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News Report Page 9 of 26
Publication Date:- 2018-31-03
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Danish students visit National Grid Gasholder sites in Liverpool

L to R: Sarah Helby (Land Regeneration Advisor - National Grid) Paul Quance (Contracts Director – The Coleman Group), Leigh Ward (Gasholder Demolition Advisor – National Grid) students Lise, Mikkel and Eline at the Wavertree site.

3 Danish urban design students have discovered the nation's industrial heritage during a visit to Liverpool to see some of National Grid's Gasholders.

National Grid is undertaking a nationwide programme to dismantle Gasholders, as they are no longer used and removing them provides the potential for land to be brought back into beneficial use.

The 3 students, Mikkel, Eline and Lise, from Aalborg University, were delighted with the opportunity to visit the sites, at both Wavertree and Bootle, as part of their Masters Degree courses.

Lise said:- "We'd like to thank National Grid for letting us have a close look at the gasholders and the sites. It will really help with our studies and final dissertations. It's been great to understand the history of these structures and what a feat of engineering it is to remove them."

National Grid and contractor partner The Coleman Group are currently dismantling 4 unused Gasholders, at their site off Spofforth Road, in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Chris Taylor, Land Regeneration Manager at National Grid, said:- "We work hard to engage with the local community when we are working in an area, often with local Schools, as we have done in Wavertree. However, it's a 1st for us to welcome students from so far away, but we were delighted to help and wish the students every success with their dissertations."

Work on the Wavertree site is expected to be complete later this year, with no plans for how the land will be used in the future.  Any future development would be subject to planning.  Local residents with questions about the work can contact National Grid on:- 0800 8199071.

Stonewater completes major homes transfer in Southport

(Left to right) Lynda Lines, Stonewater Portfolio Options Manager; Pat Egan, Places for People Group Executive Director Affordable Housing; Councillor Frederick Weavers, Ward Councillor for Kew Ward; Sue Shirt, Stonewater Executive Director Housing, and Paul McNeilly, Places for People Place Team Manager.

AN official handover has marked the transfer of 147 social rented homes in Southport by social housing provider Stonewater to Places for People Homes, the property and neighbourhood management arm of place making group Places for People, based in Preston. The transfer also includes estate management responsibilities for 72 privately owned properties in the Town.

The 219 properties have been transferred due to their significant distance from Stonewater's nearest office.

Sue Shirt, Stonewater's Executive Director, Housing said:-  "We want to provide customers with the best housing service possible. These homes are around 60 miles away from our nearest office in Elland, West Yorkshire, and we believe our customers would benefit from a more locally focused housing management team. Places for People Homes not only has a strong local presence and knowledge of the area, they share our passion for great customer service. We're extremely confident that they will deliver a 1st rate service which reflects and responds to customer needs."

(Left to right) Paul McNeilly, Places for People Place Team Manager; Sue Shirt, Stonewater Executive Director Housing; Councillor Frederick Weavers, Ward Councillor for Kew Ward; Pat Egan, Places for People Group Executive Director Affordable Housing and Lynda Lines, Stonewater Portfolio Options Manager.

Stonewater, which manages 31,500 homes across England, consulted with tenants about the transfer and gained agreement from Homes England and Sefton Council before going ahead with the sale.

Places for People Homes owns or manages nearly 16,000 homes in the North West, and around 195,000 homes across the UK.

Pat Egan, Group Executive Director Affordable Housing at Places for People, says:- "Places for People Homes has a long history working across the North West, delivering homes and services to thousands of people. We are committed to delivering an excellent service and our customers will benefit from our local expertise, backed by the wider Places for People offering, including our annual Good Neighbour Awards."

Gary Delaney returns to the road with another onslaught

THE 1 and only Gary Delaney returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery in new tour called:- 'Gagster's Paradise.'

Wisecracking Gary and his infectious charm are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high class gags in his shows. Gagster's Paradise will be no different. Start those core muscle workouts now so you'll be able to laugh the whole way through without doing yourself some major damage.

If you do not know who he is, Gary is widely regarded as being the most quotable 1 liner comic in the country, a regular guest on the likes of:- 'Mock The Week' (BBC2) with other TV and Radio credits including:- '7 Day Saturday' (Radio 5 Live), 'Robert's Web' (Channel 4), 'Loose Ends' (BBC Radio 4) and 'Russell Kane's Whistle Stop Tour' (BBC Radio 2). Gary appears on the new series of:- 'Live at The Apollo' (BBC2) and 'Celebrity Pointless' (BBC1). Gary has also written extensively for TV and Radio including:- '8 Out Of 10 Cats' and '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown,' 'A League Of Their Own,' '10'Clock Live,' 'The British Comedy Awards' and 'The News Quiz.'

In 2016, Gary returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with his show:- 'There's Something About Gary,' which has toured extensively around the UK with over 100 dates. He has also toured twice previously, with his debut, hit show:- 'Purist' and again with:- 'Gary Delaney 2 - This Time It's Not Personal,' all garnering critical praise across the board.

Gary is a 'Sony and Chortle Award' winner and his jokes have twice made Dave's Top 10 Funniest Jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe.

If you want to see hime live, on stage, you will get not 1 but 2 chances, on Merseyside, to see his new show as it crosses the UK.

His 1st stop on Merseyside will be on Saturday, 22 September 2018, when he will be performing at the Unity Theatre, Liverpool. For more information and tickets for that show, go to:- UnityTheatreLiverpool.Co.UK or call:- 01517094988. Then, on Friday, 30 November 2018, he will be bringing his act to Southport, performing at The Atkinson. Tickets for that show can be booked via calling:- 01704533333 or visiting:- TheAtkinson.Co.UK.

For full tour dates and more information visit:- FruitSpace.Co.UK.

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