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Families flock to Maghull’s first open air cinema event which was organised by Maghull Community Enterprise

Mayor of Maghull Cllr Joan Deegan, Maghull Community Enterprise community co-ordinator Diana Tuohy and Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley, with Maghull Town Council Labour councillors and staff with other volunteers from Maghull Community Radio and the Lions who helped out at the open-air cinema event.

More than 1,500 people gathered together on KGV playing field on Friday evening for a spell of Disney pre-Halloween entertainment, courtesy of Maghull Community Enterprise and Maghull Town Council.

MCE hosted an open-air cinema on the grounds of the town hall showing the popular enchanting tale, Hocus Pocus.

The event was organised by MCE community co-ordinator, Diana Tuohy.

Diana said: "It has been a fantastic success. To have more than 1,500 coming along on an October evening is brilliant.

"Maghull Community Enterprise is proud to be part of this wonderful event.

"It is great to see families of all ages coming along and enjoying an event like this as a community.

"I am grateful to all the volunteers from the Maghull Lions, St John Ambulance, Maghull Town Council and Maghull Community Enterprise who have come along and given their time to make sure this ran smoothly.


"Merseyside Police have been brilliant too. From the very start Inspector Phil Hatton has worked with me to draw up the plans for the night and they have been a reassuring presence throughout the night too.

"We are definitely going to do this again in the future."

Maghull Town Council Labour leader and Maghull Community Enterprise co-founder, Cllr Patrick McKinley, said the evening was another example of Maghull coming together as one community.

Cllr McKinley said: "October 30, which is the night we held the open-air cinema, is notorious because it is Mischief Night. But what we saw on Friday here in Maghull was an example of the whole community, all ages, coming together to enjoy the evening together.

"And it was a brilliant success.

"Diana did a great job coming up with the idea in conjunction with Insp Hatton and the town clerk Angela McIntyre and the teamwork on the day from all the partner agencies was fantastic.

"We even had a team of volunteers out on Saturday morning making sure the field was litter free.

“Like MaghullFest, our programme of Christmas events and all the other brilliant events that we hold here in Maghull, this a part of our ongoing strategy to bring the community together and create events and activities for everyone in our town to enjoy.

"The best part of all on the night was the young girl coming over with her mum and dad after the film had finished to thank us for screening the film.

"As Diana said, we will definitely look at bringing the screen back in the future."
Mayor of Maghull Cllr Joan Deegan, Maghull Community Enterprise community co-ordinator Diana Tuohy and Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley, with Maghull Town Council Labour councillors and staff with other volunteers from Maghull Community Radio and the Lions who helped out at the open-air cinema event.
Movie lovers enjoyed a mild evening as they watched Hocus Pocus on the big screen on KGV playing field.
MCE's Diana Tuohy, PCSO Anne McIntyre and Cllr Patrick MCKinley
The morning after the night before saw volunteers Cllr Patrick McKinley, Cllr June Burns, Cllr Lynn Gatherer and Diana Tuohy with son Samuel picking up litter on KGV playing field following the Hocus Pocus screening.
The morning after the night before saw volunteers Cllr Patrick McKinley, Cllr June Burns, Cllr Lynn Gatherer
Cllr Lynn Gatherer, Cllr Patrick McKinley and Cllr June Burns.
Cllr Patrick McKinley, Cllr June Burns and Cllr Lynn Gatherer.


 

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