The campaign against Redrow and Liverpool City Council’s plans for the Calderstones Park Harthill estate was launched by the “Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park” – a registered charity – in partnership with local residents and park users.
The Save Harthill and Calderstones campaign committee was established following a public meeting attended by 300 local people in All Hallows Church Hall on 8th November 2016.
After Liverpool City Council’s decision to grant planning permission to Redrow, it was felt that the Friends of Harthill and Calderstones Park had taken the campaign as far as they could within the legal terms under which the charity had been established.
On 26th February 2017 the campaign committee met and, following legal advice, agreed to continue the campaign as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company.
This company, to be called “Liverpool Open and Green Spaces”, is currently being established, and will continue the existing campaigning and fundraising efforts, as well as being responsible for the proposed Judicial Review against Liverpool City Council’s decision to grant planning permission on the Harthill Estate.
A CIC is a special type of limited company which exists to benefit the community rather than private shareholders.
Local residents are being invited to either donate, or become shareholders in this company, which will not make a profit for any individual, and all directors will be unpaid volunteers.
You can find out more details about Community Interest Companies operate at http://www.cicassociation.org.uk/
Note: To save time, Liverpool Open and Green Spaces is currently being formed as a limited company, and will immediately apply to become a CIC.