Liverpool news What ECHO readers want to see in Liverpool by the year 2025 MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - From bridges across the Mersey to giant waterslides and self governance, we asked readers what they wanted the city to have within five years
Breaking News ! Being less than five years away – so not exactly space port or subterranean dome city territory – we gave ECHO readers free reign and asked them what they would like to see in Liverpool by 2025. The replies showed people were interested in changes to how the city operates as much as a new building or water slide. Although someone did ask for a water slide. There were a lot of likes and support for some ambitious construction projects suggested by readers on our Facebook page. Such as Rachel Renshaw’s list of additions to the docklands: “A walking bridge across the Mersey. Ferry terminal in New Brighton. A bigger cruise line terminal to attract bigger ships for embarkation.” These popular ideas were supported by both Paul French - “that would be superb,” and Catherine Bal who replied - “A walking bridge would be amazing”. Paul Coulter suggested a few fun new additions to the city’s leisure and entertainment facilities. He posted: “A world class leisure centre swimming pool with slides and indoor beaches”. Kathleen Mcginnity’s suggested: “The New Royal Hospital open. The EU flag back up... and smooth road surfaces” But an air of frustration was evident as Kathleen added: “Of course none of the above will ever happen”. Andrew Webb who said: “Bramley-Moore Dock being developed for Everton Football Club, it's a no brainer for me." Overwhelmingly – and perhaps amplified by the region being placed in a Tier three lockdown – many people expressed a desire for greater devolution from central government, giving the city greater powers and freedom to self govern. Sign up for an Echo newsletter It's never been more important to stay in touch with the news, so subscribe now to the Liverpool Echo newsletter. Twice a day, seven days a week, we'll deliver the biggest stories straight to your inbox.
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Joanne Denise said: “Its own government, run by people with our region's interests at heart. Independence for the North!!” This sentiment was supported by many commenters. Paula Finnigan simply said: “Its own government!” Louise Gahan posted - “Equality with the South,” while Laura Jackson said - “To be recognised as our own country and have our own government”. Keep up to date with what's going on in your local area by entering your postcode below.
In a limitless world where you could have anything, many people said they would be happy just to see meaningful changes to West Derby Road. Ian Page suggested: “Two lanes for cars each way up and down West Derby Road.” Andrew Whittaker vehemently agreed, posting: “Hopefully two lanes on West Derby Road”. Both had support from others who said they wanted to see an end to roadworks. Jimmy Coufopoulos said: “No road works on every major route into town.” Our post asking people what they would like to see in Liverpool in five years attracted hundreds of comments and other notable suggestions included a tribute to The Beatles, toll free Mersey Tunnels and a universal basic income. But several commenters just expressed a desire to see more people in work in a free and healthy city. If you have any more ideas about what you’d like to see in Liverpool by 2025, let us know in the comments below.
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