Local Action on Dumping

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Sarah Jennings inspecting an issue of alley way dumping.

Your Green councillors are constantly addressing issues of dumping throughout St Michaels, tackling the negative impact that it has on the neighbourhood. In particular in the last month, Cllr Sarah Jennings has been working with neighbourhood services to address the issue of dumping in alleys. This a particularly bad problem in some parts of the ward.

Green councillors have also been pushing for more signage and enforcement targetted at fly tipping hotspots in St Michaels.

Please get in touch if this is a particular problem for you or you know of a fly tipping hotspot that needs attention.

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These signs have been targeted at fly tipping hotspots.

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Councillors chip in to help with bark spreading at Lark Lane/Lark Way

Green Councillors joined members of Lark Lane Neighbourhood Association in a gardening session at their community garden at Lark Way. The council had provided a load of wood chippings which were used to improve the paths. Now residents can use these popular short cuts without braving the mud.

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Sarah Jennings and Anna Key helping to spread bark.

Lark Lane’s Cumulative Impact Policy up for review

The City Council wants to review the Special Cumulative Impact (licensing) Policy for Lark Lane and determine whether it should be retained in its current form or an amended form or whether in fact it should be removed altogether.

As local residents and businesses you are therefore invited to respond to some questions as part of a consultation process. Your responses will be considered by the City Council before it makes a final decision about the SCIP.

To take part online, go to http://liverpool.gov.uk/council/consultation/consul tation-on-liverpools-existing-special-cumulative- impact-policies/ and choose Lark Lane. You can also write to the council to express your views. The consultation will remain open until March 31st, so please consider contributing to it as it directly affects this neighbourhood.

Liverpool Greens win ‘One Tree per Child’ vote

Liverpool Green Party has succeeded in getting the council to sign up to the national ‘One Tree Per Child’ initiative. The campaign, which started in Bristol a year ago, aims to get all children planting at least a single tree as part of their school activity.

The council’s Education & Children’s Services Select Committee voted in favour of the plan following passionate speeches from Green Party Councillor Anna Key and John Patterson, the Principal of St. Vincent’s School, which will take part in the project.

“There are so many positives in favour of this scheme that it’s difficult to know where to start,” said Anna. “Everyone is aware that there is a need to get children to participate in outdoor activities to improve their physical and mental health and this project is a good start. By planting a tree, each child is connecting with nature, making it more likely that they will respect the environment rather than being separated from it.”

Lantern Festival comes to Festival Gardens 18th – 20th February

Liverpool Lantern Company are bringing a brand new Spring Festival of Light to the Festival Garden site at Otterspool. The environmentally themed Lantern Festival will take place over 3 evenings: 18th 19th 20th February 2016. This event is ticketed and tickets can be purchased from www.lanterncompany.co.uk

Parking restrictions will be in place along the entire length of Riverside Drive for the duration of each day of the parade.

‘The Environmentalists’ Production

Young Everyman Playhouse continue to break boundaries this spring by creating the UK’s first carbon neutral play. ‘The Environmentalists’ tells the story of the environment and their concerns for its future in their own words. YEP can’t change the climate by themselves but maybe, just maybe, they can change the way you think about it. The play runs at the Everyman from 2 to 5 March. The theatre will be organising walking buses from Lark Lane to get to the play in the most carbon neutral way possible. More information at everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on/the- environmentalistsYEP_TheEnvironmentalists_Web banner no text