Oh, how many times have Maghull residents heard that in recent years and how many times has less than nothing positive happened at all?
The positive news – should it actually happen
I heard today that Home Bargains is moving into the Square on left hand side past Martins newsagents in 3 or more units that will be knocked into one large shop. The present Home & Bargains shop will become a Specsavers and a Holland & Barrett. This supposed to happen within a timescale 12 to 18 months, I am told.
The bad news – it will happen
HSBC are pulling out of Maghull in December and interestingly their unit is right next to the present Home & Bargains Store.
I think it fair to say that locals have got well past the point of believing anyone who promises a refurb/revamp for the run down Square, such promises have been made before and come to nothing.
Indeed, I heard someone the other day speculate on whether the property was in managed decline. We all hope not and that the new(ish) owners of the Square will really make it a place locals want to shop at.