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3 Parks Neighbourhood Committee 10 Jan 2007

Question submitted by Jonathan Clatworthy, Westward View Garden Festival Site Is the Neighbourhood Committee satisfied that there will be no health risks from ground contamination? Priory Wood is an excellent local amenity, with many mature trees. However, you will be aware that many locals are reluctant to use St Michael’s Station after dark if it involves walking through the wood. Will the Neighbourhood Committee oblige the developer to make safety improvements adequate to make travel by train a safe option after dark? I note that the Travel Plan envisages increased use of St Michael’s station at peak times. At peak times the train service is already very overcrowded and queues at the ticket office can be very long. Will the Neighbourhood Committee request that the Planning Committee be provided with data on the capacity of the train service and of the ticketing facilities at the station? As you know the Riverside Drive area is poorly served by buses. Only the No 1 goes along it, and its frequency has recently been reduced from 3 an hour to 2 an hour. Most residents avoid using it if they can, as it is unreliable; even before the reduction travellers sometimes had to wait over an hour especially at rush hours. Drivers tell me that this is inevitable in view of the long route. New services along Riverside Drive and terminating at...

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Disused Stations

This photo was taken 10th April 1955 and shows a train about to enter the tunnel to Dingle Station. The location is approximately where Greens Leisure Club is today. The following is taken from the Disused Stations in the UK website The most famous closed railway in Liverpool is of course the Liverpool Overhead Railway.    Dingle Station, Toxteth Dock, Herculaneum Dock, Brunswick Dock, Wapping Dock and Canning being perhaps the most local. Other Liverpool disused stations also feature on the website A site dedicated to Dennis John Norton a Birmingham photographer contains more photographs and insights into the...

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Property Price Search

Did you know that many details of properties are now available online. For example sale price, the date sold and the type and age of the property as well as for a small fee official title register documents. There are two good websites for this. The Land Registry itself and 192.com To use the Land Registry website simply enter your postcode in their Property Enquiry form. As a postcode covers a number of houses you then choose the house you are interested in from the list displayed and choose the specific document you wish to order. 192.com has many search options. To search for Property Prices go to the Property Price Search page and enter details as required. You only need to enter “L17 7E” in the Post Code box and leave all the others blank to get a full list of properties for the Riverside Gardens area. Then just click on the specific property you are interested in from the list displayed. You will need to scroll down the page to find the results as they are hidden near the bottom. At the very bottom of the page is a useful list of neighbouring property prices. Data is only available from April the 1st...

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Neighbourhood Info System

Liverpool City Council Neighbourhood Information System launched. Provides you access to information about your property and immediate neighbourhood. Look for the “My Neighbourhood”...

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Dome Demolition

Demolition of Festival Dome. “Local companies Langtree and McLean will this morning deposit ambitious plans for the derelict site that will see more than 1,300 new homes built around the cleared dome area, as well as the restoration of the original gardens created for the festival in 1984.” Quote from icLiverpool website news...

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