Civic service focuses on regeneration 

Liverpool’s Annual Civic Service will celebrate the city’s incredible renaissance through regeneration. 

Led by Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, it will take place at Liverpool Parish Church, Our Lady and St Nicholas, on Sunday 29 October at 11.45am in front of an invited audience of civic dignitaries and representatives from community and voluntary groups.

It will include readings from regeneration expert Professor Michael Parkinson, the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for civic engagement and Executive Director of the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice at the University of Liverpool.

There will also be an address from Reverend Bill Addy, Chief Executive of Liverpool BID (Business Improvement District) Company and hymns led by Belvedere Academy Chamber Choir.

Councillor Kennedy said: “Anyone who has been to Liverpool in recent years knows it is a city that has been transformed through incredible regeneration projects.

“From Liverpool One, the Arena and Convention Centre and the Pier Head through to new housing in Croxteth and Norris Green and the new district centres being created in Everton and Anfield, regeneration has transformed this city’s fortunes.

“It has given us the infrastructure to be able to attract millions of visitors every year and the confidence to stage major cultural events that are amongst the best in the world.

“And all around us we can see the city’s ambitions for the next phase of growth, whether it is the Knowledge Quarter in Edge Hill, Liverpool Waters and Ten Streets in the north and the Festival Gardens site in the south.

“So it is right and proper that we give thanks for the positive impact of regeneration at this year’s Civic Service.”