Maghull – Big changes at The Square Shopping Centre

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.