Have your say on green and open spaces

Image of the new Bankfield Park

A series of meetings is about to start to give local people and organisations the opportunity to express the views about the future of Liverpool’s green and open spaces.

They have been organised by the newly-established Strategic Green and Open Space Review Board which has been set up by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, to look at the future of the city’s green and open spaces.

The Board is chaired by actor, TV presenter and environmentalist Simon O’Brien who, along with other board members, will engage with the public and any business or organisation with an interest in open spaces.

Simon said; “We know Liverpool people are passionate about their parks, play areas and other green and open spaces and we want them to have their say about their future,

“We are on the lookout for ideas and suggestions which will help us to advise the city on how to preserve the long term future of some of the region’s most cherished spaces at a time when there is dwindling resources.

“This is not just an issue which affects Liverpool. With pressure on the public finances of every town and city throughout the region and across the country there will be a lot of interest in Liverpool as we gather evidence and grapple with this hot topic.

“I would urge people to come to the meetings and let us have their views and ideas- they could well influence how green and open spaces develop in the years to come.” 

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10 March (6.30pm to 8pm) at the Southern Neighbourhood Council, Upper Mann Street, Liverpool 8.

Future meetings are as follows:

Thursday 12 March (6.30 to 8pm) Porchfield Community Centre, Porchfield Close, Liverpool 11

Saturday 14 March (10.30am to midday) Wavertree Athletics Centre, Wellington Road, Liverpool 15

Tuesday 17 March (6.30pm to 8pm): Community Centre, Formosa Drive, Liverpool 10

Friday 20 March (6.30pm to 8pm) Merseyside Police Support and Social Association, Riversdale Road, Liverpool 19

Saturday 21 March (10.30am to midday) Kensington Fields Community Centre, Hall Lane, Liverpool 7

Tuesday 24 March (6.30pm to 8pm) Garston Urban Village Hall, Banks Road, Liverpool 19

Wednesday 25 March (6.30pm to 8pm) Croxteth Hall, Liverpool 11

Thursday 26 March (6.30pm to 8pm) Kirkdale Neighbourhood Centre, Liverpool 5

Saturday 28 March (10.30am to midday) St James Church Hall, Liverpool 25.

Further information about the Board and its work is available at liverpool.gov.uk/greenandopenspaces