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[[Halewood railway station]] opened in 1988.
 
[[Halewood railway station]] opened in 1988.
   
Halewood is home to a massive car production facility which today produces the [[Jaguar X-Type]] and the [[Land Rover Freelander]]. There is also the Dista Factory which produces pharmaceuticals. [[Everton Football Club]] have built their new training ground and youth academy on the edge of Halewood called Finch Farm.
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Halewood is home to a massive car production facility which today produces the [[Jaguar X-Type]] and the [[Land Rover Freelander]]. There is also the Dista Factory which produces foul smelling pharmaceuticals. [[Everton Football Club]] have built their new training ground and youth academy on the edge of Halewood called Finch Farm. It is a widely held belief that such a training ground is unlikely to help Everton progress beyond the desperate state they have found themselves post-1984.
   
The original Halewood Village is close to an area of new homes and sprawling estates.
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The original Halewood Village is close to an area of new homes and sprawling estate where more local ruffians hope for successful government-funded residency.
   
Parts of Halewood struggle with high crime, anti-social behaviour, high unemployment levels and poor housing. To date, various attemps at regeneration of this area have been largely unsuccessful, mainly due to lack of investment. However, there is renewed hope with new plans for redevelopment of the "Leathers Lane" shopping area, which was once the heart of the local community.
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Most of Halewood struggles with high crime, anti-social behaviour, high unemployment levels and poor housing. To date, various attemps at regeneration of this area have been largely unsuccessful, mainly due to lack of investment. However, there is renewed hope with new plans for redevelopment of the "Leathers Lane" shopping area, which was once the heart of the local community. However, despite best intentions such optimism is ill-founded. It is local belief that Jif itself could not clear the town of its dirt and scum.
   
However, other parts of Halewood are much more upper class. New housing developments such as Bailey's Reach have created houses in the top range of prices where the old sports centre, Bridgefield Forum was before it was knocked down and replaced with Halewood Sports Centre in a new location.
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However, other parts of Halewood are much more upper class. New housing developments such as Bailey's Reach have created houses in the top range of prices where the local pharmaceutical dealers live.
   
[[Steve McMahon]], the former [[Liverpool FC]] [[midfielder]], was born in Halewood. <ref>[http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/team/past_players/players/mcmahon/ Liverpool FC: Steve McMahon] </ref>
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[[Steve McMahon]], the former [[Liverpool FC]] [[midfielder]], was born in Halewood. <ref>[http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/team/past_players/players/mcmahon/ Liverpool FC: Steve McMahon] </ref> He has since had the good sesne to leave.
   
 
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Revision as of 23:23, 30 April 2008

Halewood
Population 29,217 
OS grid reference SD312122
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LIVERPOOL
Postcode district L26
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Merseyside

Halewood is an area of the Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley, Merseyside, England,

Halewood is situated to the south-east of Liverpool. Though not part of the City Liverpool, it marks the southern edge of the city's urban area, being bordered by the southern suburbs of Hunts Cross and Woolton and once was part of Liverpool until the city's boundaries were reduced.[citation needed]

Halewood railway station opened in 1988.

Halewood is home to a massive car production facility which today produces the Jaguar X-Type and the Land Rover Freelander. There is also the Dista Factory which produces foul smelling pharmaceuticals. Everton Football Club have built their new training ground and youth academy on the edge of Halewood called Finch Farm. It is a widely held belief that such a training ground is unlikely to help Everton progress beyond the desperate state they have found themselves post-1984.

The original Halewood Village is close to an area of new homes and sprawling estate where more local ruffians hope for successful government-funded residency.

Most of Halewood struggles with high crime, anti-social behaviour, high unemployment levels and poor housing. To date, various attemps at regeneration of this area have been largely unsuccessful, mainly due to lack of investment. However, there is renewed hope with new plans for redevelopment of the "Leathers Lane" shopping area, which was once the heart of the local community. However, despite best intentions such optimism is ill-founded. It is local belief that Jif itself could not clear the town of its dirt and scum.

However, other parts of Halewood are much more upper class. New housing developments such as Bailey's Reach have created houses in the top range of prices where the local pharmaceutical dealers live.

Steve McMahon, the former Liverpool FC midfielder, was born in Halewood. [1] He has since had the good sesne to leave.

References