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Today!!!!! 10am-2pm Waste and Recycling Wonder Open Day @ Gillmoss materials Recovery Facility!


Today, between 10am and 2pm, Gillmoss Materials Recovery Facility at Bridgehouse Lane will have an Open Day.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your household waste?

Discover the story of waste recycling on a massive scale at this all new facility.

Guided tours will be running throughout the day with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and discover what happens at this state-of-the-art recycling facility and education centre.

The facilities here for educating our young ones are first rate, with bright informative classrooms, good interactive learning with no fuss research activities to be engaged with to help you learn about the centres work.

Fear not though, a team of facilitators are on hand to assist both young and old from school or community centre, to engage with the learning programme during the day.

You will be amazed at the machinery and vast engineering house that sorts, crushes and selects.

You will be astonished at the organisation of such an establishment that works like clockwork efficiently and safely.

Led by professionals with a variety of teaching styles and interactive activities, the day will allow you to discover what happens to all the stuff from those coloured bins you have at home.

Make a date today and organise your family or organisation to visit the Gillmoss Recycling Centre 02035674200

Closing the libraries


Extremely well considered blog post on the heartbreaking decisions ahead for our wonderful libraries

Originally posted on a sense of place:

Well the news is in and the news isn’t good. On 15th August a proposal will go to the meeting of Liverpool City Council in the Town Hall to close eleven of our nineteen libraries.

Liverpool Central Library

Liverpool Central Library

Before I list those threatened and those to stay, a bit of context from when I attended one of the public consultation events back in May. I wrote then:

“Liverpool gets 76% of its funding from Central Government. And they’re going to cut this by half by 2016/17.

Therefore the City Council has been forced to decide to cut its mandatory services, including libraries, by 25%. And its discretionary services, like sports and culture, by 50%. In the case of libraries this will mean an annual budget of £10m being reduced by £2.5m.

The Council has been running a survey (which I’ve written about before) to gather facts and opinions about…

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Knowsley Flower Show Sunday 3rd August 11am-5pm


Now in its 16th year, this is the largest horticultural show in the North West attracting up to 18,000 people today.

This year the Knowsley Flower Show at Court Hey Park,home of the National Wildflower Centre, Broadgreen, will have the centenary of the First World War respectfully commemorated at the show with a red, white and blue colour theme.

As well as the giant floral marquee, which is always a blaze of colour and houses over 400 exhibits, there is a fantastic line-up of entertainment of themed events.

All the usual attractions and entertainments will be on offer during the day, to keep both children and adults happy.

Bands will play, music will resound and circus skills will be aplenty for all to enjoy.

As well as the beautiful plant displays, and arena shows, Geraud Produce Market will have an avenue along with the usual Farmers market stalls all with their delicious food and crafts.

A free bus shuttle service will operate to the Show in Knowsley, hoping to boost the crowds, so let’s hope the weather is kind for us all to have a brilliant time today!

Make it a must today to take a trip to the fantastic Court Hey Park, National Wildflower Centre and Cornflower bistro along with the packed arena events, market atmosphere and super stalls there and have a glorious day out FREE!


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