Maghull Labour Action Team organises open public meeting to disc

Labour MP Bill Esterson, Cllrs Sandra Williams and Caroline Esterson show some of the options for the park to local children.

Maghull Town Council Labour Group, members of the Maghull Labour Action Team, Maghull's Sefton Labour Councillors and the town's Labour MP all held an open air public meeting at Moss Park on Ribble Avenue on Friday to hear what the community wants for the play area.

Maghull Labour Action Team wrote to hundreds of residents in and around Ribble Avenue inviting them to come along to the park to suggest what improvements are needed.

Residents' suggestions will now be put forward for consideration before final plans are drawn up.

Labour councillors have now also met with contractors who are bidding to install the new equipment.

Maghull Town Council's Amenities Committee chairwoman, Labour's Cllr Sandra Williams said she was delighted so many residents came out to put their views to councillors.

Cllr Williams said: "I'd like to thank everyone who came out to speak to us and air their views about the play area.

"The purpose behind the open meeting was to give people the chance to tell us what they wanted directly, or write to us to let us know.

"We are already working on plans to improve the play area. The Labour Group on Maghull Town Council has drawn up a plan to ensure that all of the town's parks benefit from regular upgrades and maintenance.

Labour MP Bill Esterson and Cllrs Steve Kermode and Sandra Williams get some tips on which pieces of equipment Madalynn Burness, who wrote to Bill calling for improvements to the park, wants."Moss Park on Ribble Avenue and Roundmead Park are two of the first to benefit from the improvements as we have had to wait for spring and for suitable weather condition before starting work.

"But it was great to hear the views of the residents and I can assure them that we will do all we can to incorporate as many of their ideas as feasibly possible into the scheme."

MP Bill Esterson praised Maghull Town Council's ruling Labour Group for listening to the views of local people.

Bill said: "The Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council are determined to make sure that residents' views are at the heart of any decisions that are now made by Maghull Town Council.

"They have taken the views of residents into account and are pushing forward plans for the parks.

"Thank you to everyone who came out or who took the time to put their views forward."

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