Further environmental improvement works have begun in Anfield as part of the area’s on-going regeneration.
Rear alleyways in the Rockfield Area are being cleaned and repaired during the latest stage of the £2m street works programme, the first phase of which was a replacement of the old street lighting with LED lights.
The current 12-week programme will see alleyways cleared in Alroy Road, Coningsby Road, Sybil Road and Tancred Road.
The programme is being delivered by Amey which provides highways and street lighting services to Liverpool City Council.
Residents are pleased that the on-going regeneration project is also includes environmental works. Mrs Marie Gornell of Coningsby Road (pictured above)said that it would help foster more pride in the area: “It’s making a big difference,” she said.
“Before the work started the back entries had become absolutely dreadful over a number of years despite residents trying to keep them clean. Missing paving stones meant there were weeds growing and there was so much rank standing water because drains and channels were blocked meaning water couldn’t run away.
“Now everything is cleaner and more hygienic and I’m really pleased. A good job is being done here and it feels like the residents are being cared for and listened to. It also helps people have more pride in where they live.”
In future months pocket parks will also be created on the sites of demolished properties.
Cllr Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, said: “This is another important milestone in the regeneration of the area and will help improve the Anfield environment.
“We want the improvement to housing in Anfield to be complemented by a cleaner and safer street scene. It’s being warmly welcomed by residents whose growing pride in their area must not be undermined by anti-social behaviour.
“To ensure that the improvements are long lasting enforcement action will be taken on those who continue to dump, fly tip and degrade the streets.”
The £260m regeneration of Anfield, which began in June 2013, is a partnership between Liverpool City Council, Your Housing Group and Liverpool Football Club.
It includes the redevelopment of Liverpool FC’s main stand, new and refurbished housing, improved shopping facilities and public spaces, office buildings, a hotel and the creation of a major new pedestrian-friendly avenue and public square.