Street Market: A look around Granby

Before the first Street Market of 2015, a look around the streets on site. Art work painted, by the way, by Community Land Trust Chair Erika Rushton. Beautifully done. Now we're always saying the 4 Streets are 'the last 4 original streets of Granby remaining.' But actually there's another half of one near the beginning [...]

The kindness of public librarians

I've often written about public libraries but not for some time. I have been spending a lot of time in them though lately, as I've been writing a book. It's a book on the 50 year history of Liverpool Housing Trust, one of the 'Cathy Come Home' era housing associations and a place where I first [...]

Granby 4 Streets: The Market’s back!

Welcome to the Granby 4 Streets April newsletter, containing the news that the Street Market is back this Saturday, 4th April, updates on where we're all up to with all of the houses and also information about a job opportunity at the Community Land Trust. Read on! Download a full quality PDF of this newsletter containing [...]

Taking Tea with the Lord Mayor

It's not every year that your allotment neighbour is the Lord Mayor of Liverpool. But this past year that has been so. And Sarah and I were delighted to get an invitation to come into our Town Hall and visit our friend Erica as she nears the end of her term of office. Sarah's never [...]

In Leeds: Talking up the North

It will be a day of top quality glass rooves, and we'll be back to that one later. At the same time as me, others from around the North are getting on trains too. As planned, I arrive in Leeds with plenty of time for a walk round town, as you'd expect. When I was [...]

The Giant Cranes: Episode 2

Another perfect spring day for Episode 2 of the Story of Reddy, Bluey and Yellowy. This time we'll be going up on the roof of the hotel there for what we're hoping will be some spectacular crane views. But first a recap of the story so far and a look round the corner to see [...]