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Council invites Bootle residents to help shape exciting 20-year vision for the future of the town

Sefton Council is inviting residents and stakeholders to share their thoughts on the future of Bootle as it launches the first stage of consultation on a new 20-year plan for the town.

‘Our Future, Our Bootle’ is an Area Action Plan that will set out a clear vision for the town for the next two decades and beyond.

The Plan will act as a catalyst for further investment in the town, creating more opportunities for local people and businesses. It will also help to secure the homes that people need and want, help address the challenge of climate change, provide good-quality open spaces and facilities and seek local environmental improvements, as well as securing job opportunities.

The Council wants residents and other stakeholders to play a key role in shaping the plans which, once adopted, will form part of the Development Plan for Sefton alongside the Local Plan.

Councillor Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council said: “A lot is happening in Bootle right now, including the repurposing of the Strand. We are really excited about ‘Our Future, Our Bootle’ and want everyone in Bootle to get involved in this amazing opportunity to shape the future of our town.”

Councillor Daren Veidman, Cabinet Member for Planning added: “There has been a lot of talk about the regeneration of Bootle over the past few years and the Area Action Plan gives us the opportunity to reflect on all of the positives and provide greater certainty to residents, developers and local businesses about the future of the town.”

This first phase of a multi-staged consultation on the Plan is the ‘Issues and Options’ phase. Over the coming weeks, a newsletter containing details how to get involved in the consultation will be circulated to all homes and businesses in Bootle. .

The Issues and Options document and an online feedback form are available online now at www.sefton.gov.uk/bootleAAP. There will also be a number of in-person, drop-in and online events. Drop-in events will nbe held at:

  • The Bootle Strand (Pop-up shop on Medway) : Saturday 20th November, between 10am – 2pm
  • The Bootle Strand (Pop-up shop on Medway): Wednesday 24th November, between 10am – 2pm
  • Brunswick Youth and Community Centre, 104 Marsh Ln: Wednesday 24th November, between 4 – 6.30pm
  • The Bootle Strand (Pop-up shop on Medway): Friday 3rd December, between 10am – 2pm
  • Community By Nature, 40-42 Hertford Rd: Friday 3rd December, between 4 – 7pm

There will also be online workshops on:

  • Tuesday 23rd November between 6pm and 7pm
  • Wednesday 1st December between 1pm and 2pm

People can register to attend the online workshops at www.sefton.gov.uk/bootleAAP. There is no need to register to attend the in-person drop in events.

The Issues and Options document will be available to read in full at Bootle Library, Stanley Road; Magdalen House, Trinity Road and Bootle Town Hall, Oriel Road. Feedback forms are available to complete at these locations.

The consultation is due to run until Friday 7th January 2022. All feedback received will be reviewed and used to develop the ‘preferred options’. This will be the next stage of consultation in June and July 2022.