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MP backs plans for
supermarket delivering 75 new jobs
Central MP Bill Esterson welcomed the announcement of 75 new
jobs and said he was encouraged by plans put forward by
supermarket chain Aldi for a new store at the old Motor Range
site in Maghull. Mr Esterson met Emma Wilson and Bryn
Richards from Aldi to discuss their plans and to hear how the
company was working with residents and highways engineers to
mitigate the impact of the development on Northway. Bill
Esterson MP said:- "There are 75 new jobs, which are all
either full time or part time on guaranteed hours, which is good
news for my constituents in East Sefton."
The MP was told that disruption to people living nearby would be
minimised by having routine deliveries just once a day and
unloading directly into the store. The new store will
reduce its use of electricity by using the energy from the
chiller units to heat the store and by having energy-efficient
foundations and ceilings. The car park will include
charging points for electric cars with the ability to install
extra charging points. The Aldi team say the company recycles
packaging and they will implement a traffic light system to
limit numbers in store due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
Road access to the store will be traffic light controlled and
the new junction between Northway and Liverpool Road South has
been designed so that the Aldi lights will be in sequence with
the existing traffic lights. Mr Esterson added:- "Aldi
have done a good job reassuring many of the neighbours and have
agreed to retain the existing trees and to install additional
fencing to minimise noise and disruption. The way Aldi have
approached the project is a good example of responsible business
and I hope that other businesses will follow their lead in
planning new developments nearby. My constituents stand to
benefit from the additional shopping facilities and from the
jobs being created and this is good news for East Sefton. Thank
you to Emma and Bryn for sharing the plans with me."
Bryn Richards, Property Director for Aldi, said:- "We were
delighted to meet with Mr Esterson this week to discuss the
proposals for our new store in Maghull. Many loyal customers
over the years have asked us to bring a community store to
Maghull, and we are excited to be another step closer to
achieving this, as well as providing 75 much needed jobs for
local people and regenerating a brownfield site."
Residents can comment on the planning application which has now
been lodged with Sefton Council by emailing:-
quoting the reference DC/2020/01437.
Bankrate Statement on the
looming crisis for landlords and renters
Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has written to the
Prime Minister in opposition to the Government’s decision to
extend its ban on tenant evictions until 20 September 2020. The
letter warns of a looming crisis in the private rented sector as
landlords will be forced to seek money claims against renters
building arrears. Commenting on the report, Nisha Vaidya,
Mortgage Expert at
Bankrate UK, said:- "The
challenges in the private rented sector are only going to
increase as the pandemic continues to put a strain on the
economy. As the NRLA points out, most landlords are private
individuals renting out 1 or 2 properties, rather than wealthy
property tycoons. By being unable to claim their rental income,
these individuals are facing real financial hardship too. In the
current situation, landlords may have to consider remortgage
deals, or may even end up selling their properties altogether.
Meanwhile, renters in arrears could find that their credit
scores plummet, which may prevent them from ever getting on the
property ladder themselves. We urgently need a long term
solution that can provide financial support to both landlords
and renters until life returns to some sort of normality."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
total number of
UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been
laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,715
cases and the total number now stand at 334,467, that
includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are
not included in the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 1 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,499.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
764. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 60. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 109.
In England, there are a total of 288,989 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 53,111 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 2,864 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 738 confirmed cases.
► Knowsley, 1,080 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 1,687 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 1,284 confirmed cases
► Wirral, 2,203 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within
Local Authorities around the Liverpool City
Region are as follows:-
► Blackburn with Darwen,
1,838 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,104 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 2,357 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 1,590 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 2,384 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 2,142 confirmed
► Lancashire, 8,203 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 4,284 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 2,907 confirmed cases.
► Preston, 1,444 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 2,261 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 1,814 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,978 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,929 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,692 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,417 confirmed cases
► Wigan, 2,322 confirmed cases.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
► Parts of Pendle
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Daily and cumulative
numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are
not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are
not comparable as Wales include suspected COVID-19 patients
while the other nations include only confirmed cases.
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