Some other items from our August Newsletter

NOTICE OF A.G.M. Sunday 30th October 2016
The 42nd Annual General Meeting of the Gateacre Society will take place at 2.30pm in Gateacre Unitarian Chapel, Gateacre Brow L25 3PB. We hope to see you there, so please put the date in your diary now. The business part of the meeting will, as usual, be followed by complimentary refreshments, and a chance to meet and chat to your fellow members.


Every year, when the Annual General Meeting comes round, we appeal for volunteers to help run the Society. This year the need is greater than ever. We share out the various tasks among our Committee (which is elected at the A.G.M.) but at present we only have 8 active Committee members, rather than the 12 which the Society's Constitution allows. Our Hon.Treasurer has recently had to stand down owing to ill-health, and we would welcome offers of help from Society members with any type of administrative experience, to ease the load on those who remain.

Perhaps you are new to Gateacre, and have ideas about what the Society should be doing? Or perhaps you are newly-retired, with time and skills available that we could put to good use? If you are interested in finding out more, please contact any existing Committee member (see back page of Newsletter) in advance of the A.G.M.


Following the loss of the horse chestnut tree at Grange Manor (see our January 2016 Newsletter) we have been checking whether there are any other prominent trees in Gateacre which are not currently covered by a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). Would you like to help? Is there any local tree about which you are particularly concerned? If so, please contact Beryl Plent or David Phythian, who are co-ordinating the project.

Right: The landmark Monkey Puzzle tree in Gateacre Brow

We were the only objectors to the City Council's Traffic Regulation Order (see last
Newsletter) which will put a 20mph speed limit on almost all of the residential streets within our area. Our objection was to the inclusion of various cul-de-sacs (such as Sandfield Road/Dale Mews) where - we pointed out - it is physically impossible to drive at more than 20mph and, in our view, the display of '20mph' signs would be wasteful, confusing and unnecessary. On 30th June 2016 the relevant Liverpool City Council committee - the Highways & Public Spaces Representations Committee - decided to confirm the Order without amendment. The only concession made was to ask the Highways officers to re-consult residents of the cul-de-sacs, asking them whether they really want the signs to be installed.

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