The Beechwood estate was notorious for drug problems. How is it doing now?
'Life has always been hard here. I think it always will be’
Dear members — today’s story is about a council estate near Birkenhead that we have visited a few times over the past year. The Beechwood estate — formerly known as the Ford estate — was once notorious for its issues with drugs, even receiving long-form coverage in the national press. We’ve been asking residents what it’s like to live there now, and how the cost of living crisis is impacting them.
A quick note: Mollie is on holiday for a few days, so we’re publishing on a slightly lighter schedule. You will next hear from us on Monday — have a great weekend.