Liverpool City Council has a proposal to sell 9 acres of green space on the east of Sefton Park on Park Avenue.
This land is not technically part of the Grade 2 listed park but it is classified as Green Space and within the Sefton Park Conservation Area. It has never been built on.
Despite being close to a large park land is well used by local people, the scouts, student groups, and is appreciated by people who live close by and drive past.
It's not clear why the council wants to sell the land - sometimes they say they need the money for ongoing repairs to roads, sometimes they say they want to build a permanent stage inside the park, sometimes they say they want to improve running track. None of these ideas have been written down, costed, or discussed with any of the local neighbourhood groups.
This land is an important buffer to the wild area just over the road in Sefton park. This is an important resource for small animals and wild flowers which was recognised in the recent large Heritage Lottery bid which paid for many of the renovations to the park.
You can download the council's proposals here.
The Council Cabinet have approved the plan to sell - but it now has to go the Regeneration Committee meeting in the Town Hall on Thursday 4th April.
Please will you help the campaign by..
- Writing to the Mayor email@example.com and to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration firstname.lastname@example.org
- Signing the online petition (This is on the council website and you might have to register)
- Printing off and putting up this poster
- Joining us at a Mass Picnic on Easter Monday 1st April at 2:30pm on the fields
- Joining us outside the Regeneration Committee meeting at the Town Hall on Thursday 4th April. We are meeting at 4:30pm. You will probably be able to go in and observe the meeting.
- Coming to a Public Meeting on April 16th at Greenbank Academy, Greenbank Lane at 7pm.