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Silhouettes add to WW1 multi media commemoration

TRINITY Arts has been awarded 10 Silhouettes for its multi media World War 1 commemoration in November. Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust granted the maximum number of Silhouettes for use, as part of its national aim to bring communities together to:- "remember those who went to war and did not return."

The Trinity Arts event, which will be hosted by Holy Trinity Church Southport on Remembrance weekend, 10 November to 11 November 2018, will also include a gallery of images and stories, live poetry readings with people dressed as WW1 soldiers, 2 High Schools involvement with video reports, dance and drama, talks from special guests, original artwork, and items from WW1 on display including original cigarette boxes, a cartoon book featuring soldiers, medals and more.

Bob Ball, Secretary of Trinity Arts, said:- "Obviously this Remembrance is especially important as it marks 100 years since the end of World War 1 and we wanted to do something special to commemorate that moment. We had men and boys from Holy Trinity go to war, and not return, and so the award of the Silhouettes is really wonderful as this will bring home to people the poignancy of those times. We're also grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund and to everyone in Sefton who has responded to our appeal for photos and medals; because they have it's going to be a very special event, featuring stories of people, including those who were prisoners of war, how women helped, and there's even a mystery or 2 we can't solve, but perhaps those who attend can?"

More details will be available nearer the time, check out:- TrinityArts.Org.UK or follow on Facebook.

Southport MP helps Lord Street's Volunteer Gardeners

THE Southport MP,  Damien Moore was helping his constituency members this week by assisting Lord Street's Volunteer Gardeners as they got ready for Southport Flower Show visitors to the Town, by keeping Lord Street in Bloom. This photograph was taken of Damien Moore MP and the Volunteer Gardeners as they got the gardens ready.

Bike & Go offers subscribers free Costa coffee and cake to mark Cycle to Work Day

BIKE hire scheme Bike & Go is encouraging Southport subscribers to take to 2 wheels by offering a free regular Costa coffee and a cake to mark Cycle to Work Day on Wednesday, 15 August 2018.

Those registered to the scheme in the Liverpool City Region can claim their hot drink and choose from a flapjack, lemon drizzle, cookie or chocolate slice on August 15 simply by showing their Bike & Go card to staff at their nearest Mtogo convenience store.

The shops can be found at:- Southport, Hamilton Square, Liverpool South Parkway, Lime Street Underground, Liverpool Central, Maghull, Moorfields, Moorfields Old Hall Street and Waterloo. With the exception of Waterloo, which doesn't stock certain products, the gift can be claimed at all Mtogos.

Cycle to Work Day is the UK's biggest cycle commuting event, and sees thousands of enthusiastic riders hit the streets each year to celebrate everyday cycling.

Suzanne Grant, Bike & Go director, said:- "From being a greener way to travel, to boosting your own mental and physical health, there are so many reasons why it's great to cycle to work. On Cycle to Work Day, we want to encourage those registered to the scheme to join other supporters of Cycle to Work Day in experiencing the benefits that cycling has to offer, and what better way than by rewarding them with coffee and a cake."

Research has shown that cycling to work can make a huge difference to people's health and wellbeing, with David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor of Risk at Cambridge University, estimating that, on average, every hour we spend cycling adds an hour to our lives.

It also cuts the risk of cancer and heart disease according to a major study released last year, which found that cycling regularly reduced incidences of cancer by 45% and heart disease by 46%. And those looking to shed the pounds will be delighted to learn that the average person loses 14lbs in their 1st year of cycling to work; possibly the most enjoyable way to lose a stone.

Bike & Go bikes are regularly used by commuters who want a healthier, more relaxing way of starting or ending their journey to work. The scheme offers bike hire facilities from 22 participating train stations across the Merseyrail network, including:- Liverpool Central, Moorfields, Aigburth, Southport, Ormskirk and West Kirby, in addition to a further 49 participating train stations across much of the North West, North East and Yorkshire, East and South East of England, and Scotland.

In 2016 the scheme was praised by a UK division of the travel giant TripAdvisor when it was included in a list of the top 7 bicycle hire companies drawn up by its subsidiary rental company Holiday Lettings.

To hire a Bike & Go bike, users simply need to register their card details online, which they can do via smart phones, tablets, or at home, and pay the annual ₤10 subscription fee. They will then receive a user number via email which will allow immediate bike hire; usually charged at just ₤3.80, per 24 hours, up to a maximum of 72 hours; while they wait for their Bike & Go membership card.

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