Our next Zoom meeting:
Life on Edge Lane West, 1995-2010

A talk by Elizabeth Pascoe

on Wednesday 25th May
at 7.30pm
Our member Elizabeth Pascoe moved to Wavertree in 2010. Her house off Edge Lane had been compulsorily purchased by Liverpool City Council. She was one of the last to move. She had also been heavily involved in the community's fight against the Edge Lane West CPO. The campaigners were victorious in 2006, but finally defeated two years later.

For many years, Elizabeth has 'shelved' her memories. But now, she feels, it's time to speak out - not least because, as she says, it could happen again elsewhere. This is how she describes her talk:

Its a polemic about so-called Housing Market Renewal, which in reality has been astoundingly damaging. It's about misappropriation of European and central government funding intended for grass-roots community regeneration, but used instead by a cabal of social landlord, local authority and private developer (who pulled out once the destruction was irreversible). It's about the obliteration of a community in order to 'provide an investment opportunity for potential developers'. The talk is from the perspective of us, the original residents. We were Collateral Damage, on the receiving end of an 'initiative'."

This is a 'members only' meeting. If you attended any of our previous Zoom events, you'll automatically be sent a link for this one a couple of days beforehand. Otherwise, if you're a Wavertree Society member with internet access and you wish to attend the talk, please send an email to this address and we'll add you to the list (and send you guidance notes, in case you're new to Zoom).

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