Friends Of Sefton Park

The Friends of Sefton Park (in Liverpool) have been making excellent progress in taking forward their work for the city….
The initative to promote Sefton Park seems to be going on apace.
The Friends of Sefton Park now have a new e-group which people associated with the Friends can join; and the plans for the future of the Park are developing and being debated quite rapidly. (Anyone who wants to join the Friends of Sefton Park Group could contact me directly via ‘Email Hilary’ on my home page, and I will send the expression of interest on to the Group.)
One thing which I find fascinating is how many of us with serious involvement in the environment are also e-contactable and so forth. Obviously, e-technology is a low-energy activity, once it’s all set up – and we don’t have to use petrol and paper to be in touch!
See also: Sefton Park’s Grebes And Swans
Liverpool’s Sefton Park, Swans, Herons And Grebes

Sefton Park, Liverpool: Winter Solstice 2006
Cherry Blossom For May Day In Sefton Park, Liverpool
What Now For Liverpool’s Sefton Park?
Cherry Picking Liverpool’s Sefton Park Agenda
Liverpool’s Sefton Park Trees Under Threat – Unnecessarily?
Solar Lighting Could Solve The Parks Problem

Posted on November 21, 2005, in Equality, Diversity And Inclusion, Liverpool And Merseyside, Sustainability As If People Mattered, The Journal. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Paul Hitchiner

    I remember when a retired man used to look after Sefton Park Dell. I think that there are many people who would be willing to give their tiome to look after the park and give it some ‘Tender Loving Care’. I wonder if Liverpool City Council would be willing to encourage such voluntary care, these days, or are is there too much politics involved

  2. have u seen the state of what used to be called the farm fields. they were football fields before the council started work on the the park now they are a disgrace you cannot even walk on it because its to uneven nevermind play football. i thought the council were putting it back the way it was before.

  3. I’ve been visiting Sefton Park for 60 years. First as a child with my grandparents then my own children and now my husband.
    My husband and I are appalled at the behaviour of some of the visitors to the park. These people allow their dogs to run wild (without lead) and cause a lot of anxiety to parents children and pensioners.
    I rang the council re an incident that happened to me in the park regarding a dog and was told to complain to the Park Rangers (what Park Rangers) I’ve never seen anyone with a uniform in the Park (except police when there’s an incident).
    I was told that there should be signs in the park warning dog owners to keep their dogs on a lead.
    Is there anything we can do before the Park becomes a total dog toilet?

    Opening date: Sunday 29th June 2008
    Two superb private gardens previously unseen by the public, plus ninety city allotments, will open their gates to for the first time as part of the celebration of Liverpool’s Capital of Culture year 2008.
    The garden of the University of Liverpool’s Vice-Chancellor, Drummond Bone, has previously only been seen by the select few at Graduation garden parties. The large garden in the Toxteth area of Liverpool boasts a rare collection of old shrub roses, a grand formal terrace, grape vine and mature shrub borders. Contact Vivian Bone: 0151 728 8375
    Nearby is the new and developing garden of one of Liverpool’s old merchant houses, Park Mount, overlooking Sefton Park. Here gardener Jeremy Nicholls has been creating a glorious garden using vibrant colours and adventurous planting combinations, with some surprises and many rare plants.
    Contact: Jeremy Nicholls 0151 733 8205 / 07802 676242
    The ninety allotments in Sefton Park will show how well a city plots can provide fruit and vegetables of the highest quality, offering inspiration to other city gardeners. The site includes many interesting community facilities and a plot adapted for disabled gardeners. The site has featured in national TV and film productions – see the ‘Bread’ shed where Lilo Lil held her trysts on plot 89. Contact: Giulia Harding 0151 727 4877
    All the above will open their gates for charity on Sunday June 29th 2008, under the auspices of the National Garden Scheme.
    Sefton Park Palm House will be at the centre of the celebrations with rare and unusual plants for sale, musical entertainment and afternoon tea, and demonstrations from the National Association of Flower Arrangers. Contact: Rosemary on 0151 726 9304.
    Admission is £4.00 with tickets available at all four venues on the day.
    Contact Information:
    Christine Ruth, Press Officer, National Garden Scheme, Lancashire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester. 0151 727 4877 / 07740 438994

  5. Also, if you have comments on the proposals, the email address to write to is

  6. Just to let you know there will be a public exhibition of the Stage 2 proposals for the Park next month.
    This is to be held at two venues:
    The 08 Place, Whitechapel, Liverpool City Centre (9am – 6pm, Thursday 8th until Saturday 10th December)
    Sefton Park Palm House (10.30am – 4pm, Sunday 11th until Wednesday 14th December)

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