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Bootle locals young and old have their say on Christmas at Canalside

Bootle residents headed down to Bootle Canalside over the last two weekends to give their feedback on current and future plans as the site held its first ever Christmas event.

Visitors enjoyed sweet treats, steaming hot drinks and even a Christmas tipple beneath our stunning Christmas tree and our cosy tipis.

Families enjoyed storytelling and crafts with Y-Kids who attended our event and were wowed by our gingerbread stilt walkers weaving between our barrels and benches.

In the week, the site was visited by children from All Saints Primary who spent the morning singing Christmas songs, doing festive crafts and giving their feedback on how they want the site to be used in the future, adding to the feedback already gathered at our fantastic festive event.

The Christmas event was yet another opportunity to test the site ahead of a full opening later in 2022. The feedback gathered across all Canalside events so far will feed into future design and use of the site.

Feedback has already informed the orientation of the site, including a staircase giving access from Stanley Road and the listening process will continue with more opportunities to give feedback planned for early 2022.


Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of Sefton Council said:

“I was delighted to visit Bootle Canalside during our first ever Christmas at Canalside event and chat to young people in Bootle about the future of their town. The event spread some Christmas cheer among families in Sefton and was a chance to hear what they want from Bootle Canalside.

“Bootle Canalside is an organic site built around the wants and needs of the community and will be a fantastic shared space for all to enjoy. Every piece of feedback feeds into our plans for the site and how it will be used in future.

“There will be more opportunities in the new year to give feedback to ensure the site works for everyone in Bootle.”


For more information on how we have taken your feedback on board so far, click here