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Issue:- Tuesday, 12 July 2016

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Credit Union’s a Growing Concern

CENTRAL Liverpool Credit Union has moved to new premises – a former pub on Park Road. And as well as providing affordable loans and encouraging savings it is now aiming to grow food for its members.

Alongside its new building in the old Toxteth Pub, volunteers from the Credit Union are working to create a new community garden, which will be used to grow food for both members and volunteers.

The new premises provide the Credit Union with a high street presence on Park Road only 100 yards from where it was originally launched as Park Road Credit Union some 30 years ago.

Mayor Joe Anderson recently visited the new premises he commented:- “I’m passionately committed to our local credit unions which is why we’ve invested over a million pounds among the credit unions across Liverpool. And as we heard on my visit, for every pound invested in a credit union tens of pounds are generated for the local economy. At a recent cabinet meeting we launched the Liverpool and Wirral Social Stock Exchange Pilot. Credit Unions are perfectly placed to help local social enterprises benefit from this initiative. Our Shops for a £1 initiative on Smithdown Road has attracted enormous interest. Following my visit I’ll be seeking ways to roll out the initiative in other parts of the City and inviting the Credit Union, through an independent trading arm, to act as a key partner in the initiative.”

Eileen Halligan, CEO of Central Liverpool Credit Union, said:- “The Grass Roots project run by our charitable arm will finally be producing food to give to our members and volunteers. It is fitting that Grass Roots is sighted next to our memorial garden that honours deceased volunteers.  We are delighted to be working with our local Councillors and the Mayor’s Office to explore Social Stock Exchange through the shops and homes for £1 project. This could be the catalyst to regenerate neglected communities in keeping with the ideals of the founders of Park Road Community Credit Union.”

Work on the Credit Union’s Park Road Community Garden has been supported by L8 Living Sustainably, Liverpool City Council and IN Environmental Services.

£1.3m safety boost from Liverpool City Region

SCHEMES to improve the safety and efficiency of many key routes in Wirral will be made possible thanks to a funding boost from Liverpool City Region. In a paper going to the next meeting on 18 July, Cabinet will be asked to accept funding of £1,375,000 from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Integrated Transport Block. This money will support delivery of schemes to improve capaCity and safety on our road network and improve cycling and walking routes all of which contribute to the economic development of the borough and our commitments in our transport strategy Connecting Wirral.  Each of the 4 constituency areas;  Birkenhead, Wallasey, Wirral West and Wirral South; will each be allocated £32,500 out of the funding for their own local schemes which contribute to these objectives.

Cllr Stuart Whittingham, Cabinet member for Transport and Infrastructure, said:- “As a Council, we are doing all we can to develop Wirral’s economy and encourage investment and jobs to the area, with all the benefits that will bring to the community.  Having a safe, efficient road network is a key component to that and we are delighted to receive this financial boost to help us make a raft of improvements on many of our key routes over 2016. In addition to assisting economic growth, the schemes we are putting forward will also reduce casualties on the roads and contribute to reductions in carbon emissions by encouraging more walking and cycling.”

The projects proposed for progression as a result of this funding include work on the A41 New Ferry by-pass to encourage drivers to adhere to the speed limit, improvements to roundabouts at Clatterbridge Road / Thornton Common Road and Column Road/Caldy Road, Caldy and the conversion of obsolete ‘pelican’ crossings to Toucan or Puffin crossings at various locations across the borough.  Proposals for improved cycling provision are earmarked for the A41 at Eastham and near Pool Lane, Bromborough and alongside the River Birket between Pasture Road to Reeds Lane in Leasowe.

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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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