Green Spaces review: where has it gone?

A few weeks ago I submitted a letter to the Liverpool Echo regarding the whereabouts of the council’s much vaunted Green and Open Spaces review. The letter hasn’t been published yet, so I thought I would use this blog to put my questions in the public domain.

The letter said:

On the 28th of June the Echo reported that the Council’s Green Spaces Review Board would be releasing a draft report “by the end of this month”. We are now into September and there is still no sign of this report.

Can the Mayor, or anyone else at the council, explain the reason for this delay? And is it true that the council has now requested “revisions” to what was supposed to be an independent report?

The Green Spaces review was originally launched in January 2015. Public Meetings and workshops organised by the review board took place between March and May this year.

According to the original terms of reference the work of the Review group is supposed to have been fully completed within 12 months. We are now just a couple of months away from that deadline. Are the public going to be given any opportunity to scrutinise or comment on the content of the report before it is finalised?

I have submitted these questions directly to the council, and I will keep you updated on any progress.

David Morgan

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