New Ferry is to be allocated £500,000 from Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham's
Town Centre Fund. Wirral Council will administer the funding which will
be used to purchase and renovate empty and derelict former shop premises
in Bebington Road and along New Chester Road which do not fall within
the zones covered by their £1.3 million Land Acquisitions Strategy.
The Council has nominated the New Ferry Community Land Trust (CLT) to
help deliver this project. The CLT will have responsibility for
identifying the long term vacant properties which need to be brought
back into use, will liaise with property owners and - when having
acquired them - carry out refurbishments needed.
The CLT has a constitution and a bank account now set up. It already has
over 30 members made up of local traders, residents and other people who
want to help the venture. Members are kept informed and invited to
comment on proposals, to help with other initiatives including litter
picks and community clean ups and events being held in the precinct.
Anyone who lives within New Ferry and Port Sunlight can join as a member
- if you would like to join, just pop along to Money Matters at the
junction of Bebington Road and New Chester Road to request an
INVOLVED - GET SWEEPING!
If you care about our
community, please volunteer to help with our community clean ups
organised by the New Ferry Community Land Trust. We meet on the last
Sunday of every month, at 10am at the Cleveland Arms Pub in Bebington
However, our March 2019
clean up will be one week earlier, in order to clean up the precinct for
our "Into the Light" event. It will take place at 10am on Sunday 24th
Afterwards, the clean-ups
will return to their regular date starting from Sunday 27th April. Keep
an eye on the
New Ferry Online Facebook page for updates.