Thursday, 24 June 2021

GTDT's Top Gun Mowing School

As St Gabriel's food garden is thundering forward it was time to send in the mower expert Pete. Pete went down to offer some training and advice to the volunteers at the newly set up food bank growing garden in the Riverside ward based at St Gabriel's Church in Yates street.

If you would like to get involved with this growing group please email your details to

Monday, 21 June 2021

Digging with Dominic

GTDT has recently signed up a new community volunteer to help out in the Riverside ward. 

Dominic is a local resident to the Bread Streets and the Herculean steps. He is an active member of the community and he has been recently helping GTDT on a number of local projects including the Phoenix pub.

Our work has recently been featured in a Liverpool Echo article, if you would like to read it please click here!

Dominic has also been busy clearing up the Herculean steps otherwise known as "The Docker Steps". These steps have a long local history and where built back in 1866 to give workers ease of access to the Herculean dock. 

The steps were closed back in 1972 and then were restored and reopened back in 1984 to give pedestrians access to now called Riverside Drive. 

Since Dominic has moved to the area he has worked at clearing the massive amount of rubbish that has accumulated inside the railing fencing and he has now started to plant up the area to make it more attractive and inviting. 

"I just hope that people will notice that the site has been cleared, cleaned and beautified and people will think twice about throwing their rubbish, it is all about behaviour change and I hope that by seeing some lovely flowers will make people think differently and not throw their rubbish"

Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Alleyways Improvements and Temporary Communal Bin Programme

This Monday and Tuesday together with Alleyways Improvements Programme Team from Liverpool City Council, we want to improve our city and to create sustainable and thriving communities where people want to live. 

This work is part of a pilot programme across Old Swan ward where introduced communal bins to this area.  The aim of this program is to undertake any necessary structural repair work to alleyways at the rear of properties and at the same time consider the way in which currently is collected waste by installing temporary on-street communal bins which the residents may have seen in neighbouring streets and elsewhere in the city. 

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Food Bank Pantry in Tiber Square

Last week we invited our lovely Roma ladies to "The Greenhouse Project Mobile Pantry" from Tiber Square to have access to perishable and non/perishable food items and other goods. We were aware that they will need our support to complete the forms to be able to access this service because of the language barrier or simple because some of them are illiterate. From now, every week on Thursday will be able to support and to stay with them from 10am to 12noon.

Sama and Batalina says "we are happy that you tell us about this food bank, thank you!"

Levanca says "For sure I will come the next weeks and for how long will be this, because we needed something like this after this difficult period with COVID-19".

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Recycle Awareness

We all know the importance of recycling materials such as plastic bottles, cardboard and paper but did you know how long it takes for a plastic bag to decompose when it reaches land fill?

Well it actually takes 500 years and longer.

Have a look at this list below some of these may shock you!