Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Friday, 16 November 2007
The Garden Festival Campaign was out in force daily and put across an expert case for keeping our 'Green Wedge' for the people of Liverpool rather than allowing over 1300 apartments to be built by property developers Langtree McLean.
The Sefton room where the inquiry took place looked great with the Campaigners' displays which included a giant tree banner which said "SAVE THE FESTIVAL GARDENS' hanging high in one of the alcoves. Well done to those local people who made it.
There was also a giant colourful map (thanks to John Davies) of the Festival Site covered with post-it notes stuck on at the successful Futures Day held on October 27th at Lark Lane. The post-it notes were peoples hopes for the site.
There seems to be a desire for an ECO environmental centre like an EARTHSHIP and various nature style things like bike trails, nature trails and of course lots of trees.
There were plenty of photos, books, leaflets and literature relating to the Garden Festival, placards
(including SAVE THE PROM), a huge Earthship display board and giant photos of before and after the tree massacre (felled without permission by developers).
Big thanks to everyone who helped in any way whatsoever. We will continue to Save our Garden Festival Site.
The property developers have been told to amend their "incorrect boundaries" regarding the Otterspool Prom 'land grab'. They have been pulled up for taking EVEN MORE of our public land. Well done to Garden Festival Campaigners for finding this out.
Tuesday, 9 October 2007
Friday, 28 September 2007
I believe some of the Otterspool Prom public land, by the Brittannia pub and adjacent to the Garden Festival Site will be given away to the property developers at a council meeting after about 10 minutes 'debate'. This is after the council said they had no intention of handing over the prom public land to Langtree McLean, handily just before the local elections recently. I suggest emailing email@example.com if you object to this.
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Have your say on what you'd like to see at the Garden Festival Site next to the River Mersey in Otterspool. In the police station there will be a space for children with games, help make a woodland collage, posters and face painting hopefully.
There will be a talk on ideas for the future of the Garden Festival Site.
Some food and drink available for donations and some local music.
Please come along and show your support for our Green Space.
Keep checking website listed below for up to date news on our campaign.
Futures Day was attended by about 200 people who sat in at workshops to 'have their say' and listen to an Earthship talk.
There was a film to watch, banners to make and lots of Garden Festival stuff and Earthship things to look at. Lovely food and drink and live music from Kevin followed by Stan the harpist finished the day. Thanks to all those who helped to create this.
Monday, 3 September 2007
It will be held at the Adelphi hotel in the Sefton room.
We are currently collecting as many letters of objection to the plan to build 1,300 flats on the Garden Festival Site. For letter download see website listed below.
Saturday, 21 July 2007
Please look at this site to keep up to date with all the news about the ongoing campaign to save our green space in Liverpool.
The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, 16 July 2007
They are sure to realise that the development of the Garden Festival Site needs to take into account the strong local feelings of objection.
Over 900 letters sent in to ask for this public enquiry. We will continue to keep up our campaign for this green space to remain.
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Thursday, 24 May 2007
Tuesday, 22 May 2007
'Screw the skylarks' seems to be the planning committee's attitude regarding the Garden Festival Site.
At the meeting on Monday 21st May in the Council Chambers at Liverpool Town Hall 'outline' planning permission for the flats was given and full planning permission for the 'manicured' park.
We've had feedback that we made an excellent case which was then totally bypassed, but the council officers were huddled in a corner having an uncomfortable time and the developers (Felltree McLean !) when questioned about tree felling outside the licence actually hung their heads in shame and a few blushed.
They claimed these extra trees needed to be felled due to them being dead and also anti social behaviour at the Festival Garden Site, but the only bad behaviour seems to be theirs.
This was enforced when they were informed that the Forestry Commission had definitely Not given permission for all this destruction.
There had been a tip off by a councillor regarding the outcome before the meeting started and if the decision hadn't already been made in advance to give approval, at minimum the decision would have been deferred.
This is Garbage on a Garbage Dump. What a STITCH UP !
There is a meeting on Wednesday May 23rd at the usual place to discuss the next step....possibly a Public Enquiry.......We'll keep you posted.
Thursday, 17 May 2007
The Forestry Commission, North west England by Peil Wyke, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria. CA13 9YG. It was sent to :
Deeside Industrial Park
It appears that over 50% of the growing trees have been ILLEGALLY felled. 204 oak trees have been destroyed even though it was agreed that NONE would be felled. I trust this information is accurate.
Tuesday, 15 May 2007
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Tuesday, 8 May 2007
We need as much parkland as possible in a city and this isn't good enough.A lot of schools have had their playing fields sold off and lots of people don't have gardens so it is vital we keep areas to relax in.
If you want get involved please e mail Lucy Page at email@example.com or by post to :
Old Police Station
There are also meetings weekly on wednesdays at 6.30pm in Aigburth cricket club near St.Michaels' station, Aigburth.
If you want to write to the council to complain about the plans and tree felling before planning permission please contact
060/3442 ( reference number )
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
The campaign to save Ringo Starr's house has gone worldwide.I have contacted Beatles,Apple Corp.,George Martin record producer,Abbey Road Studios,Capitol Records U.S.A.,The Cavern Club (replica) in Mathew Street,Liverpool,Beatles' shop,The Beatles ' story museum,various fan clubs,B.B.C. radio and television,Granada T.V.,E.M.I. records and loads of other people and organizations.Please help to save our heritage.Thankyou.
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Unfortunately the Welsh streets area is under threat from the usual suspects. The working people's houses are listed in Pevsner's architectural guide to Liverpool written by Jo Sharples who only recently gave a guided tour of the houses of interest around Princes Park,Toxteth.
The houses are quite old and generally run down but lots of the residents would like their houses modernised. It could actually be a chance to convert these houses to environmentally sound buildings as it has already been proven that this would be cheaper than demolishing them and rebuilding.
Sadly the powers that be, Liverpool City Council, has already destroyed one of the greatest wonder's of the world- the Cavern Club in Mathew Street where The band honed their act in the 60s.
There are land grabs going on right now all over the city and many people are having their communities torn apart by the city council so that greedy property developers can build more soulless homes for those who could afford them. The locals certainly can't.
Sure, some residents want new homes but couldn't the council save our great heritage and rehouse the people that want to move?
I would like all the people who wish to stay in Madryn Street the chance to do so and then with any homes left I would like to see them used for Beatles related tourism:
Guided tours of Ringo's old home, a small museum,,themed cafe and gift shop. Using all the original houses of course.
. Think of all the Beatles' fans wanting to visit !
Time is running out FAST.
***NEWSFLASH*** JULY 21 2007***
I met John Lennon's sister Julia Baird recently and she has kindly agreed to help with the campaign to save this important landmark.
If you can help: please phone (44) 0151 233 3000 and express your concern to the council.
Or write to
Liverpool City Council
Or E mail