The first visit took place in Liverpool City Region in late March, and was hosted by Liverpool Mutual Homes. The visit included a community workshop, where residents gave us their views on what makes Liverpool a great place to live, and how they’d like it to be in 20 years’ time.

The Commissioners visited a number of locations around the city, including the Eldonian Village, Marwood Towers, Kensington New Deal for Communities and the Granby Triangle, where they spoke to residents, community leaders and representatives from housing associations.

Watch the video

You can find out more about the Liverpool visit and the beginning of our Great Places journey in our short video.

Find out what the Great Places Commission learnt from their visit to Liverpool City Region in March.

People make places – lessons from Liverpool

Read our report of the visit to find out more about what the Commission learnt on their visit to Liverpool City Region, and how they intend to use the lessons from Liverpool to inform the progress of the Great Places programme.

The Commissioners visited the Granby area of Liverpool, where empty properties have been brought back into use.

People need to feel they're in it together – my Great Places experience

Ian Wardle, Chief Executive of Thirteen Group and a Great Places Commissioner, shared his views on the Great Places programme and the first visit to Liverpool City Region.

Visual report from the community workshop in Liverpool.

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