Morrisons – Maghull store to stay open but what’s happening around it?

Morrisons and their car park are behind me. The Sefton Council land is to the right of me.

Morrisons and their car park are behind me. The Sefton Council land is to the right of me.

Hearing of the hard times of Morrisons recently made some folk wonder if their Maghull store would be one for the chop as it is quite small – too small really with a far too limited stock space.

The good news is that it’s refurbishment will continue and it is staying.

But as this news filtered out so it also became apparent that Sefton Council, which owns the adjacent land, has all but sold it. The land, as I have mentioned previously, is that of the former Stafford Moreton Youth Centre and the old Maghull Library site – Maghull Library having relocated to Meadows Leisure Centre back in 2010.

The closed Stafford Moreton Youth Centre and the old Maghull Library

The closed Stafford Moreton Youth Centre and the old Maghull Library

The old library/youth centre site is prime development land right in the heart of Maghull’s shopping district so it’s final end use could possibly be the retail challenge that Morrisons may well have taken it’s eye off? We will see.

My two most recent Morrisons Maghull related postings are available below:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/10/12/maghull-morrisons-storehealth-centreold-libraryformer-youth-centre-whats-going-on/

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/10/15/police-stations-in-sefton-the-maghull-morrisons-link/

Maghull – Beechcroft Retirement flats

I was recently invited to attend a coffee morning of residents who own flats in this development in Maghull Town Centre together with Labour Councillor Steve Kermode.

The residents had a number of issues they wanted Steve and I to address not least the state of the road surface outside of their homes i.e. Stafford Moreton Way.

Here is a photo I took whilst reviewing this matter with Steve and the House Manager of Beechcroft.

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The road surface is very uneven and this leads to the ponding of water which at this time of year can lead to small dangerous skating rinks being created. Not good especially for the elderly.

There is clearly a problem here with the road surface and highway drainage. The pavement is also badly damaged and we were told that this has been caused by Morrisons delivery wagons needing to mount the kerb to pass other vehicles. We have asked Sefton Council to investigate and say what they can do to address the resident’s concerns.

Steve and I had a great time with the residents being served copious cups of tea and being treated to cakes! What a lovely group of people for us both to represent.