The Communiversity – Update

Due to the funeral of David, our highly respected and long serving Estates Manager, The Communiversity will be closed on Wednesday 31st January as a mark of respect.

The building will reopen on Thursday 01st February from 8am.

‘Nature of the Beast’ film screening at Alt Valley Skills Centre

On Friday 12th January;  Croxteth and Norris Green Labour Party are having a screening of Nature of the Beast, a film about the famous socialist MP Dennis Skinner by local lad Daniel Draper. The event will take place at the Alt Valley Skills Centre, Back Gillmoss Lane Croxteth L11 0BE from 7:30pm – 12:30am.

After the film there will be a Q&A session with the filmmakers as well as a bowl of scouse for those attending. The event is for Croxteth and Norris Green Labour Party members and is FREE to attend.

If you would like to attend please could you register via Eventbrite.

Alt Valley Voice: December 2017 Edition

Alt Valley Voice wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And for your New Year’s resolution we appeal for you to get more involved in your community and the causes that are important to you. This is now our third edition, and in each new edition, contributions from the community keep growing. Read the latest edition here: Alt Valley Voice December 2017 Edition

We want to hear even more of your voices so that this paper can better represent the whole of our community. If you would like to get involved writing or taking photos for Alt Valley Voice please contact community engagement worker or email any comments, complaints or ideas!

Alt Valley Voice: October – November 2017 Edition

Alt Valley Voice aims to represent voices of grassroots community members, promoting and sharing news stories – good and bad – from the Alt Valley area of North East Liverpool.

We are honest and transparent in our reporting and unapologetic in highlighting the issues and interests of communities we represent.

However, while the local press seems to be obsessed with highlighting bad news, we celebrate the success stories of our area: from winners on the sports pitches and boxing rings to local people making exceptional contributions to their communities. Read the latest edition here Alt Valley Voice October November Edition

We publish every two months and are searching for members of the community to contribute to our next edition. If you would like to get involved writing or taking photos for Alt Valley Voice, or have any comments, complaints or ideas for new stories please contact Likewise, if you are interested in advertising your business in our publication please email for further details

Countdown to The BIG Fun Day!

AVCT are holding a BIG Community Fun Day on Saturday 10th June at The Communiversity in Croxteth…and you are ALL invited!

We have lots of fun activities for all the family! There will be a Bouncy Castle, Children’s Bring and Buy Sale (held in Croxteth Sports Centre, limited tables available – call Croxteth Sports Centre to book a table – 0151 548 6421), Mini Football Tournament, Face Painting, Adult Education courses plus much more.

The fun starts at 10am until 3pm…we do hope you can join us!

Santa’s Grotto at Croxteth Park Farm 2016

Father Christmas is back at Croxteth Park Farm! His wife and all his little elves have taken up residence at our farm until Christmas Eve. Why not come along and visit him this festive season?

There will be arts and crafts including letter writing to Santa, a Workshop where you will see all the elves working hard to get ready for Christmas, a gift from Father Christmas and a visit around our wonderful farm.

Santa and all his elves are waiting for you!

Book your tickets at

Price: £10 per child

Available from: 28th November – Christmas Eve

Roald Dahl Birthday Celebration at AVCT

On Saturday 17th September AVCT celebrated Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday with over 100 people in attendance. Families from the local community and beyond were treated to FREE refreshments, raffles and competitions.

Winners received amazing prizes such as sweet hampers, copies of Roald Dahl classics and also one child was lucky enough to recive a replica Willy Wonka hat! We also had a competition for who had the best “Twit beard”  –  A massive thank you to Jeanette Edwards, a regular library user, for helping out and painting the children’s faces.

Our ‘Young Persons’ drama group performed adaptations from ‘The Twits’ and ‘James & the Giant Peach’.  This was an excellent perormance which saw plenty of giggles from the children and adults!


Mean Aunt Spiker & Aunt Sponge…booooo!

All in all this celebration was a fantatstic day and was organised by our librarian Lesley Farrar with volunteers from the local community. Every individual thoroughly enjoyed it and were really appreciative to Lelsey who commented; “It is important to encourage reading at an early age and make it a fun experience hence why we have been involved in the celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday.”


Shaun Francis, Alfie & Louie enjoyed the day!


Sophia & Josh meeting the Twits.. Great costumes Libby & Logan!








FREE Family Fun Day at Croxteth Park Farm

On Tuesday the 30th of August 2016 from 10:00 until 16:30 there will be a FREE family fun day at Croxteth Park Farm! The fun day, which has been organised by several local Councillors, will consist of a variety of different family friendly activities that will no doubt keep the kids occupied and entertained!

Activities on the day will include:

  • Face painting
  • Build your own scarecrow
  • Bouncy castles
  • Picnics
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Feed the animals
  • Arts and crafts sessions
  • Storytelling

The kids will also get the chance to meet the farms two local resident scarecrows, Sally and Stu! All activities on the day will be FREE of a charge.

If you have any questions regarding the fun day then you can ask them on the Croxteth Park Farm Facebook Page, or alternatively give the farm a call on 0151 233 6942.


London Metropolitan University Visit

AVCT welcomed students and staff from London Metropolitan University on Friday 26th February 2016. The group were representatives from The Society of Sociology and Community Development who came to explore aspects of Community Well-Being. Positive evaluations from the day resulted in requests for further links between AVCT and the University so we look forward to establishing networking opportunities in the near future.

Job Vacancy: Supervisor

Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd is looking to appoint an experienced Supervisor to work on the Access to Work Project: which provides supported work placements for City Region residents facing barriers to employment. It is part funded by ESF and YEI.
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Full time position: 37 hours
Full job description can be requested by emailing and applications via Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement to NSC c/o Natalie Mason, Larkin’s Farm, School Lane, Knowsley, L34 9EN. Deadline for applications is noon on 23rd February 2016.