report outlines benefits of regenerated Walton Hall Park
LIVERPOOL City Council has
released an independent study which outlines the potential benefits
of a regenerated Walton Hall Park which would include a new stadium
for Everton FC.
The outline feasibility report by Volterra Partners has found that
the scheme has the potential to unlock regeneration opportunities
and develop long term step changes in the area.
The authors found that it could create up to 1,250 permanent jobs,
1,000 new homes and 30,000 square metres of leisure, retail and
It envisages re-providing all of the facilities that are currently
available, including the Lifestyles Leisure Centre, Liverpool Soccer
Centre, children's play area and sports pitches.
It is estimated that a 50,000 seater stadium and associated
development would take 40% to 50% of the 130 acre park, but that the
remaining green space would be upgraded, offering better quality
facilities and links with neighbouring housing.
The regeneration scheme could also accommodate university facilities
linked to sports, a school and a larger primary health practice.
Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool, said:- "Today we have
published an outline feasibility report which looks into the extent
of the impact of the Walton Hall Park regeneration project.
This report, which is wholly independent, is in no way a plan or an
agreement, but is an investigation only into the potential of a
project of this scale. The figures used within it are looking at the
It looks at statistics such as crime, education and unemployment
figures and analyses the difference and benefits that a regeneration
project could make to the area.
I can state that, at this time, no plans have been presented to us
by Everton FC, but clearly it would be irresponsible of us to allow
anyone to come to us with any proposal, for anywhere in the City
without us first taking a full and in-depth look at the situation.
During all the discussions and public consultation events we have
been open and transparent about the process that we are undertaking
and so we have a responsibility to share this report and its
findings with the public.
We are listening to residents and we will continue to do so
throughout the whole process. We have a designated team who will
answer any questions and we will continue to keep you involved every
step of the way." The Council and the Club are working with public, private and
voluntary sector partners, including Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH)
and Everton in the Community, to explore and understand community
needs and then develop and ultimately deliver a new, vibrant and
sustainable neighbourhood for North Liverpool. More information
about the overall scheme can be found
Everton fans looking for more information can visit:-
Police widen their appeal to trace Good
Samaritans who helped sexual assault victim
DETECTIVES from Merseyside
Police are investigating a non-recent serious sexual assault have
widened their appeal to trace a couple who came to the aid of the
distressed teenage victim. Officers have been trying to trace the
man and woman who helped the teenager back in 1990, but have so far
been unable to track them down. The victim reported the incident to
police earlier this year and enquiries have been ongoing since then.
This week, officers widened their search for the pair as it is
believed they may have now moved out of the area. The victim, who
was 15 at the time, was raped at an address near Halton Road in
Runcorn in 1990. She managed to escape from the house and ran along
Halton Road until she flagged down a car driven by a man in his
early 20s. His passenger was a woman of around the same age. They
kindly dropped her off and made sure she got into her house safely.
The woman knocked on the door and urged the girl to tell her parents
what had happened to her. However, the victim made her go because
she did not want her parents to know what had happened. DI Clare
Coleman, who is investigating the incident, said:- "We
initially appealed for the couple to come forward a few months ago
hoping that they would see the appeal and come forward. But so far
we have not heard from them. Our initial appeal was focused on the
local community hoping that the couple still lived locally. Given
that no-one came forward we now believe that the couple may have
moved out of the area and are extending our appeal to a wider
audience in the hope we can trace them. Even though it was a long
time ago, I am sure that the couple will still remember picking up a
teenage girl who was clearly in a distressed state and certainly
remember hearing the shocking revelation that she had been raped.
The man and the woman kindly dropped her off and made sure she got
into her house safely. Maybe as an afterthought, the woman knocked
on the door and urged the girl to tell her parents what had happened
to her. However, the victim made her go because she didn't want her
parents to know what had happened. I would urge this man and woman
to come forward and help us with our investigation. I′m sure they
must wonder whatever happened to that young girl they helped; and
would want to do anything they could to help her again if they had
the opportunity. This is their chance; if you recognise yourself as
the man and woman who helped the teenager please contact me or my
team in the Dedicated Rape Unit on:- 101 quoting incident number:-
114 of 26 April 2014." Alternatively information can be
given anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on:- 0800 555 111.
& roll's 60th Anniversary, in Formby
A concert billed as:-
'The Ultimate Shake, Rattle & Roll Show' will hit Formby's St Jerome's
Hall on Friday, 5 December 2014.
The event will feature the popular Merseyside band Mike
Byrne and The Sunrockers together with the MonaLisa Twins, the show is
an early celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Elvis Presley's
first trip into the recording studio and the birth of Rock and Roll.
Mike Byrne will also have a personal celebration of his own as this
concert will mark his 50th year as a professional entertainer on the
same day! Mike says:- "I was just 21 years old and had joined progressive Merseybeat band
'Them Grimbles' and couldn't wait to turn
professional. All the bands were going to Germany and it seemed the
natural thing to do. We left in December 1964 to play at the Star Palast
Club in Kiel which was close to Hamburg. What an eye opener. Crazy
teenagers and we had to play 5 hours a night."
The MonaLisa Twins relocated from their native Austria to Merseyside
earlier this year.
Real life twins Mona and Lisa have just turned 20
years of age, but were influenced by their father's Rock and Roll and
Mersey Beat albums to pick up guitars and form their own band when
they were 13. They have been recording, touring and songwriting ever since.
Lisa said that:- "Merseyside
was a natural place for us to build a home. We have so many
influences here and it is fantastic to work alongside Mike who has
such a rich history in the music business."
Sister Mona continues:- "We
can't wait for this show. We will be playing some of the best music
from the Rock & Roll era alongside our favourite songs of the
Sixties. We will also throw in some of our own songs. We both love
Formby and St Jerome's is a superb venue."
The MonaLisa Twins currently have a Saturday night residency at
Liverpool's famous Cavern Club and they are favourite guests on BBC
Radio Merseyside's Billy Butler Show. Mike Byrne says:-
"The MonaLisa twins are probably the most
exciting musical act in the UK today and St. Jeromes will be rockin'."
Tickets £15.00 including hot and cold buffet and are available from:-
St. Jerome's; Greenloons Drive, Formby. Telephone:- 01704 875 935.
Formby Books; The Cloisters,
Halsall Lane, Formby. Telephone:- 07914 636 545.
Byrne and Son; 132 Church Road, Frexhfield, (opposite the Grapes
YOU LOVE DINNER PARTIES? ARE YOU A GREAT COOK?
THE UK's Channel 4 hit show
'Come Dine With Me' is back for a new daytime series.
Over 5 days, 4 strangers, from all walks of life, take turns to host
the perfect dinner party for each other. At the end of the week the
best host wins a £1,000 cash prize! If you or anyone you know
would like to take part, then please email:-
or call:- 0871 244 4142.
On both Email and Phone YOU
MUST leave your:- FULL NAME, FULL address,
age and FULL contact details, also say you got the contact
information from:- SouthportReporter.com!
(Callers from a BT landline will be charged
a set up fee of 14p per call plus 10p per minute. Calls from other
networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably
Shoot dates are:- 19 January to 23 January 2015!
"We're looking for people over 18 years of age with a passion for
cooking who want to demonstrate their skills." said Shiver.