Bike Voucher Scheme
IF you are a keen
cyclist and have an old bike gathering dust at home, you can
apply for a ₤50 voucher to get it repaired. The scheme is open
to anyone in England who has an unused cycle in need of a
However, as there are a limited number of vouchers available,
please consider the needs of others before applying for a
voucher and do not delay making planned repairs outside of the
scheme should your circumstances allow it.
Vouchers can only be used with bike repairers or mechanics that
are registered for the scheme in England, and up to two vouchers
can be claimed per household.
The Fix your Bike Voucher Scheme allows members of the public to
receive a voucher worth up to ₤50 towards the cost of repairing
Registrations for members of the public who want to apply for a
voucher open at 11:45pm on 28 July 2020 on the
Energy Saving Trust's scheme's
website. A full list of terms
and conditions and eligibility criteria is provided when you
If you’re a bike repairer and want to take part in the scheme,
read the Department for Transport guidance for bike repair
The terms and conditions to register as a bike repairer can be
read via this
LGA responds to cycling and walking measures
THE Local Government
Association (LGA) represents more than 330 Councils of all types
across England have responded to the measures announced by the
Prime Minister to boost cycling and walking. LGA Cllr David
Renard, LGA transport spokesman, said:- "IT'S good that
the Government is introducing measures to boost cycling and
walking, which brings a series of benefits to public health and
to the environment, by reducing congestion and air pollution. As
we recover from Coronavirus, alternative ways of travel will
continue to be hugely important. It is Councils who know their
local areas best, so they should be given the freedom to work
with their local communities to get on with planning active
travel infrastructure such as cycling schemes. It is also right
that all Councils will be able to enforce moving traffic
offences. This is something that the LGA has long called for as
it is already improving road networks in areas where this is in
place, so we are pleased this can now be rolled out nationwide."
Are you ready to:- "Eat
Out To Help Out?"
THE "Eat Out To Help
Out" scheme, that many small businesses within the
catering markets are relying on, to help boost sales as lockdown
eases across the UK. The new Government initiative aimed at
protecting jobs in the Hospitality industry and encouraging
people to safely return to dining out is 1 of a few initiatives
introduced, that includes the new "Fix your Bike Voucher
Scheme." These sound bite announcements might look
good, but will they really help save jobs and stimulate the
economy as the UK Government says they will. We would love
to hear from you to discover what you think about this and the
other schemes being introduced, so please email us your thoughts
on this and others via:-
We have teamed up with
EverydayFoodReviews to investigate what offers are around should
you want to "Eat Out To Help Out" over August...
If you are a local business in the Liverpool City Region and you
would like to be reviewed, please get in contact with us by
sending an email to:-
wit your full name, business name and full contact information.
You can register for the Eat
Out to Help Out Scheme if your establishment:-
► Sells food that is intended for
consumption on the premises when purchased.
► Provides its own dining area or
shares a dining area with another establishment for eat in
► Has registered as a food business
with the relevant Local Authority on or before 7 July 2020.
► Businesses can register to be part
of the scheme
A searchable restaurant finder tool will be available to the
public before the scheme launches on 3 August 2020. The scheme
can be used by diners who order food and/or drinks for
consumption on the premises. Alcohol is excluded from the offer.
Further information for businesses, including how to register
and make a claim, is available
The discount can be used unlimited times and will be valid
Monday to Wednesday on any eat-in meal, including on
non-alcoholic drinks, for the entire month of August 2020 across
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region
THE total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 581 cases and the total
number now stand at 300,692, that includes tests carried out by
commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National
totals. Today it was announced that Oldham has implemented new
lockdown measures after Coronavirus cases spiked by more than
100 within a week.
Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 119 according to the Department
of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a
positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS
laboratory is 45,878.
In England, there are a total of 259,022 confirmed cases. North
West - total of 45,506 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory
confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and
around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 2,520 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 1,562 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 2,060 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 1,203 confirmed cases
► Halton, 700 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,042 confirmed cases..
► Blackburn with Darwen,
1,340 confirmed cases.
Under local lockdown
Numbers up by 26 cases.
► Bolton, 1,956 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 1,329 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 2,031 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 2,232 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 7,040 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 3,174 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 2,056 confirmed cases.
Under new local lockdown
► Rochdale, 1,836 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,711 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,586 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,383 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 2,172 confirmed cases.
An urgent warning has
also been issued to residents in Pendle...