Community garden proves popular

A new green space is proving to be an ideal picnic spot during the summer.

The former mobile library site, off Speke Road in Hunts Cross has been converted into a community garden – and home to Union, a penguin sculpture from the Go Penguin event  –  after it had lain unused for a year and closed to the public.

Councillors from the Allerton and Hunts Cross ward have funded further planting in barrels and planters.

Liverpool Mutual Homes have provided a £500 grant to pay for part of the work.

It has become a favourite lunchtime venue for local workers and church groups, Hunts Cross Children’s Centre and Private Nurseries are also holding picnics there during the holidays.

Local Councillor Rachael O’Byrne, said; “We have had a number of phone calls, emails, texts and tweets from local residents who are really pleased about this community space and I am very pleased that we have been able to make further improvements to it.”

Liverpool Waterfront