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Closing statement This document has highlighted the great importance of the Ralla, both in terms of the broad-reaching community engagement which it can offer, and as a natural public green space which can add immeasurably to the health and liveability of the area. This document has demonstrated that recent schemes of residential and commercial development in the area have had little impact on the local community. Much of Kirkdale today has very little which encourages either a healthy lifestyle, community spirit or collective pride in the area. The worrying statistics of high unemployment, poor health and poor educational attainment all paint a grim picture of life in the neighbourhood. And yet Kirkdale has an incredible asset sitting locked up and abandoned in the neighbourhood: a designated Local Wildlife Site boasting one of the richest levels of biodiversity in the whole of Liverpool relative to its size; a site which Mayor Anderson himself has described as the “hidden jewel� of North Liverpool. Liverpool City Council has repeatedly expressed its desire to promote and protect the city’s green spaces and biodiversity. However, despite environmental concerns becoming an ever more important issue and a pressing responsibility for a forward-thinking city, it often feels as though any green space in Liverpool is a potential development site. The Ralla is a perfect opportunity for LCC to present a major new public green space for Kirkdale, and a unique green asset for Liverpool, promoting environmental awareness, biodiversity and sustainability. The Ralla project has received great interest and support not only from the local community, but also from individuals and organisations from all over Merseyside with an outstanding

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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