23rd December 2010
Seacombe’s magnificent St John’s Church, which for many years has been standing empty in the ward’s Central Park, seems according to a Church report revealed in this week’s Wallasy News to have fallen foul of financial difficulties in the wake of the bankers’ crisis. A spokesman for the C of E is reported in the ‘News’ to have commented:
“This church building was sold for residential use with planning permission and listed building consent for the use. However, as an effect of the recession and the banking crises in particular the developer involved had the rug pulled from beneath him and this has not proceeded.”
Let’s hope that, even at a time when the Tory-led Council is reducing its own work force in the parks, lessons will have been learnt and care will be taken to liaise effectively with the agencies that can best protect St John’s from the sort of vandalism that led to the destruction of Liscard Hall.
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