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Why has the CIC never been permitted access to the site? Well before the CIC was formed, residents interested in bringing the land into community use were informed by Liverpool City Council that there are other parties interested in the land. But who these parties are, and what their interest in the land is, has never been disclosed. At a meeting with Liverpool City Council in August 2018, the CIC was informed that a period of exclusivity had been granted to yet another unnamed organisation with undisclosed plans for the site. The CIC considers that there has been a great lack in transparency from Liverpool City Council with regard to what exactly their aspirations are for the site. The CIC’s aspirations for the site have always been totally transparent: the aim is to create an inclusive, financially sustainable community hub which can benefit the entire neighbourhood, and to reinvest any profits right back into improving Kirkdale for all of its residents. The first indications for funding for this project have been extremely positive. The only thing that has so far hindered the funding process is the very fact that the CIC cannot access the land. We could have been concentrating on bringing hundreds of thousands of pounds of investment into Kirkdale, but instead, we have been totally impaired by the lack of access. In terms of preparing the land itself for community use, the CIC could already have made huge strides towards transforming this abandoned land into a beautiful community asset. Instead, the land continues to sit unused and abandoned, and with no end in sight.

Profile for The Ralla Ecological Garden CIC

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

Raising the Ralla! 2019 brochure.  

For many years, residents in Kirkdale have been keen to transform the land at the Ralla into a true asset for the local community. In 2018,...

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