John Kelly talks to Local Solutions about Liverpool\'s regeneration
On 1st August 2007 John Kelly, Executive Director for Regeneration for Liverpool City Council, visited Local Solutions as part of the celebrations to mark Liverpool's 800th birthday. The talk was the first in a series of lunchtime events organised by members of the Cultural Focus Group.
Mr Kelly was a very informative speaker who gave a brief historical background to the ecomonic difficulties Liverpool found itself in the 1980's, and detailed look at how he believed the recovery was being established.
He was keen to stress that "whilst there is improvement in many areas across the city, Liverpool should still be regarded as underperforming in many social and economic markers."
The presentation concluded with a positive look at the regeneration within Merseyside and the potential impact of Capital of Culture in 2008.