World Car Free Day

Stalls, Music, Games, Walks

Vehicles will be blocked from travelling along a key Liverpool road, the area that will be kept free of vehicles will stretch from the Rose Garden through to the Lock-Up – with buses set to be diverted around the closed-off area.

Ever since the first vehicle rolled onto the streets in 1886, the world has had a love-hate relationship with the motor car. Today, with over one billion motor vehicles on the roads around the globe, it sometimes seems as if we cannot escape the pollution, noise and danger that they produce.

One day a year is set aside to try and avoiding using cars and cycling, walking or using public transport instead. Car Free Day aims to take the heat off the planet for just one day by encouraging people to be less dependent on their cars and try alternatives.

Why not take action locally and avoid using your car!

Wavertree are holding a great Wavertree bake off on this day! Bring you cake to be crowned champion!

 

Clean Air Day: Liverpool

Air pollution is something which affects each and every one of us. Together, we can raise the profile of the effects of air pollution has on our health and what we can do about it.

Join us on Clean Air Day as we bring together stakeholders from Liverpool and the wider region to discuss how clinicians, members of the public and stakeholders can work together to improve the quality of the air we all breathe.

Programme

The event will be opened by the Mayor of Liverpool (Joe Anderson OBE) followed by a panel discussion including Professor Stephen Holgate (Royal College of Physicians’ special adviser on air quality), Larissa Lockwood (head of health and air quality at global action plan) and Colleen Martin (Assistant Director- Supporting Communities at Liverpool City Council).

The panel discussion will be followed by informal discussions between participants on the key actions we can all take. We’ll also be joined by members of the British Lung Foundation’s & Client Earth’s Clean Air Parents’ Network.

This event will seek to create a range of actions that together will help improve air quality in Liverpool.

*Light refreshments will be provided*

Book your place here:

https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/events/every-breath-we-take-where-next-liverpool

Zero Emissions Day

Join the Global 24 Hour Moratorium on the use of Fossil Fuels!

The guidelines for Zero Emissions day are simple:

  1. Don’t use or burn oil, gas or coal.
  2. Minimise, or ideally eliminate your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels.
  3. Do your best, have fun and enjoy the day!

It is up to us to take care of our planet at this point. When you’re driving something this large, you have to stop every now and then and reflect on what’s working and what is not working to get you where you really want to be!

Zero Emissions Day provides just that opportunity to benefit everything and everyone on our planet.

Year of Environment Sefton Celebration

Sefton Council’s Green team will be working with the Southport Eco-Centre to stage the 2019 Year of Environment Celebration.

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust will be on hand to promote the iNaturalist app and Greenspace Challenge.
  • Edge Hill University are bringing a number of exhibits highlighting coastal change on the Sefton Dune System.
  • Green Sefton will be leading walks into the neighbouring Queen’s Jubilee Nature Trail, home to Natterjack Toads, Sand Lizards and Rare Plant Species.
  • Interactive Exhibits for Children, highlighting the Green approach to transport, water and power will be available in the classroom.
  • Who can resist the challenge of ‘Down the Drain’ giant board game, the Recycling Dance Mat or the Fun Room?

*We have a number of spaces for stands, and can provide chairs and tables if needed* Contact John Dempsey on 01519342961 for more information*

 

OVO Energy Tour Series

Wirral is set for cycling fever in 2019 as the incredible OVO Energy Tour Series and Tour of Britain come to the borough for the very first time!

The team-based OVO Energy Tour Series brings together the best in British professional male and female cyclists. See the riders including 14-time Paralympic gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey and three-time Olympic gold medallist Ed Clancy in action and up-close as they race around a 1.3km circuit of historic Hamilton Square and surrounding area at speeds of up to 60kmph.

During the daytime Hamilton Square will play host to cycling-themed activities and events for everyone to enjoy, before the professional women’s and men’s races in the early evening, with highlights of both shown on ITV4 on Thursday 23 May.

Event schedule

11.30am Activities Start

1pm Schools Activity

3.15pm Amateur Race

5.30pm Elite Women’s Race

7pm Elite Men’s Race

8.30pm Podium Celebrations