A59 Cycle Path – Switch Island to Robins Island

A59 Cycle path becomes narrow pavement at Robins Island.

I’ve mentioned before my desire to see a safe cycle route through Maghull and Lydiate from Switch Island to Robins Island and I took the matter up with Sefton Council Highways. This is what they had to say:-

‘We have actually identified this as an issue and are pursuing a proposal to develop a cycle route between Switch Island and Robbins Island as one of our priorities. We have secured funding for the initial section which will link Switch Island to the service roads to the north of the Dover Road/ Liverpool Rd junction through the local growth fund(LGF), this should be delivered over the next 18 months. We have a separate bid for funding which is currently on a reserve list for schemes to be funded through the LGF which would extend this further from Hall Lane to the Eastway/ Westway junction and once this has been secured will be seeking to extend the route up to Robbins Island, once funding opportunities arise.’

Cycle path under construction between Switch Island and the River Alt along the A59 – April 2018. This section now complete.

Some good news here and the first section, funded by Highways England (see second photo), is now complete but clearly it is likely to be some years before the whole missing section of cycle track alongside the A59/Northway through Maghull and Lydiate is completed. Let’s hope for as quick a construction period as possible in these most uncertain and cash strapped times.

Maghull/Lydiate – Scarecrow Festival Photos

I’ve had a look at quite a number of scarecrows across Maghull and Lydiate on my cycle rides and I’ve taken photos of 3 of them:-

Bob the Builder near Lydiate Village Green

Outside Harding’s Flower Shop in Liverpool Rd Nth Maghull.

At Lydiate Village Center wearing a Lydiate Parish Council T-shirt

It seems that our first Scarecrow Festival has gone really well as there must be many, many more of them that I have not photographed. Congratulations to the organisers and all those who made the effort to create a scarecrow.

Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show

Lydiate Classic Car and Bike Show is on this Sunday at:- 288 Southport Road Lydiate L31 4EQ by the Scotch Piper Inn
1st July 2018 – 10am to 4pm

NOW ROOM FOR over 300 CARS/BIKES –

Cars, bikes, charity stalls, food, all proceeds going to NWCR (North West Cancer Research)

Public Parking at the Scotch Piper Inn,

Maghull & Lydiate Circular Buses – New Timetable

The timetables apply from Saturday 2nd June

www.merseytravel.gov.uk/getting-around/timetables/AllTimetables/31%20Maghull%20circular%20(from%202%20June%202018).pdf

The timetables are accessible via the link above to the Merseytravel web site

With thanks to Kevin for the lead to this posting

Lydiate – Outdoor Leisure Park – No news yet

I keep getting asked if I know whether the planning application has gone in yet for the proposed outdoor leisure/water park that has been put forward for building on farm land at the junction of Southport Road and at the back of properties in Hall Lane Lydiate.

The last time I looked there was no sign of an application. My previous posting of 2nd March details the events at a Lydiate Parish Council meeting on the matter in late February this year.

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2018/03/02/lydiate-a-lot-of-folk-at-parish-council-meeting-to-hear-about-a-leisure-sporting-facility-being-proposed/

As soon as I become aware of any movement over this matter I will post again here.

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Lydiate – Footpath

A Lydiate resident has raised with me the uneven surface of the short public footpath that connects Oakhill Cottage Lane and Alexander Drive, the concern being that elderly pedestrians could fall on it.

I have in turn put these concerns to Sefton Council’s Highway Dept. and await their response.