I am calling on the owners of the land in Southwood Road (where Aigburth Cricket Club is based) to withdraw their plans to evict the club on November 15th.
The Cricket and Bowls club, who have been in existence for nearly 130 years, face eviction – having been asked to leave the ground by the owners.
I have been supporting the club and have taken up their case with Sport England and Liverpool City Council.
Sport England say that they would oppose alternative development unless the site was surplus to requirements. Liverpool City Council have confirmed to me that Liverpool currently has an under provision of cricket pitches.
In addition, should the owner wish to sell the land they would be responsible for replacing provision in the area and would have to provide “an equivalent or better quantity and quality of playing field including ancillary facilities within the locality.”
I call for the eviction notice issued on Aigburth Cricket Club to be withdrawn with its requirements for the Club to vacate the Southwood Road site by November 15th.
Sport England and the Council have indicated the difficulties the owner would face if he sought to close the club and develop the land for other purposes.
This situation is causing great anxiety to the many people who use this club.
It is time the uncertainty was removed.