Remember the privatisation of parts of our justice system?

www.thecanary.co/2017/06/22/theresa-may-hoping-uk-voters-distracted-notice-devastating-report-growing-scandal/

The Canary has the story on its web site – see link above

If you, like me, despair at the march of privatisation though our public services (and lets face it all 3 main parties have have had a hand in it) then this report makes sobering if somewhat unsurprising reading.

With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting

Liverpool – ‘Privatising’ its parks!?

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/plans-outsource-two-liverpool-parks-13039050

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

This is a worrying process. At one end the potential to put parks and open spaces in the hands of those who simply want to exploit them for private/commercial gain must surely be met with a big ‘NO’. But alternatives such as spaces being run by community groups, co-operatives and mutual organisations has its appeal to an old Liberal like me because it could be, if handled well, a decentralisation process putting the management of such facilities in the hands of the communities which use them.

At present this process is potentially both a threat and an opportunity; I hope that Liverpool City Council does not allow it become former!

Liverpool – A large part of the city centre is now private property

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/feb/20/privatisation-public-spaces-rip-out-heart-britains-cities

The Guardian has the story on is web site – see link above

Liverpool Waterfront Panorama

This is an interesting insight into how our city centres are changing and not necessarily for the good. And its happening almost under the radar.

The photo above (click on it enlarge) of Liverpool’s historic/World Heritage waterfront is also on my Flickr site at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

With thanks to Keith Page who spotted this story