Published: 4th Sep 2020

The mayor of Liverpool has personally intervened and halted plans for a zip wire which would have ended at Liverpool Central Library, in the heart of the city’s cultural district. In June, Liverpool City Council’s planning committee approved an application for the zip wire to pass over St Johns Gardens behind St George’s Hall, and land on the roof of the building. But mayor Joe Anderson has now stepped in and halted the project after having ‘serious concerns’ about using the area and speaking to Zip World, the company behind the project. ‘I have today informed them that I will not give permission for any council owned building in this area to be used for the zip wire. They have accepted my position and we have mutually agreed to work together to identify an alternative option,’ said Mr Anderson. ‘I would like to thank Zip World for their co-operation and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)