Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Sevenstreets support ABetterCrosby events

The ever inventive and informative Sevenstreets, Liverpool based website has included our Christmas events in their latest piece here-

Thanks to them for their support and long may they continue to inform and entertain us.

Crosby 365

Have a look at Crosby in a unique way,every day of the year- the brilliant idea of local photographer Andrew Hoban @hobanphoto on Twitter. Crosby 365 is a series of photographs taken of the places we pass all the time but maybe don't notice or have forgotten about.
Here's one we all know - with the "Great" in Crosby!
Day 1. Sat 26/11/11.
Every project needs a starting point. What better than one of the four corners? Here starts the next year in photos.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

David Morrissey( in conjunction with ABetterCrosby ) celebrates Christmas!

Times are hard in Crosby and elsewhere, but the spirit of Christmas - giving, community, togetherness, lives on and this year as a group of hard working residents, the committee of ABC have worked tirelessly to organise a Christmas tree for the village. We will be collecting outside Sainsbury's and near Boots on Saturday 26th November from 10am -4pm so please donate if you can
We do however need lots of help with funding and here are the details of an event organised to support the Plaza and Christmas in Crosby on Friday 2nd of December. Please try to attend one or both events and show you care about the community you live in and make it a BETTER place to live

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Art Exhibition 21st November Oh you Pretty Things Victoria Road Crosby

A group of young local artists are holding an exhibition of their work this month at Crosby's latest independent business venture Oh You Pretty Things (shop and Gallery on Victoria Road just up from the Crow's Nest pub)
It starts on Monday 21st November and is on for a month - great ideas for original Christmas presents.
Anna McGrath in the art gallery section of her gift shop in Crosby, Merseyside.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

A fairer future for Crosby

At the Council's Crosby Area Committee last night Rev'd Canon Roger Driver, Dean of Bootle, (which as a Deanery also covers Waterloo, Netherton, Seaforth and Litherland) made a proposal that Crosby should become Sefton's first FAIR TRADE TOWN.

Most people know what Fair Trade is all about, and it is hard not to agree with the idea.
If Crosby were to make the grade, and get recognition, it would a real good news story, with lots of knock on benefits, linking all sorts of community groups and schools to ideas about trade, and crucially, promoting all trade in Crosby.
What was stricking was that Rev'd Canon has identified Crosby as the place most likely to succeed in Sefton in achieving Fair Trade Status. He said Crosby already has business, such as Cafe Barista in Crosby Village, amongst many others which are Fair Trade. There is already real interest across Crosby about the issues Fair Trade address, with groups such as the Waterloo Partnership, and numerous local charites and church projects.
Taking a moment to dwell on this, Crosby has reason to be graciously proud that people perceive ours to be a community that understands and thinks about such issues beyond our doorstep. Although apparently Fair Trade also does work around fair local trade - supporting food producers in Sefton perhaps.
Rev'd Canon went to the Council meeting to get council support, which he did, and now needs community and trader support. With Crosby's population of about 50,000 people he is looking for 12 or so Fair Trade retailers and 6 Fair Trade cafes or restaurants.  If you are interested in getting involved please get in touch with him or the national Fair Trade organisation.