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3 Parks Neighbourhood Committee 16 Aug 2006

Alcohol in Priory Wood The Committee with the support of Merseyside Police confirmed that they wished to establish a Designation Order on alcohol consumption for Priory Wood. Agreed that a formal request be made to Nick Phillips, Assistant Executive Director for Community Safety to consider the proposal. Turner Home Playing Field The question as to the use of Toxteth Annexe car park free of charge for football matches was referred to the Executive Board held on 8th September, 2006. The Executive Board resolved that the matter be referred to the Interim Executive Director (Children’s Services) for a report. Police Report Inspector Ian Black and Inspector Stuart Quirk addressed the meeting. They stated that – Burglaries are down this month, there have been two arrests of main targets who were caught committing crimes. Car crime is down, they have targets on conditional bail or curfews. Merseyside Police are now using other methods to catch offenders, such as a rat trap vehicle Robberies have gone up for September, the hot spot being Lark Lane and outside the park Fourteen arrests were made in one day relating to violence 4 out of 5 persistent priority offenders were locked up in September Eleven warrants have been issued in the Princes Park Ward Operation Long Island (robberies) has seen four people locked up on conspiracy Anti social behaviour remains in the parks, the main...

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History of the River

The story of the riverside is a fascinating one. Mike Royden’s Local History Pages is a website well worth visiting to learn about the history of Otterspool. Construction of the Otterspool Promedade wall started in September 1929 and was completed in 1932. The Riverside Promenade was opened to the public on the 7th of July 1950 (Old Photos copyright Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool Libraries). A theme that seems to run through the history of the area is that of great ideas, many of which never see the light of day. Here is a sketch of the completed Promenade at Otterspool, showing proposals for a showground, staduim and golf course. The date 1948! The Liverpool Record Office have many old photos of the area. Look for the Online Catalogue link and type “Otterspool” in the AnyText” box. I intend to copy some of them to the Gallery Otterspool Prom. 22/05/1950 Official Opening Day, Otterspool Prom. 07/07/1950. A photograph of the opening day of the Otterpool Prom. The Lord Mayor and Mayoress are walking along the prom with a number of dignitaries walking behind them. 07/07/1950. A photograph of opening scenes at Otterspool Prom. Crowds of people are walking along the promenade next to the River...

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