I am very sorry about my recent absence from this place. We’ve had an uber-busy summer at UK Regeneration, but that’s no excuse. But blogging is a bit like exercise: the more you do it the easier it gets (and no, I’ve not been doing any exercise either, as if you needed to ask). However, I’ve been a bit preoccupied , both on the domestic and work fronts, and I kind of fell out of the habit. I can only apologise…I will try to make amends now. And there is so much going on! Where to start?
Good news! The planning process does indeed work for real people. And what a relief THAT is. I have to say, I was having a bit of a wobble altogether (not that it takes very much to unsettle me at the moment).
Phil Collins once penned a song called “It’s not too late”. A wistful ditty if ever you heard one. And I find it is a bit of a refrain right now. I had a lot of response to my post of Monday, 17 July 2017, about the residents of north Liverpool fighting to save their Grade II listed buildings, so carefully conserved by the community, and their hard-won Kirkdale Community Gardens.
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