Making Bootle better

We have ambitious plans to make our small community within Bootle a destination for locals and visitors alike. We have already created an oasis of greenery, creativity and wellbeing on our existing land on Waverley Street. Now we want to go further and transform Bootle's stretch of the Leeds-Liverpool canal from an eyesore to a beautiful, vibrant place where people come to see friends, enjoy the community gardens, grow their own fresh fruit and veg, canoe or kayak on the canal, learn arts and craft skills, eat tasty freshly-grown local produce in our canalside eatery or stay over in a new guest accommodations.


Green Dream is our community growing project. Volunteers plant wildflower meadows, grow fruit and vegetables to take home and care for our 250,000 Bootle bees.


We co-produce public art with local communities, provide studio and office space and support creative practitioners to develop skills and grow their business.


We are working with the Canal and Rivers Trust to create a new Bootle Marina in the former Carolina Basin. This will be the first port of call on the UK's first coast-to-coast canoe trail.


We are reopening the former pub as The Lock and Quay, a new canalside eatery for locals and visitors alike to eat and drink, serving tasty and healthy locally-sourced produce.


We will provide guest accommodation for visitors to rest their weary heads whether they've been canoeing, creating or recreating in Bootle or beyond.