Save Manweb Playing Field
A large group of local residents, who live around the former Manweb playing field has been attempting, for over 2 years, to find out what the new owners intend to do with the site. It has now become apparent that the owners plan to develop the land for housing – this is something we vehemently oppose.
There are examples around Liverpool and Knowsley where developers have intimated, as these have, that the development/sale of a portion of the land for housing will allow for improved sports facilities; the truth is, the vast majority of the land is developed for housing with little or no land remaining for sports and recreation.
As a community we cannot allow this to happen, we have to join together to ensure this small but important piece of historic green space (as designated by Liverpool City Council in the UDP) is protected for future generations, not sold off for a massive profit.
Some local residents met recently to discuss the consultation meeting held by developers at the former clubhouse. It was agreed unanimously that we will begin a high profile campaign against any development and develop an alternative plan by the community and for the community.