Maghull Community Radio asked Maghull’s Councillors to display a red carnation on 15th April and I am happy to support their request.
It was the launch event yesterday and no, I did not know either, but let’s hope it went well. In fact the first I knew of the launch day was a phone call from Maghull Town Council mid-morning yesterday asking if I would be attending the event at Maghull Town Hall at 4pm. Sadly, my answer had to be no as I had not previously been told about it and there was no time to change my working hours and other commitments. I have spoken to 3 other local councillors and, like me, they were also taken by surprise!
I must admit to being a little frustrated by this turn of events as I am a big supporter of this community radio venture and would have liked to have been there. Indeed, I have posted positively about the venture previously on this site.
So I am unable to report on how well things went, which I am sure they did.
Maghull Town Council had a presentation at its meeting on 30th October from a group of volunteers who are intending to set up and run an internet based radio station for Maghull.
The group of mainly recently qualified graduates with some ‘older head’ advice have been working on the project for some time. The funding for it flows from a successful bid by the Maghull Town Team to that ‘Portas’ funding stream created by the Coalition Government to try to help the revival of our town centres. A significant aim of the project is to promote the retail businesses in Maghull Square shopping centre.
Below are a couple of photo’s I took during the presentation to the Council which received its unanimous support. The radio station will operate from the sadly now defunct coffee shop space (not to be confused with Maghull’s unique Youth Coffee Bar which is still running in the Town Hall almost despite Sefton Youth Service who have never really liked it because young people control it) within Maghull Town Hall and it will be on a 12 month trial. The target first broadcast being on 3rd February 2014.
Let’s hope it is a great success.