County District Centre
The Independent heart of the North Liverpool – Run for the Community by the Community
A £1M stimulus programme has been launched to help regenerate a key area of North Liverpool in a unique partnership involving Everton Football Club and Merseyside Police.
Liverpool City Council has set out a 10-year masterplan for the County District Centre, the historical retail heart of the Walton community, after it was awarded £1million from the Liverpool City Region Town Centre Fund.
The city council has joined forces with the local community and key stakeholders such as Everton FC, to deliver an innovative programme based around seven kick starter projects.
The focus of the projects is to “remember, reimagine and revitalise” the district centre of County and Walton Road, in the County and Kirkdale wards, which is situated very close to the world famous football stadiums of Anfield and Goodison Park, which Everton are looking to redevelop if they move to Bramley-Moore Dock.
The area also lies just 3 miles to the north of Liverpool city centre and is connected to it by the A59 (County Road) which is currently undergoing a £4.5m upgrade.
The seven strands of the Country District Centre masterplan are:
- The Vision – Setting the ambitions of the district centre for the next ten years.
- Enterprise, employability and training – Creating a space for entrepreneurs and businesses to grow working in partnership with Everton in the Community.
- Community Hub – Refurbishing Spellow Library to be a multi-service inclusive space for the community, providing statutory Library, Adult learning, Children Services and business Support. The refurbishment is due to begin in June 2021 (subject to planning approval) and anticipated to be complete October/November 2021 with an opening date before the end of the year. A planning application has been submitted.
- Business Fund – A small grant for businesses to improve their business, properties and re-open following Covid-19 due spring 2021.
- County Community Police Team – In partnership with Merseyside Police the fund has created a dedicated police team for businesses, residents and the community.
- Creative Community – Culture Liverpool will be working with artists to bring art, creativity and community cohesion to the District Centre.
- Christmas on County – the fund will aim to bring a spectacular Christmas display for the community in December 2021.
If you want to get involved and find out more about County District Centre contact the team on CDCTeam@liverpool.gov.uk