Posted by Neil on Monday, 27 October 2014 at 15:18:24
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Interview, Landmarks
Visitors to the centre of Lymm have a new reason to get the most out of the visit. Lymm Parish Council has launched a new Guide to Lymm.
It contains a brief history of the village, a description of its main features and details of the festivals and events that are held each year. The 12 page booklet has been compiled by last year’s parish council chairman, Councillor Ian Marks.
Clr Marks said: “Lymm has a great deal to offer visitors and I felt we needed a booklet that brought it all together. "Its main purpose is to attract people to visit our village or to encourage people already here to stay for longer.
"The more people who visit and the longer they stay, the more likely they are to spend money and benefit our local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. "I hope it will also serve as a handy reference for local people who want to know more about our village.
"My thanks to the Local History Society for providing source documents for some of the material, to the local Photographic Society for some of the photographs, to Lymm Life for printing and to everyone else who has contributed in some way.”
This year’s chairman, Clr Kath Buckley added, “l am delighted to promote this informative guide to Lymm and its history. I have found out some interesting and intriguing information about the village that l live in.”
Copies of the Guide will be put in outlets in Lymm where visitors are likely to go and in locations outside the village to tempt them to come to the village. Shortly it will also be available to download from the parish council’s website.
Meanwhile a further boost to tourism could come in the form of a proposed new information and heritage centre. A working party has been set up to look at the viability of a heritage centre in Lymm and see if grant funding would be available to make it happen.
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Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 14:31:43
Filed under: Charity, Fundraising
Hearing about the horrors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh was the moment a former Priestley College realised urgent changes are needed in the fashion industry.
Charlotte Instone, from Lymm, watched the TV with shock as the media reported on the more than 1,130 garment workers who were crushed to death under eight stories of concrete when the building collapsed in 2013. The 20-year-old said: "I was inspired to become involved in ethical fashion when I saw the atrocities that happened with Rana Plaza.
"It horrified me that things I am buying on the high street, people are losing their lives for, children and girls my age. We need to start understanding that as consumers, our choices matter."
Determined to make a difference, Charlotte, who is in her third year at London College of Fashion studying buying and merchandising, has organised two fashion shows in the capital to raise awareness of the very best of ethical fashion.
The aim of the event was to educate people into what they are buying on the high street, to encourage change and to raise money to help poverty stricken countries.
She said: "If we were to start buying the one per cent fair trade cotton on the high street, it would create demand and retailers would start supplying ethical alternatives. I wanted to let others know about what they can do and where they can shop to make a difference."
Although Charlotte has no plans to organise another ethical fashion show in the near future, her mission to bring radical changes is still ongoing.
She said: "The whole aim is now to move the story on and equip people with why and what it looks like to shop ethically. I will be running a conference at the end of the year, with visionary expert speakers from around the UK and US.
"I am working on a business start-up at the moment that I will be launching when I graduate. It will allow consumers to shop ethically, without having to compromise on price or style."
Charlotte's Priestley textiles tutor Emma Lingard added: “Charlotte impressed us all at Priestley and it is no surprise that she has gone on to make a real difference."
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 at 10:36:32
Filed under: Announcements, Sports, Crime
A con woman who stole £20,000 from Lymm children's football team has been jailed after trying to get job as teacher. A fraudster who ripped off a junior football team in Lymm has been jailed after forging a security check to try and get a job in education.
Sheryl Ingham - also known as Cheryl Lee - attempted to change a letter that alerted recruiters at a teaching agency in Leeds to a criminal conviction.
That conviction related to an appearance at Warrington Crown Court in September last year, when Ingham admitted stealing more than £21,969.55 from Lymm Piranhas Junior Football Club. As voluntary treasurer, the defendant paid 29 cheques from the club into her own bank account.
Ingham, then using the surname Lee, was given a prison sentence of 16 months, suspended for two years, by Judge Nicholas Woodward. Despite the conviction, Ingham, aged 39, of Suffield Road, Gildersome, tried to gain employment with Celsian Education, in May this year.
Subsequent checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service - formerly known as a CRB check - flagged up Ingham was subject to a suspended sentence. A certificate confirming the security alert was sent by the DBS to Ingham, who was obliged to present it to the prospective employer.
However, West Yorkshire Police confirmed she tried to doctor the certificate, and continued trying to gain a job working with children. The defendant eventually handed herself into police on July 4 after the forgery was discovered. Ms Ingham was jailed for 16 months at Leeds Crown Court on September 2, this year. She pleaded guilty to the use of a false instrument with intent to be accepted as genuine.
Article Courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: jail, con, football