In 2017, Highways England announced that they wanted to build a dual carriageway right through the middle of Rimrose Valley, a country park in Sefton near Liverpool. The only green space in a heavily populated and urbanised area. The purpose of this dual carriageway? To increase the capacity of the nearby Port of Liverpool, owned by Peel Ports. A privately owned organisation based in the Isle of Man. The WE SAID NO podcast tells the story of how the campaign to fight the road and the damage to both the environment and to public health came to be. And how its actions brought a community together in defiance of the Government's plans.
An impossible choice?
In Episode Two, we hear how a small, but committed team of people, determined to stop a road being built through their local country park, soon come to realise that this is part of a much bigger problem. They learn about the wider environmental and...
Rimrose Valley - The beginnings of change
In episode 1, we learn about the origins and the history of Rimrose Valley and its creation. And how the plans by Highways England, the Government's own road building company, affected the communities that surrounded it. A community that relied upon it....
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In 2017, Highways England announced that they wanted to build a dual carriageway right through the middle of Rimrose Valley, a country park in Sefton near Liverpool. The only green space in a heavily populated and urbanised area. The purpose of this...
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This podcast is about the campaign to save Rimrose Valley Country Park in North Liverpool from destruction by Highways England. I loved listening about how the park was created and the battle campaigners are facing to save the park. It is well put together with ambient sounds from the park and music. It’s a must listen and I can’t wait for episode 2!
Can’t wait to see how this turns out. Fascinating start
Interesting and informative. More roads is definitely not the answer.