Maghull – Strange Graffiti/Street Art

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:-

thiswayupzine.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/strange-liverpool-graffiti.html

Seems BT could be making a charge here to me for advertising on their junction boxes so our telephone bills could come down:-)))

Maghull – That rather awkward junction of Dodds Lane and Liverpool Road North


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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?

Maghull – Town Council noticeboard marooned on old library site

MTC Notice Board -L'pool Rd Nth 09 16

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.

Maghull – Bus Shelter appears on Liverpool Road North

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?

New bus shelter L'pool Rd Nth 09 16

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.

Maghull – What of that missing bus shelter in Liverpool Road North?

Bus Stop at Old Library Site 07 16

I’ve been making inquiries into the missing bus shelter outside the site of the old Maghull Library via Cllr. John Dodd who sits on the Merseytravel Committee. This is what Merseytravel has said:-

The Developer responsible for the former library site has provided a purchase order directly to Clear Channel Uk Ltd for the provision of a new bus shelter at this location. Merseytravel has received confirmation of this aspect and we look forward to a shelter facility being reinstated as soon as possible. Unfortunately, we are unable to give a specific time frame for the reinstatement but it will definitely be happening within the next 4-6 weeks.

Let’s hope it happens soon and certainly before the autumn sets in.