If you like classic cars and bikes you have the chance to see them at Lydiate Parish Hall on 7th July and at the same time help raise money for North West Cancer Research:-
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Here’s a fascinating collection of old photos on You Tube showing the now long-mothballed North Mersey Branch railway from Aintree to Bootle in its latter working days.
About once every 5 years or so there’s talk about the branch being opened up again for Merseyrail passenger services but nothing seems to happen.
A cycle down this path reasonably regularly and it has been getting more and more overgrown this summer, making it difficult in places for cyclists and pedestrians to pass each other not least because much of the overgrowth is nettles. What’s more overhanging branches are also becoming a problem.
I’ve raised the matter with Sefton Council’s Footpaths/Rights of Way Officer.
The Guardian has the article on its website – see link below:-
And what makes this mind boggling situation, which the UK has put itself in, even more bizarre is that Brexit has the backing of the majority of the leadership of the Labour Party.
A no deal Brexit would be ‘economic lunacy’ certainly but any form of Brexit will be worse than the deal the UK has with the EU now!
My thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting
I made a point of getting to the Merseytravel bus consultation event at Maghull Square Shopping Centre this morning.
When I arrived a chap was already talking to the staff and I quickly realised he was making the very same point I had come to make i.e. that the 31/31A Lydiate circular bus should serve the new Maghull North Station rather than the old Maghull Station.
Our reasons? Since the loss of the 311 bus Lydiate folks have limited options to get to Ormskirk by public transport. Secondly, Maghull North Station is nearer to Lydiate so the journey to get to Merseyrail would be shorter.
This issue has been raised with me as a Lydiate Parish Councillor a few times now, indeed I raised it myself when the original public consultation took place about the building of the new station a couple of years ago or more. However, for some odd reason this quite workable change keeps falling on deaf ears. I hope someone is listening this time.
Here’s a link back to a previous posting of my on this matter from August 2017:-
The BBC has the article on its website – see link below:-
Goodness me this article is a sobering read indeed.