Christmas Night Out

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Christmas Night Out

Postby Bonesy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:41 am

Now where shall we go?
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Invicta » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:52 am

OPB , Googie the Duck is a must see :wink: K
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Bill fawcett » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:51 pm

David Alexander was married to Penny Page(Googie the Duck). Both on the same Bill.

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:12 pm

Sorry Keith. It looks like Christmas has been cancelled throughout most of the area.

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby filsgreen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:03 pm

Only in the poor areas where their opinion doesn't matter. It's an embarrassment by Sefton Council and reinforces where their priorities lie.
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby filsgreen » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:45 pm

I've just sent this email to Peter Dowd, regarding the state of the Xmas trees in South Sefton.

Dear Mr Dowd.

I have just spoken to your assistant by phone; he suggested that I e-mail you.

I rang your office to see if you could find out why the Christmas trees and decorations in Bootle and Litherland, are so inferior to the ones in Crosby, Formby and Southport?

The disparity is a disgrace and I'm embarrassed for South Sefton as it has been posted on Facebook for all to see. I feel the residents of Bootle, Seaforth and Litherland are being discriminated against, as the trees and decorations in the borough of Sefton, should be of the same size and quality.

Your assistant suggested that that I contact Sefton Council, as it is not part of your remit. I realised that, but feel that any complaints to Sefton Council would fall on deaf ears, as they have demonstrated their obvious disdain for the residents of South Sefton.

I realise you are a busy man, but I would appreciate any input from you on this matter. I've enclosed two photographs of the Litherland and Formby Christmas trees as an example.

Kind regards.


I hope you don't mind, Dan, I used your photos of Litherland and Formby, to illustrate the obvious favouritism.
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Dan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:21 pm

No problem Phil.
I realised, as I was posting, that the trees got better the further north you went.
The Litherland tree and crib used to be my favourite when I was a kid.
Not a clue why there should be such a disparity between the areas.

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Bonesy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:45 am

Well done Phil.
I do hope you get a justifiable response.
Phil you could have added Maghull to the list of shameful Christmas trees.
Last year Maghull didn't even get one.
This year after protests from Joe Public we have a tree back all of 10 feet high, a couple of transit vans parked up in the Maghull Square car park and you wouldn't know it was there.
Well done again Phil

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby filsgreen » Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks, Dan, Keith. :D
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:12 pm

I don`t know what happens in other areas but in Formby the decorations are paid for by donations from local companies or they were when we still owned our business, not sure about the tree, for some reason I always thought it was donated by a local company. I`m sure someone will know the answer.

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Dan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:49 pm

That's where Formby's so lucky Sheelagh.
Bootle's only got Cargill with a turnover of $109.7 billion, and Peel Ports with a pitiful £717 million.
So glad we're going to let them put a road through Rimrose Valley. If anyone deserves it Peel Ports do.
No wonder Bootle comes off so poorly, generating so little revenue for the region.

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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby filsgreen » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:05 pm

Come, come now, Dan. Cargills do erect a Christmas tree every year....sixty foot up in the air on top of a silo. :D
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Shelagh » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:24 pm

Spectacular Christmas trees of Sefton :lol:
Litherland looking good - Bootle a close second :wink:
Crosby tree looking scrawny..decorations provided by Crosby Traders Association, all help to spruce up the village :D
Not all bad news; trees this year, being planted for life, (or so I believe) good for the environment, not so good for little spectators :(
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Re: Christmas Night Out

Postby Dan » Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:07 am

So Sefton Council think Christmas trees are native species in Litherland and Bootle?
I think the council may have a disconnect with the outer parts of its authority.
Well next year I want palm trees. The year after either a baobab or perhaps a giant redwood.
The crimes that are committed in the name of environmentalism.

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