Now this can challenge your will to live as readers of my previous postings on the subject will realise.
I really did think I had found the obvious solution after months of wrangling and procrastination i.e. to add the Maghull boundary sign on the two posts that already exist in the photo below. Then the Maghull in Bloom volunteers could reinstate one of their flower troughs which they place on all the Town’s boundary signs.
BUT………….. then I am told that Maghull Town Council has told the Maghull in Bloom volunteers that Sefton Borough Council has objected to the plan on the basis that folks will walk into the sign and possibly injure themselves!!!!! The fact that the poles are within a shrubbery area where pedestrians don’t walk would seem to have passed someone by.
So, I am back on the case yet again seeking explanations and trying to get this ridiculous farce sorted out. If anyone is going to bang their head on something it is probably me in utter frustration following months of being mucked about by Councils who should have resolved this problem without all this carry on!
This second in my present series of Maghull in Bloom postings concerns that piece of land outside the Royal Mail Sorting Office in Liverpool Road North Maghull. Readers will know I have often commented on the need to get this most prominent of grot spots sorted out.
It looks as if further progress will soon be made as the Maghull in Bloom volunteers have been working on a plan to get the area properly landscaped. This was how it looked a few days ago; hardly attractive! Let’s hope the volunteer’s plans bring about that long required spruce up. I am sure it will as they usually succeed where council’s and other land owners have failed.
Readers will know I am a big supporter of the Maghull in Bloom volunteers and I also have the privilege to chair the steering group that brings all the volunteers and organisations involved in this long-running project together on a monthly basis.
I thought I would run a few articles about some of the projects that Maghull in Bloom is presently involved with so here goes with the first of 3 initial postings.
The Leeds Liverpool Canal used to be a real mess but in recent years volunteers have been litter picking it on a weekly basis. What’s more local schools have also joined in and they helped in the past week to litter pick the canal tow path all the way from Aintree, through Melling, Maghull and Lydiate.
The regular volunteers do a great job and Maghull in Bloom has also provided some excellent planters (again maintained by volunteers) at prominent spots along the canal through Maghull.
Here are a couple of shots I took very recently. The first one let’s canal tow path users know that it is kept clean by volunteers. The second is at the Shop Lane swing bridge in Maghull.