New Years Resolution
Everton football club and Tesco are today going to announce their proposals for their ill-conceived plans for the re-development of Kirkby town centre. The plans for "our new stadium" are understood to be for a 55,000 all seater stadium, smack bang in the heart of Kirkby. The site is understood to be on a much-valued open green space.
The plans are also thought to include the compulsory purchase of 80+ homes, nursing home and the demolition of a school. Our sources within Knowsley council tell us that they are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of local opposition to the scheme.
KEIOC will continue to be first with all the breaking news on stadium front. We wish all Evertonians a happy, healthy, prosperous and silverware laden 2008. Hopefully the success we are enjoying on the pitch will be mirrored off it. That we abandon our exit strategy to leave the city of our birth, the European capital of culture and the home of Everton football club.