10 October 2017

Visit From the Knee High Theatre Company

Anna from the Knee High Theatre Company (whose current theatre production Tin Drum is showing at the Everyman this week) spent the afternoon with staff and volunteers visiting and talking with members of the community showing Anna and her colleagues the different types of L8LS activities and projects we are involved with. Anna's visit included being involved in a litter pick, joining a clothes rail activity and visiting one of our gardening sites. She was certainly amazed by the variety of activities we undertake. Anna then puts her observations and thoughts into poems and short stories under the umbrella of Anna's Rambles which she will share with ourselves in the near future.

05 October 2017

Sweet potato, chickpea & cauliflower curry


Autumn has definitely arrived and all I seem to want at the moment is heartwarming food, so when I came across this recipe for Sweet potato, chickpea & cauliflower curry, I thought I would share the link.  It is from September's issue of Asda's Good Living brochure.  Not only is it cheap and cheerful money wise at approx. 58p per serving, but it looks yummy too!

Click here for the recipe!

04 October 2017

The Blooming Bread Streets

Once a week since February the L8LS project have been down to the Bread Streets in the Dingle chatting to the residents about what they would like to see happen to the planters down the 12 streets know locally as "The bread streets"

All in all there are over 60 planters down these streets. They vary in size, some are big and some are small, some are looked after and some are not. So when we have chatted to the residents about the planters we really had a mixed bag of responses. Some liked the idea of having a place to put plants in but didn't have the time to maintain them, some wanted them paved over as they seen no point of them at all and then some wanted to take pride in them and make them look more loved. As time has gone on by more and more residents have seen our faces working with those who needed a helping hand to make the best of planters and more people have started to show an interest.

This week alone we have had another 3 enquires from the residents from the Bread Streets wanting to be involved in the scheme, which is fantastic news and really shows how interest can spread.

Here are some pictures from Dobbies the garden centre with the selection of plants that the L8LS project are donating to the 3 streets that are already involved.

The herb selection included:

 Rosemary (cat repellent)
Penny royal (cat repellent)
Mint (cat repellent)
Lavender ( cat repellent)
Salvia ( part of the sage family)
Perovskia (russian sage)

The annuals included:

Sweet william

If you or know anyone who would like to get involved please get in touch with nicola@gtdt.co.uk

03 October 2017

Liverpool Energy Community Company LECCY

What is the LECCY?

The Liverpool Energy Community Company the  LECCY

Low cost gas and electricity to residents in Liverpool and surrounding area

Ethical, not for profit

Liverpool brand, covers Liverpool and surrounding area

An energy partnership with licensed energy supplier Robin Hood Energy Ltd. owned by Nottingham City Council

To find out more phone 08000234171 or visit www.the leccy.co.uk

28 September 2017

Webster Warriors

On  Wednesday this week we organised our second litter pick / clean up event in partnership with Liverpool City Council, at the same time as the issue of our first Webster Triangle Newsletter was delivered. We are certainly starting to be recognised in the area and the community are supportive in why and what we are trying to achieve there. Our next  litter pick there will be on the 23 October  1.30. All welcome.