Support The NHS tonight

Dear Residents

After the unprecedented moment of national unity last week when we all showed our appreciation for our amazing NHS staff who continue to fight this virus on the front line, we can all come together tonight and do it all over again …. but this time even louder!!!

They are standing by us and tonight as a small gesture we are being asked to show our appreciation with “the big clap” at 8 pm.

We hope people will take part from their balconies. If you do come outside to clap please remember to stay 2m apart from other residents not in your household.

Stay safe and best wishes
CQ Board

COVID-19 Update

Dear Residents

We know people will be concerned by the current situation with Covid19.

The Board are currently expediting options to increase the cleaning regimes and include more regular disinfectant cleaning of key contact points in communal areas, such as door handles, stair rails etc. Or the addition of hand sanitizer within communal areas.

However we advise all residents to ensure they wash or sanitise their hands following contact with communal features in line with advice from HMG.

Residents who may be in the vulnerable categories that HMG have outlined, are advised to consider self isolation in the coming weeks – clearly having taken further and appropriate medical advice.

If you would like to email we can look at how we can support you during any such period.

We love City Quay as much as you do and we will do all we can to make City Quay a safe, healthy and vibrant community to live in.

Kindest regards
The Board of City Quay

AGM – Complete details

All AGM communications have now been sent by email or post.

If Berkeley Shaw had an email address on file then it would have been sent to you there. For those without email and living at City Quay, the letter put through letterbox. The rest were sent using regular post.

If you have not yet received it then please download the documents listed below or contact Berkeley Shaw on 0151 924 6000

We look forward to seeing you all on the 29th.

AGM Venue change

With the original venue being unable to support the anticipated capacity, the venue has been moved to The Racquet Club, The Hargreaves Building, 5 Chapel Street, Liverpool, L3 9AG

Apologies for the inconvenience. Accounts and proxy voting forms will be sent out on Monday.

Merry Christmas

The maintenance team will be on-site everyday except for Christmas Day. So, they will be in Boxing Day to make sure the site is clean (especially bins) after all the present giving.

If you need to report any problems then please create a ticket on or send an email to

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

New Board Members Welcome

Two board members who have served City Quay for over 18 months have recently resigned, Audrey McCurley and Gianfranco Bucuzzi. It is very sad to see them go but as always in life, things change.

A board works best where there is a diverse range of ideas and opinions. The door has always been open to new members but we are now appealing for some fresh faces to bring along their own ideas and expertise to improve life for everyone at City Quay.

If you are interested, please drop a mail to

About her departure, Mrs McCurley said “It has been a pleasure being a part of the City Quay Board and I am proud of all we have accomplished in the past couple of years.”

Mr Bucuzzi added “The useful experiences and great challenges I have gained during my tenure has been beneficial to me, and I am fully grateful for the opportunity to serve the company and the residents of City Quay.”


Please be advised that arrangements have been made for the cleaning of all of the gutters along side the Casemates, starting 17th July 2019.

We would like to advise residents and their visitors who are parking their vehicles outside the Casemates, in this NON PARKING, area to please park in your allocated or visitors parking bays.

Please be aware that their will be falling debris from the gutters while this work is undertaken. City Quay will not be responsible for any vehicles damaged due to falling debris. Failure to adhere to our notice will hold up all our work and intentions and if necessary we can and will enforce a parking fine.

We will have cones and tape outside the Casemates to block off access.

Thank you for your cooperation and attention to this. If you have any questions regarding this project please consult with our site manager. James Roche.

Many Thanks

Mandarin Ducks enrapture City Quay residents

This morning residents observed two Mandarin Ducks. The Ducks were spotted last year on the City Quay lake but no one captured the picture.

We stood and watch the majestic creatures with its dazzling plumage, gorgeous and striking beak. It’s beak sets them apart from your average mallard and inspired its nickname ,”hot duck”.

The Mandarin duck is known to be one of the most beautiful ducks in the world. It is one of the few living creatures who don’t cause any environmental problems. In China and Korea, they symbolize faithfulness because they are monogamous birds, meaning they mate for life. That is why every bride receives a pair on her wedding day. The ducks have been spotted on our lake for the last couple of mornings: it makes you feel like a child again just looking.

The Mandarin Ducks were spotted in Sefton Park in January and originates over 4,500 miles away in China.

I hope everyone in their lifetime gets to see a Mandarin Duck – such an uplifting sight. Just remember one thing: if someone offers you a Mandarin Duck dish, don’t eat it, because it’s great to look at, but not to eat!

Article by Audrey McCurley
Pictures captured by James Roche.