A booklet designed for Older people or those who are self isolating at home during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are some good tips around what you need to do, keeping your mind well and active, moving more and exercise, keeping nourished at home along with lot’s of useful numbers.
Due to the current COVID 19 situation we are aware that the Prescot Community Recognition Awards have not been at the forefront of anyone’s mind. The closing date for nominations was the end of April although we have decided to extend this until 30th June 2020.
As you will know the Town Council hold an awards evening every year to celebrate the winning nominees, due to the current social distancing restrictions this is unable to take place at the moment but we hope to hold the evening in the future when it is safe to do so.
For further information on the awards along with previous winners and how to make a nomination click on the link below.
The Mayor of Prescot is pleased to announce the winners of the Prescot Rainbow Trail Competition and provide you with Prescot’s Virtual Rainbow Trail.
We have made a video virtual rainbow trail of all the entries we received, turn up your sound and enjoy the wonderful decorations of the homes in Prescot from the safety of your own home. To see the virtual trail click here Prescot Virtual Rainbow Trail
Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you to all those who entered the competition.
1st Prize – Willow – Age 2
2nd Prize – Darcie – Age 11
3rd Prize – Thomas – Age 9
Prescot Festival Offers Literary Challenge during the Lockdown
With gatherings and events being postponed nationwide at the moment, a Merseyside town has decided that one aspect of its summer arts festival can go ahead as planned—lockdown or no lockdown.
Organisers of the Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts will press on with their annual Short Story Competition, and have announced that ‘Dreams’ will be this year’s theme, opening a world of creative possibilities to prospective authors.
Now in its ninth year, the writing contest offers a £100 prize for the winner. Previous winning entries have included tales of wedded bliss gone awry, a whimsical wheelbarrow race with an elderly relative, and a haunting encounter at Lime Street Station.
The contest is open to all unpublished fiction writers in the six boroughs of Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Halton, Wirral and Liverpool. There’s a 1,000 upper word limit but no minimum wordcount.
In a change to previous years’ requirements, submissions are invited via email rather than by post. The deadline is Friday 29 May 2020. The full rules are online at www.prescotfestival.co.uk.
The Prescot Festival of Music & the Arts was founded in 2005 in the historic Lancashire town of Prescot, Merseyside. The organisers continue to keep festival audiences up-to-date and occasionally entertained through their official website, www.prescotfestival.co.uk, and their Facebook and Twitter pages.
Full rules are below:
2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition
Stuck at home and feeling imaginative?
Put pen to paper and write a short story of up to 1,000 words for the 2020 Prescot Festival Short Story Competition. As always, a prize of £100 will go to the winning author.
The theme for this year’s contest is DREAMS. We’ve created a word cloud to inspire you. You don’t have to follow the theme slavishly—it’s a jumping-off point for your imagination, and you can interpret it figuratively or literally. Scroll down for the full rules (and please read carefully – we are doing things a little differently this year).
For all Knowsley residents here is a link to all the latest information you need to know from Knowsley Council about the Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Anyone needing support can call freephone on 0800 073 0043 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday & 10am to 2pm at weekends.
Prescot Town Council are developing a temporary support scheme for those who have taken the decision to self isolate and are in need of basic provisions as a result of doing so.
The decision to introduce this scheme has only been taken in the last couple of days so at present we do not have a great deal of stocks and therefore we will seek support from our local community.
Donations of tinned foods such as beans, soups, tomato’s, tuna and any other veg along with pasta, rice would be very welcome.
Obviously there remains a need for social distancing therefore if you would complete the form below and return it via email we can arrange a time to have food donated to the Town Hall which will then be dropped off to those in isolation.
Following Government guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID 19) around avoidance of large gatherings and social distancing it is with deep regret that we must inform you that Prescot Town Hall will be closed to the Public with effect from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice.
Following Government guidelines on Coronavirus (COVID 19) around avoidance of large gatherings and social distancing it is with deep regret that we must inform you of Prescot Town Council’s decision to cancel this year’s Prescot Carnival which was due to take place on Sunday 28th June 2020.
Given the current Government advice there are no plans to re-schedule this year’s event.
Join us for a film screening of “Shakespeare in Love” taking place during the Prescot Elizabethan Fayre on Saturday 2nd May 2020 at 7.30pm inside the beautiful setting of Prescot Parish Church.
The screening of the film “Shakespeare in Love” will be a special and memorable occasion for all our Elizabethan Fayre visitors and we thought it would be a lovely way to end the day’s celebrations and showcase the magnificent church; Prescot Parish Church, dedicated to St Mary the Blessed Virgin, and recorded in the National Heritage list for England as a designated Grade I listed building with beautiful décor.
The film will begin at 7.30pm and we ask all audience members to arrive at 7pm for refreshments served by our very own Queen Elizabeth I & Sir Walter Raleigh. Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first come first served basis. There are several ways you can purchase tickets please see below:
- Ticket Price: £5 including refreshment
- You can pop in and collect tickets from any of the venues below:
- Prescot Registrars, located on High Street, between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday
- Poco Bar and Café, located on Eccleston Street between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday (we ask you to be patient if buying tickets from this venue as there may be a queue)
- Jessie and Co, located on Leyland Street between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday
- You can purchase tickets on Event Brite please be aware there is add on fee if using this method. The link is: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/knowsley-culture-development-amp-events-service-18070476034
- Or call 0151 443 5749 and reserve your ticket.