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


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

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


Only half back in service

Apologies to those who've tried to reach our website during the last few weeks. There was a major problem with the server and then difficulties for the editor gaining access. We still can't upload documents or pictures. Apologies to anyone who has missed the AGM because of my posting the incorrect time and date. And missing it myself consequently!

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. The developer has now submitted revised plans with changed vehicular access though some residents still have reservations about these. If you want to comment, please do so before 16th August.

Recent Planning Applications

These include: 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 Application No: 18H/2501 To retain UPVC ground floor windows to front at 38 Gresford Avenue, L17 2AW

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.

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.

Any Sydenham Avenue historians?

We've been contacted by someone who is trying to track down a family member who lived at 36 Sydenham Avenue in 1966 or thereabouts. If you think you remember anything about this property or can help at all, please do email us at

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 - 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

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?


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.

Penny Lane Development Trust

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

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

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.

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.

Richie the Ranger's September Walks

september's walks include Leasowe Lighthouse, Rodney Street and Knotty Ash.

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.

Tumble Tots are here

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

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 Friday 21st September. 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

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

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
Painting Classes
Lark Lane Community Centre
Everybody is welcome to this laid back and unique painting session led by professional artist Emma Dwyer. Each session will focus on a different technique and visual theme. Relaxed enough for the absolute beginner, laced with nuggets of expert theory that will ensure everybody learns something new. Artist quality acrylic paint, mixing palettes, brushes and cartridge paper all provided, so all you need to bring is yourself. You are more than welcome to bring your own materials, e.g. brushes, paints and paper if you wish. Every Tuesday 10.00-12.30 10 per session. Price includes all the materials, tea, coffee and biscuits you require. Please contact Emma on 07873 174 265 for further information and booking. You can also find more information on our website Twitter: @livartclasses Facebook:
New Yoga Class at Ullet Road
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall (York Avenue)
A new class running from 10.30 to 11.30 from April 4th 2017. For details contact Jacqueline on / 07905299408
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
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 details contact 07814102619 or email
Live Music at Kelly's Dispensary

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