A POPULAR Beatles mural in Litherland will be repainted after it was removed by the council due to essential building work.
As part of maintenance work on the gable end of a property on Croxteth Avenue, the artwork had to be taken down by the council on Tuesday, September 22.
The local authority has been engaged in detailed conversations with the building’s owner and artist Paul Curtis to ensure it can be reinstated.
Once the works have been completed, the mural will be recreated as close to the original design as possible.
Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s cabinet member for communities and housing, said: “The repairs needed to the building are considerably more than just ‘fixing a hole’ and there was simply no other way to do this without damaging the mural.
“I am extremely proud of our hardworking neighbourhoods teams who have worked diligently with all sides to get this complex project off the ground and, most importantly, found a way to protect this incredible asset to the community in Litherland.
“We don’t envisage needing to do these works again. This is a project that will give both the building and the mural much needed longevity and ensures that it will be in place for generations to come.
“I would like to thank the building’s owner, the Liverpool Mural Project and Paul Curtis for their support.”
The original mural was completed over five days in May 2008 as part of the European Capital of Culture celebrations to mark Litherland’s connections with the Fab Four.
The Beatles performed at Litherland Town Hall and under a previous name The Silver Beetles at The Lathom.