We currently have three Green Councillors in St Michaels ward: Cllr. Tom Crone, Cllr. Anna Key and Cllr. Steph Pitchers. They work incredibly hard all year round dealing with individuals’ queries, working with communities and generally helping to make the St Michaels area a better place to live.
Our councillors hold regular ‘surgeries’ for residents to come along and raise any questions, or just to have a chat:
- every Tuesday 6:10 - 6:50pm - Old Police Station, Lark lane
- fourth Saturday of the month 10:00 – 11:30am - Lark Lane Farmers’ Market
However, our usual surgeries are suspended due to the pandemic, so please contact your councillor by email or telephone:
Cllr Anna Key: firstname.lastname@example.org – 07970 501456
Cllr Tom Crone: email@example.com – 07882 026 315 @tommartincrone
Cllr Steph Pitchers: firstname.lastname@example.org – 07548 145583 @StephPitchers
You can also follow us on Twitter - twitter.com/StMGreens
If you are unable to get to one of these sessions, you can always contact one of the councillors directly via email. See the Local Councillors page for details
Help available to deal with Covid 19
Watch Cllr Anna Key set out what help is available to support people impacted by Covid 19.
To keep up to date about Covid 19, please visit: Liverpool City Council website
To ask for help from the council, ring: 0151 233 3066.
Lines are open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.
Call the NHS 24/7 on 111.
New Councillor for St Michaels
Stephanie Pitchers is the new Green Party councillor for St Michaels. Steph says: “I am thrilled that local residents voted me in on 6th May. THANK YOU to everyone who put their faith in me. I am determined to work hard to represent all St Michaels residents in the council chamber and will carry on the fantastic work achieved by our Green Party councillors. I love and cherish our city and promise you that I will do everything I can to make St Michaels the best place to live, work and play.”
Cllr. Sarah Jennings has stepped down as ward councillor after 13 years of service. Sarah says: “It’s been a pleasure and an honour to have been able to serve the people of St Michaels for the last 13 years, but I think it’s time to let someone new take up the role. I have complete confidence in Steph and know she will be an amazing representative for you. She has great ideas and is passionate about making life better for everyone in Liverpool.”
Festival Gardens Development Update
We have been contacted by many residents understandably concerned by the sight of fencing going up around part of the wild area to the south of the Festival Gardens site, known as the Southern Grasslands. Like many people we love having this open semi-wild space available for walking and cycling and don't want to see that area developed.
The current plans do not involve any building on the Southern Grasslands. The area to the north of Festival Gardens, towards the Britannia Pub, is the area which is currently being prepared for future development. This involves the removal of lots of material from the old landfill site to make the ground safe and stable. All the material will be sorted into inert materials like top soil and rubble, and potentially hazardous waste from the old landfill on the development site. Any hazardous waste will be taken away for disposal and the inert waste will be used within the development or moved to the fenced-off section of the Southern Grasslands. Disposing of this material locally will save costs and reduce the pollution associated with transporting it away. According to the plans, when this process is completed the Southern Grasslands will be landscaped into publicly accessible parklands, which we are pushing to be designed and managed to promote biodiversity. [Photo - Tom, Anna & Sarah on site ca. 2019]
We agree with people who like the semi-wild nature of the Southern Grasslands as they are now, but accept that on balance, this method of disposing of the waste nearby makes sense. Following the landscaping the site might offer more people the opportunity to enjoy this site thanks to improved footways. We understand that some people would prefer no development at all to take place in this area, but over the years we have accepted the principle of development within the current development zone as long as the Festival Gardens and wider grasslands remain as open spaces for public use.
We are working closely with the council and contractors during this process and have requested a virtual public meeting for residents to ask any questions they may have about the development. We will advertise this via social media if we can get agreement from the organisations involved.
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