Protesters Plan March to Save Prescot Park

By on Monday, April 16, 2018

Campaigners against Knowsley’s decision to sell off Brown’s Field in Prescot are marching in protest this weekend.

The ‘Family March’ takes place on Sunday 22 April, leaving Brown’s Field at 9.30am and arriving an estimated 40 minutes later at Knowsley Council’s offices in Huyton.

Simultaneous marches leave from Alt Park and Court Hey Park in Huyton, which are also under threat.

Council leaders voted to give up the land – along with other, mostly smaller green spaces across the Knowsley – in November 2017, saying the revenue was the only way to raise £40 million secure the future of the borough’s remaining public parks.

The alternative was the decline of all Knowsley’s parks due to government budget cuts, KMBC leader Cllr Andy Moorhead argued.

Campaigners say the community was not properly consulted however, and they argue that, as the only public green space of its size in Prescot, it is well-used and cannot be replaced. As well as providing playing fields and a children’s playground, it is the venue for the Prescot Carnival, which attracts an estimated 5,000 visitors each June. As a King George V Field, the land is covenanted for public use as a memorial to the late monarch, who died in 1936.

Residents and park users can keep up with the campaign via the Save Browns Field Park! Facebook group.

Below: Sunday 22 April’s protest march route

3 Comments

  1. Kathleen Day

    Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    And remember to vote lib dem at the local ekections, let’s get these corrupt power abusing lical politicians out. Even if like me youve voted labour or support labour nationally. They have too much power in Knowsley and run rough shot over us, the public. Why oh why do they remain in power, they need to be gone to save the area and the future… im not a politician just a concerned resident.

  2. Lizzie

    Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Yes, Kathleen vote lib dem.

  3. Jan evans

    Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 5:07 am

    Always voted labour will never again if this plan against the resident wishes goes ahead the land on West view which is always used throughout the year and is much loved is also included in the sell off. This piece of land is like a village green and I am sure if it was in a small rural village would remain untouched Knowsley council was elected how dare they ignore it’s constituents. Find another way. Ialso it’s no good building more houses when it hasn’t enough schools.

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