Labour-run Maghull Town Council spread some pre-Christmas cheer

Maghull Town Council Labour Councillors Maurice Byrne, June Burns and Patrick McKinley and Maghull Labour Action Team volunteer Sue Byrne with some of the hampers which were delivered to older people before Christmas.


More than 90 pensioners in Maghull had a festive treat courtesy of Labour-run Maghull Town Council.

Labour-run Maghull Town Council organised the hampers to ensure the town's oldest and more vulnerable people had a Christmas treat this year.

The town council donated enough to make up 90 hampers, including essential items like soup, sugar, cooked meat, tinned fruit, coffee and tea, together with some festive treats like mince pies, cakes, biscuits and Christmas pudding.

The Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council devised the hamper scheme to ensure that people in the community would still have some Christmas goodies despite the rising cost of living.

Cllr Maurice Byrne said: "We were delighted to be able to collect enough for 90 hampers to be distributed amongst people right here in Maghull.

"Everyone is struggling to cope with rising household fuel bills at the moment and the price of food is continually on the increase. So the Labour Group on Maghull Town Council wanted to make sure that we could spread a little festive cheer.

"The aim was to make sure that people get the chance to enjoy themselves a little this Christmas, despite all of the financial pressures that they may be facing.

"My colleagues and I on the council drove them around to people in the run up to Christmas and they were over the moon. It was a delight to be able to do this. This is just what Maghull Town Council should be doing. Looking after people in this community."

Maghull Town Council Labour leader, Cllr Patrick McKinley, said the hamper scheme was part of a range of plans the town council has drawn up to look after older people in this community.

Cllr McKinley said: "This hamper scheme was part of a winter plan that we drew up on Maghull Town Council to ensure that people in this community could enjoy Christmas and be safe through the winter period.

"We also held a Christmas party for the town's older people and we have drawn up a plan to ensure that the main areas where pensioners will need to get to, such as main shopping areas and around doctors' surgeries, are as clear as possible in the event of a cold spell.

"This is the first time Maghull Town Council has organised for winter in this way, but these what my Labour colleagues and I see as the added priorities of Maghull Town Council.

"We are a community council run in the interests of the community in which we serve.

"I'd like to thank all of the councillors, volunteers and council staff who helped put these hampers together.

"I hope everyone who attended the pensioners' party enjoyed themselves, everyone who received a hamper enjoyed them and everyone in Maghull had a merry Christmas and has a very happy New Year."


Maghull Town Council Labour Councillors Maurice Byrne, June Burns and Patrick McKinley and Maghull Labour Action Team volunteer Sue Byrne with Maghull Town Council staff Charlotte Ford and Pat Annal.


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