It has been a summer of community-led activities in Knotty Ash.
Local community groups organised a number of events which were supported by ward councillors Jacqui Taylor, Nick Crofts and Ged Taylor through their Liverpool Council Neighbourhood Fund.
First was a fundraising event at the Dovecot MAC for Dovecot Primary School organised by parents of pupils at the school. The event, attended by the Lord Mayor Councillor Tony Concepcion and local MP Stephen Twigg, featured entertainment for the kids and numerous stalls.
It raised over £1000 for the school and this has been matched by Barclays Bank. There were enough toys, clothes and books vouchers for family meals and days out and gift boxes left over for another fundraiser which will also be match funded by Barclays.
This was followed by a fun day held by the Highfield Residents Association at Springfield Park which also received a contribution from the ward councillors’ Neighbourhood Fund and Lottery funding meaning that the entertainment provided was free of charge. The Lord Mayor attended and over 2,000 local people attended on the day making it a huge success.
Finally, the Dalemeadow Residents Association held a carnival on the estate on Bank Holiday Monday also funded from the ward councillors Neighbourhood Fund.
Pictured above: The fun day at Springfield Park.
Springfield Park fun day as the new Alder Hey takes shape
The Lord Mayor introduces the Springfield Park fun day compere.
The Lord mayor meets a young visitor at the fun day
Cllr Jacqui Taylor and Bob Tipper Chair of the Dalemeadow Residents Association at the Dalemeadow carnival