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.


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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


Yet Another Ceilidh

Avenues' residents must be getting very good at Irish dancing. Now you can enjoy St. Patrick's Night whilst supporting Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Next TANN Meeting

This will be on Monday 19th March 2018 at Ullet Road Unitarian Church library at 19.30. An agenda will be posted as soon as possible but do let us know if there are topics you'd like raised.

Lathbury House - an update

Residents will have seen the notices of a demolition company on the Lathbury House site. We'd been told that the site, comprising both Lathbury House and Croxteth Lodge, had been sold for redevelopment but local councillors assure us that no planning application has been made as yet and neither has an application been made for demolition. Further news is awaited.

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.

Yoga for Kids

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

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

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

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.

Tumble Tots coming soon

Tumble Tots will be starting classes on a Monday morning at Ullet Road Church from April 9th.

Mindfulness and Meditation Practice

A 6 week course beginning in March at Ullet Road Church and run by a local resident.

Smithdown Road Festival

Back over the Bank Holiday weekend May 5th - 7th.

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 March Walks

A wide range of walks, celebrating St. David, exploring Waterloo and our own Toxteth Cemetery. Some are booking only.

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!

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.

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 March - 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

Healthiness Annual Heal Hand - Sefton Park Palmhouse
Jon Byrne at Naked Lunch Cafe - Naked Lunch, Smithdown Road.
Vinny Perculiar - Songs from Silver Meadows - Naked Lunch Cafe, Smithdown Road.
Viki Rose Yoga
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
For details see flier
Toddler Group
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall L17 2AA
Ullet Road Co-operative Playgroup, Entrance York Avenue. Wednesday and Friday mornings. 9.30 - 11.30 am. All welcome Contact Person: Vicki Contact Number: 07974 162141 Contact Email: Time: 10.30 to 12.30
Senior Citizens Lunch N
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.
Lark Lane Community Centre
Majorettes Girls of all ages are invited to join the “Larkettes” majorette troupes. From Easter to the end of September we are out nearly every weekend attending competitions throughout the North West and North Wales. To get involved, or to find out more about us please call down to the Centre on a Wednesday evening, between 5 and 7pm. When? At Lark Lane Community Centre every Wednesday & Friday at 5.45pm

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