Maghull Town Council swings into action as residents raise conce

Maghull Town Council leader Cllr Caroline Esterson with members of the Maghull Labour Action Team and residents who were involved in the Moss Park consultation.

 

Maghull Town Council is swinging into action to respond to local concerns about a children's park in the town.

Residents contacted Maghull Town Council with concerns about some of the new equipment installed at Moss Park as part of the town council's rolling improvement programme.

After hearing the concerns, Maghull Town Council leader Cllr Caroline Esterson visited the park to look into the residents' complaints.

Cllr Esterson said: "Very soon after the new play equipment was installed, we were contacted by residents who live near to the park who said they objected specifically to a run of tyres which are part buried in the ground which children play on.

"After visiting the site, I agreed with the residents. The tyres were definitely located in the wrong place. Instead of being within the fenced off play area, they were sited outside on the greenspace.

"In my opinion this could be dangerous for people out walking across the green in the dark when the tyres would not be visible.

"So while tyres of this kind are popular with young children, they are not currently located in the right place within the park."

Cllr Esterson and her colleagues are now working on getting Maghull Council staff to remove the tyres from Moss Park.

Cllr Esterson said: "To ensure that the relocation of the tyres doesn't incur any costs, I have asked our parks and gardens team at Maghull Town Council to carry out the work for us.

"Some of the tyres will be placed within the fenced off play area and the rest will be relocated to KGV park where we have recently had to remove the old wooden activity trail as it become rotten.

"I'd like to thank everyone who contacted me about this issue and who came out to speak to me during my site visit. I would also like to thank everyone who responded to our original consultation about park improvements.

"We as councillors want to make the improvements which members of our community want making. That's what we aim to do and by continuing to all work together, we will be able to do just that."