- Mandarin Ducks enrapture City Quay residents 01/05/2019
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.
- City Quay Water 05/01/2019
Just to update those residents who are experiencing discoloured water from their taps, United Utilities are aware of the situation and are treating it as a priority.
Further updates will appear when available.
- Bin Sheds – November 2018 13/11/2018
This is a plea to City Quay residents.
Can you please be more diligent In the disposal of your waste. If the bins in a bin shed are full, could you please walk along to the nearest bin shed and dispose of your waste properly.
It is surprising how we do not seem to understand that our convenience is ending up in excess cost and health hazard to our residents. In addition to the risk of any injuries from split stuff like broken plastic or glass that our maintenance team have to deal with.
James and his team had to spend time clearing and cleaning the above shed yesterday. Time they should been spending on more urgent matters.
We need to make sure we know proper disposal rules and put our trash in the correct bins. Please flatten boxes before dumping and keep our bin lids shut.
Residents need to take the initiative to correct others when they see improper disposal. Warnings will be issued to residents who are found to dispose wrongly and fines will be issued when caught recurrently.
We must keep our surroundings neat and clean to help us live healthy and better lives and for the betterment of City Quay.
- CQ Budget 2018-19 28/09/2018
If you have a keen interest in City Quay’s finances, love numbers or you are just having trouble sleeping, then please take a look at our 2018-19 budget.
If you have any questions, then click the contact link on the menu.
- City Quay Gardens Update 21/09/2018
Earlier this week, the Site Maintenance Team started a new project of restoring the lawns across City Quay. After years without treatment they have become heavily compacted and riddled with moss and weeds.
The process involves lawn scarification, the application of weed killer & lawn food, over-seeding followed by hollow tine aeration once the grass has started to develop.
During this time we ask that everyone refrains from walking across treated areas to help recovery. Dog walkers are advised to walk in the meadow at the front of the site along Riverside Drive.
- Dockers Steps Mural 17/09/2018
Meet the artist: Alan Murray.
The mural was painted in 2008 to coincide with Liverpool being chosen to be The European Capital of Culture. Now he is restoring it and making a few changes.
This is the before shot and the progress so far – can’t wait to see the end result.
It’s Incredible and what a fantastic artist. Our work has paid off twisting the councils arm to re-do this work 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
Hee is a bit more info about the artist.
- AGM Vote 2018 Result 11/09/2018
Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM yesterday evening. The votes are in and I am pleased to say that the whole Board has been re-elected.
The votes to move forward with annually audited accounts and to retrospectively audit past accounts were also in the affirmative.
Again, thank you for all who voted. We really appreciate your support and trust.
This post will be updated to include the minutes when they become available.
If you have questions regarding the AGM, then please get in touch with Malcolm Bailey at Berkeley Shaw: firstname.lastname@example.org
- £12,500 refund from British Gas 31/08/2018
- Another one to cross of the list 21/08/2018
- CQ Report 2017/18 17/08/2018
The City Quay Annual Report is now on it’s way via email and snail mail, along with voting and nomination forms.
If you can’t make the AGM on the 10th September, then please use this opportunity to vote beforehand or appoint a proxy.
The report is available to download here.
You can also go to our dedicated AGM page for updates.