May 2019
Every month, we bring you the latest local news, events, and consultations, so you can get involved with life as a Liverpool city centre resident.

Engage event: Boundaries

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd May, One Fine Day, Old Hall Street.

Join us for the first in a series of three free events, asking residents what’s important about the city we live in.

This month, we’ll be discussing boundaries. Physical or invisible – why are they important to us? Who decides what falls inside our World Heritage Site, and are the things beyond it less important?

Reserve your free tickets now

With two short interjections—including one from Rob Burns, former Historic England inspector, and Liverpool City Council planning officer—followed by discussion and conversation, this event promises to be quite unlike anything we’ve hosted before. Book your places now and be part of it.

A waterfall in the city centre: The story of Richard Huws’ “Bucket Fountain”

5:30pm Wednesday 15th May, RIBA North, Mann Island.

With thousands of supporters seriously concerned about plans to remove the magnificent ‘Bucket Fountain’ from its current location, this talk, hosted by Merseyside Civic Society, is your chance to find out about the man who designed the fountain and the sculpture’s important connection to its location on the waterfront.

Book your free place now
And if the event leaves you wanting to do more to support the Bucket Fountain’s cause, come along to the Friends of the Fountain Campaign Meeting at 6pm Thursday 23rd May.

Royal Daffodil ferry returns to the waterfront

Mersey Ferries and the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor have announced that the famous and much loved ferry, which gave over 50 years of service from 1962, is to be refurbished and re-homed in the Canning Dock area as a heritage venue and leisure attraction.

Read more about the announcment on our website

10 years of LightNight Liverpool

5pm til late, Friday 17th May. LightNight is Liverpool’s free one-night arts festival, shining a spotlight on the city and celebrating our world class cultural offer. Over 100 organisations collaborate annually to create an inspiring trail of events with talks, workshops, performance, live music and more.

Events all night, across the city. See what’s on near you.

“Stop the rot”

Residents mount campaign to preserve Heaps Rice Mill

Listed as a Grade II historic monument in 2014, to save it from demolition, the famous rice mill, which once ground the rice for Kellogg’s Rice Crispies, has now lain derelict for almost 15 years.

There are fears that, if ignored any longer, the building could suffer irreprable damage, ruining any chances for sympathetic renovation. A group of supporters are currently running a petition, asking the council to inspect the building, to ascertain its condition and its future.

Sign the petition here or see photos from the Liverpool Echo’s visit to the crumbling site in January last year.

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