Many thanks to Barbara Foy (Home Bargains Manager) for her lovely unexpected contribution of 112 bulbs today (see photo) that we will put together with the 1000 bulbs we intend to plant, along with trees, hedges and wood chippings in stage one of the project, in National tree week November/December. The cash donations over the last week, from customers has amounted to Morrisons (£7) and Home Bargains (£14) totalling £21 from our five home-made collection containers. Once again many thanks for everyone’s continued generous support. Permission and support from the landowners (London and Cambridge Properties) has now been confirmed. Maghull Town Council has kindly agreed to support the material cost of the sculpture and are exploring insurance options. Plans to create the community group – Friends of Maghull and District are moving forward, we have established trustees and members, a constitution and objectives, and established a bank account with Sefton Credit Union. The first stage of the project is planned to start in the National tree week at the end of November or beginning of December. At this stage it will involve Ashworth Hospital gardeners rotovating two areas of land either side of Stafford Moreton Way, planting - 1000 bulbs, 11 trees, and 28m of blackthorn hedge. The chairman of MADCOS (representative of all the local schools) has been approached to elicit the support of local schoolchildren, who will potentially be guided and educated by trained Mersey Forest staff utilising key stage educational resources. Today we started liaising again with Mersey Forest regarding their free tree donations and educational support for children. Finally, in preparation for a tidy up before the project starts, Sefton council has been approached to remove vegetation in the road gullies, and to explore the possibility of painting the litter bin with wildflowers.