lights were installed in roads across the City, the energy bill has been cut
by £585,000 a year, taking the bill down from £2.6m a year to just over £2m.
The 2nd phase of the programme, which involves installing a further 8,000
lights is still to be completed, meaning that further savings will be made.
It was originally anticipated that the savings would be £500,000 a year when all
the lights are installed, but that has been comfortably exceeded halfway through
The new lights cost a total of £2.7m but it was always envisaged that there
would be long term savings.
As well as the financial savings there will also be a reduction in carbon
emissions of approximately 1400 tonnes in each phase. On going maintenance costs
will also be reduced by more than £100,000 per year.
Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, cabinet member for regeneration and transport said:-
"Not only are our streets brighter but we are cutting costs by
significantly more than we anticipated as well as reducing our carbon footprint;
this is good news all round."
Deputy Mayor unveils new
COUNCILLOR Ann O'Byrne has unlocked the
doors to a stylish new show village at Countryside's Queen Mary Place
development in Liverpool. Prices start at £148,950. The Deputy Mayor of
Liverpool helped to celebrate the official release of 200 affordable homes with
a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the £26m redevelopment project in Walton.
The development, which is being built by Countryside on behalf of Sigma and
Liverpool City Council's regeneration partnership, Regeneration Liverpool,
features a collection of high quality and affordable homes that are designed for
modern family living.
Councillor Ann O'Byrne, Deputy Mayor of
Liverpool, said:- "This is a fantastic development which forms part of our
commitment to deliver 5,000 new homes in Liverpool, driving up the quality and
range of properties available to residents. It is another example of the council
using brownfield sites which have been previously developed for housing."
Ian Kelley, Managing Director of Countryside's Partnerships North division,
added:- "The Deputy Mayor's presence here today truly reinforces Liverpool
City Council's commitment to building high quality and affordable homes
throughout the City. We've already experienced an overwhelming amount of
interest in the development since opening the doors to our interior decorated
show village, with 14 homes already sold off-plan. This success replicates the
popularity of our nearby NGV Liverpool development, which has been instrumental
in the transformation of Norris Green and further improving the quality and
variety of homes across the City."
Of the 200 homes under construction, 136 will be available for sale through the
Government's 5% deposit Help to Buy scheme, with the remaining 64 available for
private rent under a new private rental offering (PRS) between Sigma Capital,
Gatehouse Bank Plc and Barclays.
Graeme Hogg, Chief Operating Officer at Sigma Capital, said:- "The 64 PRS
units that we have here at Queen Mary Place are in addition to the 150 we have
on site at NGV Liverpool, both of which are part of our initial £100 million
fund created by Sigma Capital, Gatehouse and Barclays. This alone is a £25
million investment in PRS in North Liverpool. We only commenced on site in
February and are delighted with progress to date. Demand for the product has
been very strong and lettings are going extremely well. We expect to be letting
the homes at a rate of around 15 per month and will be handing over keys to our
1st tenants this week. All of the of the units will be completed and fully let
by November 2015, only 10 months after we started. We look forward to
continuing to work with our colleagues at Liverpool City Council on new sites as
we feel the combination of PRS and private sale can evidentially bring about
transformational change to an area. Queen Mary Place and NGV Liverpool are great
examples of this happening now."
For more information please visit:-
QueenMaryPlace.Co.UK, send an email to:-
or contact the sales team on via calling them on:- 0151 601 4860.