Coronavirus Information - 18th September 2020
On Friday, September 18, 2020 it was confirmed that Merseyside will now adhere to a series of new local measures to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In close discussions with local leaders, the Health and Social Care Secretary, NHS Test and Trace, the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), and the Chief Medical Officer for England have agreed to introduce local measures in Merseyside, including Sefton.
As of Tuesday, September 22, the following measures must be adhered to:
• Residents must not socialise with other people outside of their own households or support bubble in private homes and gardens
• Hospitality for food and drink will be restricted to table service only
• Late night operating hours will be restricted, with Leisure and entertainment venues including restaurants, pubs, and cinemas, required to close between 10pm to 5am.
Residents are also advised to adhere to the following guidance to further reduce rates of infection:
• Only to use public transport for essential purposes, such as travelling to school or work
• Avoid attending amateur and semi-professional sporting events as spectators.
Further to concerns about increasing infection rates and in line with government guidance Maghull Town Council can confirm that the Town Hall and all rooms contained within will unfortunately remain closed until the end of November 2020.The situation will be reviewed closer to that date.
Land East of Maghull - Consultation
Persimmon and Countryside Properties, the developers for the site to the south of Land East of Maghull are currently consulting on their proposals for the Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP). This is part of the planning application DC 2017/001532 which the Town Council objected to when it went to Sefton's Planning Committee in January this year. One of the main objections the Council put forward was the disruption to the community over a build period of 10 to 15 years with lorries bringing materiel and removing spoil from the site. The Council insisted that the only option to mitigate the development was a haul road, through the northern part of the site and using the new slip roads recently built at Junction 1 of the M58.
The developers have put forward their proposals for the CEMP and asked the community to comment. The virtual consultation boards can be found here. The developers are consulting on 6 routes. Routes 1-5 either use Melling and its country lanes as a proposed route to the site to the point of creating one way routes through the country lanes or use Eastway or Foxhouse Lane as routes to the site. Option 6 which is the haul road route through the northern part of the site is out for consultation but is rejected by the developers as being undeliverable because they can't talk to their colleagues on the northern part of the site to agree the haul road.
The Town Council believes that this is wrong. Option 6 is the only option which will save massive disruption to the communities of Maghull and Melling. The Town Council further believes that this lack of co-operation between the owners of the land is symptomatic of the wider problems with this site. Therefore, the Town Council is asking the community to visit the virtual consultation and vote for Option 6. If you could also let us know that you have done so we can collate the responses and include them in our formal response to the consultation which we will be submitting on 28th July following our Council meeting on 27th July. You can do this by emailing the Council on our Contact Us page at the top of this page. We need your support to show the developers the depth of feeling about the proposed routes. Please vote for option 6. We must secure the haul road for the good of the wider Maghull area.
The virtual boards are available until 22nd July but votes can be registered until 29th July.
Covid 19 - Update
As per the Government's directive all play areas owned and managed by Maghull Town Council are closed with immediate effect. No maintenance or safety checks will be carried out in the play areas. Should anyone choose to use them they do so at their own risk.
The Town Hall and all associated buildings are also closed although they continue to be monitored via our security systems.
The Town Hall will re-open as soon as it is feasible to do so. The website will continue to be updated as and when the situation changes.
If you need help during the Covid 19 outbreak please follow this link to Sefton MBC's website where you can fill out an online form or call 0345 140 0845 https://www.sefton.gov.uk/miscellaneous-pages/support-during-covid-19.aspx
Stay safe and be well.
Maghull Town Council.