Green spaces are vital to health as places to relax, exercise and unwind. They play a major role in reducing air pollution and in combating global warming. They are also spaces where nature can thrive. In spite of this, and their declaration of a Climate Emergency, Liverpool Council’s record on preserving green space is extraordinarily bad. The Oglet Shore and green belt is threatened by airport expansion. Plans are being made to make Jericho Lane, Riverside Drive and Sefton Street a dual carriageway, the Flat Iron (pictured) is likely to be built over, major threats exist to other areas such as the green wedge in Allerton.
A demo is planned for the 15th January 15:30 pm outside the Town Hall, to once again impress on the councillors that this is unacceptable, and utterly to the detriment of our City. On the 14th January Liverpool Green Party are running a meeting to discuss the nature of the threat to Green Spaces – how does their preservation weigh against claims that houses and roads must be built? What action can and should we take to end their destruction?
Meeting: Tues 14th Jan 19:30 – 21:00pm.
Venue: St. Michael in the City Church Hall, Upper Pitt Street, Liverpool L1 5DB
Demo: Wed 15th Jan, 15.30-18.00pm
Venue: Liverpool Town Hall, High Street L2 3SW