I have previously commented on the happenings at Sefton Council on Thursday 22nd January when the Council’s Local Plan was being debated.
One thing I have not mentioned though so far is the rather off the subject contribution of one member of the Council. You see this Labour councillor had to be told to stick to the matter being debated, by the Mayor, rather than carry on with his vision of how socialist revolution was benefiting Maghull Town Council and seemingly Maghull as a whole.
He made a number of claims, before he was advised to stick to the Local Plan by the Mayor, including the old chestnut of it supposedly cost £500,000 to repair Maghull Town Hall roof. It actually cost less than half of that i.e. £206,816.79 – I know because I asked the Town Clerk for the exact figure due to Labour’s fantasy £500,000 figure oft being quoted by them. Check if you don’t believe me.
He also made some odd reference to Maghull Town Hall being run like some kind of private club prior to Labour taking control of the Council in 2011.
Goodness knows what he was on about; I have been on Maghull Council for nearly 30 years and it has never been any such thing at all, indeed I have always thought of it as being more a community centre than a town hall. I am told that it was called ‘Town Hall’ because Maghull Community Association was already in existence and there was a feeling that calling it ‘community centre’ may lead to confusion.
The only ‘club’ in the Town Hall, if you want to refer to it as such is Maghull’s unique Youth Coffee Bar and it is certainly not one of Labour’s favourite things as they have blocked the funding of the Youth Council that runs it and closed it a couple of times without consulting the young people who are meant to learning life skills by managing the the facility themselves. I have blogged about this before, the last time being associated with Nickie Smith stepping down as its main adult support due, in part, to the disinterest of guess who, oh yes, Labour-run Maghull Town Council!
So next time a Labour member gives a ‘come the socialist revolution’ speech maybe they can remember the right figure for the cost of the Town Hall roof and how their party was hardly a friend of Maghull Youth Coffee Bar Club.
Who was it that said it?