An environmental work stage of Anfield’s ongoing £260 million regeneration is helping residents to “have more pride” in the area.
Cleaning work and repairs being carried out in rear alleyways of the Rockfield area are being welcomed by members of the community as they form the latest phase of a £2m street works programme.
Delivered by Amey, which provides highways and street lighting services to Liverpool City Council, the current 12-week programme will see alleyways cleared in Alroy Road, Coningsby Road, Sybil Road and Tancred Road.
Commenting on the work so far, resident Marie Gornell of Coningsby Road says: “Before the work started the back entries had become absolutely dreadful over a number of years despite residents trying to keep them clean. Missing paving stones meant there were weeds growing and there was so much rank standing water because drains and channels were blocked meaning water couldn’t run away.
“Now everything is cleaner and more hygienic and I’m really pleased. A good job is being done here and it feels like the residents are being cared for and listened to. It also helps people have more pride in where they live.”
With the next stage set to create pocket parks on the sites of demolished properties during the coming months, deputy Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Ann O’Byrne says: “This is another important milestone in the regeneration of the area and will help improve the Anfield environment.
“We want the improvement to housing in Anfield to be complemented by a cleaner and safer street scene. It’s being warmly welcomed by residents whose growing pride in their area must not be undermined by anti social behaviour.
“To ensure that the improvements are long lasting, enforcement action will be taken on those who continue to dump, fly tip and degrade the streets.”