Bowling green saved after threat of closure following Tory-Lib D

Bill Esterson

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson said he is delighted that a popular bowling green used by people of Aintree and Maghull has been saved.

The Crescent/Moss Lane bowling green in Orrell Park was earmarked for closure after Tory-Lib Dem government slashed funding to Sefton Council.

But after a full review of all of the borough's greens, the Orrell Park facility was saved as it was identified as having a "higher than average number of users".

The green is regularly used by people from Aintree as well as some from Maghull.

Bill Esterson took the issue up with Sefton Council after receiving concerned calls from local bowlers.

Bills aid: "I am delighted for the people who use this green that it has been saved.

"I was told that users of the green already pay for their own floodlightng and the site is very well used, which has all gone in favour of saving it.

"I am delighted for the bowlers."

Bill said bowling can be a lifeline for many people in the community.

Bill added: "For many, bowling is a way of keeping fit, for others it is a way of staying socially active well into retirement.

"But everyone who regularly goes bowling get a lot of enjoyment out of it. It would have been outrageous to see that taken away from them."