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Publication date:- 2017-07-10

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Call out for Halloween Lantern Carnival Parade dancers; no experience needed!!

MOVEMA World Dance Company invite local people of all ages and abilities to perform with them at the spectacular Halloween Lantern Carnival Parade, Sunday, 29 October 2017, with amazing costumes by Liverpool Lantern Company! Award winning local company Movema specialise in bringing community members to participate in incredible City events alongside professional artists. The evening parade takes place in Liverpool City Centre and promises to be "the best trip of your after life!" Rehearsals will take place at Movema's base at the prestigious Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, on Wednesday evenings, throughout October 2017.

Choreographer Maria Malone says:- "We are thrilled to offer this amazing opportunity to the people of Liverpool. We have performed many times with the Liverpool Lantern Company, participants and audiences love the extravagant, light up costumes, it's an unforgettable experience."

Places are limited so anyone interested should come to our World Fusion classes 6pm to 7pm on a Wednesday ASAP to secure their costume. Rehearsals are part of the class, which includes a fun dance session of dances from around the world for ages 8+.

For more information about rehearsals, performance and prices please see the groups 'Movema' Facebook Page, email them or call them on:- 07548 365 869.


Underused Citybike Stations removed

CityBIKE Docking Stations in Liverpool which are used less than once a day are being removed in a drive to reduce costs. There have been around 300,000 rentals to date, with usage up significantly year on year, and those using the bikes have cycled a total of 1.4 million miles so far. But the size and scale of the operation means that, in common with other bike hire schemes, it requires an annual subsidy to cover the costs of repairs and maintenance; and data shows that 80% of the hires come from just 20% of the Docking Stations. A total of 33 stations which have less than 25 hires a month are being removed, following a decision in August 2017, to bring the scheme under Council control from operator Hourbike and save ₤100,000 a year.

Councillor Steve Munby, Cabinet member for highways, said:- "Citybike has been a huge success in terms of the number of people using the cycles to get around Liverpool, evidenced by the number of people we see riding around on them, particularly in the City Centre. But there is a fine balance between making the scheme attractive and affordable to users, against the ongoing costs of maintenance of the bikes and the Docking Stations and that is why, in common with other local authorities that run bike hire schemes, we have had to subsidise it. We know the scheme brings huge benefits and that people use them to get to work or for leisure and that they are great for tourists to explore our City so we are committed to its future and are looking at ideas to expand it, such as to neighbouring boroughs."

There will be no loss of bikes from the network as they will simply be deployed elsewhere.

The Docking Stations being removed are:-

►  ASDA Hunts Cross.
►  Hillfoot Avenue, Hunts Cross.
►  Woodend Avenue, Hunts Cross.
►  Brownlow Hill.
►  Lime Street Station.
►  Renshaw Street.
►  Childwall Abbey Road, Childwall.
►  Liverpool Hope Campus, Childwall
►  Calderstones Park, Yewtree Road.
►  Calderstones Park Cafe.
►  Tesco, Mather Avenue, Allerton.
►  Lifestyles Alsop, Walton.
►  Lifestyles Walton.
►  Lowestoft Drive, Cressington.
►  Everton Road Hostel.
►  Liverpool John Moores, Byrom Street, Everton.
►  Mere Lane Health Centre, Everton.
►  Gardner's Drive, Kensington.
►  Kirkdale Railway Station.
►  Silvester Street, Kirkdale.
►  The Rotunda, Kirkdale.
►  Lifestyles Ellergreen, Norris Green.
►  Tesco, Old Swan.
►  Estuary Boulevard, Speke.
►  Estuary Business Park, Speke.
►  Speke Boulevard.
►  Speke Retail Park.
►  Speke Road, Garston.
►  Speke Road Matchworks.
►  Speke Road - New Mersey Shopping Park.
►  Lifestyles Peter Lloyd, Tuebrook.
►  Newsham Park, Gardner's Drive.
►  Picton Clock, Wavertree.

CityBIKE in numbers:-

►  35 – average rental time in minutes.
►  32,800 – active users.
►  307,000 – rentals to date.
►  1.4 million – miles cycled to date.
►  9am and 5pm weekdays / 12pm to 4pm weekends; most popular rental times.

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