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Maghull Town Council’s Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley said the new trees will make Maghull an event greener and even more pleasant place to live.


Maghull is to benefit from a cash boost which will see the community become an even greener town over the next four years.

Maghull Labour councillors are now drawing up plans to make a series of environmental improvements throughout the town after receiving the funds from the council's 'planning gain'.

Planning gain refers directly to Section 106 money, which is funds which developers pay to Sefton Council as part of planning agreements. This particular 106 fund is ring-fenced specifically for the planting of new trees.

Sudell Ward Labour councillor and Maghull Town Council leader, Cllr Patrick McKinley, said the money would be incorporated into the town's green strategy.

Cllr McKinley said: "This funding is great news for Maghull.

"My colleagues on Maghull Town Council and I are already working on an ambitious plan to improve our greenspaces and parks in Maghull. This 106 funding will enable us to make further improvement.

"The money is specifically designated for greenspace improvements, so we cannot spend it on anything else.

"This means that we can draw together a plan which will stretch three years and possibly beyond. In the two years the plan will have us planting 100 trees each year, followed by 200 in the following year.

"Add that together with the work we are doing to improve our existing greenspaces and parks, this means that by the end of the three years, Maghull will be the undisputed greenest town in the borough."

Fellow Sudell Ward Labour councillor, Cllr Lynn Gatherer, said the new funding will make Maghull's already excellent parks and gardens even better.

Cllr Gatherer said: "The news that we have this extra funding for our green strategy in Maghull is a real boost. This will enable us to make even greater improvements to our greenspaces.

"So not only will we have the best playgrounds and parks in Sefton, but we will also have the best greenspaces.

"Maghull's parks are already the envy of Sefton. We are going to make them even better."

New Sudell Ward Labour councillor, Cllr Rob Owens, said he was delighted Maghull had gained the green funding.

Cllr Owens said: "Residents in Maghull appreciate the green and pleasant community we have here.

"I am very pleased that as part of this 106 money Sefton has committed to planting new trees here in Maghull, which not only have environmental benefits, but will add to the overall beauty and aesthetics of our town." 


Maghull Labour councillors Rob Owens, Lynn Gatherer and Patrick McKinley are working on plans to roll out the new trees over the next three years.