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13th November 2018

Message from Knowsley Council

It’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week, so let’s keep antibiotics working

Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk. That’s the message from the latest Public Health campaign warning against the over-use of antibiotics.

Antibiotics are essential to treat serious bacterial infections, but they are frequently being used to treat illnesses, such as coughs, earache and sore throats that can get better by themselves.

Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them.

The ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign reminds you that taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk.

It’s important that, when it comes to antibiotics, you always take your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional’s advice.

For further information on antibiotic resistance visit www.nhs.uk/antibiotics


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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9th November 2018

[Temporary suspension of the green waste (blue bin) collection service]

Message from Knowsley Council

Remember our green waste collection service will be suspended over the winter months so make sure you put out your blue bin for your final collection.

There will be no blue bin collections after Friday, 30 November, so the final green waste collections will be made during the weeks commencing Monday 12, 19 and 26 November. Please check the date of your final collection by viewing your online waste collection calendar on the council’s website.

The garden waste collection service will resume from Monday, 4 March 2019.

During the suspension of the service green waste can be taken to the Household Waste Recycling Centres at Wilson Road, Huyton or Depot Road, Kirkby.

For more information on recycling and waste in Knowsley visit www.knowsley.gov.uk (click on the bin icon) and www.recycleright.org.uk


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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7th November 2018

Foodie Friday returns this month to coincide with the Christmas Lights switch on

The popular Foodie Friday is returning to Huyton Village Centre on Friday, 16 November 2018 from 4.30pm until 8pm.

The event also coincides with the Christmas light switch on so it’s definitely a date for your diary!

Foodie Friday offers great street food, craft ales and live entertainment. There’s also free parking for the event council-owned carparks including Archway Road and Lathom Road for visitors to the event as well as children’s entertainment on offer including face painting.

Returning to Huyton Village Centre will be the popular stalls including I Knead Pizza, Tapas Yala Carta, Crepe Chateau and local business Bexley’s. A new trader, Dutch Fishman, will be coming along to the next events offering fish and chips. Entertainment will once again be provided by local artists.

And there’s no need to worry about the weather, organisers have thought of everything and there’ll be additional cover, lighting and seating available, come rain or shine!

The Christmas lights switch on will be at 6.30pm and this year’s lights will be bigger and better than ever thanks to a partnership between the council and Knowsley Housing Trust. Lights and festive decorations will be displayed around Derby Road, Cavendish Walk and Sherbourne Square.

You can find out more and get in touch with the Foodie Friday team by visiting the https://huytonvillagefoodiefriday.co.uk/


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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10th October 2018

Protect yourself and your family from flu

Have you had your flu jab? If you have a long term health condition, now is the time to have your free vaccination.

Knowsley Council’s Public Health team is appealing to all those ‘at risk’ groups to protect themselves this winter by getting vaccinated.

A nasal spray vaccine is offered to two and three year old children and under-16s in ‘at risk’ groups. Children in reception class and school years 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 also receive the spray in school in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus.

Free vaccinations are offered to people aged 65 years or over, all pregnant women, people with long-term medical conditions including heart disease, diabetes, severe asthma, bronchitis, liver and kidney disease and those who are morbidly obese (defined as BMI of 40 and above). This year sees the introduction of a new, more effective vaccine for the over 65s.

People with weakened immune systems and their household contacts, residents in long stay residential care homes and people who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person, can also benefit from free vaccinations. You will need to speak to you GP to make an appointment or ask a pharmacist.

Flu vaccinations are also available free for health and social care workers, this not only protects them but those they are caring for. Workers will need to take identification along to a local pharmacist or contact their GP.

For more information about flu vaccinations visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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2nd October 2018

Message from Knowsley Council

Smokers are being encouraged to give up smoking as part of a 28 day campaign, starting on 1 October.

Any smoker, no matter what your age or how long you’ve smoked, will feel the health benefits within days. After 48 hours your sense of taste and smell greatly improves and within 72 hours your breathing becomes easier and your energy levels increase.

Smoking can cause a number of severe health problems including cancers and heart diseases. Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Research shows that if you can make it to 28 days without smoking, you are five times more likely to stay quit for good

Help and support is available through Knowsley Stop Smoking Service ‘Smokefree Knowsley’ where you can contact a specialist stop smoking advisor to discuss your needs and they will help you plan and cope with the challenges of quitting.

Support is also available via text, online, phone, app or through face-to-face meetings – you can choose the method that works best for you.
Help to stop smoking is also available from pharmacies across Knowsley.

Contact Knowsley Stop Smoking Service on 0800 3247111 or 0151 426 7462, text quit to 61825 (normal network charge), visit the website: www.readytostopsmoking.org.uk  or visit your local pharmacy.

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1st October 2018

Message From Knowsley Council

Support Get Online week by getting online

Knowsley Council is supporting Get Online week (15 to 19 October 2018), encouraging as many people as possible to go online. The theme this year is “try1thing”.

Throughout the week, Digital Champions in the council’s One Stop Shops will be available to help you through the online process – whether it’s reporting dog fouling or setting up your direct debit for Council Tax – we can help! Plus, you can use the PCs in the One Stop Shops and libraries for free.

In addition, the council’s website has been enhanced to help you find the information you need easily and quickly – visit www.knowsley.gov.uk  today. Plus if you can’t find what you’re looking for, online chat advisors are on-hand to help (during the opening hours of the Contact Centre).

Being online has a number of benefits – it is quick, free, there are no queues and you can contact us at a time, date and location to suit you! In addition, being online opens up other opportunities, including taking advantage of online discounts (including fuel tariffs and online shopping), shopping from the comfort of your own home and being able to keep in touch with family and friends at the touch of a button through Facebook, Twitter and Skype!

If you need help getting online, or would like to improve your digital skills, a range of free courses are available through Knowsley’s Family and Community Education service. The courses cover all abilities and are available in a range of community venues across the borough.

From practical support on how to set up an account and send / receive emails, online form filling support and how to use various IT packages to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations – there really is something for everyone! Visit the FACE website today or call 0151 443 2026 to find out more or to book your place.

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24th September 2018

Message from Knowsley Council

Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime – Saturday 1st December –Tuesday 4th December 2018

A GIANT of a Pantomime, full of beans and packed with “Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!” comes to Knowsley this Christmas.

It’s off to the land of the Giants we go but watch out for the Giant’s wicked evil henchman Fleshcreep who is helping the Giant rule the world and create sadness in the lovely village of Merrymore, where Dame Trott  and her poor son Jack are tricked into selling their beloved cow Daisy for a useless bag of beans. Can  the magical Fairy Beansprout save the day, boo and hiss the evil Fleshcreep and of course laugh at and cheer-on our hero Jack as he tries to rescue the Princess Jill from the cloud land and the evil Giant’s castle in a show packed with great songs, fantastic dance routines and plenty of laughter for all! Plenty of audience interaction a real fun loving performance for every age.

Tickets:  Adults £10 /Children & Concessions £ 8- Tickets can be purchased at the venue or purchased online: www.knowsley.gov.uk/tickets

For further information please email: klcpevents@knowsley.gov.uk  or for further details, please contact Culture Development and Events Team on 0151 443 5749.

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21st September 2018

Message from Knowsley Council

Escape the Control – Have your say

Can you share your views on our recent campaign tackling controlling behaviour? Domestic abuse is a serious issue with a host of negative and long lasting impacts, both for people who experience it, and for those around them.

We need your feedback on our Escape the Control campaign. This short survey is your chance to share your views and help us to understand how effective this campaign was. The feedback will be used to obtain a better understanding of the issue of domestic abuse and how best to shape future plans to reduce it in our communities.

You can find out more about the campaign and take the survey at https://www.escapethecontrol.co.uk/


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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11th September 2018

Message from Knowsley Council

SHINE – Friday 19th October 2018 at 7pm- Knowsley Leisure & Culture Park

Knowsley Culture Development and Events Service is launching an event called Shine – Knowsley’s Cultural and Creative first ever Showcase. If you know of any talented people or groups of performers who you feel should be part of the show, please encourage them to enter or could you perform as part of a showcase of the Best talent in Knowsley? As long as performers have a connection to Knowsley and the performer either lives in Knowsley, studies in Knowsley or works in Knowsley they can enter.

So could you perform as part of a showcase of the best talent in Knowsley?and do you have a talent – for singing, dancing, acting, play an instrument, comedy, poetry… or something different? If so, Knowsley needs you!

We are asking potential performers to complete an application form which can be downloaded here http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-do/events-at-knowsley-leisure-and-culture-park/shine!-knowsleys-culture-and-creative-showcase online or they can send in a 2 minute video via Whatsapp to 07717888530. Closing date is Friday 14thSeptember.

For further information please email: klcpevents@knowsley.gov.uk    or  for further details, please contact Culture Development and Events Team on 0151 443 5749


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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7th September 2018

10-16 September 2018 is Know Your Numbers Week!

Knowing your blood pressure numbers could reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

During Know Your Numbers Week! A number of local venues and pharmacies across Knowsley are offering free blood pressure checks.

No appointment needed, just drop in between the times below.

Leisure and Community Centres

• Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Huyton, Monday 10, September – 8 am – 11 am & 5.30pm – 8 pm
• Northwood Community Centre – Monday, 10 September – 8 am to 11 am & 5.30 pm to 8 pm
• Kirkby Leisure Centre, Tuesday 11 September – 8 am – 11 am & 5.30pm – 8 pm
• Halewood Leisure Centre, Wednesday 12 September – 8 am – 11 am & 5.30 pm – 8 pm
• Stockbridge Village Neighbourhood Centre, Thursday 13 September – 8 am – 11 am & 5.30pm to 7pm
• Prescot Soccer Centre, Friday 14 September – 8 am – 11 am & 5.30 pm – 7 pm

You can also have a free blood pressure check in your GP surgery or use a home testing kit.

To find your nearest pressure station visit happy-hearts.co.uk

For further information on Blood Pressure UK and Know your Numbers! Week, visit bloodpressureuk.org.


If you have something you would like us to know and it is of a non urgent nature please use the web reply links above – please note this system should not be used to to report crimes – you can do this by contacting Merseyside Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

If you have any information about crime in your area you can contact crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 (Freephone number).

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