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Publication date:- 2016-12-02

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Work begins on Prescot Fire and Police Station

WORK on building a new Community Fire and Police Station in Prescot will begin shortly as partners gathered at the Manchester Road Site to celebrate a 'turf cutting' ceremony.  Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority, Merseyside Police, the Police and Crime Commissioner, and Knowsley MBC have worked together to make the joint station a reality. The innovative community project helps the organisations involved meet cuts in government funding whilst delivering a high quality community resource in Knowsley. In Knowsley, this means that Huyton and Whiston fire stations will close when the new Prescot station is operational and the site was chosen as it provides the best emergency response cover to the Huyton and Whiston areas.  Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority has secured the site from Knowsley Borough Council, and the Department of Communities and Local Government have assisted with the build costs by the provision of a capital grant. The building will be constructed by Wates Construction.  Merseyside Police colleagues have been keen to collaborate on the project and will operate a Community Police Station from the building. Site preparation works will begin in November 2016, with the building work starting early in 2017. It is expected that the Station will be fully operational in February 2018.  Merseyside's Police and Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy said:- "I am pleased that we are now in a position to officially get work underway on this new Community Fire and Police Station for Prescot.  This joint community station is a good example of our shared commitment to working together to provide the best possible service to people on Merseyside. Not only will this Centre reduce costs and increase efficiency, it will also enable officers and firefighters to work in closer partnership in facilities which are modern and fit for purpose. This sod turning ceremony is another step towards fulfilling my 10 year pledge to provide the officers and staff of Merseyside Police the stations they need to best serve the public, now and for years to come."

PHOTO: From left- Regional MD of Wates Tony Shenton, Chair of Merseyside Fire & Rescue Authority Cllr. Dave Hanratty, Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens, Leader of Knowsley Council Cllr Andy Moorhead, Chief Constable Andy Cooke, Chief Inspector George Phillips, Knowsley Cabinet Member Cllr. Mike Murphy, Merseyside Police & Crime Commissioner Jane Kennedy.

Wates was appointed to build the Prescot Community Fire and Police Station via the North West Construction Hub (NWCH), a procurement body designed to save time and money in the delivery of public sector building work in the region. Tony Shenton, Business Unit Director of Wates Construction North West, said:- "When investment is made to enhance and modernise the operations of vital front line services, the absolute priority is that best value for money is achieved.  Our longstanding partnership with Merseyside Fire and Rescue Services, along with our local knowledge and reputation as a leading contractor in the region, will enable us to once again deliver an essential emergency services project efficiency and effectively."

For free fire safety advice or to request a home fire safety check, call:- 0800 731 5958.  Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service also provides free smoke alarms for Merseyside residents, aged 65 or over.

Regent Road closed for emergency gas repairs

A major Northbound route out of Liverpool City Centre is closed until further notice for emergency gas repairs. National Grid have asked the City Council to shut the north bound carriageway of Waterloo Road / Regent Road, between Bath Street and Paisley Street with immediate effect due to a suspected leak. National Grid will be working 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to repair the leak. Drivers are being advised to allow extra time for journeys and consider alternative routes because the closure will lead to significant delays around the area, particularly at peak times. Diversions will be signed and are available via:- Leeds Street, Vauxhall Road, Commercial Road and Sandhills Lane or Paisley Street, Waterloo Road and Regent Road for non HGV traffic only.  Motorists are being warned that the alternative routes are already extremely busy due to the closure of Great Howard Street for bridge replacement.   The Southbound Carriageway heading into the City is not affected.

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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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