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 www.croxtethfarmgrotto.co.uk

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!

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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.”

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Shaun Francis, Alfie & Louie enjoyed the day!

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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 natalie.mason@nscliverpool.co.uk 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.

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Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant

Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant
Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd is looking to appoint an experienced Finance Assistant 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: £20,000 per annum
Full time position: 37 hours
Full job description can be requested by emailing natalie.mason@nscliverpool.co.uk 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.

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Alt Valley Announce the Takeover of Ellergreen Community Centre

Alt Valley Community Trust are pleased to announce the takeover of Ellergreen Community Centre.

The centre which is built in the heart of Norris Green was opened as a multiuse Community Centre in April 2000. It was until recent years a hive of activity offering a range of services. Unfortunately due to cuts in funding and service reviews the centre was no longer sustainable and was facing closure. Alt Valley Community Trust were approached by Liverpool City Council and asked to take over the running of the centre, as we have a successful track record of taking over and turning round other centres that were up for closure. The transfer was completed on the 18th January 2016.

The centre is currently home to a number of organisations including Ellergreen Nursery and Early Years Centre (preschool nursery for children 3 to 5 years), Ellergreen Out of School and Creche, Kinship Carers, Norris Green Community Alliance and Ellergreen Young Peoples Project.

Sharon Lee, Centre Manager says; “It’s Alt Valley’s aim to bring Ellergreen back to life and make it into a real Community Hub where residents of all ages will be welcome to come along, join in activities and have a real sense of belonging. Our staff have been working hard over the past few months building relationships with existing tenants and supporting them in any way that we can.”

Alt Valley will relaunch the Ellergreen Community Centre on 18th February 2016 11am – 3pm. There will be a number of organisations in attendance on the day offering a wealth of information and services for all. The event is an open door event and everybody will receive a warm and friendly welcome, so why not pop along and find out what’s going on in your community.

Watch this space for more news about our brilliant new centre!

Amsterdam University Visit

Amsterdam University conducted a study visit to Alt Valley Community Trust on Tuesday 26th January and it was a huge success! The department of Applied Sciences is conducting a research project into regenerating local areas in Amsterdam and wanted to learn from similar projects in Liverpool. They left feeling energised and inspired and enjoyed their time visiting The Communiversity, Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre, Dovecot MAC and Ellergreen Community Centre. Danielle Forman Assistant Chief Executive commented “We were really pleased Amsterdam University contacted AVCT to arrange a visit and learn more about our model to help revitalise local communities.”

Library Opening Hours

AVCT will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 24th December until Monday 4th January. However on Wednesday 30th December the library at Croxteth and Dovecot MAC will be open. Opening hours are 10am – 1pm.

Stonedale’s Winter Wonderland

Following the success of Jude the Giant last year – Jude is back as Mrs Claus at ‘Stonedale’s Winter Wonderland’ on Friday 11th December from 4pm. This is a FREE community event with plenty of activities for all the family! Santa will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit the event & each child attending will receive a selection box. Like last year the event is sure to be an unforgettable evening!