SAVE SEFTON PARK MEADOWS

The campaign to stop Liverpool City Council selling off the meadows of Sefton Park


1 Comment

Campaign Banners Go Back Up

Banners OK Lawful postersOur Save Sefton Park Meadows posters are back up on the site! And just in time, as the Meadows will be marketed from Monday 2nd December 2013 to potential developers. After an angry exchange with Chief Executive Ged Fitzgerald, who instructed his council’s grounds maintenance firm Amey to remove our campaign banners  a few weeks ago, we welcomed the Liverpool  Echo  to photograph us putting them back up. Ged Fitzgerald said he had received public complaints and that the campaign was  in danger of committing ‘ common law trespass’ by putting advertising up without permission on council assets.

Campaigner Janet Pell immediately write to the CEO to ask for clarification and lodge a formal protest that this was preventing lawful democratic opposition to one of the most controversial proposals from the Council. Using posters on the Meadows was one of the few available visible campaign activities that local people have to show opposition and gather public support. The recent Public Meeting confirmed Janet’s opposition.

Cllr Richard Kemp of the Lib Dems then contacted the CEO to request details of the complaints and to see details of the council logs.  To date, this has not been forthcoming. Cllr Kemp and Green Party councillors John Coyne and Sarah Jennings have given their support and Cllr Kemp invited the Echo to join us to put posters back up on Friday 29th Nov. We expect this to be published in the Echo on Sat 30th Nov or Mon 2nd Dec.

Despite our requests, the campaign to save the Meadows has not been formally notified of the Marketing date or details. We are pressing for these and will make them available on the website and Facebook page.

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Over 7,000 Petitions to Hand In This Friday

We achieved an incredible  7257 signatures on the Save Sefton Park Meadows petitions. This  shows the huge level of opposition to the Mayor’s plans to build luxury housing on this valuable and outstandingly beautiful  area of Sefton Parklands.

Thanks to everyone who signed and helped collect signatures over the last 3 months.

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US to  hand in the petitions to Mayor Joe Anderson’s Cabinet on Friday 7th June at 8.30 am at the Town Hall. Bring your banners and show your opposition to this shortsighted  and wrongheaded plan!

The campaign group has asked Cllr Sarah Jennings from the Liverpool Green Party, who started the original e-petition, to present the petitions as this is NOT A PUBLIC MEETING like other meetings we have attended and been able to speak at.

Please see the link for more details about the Cabinet Meeting.
http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=1201&MId=13495