New Community Footpath Opens in Croxteth!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in News, Uncategorized

After two years of planning and fundraising, we are delighted to announce that the Croxteth Community Footpath is now open!  We invite you to watch this great, short video to learn more about the project:

 

 

 

 

The new 190m long footpath, officially named ‘Brooks Way’, connects residents in old Croxteth and Croxteth Park with the surrounding woodlands and greenspaces, including the popular local attraction, Croxteth Country Park.  This saves the locals an inconvenient 1.5mile detour!  EAT Landscape has been involved right from the start of the project, so have witnessed the exciting transformation of the site first hand.   We helped to create the original sketch design options for the client and produced the drawings for the planning application.  More recently we were commissioned to compile the contract documents and run the landscape contract on site.  Led by the Cass Foundation, in association with The Friends of Croxteth Greenspaces and Alt Valley Community Trust, the project has had a tremendous amount of positive involvement and support from local primary schools and community organisations.  It was all made possible by a £50,000 grant from Cory Environmental Trust in Britain, plus funding from Liverpool City Council, Arts Council England and Cobalt Housing.

 

 

Performance of Midsummer Nights Dream in Dam Wood at the opening of Brooks Way community footpath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The opening celebration was a huge success with over 500 people attending, evidence of the amazing level of community support for the initiative.  It all started with a fantastic drumming group performance by Rhythm Reaction and then a lantern walk lead people to the nearby woodland lit up with festoons of fairy lights, for an atmospheric performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by local youth theatre group Love ActingAlt Valley Community Trust, Croxteth GEMS and Autism In Motion were among the groups involved in the event, which was attended special guests Councillor Peter Mitchell, MP Stephen Twigg, Deputy Mayor Ann O’Byrne and Alfie Wall, grandson of Reverend Ian Brooks, after whom the path is named.