Lydiate Primary School closed amidst safety concerns

The Liverpool Echo has the article on its website – see link below:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/safety-concerns-shuts-merseyside-school-17319927

Lydiate Parish Council was briefed on the problems facing the School at it’s meeting last night by School Governors.

We were shown photos of problematic parts of the 1953 constructed building and pieces of concrete which came off it during a very recent investigation into its condition.

The Parish Council is supportive of the decision of the Governors to close the school building pending a more detailed inspection of it as clearly the safety of the children, teachers and anyone using the building has to be the major priority.

We were also told at the PC meeting that accommodation has now been found within Maghull High School for the 300 children currently attending Lydiate Primary.

The next few weeks will clearly be important in establishing the extent of the safety issues affecting the school building, so at present it hard to say how long it will be out of use.

Lydiate Parish Council’s ability to help the school address its building issues is quite limited but I’m sure we will try to help lobby the powers that be to take action when asked to do so. We have offered the meeting room in the Village Centre for the school’s use should that be of help to them.

Lydiate – Dog Fouling

Lydiate parish Council has updated me on the ongoing problem of dog fouling on the pavements in the vicinity of Lydiate Primary School in Lambshear Lane.

Sefton Council, I am told, has received 50 complaints from parents. As a result they have put stickers up in the area around the school and also in surrounding roads.

As much dog muck as possible has been cleaned up and the private company Sefton Council use, NSL, have checked early mornings and early afternoons (especially near to the school) but have had no success so far in catching anyone allowing their dog to foul the pavements and verges.

Rob Monks, Sefton’s Principle Environmental Health Officer, requests that members of the Lydiate public give as much information as possible about the fouling that they have seen i.e. type of dog, time of day etc.

This photo is from August 2012 when both I and Andrew Blackburn were both Borough Councillors for Lydiate and we had a new bin installed outside the School to try to get the few dog walkers that are the cause of the problems to use a bin for their dog muck.

This photo is from August 2012 when both I and Andrew Blackburn were both Borough Councillors for Lydiate and we had a new bin installed outside the School to try to get the few dog walkers that are the cause of the problems to use a bin for their dog muck.

Sadly three and half years on and the anti-social minority are still making the lives of everyone else a mucky misery. Please feel free to shop the dog owners who don’t care about Lydiate.