I am sorry to have to report that former Maghull Town Councillor and indeed Town Mayor Jane Day has died.
Back in September 2017 I posted about Jane leaving Maghull to live nearer to her daughter and the book we produced to mark her many years involvement in the local community. Here’s a link to that posting:-
An amusing incident Jane got me involved with was to do with her fire alarm at her house on Liverpool Road South (she later moved to Mayhall Court on Westway before her move down south in 2017) which had gone off and Jane could not make it stop. She called me and I went to her house and unscrewed it from the hall ceiling. I was expecting to find a battery to remove but it was one where the battery was built in and not removable. We ended up in Jane’s back yard with me bashing hell out of the damn thing until it finally stopped. We were both doubled up laughing at the situation and how stubborn the alarm was.
RIP Jane day, I will miss you and your at times wicked sense of humour.
Place North West has news about Maghull’s Parkhaven Trust and it’s soon to be built dementia care facility – see link above
The former Maghull Homes sites at both Liverpool Road South/Green Lane and Deyes Lane/Damfield Lane in Maghull have changed almost beyond recognition since I ceased working there 1994 and here is another change on the way. I have blogged about developments on these two sites previously but this particular change is likely to most welcome due to the sadly rising demand for dementia car facilities.
With thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting
Now call me a kill-joy and an old misery guts if you wish but my issue over this bandstand business, apart from there being little if any call for one amongst the community, is that Maghull’s KGV Park is reasonably small and in effect surrounded by residential properties on 3 sides – Brendale Avenue, Liverpool Road South and Bailey Way off Hall Lane.
The other day I had a look at the traditional bandstand that sits in Ormskirk’s Coronation Park – I appreciate that the one Maghull Town Council is to construct is likely to be far more modern in appearance and probably/possibly much larger.
What struck me about the Ormskirk park is that it is much larger and that residential property is quite some distance away.
Yes I know that Maghull TC has issued all kinds of assurances about the Police being on hand to deal with issues but bearing in mind how stretched the Police are these days, how realistic are these assurances?
Sorry I see trouble brewing here but I certainly hope that I am wrong.
Another Maghull issue on the agenda of Sefton Council’s Planning Committee last night was with regard to the provision, or not, of Maghull’s first micro-pub on Liverpool Road South at the Woodend Shops. In fact it will be within the present Coffee Shop should it eventually get planning approval.
There was a resident’s petition raising concerns about the application and Jenny Wignall spoke to it on behalf of the petitioners. Like June Avery before her (regarding the Turnbridge Road site) she spoke really well despite being quite nervous about doing so.
Jenny Wignall address Planning Committee in Bootle Town Hall
After she spoke a representative of the applicant responded to the concerns Jenny had raised but things started to get very complicated regarding issues of detail about the application as opening times were unclear or had possibly changed/been incorrectly recorded.
I had to leave the meeting at this point so picked up on the outcome of the debate later on.
It seems, according to what I have been told, that the debate about opening times was not clarifying things to the satisfaction of the Planning Committee and it led to the matter being deferred so that the disputed/unclear aspects of the application could be resolved between the applicant and planning officers of the Council.
I also understand that the respondent for the applicant was from CAMRA – The Campaign for Real Ale. If I have anything wrong here please shout as I am more than happy to correct any misunderstandings.