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Make a date with Labour-run Maghull Town Council for an open air cinema this ‘Mischief Night’

Maghull Town Council clerk Angela McIntyre, Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley and Maghull Community Enterprise community development co-ordinator Diana Tuohy are drawing up plans for an open air cinema event on KGV field.

Fancy a night at the cinema? Well make a date with Maghull Town Council!

The Labour-run town council is looking into plans to bring an open air cinema event to KGV field later this year.

Maghull Community Enterprise community development co-ordinator Diana Tuohy and Maghull Town Council clerk Angela McIntyre came up with the idea after a meeting with Inspector Phil Hatton when they discussed the issues the local neighbourhood police team face around Mischief Night.

They took the idea of providing an event for young people and families to go to on the night itself (which is the evening before Halloween - October 30) to Maghull Town Council Labour leader Cllr Patrick McKinley, who thought it was a great suggestion.

Diana said: "Mischief Night can be a nightmare for local residents because of a small number of young people causing mayhem and disturbance in the community.

"Police in Maghull told me that last year there were complaints locally on Mischief Night.

"There is an opportunity for Maghull Community Enterprise, Merseyside Police and Maghull Town Council to work together to plan an event that will occupy young people and distract them from getting involved in any mischief.

"When I took the idea to the town clerk, Angela McIntyre and Maghull Town Council leader, Cllr McKinley, they both thought it was a great idea. We are now looking into what kind of event we could hold, which could include an open air cinema."

Angela McIntyre said the idea has been given the thumbs up.

She said: "We will definitely be organising an event on the evening of Friday, October 30. After the success of Southport's recent open air cinema events, our initial thought is to replicate the success of that.

"So far they have screened Grease and Frozen, which also include the lyrics to the songs so people can sing along. That could be the type of screening that we hold so that we can get people of all ages out to join us for an entertaining evening of silver screen and singing.

"We are still in the planning stages, but even if we aren't able to hold an open air cinema, we will hold some event that will give people somewhere safe to go so they don't get involved in mischief."

Call Patrick McKinley said he was looking forward to another great Maghull community event.

Cllr McKinley said: "Maghull Town Council now holds a series of great community family events through the year, from the brilliant Maghull Fest events in summertime, through to the fireworks display on Guy Fawkes night and the festive lights switch on in the run up to Christmas.

"A community event in October would be a great addition to the town council's calendar.

"It would again bring the community together, while also giving young people the chance to get involved in something positive rather than being encouraged to take part in any anti-social behaviour.

"We are still in the early planning stages, but I do like the idea of an open air cinema event. If we get this off the ground in time, KGV field could be alive with the Sound of Music, or perhaps we could be Singing in the Rain.

"A great event. I can't wait."


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