This event, which was being led by the Environment Agency, seemed to have had very little publicity for some odd reason. Certainly I do not recall reading much if anything about it in the local press.
It ran from 2pm until 7pm on 31st January and was in effect a drop-in style event where anyone could wander into the Village Centre on Lydiate’s Lambshear Lane to have a chat with the experts on hand and look at the display boards.
I pointed out to the Environment Agency staff whom I spoke to that the big issue to the west of Maghull is the confluence of the River Alt, St Helen’s Gutter and Dover’s Brook just north of Sefton Bridges Lane and Meadows Recycling Centre. See photo below for a shot of what happens when the River Alt can’t take the water from Dover’s Brook (because the water level in the Alt is too high) and the water in Brook ‘over tops’.
I hope I got the message over clearly!