Park Ward Labour Councillor Steve Kermode praises Sefton for bin

Steve Kermode

Park Ward Labour Councillor Steve Kermode has praised Sefton Council for adding a new bin to the ward after it was revealed that there had been plans to remove a litter bin near to a bus stop outside the town hall.

It had been proposed to remove the bin at the bus stop on Northway and locate it elsewhere.

But Cllr Kermode said the bin was needed and called on Sefton Council to instead introduce a new bin to the site where one was needed.

Cllr Kermode said: "It was proposed to move the bin from the bus stop near to the town hall and relocate it.

"But that bin is used at that location and I had very real concerns that allowing it to be removed would result in an increase in litter on one of the major roads in Maghull.

"However I do agree that a bin is needed outside Lydiate Primary School for people to drop their litter and also dog waste.

"So I am now delighted that Sefton Council has agreed to site a new bin outside the school while also keeping the bin on Northway."

Cllr Kermode said Sefton Council had made the decision to install the new bin despite facing massive cuts from the Tory-Lib Dem Government.

Cllr Kermode said: "Sefton has faced cuts to its budget from the Tory-Lib Dem Government in excess of £80m, so funding is obviously very tight in the borough.

"It is therefore good news that we were able to secure funding for a new bin for outside the school.

"The idea of taking a bin from one site where it is needed to another is like robbing Peter to pay Paul. 

"By providing a new bin for Lambshear Lane while retaining the existing bin at the bus stop on Northway, we've found a solution that benefits both parts of the community."

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