One year on from hosting Liverpool’s first ‘Car Free Day’ celebration, we are proud to release Love Wavertree’s Outline Action Plan & Investment Strategy 2020-2025

A community campaign working by, with, of and for the people of Wavertree.

A Shop Full of Love

‘ReLoved’ Shop & Community Hub Launch

Interactive Map & Ideas Wall

Add your thoughts, comments and ideas!

Sweet Little Mystery

Wavertree’s Playground is 125 years young

Love Local, Love Wavertree

Showing our love for Wavertree and the High Street

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Car Free Day

The Day we took over the High Street

Save our Abbey!

A Lidl of what we fancy – but will it do us good?

“Something amazing is happening in Wavertree”

Liverpool Echo, 21st September 2019

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ove Wavertree is a CIC and community campaign for positive action working by, with, of and for the people of Wavertree, Liverpool.

We are an independent collective of local residents who have come together with one overarching thing in common: We Love Wavertree.

Back in the Spring of 2019, our community rallied together in response to some negative local and national news stories that just didn’t look, sound or feel like the Wavertree we all know and love.

Building on the strength of our community spirit and the pride we share in Wavertree’s abundant built and cultural heritage, we have since worked together to make some wonderful things happen in our local area – from little things like community cuppas in our local cafes and making our streets cleaner with regular litter picks, to big events including Liverpool’s first ‘Car Free Day’ in September 2019, which saw over 5,000 people celebrating on Wavertree High Street.

We are pleased that our burst of community action has led to more positive media coverage! But, more importantly, we have seen our local area spring back to life and have loved getting to know our neighbours as friends.

Since opening in early July 2020, our ‘ReLoved’ shop and hub at 203 Picton Road has very quickly found its place as the beating heart of our community. All profits generated through ReLoved are reinvested back into Wavertree.

Working through the shop, we have been able to open a ‘Uniform Bank’ to distribute second-hand and new uniforms to local families, to offer a 50% discount on baby and children’s goods to foster carers, to make up support packages for refugee families living locally, and to create book packages for local residents who are COVID-19 shielding.

Working through the hub, community members have started a weekly running club, book club, ‘Wavertree in Bloom’ group, arts club, film group, photography group, crafting, sewing and making, poetry and writing groups. We have recently hosted our first photography exhibition, featuring works from our talented neighbours at Damien John Kelly House and we have started a campaign to save the iconic Abbey Cinema building. And there is much more to come!…

Our Outline Action Plan and Investment Strategy (September 2020) is available to read online, here: Action Plan

We are committed to a positive present and future for Wavertree as a happy, healthy area and welcome anyone who wants to join in and support.

We can all make a difference!

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