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Old August 15th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #41
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The thing about an Olympic style swimming centre is it doesnt have to stay an Olympic size one, so you can avoid all those problems with Sheffield(which seem bizzare anyway)-take the London aquatics centre-with teh games finished it will be redeveloped so that its more suitable for community use, and in the case of Liverpool, if Wavertree was rennovated, or a new place was built, it can be done on the understanding that those features suitable for the games would be changeable after the games
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Old August 15th, 2012, 02:56 PM   #42
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We the undersigned petition the council to bid to host the Commonwealth Games
Following the huge success of the London Olympics, it is clear that Liverpool should bid for the next available opportunity to become a host city for the Commonwealth Games.

We have seen the transformation that East London has experienced in the lead up to the recent Olympics. Similarly, Manchester enjoyed huge benefits from holding the Commonwealth Games in 2002. Benefits which Liverpool could and should pursue.

Upon securing the 2002 games, Manchester capitalised secured large scale public investment to help its physical, economic and social regeneration.

The games brought in over £300m direct investment to the city, which has lead to billions of pounds further regeneration.

Some of the more obvious benefits of Manchester hosting the games included the construction of new and improved facilities such as:

• The Manchester Aquatics Centre,
• The Northern Regional Tennis Centre
• The National Squash Centre.
• The upgrades of Belle Vue and Moss Side leisure centres
• The City of Manchester Stadium, subsequently handed over to Manchester City Football Club. This heavily subsidised investment meant the club were able to secure overseas investment, which catapulted the club to becoming one of the richest on the planet. This in turn has lead to the club seeking to invest hugely in redeveloping the area on further facilities.
• The £100m transformation of Manchester Piccadilly train station

Even when bids are unsuccessful, they have benefits. Manchester failed in an earlier bid to secure the Olympics, but the bidding process gave the city the belief to secure the Commonwealth Games only a few years later. Manchester Velodrome, built for the Olympic bid, went on to support the Team GB track cycling team in sweeping aside all before them at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The facility also provides modern facilities for the local community, not to mention jobs for local people.

Over and above the physical transformation provided, the games provided a platform for the city to promote itself on a scale far in excess of that enjoyed by Liverpool during Capital of Culture. This sustained exposure lead to Manchester’s reputation being enhanced, promoting the city as a place to live, work and invest.

The recent Giant Spectacular event brought in £32m to Liverpool, at a cost of only £300,000 to the city council. More than that, it brought pride to the city and showed off areas that for far too long failed to get the recognition they deserved. Similarly, if Liverpool secured the Commonwealth Games, the city would attract investment from central government and the private sector on large scale, meaning that local tax payers would get much more for their pound.

Liverpool has proven itself capable of hosting international quality events. Having secured government funding to hold the 2014 Festival of Business, the city has managed to convince Whitehall that it can do so again. We should build on this reputation and bid to hold the Commonwealth Games as soon as possible.


On reaching 437 signatures a Senior Officer will attend a public meeting to answer questions.

This ePetition runs from 14/08/2012 to 25/09/2012.

http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/...6&HPID=4197079
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Old August 15th, 2012, 03:51 PM   #43
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We the undersigned petition the council to bid to host the Commonwealth Games
Following the huge success of the London Olympics, it is clear that Liverpool should bid for the next available opportunity to become a host city for the Commonwealth Games.

We have seen the transformation that East London has experienced in the lead up to the recent Olympics. Similarly, Manchester enjoyed huge benefits from holding the Commonwealth Games in 2002. Benefits which Liverpool could and should pursue.

Upon securing the 2002 games, Manchester capitalised secured large scale public investment to help its physical, economic and social regeneration.

The games brought in over £300m direct investment to the city, which has lead to billions of pounds further regeneration.

Some of the more obvious benefits of Manchester hosting the games included the construction of new and improved facilities such as:

• The Manchester Aquatics Centre,
• The Northern Regional Tennis Centre
• The National Squash Centre.
• The upgrades of Belle Vue and Moss Side leisure centres
• The City of Manchester Stadium, subsequently handed over to Manchester City Football Club. This heavily subsidised investment meant the club were able to secure overseas investment, which catapulted the club to becoming one of the richest on the planet. This in turn has lead to the club seeking to invest hugely in redeveloping the area on further facilities.
• The £100m transformation of Manchester Piccadilly train station

Even when bids are unsuccessful, they have benefits. Manchester failed in an earlier bid to secure the Olympics, but the bidding process gave the city the belief to secure the Commonwealth Games only a few years later. Manchester Velodrome, built for the Olympic bid, went on to support the Team GB track cycling team in sweeping aside all before them at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. The facility also provides modern facilities for the local community, not to mention jobs for local people.

Over and above the physical transformation provided, the games provided a platform for the city to promote itself on a scale far in excess of that enjoyed by Liverpool during Capital of Culture. This sustained exposure lead to Manchester’s reputation being enhanced, promoting the city as a place to live, work and invest.

The recent Giant Spectacular event brought in £32m to Liverpool, at a cost of only £300,000 to the city council. More than that, it brought pride to the city and showed off areas that for far too long failed to get the recognition they deserved. Similarly, if Liverpool secured the Commonwealth Games, the city would attract investment from central government and the private sector on large scale, meaning that local tax payers would get much more for their pound.

Liverpool has proven itself capable of hosting international quality events. Having secured government funding to hold the 2014 Festival of Business, the city has managed to convince Whitehall that it can do so again. We should build on this reputation and bid to hold the Commonwealth Games as soon as possible.


On reaching 437 signatures a Senior Officer will attend a public meeting to answer questions.

This ePetition runs from 14/08/2012 to 25/09/2012.

http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/...6&HPID=4197079

Excellent-everyone with twitter put up a tweet

"Sign the petition http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=16&HPID=4197079 #liverpoolcommonwealthgames #TeamGB #London2012 #ParalympicsGB #Liverpool"

Or something like that

Also put the petition up on your facebook profiles and get local liverpool celebs to support it on Twitter!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 12:08 AM   #44
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Thanks for setting up the e-petition. Duly signed.

I think what is important here is not to just meet the required number of signatures, but to absolutely smash it, in order to show the level of interest, even desire, to see Liverpool host the Commonwealth Games, so please pass the link along.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 12:27 AM   #45
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:04 AM   #46
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Id encourage you all to write a letter about this idea to the likes of the Echo-i know how those local newspapers work, if they get more than one letter on a subject, they often put one of the letters in the paper.

Also, ive tweeted various Liverpool `celebs` to get them to RT the petition. If you all do the same, they too might sit up and take note.

So far ive tweeted @JohnBishop100 , @joeforliverpool (Joe Anderson), @WayneRooney and even some non Liverpool people who are popular amongst the people of Liverpool (often for their time at the football clubs) such as @Tim_Cahil

If you all send the link to these people, more than one person doing it might make it grab their attention.

Also on the tweets ive included the #TeamGB #Glasgow2014 #London2012 #lfc and #Everton just to get to as many people who might be vaguely likely to support it.

Please all do likewise
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #47
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Get signing and promoting the petition, we need more sigs

http://councillors.liverpool.gov.uk/...6&HPID=4197079
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Old August 16th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #48
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Only 16 signatures! Come on get this bumped up!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #49
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Surprised that it hasn't been retweeted by anyone yet. Try:

Sevenstreets
Liverpool Vision
Ropewalks
Local running/swimming/boxing/cycling/judo clubs etc
Councillors
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Old August 16th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #50
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i have actually tried to register and it kept refusing whatever password I tried to set, despite it being a combinaiton of letters and numbers as demanded
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Old August 16th, 2012, 04:33 PM   #51
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i have actually tried to register and it kept refusing whatever password I tried to set, despite it being a combinaiton of letters and numbers as demanded
It does require at least 1 letter to be a capital - which is a requirement that I've not seen before ..
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #52
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Just received this reply from Joe Anderson's office,

A bid for the Commonwealth Games would be a considerable feat in and of itself. However, Mayor Anderson and Liverpool City Council are incredibly ambitious for the future of the city, and time will tell whether or not this is something that the city moves towards.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:08 PM   #53
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i have actually tried to register and it kept refusing whatever password I tried to set, despite it being a combinaiton of letters and numbers as demanded
Yeah it says it must contain letters and numbers, so you do that and it gives you an error at the bottom saying you need a capital
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Old August 16th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #54
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Just received this reply from Joe Anderson's office,

A bid for the Commonwealth Games would be a considerable feat in and of itself. However, Mayor Anderson and Liverpool City Council are incredibly ambitious for the future of the city, and time will tell whether or not this is something that the city moves towards.

I propose everyone email the mayor the following messege, to the link below

http://liverpool.gov.uk/mayor/contact-the-mayor/

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"In the wake of the massive success that has been the London 2012 Olympics, and looking back on the massive success that was the 2002 Commonwealth games in Manchester, as well as considering your electorial pledge that Liverpools `best days lie ahead`, i urge you to take the brave decision to support a bid by Liverpool to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 or 2026-the the main `park` centred in North Liverpool, an area in much need of regeneration.

Such a bid would be a major undertaking, but without major undertakings, our city is doomed to failure and stagnation as an unchanging `museum city`.

Before Manchester made its bid for the Commonwealth games, people bemoaned the expense and work involved.

It was a success.

Before London 2012,people bemoaned the expense and work involved..

It was a success.

As proof of the ambition we all have for the city, we urge you, support such a bid"
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #55
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Good work Libbrit, it's the only way to get the idea out there, you're doing a great job.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 09:41 PM   #56
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It does require at least 1 letter to be a capital - which is a requirement that I've not seen before ..
got there in the end
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The cost of the Manchester games were approximately £400m if I remember which was funded by the council with the hope that sponsorship, ticketing & broadcasting would recoup that money. That money was mostly recouped, but the economic value of the games which put Manchester on the map could be far more than the £400m. Although they had to a £100m package direct from the government which I think was very fair considering the billions chucked at London alone.

Liverpool could host the Commonwealth Games for sure, but applying during this economic climate is out of the question of course. You look at the host cities for 2020 Olympics: Tokyo, Istanbul & Madrid - says a lot about the financial mess we are all in at the moment.

Also, for the Manchester Olympic bid, they proposed to have the boxing at Albert Docks in Liverpool. At least I think it was the boxing, if could have been another sport, but I vaguely recall a sport definitely being proposed in Liverpool. I looked at the Manchester bid and thought the proposals for the event sites were pretty good (they're on Skyscrapercity somewhere). And if Liverpool did go for a bid, I'd like to think they'd use the velodrome in Manchester, would save £20m at least straight away to put towards the stadium & aquatics centre.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #58
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Old August 17th, 2012, 10:45 AM   #59
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Also, for the Manchester Olympic bid, they proposed to have the boxing at Albert Docks in Liverpool. At least I think it was the boxing, if could have been another sport, but I vaguely recall a sport definitely being proposed in Liverpool.
The following Liverpool venues were listed in the 1996 bid book -

Fencing - International Garden Festival Hall (4000 capacity)
Football - Anfield & Goodison Park (respective capacities)
Modern Pentathlon (Fencing) - International Garden Festival Hall (4000 capacity)
Table Tennis - King's Dock Arena (10,000 capacity)

In addition, there would also have been competition at Chester, Haydock Park, and Pwllheli.

The following Liverpool venues were listed in the 2000 bid book -

Boxing - King's Dock Arena (10,000 capacity)
Football - Unspecified whether Anfield or Goodison Park or both
Volleyball - King's Dock Arena (12,000 capacity) and King's Dock Exhibition Centre (6000 capacity)

In addition, there would also have been competition at Haydock Park and Pwllheli.

I know 'North West' is a bit of a dirty phrase around here, but Manchester having the 1996 games would have been a real boost for the whole region. Imagine, had the 1996 bid succeeded, we would have got our arena nearly 15 years before we finally got one. We may also still have had the Festival Hall for mid-level events, which could have spurred the regeneration of the Festival Gardens again well over a decade before it happened. Even with the slightly down-sized Liverpool contribution to the 2000 bid, we would still have got our arena, and an exhibition centre which is only just being planned now.

Also given the complete mess Atlanta made of the 1996 Games, it's a real shame they didn't get the right to host, as based on the 2002 Commonwealth Games, I'm sure they would have done a much better job.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 10:59 AM   #60
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Its up to a whopping 19 sigs.

Anyone tweeted this?
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