Maghull Labour Action Team gets old library litter cleaned up an

Rob Owens

 

Maghull Labour Action Team has praised Sefton Council for clearing litter from around the old library - but they are calling on people who are waiting at the bus stop on Liverpool Road North to take their rubbish home with them.

Sefton Council staff cleared the site after being contacted by the Labour Action Team.

Maghull Labour Action Team's Rob Owens said he was pleased Sefton Council had taken swift action as the site was rapidly becoming an eyesore.

Rob said: "Maghull Labour Action Team contacted Sefton Council about the old library site as the whole area was looking gradually worse because of a build up of litter.

"We were also contacted by a nearby resident who had the same concerns that the old library was becoming a grotspot.

"The Labour Action Team contacted Sefton Council and within a couple of days they sent out a team to make a site visit and carry out an initial clean-up. A few days later, another team came along to cut back the shrubbery around the library which was acting as litter traps.

"The Maghull Labour Action Team would like to thank Sefton Council for taking prompt action and making the improvements at the site which are needed."

Rob is now calling on people waiting at the bus stop near to the former library to make sure they take their rubbish home with them.

Rob said: "This is a very busy bus stop and I have on occasion seen people dump unwanted crisp wrappers, drinks cans and even chip papers over the wall there. It's obviously not everyone, just a small number of people who aren't thinking.

"On a couple of occasions, when I have approached the people responsible, I have had a torrent of abuse from them. Other times people look sheepish and embarrassed.

"But this is a very real problem here. This is a busy road with people heading to and from Southport and we don't want this area looking like an eyesore.

"That's why we want to thank Sefton and just ask people to think twice before dropping litter."