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Hello & Welcome….
Things change pretty quickly…..
See our latest news on the Welsh Streets, otherwise, take your time and take a look around!
The Welsh Streets is an area of around 450 terraced houses next to Liverpool’s Princes Park. It’s within walking distance from both Princes and Sefton Park with great transport links and local shops. The Welsh Streets have held lasting appeal to young and old alike, offering affordable housing in a friendly neighbourhood. Their continued existence is under threat.
Would you like to live here?
More information about the house types will be posted as soon as it is available. So far we have structural surveys for Kelvin Grove 3-Storey Town Houses where 16 houses will be available subject to public demand. We await information for a further 16 in Madryn Street scheduled for repair.
A brief introduction…..
The fight to save hundreds of homes in Liverpool’s Welsh Streets from demolition began in 2004. Even though the government has cut the HMRI scheme responsible for condemning the area, the threat remains. In 2012, Liverpool City Council agreed to release 32 houses from demolition, but intend to clear 287 houses in the near future and more than 100 more in the long term.
Our core campaign message has always been to seek alternatives to demolition, but since no-one responded we have done it ourselves. Artist and committee member Nina Edge devised Design Diplomacy as a way of improving place-making and resolving delay on the contested Welsh Streets site. She has recruited a firm of architects and briefed them to produce sample ideas for the public and key stakeholders to discuss.
Everyone’s feedback is useful – so please fill in a quick survey so that the key players can learn about public demand for existing house types – primarily Victorian and 1950′s terraces.
BROADCAST FEATURES AND NEWS
The Welsh Streets & 9 Madryn Street (assorted news items)
The Welsh Streets: A Divided Community (a TenantSpin production)
PERSONAL TESTIMONY AND CREATIVE REFLECTIONS
Street Fighters: Nina Edge by Ciara Leeming
Spirit of the Streets by Trick Film
Your Street, Your Sound: Kelvin Grove by Jacky Waldock
Hello from WSHG
We are a group of residents who reject whole site demolition in favour of repair wherever possible, to deliver solid eco friendly homes. We are joined by people hoping to renovate re-populate, and reinvigorate the wasted Welsh Streets. We support new-build on vacant plots.
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