133 photos of the 2016 Chinese New Year celebrations in Liverpool
Yesterday I was in Liverpool for the 2016 Chinese New Year celebrations. This year it’s the Year of the Monkey.
I’ll start off by making clear what connection it has to Liverpool City Council (as this blog is about public bodies) and first state the role that Liverpool City Council played in the 2016 Chinese New Year celebrations.
Firstly, there are a series of road closures that they have to get right as a lot of Chinatown in Liverpool and the surrounding roads around it are closed to traffic. There are also extra litter pickers going round.
As you can see from what’s in the background photos below of Great George Square, there are banners up about the City of Liverpool and the Mayor.
There are large crowds that attend, so Merseyside Police have police officers patrolling the crowds.
Transport wise major events like these require a lot of planning too.
The public sector has a huge role in making sure major events like these run smoothly.
I took 133 photos of the 2016 Chinese New Year festivities in Liverpool which you can view below. The photos below have been resized to 500 pixels wide so they display properly on this blog, but you can view the original high-resolution photos in this Flickr album.