2016 Scarecrow Competition

June saw the return of the amazing scarecrows to Melling.  Once again the creations were outstanding and brought lots of pleasure to residents and passers-by.

Congratulations to the winners, and a big well done to everyone who created the fantastic scarecrows, and to St Thomas Church members for organising this wonderful festival which has become a highlight in Melling’s calendar.

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As part of the bicentenary celebrations of the Leeds Liverpool canal, this year the Canal and River Trust have launched the Every Mile Counts project.  The project hopes to encourage local groups and individuals to adopt their local stretch of canal and its milepost leaving a lasting legacy long after the end of the bicentenary celebrations.

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Maghull and District Lions Club 60's Night

Well done to the Maghull and District Lions club who have so far raised £430 for Libby Morgan, whose parents who tragically died in a house fire in Maghull earlier this year, through their 60’s charity night which featured the tallented Sophie Way as ‘Cilla’.

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LL200: A Cause For Celebration

2016 sees the 200 year anniversary of the opening of the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The Sefton East parishes of Maghull, Lydiate, Melling and Aintree Village have joined forces to organise a series of events and projects to celebrate this historic anniversary. The parishes in conjunction with Sefton MBC, local schools, the Mersey Motor Boat Club and other interested groups are planning to put on events in June for local residents. There will be ...a launch event on 5th June at the Mersey Motor Boat Club in Lydiate which will have displays telling the story of the Canal as well as art work from local schools and groups.

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'What Melling Means to Me' Christmas Card Competition 2015

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Melling Parish Council's 'What Melling Means to Me' Christmas Card Competition. This was the first year that we have run the competition in the hope that it would get people in the festive spirit as well as being a bit of community fun, and we have been delighted with the response.

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Important Information on the Future Development of Melling

Sefton Council will be running a series of public hearings around the land identified within Sefton for future development. The hearing for the land identified within Melling for possible future development will take place on Tuesday 1st December at Maghull Town Hall from 10am.   Please see below the hearing schedule and agenda.

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Christmas Hamper Nomination Reminder

Just a reminder that the closing date for the hamper nominations is 30th November.

To nominate it is very simple, just send the name of the person who you are nominating and their address (we don’t need any more details) to the Parish Clerk at Tel: 07541 382220 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and please also include you contact details.

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Melling Parish Council Christmas Event & Community Awards 2018

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Melling Parish Council Christmas Event and Community Awards 2018 Everyone Welcome! When:  Monday 26th November 2018 6:30pm to 8:00pm        Where:  The Horse and Jockey car park, Waddicar...

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Notice of Vacancy

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Upcoming Events

08 January 2019
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  ORDINARY MEETING – 7.30PM Melling Primary School  

30 January 2019
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Join a friendly group of people for a hot drink and a delicious cake or a bacon roll over good...

28 February 2019
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This fun toddler group gives children the opportunity for friendship and learning through craft,...

07 March 2019
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Melling’s new photography club, ‘Shoot’, was set up to encourage local people to look more...

18 March 2019
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The Melling Community Gospel Choir has grown over the last four years into a wonderful community of...

19 March 2019
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Melling has a strong Scouting group that has been in existence for many years and is run by...

19 March 2019
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Melling Pensioners Club Melling pensioners club is a friendly group for people who enjoy great...


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