4 episodes

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.

WE SAID NO Save Rimrose Valley

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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 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.

    Peel Ports in the dock

    Peel Ports in the dock

    The controversial road proposal covered in this podcast series is called the Port of Liverpool Access Scheme and yet, whilst the port’s owners, Peel Ports, are regularly in the news cheering the expansion of their operations, you won’t hear them talking...

    • 28 min
    An impossible choice?

    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...

    • 34 min
    Rimrose Valley - The beginnings of change

    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....

    • 15 min
    Trailer - WE SAID NO

    Trailer - WE SAID NO

    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...

    • 1 min

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