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Views on Cheshire Lines path improvements in Lydiate

THE charity Sustrans wants to hear from local people ahead of plans to improve a section of the Cheshire Lines walking and cycling path, which is part of the long distance Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Network Route 62. West Lancashire Council will begin work in early 2023 to reinstate the route between:- Maghull Brook and Lydiate Station Road. It will be widened to three metres, with a new smooth surface that is suitable for use all year round. The work will also include access improvements to the path at:- Lydiate Station Road.

Sustrans now wants to hear from local people about how and why they use the next section of the Cheshire Lines paths set for improvements; from Lydiate Station Road to the West Lancashire/Sefton border (between Moss Lane and North Moss Lane). If you live or work locally and use this section of route you can take part in a short survey at:- Sustrans' survey about how and why people use the Cheshire Lines is open until 21 November 2022.

Sarah Bradbury Ewen, Sustrans' Senior Project Officer said:- "The Phase 1 improvements up to Lydiate Station Road will include a new smooth surface, and the restrictive barrier will be replaced with removable bollards to enable everyone to use this section of the Cheshire Lines. We want all users to be able to easily access the National Cycle Network, whether they're walking, cycling, pushing a pram, riding a horse, or using a mobility scooter. We will work with the Trans Pennine Trail national office to apply for funding to improve the Phase 2 section up to the Council boundary. Local people and users of the Cheshire Lines can help us by taking a look at the project website and answering some questions about their use of the trail."

John Wilson, Chair of the Trans Pennine Trail Partnership said:- "These works are much needed and will be a great improvement, in particular opening up the accessibility of this section. The support Sustrans has given our partnership in securing funding for this project and future works is fantastic."

The work on the Trans Pennine Trail. in Lydiate, is part of Sustrans' £77m programme, supported by the Department for Transport, to enhance the National Cycle Network and achieve their Paths for Everyone vision.


Liverpool independent bar and leisure group sponsors grassroots junior football and boxing talent

IN a City devoted to football, which has also produced some of the finest footballing talent on the planet, the team behind Harrison's Bar and Kitchen have already had a busy season so far, by sponsoring 5 local grassroots football teams, where the boys and girls involved have already enjoyed winning success.

They wanted to get involved as they understood the importance and value of these teams on every level. As well as the best quality football being played, the five teams and the leagues they are involved in provide outstanding health and wellbeing benefits to participants, and also the chance to mix and meet with other football fanatics, share talents, learn new skills and also help strengthen community ties.

The Football Association has also long documented the economic benefits of grassroots football, especially in terms of healthcare savings. But it does not stop with football!

Sponsorship deals have also been done with Baltic Triangle based No Limits Amateur Boxing Club with sponsored trophies on recent club shows and funded training t-shirts for junior boxers for use in recent competition. No Limits competed under England boxing in the Merseyside and Cheshire amateur boxing association.

Harrison's Bar and Kitchen has been able to engage in sponsorship after a busy trading year; it's warm and friendly atmosphere is a part of its charm, and its dedication to live sport, including:- screening popular football matches, along with boxing, golf, rugby and horse racing, make it the ideal place to enjoy hearty food, refreshing drinks and have a relaxing day, afternoon or evening out. The team are busy preparing to show every World Cup 2022 game live football, in particular, it is a huge draw for guests.

The team at Harrison's have also really enjoyed the success closer to home of the grassroots teams they sponsor including:-

   Greenloons FC under 15's who play in the Craven Minor League.

   FC Litherland Elite under 10's who play in the Scotland Road league.

   Boca FC under 12's who play in the Scotland Road and District Junior football league on a Saturday, and the Walton and Kirkdale Sunday league.

   Crosby Stuart Girls under 9's who play in the Hightown Junior league.

   Crosby Stuart Girls under 8's who play in the Hightown Junior league.

Nicola Leppert, the BDM of Harrison's Bar and Kitchen says:- "Grassroots football plays a vital role in local communities by bringing people together as well as keeping kids healthy. That's why we are proud to support these five amazing teams. We work with local sportswear company Malooka to provide the children with branded jackets and kits.Sport is obviously close to our hearts at Harrisons, and we feel that now more than ever it is really important for children to enjoy both opportunities and support when it comes to participating in the sport they love. We also wish all five teams the very best of luck for the rest of the 2022/23 season."

At a time when we are busy discussing which talented players from the local area will contribute to the upcoming World Cup 2022, after the huge successes of the Lionesses over the summer, the team at Harrison's are hoping that their five beloved teams will include names we will all be talking about in future years.

For further information about Harrison's Bar and Kitchen reference their website and socials at:- HarrisonsBarLiverpool.Co.UK.

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