Work set to begin in Spring as park of Labour’s Maghull Parks Im

Maurice Byrne and Steve Kermode

Labour Councillors on Maghull Town Council have announced that the town's parks are to benefit from much needed improvements - with two set to get a facelift as soon as spring.


Following a full review of the condition of the town's parks, Maghull Town Council has drawn up a rolling programme of park refurbishments.


Ribble Avenue Park and the park in The Round Meade are two of the first to benefit.


Maghull Town Councillors have been contacted by growing numbers of people asking for the improvements.


Amenities Committee chairman, Cllr Steve Kermode, said it was high time many of the town's parks were given new life and since Labour took control just last May, it has been his priority to bring about playground improvements.


Cllr Kermode said: "My Labour colleagues and I have visited each of the sites and drawn up a rolling programme for park improvements.


"Two of the parks which we identified early on during this parks review as being in need of urgent attention were The Round Meade and Ribble Avenue Park. However on the advice on the town council's parks and gardens staff, it was decided to hold off the work until after the winter so the work could be carried out without having to deal with frozen or waterlogged ground.


"New equipment is now being ordered for these parks and by the summer the work should be completed and the youngsters in and around these two communities will be able to benefit from the improved play areas."


Cllr Kermode said all of the town council's parks are now on a rolling programme of improvements.


Cllr Kermode said: "The schedule of improvements for the parks has been drawn up to ensure that no play area in Maghull is left behind and that young people throughout our community have somewhere they can go and play in safety.


"By using the highly skilled team at Maghull Town Council on this project we will not only end up with parks which are the envy of Sefton, but we will also be able to do it on a tight budget."

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