Maghull Garden Festival

Maghull Town Council is hosting a garden competition to celebrate the beautiful gardens in the town. There are a range of categories and anyone is welcome to enter. Prizes will be awarded for category winners so get growing and good luck!

Please use the link  to find out more and to apply click  on entry form.


Land East of Maghull Planning Appeal Decision


Maghull Town Council has been vindicated in its actions following the decision made by the Planning Inspector in relation to the proposed development of land for housing to the east of Maghull. Representing local residents concerns at planning hearings has resulted in the development being approved but developers having to abide by strict conditions contained within the planning inspector’s decision.

The key findings of the Planning Inspectors decision mean that :-

  • No HGV traffic will be allowed to travel through residential areas of the town to the site
  • Detailed management and maintenance plan for long term flood mitigation has to be provided
  • Consideration to nature conservation and the local environment is made explicit

For the full report please use the following link.




February Coronavirus testing facilities in Sefton

February coronavirus testing facilities across Sefton for those with symptoms

One again in February, drive-through Mobile Testing Units will be available across the Borough. These sites are for those with symptoms – a new persistent cough, a high temperature or a loss of sense of taste or smell – and can be booked by calling 119 or visiting the NHS Coronavirus webpage

For dates and locations, please visit the dedicated news item in the My Sefton website.

In addition, local walk-through test centres are open every day from 8am to 8pm, providing easy access to COVID-19 tests for people who do not have access to a car and for those who have symptoms and should not travel by public transport.

The four local test centres are located at:

  • Bootle Town Hall, L20 7AA
  • Crosby Library Car Park, Haigh Road, L22 OLQ
  • Netherton Activity Centre, Glovers Land, L30 3TL
  • Southport Town Hall, PR8 1DA

Those with symptoms seeking tests, need to book ahead of going to either the walk-through or drive-through sites. It’s quick and easy to book by calling 119 or going online at the NHS Coronavirus webpage.

Free Under 16s football league

A free 5 a side football league competition supported by Maghull Town Council is starting at Active Soccer Sefton Lane for Under 16s. Participants must live in Maghull or attend a local school. The league will run for 10 weeks into December. Details of how to enter a team are on the attached leaflet. Active Soccer will be ensuring all Covid19 regulations are observed as games are played on their outside pitches.

Councillors visit new mental health facility

Visit to Rowan View

World-Class Medium Secure Psychiatric Facility Opening in Maghull.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust’s new £53 million state-of-the-art Rowan View
Medium Secure Unit was handed over by the builders Kier Construction to Mersey

Care in August and is preparing to accept its first service users in November 2020. It
will replace the soon to be decommissioned Scott Clinic Medium Secure Unit at
The new Rowan View Unit is situated near to Ashworth High Secure Hospital (228
Patients and approximately 1700 staff) and the proposed £33 million low secure
learning disabilities unit (40 bed), in the site collectively known as Maghull Health
Park, representing Maghull’s largest employer.
Rowan View comprises of 123 beds over eight wards (approximately 300-400 staff):
Female Learning Disability (Delamere Ward); Male Learning Disability (Astley and
Birkdale Wards); Female Mental Illness (Eden); Male Mental Illness (Thornton,

Rivington, Vale and Marbury Wards).
The unit provides:
 An environment that will promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
 A social hub incorporating a café, therapy rooms, multi faith room, sports hall,
gymnasium, music rooms, skills for life room, IT suite, bank and a physical health

 Use of therapeutic technology for the benefit of patients and staff including virtual
reality and avatar therapy
 Art and design created by expert designers working closely with service users to
enhance the site, its reception and corridors and its therapeutic spaces
 Flower gardens and green spaces
 Built to excellent environmental standards.
Following an invitation from Mersey Care to Maghull Town Council, Cllr Ross
Ferguson and Cllr Dr Frank Sharp, (retirees from Ashworth Hospital) had the
privilege of the visiting the new unit and were both astounded by the world leading
quality of this secure therapeutic environment.
Cllr Ross Ferguson stated that “I can honestly say that I was overwhelmingly
impressed with the building, its design, the build quality, the facilities provided for
both Service Users and Staff and the thoughtful and innovative use of cutting-edge
technology. In my opinion, Mersey Care NHS Trust has created the UK’s Flagship
MSU with Rowan View”.
Cllr Frank Sharp added, “The incredible attention to detail that Rowan View has
adhered to has created an environment that sets a worldwide benchmark. We feel
sure that with a balance of appropriately skilled staff across all disciplines that
Rowan View will be considered a ‘centre of excellence’ for the challenging needs of
its service users. During our visit Maghull Town Council and Mersey Care expressed
a mutual desire to maintain a continued supportive dialogue to develop strong and
meaningful community links and understanding going forward.