Electrifying plan to improve air
PLANS to install 100
electric vehicle charging points across the City are among a series of measures
being driven forward to improve air quality in Liverpool. An update has been
presented to the Neighbourhoods Select committee, on Tuesday, 7 November 2017,
that work is underway identifying Council car parks, supermarkets, leisure
centres and streets in areas such as the Baltic Triangle.
It follows a request from Mayor Joe Anderson earlier this year for the
prioritisation of:- walking, cycling, electric vehicles and clean fuels in order
to reduce the impact of air pollution on residents under an initiative known as:-
In Liverpool, particulate air pollution contributes to 4% of all
deaths, and long term exposure contributes to heart diseases and stroke, lung
cancer and respiratory diseases like asthma and chronic bronchitis.
The Council is already planning to introduce a diesel free fleet of Council
vehicles in the City Centre by 2019 and across the City by 2024. They would be
replaced by electric and compressed and natural gas vehicles.
New buses being introduced next year on the 26/27 Sheil Circular route in North
Liverpool will be able to do 130 miles on 1 charge.
In addition, a pilot scheme is being planned to encourage drivers to switch off
idling engines near schools, as air pollution can reduce lung development in
children and increase symptoms of asthma.
More positively, the City is no longer one of those identified by Government
being over the statutory limit for Nitrogen Dioxide and recently dropped to 26
out of 50 local authorities for levels of Particulate Matter.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said:- "Although the City has made great
strides in reducing levels of sulphur dioxide over recent year, pollution from
vehicle related emissions such as Nitrogen Dioxide and Particulate Matter is
still too high.
It is not good enough for us to be just below the worst as it still has a direct
effect on the health of many residents and creates a huge cost for the NHS,
which means it has to be a real priority.
There is already a lot of good work going on delivered by partners such as
Merseytravel, but we can support that by using our influence to deliver changes
which will improve air quality.
By 2025 I want the City to have developed a central heart where walking,
cycling, electric vehicles and clean fuels will dominate."
The Council is also working with the Combined Authority to determine the costs
of introducing a Clean Air Zone, which will be completed by March 2018.
Freedom for Liverpool radio stations
established radio stations are set to be awarded the City's highest civic
honour. A meeting of the City Council on Wednesday 15 November is being asked to
approve a proposal to confer the Freedom of Liverpool on BBC Radio Merseyside;
which celebrates its 50th Anniversary later this month, and Radio City, which
went on air in October 1974.
Separately, a number of long serving presenters are to receive the Council's
Citizen of Honour award, for their prominent role in community life in Liverpool
over many decades. They are:- Billy Butler, Pete Price, Linda McDermott and Roger
Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said:- "We are extremely fortunate
to have two radio stations that have been embedded in and have reflected life in
our City for decades.
Both BBC Radio Merseyside and Radio City are part of the fabric of Liverpool,
and entire generations of families have heard them reflect both the humour and
sorrow of the City, giving it a voice during both good times, and bad.
The likes of:- Roger Phillips, Billy Butler, Pete Price, Linda McDermott and
others have become extremely well known and much loved due to their passion for
Liverpool and their ability to understand the City's mood and convey it
effectively on air.
Both Stations make a huge contribution to alleviating poverty and helping
communities in difficulty, whether it's Radio City's Cash for Kids or Radio
Merseyside's contribution to the BBC's Children in Need Appeal and the work of
the highly regarded A Team.
They are the 1st source of accurate information in emergencies and have
diligently reported the highs and lows in our City for decades. They provide a
lifeline to people, particularly those who are elderly.
At a time when there is so much choice on the radio dial, and so much
competition for listening, the huge audiences which both BBC Radio Merseyside
and Radio City continue to command is testament to their popularity and
relevance to the people of Liverpool and the wider region."
Sue Owen, Editor of Radio Merseyside, said:- "We are delighted to receive
the Freedom of the City from Liverpool City Council for our services to the
It's a wonderful way to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. But we couldn't do what
we do without the support of our amazing listeners who make it all worthwhile.
We believe we're at the very heart of the communities we serve and our
presenters are rightly passionate about where they live.
It's such an honour to be acknowledged in this way and everyone who works at BBC
Radio Merseyside, past and present, will feel very proud."
Vicki Allison, Station Director from Radio City said:- "What a privilege
to have the honour of the Freedom of the City bestowed up on us by Liverpool
City Council, we are absolutely thrilled.
Radio City has been the voice of the City for over 43 years broadcasting live
from the Radio City tower, providing entertainment, music and above all
representing the City in times of both crisis and celebration.
We are grateful for the continued support of the listeners and commercial
partners that we serve. Everyone associated with the station feels extremely
The meeting will also consider a proposal for a Citizen of Honour award for Eric
Lynch, who is a self taught expert on the slave trade and has educated thousands
of people on its history through his tours.
Following the Council meeting, separate ceremonies to confer the honours will be
held next year.
Liverpool Football Club shares
hospitality and catering expertise with College students
STUDENTS at Hugh Baird
College's Hospitality and Catering department, L20 Hotel School, teamed up
Liverpool Football Club, to deliver a live dining experience to paying
guests at the College's L20 Restaurant.
Aspiring chefs from the L20 Hotel School 1st took part in a preparation day at
Anfield which saw them work under LFC Executive Head Chef Chris Marshall and his
catering team. The budding front of house students received training and advice
from LFC Hospitality Manager John Hollywood in the stadium's Executive Lounge.
The students also took part in a tour of the state of the art kitchens and
catering facilities and a Q&A session to learn more about the stadium catering
and hospitality industry and the exciting career opportunities that are
The following day saw the Liverpool Football Club team come to Hugh Baird
College to work closely the students in order to prepare and deliver a live
matchday dining experience to guests at the College's L20 Restaurant.
Liverpool Football Club is teaming up with local colleges across Merseyside and
St. Helen's area to offer catering students the opportunity to work alongside
the club's senior chefs and hospitality team and learn more about stadium
catering and the hospitality business.
Hugh Baird College and L20 Hotel School student, Averyll Green, said:-
"The whole experience has been amazing. To have a tour of the Anfield facilities
and then to work with their teams and receive 1 to 1 advice from them has
given me an invaluable insight into the sporting catering industry at 1 of the
biggest football clubs in the world.
The live dining event at the restaurant was quite intense, but it was really
rewarding. Working under such an experienced and respected chef as Chris
Marshall was great, I learnt so much from him and his team."
Commenting on the live dining experiences, Paul Cuttill, General Manager of
Hospitality, Tourism and Events at LFC, said:- "We are delighted to be
teaming up with local catering colleges to offer students the opportunity to
learn more about the evolution of the stadium catering business while helping to
develop their skills in a live dining environment. We also want to make students
aware of what job opportunities are available to them within the sporting and
stadium business industry."
To find out more about the L20 Hotel School Hospitality and Catering courses
available now online via Hugh Baird College's website:-
To view live match day opportunities at Liverpool Football Club and for
information on how to apply, please visit:-
Volunteer for Maggie's
MAGGIE'S, the charity which
provides free practical and emotional support for people living with cancer,
along with their friends and family's are seeking passionate people to join
Maggie's Merseyside has a number of exciting new volunteer roles. The roles will
are within the fundraising field and will contribute to ensuring the doors stay
open to those needing support.
Maggie's have 4 collections booked in during December at local supermarkets and
Volunteer Collectors are needed for the following dates and locations:-
► Saturday, 2 December 2017, at M&S Heswall.
► Sunday, 10 December 2017, at Liverpool City Centre.
► Monday, 18 December 2017, at Cheshire Oaks.
► Tuesday, 19 December 2017, at Cheshire Oaks.
There is an opening for an experienced administrator to work 1 day per week
within the centre. The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate:-
► IT proficiency.
► Strong written and verbal communication.
► Problem Solving.
► Ability to work as part of a team.
► An understanding of and enthusiasm for Maggie's Work.
► Ability to work independently, but with guidance and support.
Maggie's are recruiting a fundraising team of enthusiastic people to facilitate
and lead on fundraising events. The role will include:-
► Event Planning.
► Project Management.
► Ability to work in a team.
► An understanding of and enthusiasm for the Maggie's Work.
Centre Head Kathy Wright at Maggie's Merseyside said:- "In the 3 years we
have been open we have had over 37,000 visits to our centre. Everyone is given a
warm welcome and can receive professional support. Without the help of our
valued volunteers we would not be able to provide that vital support."
Built in the grounds of Clatterbridge Hospital Maggie's Merseyside is a warm and
welcoming place, with qualified professionals on hand to offer an evidence based
core programme of support that has been shown to improve physical and emotional
If you are interested in any of the above volunteering roles please contact
Sasha via calling:- 01513344301 or sending her an
To find out more information about Maggie's Centre please visit the
website or the Facebook