Penny Lane Development Trust
In 1996 the Liverpool School Boys FA moved to Walton Hall Park. The Grove Mount fields became a derelict eyesore. A group of local people set up a paper campaign to save the fields forever. A new group formed and called themselves the Penny Lane Community Association (PLCA).
The group focused on saving the fields from housing developers. In the background another group were working closely with youth groups. They called themselves the Liverpool 18 Play Scheme. After delivering a successful 6 week youth project the L18 Play Scheme agreed there was nothing for the youth in Mossley Hill.
The L18 Play scheme joined forces with the PLCA. There was no need to reinvent the wheel. A community centre would involve all groups and all ages. After several meetings with the City Council, it was agreed that a new trust was needed to take the vision further. So, in 2002, the Penny Lane Development Trust (PLDT) was born.
A new resolution was agreed by the Executive Member Board and it agreed to gift over the land on Grove Mount to the PLDT (out with the Millennium Green). The Millennium Green is independent of the PLDT. It is governed by independent trustees and other than a working relationship, it is not the responsibility of the PLDT.
The PLDT trustees were/are all local people who have a vested interest in the community. The trustees are responsible for the management of the community facility. In addition to this, are in full compliance to the charity commission.