Some other items from our January Newsletter

We are pleased to note, from the latest list of planning applications received by the City Council, that an application has been made to refurbish the Brown Cow pub, without affecting its architectural character, and to bring the overgrown area at the rear back into use. The reference numbers are 20F/3258 (planning permission) and 20L/3311 (listed building consent).

The application states that the owners, Hawthorn Leisure - who are currently seeking a tenant - hope to "attract a broad range of new customers" to the pub, which will remain "wet led" (i.e. no substantial meals). A feature will be the "extensive garden", created following the demolition of the existing rear extension.

Our thanks go to Cllr Kris Brown and LCC's neighbourhood officer Noel Kelly, who took swift action when the ceiling of the Wilson Memorial collapsed in November. Many years' accumulation of pigeon droppings had caused the timber to rot, but this has now been remedied. In all, we are told, over 30 sacks of bird droppings were removed!

When the Memorial was erected in 1883 - paid for by "the people of Gateacre", as the sandstone inscription reminds us - it was designed to serve as a dovecote as well as a drinking fountain. The local pigeons seem to be well satisfied with their refurbished accommodation.

You can read about the Wilson Memorial - which is the Gateacre Society's logo - here

To view the submitted drawings and other documents relating to Liverpool planning applications, visit the Liverpool Planning Explorer website

and enter the relevant reference (e.g. 20F/3258) into the Application Number box. Then click on the 'Search' button. When details of the application appear, click on the application number - in the left-hand column - to reach the 'Details Page for Planning Application'. For a copy of the application form, drawings, etc., click on 'Related Documents' (at the bottom of the page). To view any of the PDF files listed, right-click on the Document Name and download/save the file in the usual way. To submit comments to the Liverpool City Council Planning Department, click on 'Add Comments Here' to the right of the 'Comments Until' date. Or you can email your comments to , making sure that you quote your name, your postal address and the Application Number.

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