Following the latest applications by Wirral Council for a share of Government regeneration cash, there have been renewed calls for action to reverse the decline of town centres in Wallasey, including Liscard and New Brighton.
While many of the recent decisions by the Council have secured cash for the Birkenhead area, places like Liscard, New Brighton and Seacombe are being left behind.
Recent cash awarded to Wirral includes:
- Woodside Waterfront: £28,579,781
- Birkenhead Market, residential, highway network improvements: £24,581,011
- Town Deal Birkenhead - a range of regeneration schemes: £24,750,000
- UK Shared Prosperity Fund: £1,500,000
- House of Fraser - acquisition: £2,109,500
- Skills, education and training: £15,700,000
At the last meeting of the Council's Economy, Regeneration and Housing Committee, Councillors Ian Lewis and Lesley Rennie again highlighted the issues facing shopping centres across Wallasey. The committee backed their calls for a report from council managers on the need for regeneration of Liscard and the wider Wallasey area.
Ahead of that report, which we hope will kick start a serious attempt to tackle the effects of the decline of some local town centres, we'd like to hear your views.