Nick Kavanagh - Cllr Ann O'Byrne- Cllr Gary Millar- Liverpool council's 'Shops for a Pound' scheme"

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Dear Liverpool City Council,

Copy in : Mr. Max Caller & The London Times

"What became of Liverpool council's 'Shops for a Pound' scheme"

The scheme was announced in 2016 as part of a 'hugely exciting grassroots regeneration' By: Lisa Rand Liverpool Echo Community Reporter 21st Feb -2021

Member for business, enterprise and investment Cllr Gary Miller and Deputy Mayor Cllr Ann O’Byrne launch shops for pound scheme on Smith down road, Picton in 2016.

Land Registry documents show that the current owners of the Smithdown Road properties are West Tree Estates Ltd, the company behind an unpopular development project at Ducie Street in Granby in Toxteth, and have acquired dozens of properties in recent years from the council, most at nil or close to nil cost?

1. Was The head of regeneration Nick Kavanagh involved in these properties in recent years from the council, then give most at nil or close to nil cost to West trees Estates Ltd?

2. What role or part did both Cllr Gary Millar & Cllr Ann O’Byrne play in this, and can the LCC provide all meeting between West tree Estates Ltd and Cllr Millar & Cllr O’Byrne?

3. Did both Cllr Millar & Cllr O’Byrne do any background checks on West Tree Estates Ltd, and or were any[ gifts in kind] passed to these councilors from West Tree Estates in any way at all?
4. Did Nick Kavanagh pass over any gifts in kind to both Cllr Millar or Cllr O'Byrne?
5. In 2014/15 in Liverpool Chinatown were all three of these persons:
Nick Kavanagh
Cllr Millar
Cllr O'Byrne

Involved in the failed Liverpool Chinatown project [NPG Ltd] a failed $299 million project in which we are told is under investigate by SFO?

Yours faithfully,

Mr. Pickford

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