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Issue:- Thursday, 11 August 2016

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Latest Phase of Edge Hill housing completed

WORK has been completed on the latest phase of new housing off Edge Lane in Liverpool. Bellway is constructing around 150 properties at Williamson Place, off Wavertree Road, in Edge Hill, in addition to 200 homes already completed as part of the development.  The properties include innovative 'heat recovery' ventilation systems which reduce energy use and are also built to 'lifetime home standards' which means they are fully accessible for people who have a physical disability or a wheelchair.

Councillor Frank Hont, Cabinet member for housing, said:- "This part of Edge Hill is being transformed through the delivery of a varied mix of good quality new housing. We already know there is real demand for these homes as they are close to the new Archbishop Blanch High School and areas of major employment such as the Innovation Park, the new Royal Liverpool Hospital and the Knowledge Quarter.  The future for this area is looking really positive as we are also moving forward the next phase of our Homes for a Pound scheme in nearby Picton and looking to bring empty retail units back into use on Smithdown Road and Earle Road through Shops for a Pound. This is part of our commitment to deliver much needed, good quality homes for residents to increase the choice, range and quality of properties that are available across the city, transforming our neighbourhoods. Projects such as this also support and create jobs in the construction and supply chain as well as supporting apprenticeships."

The latest phase of work also completes the Wavertree Road green boulevard; a new avenue with landscaping and traffic calming. Nicola Mountain, Sales Manager at Bellway Homes said:- "Demand for homes in this location has always been high and there has been a lot of early interest in this phase we are looking forward to going on sale in the autumn."

The next stage of development includes plans for new retail and commercial units. So what are your views on this?  Please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.com with your thoughts about this topic.

Can you help find the next of kin of Philip Smith?

THE Sefton Coroner's Office have issued an appeal for the public's help to locate the family of a man found dead in a flat in Waterloo, in July. Philip Smith was found dead, at Dean House, in Church Road, Waterloo, on 29 July 2016. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Mr Smith was 54 years old when he died. Anyone who can help the coroner identify and trace his next of kin should call:- 0151 777 3481 or send them an email.

Lost prescription medication warning

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing to the public, to be cautious, following reports that prescription medication might have been lost in Bootle, on Wednesday, 3 August 2016. The medication is said to be:- diazepam tablets, quetiapine tablets and zopiclone tablets. It is thought they had been left on the 61 Bus, somewhere between Knowsley Road, in Bootle and Orrell Park in the afternoon. Officers are reminding people that taking any medication which has not been prescribed for them can be dangerous and, in some circumstances, can prove fatal. Anyone who finds any of the medication is asked to hand it in to any Pharmacy or Police Station or call the:- 101 number.

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