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


Alkash Newsagents
148 Smithdown Road Liverpool 17

Nile Take-away
196 Smithdown Road Liverpool L15 3JI
Tel: 0151 735 1655

The Dolls House Shop
214 Smithdown Road L15 3JT
Tel: 0151 733 6806


Must do better in 2019

A happy new year to all TANN residents and hopefully a resumption of website service. For technical reasons, the site went into meltdown from mid-October until December and then suffered from the editor's pre-occupation with Christmas and New Year activities..... Please do remember to tell us of any events happening locally. You can email

Pop-Up Cafe in the Palmhouse

Just what we've been waiting for! Running at weekends during January -and hopefully afterwards?

Ullet Road Unitarian Church

TANN residents could fill their weeks going to events at Ullet Road: everything from table tennis to didgeridoo, Tumble Tots to Tango. Not to mention a startling seven yoga classes of various sorts for adults and two for children. Check out TANN's weekday events list.

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

Recent Planning Applications

These include: Flat 1, 15 Rutland Avenue: the owner is appealing a decision rejecting an application to install PVC windows. Representations / comments should be received by 9th February. For further information see letter Application No. 18H/2216 to install gates and fences and erect new 0.5 metre fence on top of existing wall at 27 Buckingham Avenue, L17 3BA: permission has been granted subject to the work being carried out within six months. Application No: 18H/2501 To retain UPVC ground floor windows to front at 38 Gresford Avenue, L17 2AW


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.

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.

Penny Lane Development Trust

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

Beware thieves

A local resident warns that someone is gaining access to the alleyway between Cumberland/ Rutland Avenues with the intention of breaking into garden sheds and properties. Please do keep garden gates and alley gates locked. And remember that bins left near alley gates can be used to access the entries.

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

The Quaker Burial Ground and Community Garden

It was great to see our community garden looking so good during the recent Sefton Park Open Gardens event 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.

Richie the Ranger's February Walks

Walk off the winter blues. One or two of these must be booked beforehand.

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.

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 - next is on 20th September - and they have regular quiz and supper nights, the next one scheduled for 21st February 2019. 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 celebrated its 25th anniversary a few years ago 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

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

Agnes Woodford Project Community Lunch - St. Bede's Church, Hartington Road / Fern Grove
Agnes Woodford Project Community Lunch - St. Bede's Church, Hartington Road / Fern Grove
Sing-a-long Afternoon - Sefton Park Palmhouse
Yoga in the Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House
9.30am - 10.30am Harmony of the nervous, circulatory, muscular, endocrine systems LUNGS & HEART experience the balance. Everyone is welcome. There is no need to book, just turn up with your mat and we look forward to seeing you! More information at 6 per class or 20.00 for a block booking of 4 classes
Pilates with Katerina
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
For details see flier
Senior Citizens Lunch Club
Lark Lane Community Centre
SMLLCA runs a Senior Citizens Lunch Club twice a week, serving three course meals, prepared on the premises, for a cost of only 2. Lunch is served at 12.45 pm on Tuesdays and 1:00 pm on Fridays. We also provide transport to and from the centre for many of our members, but at the moment the bus is full and there is a waiting list for this service. Bingo On Tuesdays we have a bingo session straight after lunch which is well attended and starts at 2pm. We also have occasional outings and visits from entertainers. Please give Rupert a ring on 0151 728 7884 if you are interested in joining this activity and he will give you more details.
Craft & Chat (with Knit and Natter)
St. Bede's Church, Hartington Road
1.30pm until 3pm. Active Citizenship Initiative; further details from Joe Monaghan 0151 734 3047 or email
Shared reading
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
From 14.00 until 16.00. For more information, contact or see poster
Table Tennis
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall, York Avenue
14.00 - 16.00. All welcome.
Yoga in You
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
A new class. For details see flier
Life Drawing (fortnightly class)
Sefton Park Palmhouse
Come and explore the expression of beautiful bodies with the exuberant backdrop of the Palm House. Saturated with natural light Sefton Park Palm House provides an exciting environment, giving your drawings a new aesthetic to get your creativity flowing. With splashes of vibrant colour from our bounteous botanical collection, you will be led to explore proportions, accuracy, classical poses, seated, standing and a lying down pose. All supplies are very high quality and are lovingly sponsored by CASSART. Tickets 12.00. To book see website
Argentine Tango in Liverpool
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall, York Avenue
A variety of classes from beginner to more experienced and some social dancing. For more information see website
Live Music at Kelly's Dispensary

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