This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
OPPOSITION is mounting in Merseyside over development plans which campaigners say will “Disneyfy” Liverpool’s historic St George’s Quarter by turning it into a tourist attraction.
The plans involve installing an overhead “zip wire” over the area’s protected buildings.
Opponents have launched a “Stop the Liverpool Zip” campaign, which is supported by the United Nation’s heritage section UNESCO, film director Ken Loach, and Liverpool-born Willy Russell, Alexei Sayle, Jimmy McGovern and Roger McGough.
The supporters want a judicial review into the proposals.
Campaigner Anyanna Ndukwe said: “The proposed route of the wire causes us grave concern and we are determined to challenge the decision and that’s why we’ve launched a Go Fund Me fundraiser to pay the legal costs of a High Court judicial review.
“Imagine: a fairground set in a backdrop of five heritage grade I and II-listed buildings, in a world heritage site.
“Imagine the solace of a memorial garden, the site of a former church and graveyard where Napoleonic soldiers rest in peace, broken 12 hours a day seven days a week, 360 days a year by the shrieks and shrills of stag and hen party thrill-seekers descending in their droves upon Zip World.”
Ms Ndukwe likened Zip World to a “magical fairyland adventure where nothing matters except profits.”
“We want to boost a thriving economy that benefits all the people of Liverpool and enhances its world-class iconic landmarks,” she said.
“There are numerous locations in our city, particularly the north end of Liverpool that has stunning features and will make a perfect home for zip-wire fans without risking the conservation of St George’s Quarter.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.