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Abandoned alleyway is spruced up!

Abandoned alleyway is spruced up!

by Tom Martin (July 2021)

VOLUNTEERS and town councillors have given a ‘grot spot’ alleyway a much-needed tidy up.

The alleyway on Mersey Avenue, which has suffered due to overgrown weeds and litter for years, has been returned to its former glory thanks to the hard work of Maghull and Lydiate action group volunteer Matthew Lock as well as town councillors Tom Hughes and Ken Hughes.

Maghull and Lydiate action group volunteer Matthew Lock said: “It is so good to see such as dedicated effort in fixing problems around our town such as this.

“I spoke to a number of people passing who remarked at how clean it looked and can’t to see wait to see what other projects we have in-mind.”

Cllr Tom Hughes said: “This alleyway has been virtually abandoned for years and it wonderful to take part, then after to see it in a cleaner and brighter state.

“I hope that local residents will be able to utilise it more effective in the future.

“Speaking to residents some remarked that anti-social behaviour was an issue and if the alleyway was brighter, it may deter this behaviour.”

Cllr Ken Hughes added: “After being contacted by a number of residents who have seen our recent local projects, they complained that it was looking dark and dingy, we took hands on action immediately.

“This alleyway provides a vital connection to Deyes Lane and needs to well-kept.”

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