£2M Anfield environment programme completes

Mayor with Anfield Alley Angel as £2m programme completes
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The second phase of a £2million investment in environmental enhancement of the Anfield Village area has now completed. 

The CEO of Your Housing Group Brian Cronin was joined by Mayor Joe Anderson, Lena Simic, Labour Councillor for the Anfield Ward, Penny Lane Builders and the Anfield Alley Angels to mark the completion.

The improvement works included planting trees on Blessington Road, improvement to pedestrian areas, private side gardens and new secure compounds for communal waste bins, providing further facilities to those delivered in the Phase 1 area in Burnand Street.

Your Housing Group completed this £2million investment in partnership with Liverpool City Council and local builders Penny Lane Builders. The scheme was managed by YHG’s Development and Regeneration Team.

Mayor Joe Anderson said: “The Anfield community has made huge strides over the past decade – with the stadium improvements, new housing and shops – and I am sure they’ll be delighted these environmental works are now completing.

“The eyes of the world are regularly on the action inside the stadium but the wider area is blossoming into an attractive community. It’s been a huge team effort, with everyone working together – be it the council, YHG and LFC to the Anfield Alley Angels. It’s great to see the community playing their part and showing the pride in Anfield is not just about the football.”

Brian Cronin, CEO of Your Housing Group, said“Your Housing Group has been part of the wider Anfield Regeneration Project for nearly 10 years. As well as improving housing, the additional investment in outdoor spaces creates communities that people are proud of.

“The changes in Anfield Village have been incredible, and the ongoing support from the community with groups like the Anfield Alley Angels are really bringing this community together.”

The Anfield Alley Angels is a group of residents and volunteers who ensure the area is kept clean and recycling is maximised. This community led initiative wouldn’t have been possible prior to the introduction of the new improved bin areas.

The Anfield Regeneration Project is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group, Liverpool Football Club and Keepmoat Homes. With an estimated investment of £225m, more than 600 new and 600 refurbished homes have already been delivered.