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

 

Africa Oye coming soon.

Africa Oye returns to Sefton Park 16th/17th June.

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.

The Great Get-Together

In memory of Jo Cox. Come and meet your neighbours at The Quaker Burial Ground and Wildlife Orchard in Arundel Avenue on Sunday 24th June between 13.00 and 17.00. Bring some food and enjoy live music, some poetry and more...

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.

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

Yoga for Kids

After all the hype of Christmas, what about a bit of peaceful yoga for 5-9 year olds?

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 Irene.hopkins@dowhigh.co.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

Lark Lane Pottery Classes

A new booking system for the popular Lark Lane Pottery Classes.

Tumble Tots coming soon

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

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 June Walks

Celebrate the solstice from Otterspool, learn about Liverpool shops or explore the wonders of Bidston and Widnes!

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 joe@liverpoolca.org.uk

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.

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

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 ulletreads@gmail.com

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 - www.liverpool.gov.uk/20feedback 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 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

21-June-2018
12:30
Agnes Woodford Project Community Lunch - St. Bede's Church Hall (Fern Grove/Hartington Rd.
22-June-2018
20:15
Hit and Run Comedy Night - Sefton Park Palmhouse
23-June-2018
19:30
- Ullet Road Church Hall (access York Avenue)
24-June-2018
13:00
The Great Get-Together in memory of Jo Cox - Quaker Burial Ground and Community Garden, Arundel Avenue
24-June-2018
10:00
Dot - Art - Sefton Park Palmhouse
24-June-2018
12:00
Teddy Bears Picnic - Sefton Park Palmhouse
30-June-2018
19:00
Concert for Soprano voice, classical guitars and cello - The Old Police Station, Lark Lane
15-July-2018
12:00
21-July-2018
12:00
27-July-2018
19:30
Liverpool Citizen Advocacy Quiz Night - St. Bede's Church Hall (Fern Grove/Hartington Rd.
22-Sept-2018
19:30
Three Sopranos and a Pianist in Concert - Ullet Road Church Hall (access York Avenue)
09:30
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.
09:30
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 hridayayoga.co.uk/palm-house-yoga-sefton-park 6 per class or 20.00 for a block booking of 4 classes
09:30
Musical Minis
 
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall
9.30am - 10.30am: Musical Minis: Contact Emma on 07791 047615 Musical classes for toddlers and babies
09:45
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
10:00
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 zingerpics@yahoo.co.uk or 07722150290 or just come along to a class.
10:00
Pilates
 
Penny Lane Development Trust
Suitable for all levels. For further details see flier
11:00
Le petit atelier francais
 
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall (York Avenue)
11am - 12noon:, The Little French Workshop, for more information please contact Pauline on 07854810974 or email LePafLiverpool@outlook.com
18:00
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 philipunitarian@gmail.com
19:00
Ullet Reads Book Group
 
Ullet Road Unitarian Church Hall (York Avenue)
From June 2nd and meeting monthly on the first Thursday of the month. To join, contact Anne on ulletreads@gmail.com
19:30
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.
19:30
Emotional Freedom Technique Group Sessions
 
Unitarian Church upstairs (Sunday School Room)
Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month from Thursday 14th July. See flyerfor details
19:30
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: the.bob.davies@btopenworld.com Time: 7.30m to 9pm
21:30
Open mic with Ali Horn - term time only
 

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