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Residents urged to have their say on New Ferry regeneration ideas

New Ferry residents can have their say on regeneration ideas for the Wirral area following a devastating explosion in March.

A series of public consultation events will take place next week to explore the initial options which have been suggested at community meetings in recent months.

Wirral Council has appointed GVA to explore the ideas and also to assess the potential for the area to emerge successfully from the impact of blast whilst creating a viable and sustainable future.

The drop-in consultation sessions will take place on 12, 13 and 14 September at St Mark’s Church, New Chester Road between 2pm and 7pm.

Ahead of the events David Ball, who is leading Wirral Council’s recovery operation after the explosion, says: “This is a really significant stage in our response to what happened in March and we want everyone’s input into the regeneration plans. New Ferry deserves to see progress made and the proposals must be realistic and deliverable.

“Once the consultation has been completed we will be reporting back to the next community meeting on Monday 18 September at 5.30pm in St Mark’s Church Hall and then within a couple of weeks we will finalise the regeneration plan ready for submission to government and various other agencies for funding support which will be critical to delivering the regeneration.”

In addition to the drop-in events, an online survey will also go live online to gather the views of businesses and the public in New Ferry.

Ball adds: “What we are looking at are initial ideas – more detailed plans and impressions will come forward later.

“We are committed to continuing to work hand in hand with local people on the regeneration of New Ferry so consultation at this stage is very important – we look forward to sharing these ideas with residents.”

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