Heritage Open Days 2004

On Saturday 11th September we are again participating in the Civic Trust's Heritage Open Days programme. Not having a specific building to 'show off' this year, we shall be featuring the Village Green (Grange Lane/Gateacre Brow) and the surrounding Conservation Area. The Gateacre Society was founded in 1974 so we are billing the event as our 30th birthday celebration.

Between 1 and 3 p.m. there will be sales and information tables alongside the Queen Victoria monument publicising the Society's achievements during its 30 year history and the more recent achievements - and future plans - of the 'Friends of Gateacre' organisation. Mike Chitty will be leading one-hour guided walks around the village, starting from the Green at 1.30 and 3 p.m.

is also taking part in the Heritage Open Days scheme, being open for inspection on Saturday 11th September from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. - and also on Sunday 12th after a special 'historical' service which starts at 11 a.m. Refreshments will be available in the Chapel Hall.

And ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH, Belle Vale Road, will be welcoming visitors between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday 11th September. Of particular interest are the stained glass windows: the west window by Edward Burne-Jones and the east window by Frederick Preedy.

Please make a note in your diary that the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Gateacre Society will be held on Tuesday 26th October 2004, at 8 p.m., in the Chapel Hall, Sandfield Road, Liverpool L25. The various officers' reports, and the annual accounts, will be presented for approval, and nominations will be invited for membership of the Society's Executive Committee.

A planning application (ref.04F/2563) has been submitted to build two detached houses in the back gardens of 2 & 3 OAKFIELD TERRACE, Cuckoo Lane - accessed from Oakfield Avenue. We have submitted an objection, on the grounds that such development will spoil the character of Oakfield Terrace (which is a listed building) and lead to an unacceptable loss of the tree cover which is such a feature of this area and provides a valuable wildlife habitat. We also expressed concern about the proposed access arrangements.

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