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Port Sunlight set for World Heritage bid

The worker village Port Sunlight is aiming to take a once in a decade opportunity to be considered for global recognition.

Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) has announced it is putting together a bid for historic village to be recognised as a World Heritage Site and is holding a series of events to allow public and local businesses to share their views about the application.

It follows the decision by the Government to re-open applications to the Tentative List for World Heritage Site (WHS) inscription.

PSVT says this gives it a once in a decade opportunity to be considered for global recognition.

If successful, Port Sunlight could be ranked alongside other globally significant communities, including Saltaire and New Lanark, and famous landmarks such as Stonehenge and The Tower of London.

The Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) will select up to ten UK sites to join the Tentative List and announce the results of the bidding process in late Autumn 2022.

The application is with support from strategic partners Wirral Council, National Museums Liverpool and Unilever.

PSVT has commissioned community engagement specialists PLACED to assist in delivering some public engagement events for all Port Sunlight’s stakeholders. This will provide opportunities for individuals and organisations to come and explore with the Team what World Heritage Status could mean for the village and Wirral as a whole. 

Pop Up Consultation Events:

  • Date: Monday 27 June New Ferry - Bebington Rd (pedestrian zone) between 2.30-6.30pm
  • Date: Wednesday 29 June Bebington - Civic Centre, CH63 7PT between 2.30-6.30pm
  • Date: Thursday 30 June Port Sunlight - Port Sunlight Museum Green CH62 5DX  (next to Port Sunlight Museum) between 2.30-6.30pm

For more information about the pop-up events and what World Heritage Status might mean for Port Sunlight, visit the website www.portsunlightvillage.com/worldheritage 

If you are unable to attend the public consultation in-person, you can complete a short survey online or alternatively you can request a hard copy from the main office: call 0151 644 4800 or email feedback@portsunlightvillage.com