‘Community Led’ – Moving beyond victims and heroes

If you walk where you’ve always walked you might think what you’ve always thought. So today I’ve been walking along streets where I don’t often go. And not to take photographs of them like I usually do on here, but because I needed to think. Because we all need time to go off and think […]

Now With Added Bollards!

The Bollards of Liverpool 8: Part Two The day dawns sunny, unlike the deluges of yesterday’s post and it’s nearly time to set out on Part Two of our weather interrupted tour of Liverpool 8’s bollards. This one walking through Lodge Lane to Granby and Canning. Before we do, a couple of clarifications in response […]

The Bollards of Liverpool 8

Yes, it sounds like a learned historical essay such as ‘The Lollards of Pre-Reformation England’ doesn’t it? But it isn’t. Part One here of a two part quest to find out why Liverpool 8 has so many bollards. The other day someone contacted me through my friend Marianne who’s an architect, and asked me this intriguing question: “Why […]

In Granby: On site

This blog hasn’t done a site visit to Granby 4 Streets since early February, so I thought it was about time we did. Because things have been moving on.Three weeks ago now, at the beginning of March I come here late on in an afternoon. Still soft-stripping the Community Land Trust houses at this stage, […]

On site: In Granby today

Still construction training opportunities for young people available. See below for details, together with this supportive article from the Liverpool Echo. A perfect sunny afternoon for having a look at how things are going in Granby, Liverpool 8. This end all done. Plus Dane at work on the far end. But I’m principally here today […]

The Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust: On site

In Granby 4 Streets, PlusDane and Liverpool Mutual Homes have been on site for some time now. And very gratifying it has been to see them. Still, they’re big organisations with lots of experience and that’s the kind of thing you expect them to do. But now they’ve been joined on site by something wonderful. […]