With the outbreak of Covid-19 2020 has proved to be a tough time for all, and local Conservatives can count themselves amongst organisations that have struggled. However, like most, perseverance has shown through and the Sefton East Conservatives have done their upmost to fly the flag for the party,help out and continue their duty to the community as a whole.
Our main project has been the successful community action that has took place across Maghull, Lydiate and Aintree for the past 3 months, which we plan to continue for the foreseeable future. With both town councillors committed to volunteer with different events planned on behalf of Maghull town council throughout the year, but with the cancellation of the vast majority of these, both councillors took it upon themselves along with Young Conservative Chairman Matthew Lock and volunteers from around the community to not just litter pick, but actively improve the alleyways and parks across the Eastern parishes. Our main two projects have been the Dell and the A59 Subway.
The Dell which has virtually been abandoned for 20 years has had little attention from local councillors despite being partly owned by Sefton Council along with Maghull Health centre. By trimming back the ivy which has been killing the trees, cutting back the vegetation and widening the path, it has become a more inviting and safer place for residents to enjoy.
The A59 subway was also another grot spot with graffiti, litter and overgrown hedges. Both councillors led an effort to trim back the hedges, tidy and remove the graffiti. This effort received much praise on social media and in the local press for the improvement and the action of both town Cllr’s and the volunteers. Both Cllr’s are actively seeking permission from Sefton Council next year to continue their work by re-painting the subway. Also working alongside Maghull town Council officers in proposing that the Dell could be adopted as an official park in the future.
In Molyneux Ward (Aintree, Melling & South Maghull) local Conservatives have mowed the grassed area of Moorhey Road near the shops as well as extensive litter picking across the ward. They have also been busy delivering the latest In Touch leaflet across Aintree.
Local Conservatives have also been working with local charities and other local Councillors in providing clothes that have been sourced from an abandoned warehouse that would have otherwise been thrown away. Thousands of items of clothes for impoverished families this Christmas could be made useful once again.
Cllr’s Ken and Tom Hughes have also been attending meetings and committees on Maghull town council and have an almost perfect attendance record, making sure that council officers and the Labour administration are being held to account.
With Local elections soon upon us Maghull, Lydiate & Aintree Conservatives will be producing a leaflet for residents, giving them an update on their progress on Maghull Town Council and what they plan for the future, as both are committed to working with their constituents and doing their upmost to voice their concerns. Local Conservatives Cllr’s are prepared to work for all no matter what their political opinions, it is about working for the betterment of our communities.
With Cllr Ken Hughes standing in the Sefton MBC Elections for Park Ward, Cllr Tom Hughes standing in Sudell ward and Christine Lock in Molyneux ward,they hope to continue their work on a borough level for the betterment of the Sefton East Conservatives.