1. Notice is given that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Councillor for the Melling Parish Council caused by the resignation of Councillor Chad Thompson.

2. A by-election will be held, if within 14 days (not counting a Saturday or Sunday, or a Bank Holiday) from the date below, ten electors for the said parish (or parish ward) give notice in writing claiming such an election to the Returning Officer.

3. The Address of the Returning Officer is :-. The Returning Officer Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council Electoral Services Bootle Town Hall Oriel Road Bootle L20 7AE

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4. If no such notice is given the Parish Council will fill the vacancy by co-option.

Dated 14/10/2018 Signed J Farrar Clerk to the Parish Council

Clerk to Melling Parish Council

Response from Melling Parish Council to an application for the change of use of a pony paddock on Spurriers Lane.

Melling Parish Council held its monthly Ordinary Meeting last night 12th June 2018.  Firstly, the Parish Council would like to thank the 200 or so members of the community for their attendance at that meeting. Unfortunately, for safety reasons the Council was only able to admit a maximum number of 100 people into the school hall.  

In order to make sure that all residents who remained outside were fully informed and able to make comments in the same way as those in the hall itself, Councillor Tony Carr, remained outside the hall to relay the process taking place during the public participation section of the meeting.  Comments from residents were then relayed back into the meeting by Councillor Carr and considered by the Parish Council in the same way as comments made by those inside the hall.

We would like to thank everyone attending the meeting for their understanding of the situation and for their patience.  In particular, we would like to thank those attending from Parishes other than Melling for kindly volunteering to give up their seats in the hall so that Melling residents were able to be admitted.

The majority of those attending the meeting wished to comment on the planning application submitted recently relating to the change of use of a pony paddock on Spurriers Lane.  We confirm that the response of the Parish Council to Sefton Council was agreed at the meeting last night and will be available on our website in due course.  We would advise anyone wishing to comment on the application to do so directly to Sefton Council.



Planning Application for the development of 149 new houses

Land East Of Waddicar Lane North Of Footpath Melling No 3, Waddicar Lane, Melling, Erection of 149 dwellings, construction of new vehicular access, flood attenuation basin, landscaping and associated works

Melling Parish Council has been notified about this proposed development and asked to provide any comments no later than 5th February 2018.

If residents would like to submit any comments to the Parish Council they should do so urgently by emailing the Parish Clerk at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It is also important that any objections are forwarded directly to Sefton Council.

You can register any objections you have by visiting Sefton Council’s website at the following link: or by emailing Sefton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . In either case you should use the reference DC/2017/02359 in all communications about this matter.


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Population 2,810 (2001 Census)
OS reference SD385002
Civil parish Melling
Metropolitan borough   Sefton
Metropolitan county Merseyside
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district L31
Dialling code 0151
Police Merseyside
Fire Merseyside
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England

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Out and About

In Melling we are blessed with some beautiful countryside surrounding us so why not take advantage and get out and about. 


Leeds to Liverpool Canal

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Rainbow Park, Rainbow Drive, Melling

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Public Footpaths

There are a number of sign-posted public footpaths in and around Melling so why not take a wonder and see what you will discover. 

We kindly ask that you stay to the marked footpaths to avoid trespassing on private land.


We hope that you enjoy getting out and about around Melling.  We kindly ask that you keep the environment as nice as possible for other people to enjoy and clean up after yourselves and your pets.

Surrounding Areas

Aintree (1.6 miles) Maghull  (2.9 miles)

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Kirby (3.1 miles)


Ormskirk (7.9 miles)

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Liverpool (7.9 miles)

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Southport (14.8 miles)

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