Cheshire West and Chester Council Area Report – August 2016

Bye-Bye Ellesmere Port Green Belt?

Plans for development at Vauxhall Sports and Social Club, Ellesmere PortThe issue of the ‘Surprise’ approval of the housing on Green Belt land to fund the Vauxhall Sports club is being pursued with the local campaigners, however it is feared that there is little that can be done at this late stage. Continue reading “Cheshire West and Chester Council Area Report – August 2016”

Petition To Save Rock Ferry High School Woodlands

Rock Ferry High School Playing Fields
Another green lung in Wirral’s urban landscape under threat.

We are already aware of the threat to the playing fields at Rock Ferry High School, but we didn’t know about the active petition by the local community to save their green-space.

In their own words, the ‘Save Rock Ferry High School & Woodlands’ Group say the following about their petition:

The aim of this is to gather support to save the old Rock Ferry High School and its surrounding environment from demolition and sell-off.

Many residents have been informed about the intended demolition of the school buildings and the selling off of the playing fields and woodlands, while it appears, many more have not.

Why is the RFHS & woodlands site worth saving?

The oldest part of the school is Ravenswood House (built 1874 in the Gothic Revival style) is Grade II listed. The woodland area boasts a number of species. The site is the last open green space in the Rock Ferry area which is still used by the local community. More schools will be needed in the future, not less.

There is a very short space of time to gather support and save the site.

Perhaps you live in the area and oppose the proposed demolition? Perhaps you were a pupil or a teacher at the school and have memories of the site, or maybe you use the fields for recreational purposes?

Please invite your family and friends to sign this petition and offer support in any way you can to save the site.

If you would like to add your name to the petition, you can do so using the following link:

Save Rock Ferry High School & Woodlands