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Issue:- 20 February 2013

A greener City

DERELICT land in Liverpool, equivalent to the size of a City park, has been converted into community use.  About 19 hectares, that is 47 acres, (0.19020225174 Square Kilometers) of grot spots have been cleared, existing open spaces given a makeover or new green spaces created, in the last three years.

"That is the equivalent of creating an area of green space the size of Princes Park throughout the City. But while the amount of new green space is impressive the real impact is in how it improves the quality of people's lives.  Having community gardens, allotments or pocket parks in their neighbourhoods is something that local residents have really welcomed.  Not only have they got easy access to green spaces but in some of them they have been growing food which distributed locally; others have got new artworks reflecting the history of the areas. And, importantly, they have got rid of eyesores which have been blighting neighbourhoods. Some of the new community gardens have been created out of comparatively small areas, where a few houses have been cleared, but the improvements have made a real difference to their surroundings." said Councillor Steve Munby, cabinet member for living environment and localism.

Among recent schemes are:-

Community gardens at Altfinch Close, Dovecot; and Isaac Street, Dingle

Allotments for schools in Croxteth

A wildflower meadow in Clubmoor

A garden for growing food in Cullen Street, Liverpool 8, which also incorporates a garden of remembrance.

More than 100 sites across the City have been converted into green spaces.

"Our approach has been to identify these sites on a neighbourhood level and work with local people...  The result is a greener Liverpool which is improving people's lives." said Councillor Munby.


MERSEYSIDE Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a cyclist was found injured by the side of the road on the outskirts of Widnes on 18 2014.  The man, whose age is not currently known, was found by a passing motorist in Warrington Road in Bold Heath at 6.40am.  It is not known how long he had been there and he is currently being assessed at Aintree University Hospital in Fazakerley in Liverpool with what is believed to be a serious head injury.  Officers believe the cyclist may have been involved in a collision with a vehicle sometime around 6.30am, which then failed to stop.  They are appealing for any motorsit who was in the Bold Heath and Warrington Heath area between 6.30 and 6.40am this morning to contact them on:- 0151 777 5747.

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