Fruit Trees

The city council has a number of fruit trees that it wishes to plant. Views on possible locations are wanted.

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Tree Felling in Priory Wood

6 trees in Priory Wood are to be removed for safety reasons

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Christmas Tree Collection and Green Bins

According to the council website… Crews are working hard to collect the backlog caused by the severe weather and the festive holidays. Residents are asked to continue to put out their purple and blue bins and continue to refer to the dates on their calendar. The green waste collection service will resume from Monday 10th January 2011. Please put your green waste bins along with your real Christmas tree at the kerbside on your normal scheduled collection day. Be aware that there are still changes to normal collection dates in operation. Details on the council site. e.g. Orchid Grove Wednesday 12 Jan will be Fri 14...

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Winter Council Services

No Longer Live: See here instead http://liverpool.gov.uk/parking-travel-and-roads/winter-gritting/ Updated 1 Jan 2011 () A useful webpage on the council website is at http://www.liverpool.gov.uk/news/weather_conditions.asp This will be constantly changing so make sure you check the Council site for uptodate information. As of 1 Jan 2011 it says… Crews are working hard to collect the backlog caused by the severe weather and the festive holidays. Residents are asked to continue to put out their purple and blue bins and continue to refer to the dates on their calendar The green waste collection and bin replacement services have been suspended until further notice, to assist with the collection of normal waste and recycling. Gritting Map There is also a very useful interactive Gritting map which lets you see which roads and pavements are to be gritted and also the location of the gritting bins. Enter your address in the top left corner of the page or browse the map by clicking and dragging with your...

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City Council Executive Board Meeting re Loss of Space

This meeting was to decide whether the council should proceed with its plan to dispose of some public open spaces, adjacent to the Garden Festival site. This disposal was first proposed in April 2007. Many people objected. Mostly because of the disposal of the so called “finger blocks”. Land that projects out near the promenade walkway. ( This additional land disposal will not go ahead anyway if the Public Inquiry decides against Langtree MCLean. ) When the disposal was first proposed there was an error in the maps used, meaning that more land is needed than was shown then. The correct version of the maps will not be re advertised because the land is not publicly accessible. Maps can be seen here… Map 1 Map 2 Map 3 Full details can be found on the council website It was decided that… i) the objections to the proposed disposal of open space adjacent to the Festival Gardens and River Mersey Promenade, St Michaels (as hatched on the plan marked Garden Festival Site – Additional Land and Access Land) be not sustained; (ii) the granting of a lease of the said land to Langtree McLean Ltd. (LML) for a term to be co-terminous with and on the same terms and conditions as the lease of that part of the Garden Festival site that is to be developed be approved subject to – – LML obtaining planning permission for their proposals for the redevelopment of the Festival Gardens site; and – The use of the land being restricted by covenant to the construction of the proposed development including the installation of supporting structures and thereafter as open space; and (iii) the decision be referred to the Regeneration Select...

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Dingle Esplanade

The following is taken from details of the executive board meeting on 23rd Nov 07 which can be found on the Liverpool City Council website. With respect to Physical Improvements to Otterspool Promenade Phase 2 : Dingle Esplanade (REG/21) Physical Improvements to Otterspool Promenade Phase 2 : Dingle Esplanade (REG/21) REG.21 Mersey Waterfront Pride in our Promenade Plan Resolved that – (i) Liverpool City Council (Regeneration Parks and Environment Division) act as project managers for the project delivery stage and directly employ 2020 Liverpool to design and tender the project; (ii) authority be granted for the Assistant Executive Director Regeneration (Policy and Programmes) to accept ERDF grant up to £710,000 and NWDA grant up to £ 626,600 over the life of the project as a contribution to the costs. The City Council will thereby accept the role of the Accountable Body and ensure that the grant is administered appropriately; (iii) the Divisional Manager for Policy and Programmes be appointed as the nominated officer for monitoring compliance with the terms and conditions of grant. This includes maintaining a constant review of risk of grant being clawed back under grant rules and regulations and making budgetary provision to cover any requirement to repay grant in the financial year which the liability arises; (iv) authority be granted for the Assistant Executive Director (Regeneration Services) to tender the works and to accept tenders in accordance with City Council standing orders; (v) the City Council’s capital budget be amended to reflect additional expenditure funded by NWDA 2007/8 (£500,000) 2008/9 (£126,600) and ERDF grant income in 2007/8 (£210,000), 2008/9 (£500,000); and (vi) further reports be brought forward as necessary regarding progress with external fund raising for further phases of this...

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3 Parks Neighbourhood Committee 21 Nov 2007

Question submitted by L17 Resident In view of the Council’s desire to promote cycling as a means of transport in the city, is this Committee aware that two commonly used cycle links in the Ward – the path through Priory Wood and the link between Colebrook Road and Dingle Vale, closed to motor traffic – are frequently covered in broken glass. Could the Committee consider what steps can be taken to remedy this situation? It was agreed that this be referred to Highways for a response.

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Council Compost Giveaway

Update I know many people are wanting to know when this years giveaway starts. Sadly as far as I can find it no longer operates 🙁 If you find out any information please post a comment below. There are lots of people wondering about this. Liverpool compost giveaway: Liverpool city council is giving away 20 tonnes of compost over the weekends of 13th-14th October 2007. This giveaway is a ‘Thank you’ to our residents for recycling over 10,000 tonnes of green waste so far this year and to promote the use of home composting bins. Saturday 13th Oct – Sefton Park L8 between 10am-2pm. Car park area at Croxteth Road Sunday 14h Oct – Otterspool Promenade, Riverside Drive, between 10am-2pm.Platform overlooking river. Saturday 3rd Nov – Calderstones Park, Calderstones Road, between 10am-2pm. Main car park area Sunday 4th Nov – Walton Hall Park sports centre, Walton Hall Avenue, between 10am-2pm. Car park area. Residents are asked to bring along your own shovels and bags to collect their free...

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3 Parks Neighbourhood Committee 3 Oct 2007

Question by resident re St Michaels Station Question As I came out of St. Michael’s station this evening there were 49 vehicles parked on the three streets in the immediate vicinity (Southwood, Melly and at the top end of ST. Michael’s Roads). One white van was parked on the opposite side from the row of cars thus obstructing access. i. What, if anything, is being done to discourage congestion in these narrow residential streets and to protect pedestrians at busy times near the station? ii. There seems to be ample space for caged bike storage (which seems to work at Steble Street sports centre) and would encourage people from further afield to use this station who might otherwise be put off from walking to it, or those who walk but feel it necessary to get in their cars at the slightest drop of rain. Has this been proposed/or rejected for St. Michael’s station in the past? If so, are there restrictions regarding the conservation area status? Response Agreed that the question be referred to the appropriate officers and a response be submitted to the next...

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3 Parks Neighbourhood Committee 27 June 2007

Question submitted by David Jones Parking in Beech Avenue Almost permanently parked adjacent to my drive is a vehicle about the size of a furniture van that, to my mind, is wholly inappropriate to be parked in a residential area. The vehicle is, I understand, registered as a ‘private’ vehicle rather than a ‘commercial’ vehicle and, as such is subject to regulations covering private vehicles. The police at Admiral Street are aware of this situation and have on one occasion issued a ticket for it being parked on the pavement and obstructing pedestrian traffic. I contend that the vehicle is causing problems in that – 1. As I leave my drive my view down the road is obstructed until roughly half my vehicle is protruding from behind the vehicle putting me, or my wife, as risk of being struck by an approaching vehicle. I should point out that although I live near the end of a close there are still vehicles entering the close – delivery vehicles, post office vehicles, refuse collection vehicles and an ambulance that regularly picks up and drops off a neighbour. 2. There are a number of young children in the area who play on the road – it being a close- and children do have a tendency to run or cycle without due regard for traffic – I have already had one near miss when a child ran out from behind the vehicle. 3. The vehicle is of such a size as to be unsightly and a visual detriment to the area. 4. The practice of the owner of the vehicle parking on the footpath is illegal and while I could, and perhaps should, report every occurrence the issuing of the earlier ticket has rendered relations between me and my neighbour somewhat tense and I am somewhat reluctant to exacerbate an already difficult situation. 5. Due to the size of the vehicle there is often no room available for other residents, or their visitors to park. This can result in other vehicles being parked on the pavement. The vehicle is used in connection with it’s owner’s motor cycle racing hobby and it arrived on 7th March, 2007 and since that time has been absent for only 6 days. This situation prevailed throughout 2006 and if a similar pattern is followed then the vehicle will be almost permanently here until about the end of October when the motor cycle racing season is over. I have already enquired via Liverpool Direct and it would appear that there is no by-law in existence governing the size of vehicles parked on the public highway. However, I am aware that Merseyside Police, in the Billinge area of St. Helens have recently targeted inconsiderate parking with some success. Is it possible to create a by-law to restrict the size of vehicles parked in residential areas or otherwise how may have this anti-social vehicle removed from this area? Response Unfortunately Parking Services has no powers on this one as they can only enforce where there is a waiting restriction. Merseyside Police retain the powers for obstruction and this is clearly one for them. The Vehicle Operations Service Agency (VOSA) have been contacted and established that the vehicle is not currently on any goods vehicle operators licence. The VOSA will now write to the operator suggesting he obtains a goods vehicle operators licence asap. However there are exemptions from goods vehicle operators licensing and one he may claim is that the vehicle is being used for personal use. If this is true there are not regulations that we can be enforced. Police...

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Festival Plans Approved by Council

Garden Festival Plans approved. Langtree’s plans have been given the go ahead by the City Council. See BBC website. A pdf of the full report can be found on the council website. Work is expected to start in September.

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Executive Board Meeting

News from John Coyne. “This morning I went to the Executive Board Meeting to “call in” the decision to proceed with the promenade land transfer and to release the developer from some guarantees. The Lib Dems blocked the “call in” on the grounds that the decision was too urgent. The Executive then decided not to allow the promenade land to be used.” Full details here (other news) The Developers have withdrawn their plan to cut a “diagonal slash” through Priory...

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