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Living and thriving in Knowsley

by Laura Johnston

During the last five years, over £120m has been invested in Knowsley’s town centres, greenspaces, cultural offer and infrastructure to support a growing and vibrant local economy that, along with high-quality parks and green spaces, provides a thriving borough for our residents and visitors.

Knowsley’s communities highlighted the impact of this investment when they were asked what they needed to thrive last summer, as part of the Knowsley Offer’s development.

In total, 91% of respondents said that they could access shops in their town centre, 81% agreed there were restaurants and pubs in their local area and 86% agreed they could access a local library or leisure centre.

Investment is also being ploughed into Knowsley’s parks and greenspaces with a new country park set to open as part of the Halsnead Garden Village development, which will also bring 1,600 new homes into the borough.

The investment will further compliment Knowsley’s parks and green spaces award-winning offer, with over 18 spaces security the prestigious Green Flag Award, and it will ensure there is good, quality open and greenspaces for all residents to enjoy.

Although in close proximity to two major cities (Liverpool and Manchester), there is still a rich culture and tourism offer for both residents and visitors to enjoy including the Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, Kirkby Gallery, Knowsley Hall and Knowsley Safari.

The Place section of The Knowsley Offer is an online resource of that brings together all of this information to make sure our residents can enjoy everything Knowsley has to offer, including:

  • The offer in the town centres
  • Parks and greenspaces
  • Sport and fitness facilities in the borough
  • Visitor attractions, culture and events
  • Schools, nurseries and children’s centres
  • Transport in and around the borough
  • Tackling climate change

What is the Knowsley Offer?

A consultation was carried out over the Summer of 2022 asking communities what they needed to thrive and not just survive.

The findings from the consultation have helped to develop the Knowsley Offer – an online resource of information, advice, help, support, services, facilities and much more that aims to help residents to thrive and not just survive.

The Knowsley Offer is made up of 10 chapters from Your Money, Children and Young People, Jobs and Training as well as Health, Support for Adults and how you can Get Involved in your local community.

To find out more about the range of help and support that is available to you right now, visit www.knowsleybettertogether.co.uk/theoffer

Need help getting online?

If you need help to get online, call into any of the Borough’s five libraries (in Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Prescot, and Stockbridge Village) and speak to a Digital Buddy.

There are also a range of drop-in digital sessions taking place across the Borough through the Family and Community Education (FACE) service – call Michelle Daly on 0151 443 5389 to find out when and where they are taking place.