Old Swan Alive - 9 Spring 2020

Old Swan Alive is a free community magazine and business directory that provides low-cost advertising to businesses and organisations in Old Swan, Liverpool, UK and surrounding areas. The magazine will is a handy A5 size printed on gloss art paper giving it a high-quality look and feel and also online.

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Spring 2020

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Inside this issue:







FREE initial advice

Upon presentation of this voucher. T & Cs apply.

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors

6 Broad Green Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5SG

T: 0151 329 2121 Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm

Spend £20 or more and receive a

FREE packet of back bacon (350g) or

10% discount on all buffet orders

Upon presentation of this voucher. Buffet must be placed before 29/5/20

Bexleys Craft Butchers

561 Prescot Road, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5UX

T: 0151 259 4380 Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am-5.30pm

Buy one large breakfast and get another

large breakfast half price or

buy any sandwich or toasted sandwich

and get a FREE cup of tea or coffee

Come and pay us a visit and bring this voucher to redeem offer.

Jo’s Café 86 Derby Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 3DN

T: 07926 133 928 Opening hours: 8am-3pm

£100 Energy Boost - Switch your services

to us and get £100 off your energy bill!

Ask now if you qualify on 07752 581 554

Only available to new customers who sign up by 15 March 2020.

£100 credit will be added to bill or prepayment meter as a discount to

energy services, 12 months after joining date.

Utility Warehouse Authorised Distributor: S Evans

T: 07752 581 554 W: www.unlimited-savings.org.uk




A. N. Plumbing & Heating.................................................... 22

Asbridge Promotions / Bootle Car Boot Sale.................. 28

Bartletts Solicitors................................................................. 20

Bexleys Craft Butchers........................................................... 2

Bob’s Barbers......................................................................... 22

DMC Builders......................................................................... 16

Jo’s Cafe.................................................................................. 20

Joseph Lappin Centre............................................................. 9

L1 Styles Barbershop.............................................................. 6

Lister Steps............................................................................. 17

Liverpool City Council...................................................24-27

Mackrell & Thomas Solicitors....................................... 10, 30

Neil’s Removals..................................................................... 22

Old Swan Amateur Boxing Club........................................ 20

Old Swan Book Club............................................................ 14

Old Swan Club........................................................................ 8

Old Swan Fireplace Centre.................................................. 31

Old Swan in Bloom.............................................................. 14

Old Swan SEN Support Group.......................................... 23

Parish of St Anne, Stanley and St Paul, Stoneycroft........ 32

R Evans Roofing..................................................................... 16

Slimming World Consultant................................................ 29

St Vincents School................................................... 18-19, 21

Stoneycroft Salvation Army Church & Centre................. 15

Specsavers................................................................................ 4

Sweet and Cheese................................................................. 35

The Dental House...........................................................12-13

Utility Warehouse Authorised Distributor...................... 36

Vagabonds Sports and Social Club..................................... 31





One of the great privileges of producing

a community magazine is crossing paths

with inspiring, local people.

From fellow residents to community-minded

businesses and organisations, there’s plenty of

inspiration to be found. If you don’t know what’s

going on in Old Swan, don’t miss out, get reading!

Your community magazine showcases the very best

of Old Swan.

Thanks again to our advertisers — you’re true heroes

to us, because without your support there would be

no magazine.

Thank you also to our volunteers; the chances are

you’re reading this because one of them posted it

through your door. If you can deliver to your street,

please let us know.

Happy reading!

Emma, Sarah & Steve

The Old Swan Alive team




Disclaimer, Terms and Conditions

All rights reserved. The content of this publication, in part or as a

whole, may not be reproduced in any form without prior permission

from the publisher. Although every effort is made to ensure the

accuracy and reliability of material published, neither the publisher nor

the editorial contributors can accept any liability to any party for the

loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting in negligence,

accident or any other cause. The views expressed in the publication are

not necessarily the views of the publisher.

Some offers within this publication are specific to Old Swan Alive.

Others are company wide. Individual retailers reserve the right to

refuse, amend or withdraw their offer at any time. This applies to every

offer and discount detail in Old Swan Alive.

In this issue…

3 Vouchers

7 Community News Good News Stories

9 Local History Women’s WW1 Project

11 Pets Bobby’s Blog

12-13 Health NOW Accepting NHS Patients

14 Thought for the Season

17 Heritage Community Events

18-21 Feature Visionary Local School is World Leader

23 Family SEN New Support Group for Old Swan

24-26 Council Alleyway Refurbishments & Waste Trial

27 Council Useful Numbers

29 Entertainment Funny Guy James Acaster

33 What’s On in the Swan Groups & Clubs

34 Contacts Useful Numbers

Give Steve a call or email if you wish to

advertise or contribute to Old Swan Alive

– the community magazine!

Mobile: 07752 581 554

Email: hi@oldswanalive.co.uk

Our mailing address is:

Old Swan Alive

c/o The Joseph Lappin Centre,

Mill Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 5TF

Competition time!

How many Sammy Swans can you find

throughout the magazine?

Email us with SAMMY SWAN in the subject line

and how many Sammy Swans you have found to

hi@oldswanalive.co.uk with your name and

number, alternatively send us the information to

our mailing address at The Joseph Lappin Centre.

At 5pm on Friday 1 May 2020 one person will be chosen

for a £10 prize from all the correct answers!

Happy counting!

Congratulations to last issue’s winner -

Sharon Randles who wins £10 cash!

Keeping life local!


Community News:

Because good news is meant to be shared!

Lots to celebrate at St Cuthbert’s

Exciting time for St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary

and Nursery School, recently listed in the top 3 of

the top ten Primary Schools in the Merseyside area

and has moved into a brand new school building.



Liverpool Shopping Park

An application has been submitted for the next stage

of the development, which involves the demolition of

office space and the construction of a 21,000 sq ft Lidl


“Listen to your teacher,” says Stormzy!

The king of grime sent a special video message to the

Year 6 pupils of St Oswald’s school recently. Listen to

your teacher and Stormzy might pay a visit when he’s

next in the area! Watch the message on the school’s

Twitter feed @StOswaldsPriLiv.

Building proposal Queens Drive / Prescot Road


A planning application has been submitted to build

on the land at the corner of Queens Drive and

East Prescot Road to erect a four-storey apartment

building consisting of 24 residential units. The planning

application number is 19F/2400. All the plans are

available to view online.

Keep Old Swan Tidy

The #GBSPRINGCLEAN is a nationwide event taking place from Friday 20th March-Monday 3rd April 2020.

Sign your group or club up to help on the keepbritaintidy.org website.



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Welcome to the

Under new


Old Swan Club

73 Derby Lane, Old Swan, Liverpool L13 6QE

0151 280 5243

Please note we are NOT affiliated to ANY POLITICAL PARTY

The OSC is the place to be

Excellent Live Entertainment

Every Saturday, Sunday,

Wednesday & Thursday

Excellent Function Room Facilities

Available for Hire to Everyone

Free Car Parking with CCTV

Licensed Bar

Food Available

Friendly Atmosphere

Star Nights

NOT to be missed

Saturday 28th March

Hilarious Top Comic -


Easter Sunday 12th April

The UK’s No 1 Bee Gees


Sunday 3rd May

The UK’s No 1 Rod Stewart

Tribute - ‘ROCK STEWART’

Everyone is more than welcome - OSC more than just a club!



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Old Swan & World War 1

Heritage Lottery Women’s

WW1 Commemoration Project

Volunteers at the Joseph Lappin Centre

have been researching the lives of local

women who lived through WWI and beyond,

capturing untold stories and hidden histories

of women from L13 and the surrounding area,

from daily life in the home to roles in local

businesses, playing vital roles and making Old

Swan the place it is today.

June Rawlinson, Local Old Swan resident and

volunteer researcher on the project, found out

some fascinating family history when she began


in trade directories into the 1940s. My dad could


remember as young boy in the late 1940s going to the

family shop in Old Swan and my Great Aunt recalled

working in the shops around the mid-1920s.

Alice Maud Hacking, my great-grandmother, was born

in Liverpool on 3rd November 1878 the youngest of

11 children. She died on 20th July 1971 at almost 93

years old, she lived most of her adult life in Old Swan.

She married Henry Burns in St Johns Fairfield in 1902

and they had 8 children. Their youngest, Lucy, was

my grandmother.

WW1 started in July 1914. Alice registered Lucy’s

birth on 12th Oct 1914. Sadly, this was the same day

she registered her husband’s death, who had died on

10th Oct 1914. She never remarried, raising her 8

children alone. Not long after her Henry’s death Alice

moved from Goschen Street to Wharncliffe Road

where she lived for the rest of her life. Family history

is that Alice was a warden during WW1, patrolling

the streets at night; amazing for a woman recently

widowed, living through a world war and raising 8

children alone.

The 1851 census lists Alice’s father as being a fish

porter. 1878 records show that he’d progressed to

a fishmonger with his own stalls in St John’s Market.

Two of Alice’s sisters married into the Bailey family,

who also had a long history of being fishmongers.

By the early 1900s these different branches of the

family had moved to Old Swan, opening fish shops on

Derby Lane and Prescot Road. The fish shops show

Above: Alice

Above: Lucy

There are many ways you can get involved with

the project through volunteering—supporting

memory cafes & other events, crafts, art &

displays, contributing to social media, doing film &

photography, writing & poetry, and local research &

recording oral histories about women’s lives. We’ll

be engaging with shopkeepers and local to discover

female entrepreneurs, culminating in a poster or

display in each shop.

The project operates from The Joseph Lappin Centre and

runs through to mid-June 2020 and is funded by The

National Lottery Heritage Fund.

For more information please contact:

Helen Ball, Heritage Officer on 07427 484 521 or

Kate McCormick, The Joseph Lappin Centre Manager

on 0151 222 3507




Old Swan Women – Then & Now



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Home or hospital visits available

Call Jamie Hampson on 0151 329 2121


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Bobby’s Blog

We were very excited to visit our local

home for cats—Boote in Fairfield.

We were shown around by Lorna and Wendy.

Most local people know Wendy as the ‘cat

lady from Old Swan.’

Wendy has amazingly volunteered at the home

for over 38 years, raising thousands of pounds for

this great cause. Bobby asked Wendy the following


Why is it called Boote’s?

When Liverpool residents Mr and Mrs Boote both

passed away in the 1940s they kindly left enough

money to purchase the house, which is now known

as Boote Home for Cats in their honour.

How many cats did Boote find a forever home for

last year?

We have about 60 cats at a time and last year we

re-homed over 140 cats.


moment!) A small charge is made for each cat to help

with the running of the home.

Talking about the running of the home, it costs

£1000 per week, how can people help?

Obviously, we are very grateful for any financial

donations. We are always looking for cat food,

bedding, cat litter and toys. You can drop them off at

the Boote or our Old Swan drop off is at the ‘Flavour

Vapour Shop.’

If you could give some advice to cat owners - what

would it be?

Get your cat neutered at 4 months. If you are

struggling to afford this there are schemes available.

If your circumstances change and it becomes difficult

to care for your pet, ask for help and speak to

someone. There is help available.

Boote Home for Cats 0151 228 4336

Website: bootehomeforcats.org.uk

How many people work here, as it is very busy?

There are 16 volunteers and the cattery manager

Mrs Ridley who lives here.

What does an average day look like for volunteers?

A lot of our day is taken up by cleaning up after these

lovely cats, feeding them and of course some cuddles.

Are all cats that are here today looking for a

forever homes?

No, two rooms are for cats that come here for a

holiday. Bootes provides a cattery service.

If someone in Old Swan finds a poorly, dead or stray

cat - what should they do?

You should either ring Boote cats’ home or you can

contact me, Wendy Moulton on Facebook and I can

come to see the cat and I even have a special scanner

to trace the cat’s owner.

If someone is interested in adopting a cat, what

should they do?

Contact the home and make an appointment to visit

the cat. (There are some very cute ones here at the



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We are now accepting new


We are delighted to announce that we are accepting registration

for new NHS and private patients at The Dental House, 6-10 Derby

Lane, Old Swan, L13 3DL.

Please call us on 0151 228 3643, visit our website at

www.dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk to download our new patient

packs or call in to register.

You can also email us on TC@dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk for more

information about us and our services.







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Great news for those of you who are

looking to register with a dentist…The

Dental House is now accepting new NHS


If you feel you will need special

assistance to attend your

appointment, please call us in advance

and we will be happy to help you and

make the necessary arrangements.

You can also request a ground floor

surgery if needed.

Thank you to our existing patients who are

great at providing reviews and feedback

which helps in our endeavour to continuously

improve our services.

Read our reviews at NHS Choices, Google &


Due to our recent expansion, our modern

and stylish dental practice is now home to

10 surgeries which boast some of the

latest dental technologies and equipment.

We have a team of caring and highly

skilled clinicians and support staff who are

eager to meet and take care of you and

your family. We pride ourselves on the

excellent level of treatment and services

that we provide- check out our online

reviews to see what our patients think;

some would describe us as the best

dentist in Liverpool!

We understand how unbearable

toothache can be and our team is

dedicated to getting our patients out of

pain ASAP. We set aside appointments

each day that are exclusively for patients

needing an emergency appointment.

Our practice is accessible and inclusive

and we are proud to offer disabled

facilities including a ramp leading into the

clinic which is also great for families with

prams and buggies. We have a fully

accessible patient WC which also includes

baby-change facilities.

As well as taking care of your general

oral health and advising you on ways in

which to prevent future problems, we

are also happy to offer our patients an

excellent range of cosmetic treatments

are procedures.

Many of our NHS patients opt to have

additional cosmetic treatment to

improve their appearance and boost

their confidence. Options include:

braces, composite bonding, dental

implants, facial aesthetics, tooth

whitening treatment and advanced

dental therapy treatments including

professional stain removal treatment.

We also have a Specialist Endodontist

for patients requiring advanced root

canal treatment.

Offering all of these services under one

roof provides great convenience for

our patients as it avoids the need to

travel around Liverpool to get the

dentist that they need.

Dental Phobic? We can help you with this

too. We are pleased to offer medical sedation

for those patients who really struggle to

receive dental treatment. Speak to your

dentist about this.

If you want more information regarding our

treatments and services, please don’t

hesitate to contact us, email Derri:


or call us on 0151 228 3643.

If you want to register with the practice

please visit

www.dentalhouseliverpool.co.uk or pop in!

The Dental House, 6-10 Derby Lane, Old

Swan, Liverpool. L13 3DL.



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Thought for the Season

Why Chocolate Eggs at Easter?

So, the season of spring is approaching and

with it will come the time of “new life.”

The flowers will bloom, the trees begin to grow,

the days will become longer and with a bit of

luck the weather will become warmer too!

Along with all these seasonal changes we will enter

the time of Lent and then Easter, a Christian festival

that celebrates the resurrection of Jesus from the

cross. It is also a time where the shops will be full of

chocolate eggs.

Many years ago the eating of eggs was not allowed

during the week running up to Easter, (known as

Holy Week) so all the eggs laid were decorated and

given to the children as gifts, and this has developed

into the tradition that we all celebrate today!

So, I would like to wish you all happiness this spring

and a blessed time at Easter!

Jackie Davies

Old Swan resident &

Ordinand at All Saints Church Stoneycroft.


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Lister Steps & The Old Library Project

Community Events

Lister Steps are restoring The Old Library on

Green Lane into a new multi-use space

for our community. Get involved with our

springtime events & activities to be part

of the story!

Every Monday | Knit & Natter

10am to 12pm at Lister Steps

Join us every Monday & learn to knit over a cup of tea and

a friendly chat. Equipment provided, beginners welcome!

Every Friday | Researching our Roots

1pm to 3pm at Lister Steps

Interested in local history? Our volunteers will help you

carry out your own research into L13’s heritage & share

what they’ve discovered so far. Drop in once or come

every week!

Thursday 5 March | Try out Belly Dancing

6.30pm to 7.30pm at Lister Steps

Have fun & keep fit at our belly dancing trial session.

No experience needed & everyone is welcome.

Contact us to book your free place.

Saturday 14 March | The Old Library Open Day

10am to 3pm at The Old Library

Visit The Old Library to see the latest progress on site.

Sturdy footwear is essential.

Thursday 26 March | Liverpool’s Heritage:

people, places & spaces

Doors open at 6.30pm at The Racquet Club,

Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG

Join us for an evening of fundraising as we debate

how old buildings across our city can bring new life to

communities. Contact us to book your ticket for £6,

including refreshments.

Saturday 28 March | Community Litter Pick

10.30am to 12noon at Newsham Park

Meet at Lake View Kiosk Cafe & help us tidy up the park

for the Great British Spring Clean. All equipment provided.

Wednesday 1 April | One Year on Site

6.30pm to 8pm at St Cecilia’s Club

Hear from members of the project team as we look back at

the first 12 months on site & our plans once we relocate.

For more information,

email: olivia.johnson@listersteps.co.uk

or call: 07988 778 372.

You can also visit our website at:


Lister Steps, Old School Site, Lister Drive, L13 7HH





Visionary Local School is World Leader

Parents, does your child or young person

struggle with sensory impairment? Have

you heard about St Vincent’ School in West

Derby? We went to meet the Principal,

Dr John Patterson, to hear all about it…

Set in lush grounds, the school is impressive

from the moment you step inside. The walls are

plastered with awards, but these are not decorations;

they are a showcase of how the pupils within the

school are thriving, thanks to the carefully crafted,

creative curriculum and the dedicated staff. It’s no

wonder Ofsted have awarded the school successive

‘Outstanding’ inspection results.

St Vincent’s has clearly come a long way since it

was established, 185 years ago, then run by nuns.

The school is an oasis of creative restoration and a

launch-pad into the world. It offers the full National

Curriculum, catering for children from Foundation

Stage to post 16, for day placements as well

as residential.

Principal Dr Patterson explains, “We provide full

time school for children with sensory impairment as

an alternative to mainstream, but many parents don’t

realise that it doesn’t have to be a choice of one or

the other. A pupil with sensory impairment would

benefit greatly from taking part in our curriculum

for arranged day-visits in collaboration with their

mainstream school. Pupils enjoy music, dance, art,

drama, sport, ICT and environmental studies. Come

and visit us!”

The school specialises in maximising academic

achievement, personal development, independence

and self-worth, and clearly ‘walks-the-talk’. Every

pupil has an individual Education and Care Plan

enhanced with specialist therapies such as speech and

language, physiotherapy and music therapy.

This excellence is too good to be kept within the

confines of the school, though. Children and teachers

from around the world visit to learn from their

practices and take them back to their home countries,

bringing transformation to areas of the world

where visually impaired people are in great need of

improved understanding, inclusivity and resources.

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Here are just some of the school’s

amazing achievements:

• Pupils develop business ideas, and their

entrepreneurship generates trade for the area: the

launch of SightBox, containing sports equipment

designed by the students, prototyped and sent to

manufacture. These boxes are purchased by Rotary

Clubs and schools around the world in support

of Visually Impaired pupils internationally (@

sightboxuk). St Vincent’s has partnered with Silver

& Rose Opticians to provide specialist glasses for

young people with albinism around the world.

• Readings using braille of students’ own work at

civic events such as the recent launch of Liverpool’s

Year of Reading.

• Song writing with Nathan West of East of Ely fame.

• The ‘Lasting Legacy’ project, with the support of

the Liverpool Rotary Club, remembering those

who lost their sight during the Great War.

Hand-made ceramics were presented to Her

Majesty the Queen, the Palaces of Westminster,

and to the City of Liverpool.

• Awarded ‘Freedom of the City’ in 2005.

• Reverse Inclusion activities such as Parkrun with

sighted-guides, Scouts club, the Duke of Edinburgh

Awards, Gardening Club (achieving Britain in

Bloom 2018 Outstanding) are just a few of the

creative opportunities for students at the school.

Below: Dr John Patterson, Principal


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The school’s enterprise ethos is worth a special

mention. Dr Patterson explained, ‘Sensory impaired

people are recognised as the most untapped part

of the workforce, with high unemployment rates

and social isolation. St Vincent’s school doesn’t just

buck these trends; it smashes them, signposting and

equipping its students to thrive in all areas of life

including employment.’

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and

Skills, and Councillor for Yew Tree Ward Councillor

Barbara Murray says, “St Vincent’s Specialist School

for Sensory Impairment and Other Needs is based

in Yew Tree ward and has been a thoroughly open

and welcoming place since Dr John Patterson became

Headteacher. I love to visit and learn about reversed

inclusion and all the different projects the students are

involved in locally, nationally and internationally. The

Sightbox is changing lives and it originated here in

Liverpool, how wonderful is that!”

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and local Councillor

Gary Millar says, “I have never seen a school go to

such lengths to ensure they give their students life

changing opportunities using technology, ambition,

partnerships, care and compassion. The school is

outstanding here in Liverpool and is making some

serious noises in Westminster and across the

world. They understand the asks from the United

Nations and can quote you their SDGs (Sustainable

Development Goals) where every student and teacher

really wants to make the world a better place —

St Vincent’s is my definition of what 2020 vision

truly means!”

What next?

Meetings with the Department for International

Development to demonstrate how products such as

SightBox promote aid, trade and security for sensory

impaired people. Also watch out for the school’s

involvement when Liverpool hosts the 2021 Special


Enquiries are welcome. For more information or to

arrange a visit, call the school office on 0151 228 9968

or email office@stvin.com,

visit the school website stvin.com or

follow on Twitter @stvincentsL12 & @DrJohnAPatters1




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0151 525 2465





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repaired, faulty toilet flush repaired, leaks and

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Sinks and washing machines fitted

Gas servicing and Landlord’s safety inspections

carried out by Gas Safe Registered fitter with

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Long Hair or Restyle from £10

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Recognised in the Liverpool Echo as

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Family SEN

Old Swan




Tuesday mornings

(during school term time)

9.30am - 11am

Our support group meets

to give you the opportunity

to meet other parents,

share your experience or

concerns and find out more about

Special Educational Needs.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!

Meeting at:

All Saints Church Stoneycroft,

Broadgreen Road, Old Swan,

Liverpool L13 5SH

Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information contact:

Sarah: 07749 785 441 or

Howard: 0151 228 3581




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Alleyway Refurbishments and

Trial of New Methods of Waste Collection

For the past 12 months, Liverpool’s

communities, Councillors, Liverpool

City Council and Liverpool Streetscene

Services Ltd (LSSL) have been working

together to deliver an impressive £1.5 million

pilot programme. It focuses on repairing

problematic 4ft alleyways in specific areas of

Liverpool to make them safe and fit for the

21st century, whilst also helping target the

problems that residents face when waste is

disposed of in rear alleyways.

As part of the work being undertaken sewers

are inspected, surveyed and unblocked, and a

baiting programme is carried out to tackle vermin

infestations. Larger communal bins are installed to

replace old methods of waste collection, and residents

now bring their waste out to the temporary bins.

We are pleased to see that this trial of waste

collection has dramatically reduced fly tipping and

piling up of waste, increased recycling rates and has

even restored community spirit.

The second phase of this programme paves the way

for a further 7 areas in Liverpool to embrace a brand

new waste collection method. We can happily report

that the Old Swan Ward has been selected to pilot

the programme for properties which are serviced by

9ft alleyways.

The aim of the project is to improve and enhance

the area and trial the way waste is collected, the

programme will initially address the Oceanic block

by providing communal bins for residents, alongside

works commencing which will improve the standard

of the alleyways. The local councillors Joanne

Calvert, Gary Millar and William Shortall have been

working with Liverpool City Council and Liverpool

Streetscene Services Ltd officers to ensure they have

an understanding of how the area can be improved

further through greening schemes. Phase 2 of the

Old Swan pilot will see the programme expand to

Ronald/Herrick Street area.

Below: Communal bins



Above: County Ward before

The image above on the left shows an alleyway in

County Ward before the launch of the programme.

The image on the right shows the completed

alleyway after refurbishment. As you can see from

the before and after images there has been a dramatic

Below: Kensington before

Above: County Ward after

improvement in these areas. The below images show

the progress made in Kensington. As the repairs

continue across the city, residents have continued to

keep the alleyways free from rubbish, meaning they

are also free from vermin and other issues.

Below: Kensington after

Below are some of the comments we have received

from residents who have been a part of the


“It was like this when I was a child going back too

many years to mention as I have always lived in the


“The area is looking so much better.”

“It’s going great, really happy it’s got people talking

now all the bins are in.”

“It is brilliant and has certainly got people talking to

each other now all the bins are in.”

“The difference is very noticeable, we appreciate

what the team are doing.”




Above: Ronald Street, Old Swan


Bulky Bob’s can collect your bulky household

waste for free, including furniture, white goods,

small electrical items, bikes and much more. Items will be

recycled wherever possible.

To arrange a collection call 233 3001

Or visit liverpool.gov.uk/bulkybobs


Household Waste Recycling Centres

are where you can recycle many more materials:

Cheadle Avenue Old Swan, Liverpool L13 7AE

Jericho Lane Aigburth, Liverpool L17 5AR

For a full list of the materials accepted visit



8am - 8pm 1 st April - 30 th September

8am - 5pm 1 st October - 31 st March

Find out your collection day:



Contact Us:

For more information about recycling or to get this information in

another format contact


Above: Runic Street, Old Swan

The Old Swan Councillors agreed that this scheme

will help to improve the environment for residents.

From the images above it is clear that Old Swan like

many other areas would benefit from embracing this

Recycle for Liverpool

what you need to know


In the other areas where this programme has been

successfully introduced residents have been at the

forefront to ensure that there is community-wide

implementation. As the programme also includes

input from street cleansing, waste collection, recycling

and enforcement


it is the perfect



opportunity for a

Waste Recyclable

community to ensure that all residents are on-board Waste

and that the full advantages of the programme

eventually cascade across the ward.





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Liverpool Citizens

Support Scheme 0800 456 1523

Benefits Advice 0800 028 3697

Housing Benefit,

Council Tax Support 0800 028 3697

Debt Advice (Citizens Advice) 0151 233 2771

Risk of Homelessness Advice 0800 731 6844

Fuel Poverty Advice

(Healthy Homes) 0800 012 1754

Report Street Issues

Abandoned & untaxed vehicles, Street Cleansing,

Broken, Street light, Pot holes, Graffiti, Dog muck,

Alley-gates, Blocked street drain, Road marking issue

Call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link:


Report issues with Bins

Missed bin collection, Request a bin, Report flytipping,

Report passage dumping, Report a street for cleansing,

Pest & infestation

Call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link:


Report a non-urgent crime

Call 101 or follow the link:



Trading standard issues

Call 0345 404 0506 or follow this link:

Housing standards and conditions

Report poor social or private housing conditions,

Report poor quality private landlords,

Report a dangerous building or structure,

Empty homes

Call 0800 707 6245 or follow this link:

Useful Numbers and Links for

Council Related Issues:-



Councillor’s Advice Surgery

Every Saturday at 10am - 11am in Old Swan Library

for any resident looking for help and advice on any

council related issues.

Bulky item collection

Bulky Bob’s is a free bulky item collection service for

Liverpool City Council residents only

To book call 0151 233 3001 or follow this link:


Items Bulky Bob’s collect

Fridges and freezers

Cookers and microwaves

Dishwashers, washing machines & tumble dryers

Carpets and underlay

Wardrobes, chest of drawers, tables and chairs

Display cabinets and coffee tables

Dining room tables and chairs and dining room furniture

(free standing)

Sofas and armchairs

Televisions, videos and TV cabinets

Internal doors

Vacuum cleaners

Bed frames and mattresses

Bikes and exercise equipment

Computers, monitors and printers

Cots, prams and high chairs

Garden furniture

Small electrical items (hairdryer, straighteners, toaster,

kettle etc.)

Textiles (clothes, belts, handbags, shoes)

Items Bulky Bob’s do not collect

Glass items where the glass is damaged or hasn’t been


Builders waste, garden waste or domestic waste.

Fixtures and fittings (external doors & windows etc.)

House clearances

Fabrics or bags of miscellaneous items

Liquids, hazardous waste or gas cylinders

Sun beds


Toys and pianos

You can dispose of items Bulky Bob’s do not collect

at Old Swan Household Waste Recycling Centre.



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Funny Guy James Acaster

at Edge Hill Uni

Edge Hill University in Ormskirk has a

first-rate entertainments calendar.

On the way to see comedian James Acaster at the Uni’s

Arts Centre for his ‘Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999’

tour, I shared with a friend how I liked the fact that

the JA he’s funny without having to resort to swearing.

Fast forward to the gig, on strutted JA, sporting bold

mirrored Aviator shades and lurid jacket, spewing

F-words as if all his life of clean comedy had been

saving up for this moment! He revealed later this was

just a persona, a way of him mocking ‘edgy comedians’,

and not allowing the crowd to get too comfortable.

It worked. I’m still a fan.


For events see: www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre

By Dan Prior




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ALL ARE WELCOME to come and join us in St Anne’s. We are a family friendly

Church with a crèche and Sunday School running alongside our usual

Sunday 10am Service. Also, below are our extra services over the Lent and

Easter Seasons. We hope to share in this important season with you as we


prepare for the death and celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Wed 26th 10am


Parish of St Anne, Stanley & St Paul, Stoneycroft: L13 3AE


Ash Wednesday Said Holy Communion with ashing

Ash Wednesday Sung Eucharist with ashing

Sun 5th 7pm ‘Olivet to Calvary’ performed by St Anne’s Choir *

Mon 6th 7.30pm Holy Week: Compline

Tues 7th 7.30pm Holy Week: Eucharist with Ministry of Healing

Wed 8th 7.30pm Holy Week: Compline

Thurs 9th 7.30pm

Maundy Thursday Eucharist

Fri 10th 2pm Good Friday Liturgy

Sat 11th 7.30pm Easter Vigil

Sun 12th 10am Easter Morning Eucharist with egg rolling **

More info: www.saintannestanley.co.uk

or www.achurchnearyou.com

Wishing you all a very Blessed Easter

* Tickets required - available from Church or on the door.

** Don’t forget your hard boiled egg!


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What’s On in the Swan

Bentley Amateur Operatic Society

Tuesdays, Oakvale Church, 07818 094 669

Black Horse Bowls Club

The Blackhorse Pub, 07724 916 244

Book Club

Tuesdays 3.15pm-5.15pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507


Mondays & Thursdays 6.45pm-9.00pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 929 2069


Tuesdays, 7.40pm-8.40pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 07896 541456

Coffee Morning

Thursdays, 9.00am

All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

Dance Classes (Juniors)

Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm,

Tuebrook Hope Centre,



Thursdays 10.00am to 12.00pm,

All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

Gentle Fitness

Wednesdays 12.45pm -1.45pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Knit and Natter

Tuesdays 2pm, meets once a month,

All Saints Church, 0151 228 3581

Line Dancing

Wednesdays 1.45pm-2.45pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Liverpool Male Voice Choir

Monday evenings,

Oakvale Church, 01704 877 852

Liverpool Model Boat Club

Wednesdays & Sundays 11am – 4pm,

Newsham Park Boating Lake


Lunch Club

Tuesdays 12.30pm-2.00pm, Salvation Army,

£3 for a 3-course meal, 0151 259 3958

Mothers’ Union,

All Saints Church, call 0151 705 2110 for

more info

Motown Movers

Wednesdays 7.30pm-8.30pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Old Swan Book Club

Find us on Facebook, www.readinggroups.org

or ask at Old Swan Library

Parents & Toddlers

Mondays 1.00pm-2.45pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Parents & Toddlers

Thursdays 8.30am-11.00am,

Tuebrook Hope Centre,


Rhyme Time for Pre-schoolers

Tuesdays 10.15am-11.15am,

Old Swan Library, 0151 233 3069

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

Wednesday evenings, Oakvale Church,


Sway with Ray

Fridays 2.00pm-3.00pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

The Link (A group for over 45’s)

Last Wednesday of every month,

St Anne’s Church, 0151 228 2426

Toddler Group

Mondays 9.15-11.15am,

Salvation Army, 0151 259 3958


Thursdays, 9.00-11.30am (term time only),

St Anne’s Church, 0151 228 2426

Voices in Harmony Choir

Mondays, 11.00am-12.30pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Women’s Club

Mondays 8.00pm - 10.00pm,

CADWA Hall, Bowland Ave, L16, 0151

737 2454

Woodcarvers (for older residents)

Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507


Fridays 10.30am-11.30am,

Joseph Lappin Centre, 0151 222 3507

Youth Club (Juniors)

Tuesdays & Thursdays 4.00pm-5.30pm,

Tuebrook Hope Centre,


Youth Drama

Mondays 5.00pm-7.00pm,

Tuebrook Hope Centre,


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Childline 0800 1111

Citizens Advice 0344 848 7700

Crime Stoppers 0800 555 111

Merseyside Police 0151 709 6010

NHS Non-urgent medical enquiries

(replaces NHS Direct) Call 111

Old Swan Library 0151 233 3069

Samaritans 116 123

Liverpool City Council

To report issues such as street & alleyway cleanliness

problems, go to: www.liverpool.gov.uk

& complete the form, or call 0151 233 3000

Hospitals & Walk-in Centres

Aintree University Hospitals 0151 525 5980

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital 0151 228 4811

Broadgreen Hospital 0151 282 6000

Liverpool Women’s Hospital 0151 525 3611

Old Swan Walk-In Centre 0151 247 6700

Royal Liverpool University Hospital

0151 706 2000

Smithdown Children’s Walk in Centre

0151 285 4820

Walton Centre 0151 525 3611

GP Practices

Dr E Bainbridge’s Practice 0151 228 1138

Dr Pl Gupta’s Practice 0151 228 5868

Green Lane Medical Centre 0151 228 9101

Healthaction Childwall 0151 295 9300

Knotty Ash Medical Centre 0151 228 4369

Oak Vale Medical Centre 0151 295 9330

Old Swan Health Centre

Group Practice 0151 285 3737

Park View Medical Centre 0151 330 8929

Rock Court Surgery 0151 228 0672

Rocky Lane Medical Centre 0151 295 3965


Boots Old Swan 0151 228 7231

Lloyds Pharmacy inside Sainsbury’s 0151 228 3262

Lloyds Pharmacy 0151 228 3108

Rowlands Pharmacy 0151 228 4519

Sedem Pharmacy 0151 254 1272

Tesco Instore Pharmacy 0345 677 9523

Udani Chemist 0151 722 1944


Broadgreen International School 0151 228 6800

Broadgreen Primary School 0151 228 6692

Childwall Sports &

Science Academy 0151 722 1561

Corinthian Community

Primary School 0151 228 5806

East Prescot Road

Nursery School 0151 228 4672

Holly Lodge Girls’ College 0151 228 3772

Lister Infants School 0151 228 4069

Lister Junior School 0151 228 4196

Northway Primary &

Nursery School 0151 722 3540

Sandfield Park School 0151 228 0324

St Anne’s (Stanley) 0151 228 1506

St Cecilia’s Catholic

Infant School 0151 220 2153

St Cecilia’s Catholic

Junior School 0151 228 1760

St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary

and Nursery School 0151 228 4137

St Oswald’s Catholic Infant

& Junior School 0151 228 8436

West Derby School 0151 235 1300

Leisure Centres

Liverpool Aquatics Centre 0151 233 5433

Peter Lloyd Leisure Centre 0151 233 5433


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