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Allerton Road and its associated library, churches and independent shops is the heart of our community - the place to support local shops, go for a drink or a meal with friends or generally mooch about, meeting neighbours and socialise. Our project is intended to help turn around the negative impact of the Covid 19 virus and enable something positive to emerge, reinforcing a unique sense of identity and neighbourliness. We want to boost the attractiveness of the area for shopping and social gatherings. Allerton in Bloom has already provided floral planters from Penny Lane, along Allerton Road and down to Rose Lane. We intend increasing this green well-being with extra planters along the central reservation. In the Square we plan an eye-catching planter with seating and a flower-related quote from a Beatles song on the pavement. In order to halt the march of empty shops and attract new shops to the area we are promoting a village-like atmosphere.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Our goal is to make the whole area more attractive for residents and visitors, inviting them to stay local, especially in these uncertain times when local hubs are increasingly important, valuable and desirable. We want to make the space more social, add to general wellbeing and create a “mediterranean” vibe about the place. We also hope to attract bees and insects and help reduce air pollution through planting. We will give residents and visitors a colourful and inviting environment that makes them feel welcome and makes local residents proud of their area. The Square will feel like a green oasis at the edge of an arterial road into the city. The planters on the central reservation (planted up with lavender and other insect-attracting plants) will attract bees. They will also prevent cars and vans from parking on the reservation, damaging the pavers and encroaching on visibility for pedestrians.
Steps to get it done:
Creating an environment that provides visual interest and enjoyment after a difficult time
About the space
Main road into city with a central reservation, local shops, one square with 2 smaller planters, a number of promenade planters along pavement on both sides
Liverpool City Council
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