Like Lydiate, Melling and Aintree Village in the East Parishes part of Sefton, Maghull now has some outdoor fitness equipment and it is in KGV Park next to Meadows Leisure Centre.
I am all for this equipment although I accept that others are not. Interestingly, I predicted that some would be upset by the installation because Lydiate Parish Council had previously looked into providing similar items and it provoked letters to press in objection. That was 3 or more years ago but the same has happened this time in that a letter has appeared in the Aintree and Maghull Champion blaming Sefton Council for spending scarce cash on the equipment whilst cutting other services.
Whilst I am the last person to defend Labour led Sefton Council I have to say that the NHS paid for these items not the Council.
Oh, and one further thing. I have been asked by a few people why the Maghull KGV fitness equipment was sited well away from the buildings so compromising the grassed area for games etc. I wondered that too and don’t understand why Maghull Town Council chose to put it where it did. To me it would have been best at least on the other side of the path through the Park if not where the old putting green used to be.