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


Liverpool Ciizen Adocacy Zoom Quiz and Community Lunch

Dear Friends, This is to remind you that we will be holding our next Quiz Night at St. Bede's on Friday 10th September and Community Lunch for residents of the Hartington Road area on 15th October. Doors for the quiz will open at 7.30pm with the quiz commencing at 8pm. We're not doing food this time and are reverting to the old practice of people bringing their own food if they wish to. The Zoom link should be available from 7.30pm on the evening so that people can join us from their homes if distance or uneasiness about mixing prevents them being physically present. We will obviously make considerable effort to ensure that the environment is as safe as possible. We would be grateful for your co-operation with this. We are suggesting a donation of 5 per person for taking part, and a raffle will be held in the hall. Instead of the traditional prize of 6 bottles of wine, the winning team will be given 30. This means that should a team that is playing by Zoom win, we can arrange payment to them. You will find below the log-in details for the Zoom link below together with bank details for anyone joining us virtually who wishes to donate. Those attending on the evening can either continue donating by BACS or put the cash in the collecting box at the hall. There will be another quiz on Friday 15th October, and so please make a note of that in your diaries. I look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes, Joe Monaghan Citizen Advocacy is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Quiz Night Time: Sep 10, 2021 7:30 PM Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 886 6559 5223 Pass code: 863124 Donations: Should you wish to donate to the Agnes Woodford Project, you will need the following details for Internet banking: Account name: Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Sort code: 09-01-51 Account number: 83312643

After a Dream: another lovely film of the Quaker Burial Ground

Nother of Bernie Kennedy's fims of the QBG and Community Garden which is now open from 1.30 till around 4.00 pm, weather permitting on Wednesdays and from 2.00 till around 4.00 on Fridays. Socially distancing visitors are very welcome. You'll be sad to hear that their bee hive was recently stolen

Bus route changes

Since 21st January our no. 80 bus has been going to Liverpool One via Duke Street rather than Lime Street and Hanover St. The 76 starts and terminates at Queen Square. This means that if you come out of the station or city centre venue in the evening (in some hoped-for scenario), your only option is the 75 and you may have a long wait or a walk to Liverpool One or Hardman Street. Some of us can use the 86 but it is a long way for others. Merseytravel say they will monitor the changes for 6 months...... but as few people are using buses at present there's unlikely to be a groundswell of protests. Make sure you let your local councillors know if you have continued concerns.

Opening up: Activities at Ullet Road Church

Activities and classes are restarting from 17th May: Play group, Toddler Tap, Creative Play for Children, Drama and Dance for Children, Yoga, Pilates, Table Tennis and Hula Hoop Fitness. And Tai Chil and Gong Bath. For details see our Weekly Events page.

Richie the Ranger's Walks resume in September

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 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.

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: . 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.

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.

Council News

You may not know about these sources of information: • Liverpool Express – - 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- oginPage/?returnUrl=/MailingList/ SubscriptionsPage

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 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

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.

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.

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


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.

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 if you're interested.

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

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

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.


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.....

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

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

Wednesday Mass
St Clares
Play Group
Unitarian Church Hall
09.30 - 11.30 Ullet Road Playgroup, Entrance York Avenue. All welcome Contact Person: Vicki Contact Number: 07974 162141 Contact Email: Time: 10.30 to 12.30
Welcome Wednesdays
Penny Lane Development Trust, 70 Penny Lane, L18 1DG
Between 11.00 and 15.00, for adults only: Tea and Coffee afternoons - 1 donation. Help in our Garden. Join in our Guests & Trainers Special Projects. Have a read in our own Mini Library.
Quaker Burial Ground Working Party
Quaker Cemetery Gates, Arundel Avenue (near Bethel Grove)
Join in planting and maintaining this delightful urban garden space. All welcome. If you have any tools, please bring them. Orjust come and enjoy the space and the peace.
Lark Lane Community Centre
As at 2nd Sept. 2020 trying to check whether they are operating at present. 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
Yoga with Jac
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
18.00 to 19.00 from 16th September 2020. For information, contact Jacqueline on 07905 299 408 or email or see fb Jacarter Yoga.
Gong Bath
Ullet Road Church Hall
19.30 until 21.00. Details awaited.

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