A few random events – Maghull Council meeting cancelled, thoughts for Library staff & what’s going on with Southport Pier?

I got a call this morning to tell me that the Maghull Town Council meeting due to be held tonight was to be cancelled due to the Acting Town Clerk being unavailable due to illness. I can’t recall a meeting being cancelled before because of officer illness in all my years as a Maghull Town Councillor but let’s hope that our Acting Town Clerk is well soon.

Tomorrow is the day, I am told, when Sefton’s Library staff will find out the employment consequences of the Labour run Council’s Library closure programme. I came across many helpful friendly library staff when I was visiting the libraries under threat of closure a few months ago and I covered my visits at length on this blog site. I think we will all feel for them.

And what about the surprise news regarding Southport Pier and the cracks in it? The pier tram has stopped running and engineers are giving the whole structure a detailed examination. Let’s hope for some better news here as Southport pier is to repeat a phrase I used recently on this site, in respect of Bootle’s Litherland Road canal bridge, an engineering gem.