Liverpool wants new company to promote gay quarter

LIVERPOOL City Council is planning to launch a new company to promote the development of the city’s gay quarter.

The council’s cabinet is being asked to approve the formation of a community interest company for the Stanley Street area.

The plan is for the company to give a voice to local traders and generate income from grant funding and other sources which the council said would not be otherwise possible.

Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for employment, enterprise and skills, said: “The Stanley Street Quarter has been a success story. It is a vibrant area which not only has a great night time economy but also has a number of highly successful independent traders.

“But the vision for the quarter needs to be driven forward and it should be the local stakeholders who are directly involved in their area who need to be at the forefront of that vision. Community interest companies are operating successfully in other areas such as Ropewalks and the Baltic Triangle and this is the best way forward for Stanley Street.”

The proposal will be considered by the cabinet on December 6.