Liverpool skyline and River Mersey

Early views of Wirral river park

Images of the new Port Sunlight River Park in Bromborough have been released, ahead of the opening on Tuesday 12 August. [GALLERY]

The 70-acre park was created on a former landfill site. The park is part of the Wirral coastal path and gives access to the River Mersey and views across the Liverpool skyline.

The site is on a long term lease to land management charity the Land Trust, which has appointed the Wirral Autistic Society to manage the Port Sunlight River Park in Bromborough.

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Teams from WAS, made up of people with autism and their carers, will carry out day-to-day maintenance of the park. A joint initiative between Newlands, the Forestry Commission and North West Development Agency granted £2.2m towards the creation of the park in 2012.

The park has also received funding from the England Woodland Grant Scheme, UK Waste Management which operated the former landfill, Biffa Waste Services, and additional land from Unilever.

Restoration work to create Port Sunlight River Park has been managed by the Land Trust with assistance from a number of partners including BIS, Wirral Council, Gillespies, Unilever, Biffa Waste Services, Essar Oil, United Utilities and Port Sunlight Village Trust.

Alison McGovern MP will be formally cutting the ribbon at the launch event at 1.30pm on 12 August.

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