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To: City of Liverpool Residents & Community Groups L1

Make St Luke's [The Bombed Out Church] a Community Asset

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Make St Luke's [The Bombed Out Church] a Community Asset

Please sign to say you want Liverpool City Council to List St Luke's [The Bombed Out Church ] as a Community Asset.
St Luke's Becoming a Community Asset means that Liverpool City Council would have to offer the building for sale to the Community before it could sell it off to any other developer or private company.
This will afford the building some protection and make it possible; if necessary, for a Community Interest Company or Not for Profit Organisation to apply for Government funding to preserve the buildings infrastructure and be more pro-active and creative in the uses of the building. There IS.. funding available should it then become necessary for LCC to sell the building on the grounds of being unable to cover the cost of maintenance.

This is a sister campaign to the 'Save the Bombed Out Church' petition
The signatures on this petition MUST be from LIVERPOOL RESIDENTS, People who work or are studying in Liverpool.

Why is this important?

The Bombed Out Church is an Iconic Space in the City of Liverpool; it represents many of the struggles of the City over decades. It's not a simple a shell - It is a living, working monument to the people of Liverpool.

The petition 'Save the Bombed Out Church' has shown the strength of feeling in Liverpool about St Luke's with almost 25.000 people signing the petition over a 4 day period.

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Reasons for signing

  • Do not want to see a memorial which belongs to the whole city being given to a private individual to become a luxury hotel for the few.
  • This is a sister campaign to the 'Save the Bombed Out Church' petition The signatures on this petition MUST be from LIVERPOOL RESIDENTS, People who work or are studying in Liverpool.
  • The Bombed Out Church is an Iconic Space in the City of Liverpool; it represents many of the struggles of the City over decades. It's not a simple a shell - It is a living, working monument to the people of Liverpool. The petition 'Save the Bombed Out Church' has shown the strength of feeling in Liverpool about St Luke's with almost 25.000 people signing the petition over a 4 day period.

Updates

2014-07-07 20:12:09 +0100

“I am incredibly happy that Liverpool City Council has stepped up to the plate to save the much loved Bombed Out Church, and found the money for essential building works. I am proud to have assisted the process of raising the concerns of Liverpool People about the increasing deterioration of the buildings structure and in retaining St Luke’s as a public community asset through both of the petitions I posted on the 38 Degrees website ‘Make St Luke's [the Bombed Out Church] a community asset’ and Save the Bombed Out Church in Liverpool which between them raised 27,617 signatures. “

DonnellyArtist - Bombed Out petition organiser

2014-07-07 19:35:34 +0100

This is really fantastic News.. Well Done LCC and Joe Anderson

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/bombed-out-church-liverpool-mayor-7380488

2014-07-05 16:47:09 +0100

And here is how one worked - they managed to get support and MONEY!!!

Hastings Pier - A Community Asset of Value
A short animation telling the story of how a community came to own their famous pier. It took them four years and some very specific actions to gain ownership, including getting the Council to use a compulsory purchase order and using a community asset transfer.

http://vimeo.com/72029326

2014-07-05 16:44:59 +0100

Assets of Community Value

Animation about assets of community value

http://vimeo.com/71196829

2014-07-05 16:43:53 +0100

Community Shares

Community Shares can be used to support local community projects.

http://vimeo.com/71365843

2014-07-05 16:42:13 +0100

I was asked to re-post the Crowdfunder for the Bombed Out Church - here it is, I am also posting a few video animations about how to start up your campaign to create 'Community Shares' and /or 'Assets of Community Value' which were created for the Department of Communities and Local Government.

ttp://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/Bombed-Out-Church/

2014-04-02 12:11:33 +0100

OK, I have had a bit of time to think about the suggestions made last night by interested parties – re collection of paper signatures.
1. Re “Save the Bombed Out” petition - To repeat collection of the same signatures would be counter-productive. This petition is already nearing 30,000 signatures – and there would most certainly be some cross-over.
2. The Second petition: “Make St Luke’s a Community Asset of Value” is closer to what people need to collect paper signatures – and currently only has 54 signature which is double the amount needed to ‘Nominate’ St Luke’s to the list of registered Community Assets- However, this may not be accepted by LCC, and I have asked for clarification.
3. There is a form you can download from the LCC website - you can make the application yourselves by collecting signatures on the form below:

Here is the link: http://liverpool.gov.uk/business/tenders-and-procurement/community-right-to-bid/

2014-03-31 10:23:10 +0100

50 signatures reached

2014-03-29 13:28:35 +0000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MogrExzHAg

2014-03-29 13:17:57 +0000

According to the information I have received - USL or any other Community Interest Group only need 21 signatures from the Liverpool Community to fulfil the criteria for 'Nominating' St Luke's as a 'Community Asset of Value' - That criteria has been been established by this petition (subject to checking of postcodes) and is available to Any Community Group, Cooperative, or User Group whose intention it is to support an open dialogue to secure the future of St Luke's Church -The Bombed Out Church, according to the wishes of the people of Liverpool. DA1

2014-03-29 07:14:27 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-03-28 23:17:51 +0000

10 signatures reached

2014-03-27 13:45:33 +0000

I understand your concern about the choice of 'words' geo r. But people have to fight with the tools that are availble to them. If making St Luke's a 'Community Asset' gives local people some say over any future development of the site - then good. Better than having No Say at ALL!