Save Rimrose Valley
The Save Rimrose Valley campaign was formed in September 2017, following a public call for help from the registered charity, Rimrose Valley Friends (RVF).
In 2017, RVF found itself in the position of having to fight for Rimrose Valley’s very future, following an announcement by Highways England of plans to build a dual carriageway along its entire length.
The Government agency chose this as their preferred route to accommodate the ever-increasing volume of traffic from the expanding Port of Liverpool in order to link the Port with the motorways at Switch Island.
For us and for many within the communities we represent, Rimrose Valley is a tranquil escape from the urban landscape that surrounds it. It is a perfect place in which to be amongst nature, peace and quiet. It is used for recreation including football, walking, running and cycling and is a free resource people can use to keep fit. It is a haven for wildlife and is home to a huge array of flora and fauna. It is used as a safe route to and from schools and workplaces. It links communities and helps create cohesion.
Quite simply, there is nowhere else quite like it. And for many, it is the only green space they have.
Communities alongside the existing Church Road/A5036 corridor are already suffering from pollution that is dangerously high and affecting the health of these residents. Congestion along this route is a mixture of both Port traffic and other commercial and domestic vehicles.
We acknowledge that there is a problem to be solved.
But we believe that adding another road is not the right solution.
If Rimrose Valley is destroyed, it will be gone forever.