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Put back smelly work.

WE really do have some switched-on decision makers in this City of Culture don't we? Some years ago, the ECHO ran an article about funding being available to return Sefton park back to the Victorian era.

The years passed with no sign of work in progress, until January 7 this year.

We now find this beautiful park is to be a building site. Ahuge field is now fenced off (nice for graffiti vandals) in preparation to store the foul smelling silt they will remove after they have drained the lake and water ways.

This is work that needs to be done and it will be very good for the park when it is eventually completed, but why was it left until now? Why couldn't it have been done in time for Culture year?

Visitors staying in hotels around the park will be very impressed to find a mud hole where there was a lovely lake with wildfowl and fish. The field this mess is being piled onto is right next to the PalmHouse, the pride and joy to which so many people of this city contributed, to help with the cost of it's restoration.

Also where many events are being held this year to celebrate 2008. I am sure these visitors will be thrilled to walk past a foul smelling fenced off field.

This work is to take a whole year - Culture Year.

Show you care, decision makers. Call a halt to this till 2009.

Hannah McKinley, Allerton
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 2, 2008
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