Although we have finished our online funding and are still waiting for the pledges to be processed, we are still collecting cash donations over the last week, from customers which has amounted to Morrisons (£4) and Home Bargains (£17) totalling £21 from our five home-made collection containers. Once again, many thanks for everyone’s continued brilliant support, it really all helps. Since last week’s fantastic community planting day we have been undertaking some tidying up including edging borders, spreading tons of wood chippings (as weed suppressant), local litter picking. In preparation for stage 2/2 in April we visited the Castle Foundry in Liverpool to discuss plans to construct and install our planned recycling rhinoceros sculpture, including a site visit in the New Year. In a separate capacity as part of WW1 Statue Steering Group, we were also able to view stage 2 of 3 involving an amazing computer laser cut backdrop to the WW1 statue at Maghull North train station, which is planned to be installed in the New Year. I also had the opportunity to discuss another initiative involving the construction of a plinth in Maghull Square to install an annual exhibit, on similar lines to the initiative at St Nicholas’s church near the Strand. As previously mentioned, we are hoping to have the tired looking litter bin on Stafford Moreton Way temporarily removed and painted in wild flower art as part of the overall project. Now, Sefton Council Recycling Department has kindly agreed to support the idea by removing and delivering two local bins. In addition, we are delighted to confirm that Maricourt High School Art Department will undertake the wildflower painting, and Maghull High School Art Department will paint the other bin themed around ‘saving the planet’. It should make the area much more interesting and will provide a lovely opportunity for the children’s work to be recognised and celebrated by the community.