Kim Cattrall has voiced her opinion about preserving a park in her hometown of Liverpool. She pleaded with officials to not sale the park for development and has offered her support to the Save Sefton Park Meadows campaign .
She spoke out on the issue to the Liverpool Echo saying,
“I love Sefton Park. I was lucky enough to grow up playing there, so it’s very sad what’s going on right now with the meadows. [I] feel that my involvement with that, it feels from my mum as well. I first told her about it, and she said ‘That’s just not right, this is the people’s land’ and I believe that as well. So I’m very disappointed that the Mayor has made the decisions that he has.”
— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) November 24, 2014
The mayor of Liverpool, Labor Councilor Joe Anderson, said that Cattrall may have meant well with her comments, but added that she was ill-informed about the reality of the situation.
“It’s all very well for a Hollywood superstar to shout from the sidelines, but what does she really know of the issues that Liverpool faces? She may have played in Sefton Park when she briefly lived in the city as a girl, but she left. I am still here and having to deal with massive and savage Tory government cuts to our budget while devising ways to grow and sustain the city and protect its most vulnerable citizens. I’d be interested to hear what Kim Cattrall has to say on care packages for the elderly and disabled adults, mental health provision, crumbling schools or repairing our roads, for example. Her comments are totally out of context and ill-informed. The fact is that since I became mayor we have created more green space and there is more of it now than at any time in Liverpool’s history. We’re selling off 5.5 acres on Park Avenue. It’s adjacent to, but not in, the 300 acres of Sefton Park in which people, as she suggests, can walk, play and contemplate. We’re putting in 28 houses, of which 15 are villas, and 24 apartments and the money we get from that will be invested in our city and our parks,” he said.
— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchonews) November 23, 2014
Cattrall doesn’t seem to be fazed by the mayor’s opinion of her and plans to continue her efforts to save the park and help out her hometown.