Second Anniversary of the 11 of the 11
A DELEGATION from
Liverpool will travel to New York to present the city with
the Freedom scrolls just days before the second anniversary
of September 11.
The delegation, led by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool,
Councillor Ron Gould, will present the scrolls to New York
officials in a special ceremony. The official Freedom
ceremony comes almost two years after Liverpool granted New
York the Freedom of the city.
During the ceremony, in Strawberry Fields, Central Park on
Thursday 28 August, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool will unveil
a bench, donated by the city of Liverpool in honour of the
victims of the terrorist attacks.
Merseyside's Chief Fire Officer, Tony McGuirk will present a
book of condolence to the New York Fire Service, in honour
of those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.
And Merseyside Fire Fighters will play a football challenge
match in Central Park against the New York Fire Department,
in honour of the fire fighters who lost their lives.
Cancer Centre opens its Doors"
Centre for Oncology and J.K. Douglas Research Laboratories
for Oncology and the J.K. Douglas Research Laboratories are
holding an Open Day on Saturday 13th September (11.00am -
4.00pm.) The Centre is a regional hospital, one of the
largest in the country, covering cancer services in
Merseyside, Wirral, Cheshire and the Isle of Man and
incorporates major research facilities. The hospital and
research laboratories will be open to the public with
demonstrations and staff on site to talk about their work.
Work on site continues to strive to increase life expectancy
and provide new and innovative treatments to fight the
battle against this familiar and hated disease that affects
us all. It is thought important that the public is aware of
their local cancer centre and the significant amount of
treatment and research conducted on site. Cancer help groups
and support organisations will also be on hand to talk about
their servies. The day will be augmented by a craft fair,
face painting, refreshments, tombola and raffle.
For security and related reasons, we do need to monitor
numbers so the public is invited to contact us for free
ticket admission to the site.
Please telephone:- 0151 343 4300 for information and
the limit for council services!
LIVERPOOL City Council has become one of the first local authorities in
the UK to launch its own interactive digital TV channel.
The city council's Sky TV channel hit TV screens this week,
and it means residents can connect to council services and
get information about council tax, housing benefits, One
Stop Shops, and Liverpool Direct - from the comfort of their
The interactive service allows people to e-mail requests to
the council, fill in 'have your say' questionnaires and
check out council services. 'Channel-hoppers' from all over
the country can also use their remote control to find out
about events in Liverpool and the city's exciting plans for
Capital of Culture 2008.
Council has worked with the Office of e-Envoy to set up the
channel, which can be accessed via Sky Interactive services.
The pilot will run for the next two months, before the full
channel is launched in October 2003.
The next stage
of the project will offer even more interactive services for
customers, and could include search facilities for local
services and booking facilities.
has over 8 million subscribers in the UK, with more than
200,000 in Liverpool. The council aims to extend the reach
of council services for thousands of Liverpool residents
through the new TV channel.
The city council's Executive Member for e-government,
Councillor Chris Newby, said:- "The launch of our
digital TV channel is part of our plan to place the city at
the forefront of delivering services electronically.
We are giving people more choice about how and when they
access council services. People can already to contact us
via our call-centre - Liverpool Direct, One Stop Shops, and
over the internet, and now they can get in touch simply by
switching on their TV set.
delighted we're working with the government to launch this
pilot, and I look forward to us developing it even further
to make our services more accessible than ever."