Maghull Labour Action Team works to bin rubbish problem outside

Maghull Labour Councillor Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley with Maghull Labour Action Team’s Rob Owens.

Maghull Labour Action Team has thanked Sefton Council for backing their litter campaign and agreeing to increase the frequency of emptying a well used town bin.

Maghull & Lydiate Labour Action Teams launched their campaign to encourage more people to drop litter in a bin, rather than onto the ground.

The team discovered that the bin at Moorhey Road shops is so well used, it frequently overflows leaving litter blowing in to the street.

Once Maghull Labour Councillors Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley raised the issue with Sefton, the borough's cleansing department immediately agreed to increase the frequency of the emptying of the bin.

Cllr Gatherer said: "Maghull Labour Action Team is obviously really pleased that Sefton has agreed to take action on this issue.

"People using the shops at Moorhey Road are clearly doing the right thing and putting their litter in the bin. The bin was therefore filling up and spilling its contents.

"So when we contacted Sefton's cleansing department, they agreed to rearrange their bin emptying schedule to ensure that the bin at Moorhey Road could be emptied more frequently.

"This will hopefully alleviate the problem. But we will continue to monitor the area."

Cllr McKinley thanked the cleansing department for their swift action.

Cllr McKinley said: "Tory-Lib Dem Government cuts to Sefton's budget has clearly meant that departments throughout the council have lost substantial amounts of funding.

"The cleansing department has seen its ranks slashed because of this government's cuts. We know only too well that they are under immense pressure because of the cuts.

"So we are delighted that the team has reviewed its schedule to ensure that the Moorhey Road bin can be visited more frequently.

"I would like to thank Sefton cleansing department and the all of the people who are supporting our campaign and using our local bins instead of littering our streets."


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