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Littledale Meadow improvements

by Cathy Sheel

Visitors to Littledale Meadow in Kirkby are celebrating the start of improvement works to transform the popular green space.

Work to install a new all-weather path and entrance features at the open space in Shevington will start in April, thanks to a £49,000 funding boost from SUEZ Communities Trust and £25,000 from Whitemoss Community Fund. While the path works are taking place there will be entrance closures and residents are being asked to use alternative entrances during this period.

The Friends of Littledale Meadows, the local community and Knowsley Council have worked together to bid for funding to create a welcoming, community green space, accessible to everyone with good infrastructure which benefits the community, people and wildlife.

Cllr Shelley Powell, Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said: ‘’Littledale Meadow is a local space which is well used by the community in the Shevington area. The site is in walking distance of 4,100 residential properties, school and health centre, and the project will create a healthy and social space – and a haven for local wildlife – in an urban setting at the heart of the community.”

Marek Gordon, Chairman of SUEZ Communities Trust added “SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding awards through the Landfill Communities Fund. We were delighted to be able to offer funding to Knowsley Council.”

Pictured: Local councillors Tony Brennan, Tommy Rowe and Aimee Wright.