Liverpool Environmental Summit

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22nd November 2019

CPRE has been engaging with the Liverpool Year of the Environment to highlight the importance of urban green space and engage with other community groups working towards a greener Liverpool.

CPRE Lancashire had a stall at the Environmental Summit on today as part of the Liverpool Year of the Environment (YOE).

This followed a Green Listening Event which we held on September 28th as part of the YOE, giving the opportunity for community groups and residents to highlight issues and opportunities at their own parks and urban green spaces.

A number of groups gave presentations and our Branch President, Nick Thompson, spoke on the importance of green space and community engagement. Our concerns were also highlighted by the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, who commented in his speech:

“People want access to affordable, environmentally-friendly transport, they are increasingly concerned about the quality of the air we breathe and they want access to open green spaces like parks, woodland and green walking paths.”

We welcome Steve Rotheram’s call for £200m to clean up brownfield sites across the City Region.

University of Liverpool students Zoe Nixon and Aidan Semple carried out an internship with CPRE, looking at the best brownfield sites to bring forward for development. Read more about their project here: Helping to make the best use of land in the Liverpool City Region.

CPRE's stand at the Liverpool Year of the Environment summit - Alasdair Forman
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