Mayor praises community spirit

The Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson has praised work taking place in Norris Green and the community spirit shown by local residents.

He visited Norris Green a year after he toured the estate in the wake of the murder of local man Joseph Thompson.

Following his visit he said; “I have been very encouraged by what I saw in Norris Green. There are developments now taking place in an area where there has been no investment for a generation.

“We are funding a new play area in Scargreen Park, one of 10 throughout the city, work is starting on new housing and shops and I also called in at St Philomena’s School, another school we are investing in.

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“All the shops in the Strand are let – this is a massive vote of confidence in the area.

“The message from local people is that Norris Green is an area which is on the up and they are very proud of their neighbourhood.”

During his visit Mayor Anderson went to the regeneration site on Landford Avenue, Sparrow Hall where ther is an investment of over £6.8million to build 62 affordable homes as well as a row of shops, including a chemist, café and convenience store.

He said: “When I look at neighbourhoods such as these, people want to see a community, which is made up of housing and shops, such as those proposed on this site.

“With support from Cobalt Housing and building new housing, things work so much better.

“When there are good partnerships and relationships, things really happen and make a difference.”

Pictured above: Mayor Anderson looks at plans for the new play area at Scargreen park with local children.

 

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