free web stats

Southport Reporter - You local online newspaper for Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.

  .Sign up to get our FREE email news bulletins.  


News Report Page 6 of 35
Publication Date:- 2018-05-26
News reports located on this page = 2.

Children's charity is helping Year 6's with the move up to Secondary School

THIS summer leading children's charity Kidscape are running free confidence building workshops for children moving up to Secondary School, September. The 'RISE workshops' will be held in Primark stores across England with a focus on raising self esteem, making friends and dealing with difficult issues like bullying. There will be a RISE workshop in Manchester, on 29 August 2018. Families in the North West are welcome to apply for a space for their child. To find out more about the RISE workshops, families can visit:- Kidscape.Org.UK/Rise.  Danny Gilchrist, Kidscape Representative North, said:- "We know that moving up to Secondary School is a huge step in a child's life and can be scary and exciting for parents, too. Our RISE workshops are designed to give children the toolkit they need to be ready for the change by building their confidence and self esteem, as well as teaching them how to handle situations they'll encounter. Kidscape are the UK's leading anti bullying charity. We are here to help if your child, or a child you know is going through a bullying situation."

Community consultation event for proposed North Liverpool homes scheme

LOCAL residents are being asked to help shape proposals for over 100 high quality new homes in the Yew Tree area of north Liverpool by attending a community consultation event. The proposed development will be 1 of the 1st to be delivered by Liverpool City Council's new:- "ethical housing company" Foundations as it targets the completion of 10,000 new homes over the next decade.

Birkenhead based partnership homes developer Lovell has been appointed to build 2, 3 and 4 bed homes proposed for land between Denford Road, Ackers Hall Avenue and Dunchurch Road. With a planning application about to be submitted, the project team is seeking feedback from local residents and other community members.

A community consultation event will run from 2pm to 7.30pm, on Wednesday, 11 July 2018, at Blueberry Primary School, 111 Ackers Hall Avenue, Liverpool L14 2DY. It will include the chance to view the proposals, ask questions of the project team and comment on the scheme.

Frank Hont, Chair of Foundations, says:- "This community consultation event is a landmark moment for the future of Liverpool's housing sector as it will give the public the 1st opportunity to see how Foundations is going to change the way thousands of people are going to live in this City.  We're fully committed to working with Lovell on this particular scheme and making it a success. This consultation is vital to understanding any local issues before the planning application is submitted and work begins on Foundations' 1st homes."

Lovell regional managing director Nigel Yates added:- "We're committed to working closely with the local community. Hearing their views is an essential part of the process as we prepare the planning submission and the feedback received will shape the final proposals. We want as many local residents and stakeholders as possible to have their say and look forward to hearing from them."

The proposed new homes, some of which will be designed to Lifetime Homes standards, are earmarked for an empty piece of land previously occupied by a City Council housing estate. The planning application is set to be submitted in August. If approved, the Lovell construction team aim to start construction by the end of 2018. In addition to the community consultation event, comments on the proposed scheme may be sent to:- Ackers.Hall@Lovell.Co.UK.

Foundations is the flagship housing policy for the Mayor of Liverpool who wants to use the company to rebalance the City's housing stock, revolutionise the rent to buy sector and drive up Council Tax receipts through a ₤500m build programme. Formally established in January, it has been tasked with improving the availability of good quality, affordable homes in the City as well as creating bespoke properties for foster carers, large families, the elderly and people with a disability.

Another key aim of Foundations is to future proof the City's housing market for an ageing population, ensuring people can live independently for longer and provide intermediary accommodation that help keeps people out of long term Hospital stays. It will also help reduce properties becoming void and reduce the chances of properties being converted into inappropriate Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).

Foundations will also underpin the City Council's other major strategic housing goals such as the renewal of older neighbourhoods and increasing the levels of home ownership in the City by offering tenants rental products that will enable residents to move from rental to home ownership.

News Report Audio Copy


Please support local businesses like:-
Purple Rain - Southport - Merseyside 

Our live webcams...

This is a live image that reloads every 30 seconds.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.


Please support local businesses like:-


Click on to find out why the moon changes phases.  
This is the current phase of the moon. For more lunar related information, please click on here.

Disability Confident - Committed


Find out whats on in and around Merseyside!

This is just 1 of the events on our event calendar, click on
here to see lots more!

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the UK Press Regulator.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This is our process:-
Policy - Complaints Procedure - Whistle Blowing Policy

Contact us:-


Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.   Click on to see our Facebook Page.   This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography. Click on to see our Twitter Feed.

Our News Room Office Address

Southport and Mersey Reporter, 4a Post Office Ave,
Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK

Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions
  - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope.