Netherley, Liverpool

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Netherley
Shops on Wood Lane, Netherley - geograph.org.uk - 286676.jpg
Shops on Wood Lane, Netherley
Netherley is located in Merseyside
Netherley
Netherley
Netherley shown within Merseyside
Population 8,068 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ337927
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Liverpool
Postcode district L27
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Merseyside
53°23′22″N 2°50′25″W / 53.3895°N 2.8403°W / 53.3895; -2.8403Coordinates: 53°23′22″N 2°50′25″W / 53.3895°N 2.8403°W / 53.3895; -2.8403

Netherley is an area in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is bordered by Belle Vale and situated near to Huyton, Tarbock and Halewood.

Netherley is in Liverpool City Council ward of Belle Vale. At the 2001 Census, Netherley had a population of 8,068 (3,703 males, 4,365 females).[1]

Description[edit]

Netherley is predominantly a residential area located on the eastern side of Liverpool and is taken up by 44% green belt which restricts potential industrial growth.[2]

However Netherley's Caldway Drive is the new location for the Belle Vale Junior Football League which had to relocate from playing fields in nearby Belle Vale to accommodate the building of a new school.

History[edit]

Netherley was built on farmland on the edge of Gateacre in 1968 for tenants moved out of unfit housing in Liverpool city centre.[3]

Lee Manor High School, built in 1970, was originally called Netherley Community Comprehensive School. The school changed its name to Lee Manor High School in the early 1990s and closed in 2000.

Many of Netherley's flats and maisonettes were demolished between 1983 and 1985 to make way for new houses. Lee Valley Housing took over management of council properties in 2003, making improvements to 1,700 homes.[3]

Crime[edit]

The area has a relatively high crime rate (both petty and serious) and high unemployment.[4]

Crime Figures 2007/08[4] Liverpool City Council English average
Violence against the person 40.05

16.7

Robbery offences 3.6 1.2
Theft of a motor vehicle offences 6.2 2.9
Sexual offences 1.1 0.9
Burglary dwelling offences 11.7 4.3
Theft from a vehicle offences 13.1 7.6

Economy[edit]

The area lost a major local employer, HPL Jars & Containers, in 2006. After thirty plus years, it was bought out by M&H Plastics and production was transferred out of the area.[5]

Education[edit]

St. Gregory's Catholic Primary School received an excellent Ofsted report in 2005.[6] Built at the same time as the local housing, the school has adapted over the years to meet the demands of the area, such as admitting a large number of pupils from Cross Farm School which was closed by the local educational authority due to a surplus of places in the area. The nearby Norman Pannell Primary School is also a popular school in Netherley.

Other services[edit]

  • Netherley Health Centre
  • Post Office
  • Valley Community Theatre

Future developments[edit]

Supplementing the existing golf driving range, a nine-hole golf course is planned as part of a £10 million sports park to be built on the former Lee Manor High School site (formerly Netherley Comprehensive). The 3 par course will replicate versions of some of the world's best holes. The sports facility will also contain a gym, two fishing lakes and eleven all-weather football pitches.[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Netherley, Office for National Statistics, retrieved 26 May 2008 
  2. ^ South Liverpool Partnership: Netherley & Valley (PDF), City of Liverpool Regeneration Portfolio, September 2002, retrieved 28 February 2009 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b Netherley 40 Years On: A Dream Come True?, Liverpool Echo, 1 October 2008, retrieved 28 February 2009 
  4. ^ a b L27 Crime Figures 2007/08, www.upmystreet.com, retrieved 28 February 2009 [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ M&H acquires HPL Jars, 3 April 2006, retrieved 14 February 2008 [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, Ofsted, retrieved 26 November 2006 [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ World's best golf holes recreated in Liverpool, Liverpool Daily Post, 27 February 2008, retrieved 8 September 2008 

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