All posts tagged "volunteering"

  • Whiston Library Shuts, Will Re-open April, May

    Whiston Library opens for the last time today, Friday 28 March, to be relaunched in a few weeks’ time as Whiston Library & Community Hub. Under pressure of budget cuts, Knowsley Council voted to close the library...

    • Posted March 28, 2014
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  • Prescot Community Award Winners Revealed

    An appreciative crowd gathered at Prescot Shopping Centre earlier this month to find out the winners of the first ever Prescot Community Awards. The centre launched the awards in partnership with Prescot Online to honour Prescot’s unsung...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • If We Don’t Act, We Lose Whiston Library

    On 1 April 2014, Whiston Library will close – unless you and I commit the time and effort to keep it open for ourselves and future generations. There’s a time for bemoaning the devastating budget cuts that...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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  • Do You Know a Prescot Community Champion? Nominate Here!

    Do you know a community champion? Someone with a heart of gold? Someone who’s gone the extra mile to do something special for you and your local community? Someone who’s inspired you and others in Prescot? It’s...

    • Posted February 1, 2014
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  • Whiston Library Looking for Community Support

    A group set up to save Whiston Library from closure is looking for community support at a meeting this Thursday. Our Whiston Library, AKA OWL, invites everyone to the public gathering at Robert Foulkes Centre, Cook Street...

    • Posted January 27, 2014
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  • Volunteers Step up to Save Whiston Library

    Thirty volunteers have written to Knowsley Council today, 30 October, to propose taking over the ownership and management of Whiston Library. Knowsley’s councillors voted unanimously...

    • Posted October 30, 2013
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  • Save Whiston Library: Blog

    (Most recent news is at the top of this page. Scroll down to add comments and discuss the issues.) 30 Oct. The campaign to keep Whiston Library open for the community now has a Facebook page. 28 Oct. We...

    • Posted October 16, 2013
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  • Prescot Boys’ Rapid Fundraiser for Adoption Charity

    A proud dad from Prescot will be battling white water rapids for three hours to raise money for an adoption charity. Jamie Carman, an adoptive father of two boys (pictured), is joining fourteen of his friends and...

    • Posted September 20, 2013
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  • Save Whiston Library? It’s Time to Act

    Whiston Library is under threat. In Knowsley Council’s words, it’s being “transferred to community ownership and use.” For the people of Whiston, however, that means something more like, “Find a way to run the library yourselves, or...

    • Posted September 19, 2013
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  • Prescot Cemetery Clean-up Begins

    Over two dozen volunteers spent their Sunday afternoon cleaning up Prescot Cemetery. Members of the Friends of Prescot Cemetery picked up litter, pulled weeds, swept walkways and removed dead flowers, pausing occasionally for a well-earned cuppa. They...

    • Posted September 9, 2013
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