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


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

18A Greenbank Road L18 1HN
Tel: 0151 733 6633


Working towards zero greenhouse gas emissions in the Avenues

How can we reduce gas emissions in homes like ours? Read all about it and come to a meeting to discuss it on January 13th.

Making our city and community safer

A survey for you to do online.

Wild flowers in Ullet Road

Thanks to all those who funded, planned and seeded the land beside St. Agnes Field which is currently a mass of poppies, cornflowers and something yellow!

Bus consultation: make sure you read this.

Drastic changes to the city's bus services are proposed and all our Ullet Road buses will be affected. The formal consultation has closed but will anyone take any notice of the overwhelmingly hostile reception the proposals have had? Continue to lobby your councillors, Mayors and anyone you can think of!

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.

Landlord Licensing Scheme

The city council is running a public consultation on proposals for a new landlord licensing scheme (also known as selective licensing) in Liverpool to start in April 2020 and would like your views. "Liverpool’s current citywide Landlord Licensing Scheme ends on 31st March 2020. While it is clear this scheme has been a success, there is still much to do to drive up standards in the private rented sector. The proposals we are consulting on recommend the continuation of a scheme where landlords must have a licence for each of their rented properties. How to comment To find out more about the consultation and comment on the proposals, please visit where you’ll find a short online questionnaire and details of how to request a paper form, if you need one."

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.

Children's Ballet Class

Recently started at Ullet Road Church on a Wednesday evening.

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.

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.

Richie the Ranger's December Walks

Lots of Christmas-themed walks this month including one featuring - for those old enough to remember - Blackler's Giant Santa!

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

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.

Penny Lane Development Trust

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

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 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.

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

Free lunch and bingo - St. Bede's Church (entrance on Fern Grove)
Father Christmas Grotto and Banquet! - Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
Mid-holiday Community Lunch - St. Bede's Church (entrance on Fern Grove)
Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Quiz - St. Bede's Church (entrance on Fern Grove)
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
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.
Yoga at the Palm House
Sefton Park Palm House
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
Liverpool Community Arts art classes
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall, York Avenue
During term time only, each weekly session 8 from 9.45 - 14.45. Painting and drawing for beginners and more advanced artists. Classes run by Paula Tasker-Lynch. See flier
Unity Yoga for a Peaceful Mind
Ullet Road Unitarian Church
Yoga for a Peaceful Mind has moved to 10am on Thursday mornings in the Unitarian Church Hall (entrance in York Avenue). All welcome at this class which is easy, accessible, therapeutic and costs 4.50. More details from John or 07722150290 or just come along to a class. See flier
Penny Lane Development Trust
Suitable for all levels. For further details see flier
Monthly coffee morning
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall (York Avenue)
Weekly Coffee Morning 10.30am to noon. See poster
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
For details see flier
Labyrinth: Awareness Through Movement
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
Until 18.45. For details see flier
Sacred Meditation
Ullet Road Unitarian Church
Sacred Meditation every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6.00pm to 6.45pm. All Are Welcome, please contact Rev. Phil Waldron for more information, 07828 883484 or email
Kundalini Yoga
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
Until 20.30. Contact for further details.
Writers’ Workshop
Lark Lane Community Centre
Do you write poetry, short stories, novels, novellas, plays, monologues, children’s fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, detective fiction, historical fiction, short articles, etc? The Lark Lane Writers Group meets in the Community Centre every Thursday at 7.30pm (same entrance as the shop at the front of the building). All are welcome to come down to share your words with us: poems, stories or novels. New members very welcome! Gentle, constructive advice given, plus details of competitions, readings, etc. in a friendly atmosphere. 1 per session. If you want more information please phone John on 0151 727 6751 or Joy on 0151 427 4034. LarkLaneScribblersAnthologyCopies of our ‘Lark lane Scribblers’ Anthology’ for sale at 3.50 per copy are now available at local outlets or by contacting the Centre. The anthology contains poetry and prose from 13 local writers.
Thursday Club
Unitarian Church Hall
Adult Learning Disabilities Support Group Aka: Thursday Club Contact Person: Bob or Sue Davies Contact Number: 0151 427 2709 Contact Email: Time: 7.30m to 9pm
Open mic with Ali Horn - term time only

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