Public Notice – correction of erroneous information

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL- NOTICE OF CORRECTION OF ERRONEOUS INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CIRCULAR 01/2011, CODE OF RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON LOCAL AUTHORITY PUBLICITY.

CALDERSTONES PARK AND HOUSEHOLD BIN COLLECTIONS

Guidance published by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) provides for Councils to publish corrections where erroneous material has been published by other parties. Inaccurate information has recently been circulated in printed leaflets distributed to numerous residents in Liverpool by the Liverpool Liberal Democrat Party.

The information relates to two issues, namely Liverpool City Council development at Calderstones Park and Household Bin Collections. Given the erroneous content which has been circulated, Liverpool City Council deems it necessary to publish this statement by way of correction in accordance with DCLG guidance.

1. Calderstones Park

The information circulated refers to the ‘City Council selling off Calderstones Park’. This is incorrect. The Council does however have well publicised proposals for three sites which adjoin Calderstones Park. These sites are occupied by Calder Kids, an organisation which provides support and respite for disabled children, Beechley Riding Stables which provides facilities for disabled children to ride and be involved in the care of horses, and, finally, Harthill Model Railway. All are voluntary sector organisations which are independently run and managed. The sites are private and are only accessible by invitation from the organisations concerned. Liverpool City Council has met with each of the organisations concerned to put forward a proposal that allows for housing to be built on the sites currently occupied by them with the money received for the sites being used to provide new facilities for each organisation. Each organisation is in agreement with, and welcomes, the proposals which, in each case, provide new, upgraded facilities and help ensure the future of the organisations. To reiterate, the Council is not selling off Calderstones Park. The definitive description of land is to be found at HM Land Registry where a plan and property description identifying the area designated as Calderstones Park is registered as Title NO MS573728. None of the area identified at HM Land Registry as Calderstones Park is included in any development proposals.

2. Household Bin Collections

Information circulated by the Liverpool Liberal Democrat Party states that ‘Liverpool City Council’s bin service could be next’ to move to a system of monthly bin collections. This is incorrect. Residents should be assured that the City Council has had no discussions in relation to such a move and has no plans to change its current arrangements of fortnightly bin collections.