Speke residents speak up on neighbourhood issues

Speke Up event in Liverpool

Members of the local community in Speke, Liverpool, have had their say on how the area could be improved.

Over 70 residents attended the ‘Speke Up’ World Café event at the Speke Community Centre, known locally as ‘The Commy’, on Wednesday 28 November.

Organised by the Speke Venny Adventure Playground, in partnership with Onward, South Liverpool Homes and Merseyside Police, the event was an opportunity for residents to share their views on the area and provide suggestions on what could be done to improve it.

Some of the issues raised by residents on the night included the dangerous use of scrambler bikes and quad bikes in the area, and the lack of clubs and activities for local teenagers.

All of the ideas and comments received at the event will now be taken away by the event organisers for consideration, with actions being fed back to the community at a later date.

Erica Cormack, social investment specialist at Onward, said: “The event was a great success and it was good to see months of work and planning come together so well.

“I was impressed with how receptive the local community were in sharing their thoughts and ideas. Residents had a lot to say about what could be done to make Speke a better place to live, and we look forward sharing our actions on this feedback as soon as possible.”