Subway cleaned up following complaints

Subway cleaned up following complaints

by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A SUBWAY in Maghull described by locals as “overgrown and unsafe” has been cleaned and given a fresh new look.

Maghull Town Council has cut back hedges, picked up litter and removed graffiti from the A59 subway.

Cllr Tom Hughes said: “For years, the A59 subway has been maintained to an inadequate state and has been virtually abandoned by Sefton Council, whether that be the overgrown hedges, graffiti, litter and how unsafe people are feeling whilst walking through it.

“As a Maghull resident for the entirety of my life it has been disappointing to see very little from Sefton Council and that local residents have had to take up the cause independently by taking matters in to their own hands by volunteering to maintain the underpass.”

Maghull Town Council is now calling on volunteers to help with other grot spots that need attention. To get in touch, contact 07845711405.

Town Cllr Ken Hughes added: “The subway has been abandoned for years and after receiving  multiple complaints from residents about the inaction from Sefton Council, myself and other volunteers felt it was our duty to keep a small but vital part of our town looking positive. There was a litter picker who attended to the underpass, but left about 18 months ago and was never replaced.

Chair Matthew Lock said: “Younger residents have expressed concern about safety too, with the hedges overgrown it was dark and dingy. Now it’s fresh and light. When the subway is scruffy it makes shops look uninviting at a time local shops need supporting more than ever.”

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