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


The Next TANN Meeting

Will be on Monday next, 16th July at 19.30 at the Ullet Road Church library - entrance via York Avenue. Come and find out about local issues.

Water wanted please!

The water butts in our Arundel Avenue Community Garden are running low. Can you refill your bottles with tap water and drop them by the gate or through the railing please. The garden has no on-site tap!

Liverpool International Music Festival

This will be happening in Sefton Park on Sunday 21st July from 12.00 until 21.00.

Local Planning Applications - Cheltenham Avenue

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. The reference for Cheltenham Avenue, where the proposal is to turn a house with two flats into four, is 18F/0266

Lathbury House planning application

There's an application to build a 35 apartment block on the site and use the old house as a day nursery. You may want to comment or get further information. Some local residents have concerns as summed up here: "The main issue for us is the planned vehicle access onto Ullet Road for parents dropping off and picking up their children. This will impact on an already stressed and difficult junction, especially at peak times, and much more than their Transport Statement estimates. The latter assumes a mere 40 cars distributed evenly over an hour, which is highly unlikely. It can already take existing residents several minutes to get in and out of their drives, with their vehicles holding up the flow of traffic and causing gridlock at the junction, and the extra cars could make it impossible. We have proposed that Day Nursery parents share the Lathbury Lane entrance designated for the 35+ new residents of Lathbury Gardens, preferably with separate entrance and exit. But ideally, the whole junction needs review especially in the light of new apartments in Greenbank Drive as well as the above development ..... A secondary issue is the proposed gaps in the tree screen along Ullet Road. While we welcome the retention of many trees, there is no tree screen behind the section used as a Nursery car park. This is a health hazard as well as a visual issue. It means that nitrogen oxides and particulate air pollution from cars idling at the junction has nothing to clean it up before reaching a children’s area. A combination of trees with a hedge or tall shrubs is needed. We also have questions about the impact on parking, on the build itself and whether there is scope for integrated solar PV. In view of the size of the development, we feel it needs a public meeting (or series of drop-ins) where residents and others can ask questions of the developers and planners, and alternatives are considered. The planning process for the new St Hilda’s school springs to mind as a possible model."

Planning Application 49A Arundel Avenue

This is to convert a workshop to the rear of 49 Arundel Avenue to a House in Multiple Occupation for 5 people. The City Council Planning Explorer reference is 18F/0411. Though the official date has passed, you can still comment.

Fed up with endless plastic boxes from the supermarket?

Though you can't put them in your blue bin, you can take them to the tip in Jericho Lane and put them in the hard plastics container no. 18. Does anyone know what happens to them then?

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.

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

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

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 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.

Richie the Ranger's July Walks

Find out about Liverpool Medical Institution, Wallasey and Wavertree. And lots more....

Tumble Tots are here

Tumble Tots now running classes on a Monday morning at Ullet Road Church.

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 and they have regular quiz and supper nights, the next one scheduled for Friday 1st June. 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

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.

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

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

Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Quiz Night - St. Bede's Church Hall (Fern Grove/Hartington Rd.
Dot - Art - Sefton Park Palmhouse
Yoga Bears Family Yoga - Sefton Park Palmhouse
Life Drawing (fortnightly class) - Sefton Park Palmhouse
Three Sopranos and a Pianist in Concert - Ullet Road Church Hall (access York Avenue)
Tumble Tots
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
Tumble Tots will be coming to Ullet Road Church from April 9th with classes for different ages running throughout the morning. For details see flier
Parent & Toddler Group
Lark Lane Community Centre
The long established Parent and Toddler group runs at the Old Police Station every Monday and Thursday from 9.30am until 11.30am. It is a great opportunity for parents, carers and toddlers to socialise. Dads are welcome! Fees: 2.50 per session. You don’t need to book, just drop in. Refreshments available at a small cost.
Exploring Materials (Art Class)
Unitarian Church
Starts April 4th, 2016 for 10 weeks. See flyer for details.
Monday Mass
St Clares
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall, York Avenue
18.00 - 19.00. 5 per class. For information, contact Jacqueline on 07905 299 408 or email or see fb Jacarter Yoga.
Yoga for Kids
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
18.00- 19.00: Yoga for Kids. Contact Tina on 07522 469486 for more details. For details see flier
Liverpool String Orchestra
Unitarian Church Hall
Contact Person: Joan Wilson Contact Number: 0151 427 3791 Email: No Email
Strike Dance: Kettlebells
The Belvedere Academy, Liverpool L8 3TF
See website for details
The Big Quiz
The Brook House
Kelly's Quiz Night

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