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Liverpools Grand River Promanade(s) ...... and Panaramas!

Liverpudlians have for so many years been cut off from many parts of the riverfront but that has been changing and there are now various points of access. Which will eventually for the most part, with only a few possible exceptions, all be linked together to form one continuous `Riverside Walkway`.

Or perhaps what I`d prefer to call it `Liverpools Grand River Promanade.`

City Centre:
http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.c...gb&db=GB&pc=&zm=0&scale=50000&up.x=188&up.y=5

There are many pictures of the waterfront and the various developments but a focus on the public access and amenities and the chance for a bracing walk should not be missed nor a picnic forbidden. (even from the comfort of your PC.)

South Liverpool:
http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.c...b=GB&pc=&zm=0&scale=50000&down.x=190&down.y=5

Otterspool and Cressington:
http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.c...=GB&pc=&zm=0&scale=50000&right.x=6&right.y=98

Speke Hall and LJLA:
http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.c...=GB&pc=&zm=0&scale=50000&right.x=3&right.y=93

Oglet Point:
http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.c...=GB&pc=&zm=0&scale=50000&right.x=6&right.y=95
 

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To my shame i used to live on Mariners Wharf an always thought it a real problem that private developments such as that prevented a real good ramble down south along the river. Dont even get me started on the Garden festival site....!
 

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To my shame i used to live on Mariners Wharf an always thought it a real problem that private developments such as that prevented a real good ramble down south along the river. Dont even get me started on the Garden festival site....!
"Dont even get me started on the Garden festival site....!"

Go on Longi, treat yourself - you know you want to! :bash:
 

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£1.4m secured for regeneration of Otterspool Promenade in South Liverpool .....

http://www.merseyside.org.uk/displaypage.asp?page=31

£1.4m secured for regeneration of Otterspool Promenade in South Liverpool

· First images of planned improvements revealed
· Groundbreaking Peoples Panels helped shape the plans

Work on a major facelift for Otterspool Promenade in South Liverpool is due to start on site in August, after securing £1.4million through the Mersey Waterfront Programme - which is supported through the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The work will focus on approximately 1.9km of coastline, stretching from Jericho Lane to Beechdale Road, close to the 1984 Garden Festival site. It will also complement £1m plans currently being developed by Mersey Waterfront to renew key parts of the 3.5km stretch between Seacombe and New Brighton.

The Otterspool project will be the pilot for Mersey Waterfront's Pride In Our Promenades programme. The package of improvements will include replacing railings and installing better seating, bins and signposting. There will also be a landscaped area to encourage organised events such as kite-flying and open-air theatre, as well as a more attractive entrance from Jericho Lane and a play area suitable for different age groups.

Mersey Waterfront's use of the pioneering People’s Panels has given local residents a significant role in shaping the plans for Otterspool. This technique of deciding how public money should be used is based on the US model of Citizens Juries and has, so far, been little-used in this country. The Liverpool People’s Panel was made up of a diverse group of residents who met several times and came up with a series of ideas, following training from independent consultants.

"Time and time again residents along Mersey Waterfront have told us they want better basic facilities including seating, landscaping and signposting - and that's what they'll be getting at Otterspool," said Sara Wilde, Chair of Mersey Waterfront.

"The Prom is already well-used, but it hasn't received the investment it needs to fulfil its potential. By improving its appearance and accessibility, we can make the most of the leisure and tourism opportunities the area offers."

Paul Lakin, NWDA Head of Development, said: "The NWDA is delighted to support the development of the Mersey Waterfront, which is an important tourism asset and a key priority for the Agency. The improvements to Otterspool Promenade will help breathe new life into the area, enhancing its tourism offer as well as projecting a positive image for potential investors."

Liverpool city council's executive member for Environment and Heritage, Councillor Berni Turner, added: "Otterspool Park and Promenade is a hugely important part of our waterfront, a superb green waterside resource offering, arguably, the best view of the upper estuary.

"The improvements mean a huge boost for the area and will bring in thousands of visitors to the park. This project will also help us achieve our aim of bringing the park and promenade up to Green Flag status by 2008."

Design work has been carried out by consultants TEP (The Environment Partnership), and the improvements are expected to last approximately 9 months, finishing in Spring 2007

Members of the public will be able to view the full plans at The Theatre In The Park event, being held at Otterspool Park on Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July. There will also be opportunities to sign up for future Peoples Panels, as well as the newly-established Friends of Otterspool group.
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Excellent :cheers:

"Newly-established Friends of Otterspool group."
 
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