- Family Games Club (Term Time) - weekly every Friday 4pm - 5.30pm and a number of special themed clubs - see section 1 below for more details
- Various Adult Courses periodically - please see section 2 below for more details
- Community Food Growing Garden - Phase 1 now complete and now open with horticulture programme live - see section 3 for more details
- We run a Heritage Programme - please see section 4 below for more details
- Food Vouchers - daily service- see section 5 for more details
- Digital Hub - provides access to a computer/laptop (see opening times in Home) see section 6 below
- Information Point - open daily during daytime centre opening times - see section 7 below
- Hire out rooms and hall for use by external groups - see weekly programme in section 8
- We rent out offices to other charitable organisations and small business start ups - see section 9 below for directory
In addition to the funders named below who are supporting specific activities and for which their support is truly appreciated, our thanks also is expressed to The Pilkington Charities Fund. They have year on year made a donation to contribute to our collective charitable work. We are sincerely grateful for this support which helps makes such a difference.
Garfield Weston Foundation awarded us (Nov 2016 - Oct 2017) a small grant towards our core running costs of the Centre.
John Moores Foundation has kindly support the engagement of a part time Sessional Activity Coordinator from April 2017 for 2 years, to assist us in the delivery of our community programme, particularly the clubs and events.
See below for additional detail on the above activities:
1. FAMILY GAMES CLUB:
Our Family Games Club is held on a Friday, 4-5.30pm. Initially supported by the Eleanor Rathbone Charitable Trust in 2015; received a contribution from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation in 2016 and the John Gilpin Trust for 2017.
P H Holt Foundation and The Foyle Foundation have contributed towards supporting the club for Autumn 2017 to Autumn 2018.
The club aims to promote family cohesion and develop social skills through board and floor games. We have classic board games Cluedo, Monopoly, Jenga, Scrabble, Chess, Connect 4, Skittles, Bowls, Bingo and much much more. We have included in our club session as requested by our families, a mini session each week in our Food Growing Garden which has proved fruitful in more ways than one! To register, drop into the Centre from 4pm on a Friday, call us on 0151 727 2648 FREE.
A wonderful afternoon at our Family Games Club Jan 2018
NOTE JAN 2018 - The club is currently full but if your family would like to go on our waiting list please leave your contact details with us.
Our Family Games Club Christmas Party 2017 was held on Friday 15th Dec 2017 and was a truly "Jolly" occasion with a visit from Santa Claus and a Christmas Fairy. A big thanks to ComMutual for their kind support in funding a present for each child, a selection box, decorations, Santa suit and a buffet.
Our Family Games Club having fun outdoors for Nov 5th celebrations with sparklers and a game of tug of war to finish - children -v- parents, guess who won !!
2. ADULT COURSES HERE:
We offer directly or in partnership with other organisations various adult courses throughout the year.
ESOL COURSE STARTING FEB 2018 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Following a recent grant award from The P H Holt Foundation we are pleased to inform everyone that we will be offering 2 free 20 week ESOL courses in 2018.
Course 1 starting early Feb so to register please contact the centre by phone, email or drop in before the end of Jan. More details to follow.
COURSE 2 STARTS FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY 2018 10AM - 12 MIDDAY AT TOXTETH TOWN HALL
REGISTER NOW - SEE FLYER BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS
ESA TO JSA AND EMPLOYABILITY COURSES NOW ON
In partnership with the Adult Learning Service we are offering the following free course. FREE subject to eligibility (*Individuals who are currently in receipt of Universal Credit orJob seekers allowance - please enquire)
Job Ready/Employability Courses -
Thursdays 10am - 3pm called From ESA to JSA
Thursdays 1pm - 3pm called Over 40's Employability including elements of ESOL
Contact is on tel 0151 727 2648 or email us using the contact us page or ask your Work Coach at the DWP/Job Centre to refer you for the course or contact Adult Learning Service at Park Road Learning Centre L8.
3. COMMUNITY FOOD GROWING GARDEN:
Firstly our thanks and acknowledgment to The Tudor Trust who in 2007 provided us grant funding to acquire the land at the rear, from Liverpool City Council on a long term 114 Head Lease. A huge thank you to everybody on the community payback team and residents for all their volunteering in site clearance and preparation. Phase 1 was completed on 3rd Feb 2017 which was to create 8 raised beds, new central events lawn and wildflower area.
Thanks to P H Holt Foundation and The Foyle Foundation for recent funding which will sustain the club and its development until Oct 2018. Thanks to previous funders who awarded small grants that supported the project in 2016 - 2017: The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation; The Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust. Thanks also to the following for their in-kind contributions of materials for the site: Granby Toxteth Development Trust and Big Lottery Fund for their L8 Living Sustainable initiative
Below are some members of our Adult Gardening Club building a Floor Bed to grow root vegetables - Dec 2017
Below are some members of our Adult Gardening club planting their first Apple tree - Nov 2017 - as part of our mobile orchard in our garden.
OUR SEPTEMBER 2017 HARVEST ;)
Above are pictures of the food the Adult Gardening Club and Family Games Club members have sown, grown and harvest this year - well done everyone!
SO JOIN OUR FOOD GROWING & GARDENING CLUB - ITS FREE - PLACES LIMITED
We have 8 raised beds for food growing. We are about to create 2 new floor beds to grow root vegetables so its a great time to get involved
You can join at any time - the programme started on 03/03/2017 and will run through to end of Oct 2018 with current funding recently awarded - If you are interested in joining our FREE horticulture course please let us know.
The programme includes:
• Sowing to Growing
• Garden Management
• Harvesting food
• Site maintenance
• Plant, pest and disease control
Delivered by an experienced Horticulturist
If you’re interested, please:
Ø Call us on (0151) 727 2648
Ø Email us email@example.com
Ø Drop into Toxteth Town Hall 15 High Park Street, L8 8DX, Monday-Friday, 9 – 5pm.
Hurry, as places are limited and we have a few spaces available...
Time – every Friday 2pm – 3pm and is Free and open to any residents aged 18years and over
The aim is to enable local residents and families to grow their own food produce and develop their skills in these areas. Local residents will continue their volunteering with the ongoing development and maintenance of the new facility as well as the volunteers on the Community Payback Scheme.
NB: There is a dedicated separate weekly session for families as part of our Family Games Club - see that section and picture of the session in action below
Background pictures of the site under development
July 2016 - Feb 2017
Phase 2 development - we have involved a number of local groups i helping us design a more permanent and varied plan for longer term use. There will be options presented to the community for their input and preference. We anticipate this phase to take 12-18 months including fundraising to implement phase 2. For further information about how to get involved, please enquire. FREE
4. HERITAGE PROGRAMME -
HERITAGE OPEN DAY 2017
Our HOD was held Thursday 7th September 2017 from 10am - 4pm and was FREE
THE THEME - HERITAGE ASSETS ON DISPLAY
Two of the treasures of Toxteth’s built environment were celebrated as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days. Toxteth Town Hall Community Resource Centre and the neighbouring Toxteth Reservoir were open on Thursday 7th September, and everyone was welcome.
We were proud to host a visit from our great City's Deputy Lord Mayor Christine Banks who stayed for quite a while and thoroughly enjoyed her time here.
3 of the best local history speakers in the city delivered fantastic talks:......
L-R : Frank Carlyle, John Harrison and Ken Pye......
A big thank you to @tescos - Shelley at Tescos Superstore on Park Road L8 - was fantastic in both supporting our event on the day and for the kind donation of food for our visitors
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON OUR HERITAGE OPEN DAYS Call 0151 727 2648, follow on Twitter @toxtethtownhall, visit: www.toxtethtownhall.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- HERITAGE 2016 & 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION:
On Friday 9th September 2016 we held our 15th Annual Heritage Open Day event coupled with a celebration for our centres 150th anniversary since opening in 1866. Attendees were in 3 figures so very successful. The event was FREE to all and the Key highlights were:
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Roz Gladden cutting our 150th Anniversary cake in the main hall
Talks by reknowned Liverpool Historians Frank Carlyle and John Harrison to rapturous applause
Tours of High Park Street Reservoir next door Toxteth Town Halls vaulted ceilings basements
Exhibits included a selection of Historic photographs of Liverpool 8
The event was supported by Liverpool Mutual Homes
- HERO'S AND SHERO'S OF LIVERPOOL 8:
For our Hero's and Shero's of Liverpool 8 project was officially launched on 3rd Feb 2017 and closed for nominations on 24th MArch 2017 - please see dedicated page on this website for the latest
5. FOOD VOUCHERS:
Food vouchers are available at this Centre for those suffering hardship. Drop in and ask at reception during our public opening hours. Food vouchers are available to anyone in need.
6. DIGITAL HUB:
Residents are welcome to come in during our day time centre opening hours to use our computers/laptop, if you need access to online advice, need to communicate with an agency , search for jobs and access other information (not for recreational purposes). FREE
7. INFORMATION POINT:
Open at Reception during day time centre opening hours, enabling the public and local residents access to a broad range of information, where available, and responding to individual queries on a range of issues. FREE
8. EXTERNAL USER GROUP WEEKLY ACTIVITIES:
Updated Jan 2018 - check with centre for latest classes, fees are payable to the activities organisers unless it states FREE.
Tuesdays - African Elders luncheon and activity club held fortnightly on a Tuesday restarting as of 09/01/17 from noon - 3pm - contact Dorcas on 07952058641
Tuesdays - Memory Clinic by CCG via African Elders - fortnightly drop-in 1pm - 3pm restarting as of Tuesday 16/01/17 FREE - contact Dorcas on 07952058641
Tuesdays - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes: 5.15pm - 6pm Under 5's; 6-7pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 7-8pm 10yrs+ - Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Thursdays - Wheel Meet Again - 10am - 2pm over 50's activity class including: line dancing, pamper sessions, luncheon, and much more - Contact Lyn on 0151 708 0435 or @WheelMeetAgain or Facebook: WMA Liverpool for details on all weekly activities delivered over various sites - Prices vary depending on treatments, activities etc
Thursdays - SR Dance - Professional Dance training for children - Separate Classes: 6-7pm kids from 5yrs - 10yrs; 7-8pm 10yrs+ - Contact Sasha on 07539481545 Facebook: SRDance Instagram: @srdancetraining
Fridays - Whitechapel Centre Drop in for Tier 1 homelessness - 9:30am - 2pm FREE SERVICE
9. ORGANISATIONS CURRENTLY BASED AT TOXTETH TOWN HALL (DEC 2017)
South Liverpool CAB (Toxteth Branch)
Providing a wide range of advice to residents – Drop-in days Wed and Fri 9.30-2pm, appointments on other days.
Senior contact: Karen Carfoot Karen.Carfoot@southliverpoolcab.org.uk
National Energy Advice
NEA aims to eradicate fuel poverty and campaigns for greater investment in energy efficiency to help those who are poor and vulnerable.
Main contact Jimmy Pugh Jimmy.Pugh@nea.org.uk
A charity set up with the specific remit to address the needs of the refugee communities and integration the arts in Merseyside. They offer a range of support, services, and activities and are the lead for Festival 31.
Main contact Adele Spiers email@example.com
Family Refugee Support Project
Offers a range of support services for asylum seeking and refugee families living in Merseyside. FRSP offers therapy and counseling, activities outdoors with a horticulturist, tailored support for benefits, education, social issues etc.
Main contact Jennie Geddes firstname.lastname@example.org
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan house a clothes bank on site. These clothes are collected from public appeals and donated to patients suffering from cancer. A small proportion of their items can be donated to other people suffering hardship.
Main contact: Jane Rigney JRigney@macmillan.org.uk
Healthiness Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation “providing everybody the opportunity to be healthy”. We achieve this by providing physical activity and health and wellbeing education aimed at vulnerable people.
Main contact: Susannah Arrowsmith Susannah@healthinessltd.co.uk
Graphic Design small business providing a range of affordable products to companies, charities and private clients.
Main contact: Thomas Regan Thomasregan@live.co.uk