Lydiate – Some notes from the February Parish Council meeting – Donations and Dogs


We agreed to make donations to both Lydiate in Flower and Lydiate Village Festival.

Remember the trouble over dogs on Sandy Lane Playing Field and the dog walker getting fined* for their dog being on the football pitch from a few weeks back? Well since then the Parish Council has been creating and fencing off an area of the park where dogs can be walked without fear of fines. The fencing is now mainly in and it looks like this:-

We also discussed appropriate signage for the park so that dog walkers and indeed all park users know what the rules are surrounding dogs being banned from sports pitches. The rules are probably too involved for a simple notice so we discussed the possibility of a straight forward notice with the detail being available on the Parish Council’s web site.

* The fine was subsequently rescinded

Lydiate – ‘In Flower’ makes another 3 splashes of colour

I seem to be dividing my very limited knowledge of things horticultural between Maghull in Bloom and Lydiate in Flower these days and my latest trick has been to learn how to attach Gateway Planters to Lydiate boundary signs.

We put one up at either end of Southport Road/Myerscough Lane to start with a few weeks back and have now added another 3 on the Civil Parish boundaries with Maghull on Kenyons Lane and on both Bells Lane and Punnell’s Lane with Great Altcar. They are all now planted up like the one below at Punnell’s Lane.

The planting was done by other LinF volunteers who know far more about plants than I ever will. Don’t the Gateway planters look grand though…..

Lydiate – ‘In Flower’ makes an impact

Lydiate in Flower is a relatively new volunteer community group which aims to try to brighten up Lydiate.

It’s first initiative is to put gateway planters on the roads leading into the community. The first two flower troughs are now up at both ends of Southport Road on the Maghull and Downholland Civil Parish boundaries.

The photos above were taken on Southport Road and the flowers are looking great. The sponsorship is very much appreciated and the sign shows one of the sponsoring companies.

More Lydiate in Flower initiatives to follow.

Lydiate – Bells Lane boundary sign renewal

Sefton Council’s contractors are in the process of refurbishing the ‘Lydiate’ boundary sign on Bells Lane where you come out of West Lancashire. My previous posting refers:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2017/12/01/lydiate-boundary-sign-that-is-literally-on-its-last-legs/

You can make out the two new posts for the Lydiate sign to be fixed to next to the large tree. Bet it won’t be as ‘posh’ as the West Lancs sign facing the other way though:-).

We hope the new posts will have a ‘Lydiate in Flower flower’ flower trough placed on them in due course to welcome folks to the community.

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