A newly-formed residents association is laying down roots in its community.
The first activity of the association for the Jericho Lane area of Aigburth is a planting day on Saturday 1 November at the Jericho Farm Close estate. Local residents are meeting at 10am to plant flowers in dedicated raised beds in the area.
Funding for the day has been provided by the Mossley Hill councillors and Aigburth Hall Nurseries.
The new association has been formed after six months of preparation by a steering group consisting of local residents and ward councillors Patrick Hurley, Emily Spurrell and Andrew Foxley.
They agreed that a formally constituted group should be formed to help better represent the interests of the area and its people.
It is now being proposed that a formal constitution be adopted and an executive committee elected to oversee ways in which improvements to the area can be brought about. The steering group has worked with Richard Davies of LCVS on these proposals.
Councillor Hurley(pictured above) said: “It’s great to see our plans for the area start to bear fruit. I am very pleased that there was such a positive response to my call for a residents group to form. I wish them all the best.” He also appealed for local residents to come and help “with their gardening tools and enthusiasm” on Saturday morning for the planning day which will to improve the neighbourhood.
Following this Planting Day, the Association will hold its first General Meeting at Aigburth People’s Hall at 7pm Monday 3 November. Residents from Jericho Lane and the numerous roads immediately off the lane are welcome to attend.