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Publication date:- 2016-12-16

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Pop star Rowetta appears at Revitalise Sandpipers

POP icon and TV star Rowetta Satchell entertained the guests at Revitalise Sandpipers; which provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers, on Friday, 9 December 2016, as part of the centre's "Ultimate 90's Week." During her 45 minute set in front of an ecstatic audience, Rowetta performed iconic pop songs including:- 'You've got the love' and 'Fix you.' She also made time to record a special message for the charity's facebook page, sign autographs, chat to the guests and pose for selfies. Later Rowetta tweeted:- "Loved singing for everyone at Revitalise. Incredible place for disabled people and carers. Beautiful night."

Rowetta is best known for her association with the Happy Mondays in the 90's, for whom she sang backing vocals, and is a successful singer in her own right. She made an unforgettable appearance on the debut series of the X-Factor in 2004, finishing fourth overall. Revitalise provides respite holidays for disabled people and carers at Sandpipers and 2 other UK Centres. Accessible excursions, activities and entertainments are an integral part of every Revitalise holiday.

Primary schools expansion to meet demand for places

PROPOSALS to create hundreds of new pupil places at Liverpool primary schools are set to be approved. It follows a consultation earlier this year about expanding schools in Norris Green, Greenbank and Mossley Hill. Liverpool currently has enough primary school places across the City, but not in the areas of greatest demand. This is due to a rising birth rate and ongoing regeneration which means more people are moving into some areas of the City. On Friday, 16 December 2016, the Cabinet is being asked to approve:-

An additional form of entry at Monksdown Primary in Norris Green, enabling it to take 90 pupils per year (3 classes) from September 2017, increasing capacity by 210 pupils over the next 7 years. The school had already expanded from 60 to 90 places in September 2016 as a 1 off to ease the pressure on places.

Expanding Sudley Infant School in Mossley Hill from 3 to 4 forms of entry from September 2017 delivering 90 new places by 2020, and Sudley Junior School from September 2020, creating 120 new places by 2023.

Monksdown Primary School had 109 applications for 90 places in September 2016, and there are no places available at neighbouring schools in Croxteth, West Derby and Clubmoor.

Sudley Infant School is consistently oversubscribed, with 318 applications for 90 places in September 2016, and currently has 92 children on the waiting list.

Assistant Mayor and Cabinet member for education, Councillor Nick Small, said:- "It's great that we're seeing more people moving in to the City, but it is vital parents have a good chance of getting their child into a nearby school of their choice. What we are doing here is taking action now to tackle the areas where we know there is the greatest demand, to alleviate some of the pressure. The schools that we have identified meet the Government's very strict criteria for this funding including being ranked as good or outstanding by Ofsted and on a solid financial footing. We are committed to working with parents, staff and the local community to address any concerns over the proposals. During the consultation, some people suggested that we should build new schools to deal with demand, but the Government took those powers away from us some years ago and only allows sponsored free schools or academies."

A working group will be established to look at how best to mitigate additional traffic for Sudley Infant and Junior Schools such as new entrances, additional parking spaces, promoting walking and encouraging parents to park safely.

A proposal to expand St Anthony of Padua Catholic Primary School from 30 to 45 places is still subject to consultation by the school's governing body.

There have already been expansions in other parts of the City, with additional classes created at Dovedale Community Primary, Christ the King Catholic Primary, St Anne's Catholic Primary, Smithdown Community Primary, St Silas Church of England Primary and St Cleopas Church of England Primary.

Community Speedwatch Volunteers needed!

THE Port Sunlight Village Trust have noticed an increasing issue with speeding in the village. To effectively reduce the problem Trust would like to set up a Community Speedwatch Initiative in partnership with the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Speedwatch is a locally driven initiative, where members of the community join together with the support of the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using radar guns. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police, with the aim of educating drivers to reduce their speeds. We are told that all volunteers will receive appropriate training, and will be supported by the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) staff in their work.

"We cannot rectify this issue without determining where and when the worst cases are occurring in the village, so we do desperately need your help in carrying out this scheme. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the new year, whether you can dedicate an hour or 20 of your time, please contact the Conservation Adviser, Lizzie Heywood, on:- 0151 644 4813 or send them an email. Together we will tackle this issue!" said Carol Darlington, from the Trust.

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