Update on Cumulative Impact Policy (Your Support is needed)

Posted By Peter / June, 5, 2011

Dear Residents,

Liverpool City Council has dropped a leaflet into your letterboxes about 2 weeks ago (Mid May) and hired a Research Agency to question you directly, asking for your opinion on the proposed ‘Cumulative Impact Policy’ (click here for more information).

The Ropewalks Residents’ Assocation is now asking for your support…again… We are working very hard (since months) to build effective relationships between everyone involved in the complex network of the Ropewalks – Residents, the Council, Politicians, other agencies such Liverpool Vision, but also the business and night economy owners themselves. We believe that before effective relationships haven’t been established (and therefore noise and nuisance issues are not effectively tackled yet), we should be very careful with opening further premises in the area… Let’s take stock, improve what we have and then move forward!

This is why we recommend you fill in the below form, supporting the introduction of the Cumulative Impact Policy for the Ropewalks Area (Option 1 B). Please submit your form either to the Concierge in Elysian Fields (21 Colquitt Street/ Corner Seel Street) or electronically to info@ropewalksresidents.co.uk .

We are already in the process of contacting residents directly and have already encountered great support for this initiative. Any questions, please get in touch on info@ropewalksresidents.co.uk

Thank you and best regards,
The Ropewalks Residents’ Association

Please click here to get access to the form to be signed… PDF – CIP_Letter_final

Your Support is need to keep Seel Street going one-way…

Posted By Peter / June, 5, 2011

Dear Residents,

as you might know, we have worked for months with all relevant agencies (Liverpool City Council, etc.) to roll out a scheme aimed at calming traffic on Seel Street. Our campaign was successful and significant investment in effort and money was made to convert Seel Street into a one-way street. (See article below from Echo/ Liverpool)

This change has brought about much reduced traffic noise and much reduced accident risk. But while we all seem to agree that the scheme is a success, during its test period, it will be open for suggestions as to how to improve it.

We would be delighted if you could please fill in the document below (press the link and ‘save as’) and submit it back to us (including your comments if you have any additional suggestions!) to the Concierge at Elysian Fields (21 Colquitt Street/ Corner Seel Street) or e-mail to info@ropewalksresidents.co.uk . We already have a large number of submissions in favour of the scheme…and numbers are still increasing!

Please do your bit too and support this effort in the interest of all Ropewalks Residents!
Any questions, please get in touch on info@ropewalksresidents.co.uk

Thank you and best regards,
The Ropewalks Residents’ Association

PDF – Seel_Street_Letter_final (click here to download the relevant form)

One-way traffic on Seel Street (Echo/ Liverpool)

Posted By admin / April, 29, 2011

In a bid to increase safety and minimize queuing, Seel Street has become one-way between David Lewis Street and Berry Street, with traffic travelling towards Berry Street. The new system came into place in January.

Concerns were raised by the police and Ropewalks residents due to a lack of formal arrangement for traffic on the street.

The majority of problems tend to occur between Thursday and Sunday during the peak times for bars and nightclubs to open (evening through to early morning). It is also when Bold Street and Wood Street become restricted to vehicles with specific permits; causing excess traffic to use Seel Street. This narrow street is then used by taxis and other vehicles dropping people off or parking.

An existing pay-and-display bay, which operates from 8am-6pm, has become home to a temporary taxi rank from 6pm-8am. If all goes to plan, the taxi rank will become permanent and additional ranks may also be introduced.

This scheme is backed by local councillors, police and city centre management team.

*excerpt from the Liverpool Echo