The Avenues Neighbourhood Network (TANN) covers the following roads in Liverpool: Arundel, Rossett, Gresford, Hawarden, Halkyn, Cumberland, Rutland, York, Cheltenham, Buckingham, Lancaster, Sydenham and Brompton Avenues, as well as Ullet Walk, Sherry Court, Walter Beilin Court, Rex Cohen Court and Lathbury Lane and the sides of Hartington Road, Ullet Road and Smithdown Road, which border this area.


This page contains a useful reference of local services including police, local government and much more. If you have any other contacts you would like included, please send details to


18A Greenbank Road L18 1HN
Tel: 0151 733 6633

BALSAM - Treatments for body, mind and soul
8 York Avenue L17 2AS
Tel: 0151 733 1014

Alkash Newsagents
148 Smithdown Road Liverpool 17


What's On

We're trying to update our weekly events post-lockdown. If you know of anything happening locally - either a weekly event or a one-off - please let us know at Any information about pub or community quizzes or open mic events particularly welcome. Some classes such as Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi have started at Ullet Road Church. Keep an eye on their website.

Landlord Licensing Scheme

You may remember that the government did not allow the continuation of Liverpool's city-wide landlord licensing scheme but the council has now launched consultation on a more limited scheme. We understand that efforts are being made to include Greenbank ward in the scheme and your local councillors will be able to tell you more if you ask them.The consultation period runs until 26th October.

Coronavirus restrictions in Greenbank Ward

You'll probably be aware that the council has placed some extra restictions on residents of Princes Ward - these include no visits to care homes and this has now been extended to Greenbank and Picton wards. The other measures in force in Princes Ward do not apply here at present.

Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Zoom Quiz for September

There'll be another Zoom quiz on Friday 4th September at 20.00. To sign up contact Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Telephone: 0151 734 5404 Email:

July Update from your Labour Councillors

Read about community skips, wild flowers and landlord licensing.

The Latest Coronavirus Update from the City Council

May be of some help if you're as confused as most of us about what you can do and where.....

Getting by: a message from local Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins

Supporting local businesses and getting food delivered to people who cannot shop or get big shops to deliver in good time – below is a list i have made and put on social media. Our ward is highly dependent on small independent businesses, i hope these will still be able to function post-coronavirus and we need to promote them as much as possible.... Walmart will be fine!!! NB If anyone is experiencing real difficulty accessing food or collecting prescription medicine please ring LCC hotmail 0151 233 3066 or fill in form at: AND let your councillors know you need help – we may be able to organise locally Waste reduction / cleansing - we now have no garden waste collections (green bins); no HWRCs open; and no Bulky Bobs service due to staff shortages / pressures at LCC and MRWA. Im trying to promote home composting to help with green bin issue and also reduce kitchen waste in purples , which would have long-term benefit (and climate change work needs to continue despite health emergency)... Can we all promote home composting as much as possible please? Buy a bin - Composting Without a bin - Take care everyone and let me know if you need help, Laura, Cllr Robertson-Collins ...................... Local & Independent Food Delivery services: Food for home use and cooked meals Fruit & Veg (& Bagels): (personal recommendation) I’ve been having seasonal veg and fruit delivered every week for last 20 years from these guys – I don’t know how much capacity they have currently but the produce is almost all grown very locally, and is all organic, and they are very reliable Currently they are also delivering bagels from the Bagelry as well…. Milk delivery (and other groceries inc bread) – (another personal recommendation after 20 years reliable service) - Mortons uses glass milk bottles, so they are helping the environment as well The Liverpool Cheese Company ( is a very small shop in Woolton. They have a massive selection of cheeses and other goodies, and their deliveries are very quick. If you go to their website and follow the instructions about how to order it usually works very smoothly, and they are always happy to give you advice and suggestions about what to order. (Personal endorsement on this one – great service). The Tavern Co is offering home delivery of fruit/veg boxes, and fresh meat, milk etc. They are delivering in a 2.5m radius and great for residents who can’t get out (I’ve not tried this one). Dafna’s Cheesecake Shop (ive not tried new delivery service, the cakes are legendary) – you need to email order to them, having read menu on website Suggestions from Dales Residents group:- (ive not tried these for home delivery yet):- • (meat and various); • (temp closed til 17th April) • (various); (cake!) • Fika home delivery: Fika are providing a box containing semi-skimmed milk, a dozen eggs, and sourdough bread, and it costs 9. You have to text them on 07947 243724 to order and arrange delivery and payment. Independents city-wide listing – home delivery and take-out to collect: comprehensive guide to what's available: there may be something of interest on it for you. Local Restaurants delivering Meals – suggestions from Church Ward councillors (I’ve not tried these recently / yet):- • Millon Tandoori – Indian Cuisine - Allerton Road - • Picnic - Vegetarian Cuisine - Smithdown Road • Coco Baroque - Chocolate Treats • ChabaChaba Thai Food – Allerton Road • Olivetti – Rose Lane - Italian Cuisine 0151 724 5169 • Eastern Diner – Chinese Cuisine – Allerton Road

Food Directory

Thanks to local Cllr. Lawrence Brown for this.


Some residents have asked whether TANN is setting up any local links to help during the coronvirus outbreak. We are not, as our local councillors advise that there is a centralised service in the city for both those who need help and those who want to help. We know that some streets have set up WhatsApp groups for residents to keep in touch with each other and that locally based charity Liverpool Citizen Advocacy / The Agnes Woodward Project who provide advocacy and support for vulnerable residents especially in the Hartington Road area, is there for us too. They say: "Following the latest Government advice, the Agnes Woodford Project has suspended its face to face activities. However, it will still be around for people if they need it, even if what it can do is limited. If people living alone are feeling lonely and anxious, hearing somebody else's voice can help. People can ring Joe Monaghan on 734 5404 if they need to chat. He will also help signpost to more appropriate support." For details of the city council scheme.....

Healthiness: keep fit at home

Healthiness is an organisation based at Toxteth Town Hall and delivering exercise classes in the community to improve health and reduce social isolation for the over 50s. As no face-to-face classes will be possible now they are starting to deliver online exercise classes instead. They are streaming classes live on Facebook at Healthiness Ltd and have also posted short, 30 minute exercise videos on their website at These sessions can be followed by participants in their own homes with no equipment necessary to enable them to keep active and connected. They will be offering a timetable of classes each day ranging from Chair Based exercises, Better Balance, Postural Stability, Functional Fitness, Pure Tone, Dance and many more. As a not-for-profit organisation they rely on class income so are asking participants to make a small donation to help business continuity and set up costs should they wish. Andy Ireland

Coronavirus the cans and cannots - information from the local Clinical Commissioning Group

Stay at Home – Protect the NHS – Save Lives Rules for Everyone Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. People should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons: to shop for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible a ny medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person to travel to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home to exercise once a day on your own or with members of your household only If you have to go out for one of these reasons • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people • Wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get home You can read the latest guidance here on the NHS website. Guidance on what everyone should do is available in English, Easy Read and several other languages here on the government website, and on this same page there is information in Easy Read and several community languages covering advice for people more at risk. People More at Risk Some people are more at risk and should avoid leaving the house even for the 4 reasons above, for several weeks at least. People more at risk should ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for them and leave them outside their door. You can also ask for help from volunteers by calling Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week or request help online here. People more at risk are:- 70 or older pregnant have one of the following health conditions - lung conditions, such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis - heart disease, such as heart failure - kidney disease - liver disease, such as hepatitis - conditions affecting the brain and nerves, such as Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy - diabetes - problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you've had your spleen removed - a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy - being very overweight You can read the guidance in English, easy read and community languages for everyone, and for more at risk groups, here on the government website. Extremely Vulnerable People Some people (adults and children) are extremely vulnerable on medical grounds and are advised to stay at home for 12 weeks and keep away from others. Extremely vulnerable people should ask friends, family or neighbours to pick up shopping and medicines for them and leave them outside their door. People can also ask for help from volunteers by calling Liverpool City Council on 0151 233 3066 from 8am to 6pm, seven days a week or request help online here Extremely vulnerable people are those who :- have had an organ transplant are having certain types of cancer treatment have blood or bone marrow cancer, such as leukaemia have a severe lung condition, such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma have a condition that makes you much more likely to get infections are taking medicine that weakens your immune system / makes you much more likely to get infections are pregnant with a serious heart condition Patients in these groups will get a letter from the NHS about this advice soon. Changes are being made to how NHS appointments are taking place. Updates are being made to GP, MerseyCare and hospital webpages so do check these or phone before going anywhere for an appointment. Guidance for extremely vulnerable people is available on the government website in English, Easy Read and various community languages. People with certain health conditions Some voluntary organisations have worked with the NHS to produce specific advice about coronavirus, so far this includes for Asthma, Lung conditions, Arthritis, Heart Disease and Stroke and you can find these at the end of this NHS webpage. What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus The most common symptoms of coronavirus are a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature. Anyone with these should stay at home and avoid all contact with other people. Guidance about what to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus is available here at the government website in English, Easy Read and several community languages. Getting Medical Help If you need medical help, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital in person. For health information and advice, please use these internet and phone options:- • The NHS website to check symptoms and for health advice • Your GP surgery website ( use this link to find it ) and use their online support where possible. • For same-day medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. Call 111 if you're unable to get help online. For BSL use this video interpreter service for NHS111. • For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance. If you use BSL or can't speak on the phone you can register for 999 texts, send the word 'register' in an SMS message to 999 and follow instructions. Anyone with a medical appointment should check the website of where they were going before attending, or phone. Visiting in hospitals is highly restricted now to very certain cases, again please check websites for latest.

And how does your garden grow?

Aigburth Hall Nursery has a same day click and collect service but you have to be persistent as their phones are engaged most of the time and you can't book online.

Council News

You may not know about these sources of information: • Liverpool Express – - the council’s news site. • Mersey Views – weekly residents’ e-newsletter, issued each Friday afternoon. Sign up by creating an account via the council’s website- oginPage/?returnUrl=/MailingList/ SubscriptionsPage

Belzan lovers......

You'll be pleased to know that Belzan - which is locally owned - is currently operating as a deli and wine store and you can click and collect delicious things and ready meals from their shop.

Cycling consultation - make your views known.

Liveable Streets Liverpool: Liverpool City Council and the Mayor are implementing measures to enable local travel with social distancing and to encourage more walking and cycling. This will keep our streets healthy and vibrant, and help key workers use public transport. Tell us where you think new measures may be needed! Our local councillors report that despite the council planning to end the Citybike cycle hire scheme recently due to the cost, they lobbied the Mayor and other elected representatives too and have ensured this scheme will now continue to be funded this year: . And they are also working hard with colleagues to ensure action is taken to prevent cars driving up to school gates as children return there. All schools are currently being contacted by our Highways officers on this.

Bread, bread, bread

Devotees of the Baltic Bakehouse which has its origins in the Avenues will be pleased to know that they are operating a limited click and collect service on a Saturday. But you have to book fast as it sells out really quickly.

The Agnes Woodford Project

This is hosted by Liverpool Citizen Advocacy and is a unique partnership between small organisations and individuals working within the Lodge Lane and Avenues area of the city. The Project regularly holds lunchtime socials and hosts Singing for the Brain sessions, which are an Alzheimers Society initiative. They hold regular community lunches and they have regular quiz and supper nights. The Project is named after Agnes Woodford who died in October 2010 in Sunnyside residential home on the corner of Sydenham Avenue and Ullet Road. She was 91. She had spent a lifetime of service to others in Liverpool and Sefton through befriending, visiting and advocacy. For the last two and a half years of her life, she was an active member of the local community here. If you would like to know more about the Project, please contact Joe Monaghan on 734 3047 or at

Tips and Green Bins

In case you missed the announcement, green bin collection has been restarted. And the tips are open again too.

Lark Lane Community Centre

Amazing range of activities and resources here: everything from West African Drumming to Spanish lessons for children, debt advice and all sorts of music. And healthiness sessions for the over 50s.

Pop-Up Cafe in the Palmhouse

The Palm House Pop-Up Cafe is running very frequently. Check the Sefton Park Palm House calendar for dates then pull up a chair, enjoy a cup of tea and indulge in a slice of scrumptious cake while surrounded by the stunning Palm House beauty. Enjoy the newspapers provided or help yourself to one of the books from their book exchange. Lovely jumble of real china and birds singing. Highly recommended.

TANN Facebook page

Have you discovered our facebook page yet? There's such a lot happening in our few streets and the area around so let's share it.

The Quaker Burial Ground and Community Garden

Our lovely community garden is thriving and will be opening again this year as part of the National Garden Scheme and for the Jo Cox get-together but all the hard work is done by a tiny group. Volunteer help would be greatly appreciated. It's open most Sundays from 13.30. Email us at if you're interested.

Save our bus routes

The Green Party held a well-attended meeting on 13th February at Ullet Road Church to discuss possible changes to routes 80, 80A and 86D


A project aimed at largely but not exclusively at older people (50+ though most of us would think of that as middle age!) and those with physical limitations or mental health difficulties. Lots of different classes on offer at venues throughout the city as well as at Lark Lane Community Centre.

Richie the Ranger's March Walks Cancelled

Richie's walks have sadly been cancelled owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

Fed up with your money going to the Big 6? Find out about the LECCY

The LECCY, the Liverpool Energy Community Company, has launched new cheaper winter energy tariffs to help residents from Liverpool and the surrounding area to save money on their winter fuel bills. This includes a new one-year fixed tariff for credit customers and a low-cost, pay-as-you-go tariff for prepayment customers. For more details see frequently asked questions

Penny Lane Development Trust

All sorts of classes including four different types of Pilates and gentle yoga!

Lock up your motor bikes

At our recent TANN meeting, police reported an increase in thefts from vehicles in our area and also a number of opportunistic thefts, usually when windows have been left unlocked or doors are insecure. Motor bikes are highly desirable so keep yours safely.

Sefton Park Cricket Club

This is a great local resource and they have a lively programme throughout the year. Keep an eye on our events section for details.

Pottery Classes at lark Lane Community Centre

We offer a series of pottery classes for beginners as well as more experienced potters. We use a wide variety of techniques both on the wheel and by hand-building. Instruction in a wide range of ceramic techniques including indexhand building and the potters wheel, in a well equipped studio. Classes (led by John Parker) Tuesdays 7pm -9pm Led by John Parker Wednesdays 10am – 12pm 1pm – 3pm 7pm – 9pm Thursdays 7pm -9pm Led by John Parker Saturdays 1pm – 3pm 3pm – 5pm Led by John Parker Fee: 10 per session (2 hours). You can ‘pay as you go’. There is a small charge of 1 per 1lb weight for finished items. Please call the main office for information, or visit our facebook page: fbook Because it can get busy it is best to contact John Parker in advance on 07817 976 422 to check capacity.

Brush up your French conversation

Le Petit Atelier Francais which already holds children's classes, is starting a conversation class for adults at Ullet Road Church.

Ullet Road Unitarian Church

As well as being a spectacular building, Ullet Road Church hosts lots of both regular and one-off community events. And kindly hosts our TANN meetings. Keep in touch through their facebook page.

Friends of Toxteth Cemetery

This group is seeking to become a charity. One of their aims is to safeguard the cemetery chapel and there are some great photos of it on their facebook page. Their next meeting is scheduled for 28th March - venue to be confirmed.

20 mph limits

The area around Greenbank Road / Crawford Road - including Greenbank Road itself - has now been agreed as a 20 mph zone and the signage for this should go up soon. Local councillors are now liaising with Liverpool University on the location for the new pedestrian crossing on Greenbank Road. Councillors have also been lobbying to have North Mossley Hill Road included in the 20 mph zone and consultation letters should have been sent out from Highways to local residents who have until 21st November 2014 to return their responses. There is also an opportunity for residents to reply to the questionnaire online via the following link - For other council news.....

Support the Palm House

Back from another lovely event at the Palm House and, as ever, grateful to those who fought so hard to have it restored and re-opened. With your help, the Sefton Park Palm House Preservation Trust can help keep the building and plant collection maintained and open for visitors and put on the programme of free and heavily subsidised events we all enjoy. Become a Friend: your subscription matters. Become a Volunteer. Assist and greet visitors and tell them about the Palm House at Trust events; give guided tours to both adult and school parties; help collate Friends Packs and large mail-outs; raise awareness of the Palm House. Put a donation in their red post box. If you'd like to know more, email

Dafna remembers ...

One of the area's most iconic shops. Let's have some more local entrepreneurs like her.

Conservation Rules Update

A written reply (see end of News article) was issued to John Garrett and Mike Hogan attending the Select Committee on Regeneration meeting on Thursday 19th September. The TANN Conservation Rules committee had raised a question on the apparent lack of progress over the joint working party with TANN over Conservation Rules and Energy Saving measures, including the vexed question of sash windows...

Toxteth Cemetery Restoration Campaign

Picton Ward Councillor Tim Beaumont is spearheading a campaign to restore our local cemetery, dating from 1856. Most of the 5 listed buildings, including the beautiful cemetery chapel,and 9 listed funeral monuments, are in need of urgent restoration If you would like to be involved in the campaign contact Tim Beaumont or call him on: 0151-225-2366.The next meeting of the group will take place at 18.00 on Sept. 3rd at Wellington Avenue Methodist Church

... or how about building your own?

Also, a number of people are trying to get the Council to allocate land for self built eco homes, and have recently been sent maps of potential locations. For further information, email Geoff Cunningham at

Yoga with John
Ullet Road Unitarian Church
Yoga for a Peaceful Mind has moved to 09.30 - 10.30 on Thursday mornings in the Unitarian Church Hall (entrance in York Avenue). All welcome at this class which is easy, accessible, therapeutic and costs 4.50. More details from John or 07722150290 .
Thursday morning coffee
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall (York Avenue)
Weekly Coffee Morning 10.30am to noon. See poster
Tai Chi
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
17.30 - 18.30. For details see poster
Kundalini Yoga
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
Until 20.30. Contact for further details.
Writers’ Workshop
Lark Lane Community Centre
Do you write poetry, short stories, novels, novellas, plays, monologues, children’s fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, detective fiction, historical fiction, short articles, etc? The Lark Lane Writers Group meets in the Community Centre every Thursday at 7.30pm (same entrance as the shop at the front of the building). All are welcome to come down to share your words with us: poems, stories or novels. New members very welcome! Gentle, constructive advice given, plus details of competitions, readings, etc. in a friendly atmosphere. 1 per session. If you want more information please phone John on 0151 727 6751 or Joy on 0151 427 4034. LarkLaneScribblersAnthologyCopies of our ‘Lark lane Scribblers’ Anthology’ for sale at 3.50 per copy are now available at local outlets or by contacting the Centre. The anthology contains poetry and prose from 13 local writers.
Thursday Club
Unitarian Church Hall
Adult Learning Disabilities Support Group Aka: Thursday Club Contact Person: Bob or Sue Davies Contact Number: 0151 427 2709 Contact Email: Time: 7.30m to 9pm

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