launched to design Blue Air's Liverpool aircraft livery
FOLLOWING on from October
announcement by 'Blue Air' to make Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) their
newest European base, the airline has launched a competition for someone to
design the new livery for their 189 seat Boeing 737 and 800 aircraft that will be
based at Liverpool, from the end of March 2017.
Blue Air are keen to become Liverpool's airline and are already working with
local organisations to help in their recruitment for up to 35 new, direct, local
employees. The 'design a livery' competition is another way in which the
airline wants to become part of the Liverpool City Region and having shortlisted
what they believe are the top 3 designs, Blue Air will then ask the public to
vote for the winning design to make it a truly local desicion.
The Liverpool liveried aircraft will operate on Blue Air's new routes from LJLA
to Rome, Milan, Hamburg and Alicante and one lucky individual who comes up with
the best design, will have this recreated on the aircraft fuselage to be seen by
thousands of passengers at LJLA, at airports in Europe and in the skies above
As well as seeing their design appear on the aircraft, the winner of the
competition will also receive two free return flights from Liverpool to any Blue
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is working closely with Blue Air on this
competition and has set up a link on the homepage of the Airport's
website, from where budding
aircraft livery designers can download an aircraft template on which to complete
their design and send in their entry.
Entrants must be 18 or over and the closing date for the competition is 30
Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool John Lennon Airport commented:-
"This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to have their idea for an aircraft
livery become reality and to be seen by thousands of people at home and abroad.
Blue Air really want to be a part of the City Region and for passengers to think
of them as their airline. Painting their aircraft with a livery unique to their
operations here at Liverpool is a great way to help achieve this."
Make it "No
2nd Night Out" on the Streets
LIVERPOOL people are being
asked to use a helpline which will see those sleeping on the street receive
help. The 'No 2nd Night Out' initiative says that while there may be many
reasons why somebody sleeps rough for one night there is no reason why they need
to spend a second night on the streets. By ringing:- 0300 123 2041 or via
sending an email
to the outreach
workers from the Whitechapel Centre will provide a rapid response to try and
ensure no new rough sleeper spends more than a single night, on the streets.
Since 'No 2nd Night Out' started in 2012, hundreds of people have been helped
after people contacted the service, in the first 6 months of this year 160 calls
were made to it.
Councillor Frank Hont, cabinet member for housing said:- "We know there is
a lot of concern about homelessness especially about rough sleeping as winter
approaches and people are keen to help. 1 of the best ways they can do so is by phoning:-
'No 2nd Night Out' when they
see someone sleeping rough and every effort will be made to support people to
come off the streets.
We want to prevent the situation where rough sleeping becomes an entrenched way
of life and the sooner people can be encouraged to come off the streets the
better it is for them.
There is a misconception among some people that those who are sleeping rough are
doing so because there is nowhere for them to go. In fact we fund 750 temporary
accommodation places and the outreach workers have been successful in persuading
many to come off the streets up to 27 in 1 calendar month, in 2016.
Not everybody will accept the offer of help and support, but we are doing our
best to try and see no one ever needs to sleep for a second night on the streets
and we are asking the public to play their part by contacting 'No 2nd Night
Out' when they see somebody sleeping rough."
David Carter, Chief Executive of the Whitechapel Centre, said:- ?Sleeping
on the streets is dangerous and can be life threatening, particularly as the
winter approaches and the weather turns colder.
We would encourage people to save the number into their phone and give us a
call, anytime, when they see someone sleeping rough in Liverpool.
Everyone's situation is different and we work with each person to offer the best
support and appropriate accommodation available to them. For most people coming
indoors into accommodation happens on the day they become homeless, but for some
people it can take time, to find the right solution that the person feels
able to accept.
We don't give up on people until we have helped someone come indoors. Our
outreach team is out every day and calls to 'No 2nd Night Out' helps us find
people quickly, before they become entrenched on the streets. We can only do
this with the help of the public and we really appreciate their calls."