Rationalising Merseyside

In News on June 17, 2016 by dadge Tagged: , , , , ,

What’s the point of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough? Conceived as an afterthought in 1974, it’s a patch of small towns and suburbs between Liverpool and St Helens. It’s somewhat dysfunctional, making the news recently for becoming the first borough in the country not to offer A Levels in any of its schools. That’s right: a borough with a population of 150,000 doesn’t offer A Levels to its children.

Surely this non-place has outlived any possible reason for its existence? My suggestion would be to add Huyton and Halewood to Liverpool, Prescot and Whiston to St Helens, and Kirkby and Knowsley village to Sefton. (Additionally, Southport might be removed from Sefton.)

Is it possible that people in Huyton would rather be in Knowsley borough than in Liverpool, which, whatever problems it may have had, is an important and vibrant city. A city where children can stay at school after 16.



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