Sir Bert Massie Way unveiled
Sir Bert Massie Way unveiled

Road named in tribute to disability rights campaigner

A road has been named in honour of the late disability rights campaigner Sir Bert Massie.

Sir Bert, who received the Freedom of Liverpool in 2008, spent his life campaigning for accessible buildings and transport and was instrumental in securing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Sir Bert Massie Way was unveiled by his wife Lady Maureen, with Liverpool City Region Mayor Steve Rotheram and Yew Tree ward councillor, Cllr Barbara Murray.

The road leads to a new housing scheme with adaptable homes designed to Lifetime Standard specifically for people with disabilities.

Sir Bert was appointed OBE in 1984, advanced to CBE in 2000, and knighted in 2007 for services to disabled people.

Lady Maureen said: “It’s a great honour that my late husband Bert has been remembered in this way.

“He was a proud scouser and always made himself available to Liverpool City Council in working to improve standards for disabled people.

“That Sir Bert Massie Way is full of homes designed to Lifetime Standard is very fitting and makes me very proud.”

Liverpool Waterfront