Maghull Town Council Labour leader draws up ambitious plans for

Maghull Town Council’s Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley has drawn up a two year plan for the town.

 

Maghull Town Council's Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley has drawn up ambitious plans for Maghull Town Council which could see Maghull become a pioneering Social Enterprise Town.

Cllr McKinley, who is also a Sudell Ward Labour Councillor, is planning to turn the town council into a Social and Enterprise Council.

The plan would see the existing town council generating an income which it can then in turn reinvest in Maghull to provide new opportunities for the people of the town, while continuing to provide the first class service it currently provides.

Cllr McKinley said: "Councils are being forced to radically rethink how they operate because of the severe austerity measures being imposed on us by the government.

"Because of this, the role of town and parish councils like ours here in Maghull is becoming increasingly important.

"My Labour colleagues and I on Maghull Town Council are being proactive in preparing for the changes. The two year plan is key to ensuring that we are prepared for the changes and make sure the changes are being made in the interests of the town council and the people of Maghull.

"It is about mitigating the worst effects of the government cuts by taking bold steps to devise alternative ways of providing top quality services to the people of Maghull while generating revenue streams to enable the council to build on the good work the Labour administration started just two years ago."

The move, which is part of a two year-long plan, would enable the town council to be able to bid for contracts and also provide services which the community needs.

Cllr McKinley said: "The Maghull Town Council plan has two separate operational elements. One is the enterprise council that enables the town council to bid for contracts using the skills and expertise of the excellent workforce. 

"The other is the establishment of a social enterprise that enables Maghull Town Council to work with organisations like Maghull Town Team, our local primary and secondary schools and local businesses to provide initiatives like a Maghul Radio Station, like the pop-up shop, as well as training opportunities and apprenticeships for young people.

"It is all about providing greater social value for the rate payers of Maghull. Making sure that we are all getting value for our money and ensuring that we are investing in the town council, the town and its people."


Maghull Town Council’s Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley has drawn up a two year plan for the town.