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


Sefton Park Meadows

Local Labour councillors advise that the land by Park Avenue known as Sefton Park Meadows is to be formally designated as Green Space in the council's Local Plan thus protecting the land from any future development. It seems the council has identified sufficient brownfield land to build the houses it wants. Local Green campaigners are less optimistic, claiming that, whilst it is designated Green Space in the Urban Development Plan it is Open Space on the Local Plan and that, whilst the current Mayor has stated that no houses will be built on Sefton Park Meadows, this will not be binding on his successor or future cabinets and that the Redrow planning application is still live on the council's planning system.

Planning decisions

You may be interested to know that the application in relation to 47 Arundel Avenue (erection of a single storey dwelling to the rear of the house) has been rejected, that replacement UPVC windows at 27 Gresford Avenue have been given retrospective planning permission and that the application 17F/2680 to build an apartment block at 13-15 Arundel Avenue is as yet undetermined.

Local Planning Applications January / February

Local councillor Laura Robertson-Collins alerts us to four current planning applications and is particularly concerned about those relating to 22 Cheltenham Avenue and 4 Arundel Avenue. She plans to lodge objections and invites others with similar concerns about the proliferation of bedsits and extensions in the Avenues to make them known to the council.

Toxic Gas

At Ullet Road Unitarian Church hall this Friday - but must be pre-booked.

Greenbank Spring Clean on Saturday 3rd March

Join local Councillor Lawrence Brown for a Keep Britain Tidy event. Meet at the Naked Lunch cafe on Smithdown Road at 14.00. Any queries: ring 07983 567870

Matinee Milonga with the Northern Tango Academy

Tutorial and social dancing sessions on the first Sunday of each month starting on 4th February 2018.

Sefton Park Vitality Trail

Liverpool City Council has appointed Dowhigh Limited to carry out the Sefton Park Vitality Trail programme of works. beginning on Monday 23rd October 2017 and lasting for about 12 weeks. The area concerned is from Croxteth Gate and work will consist of installing the infrastructure for a timber fitness trail - hopefully completed by late January 2018. For any further information please contact Irene Hopkins: Community liaison officer on 07717 805769 or

Liverpool’s Fashionable Suburb: the Victorian villas of Sefton Park. A not-to-be-missed talk

When Sefton Park opened in 1872, it was the largest Victorian park in Britain. Straight away, its magnificent landscape became the focus for an exclusive new suburb of grand villas, populated by rich merchants and ship owners. A talk on 10th February by Joseph Sharples, will explore the architecture and interior decoration of these extravagant houses, and the social lives of their occupants. Joseph Sharples wrote the Pevsner Architectural Guide to Liverpool (2004). He was a curator at the Walker Art Gallery from 1990 to 2001, and later worked as a researcher at the University of Liverpool, investigating the architectural patronage of Liverpool’s Victorian merchants. He curated the exhibition Merchant Palaces: Liverpool and Wirral Mansions Photographed by H. Bedford Lemere at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in 2007. Tickets 7.50. Refreshments available. Booking is essential by calling the Palm House on 0151 726 9304.

Yoga for Kids

After all the hype of Christmas, what about a bit of peaceful yoga for 5-9 year olds?

Poema Matinee Milonga with the Northern Tango Academy

Tutorial and social dancing sessions on the first Sunday of each month starting on 4th February.

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

Lathbury House - an update

Local councillor Laura Robertson-Collins reports that some local residents have been alarmed to see the removal of windows from Lathbury House. It seems the site, comprising both Lathbury House and Croxteth Lodge, has been sold for redevelopment though no planning application has yet been made. A representative for the site developer claims that some strip-out work has been carried out on the site and some windows have been removed and boarded because of vandalism. Watch this space for further news.

Yet more Yoga

Ullet Road Church must be on course to be the yoga capital of Liverpool and there are now three adult classes and a children's class running every week. Here are details of the latest

Exploring Materials: art class with Clare Flinn

From January, one class will be running at Ullet Road Church and there will be a second at Cain's Village.

Richie the Ranger's February Walks

This year, most of Richie's walks will take place mid-week but with a weekend one once a month. As well as his usual walks, you can celebrate February 14th with a showing of Brief Encounter at Woolton Cinema. Well, the Brief Encounter didn't actually take place in the Woolton Cinema but I'm sure you'll understand.....

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.

A new start at St. Agnes

Welcome (belatedly) to Fr. Derek Lloyd who comes from Lichfield diocese to take charge of St. Agnes and St. Pancras. We hope that he'll be happy in the Avenues!

Liverpool Citizen Advocacy and The Agnes Woodford Project

The Agnes Woodford Project, which is hosted by Liverpool Citizen Advocacy, 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. Future plans include developing visiting and befriending schemes in the area for isolated members of the community. They hold regular community lunches - the next is on 15th February - and they have regular quiz and supper nights, the next one scheduled for Friday 9th March. 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. Liverpool Citizen Advocacy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and are asking us to become supporters and funders of their work. For membership see form or to make a donation, please see donation form If you would like to know more about the Project, please contact Joe Monaghan on 734 3047 or at

The Quaker Burial Ground and Community Garden

The garden will be closed from December to February but, when it re-opens, volunteer help would be greatly appreciated by the small band who work so hard there. Make 2018 the year you go and look at this lovely oasis in Arundel Avenue

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.

Meet your neighbour over a hot novel or a cool classic

Ullet Reads Book Group started on 2nd June and meets on the first Thursday of each month, 19.00 - 21.00. Ullet Road Unitarian Church (via York Avenue entrance). Contact Anne on

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

21st Century Transport: A Vision for Liverpool - Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, L1 3BT
Greenbank Spring Clean - Meet at Naked Lunch cafe, Smithdown Road
Liverpool City Advocacy supper Quiz Night - St. Bede's Church Hall (Fern Grove/Hartington Rd.
Sunday Mass at St Clares - 1st Service
St Clares
Sunday Mass at St Agnes
St Agnes and St Pancras Church, Ullet Road
Sunday Mass at St Clares - 2nd service
St Clares
Sunday Service Ullet Road Unitarian Church
Unitarian Church
Followed by coffee and a chat. Phil Waldron on for information on weddings, naming ceremonies, blessings and funerals.
Quaker Burial Ground Working Party
Quaker Cemetery Gates, Arundal Avenue
Join in planting and planning this delightful urban garden space. All welcome. If you have any tools, please bring them.
Choral Evensong & Benediction
St Agnes and St Pancras Church, Ullet Road

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