The 2nd Liverpool Mayoral election will take place on Thurs May 5th, along with other local council elections. This is another chance for us all to challenge ALL Mayoral candidates on their commitment to Liverpool’s parks and greenspaces – and specifically to those under threat of development, like Sefton Park Meadows.
The Woodland Trust has started a campaign to ask Mayoral candidates to state publicly if they support the protection of trees. Using their online tool, you can:
- ask candidates how they intend to protect and restore woodland and plant more trees in Liverpool
- download useful resources to help you speak up for trees, including a special election door hanger
- ask if they support saving Sefton Park Meadows – and/or another greenspace near you – in the box for extra comments
PLEASE USE THIS TOOL TO RAISE TREES, GREENSPACES, AND SEFTON PARK MEADOWS AS AN ELECTION ISSUE!
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Save the Meadows campaigners have already used this campaign to contact all Liverpool mayoral candidates. So far we have had replies from:
- Cllr Richard Kemp, Lib Dems Mayoral candidate
- Cllr Tom Crone, Green Party Mayoral candidate
- Alan Hutchinson
ALL HAVE PLEDGED SUPPORT FOR TREES, SEFTON PARK MEADOWS, AND OTHER PARKS AND GREENSPACES UNDER THREAT.
We are awaiting reponses from the other candidates, including the Labour Party incumbent, Joe Anderson… Watch this space.
Cllr Kemp has also published a blog post stating that he has written to two Redrow Homes non- executive directors to ask them to ‘Move On or Move Out’ of the Meadows, and withdraw the site from development before the elections.
Use your voice at these elections to SAVE THE MEADOWS. We may not get another chance at the ballot box!