Scrambler bikes destroying the peace of Sefton’s lovely countryside

The Liverpool Echo has the stories – see links above

There is no doubt in my mind that Sefton Borough has long had a problem with anti-social people riding scrambler bikes in our beautiful places and now even in an indoor shopping centre! That’s not to say that Merseyside Police have been ignoring the problem because they have had a number of successes in tracking the dangerous riders down.

In the East Parishes part of the Borough the tow path of the Leeds Liverpool Canal, the Cheshire Lines Path and Jubilee Woods all suffer from scrambler bikes being ridden at speed and with no regard for the the safety of walkers.

Merseyside Police, despite their very limited resources are to be commended for trying to tackle this problem. Let’s hope they confiscate more bikes for the crusher!

Scrambler bikes – Merseyside Police score some big hits

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above.


This has to be good news. The Leeds Liverpool Canal tow path through Melling, Aintree, Maghull and Lydiate suffers from this menace as does the Cheshire Lines Path, Jubilee Wood and the other woodland areas around Lunt and Sefton Villages. I know the residents of Lunt Village are dreading another summer of these bikes being used around where they live. The noise and danger to pedestrians is obvious so great news that Merseyside Police are hitting those responsible hard.

Autumn in Jubilee Wood – Between Maghull & Sefton Village


And it is a little larger than expected!

The owl has landed and it is a little larger than expected!

This is a good time of year to stroll around this woodland area which was created around 10 years ago. It is now very well established and a favorite of dog walkers. You will usually meet a local and have a chat about things. A good place to wind down. The carved stone owl is hidden within the trees. Check out the link below:-

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