Maghull’s famous Youth Coffee Bar faces funding threat

The unique Youth Coffee Bar in Maghull Town Hall that was set up by Maghull and District Youth Council and the then Lib Dem run Town Council is facing an uncertain future as Labour run Sefton Council has turned down a bid for its continuing funding. This despite the Borough Council saying is has £40,000 available to spend on such projects across the East Parishes in the next financial year.

Lib Dem campaigners are worried that if things are not sorted out soon this valuable youth facility that has won nationwide plaudits, could face the chop. Says Lib Dem Cllr. Andrew Blackburn “We have to do all we can to get the funding in place and if Labour run Sefton will not fund it then Maghull Town Council should put its hand in its rather deep pockets; we can’t let it simply drift away.”