The demise of our traditional high street bank branches is writ large in this notice recently placed outside Maghull’s RBS in Liverpool Road North.
Following the loss of Barclays, HSBC and Nat West from the Town how long will the RBS survive now its down to opening just 2 days per week?
So we know that Home Bargains is going to occupy the new store on the old Maghull Library/former Stafford Moreton Youth Centre site but have you seen the weeds that are growing in the ‘landscaped’ parts of the site!
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Who is the land owner I wonder and when will their grounds maintenance regime kick in?
As a Maghull in Bloom volunteer my view is that we need the owner to step up and make the landscaped parts of the site a credit to Maghull and the sooner the better please.
Seen on a BT junction box in Green Lane Maghull (and on another on a similar box in Liverpool Road North) but what on earth is it all about? A Google search brought a fellow blogger up and an explanation:-
Seems BT could be making a charge here to me for advertising on their junction boxes so our telephone bills could come down:-)))
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I nearly came a cropper at this junction earlier today; about 6.45am to be precise. But this junction has in fact long troubled me.
Going back a few years, when I was a Maghull councillor, I asked the traffic engineers at Sefton Council to try to address the difficulties which pedestrians faced when they tried to cross the end of Dodds Lane particularly when walking towards High Pastures GP Surgery. A pedestrian refuge was placed in the middle of the wide throated junction which clearly helps but pedestrians still can’t see what’s coming at them from along Dodds Lane because of the curvature of the Lane. So things are still far from ideal but this posting is about another problem i.e. the one that I encountered this morning.
What tends to happen throughout the day is that drivers of vehicles tend to stop within the junction to run into the GP surgery with a repeat prescription or such like. On the odd occasion I have seen a vehicle left there for quite some time. Trouble is vehicles turning into Dodds Lane from the Lydiate direction do not know there’s a car parked there until they have turned the corner and are more or less right on top of it. Bring the pedestrian refuge with its illuminated bollard into play as well and getting past such a parked car car be difficult at times.
Today the driver was in the parked car and opened the drivers door as I was trying to squeeze past. It could have been a car with only 3 doors had I not hit the brakes hard!
But I wonder what others think about this junction and the issues I have raised both previously and indeed today? Would it help for more resrictions to be placed outside the GP surgery on the corner for example?
I wonder how difficult it is for Maghull Town Council to keep the notices on it’s Liverpool Road North noticeboard up to date?
Well it’s behind a fence on what is now private land following Sefton Council selling the site a few months back.
You would have thought the noticeboard should have been relocated? Odd that it has not been.
Pleased to see the new shelter being erected last Friday next to the site of the old and now demolished Maghull Library, although what was wrong with the old one?
The future of the site (behind the shelter), which also includes the land that the former Stafford Moreton Youth Centre sat on as well, is still unknown since Netto went belly up before a brick was even laid for its new Maghull store.