Street named in honour of late Liverpool councillor Rose Bailey
A councillor who helped bring the Croxteth community together in the wake of the death of Rhys Jones has had a street named after her.
The Cobalt Housing scheme, off Storrington Avenue, includes a street which will be called Rose Bailey Close in honour of the former Deputy Lord Mayor who died two years ago.
Rose Bailey was a Labour councillor for Croxteth on the city council from 1998 and 2010.
At the time of her death she was Deputy Lord Mayor and would have become the city's Lord Mayor the following year. She was posthumously made an Honorary Alderwoman.
Rose played a pivotal role in uniting the Croxteth community following the tragic murder of Rhys Jones and was always prominent in speaking up for the area.
Mayor Anderson said: "If ever anybody deserved to be honoured in the is way it is Rose."
"She was somebody who had real pride in the area she represented and she never missed an opportunity to speak up on behalf of Croxteth and Liverpool.
"We will never forget the way she fought to show the true face of the community when she saw how it had been represented in the aftermath of Rhys Jones' death
"It is still hard to believe that she is now longer with us and is still badly missed by her family, friends and by all parties on the council.
"It is only right that there should be a permanent tribute to her in the heart of the community which she championed so well."
Picture: Credit Louise Baldock.