Maghull Town Council celebrate success of Labour’s Community Gro

Maurice Byrne

Maghull Town Council Labour Councillor Maurice Byrne said last week's Community Group Forum had been a huge success.

The Labour councillor created the idea of the Community Forum in an effort to encourage people to come up with new community group ideas and also to help existing groups expand.

Cllr Byrne said the aim of the event and the newly created Community Committee was to "put the community back at the heart of Maghull Town Council".

Cllr Byrne said: "Last Wednesday's event was a tremendous success. We had well over 80 local people come along to find out more about how to set up a new community group or how to expand their existing groups.

"It was great to see the community come together with lots of established organisations like Maghull in Bloom, St John Ambulance and Maghull Photography Club all sharing their expertise with smaller groups or with people with the germ of an idea for a group they'd like to establish.


"This is what I hoped this event would do, bring people from throughout Maghull together for the benefit of the whole town. And I'm delighted to say that that is exactly what we got from the event."

Cllr Byrne said he looked forward to a whole host of new community groups being developed.

Cllr Byrne said: "I heard some fantastic new ideas which we will collate into a final report which we'll then consult with further with the groups and wider general public. I am confident that they can benefit from the support that Maghull Town Council Campaign Committee can provide.

"I'd like to thank everyone who came along, all the community groups who came along to share their expertise, Sefton CVS for giving us their time and the Maghull Town Hall staff for the excellent organisation of the event.

"Labour is putting the community back at the heart of Maghull Town Council and this is just the beginning of what we have planned."


Maghull Town Council leader, Labour's Cllr Caroline Esterson said she was delighted by the success of the event.


Cllr Esterson said: "It was great to see so many people turn up and want to be involved in the community. This shows what the Labour Group on the council has suspected, that there is a demand which we can develop as a council.


"We will do all we can to develop the ideas we heard and look at future events to bring regularly bring community groups together to share best practice.


"Cllr Byrne, Cllr Rita Knight and other members of the Community Committee have worked tremendously hard on making this event a success and that showed on Wednesday night. Well done to all involved."

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