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 contacts@tann.org.uk

 

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

 

Quaker Burial Ground change of opening hours

The Quaker Burial Ground will no longer be open on a Sunday but on Wednesday and Friday afternoons - weather permitting - from 13.30. As usual it will be closed during December and January.

Next Liverpool Ciizen Advocacy Zoom Quiz!

Liverpool Citizen Advocacy will be running their next Zoom quiz on Friday 4th December at 8 pm. Proceeds will be towards local charity Channel South. If you would like to join in please get in touch with Joe Monaghan and he will send you the link. Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Telephone: 0151 734 5404 Email: enquiries@liverpoolcitizenadvocacy.org

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.

Bus changes affecting TANN residents

Changes due to come into effect from the end of January 2021 will affect us in that the 80 / 80A bus service will no longer serve Renshaw Street, Hanover Street and Eliot Street but will go to and from the Liverpool One Bus Station via Duke Street and Berry Street. These changes will be monitored for 6 months to check the success of the scheme! The 75 and 76 routes appear unchanged.

Appeal for Channel

Channel South is part of a small volunteer run charity that does vital work in the area where Liverpool Citizen Advocacy (LCA) operates. It has very close links with LCA. The group provides small grants to provide for the immediate needs of families in situations where statutory funding isn't available. Channel South helps a wide range of families with limited incomes due to unemployment or low wages, including single parents, families who have escaped from domestic violence (often with the clothes they stand up in), asylum seekers and refugee families, and those affected by mental health issues and physical illness. The grants are always for very basic items such as clothing, kitchen equipment, bedding, stair gates, cots, and baby equipment etc. Usually, Channel South raises the money to do this work by community fund raising and donations, but our fundraising activities have been severely curtailed by the Covid 19 crisis and our funds are beginning to run out. Hopefully, the money raised by this appeal would go some way towards carrying on this essential work. The proceeds from their monthly Zoom quiz on 4th December will go towards this appeal. Should you be able to help, donations can be made via cheques made payable to 'Channel J' and posted to Joe Monaghan, St. Bede's Centre, Fern Grove, Liverpool, L8 0RZ or by bank transfer to: Channel J Sort code: 20-50-82 Account: 40248177

Covid Testing across the road!

There's a new walk-in Test Centre set up at LACE on Croxteth Drive L17 1AA - with a pedestrian entrance on Ullet Road next to the wildflower meadow. Opening hours are from 7.00 - 19.00. All very quick and efficient.

Council News

You may not know about these sources of information: • Liverpool Express – www.liverpoolexpress.co.uk - 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- https://liverpool.gov.uk/Account/L oginPage/?returnUrl=/MailingList/ SubscriptionsPage

Coronavirus

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.....

Food Directory

Thanks to local Cllr. Lawrence Brown for this.

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 www.healthinessltd.co.uk 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

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: https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/temporary-cycle-network-to-aid-citys-covid-19-revovery/ . 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.

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 news@tann.org.uk 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.

Buidling bridges with our student residents

We've had the following message - please contact the sender if you're interested. "I’m contacting you to see if you or any of your residents would be interested in taking part in a social enterprise programme which aims to build bridges between the student community and local residents. The programme is being run by Capacity, in partnership with Careers and Employability at the University of Liverpool – Capacity are a community engagement organisation that has raised 40m in funding and contracts for voluntary community and social enterprise organisations. The programme will run from December and will see students work with local communities to develop social enterprise projects to positively impact their local areas. If you would like to be involved please get in touch via email: Pamela.Mcgenity@liverpool.ac.uk or by phone – 07981689794 – and I can provide more information and further details." Pamela McGee Student Success Project Officer Careers & Employability University of Liverpool Alsop Building Brownlow Hill Liverpool L3 5TX 0151 795 1049

Planning Application 42 Arundel Avenue

There's an application pending to erect a single storey extension to the rear of this property and a dormer extension in connection with use of the premises as a house in multiple occupation for 8 people. You can email comments to planning@liverpool.gov.uk: the deadline is 13th November and the reference is 20F/2475.

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 joe@liverpoolca.org.uk

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

Healthiness

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.

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.

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.

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 news@tann.org.uk 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

Richie the Ranger's March Walks Cancelled

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

Penny Lane Development Trust

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

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.

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 kate.martinez@palmhouse.org.uk

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 geoff@propertytransactionservices.co.uk

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Viki Rose Yoga
 
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
For details see flier
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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.
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Larkettes
 
Lark Lane Community Centre
As at 2nd Sept. 2020 trying to check whether they are operating at present. 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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