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Hi Everyone, everyone at “Fotographic Images” would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year, along with plenty of  “Clickin”.

Elk and Faun

Elk and Faun

Askrigg Waterfalls

Barn Owl with Prey, a mouse.

Barn Owl with Prey, a mouse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I for one and for personal reasons, will be very pleased to see the back of 2016 and will welcome in 2017 with open hands. l am really looking forward to 2017 and getting out there with my gear, irrespective of the weather conditions or location.

Here are some of the points included in my plans for this year and will most certainly and drastically increase the time spent in all three areas:

(1)  Research and plan visiting some new locations and some of which l may not have visited for quite long periods of time.

(2)  To enjoy my increased photography, whilst at the same time taking in everything around me from the natural world.

(3)  To increase my time spent in my studio creating my new “Fine Art/Still Life” photography.

(4)  Increase my “Post Production” turnaround times to producing finished images.

(5)  Dispatch finished images to the “stock agencies” that l am registered with.

All in all l intend to have a sensibly planned, productive and very happy 2017.

Latest News On Rainhill Green Belt Campaign

The loss of “Green Belt and Open Green Spaces” through the development of private and commercial dwellings will jeopardise our lives in so many ways.15554658_10154792075064414_1728974017_n

If you are interested in supporting the group of campaigners against loosing three green belt sites in Rainhill, please visit the groups “Face Book” page;

“Residents Against The Development Of Green Belt Land – Rainhill

There are three large areas of concern in Rainhill are “Eccleston Park Golf Club” which is in immediate threat, followed by “Hanger Bridge Farm” and land off ‘Mill Lane and adjacent to Hall Lane” (behind Briars Hey). The later two sites have been allocated into phase two.

Golf is an extremly popular hobby for male and female, young and old.

Golf is an extremly popular hobby for male and female, young and old.

To date the group have achieved the following, but we still drastically need your help.

Ok here goes…..

Steering Group….
The first meeting is on Monday evening 9th January in the Manor Farm 7pm upstairs.

Flyers and Posters….
Carols army of volunteers are already on the go, out there delivering the flyers and posters. The posters are primarily for businesses to display as well as to be displayed along major traffic routes.
Carol who is co-ordinating this has displayed her contact details are on the Facebook page.

Awareness days start on Saturday starting 14th January…..

We will be meeting in the village at around 9am, by the Victoria public house with posters, flyers and giving general information to people shopping and generally milling about the village.

A public walk is on Sunday 22nd January…..

We will be starting from Ryder Court on the golf course and ending at the Manor Farm public house.
Meeting at 12.30 for a 1pm start.
Likelihood is we’ll safety marshall it ourselves so I’m looking for a few volunteers and a few high viz vests?????
Be careful NOT to say it starts at Eccleston Park Golf Club because Richard the Manager can’t actually allow us but “if you start at Ryder Court there’s nothing crown can do to stop that” so Ryder Court it is then and Sean and Sue Gough at number 23 are in agreement with this. (we spoke to Sean today in his business at the Blind shop in the village)
I’m still trying to contact Paul Wise PCSO to see what involvement he can offer from the police because an old colleague of mine confirmed it will only be a PCSO that we’ll get if we get any support from a police patrol because of the staffing levels.
If any if you see Paul about the village please feel free to approach him as a member of the steering group to let him know about the walk on 22nd.

Petition…..

Wow! It’s just took off big time so please keep sharing that but emphasise it is NOT in place of letters and the letters of objection must be in by midday of the 30th January.

Crowdfunding…..
We cannot emphasise enough just how much we need financial help, we don’t want to sound like Bob Geldof, but the reality is we do need money to fight this battle. The money will pay for room hire, the printing of the flyers and posters, and our Independent Advisor who we’ll talk a bit more about in the future. However in the meantime he is working away on scrutinising the framework documents that would leave the majority of us glassy eyed with boredom. (however this may not include Joanne who’s been like Miss Marple, digging up all the planning clauses )
Anyway top and bottom is we need monetary support so please share the crowd funding link.

Media….
John is giving an interview to BBC on Tuesday, freelancers are kicking around interested too and basically we’ll use every avenue open to us, to push the campaign and get additional coverage, just let me know via my contact page

Please get your objections in to the address below, by midday on the 29th January 2017. Alternatively we will be announcing a collection point in the village, or you can always drop your objection through my letterbox, 146 Two Butt Lane, Rainhill, L35 8PT The town hall address is “The Consultation Team” St Helens Council, St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside.

Eccleston Park Golf Club

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Golf-membership

WeddingsGolf-daysEccleston Park Golf Club (EPGC) has plenty to offer. Are you having a celebration, a family gathering, a corporate event or a meeting, “EPGC” can offer all and more besides. They not only offer but fulfil without question, many options, facilities, quality and a fantastic staff.

Why not visit the clubs next “wedding day” on

Whatever your requirements why not give them a call and try them out on 0151-493-0033. Give it a try!!!

Come see the Stephenson Suite all dressed up for a wedding breakfast and civil ceremony service and meet some of our trusted suppliers.

 

 

Wedding Open Evening – Wednesday, 22 February 2017 6pm – 8pm

The Photography Show 2017

Next years “Photography Show” 2017 at the NEC Birmingham is now in full flow of being organised. The dates 18-22nd March 2017 are now set in stone and being publicised in many new places, as well as the regular ones.

To date there are in excess of 260 exhibitors already booked, why not visit the site for yourself. Their website is www.photographyshow.com

Perhaps see you there.

Keep on Clickin.

John

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