Labour Councillors get confirmation that Parkbourn is still in M

Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley at Parkbourn

Maghull nearly got a bit smaller and Melling a whole lot bigger recently when Royal Mail declared that Parkbourn houses weren't where the residents thought they were - until Maghull Labour Councillors got the postal service to admit to their mistake.

Royal Mail wrote to residents in Parkbourn to inform them that their new postal address was now Melling and not Maghull.
Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley contacted Royal Mail to query the service's decision.
After some investigation, Royal Mail then admitted they had made a mistake and the Parkbourn community was to remain in Maghull.
Cllr Gatherer said: "A number of residents from the Parkbourn area contacted us when they received the letter.
"They were baffled as to why their community was suddenly being referred to as Melling instead of Maghull. And so were we - this is clearly part of Maghull.
"So we contacted Royal Mail and they admitted that they had incorrectly sent the letters out to the Parkbourn households.
"So people can rest assured that they aren't having to change address here in Maghull."
Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley at Parkbourn Melling Parish Council and Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson successfully campaigned to get Royal Mail to add Melling to the addresses of houses in the village. Up until now, addresses in Melling were down as Maghull or Liverpool.
Former postal worker, Sudell Ward Labour Councillor Patrick McKinley said Royal Mail had clearly made a mistake.
Cllr McKinley said: "I have lived and worked in Maghull for many years, the Parkbourn community is obviously part of Maghull. 
"But we were glad that Royal Mail quickly admitted to their mistake and have written to the residents in Parkbourn.
"Parkbourn is still a valued part of this community."

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