Make Liverpool the cleanest and greenest city in the UK

Liverpool will be the cleanest and greenest city in the UK.

Green spaces

Our green spaces are extremely important to our city but not enough focus has been placed on the need for green and open space in all parts of our city. It’s a proud statement that there is currently more green space in Liverpool than at any other point in our history since becoming a city. Part of the reason for that success is the creation of over 67 acres of new and improved green and open space, including a new park in Croxteth, Alt Meadows. Many of these are also community gardens in the north of Liverpool.

But our funding challenges mean that we must also be innovative about how we raise the revenue to spend on maintaining our parks and green spaces.

We will:

  • Build on Simon O’Brien’s final report for the Green Spaces Review and proposals for green corridors across the city.
  • Promote shared responsibility for our community spaces, gardens and allotments with residents, councillors, community groups and partners.
  • Increase the income generated from events, franchisers and assets to fund our parks and green spaces.

Green

Clean, sustainable communities

We want everyone in Liverpool to be proud of their communities, and that’s why we are focusing on getting the basics right.

We will:

  • Keep our streets clean. With our new Local Authority Trading Company we have brought street cleaning and bin collection under our control. This means we can focus on improving services which our communities deserve, while saving £2m a year.
  • Promote a new Good Neighbour Policy, to discourage the full range of anti-social behaviour, from rubbish dumping to dog dirt and noise nuisance; we will tackle it with positive promotion of Good Neighbour schemes and active enforcement.
  • Help young people, with a sustained and joined up approach to services. We will work with young people and spread this to community organisations with a particular emphasis on support for the most vulnerable section of the community.
  • 20 new or improved play areas across the city, responding to a key recommendation in the Green Spaces Report.
  • Deliver a recycling rate of 55% by 2020, rolling out recycling to the terraced streets and the city centre.
  • Tackle waste on our high streets by enrolling businesses, particularly street-facing ones dealing in food, into a business accreditation scheme promoting cleanliness and responsible waste treatment and disposal.
  • Work towards making Liverpool the most accessible city in the country for disabled people.