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Subway revamped thanks to community and help of volunteers 

Subway revamped thanks to community and help of volunteers 

by Henry James (December 2020)

THANKS to an initiative from Maghull Town councillors Thomas and Ken Hughes a grot spot is undergoing much needed maintenance. 

Work has begun to refurbish the subway in Maghull that has been frequently complained about and called an “accident waiting to happen” by its users.  

After a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the project work by volunteers led by Cllr Hughes has begun. The team of volunteers have cut hedges, removed graffiti & mud off the walls and floor, cleaned the lights and prepared the walls to be painted. 

Making it much brighter, less slippery and an all-round more inviting area 

Christine Lock said: “Before the work was carried out many people were apprehensive to walk through the subway as the lighting was poor, hedges overgrown and floor was slippery but now it is bright and clean, such a great job by councillor Hughes & the volunteers. long overdue!” 

Cllr Tom Hughes said: “As Town Cllr’s it is our duty to try and make Maghull a more inviting and pleasant place to live and visit. We are delighted with the support from local residents and will continue by giving one of the main focal points of the town some much needed TLC.” 

Cllr Ken Hughes said: “If we want to support our local shops, such as the new independent businesses by the subway through tough times, we must get people into them, and the first stage of that is to make the surrounding area inviting. This is what we aim to do across all of Maghull!” 

Maghull’s Mayor was so impressed with the work he visited to thank the team and have a tour of the work that had been done. 

Anybody who wishes to get involved by donating or volunteering can call Matthew on 07535 961313.

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